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Project Manager AIM Health Plus Project

Job Description

Position: Project Manager AIM Health Plus Project

Report to: Program Manager

Location: Busia District

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The AIM Health Plus Programme is a 5-year infant and maternal health programme, funded by Irish Aid. It is being implemented in 8 World Vision areas of operation in Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritania and Sierra Leone from January 2017 – December 2021. The overall goal of the programme is to reduce neonatal and infant mortality rates by 20% and maternal mortality ratios by 15% in each programme area. This will be achieved through the promotion of illness prevention, health promotion and health care seeking behaviour at household and community levels, while also supporting Ministry of Health and local civil society to identify and address gaps in maternal and child health service provision. Digital health technology will also be embedded in this programme, in line with Ministry of Health policy, to accelerate and amplify maternal and child health outcomes.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

World vision Uganda in collaboration with World vision Ireland will implement phase 2 of Access to Infant Maternal and Child Health (AIM Health Plus) project in Busia District, funded by Irish Aid, with close supervision of the Project Manager to:

  • Provide leadership in all aspects of strategic planning and follow through the implementation of agreed upon MNCHN strategies and maximum integration of synergies as project is implemented.

  • Ensure the quality of the project implementation is in line with Uganda’s Ministry of health(MOH) and WV Ireland Policies

Major Responsibilities:

Project management and Coordination

  • Identify and build strategic networks with other actors to support the district in implementation of AIM health strategies including Goal oriented ANC, Malaria, Diarrhea, Nutrition programing, community systems strengthening, VHT functionality and health advocacy.

  • Initiate and work with line WV staff and district partners to technically interpret the MNCH&N technical approaches included in the Access to Infant and Maternal Health (AIM Health Plus) proposal to facilitate implementation of key activities in the project work plan.

  • Work with the MNCH and Nutrition Specialists to define areas of MNCH& N and facilitate their integration in the Maternal New born Child health and Nutrition programming in the project district.

Project monitoring and evaluation

  • Working with districts, conducts support supervision in the AIM health district and provide technical assistance to ADPs implementing MNCHN activities.

  • Ensure World Vision’s institutional learning and experiences in MNCHN activities feed into AIM Health program development.

  • Conduct regular field monitoring visits every month together with Project Officers

  • Prepare weekly & monthly work plans

Finance management

  • Manage project finances and assets in line with WV policy

  • Budget management and control

  • Support Partners and Sub Grantees to adhere to WV finance and Asset Management policies.

Performance management and supervision

  • Assess staff capacity and ensure the building of staff capacity to deliver for Project goals.

  • Manage the performance and discipline of the team by providing coaching and mentoring to high performing and effective individuals and teams

  • Manage wellbeing of staff to ensure a motivated team to deliver on the Project goals (e.g leave, contracts and wellness of staff)

Project development

  • Provide technical guidance and monitor implementation of MNCHN activities including but not limited to: Information Education and Communication/Behavior Change Communications, Community mobilization and interventions targeting VHT.

  • Support the field teams to constantly understand and articulate project MNCH strategies to beneficiaries and partners, namely, communities, CBO’s, NGO’s civil society and district officials

Networking and collaboration

  • Identify and build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with actors to support district in planning and implementation of AIM health strategies

  • Effectively engage and Network with District and Sub county health Authorities and local government structures and any other agencies to promote ownership and Sustainability of Interventions

Documentation and reporting

  • Prepare narrative Monthly, quarterly & Annual report for submission to the WV and the donor

  • Conduct quality checks of all the monitoring/data collection forms, filling and entry into specific AIM health database.

  • Document lessons learned, promising practices and case studies from the AIM health Plus project

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Human Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Public health or any related discipline.

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health is an added advantage

  • 5 years practical experience in Public health including Nutrition and/or HIV/AIDS programming with a reputable organization, At least 3 of which must have been involved in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Experience in working with the Ministry of Health Good budget management skills