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Project Officer Aim Health Plus Project

Job Description

Position: Project Officer

Report to: Project Manager AIM Health Plus

Location: Busia District

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Purpose of the position:

You will be required to apply technical skills in the use a set of MNCHN tools and techniques that assist people, no matter what their abilities are, to be able to explore and express their aspirations and preferences. The scope of this role covers from facilitation through to the achievement of sustainable MNCHN outcomes. The role requires working with people from a range of backgrounds and in a variety of community settings, including a person’s home or neighbourhood, VHTs, Health facilities and local CBOs.

To coordinate all project activities at a district level and monitoring progress towards achievement of targets.

To support the Team on all aspects of Newborn Care, Goal Oriented ANC, Post Natal Care aspects, EmNOC its Signal Functions and community based MNCH

To critically enrich the project team with the social dynamics of communities in regard to MNCH, working with VHTs, small groups like the Parent support Groups and community engagements.

To enhance the team with the Nutrition aspects of the 1000 days, focusing on the community Nutrition intervention and community management of acute malnutrition, kitchen gardening and Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) for systems

Main role and responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Take the lead in the roll out of the MNCHN projects in the Project site by ensuring that the projects are using the most appropriate innovative and cost effective technologies.

  • Provide necessary technical guidance to system’s partners during the course of the project

  • Manage, and supervise all core interventions at the lower level with in the DIP

  • Ensure that all MNCHN and other related deliverables are achieved according to the detailed implementation plan.

Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation

  • Works with the Project Manager in the preparation of quality project reports are submitted on time to support offices and donors.

  • Work with health staff and program development team in the roll out of baseline surveys and evaluation of the project, on the required basis

  • Oversee the rollout of the MNCHN data collection process at the community and health facility level

Reporting and Accountability

  • Maintains records of activity implementation as approved by the PM in a developed ToR

  • Produces monthly report that shows what has been active and done in the project area

  • Manages allocated monies and organization resources (such as phones, cameras, bus cards) as per agreed practices

  • Prepares for and participates in evaluation projects when required

  • Participates in meetings and contribute to organization development

Partnership Development

  • Liaise with development agencies and partners on collaborative work related to MNCH and other initiatives to position World Vision as a strategic partner in mhealth landscape

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must have a University Degree in Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science and Technology or a health related degree.

  • Working experience of 2 years in working in the area of Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition and health care at any level of implementation

  • Experience in working communities with good knowledge of public health system and structures

  • Understanding the social determinants of health and community dynamics.

  • Knowledge of community based MNCH integrated services

  • Knowledge of MNCH methodologies and other related approaches

  • Strong interpersonal communication and counseling skills.