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Health Technical Program Officer - Oyam/Kole Cluster


Position: Health Technical Program Officer - Oyam/Kole Cluster

Report to: Regional Program Manager

Location: Kole District

Purpose of the position:

Contribute to achieving WVU’s child wellbeing targets in designated cluster through planning, monitoring and implementing Agriculture and food security programme in line with applicable technical approaches and WVU national strategy.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project planning and implementation

  • Ensure that the cluster designs are in line with the Health national office strategy

  • Ensure that Cluster Health project activities are integrated with other sectors and with the District development plan

  • Supervise and monitor ongoing activities under the Cluster health projects

  • Ensure quality in the roll out of the health project models

  • Coordinate Cluster health projects being implemented by partners and technical resource persons.

  • Initiate and participate in health district Advocacy initiatives

  • Liaise with the National office health technical specialists for quality implementation of health projects.

  • Ensure cross cutting themes are mainstreamed in health projects.

  • Ensure Health projects integrate and address child protection

  • Work with CSDO to ensure Registered Children and their households are participating and benefiting from health programme interventions.

Capacity building and training

  • Participate in development /adaption of training curriculum/manuals for implementation in the program area

  • Mobilization of and conducting trainings to build capacities on health models

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to district and community health technical personnel to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with community linkages.

  • Identify technical experts to train district and community groups

  • Liaise with the National Office technical specialists on staff capacity building in health programming

Partnership and networking

  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the District level.

  • Participate and represent WVU in key donor engagements and technical working forums at district, region and National level when applicable

  • Point of contact for consultation on issues to do with Cluster health programming.

  • Work closely with District initiatives through the District Health Office

Research, M&E and Documentation

  • Effectively document all information related to project successes, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms.

  • Responsible for capturing child wellbeing indicators related to health projects in the cluster

  • Ensure identification of research areas, conduct research and document learnings

  • Spear head the Cluster health in output & outcome monitoring processes

  • Support processes of project baselines and evaluation of health projects and interventions.

Project management and coordination

  • Track and manage budgets allocated for the project

  • Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports

Resource Acquisition

  • Identify and initiate viable funding proposals for resource acquisition to support health programme interventions.

  • Participate in resource mobilization through concept papers/proposal writing for fund raising and market them with support offices and other donors

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Public health, Nutrition & Human Medicine

  • 5 years practical experience in Public health programming including HIV/AIDS with a reputable organization, At least three of which must have been involved in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Good Training facilitation and coordination skills

  • Experience in development of Proposals/concept papers development for fund raising

  • Excellent Research, monitoring and evaluation skills

  • Experience in conducting Needs assessment and report writing

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Highly motivated to achieve quality results and service

  • Demonstrated accountability and integrity

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • A good team player

  • Ability to work with communities

  • Willingness to stay upcountry