Position: CDF/Health Officer - MNCH
Report to: Project Coordinator
Location: Mbale-Butaleja Cluster
Purpose of the position:
Contribute to achieving WVU’s child wellbeing targets in designated clusters through planning, monitoring and implementing the MNCH programme in line with applicable technical approaches and WVU national strategy.
Technical support and training
Identify local level capacity needs and support capacity building activities for WVU staff and partners to improve the quality of Health
Support project implementation of models through monitoring
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
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.
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.
Ensure identification of research areas, conduct research and document learnings
Actively participate in project monitoring processes
Support processes of project assessments
Track and manage budgets allocated for the projects across assigned Area Programs
Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality reports
Participant in Project management meetings and reflection forums
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 3 years practical experience in Public health programming including MNCH with a reputable organization,
At least two of which must have been involved in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Motivation and commitment to community work
Good coordination and highly tuned communication skills
Flexibility, diplomacy and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
Innovative and creative
Willing to spend regular periods away from home while working in the field
Previous experience as a community worker desirable
You must be able to ride a Motor Cycle with a clean riders permit-class A