Position: Project Coordinator – MNCH Project
Report to: Program Manager
Location: Hoima District
Purpose of the position:
World Vision Uganda, will implement an MNCH project in Hoima district. With close supervision and leadership of the Programme Manager, the Project Coordinator will implement all project activities in the designated sub-counties/ areas and ensure the quality of the project in line with Ministry of Health(MoH) and Donor related policies .
Identify and build strategic networks with other actors to support the districts in implementation of MNCH strategies including: Goal oriented ANC, HIV/AIDS, EmNOC, ICCM (Integrated Community Case management) for Pneumonia, Diarrhea and Malaria and nutrition programming, community systems strengthening including VHT functionality and health advocacy
Provide guidance to the development of project designs and annual operational plans of the MNCH project including timed and targeted Counseling (ttC), mHealth platform at the Village level, Essential Maternal and newborn Care (EmNOC), contribute to the 100 days through the Growth Monitoring Promotion (GMP) and provide technical advice to other MNCH projects.
Work in cooperation with the Ministry of Health to improve government interventions in the area of MNCH, providing evidence using the internationally recognized models such as LQAS for community based outcomes and quality improvement approaches including mentoring and coaching of service providers, LiST and qualitative methodologies.
Representation and advocacy for World Vision (WV) and other MNCH programming at national level forums using evidence based frameworks including operations research in the area of systems strengthening and the contribution of VHTs to MNCH.
Work with WV staff and district partners to technically interpret the MNCH technical approaches in the proposal and facilitate implementation of key activities, including promoting access through the integrated community outreaches approach, Health centre functionality, Positive Deviance Hearth, The Child Days Plus, the Baby Friendly Health Facility Initiatives (BFHI), Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive, cPMTCT and Signal functions for EmNOC for Uganda.
Guide and provide technical support to Community Development Facilitators.
Coordinate project activity implementation.
Strengthen capacity of implementing partners at village, sub county and district level
Project monitoring and evaluation
Support effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with agreed standards
Ensure full participation of beneficiary communities in design, monitoring and evaluation by attending community mobilizations, meetings and community trainings.
Ensure proper management of financial resources and assets in line with WV policies and donor requirements
Support partners and sub grantees to adhere to WV finance and asset management policies
Performance management and supervision
Work with the procurement officer and engineer to ensure appropriate MNCH materials are purchased and construction process of infrastructure under the project are adhered to the contract agreement
Compile required relevant documents ensuring quality implementation of MNCH in line with the standards addressing the particular response
Networking and collaboration
Engage with the District and Sub County Health authorities and support the Program Manager in managing relations with government structures and civil society coalitions
Effectively network with local government structure and any other agencies undertaking activities in the target community and ensure that such activities are well integrated with World Vision and community activities to promote sustainability and ownership of interventions in planning and implementation.
Identify areas for lobbying and advocacy and work with the Health Advisor to develop action plans/initiatives to address the same.
Documentation and reporting
Compile field visit and data validation reports and identify opportunities for improvement and present monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports in line with WV standards to the Program Manager.
Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Project Manager
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
This is a technical Project Management position that requires a person with prior leadership experience in the area of maternal newborn & child health and Nutrition and HIV models and proven ability in advocacy management and leadership.
In addition, the following knowledge, skills and abilities are required:
Bachelors Degree in Nursing, Nutrition, public Health and / or health related discipline.
A Masters Degree in Public Health is an added advantage
A minimum of 5 years experience in managing similar related projects programs or projects
High level of understanding the MNCH, Nutrition and HIV
Must have strong organizational skills and ability to work with diverse teams across the organization
Excellent skills required in program design, reporting, documentation, monitoring and evaluation
Experience in working communities with good knowledge of public health system and structures
Must be creative individual with strong sense of vision, commitment and priorities
Must have strong organizational skills and an ability to work with diverse teams across considerable distances Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and strong interpersonal skills
Must be able to travel 30% of the time