Health and Nutrition Specialist

12281-15N17028
Kampala
31-Dec-18
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.

Position: Health and Nutrition Specialist

Report to: Health and Nutrition Technical Lead

Location: Kampala – National Office

Purpose of the position:

The Health and Nutrition Specialist will support the Health & Nutrition Technical Lead to provide overall strategic leadership in the Health & Nutrition sector, guiding relevant programming in both development and refugee contexts across Uganda.

The jobholder will contribute to World Vision’s role as a thought leader, and support continuous improvement in Health & Nutrition programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Health and Nutrition programming

Ongoing enhancement of World Vision’s Health & Nutrition programming at strategy, programme and project design levels for greater impact on child well-being. This shall include:

  • Support ongoing design processes related to all Healthy & Nutrition programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review processes.

  • Monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.

  • Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.

Support effective implementation of Health & Nutrition programmes and projects through:

  • Technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.

  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required.

Networking and Collaboration

Support engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource development. This shall include, together with the Health & Nutrition Technical Lead:

  • Represent WVU in key inter-agency fora

  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts

  • Engage with donor agencies and other stakeholders, from time to time, as required.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through technical input to grant proposals.

Health sector National level advocacy

Support national level advocacy efforts:

  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for policy change with national-level government stakeholders.

  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Education: Degree in medicine, nutrition, public health or health economics (post-graduate degree is preferred).

  • Technical skills: Academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at least two of the following areas, MNCH, HIV/Aids, nutrition, communicable diseases (including malaria and water-borne diseases). Good understanding of WASH programming is an advantage.

  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ experience in field-based programme management roles in Health/Nutrition or HIV/Aids sector.

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.

  • Track record of success in grant fundraising, including donor relations and proposal writing.

  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.

  • Capacity/potential in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination.

  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.

  • Good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to programme design.

  • Proven facilitation skills.

  • Team player.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time, plus occasional international travel.