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Health Technical Program Officer


Title: Health Technical Program Officer

Location: Tororo District

Reporting to: Associate Director Health

Purpose of the position:

Contribute to achieving WVU’s child wellbeing targets in designated clusters through planning, monitoring and implementing the health and nutrition program in line with applicable technical approaches and WVU national strategy.

Major 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 ensuring sufficient funds allocated to particular activities in annual plans

  • 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.

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

Technical support and training

  • Identify local level capacity needs and support capacity building activities for WVU staff and partners to improve the quality of education

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

  • Support cluster /ADP teams with Break down structures for difference models

  • 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, Documentation and Evidence building

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

  • Responsible for capturing child well being 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.

Quality Implementation

  • Track and manage budgets allocated for the projects across assigned APs

  • Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports

  • Participant in Cluster management meetings and reflection forums

Support implementation of grants and PNs in area of operation

Resource Acquisition

  • Identify and initiate viable funding proposals for resource acquisition to support health program 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 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