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Community Development Assistant- Health and Nutrition


Position: Community Development Assistant- Health and Nutrition

Reports to: Child sponsorship and Development Facilitator (CSDF)

Location: World Vision areas of operation.

Purpose of the position:

To implement field level programmatic activities and sponsorship performance in line with targets and partnership standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing

Major Responsibilities:

Project implementation and reporting

  • Participate in planning and budgeting, preparation of work plans, implementation of planned health activities and monitoring/ reporting of progress.

  • Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level engagements

  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora

  • Identify local level partners, support and facilitate the partners in the implementation of planned activities

  • Facilitate stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities

  • Communicate and work with local health facilities and Community Health Workers to improve health and nutrition issues identified in the communities at least once a quarter

  • Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories.

Community engagement and advocacy

  • Innovatively support communities including Registered Children’s (RC) households to participate and benefit from the health program development

  • Mobilize and sensitize community (RC guardians, community leaders and other community members) on health programs and issues and facilitate participation in the management of various community health and nutrition projects

  • Together with the community sponsorship and development Assistant, train the children committees in the respective parishes in advocating for their wellbeing.

  • Support and facilitate the children committees to plan for and hold meetings at all levels (School, parish and sub county) on a regular basis and document findings

  • Build the capacity of children, families and community to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.

  • Follow-up on commitments by leaders on improvement of the wellbeing of children.

  • Mobilize communities to participate in annual children care and protection days – such as the Day of African child.

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Monitoring the health status of RCs in accordance to the minimum programming standard (once every 90 days).

  • Support development and implement integrated monitoring plan in assigned area with ADP stakeholders

  • Analyze and follow up management of RCs with health challenges

  • Compile monitoring reports for management action

  • Hold monthly / quarterly meetings with Child Monitors and guardians/parents and child protection committees to address findings from monitoring.

  • Work with CSDF to identify, train monitors and partners on health related matters.

  • Provide information on support and benefit of RCs to the CSDF to enable entry in RC database

Child Protection and Wellbeing

  • Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.

  • Work with local leaders to protect children from child violations and abuses

  • Sensitize children including RCs, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.

Required skills and experience

  • Minimum of a diploma or degree in nursing, nutrition, clinical medicine, public health, community health and related fields.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in community work and engagement with programming sectors (health, education, WASH)

  • Computer literate

  • Writing and reporting skills

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)

  • Passion for children.

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.