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Development Facilitator - MNCH

Job Description

DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR – MATERNAL NEWBORN CHILD HEALTH

LOCATION: KATETE/KAWAZA

PURPOSE

To facilitate community engagement, community changes, build and maintain local partnerships, build community and partner organization capacity, and strengthen community-led initiatives/innovations to improve and sustain well-being of children and families.

To implement, monitor and report technical program interventions at Area Program level for improved maternal newborn & child health standards.

Program Development and Implementation

  • Facilitate the planning and implementation of maternal, newborn & child health (MNCH) technical programme activities using recommended models, techniques, standards and tools to achieve output targets within scope, time, and budget

  • Communicate World Vision’s identity, mission, vision, values, policies and our approaches to facilitate development processes and to realize well-being of the children in the communities.

  • Facilitate the interpretation and distribution of MNCH context appropriate technical program Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials for effective implementation.

  • Work with other technical program staff at Area Programme to implement MNCH technical programs activities for improved integrated implementation for impact and scale.

  • Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community MNCH issues and opportunities in the technical programme area for improved implementation.

  • Work closely with the community and district partners such as the church to mobilize community for local partnership and ownership, participation in implementation of MNCH activities to achieve sustainability of technical programme interventions.

  • Participate in the district development of MNCH plans with line ministries to ensure WVZL technical nutrition programmes are mainstreamed and aligned.

Local Partnering and Networking

  • Collaborate with local level stakeholders involved in MNCH technical program for effective programme implementation and sustainability.

  • Represent WVZL in various key meetings at district level including Technical Working Group (TWG) for alignment of national and local priorities.

  • Facilitate and support local level technical program related advocacy in MNCH for better service provision/delivery.

Capacity Building

  • Facilitate building capacity of CDW’s and Volunteers on the Technical Programmes for effective roll out and activity implementation for MNCH.

  • Facilitate training in MNCH for community partners and other relevant stakeholders to ensure technical programme activities are effectively implemented.

Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance

  • In collaboration with DME specialist, build capacity for CDW’s and volunteers in MNCH data collection, interpretation and utilization.

  • Collect monitoring data with community workers and volunteers in a collaborative and systematic way.

  • Facilitate joint technical monitoring and reporting of the project for effective implementation and quality control in MNCH.

  • Write and timely submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for improved technical programme decision making in MNCH.

  • Participate in the review of technical program interventions for MNCH improved quality of programming.

  • Work with technical program DME to input data databases and develop information management systems.

  • Participate in documenting and sharing MNCH programme lessons and promising practices with partners and stakeholders.

Qualifications, experiences and skills/competencies

  • Diploma in Nursing and Medicine with minimum 5 years’ experience in relevant field

  • Degree in the relevant field or its equivalent is an added advantage with minimum 2 years’ experience in the relevant field

  • Experience in Program Management in a complex, international organisation preferably NGO context

  • Knowledge and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage,

  • Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and report writing essential

  • Must have excellent project management, community engagement, mobilisation, facilitating and donor engagement skills

  • Communications, interpersonal, analytical, conflict management, negotiation, and networking skills are highly desired

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment, and must be a mature Christian.

  • Computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based 20% : field 80%

  • Travel: international as required.