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
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)
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.