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Project Officer 1 Health - Kimu Area Programme

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

Position: Project Officer 1 Health - Kimu Area Programme

Report to: Child Sponsorship and Development Facilitator

Location: Kiboga District

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.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

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

  • Routinely identify local level health partners, support and facilitate them 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.

  • Build the capacity of children, families and community to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.

  • Follow-up on commitments by local leaders on improvement of the health environment and general wellbeing of children.

  • Mobilize communities to participate in the relevant child health days and celebrations such as the world breast feeding week.

  • Participate/represent world Vision Uganda in the health sector review meetings both at facility and district level

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 and participate in updating of the databases of the different health models

  • 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 STEP

  • Support the health facility teams to review and analyze their data for impact and relevant feedback to the community teams

  • Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories

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.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical 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)

  • Computer literate

  • 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.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Computer literacy

  • Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required