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Project Coordinator-MNCH Project

Job Description

Title: Project Coordinator-MNCH

Location: Western Region

Reporting to: Program Manager

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 .

Major Responsibilities:

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Project coordination

  • 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.

Finance management

  • 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

Project development

  • 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.

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:

  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing, Nutrition, public Health and / or health related discipline.

  • A Master Degree in Public Health is an added advantage

  • A minimum 4 years of experience in managing similar related programs or projects

  • High level of understanding of the MNCH, Nutrition and HIV programming

  • 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

  • Demonstrated commitment to World Visions mission statement and Core Values

  • Must be able to travel 30% of the time