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CDF/Health Officer - MNCH


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.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

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

Quality Implementation

  • 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

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 Bachelors 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