Technical Lead Nutrition and WASH

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

TECHNICAL LEAD NUTRITION AND WASH

World Vision is an international Christian Humanitarian Organization working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation and seek justice. Our Cambodia Office is seeking for one (01) qualified candidate(s) to fill the vacant position of:

Position: TECHNICAL LEAD NUTRITION AND WASH

Location: Phnom Penh Cambodia

Duration: 2 years, international hire, accompanied

Salary & Benefit Package: Dependent on professional experience and qualifications

I. THE PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Provide leadership and results-based management to WVI-Cambodias Nutrition and WASH technical unit to maximize the impact of World Visions programming in the lives of vulnerable children in Cambodia.

To provide Nutrition and WASH technical assistance and oversight to WVI-Laos, contributing to ensure quality and evidence-based programming (up to 20%).

II. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Nutrition and WASH Strategic Leadership, Design, Learning and Innovation:

  • Accountable and responsible for development and review of Nutrition strategy and programming (TP/TA) in alignment with WV National Strategy and global directives, ensuring development of a strong evidence-based and technically robust approach to programming resulting in improved child well-being outcomes.

  • Lead design and development of appropriate Technical Programme (TP) resources for quality implementation, including quality assurance framework and measurement tools for implementation.

  • Responsible for ensuring quality and integrity of TP adaptation during roll-out, making adjustments to TP design through analysis of results and learning.

  • Identify research and learning agenda for Nutrition and WASH sectors to build evidence on the validity of the Pathway of Change and programme design.

  • Lead the design, development and initial testing of innovations based on programme learning.

  • Lead in providing necessary technical support for Nutrition and WASH grant-funded projects.

  • Bridge the learning between non-sponsorship-funded projects and sponsorship-funding programming.

Team Leadership and Technical Capacity Building

  • Lead Nutrition and WASH technical unit to strengthen the role and power of our Theories/Pathways of Change to enable better validation and insight into the change process WVI-Cambodia is contributing to.

  • Responsible for development of capacity building plan and on-going capacity building for technical implementation team (TPM, TPO and TPCs) in order implement TPs against programme standards.

  • Specifically support TPM to be equipped with up to date and relevant technical approaches and data for engagement with government.

  • Model and promote a service mindset focused on enabling frontline staff.

  • Encourage the full and appropriate expression of WV’s Christian identity. Participate in and lead where appropriate devotional meetings/gatherings, annual Day of Prayer and other events.

External Engagement and Representation; Resource Acquisition

  • Leads proactive engagement of external stakeholders including peer agencies and pre-positing with donors to deepen strategic and operational collaboration for child well-being.

  • Responsible for interpreting and applying global, regional and national trends and learning to WVI-Cambodias Nutrition and WASH programming.

  • Represent WVI-Cambodia within technical, coordination, and advocacy groups/consortia on issues related to Nutrition and WASH.

  • Participate in Global Community(ies) of Practice on Nutrition and WASH, Regional sectoral initiatives, and National Forum and Technical Working Groups.

  • Lead technical input to proposals, ensuring alignment to TA and TP.

  • Participates in National Funding Committee, contributing to decisions on funding priorities and strategies.

Sector Advocacy Agenda

  • Working with TL Advocacy, lead on development of Nutrition national policy agenda, ensuring continual evidence base and review of advocacy policy based on learning.

  • Be an effective internal and external spokesperson for WVI-Cambodia’s advocacy agenda.

Sector Technical Assistance and Oversight for WVI-Laos

  • Working with AD SPQ in Laos, provide WVI-Laos with technical assistance as agreed together. This may include: programme designs, implementation resource development, capacity building, proposal development, quality assurance of implementation, programme evaluation and research.

  • Responsible to ensure overall technical quality and integrity of key programming documents, reports and funding proposals.

III. REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, international development or relevant social science, or similar disciplines.

  • Proven leadership ability.

  • Demonstrated facilitation and collaboration skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent relational skills, especially in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Ability to analyse and solve problems, innovate, persuade, network and negotiate

  • At least 5 years of experience in Nutrition programming design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation in a development context.

  • At least 5 years programme management experience in an international development organization

  • At least 3 years of experience in a senior NGO management role in a developing context is preferred

  • Strong strategic and operational planning skills and ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks

  • Able to work as part of a team as a positive contributor.

  • Fluency in English required, knowledge of the Khmer language an asset, or willingness to learn it

  • Programming experience with WV Nutrition programming models is preferred

  • Previous experience working in Cambodia or SE Asia, and/or experience working in World Vision is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in programme or project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report writing is preferred.

  • Has initiated & implemented significant organizational change is preferred

  • Experience in representation to government, donor & UN agencies is preferred.

INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position, visit our website www.worldvision.org.kh and APPLY ONLINE.

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World Vision International is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified women and disabled people are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Applications and CVs will not be returned.

WVI is committed to the protection of children. We do not employ staff whose background is not aligned to our child protection practices. Hence employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Successful candidate shall include the following assurances for child protection in the course of the consultancy: a) submit a police check b) act in the best interest of children and uphold WVI-C Child Protection Policy and Behavior Protocols c) inform WVI-C immediately if he/she becomes aware of any harm or risk to children.

Health Advisor - Syria Response

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision International’s Whole of Syria Office is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to proactively drive the consolidation, expansion and quality implementation of World Vision’s humanitarian response to the situation in Syria.

Under the direction of the Head of Programmes, the Syria Health Advisor will technical quality of programming within health, strong proposal designs that are in line with the Syria response objectives and donor priorities and sound monitoring and evaluation systems in place. S/He will directly support MEAL and operational staff at area-office level collaborate with all other World Vision departments (Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Support Services, etc.),

liaise internally with the World Vision Partnership and with external stakeholders, particularly local partners, and ensure that World Vision Syria delivers quality humanitarian response within health, according to World and international standards.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Development Leadership:

  • Facilitate and formulate the local Health strategy within the framework of the country operational strategy.

  • Coordinate with the Global Centre and MEER regional office to ensure strategic alignment of the Health sector.

  • Formulate guidelines, processes, measurements, and standards for the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Health projects in collaboration with other advisers and MEAL.

  • Design and carrying out assessments as needed in conjunction with WASH team.

Develop an integrated Health plan, budget, program and detailed implementation plan that is aligned with:

  • Response strategy

  • Coordinating mechanism strategy

  • Sphere Standards

  • WVI Child Wellbeing outcomes

  • WVI Humanitarian Accountability Framework.

  • Include sector focused advocacy issues and cross-cutting themes in design where appropriate.

  • Develop and implement sector plans with community engagement and utilizing Do No Harm approach.

  • Ensure that accountability mechanisms are in place for community and stakeholders feedback on sector as well as semi-annuals are reviewed with communities based on the concept of Community Based monitoring and evaluation.

  • Determine sector organizational structure and staffing plan and ensure reviewing/adjustments of JDs/ appropriate budgets as well as contribute in setting of performance indicators.

  • Contribute to the recruitment of relevant staff for each project.

  • Ensure sector programme and project logframes refer to technical standards, consider government standards, Sphere Standards, WVI Humanitarian Accountability and Protection and are aligned with the organization DADDs and sector packages.

  • Ensure that the compliances with grants, technical standards and budgets are met.

Technical Monitoring and Programme Quality:

  • Provide technical support to the organization's health programming activities: ensure intervention components are in line with the project initial design and that proper systems are in place in the program monitoring and reporting.

  • Ensure health programs utilize and adhere to standardized protocols, policies and guidelines according to Sphere, WHO and international minimum standards while humanitarian accountability principles and feedback mechanism are in place.

  • Support quality programming related to primary health care, reproductive health, community health outreach, early warning systems, outbreak response, medical supply chain and pharmaceutical supply management, and appropriate drug use.

  • Review from a technical standpoint, monthly field and donor reports.

  • Oversee timely review of health data and statistics (including objectives, indicators and outcomes of health programs) according to internal and donor requirements.

  • Review field reports and ensure appropriate follow up and decision making on data relevant to the World Vision health programs.

  • Work with the Health Management Information System (HMIS) consultant, technical advisers, the operations and MEAL team to ensure implementation of health information management system; support the HMIS consultant so as to ensure data

  • collection mechanisms are in place to facilitate reporting, collection and documentation of best practices. Work with field teams and partner agencies for outbreak preparedness and contingency planning.

  • Ensure timely and adequate provision of supplies and drugs through establishment and provision of necessary specifications of medicines, medical supplies, equipment and materials to be procured (ensure they are in line with WV

  • Pharmaceutical Procurement policy, with OFDA Essentials Medicines List. If needed be, get review from GC/DM/TRT/SH) review of pharmacy consumption reports, acquisition of partner agency and UN drug kits.

  • In light of the findings of iterative assessments, provide recommendations to areas that might need improvement in regards to the Syria Country Office ongoing response and determine the relevance of expanding operations in new sites and to scale-up interventions.

Leadership in the area of Relationship Building, Networking and Fundraising:

  • Represent World Vision at interagency coordination and donor meetings on Health/Nutrition.

  • To meet, build relationships and coordinate with the UN, NGO/INGOs and WASH fora.

  • Seek opportunities for interagency collaboration.

  • Strengthen and establish a strong network of national partners and stakeholders.

  • Liaise and network with other WV entities within the partnership for sharing and dissemination of best practices, information access, and resource acquisition.

  • Ensure WV’s Health projects/programs are highlighted in the media in coordination with the communications department.

  • Share with management alarming trends or new parameters that could affect the implementation of current or future projects in a certain sector.

  • Work collaboratively with Grants Acquisition and Management team to develop WASH fundraising plan and support rollout of plan. This is likely to include donor positioning, donor interaction, strategy development, proposal submission etc.

Learning and Research:

  • Ensure experiences and lessons learned are shared among the team of commodities field staff.

  • Collaborate with MEAL department, local and/or international research institutes in-country and identify potential opportunities for joint research initiatives.

  • Ensure accurate assessments are conducted in the relevant fields to come up with accurate findings when needed and evidence based information.

  • Ensure that reflection meetings are conducted on a regular basis to document lessons learned and make sure that these lessons learned, whether from previous or ongoing projects, are taken into consideration for future projects designs and implementation.

  • Identify new trends and opportunities to feed in new projects models or technical approaches.

  • Test new project models / technical approaches and/or new areas of coverage.

  • Share any alarming information or relevant one related to programming with the Response Sector in order to adjust or modify any necessary programming.

Capacity Building:

  • Conduct assessments of staff capacity gaps in Health, Nutrition and MHPSS. Work closely with health teams of the implementing partner organizations to determine the training needs of the medical staff.

  • Ensure MISP, good storage practice medicines, universal standard precaution, IFE sessions are systematically included in capacity building.

  • Maintain open lines of communications with WV implementing partner staff.

  • Collaborate with health authorities and relevant international health agencies for the development of an approved curriculum to meet training needs and implement those plans through the management team and field teams.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Minimum medical degree; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health.

  • At least 5 years professional experience in implementing health-related projects.

  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience working with INGOs/UN in humanitarian contexts (previous emergency response, conflict/post-conflict experience preferred).

  • Must be familiar with treatment protocols for NCDs, communicable disease, PHC supplies, RH kits, basic hospital equipment and pharmaceuticals.

  • Must be able to analyse and interpret data and to track performance against program indicators.

  • Ability to work with a team and capacity building of national staff.

  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English; knowledge of Arabic preferred.

  • Must be able to travel.

  • Fluency in English and the relevant other UN language, if it is officially used in the country. Arabic is highly preferred.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Technical Programmes Manager- Health,Nutrtion & HIV/AIDS

Health, Nutrition & HIV/AIDS Technical Programme Manager

World Vision International in Ghana is seeking a Health, Nutrition & HIV/AIDS Technical Programme Manager to be based at the National Office in Accra- Ghana.

Purpose of the position:

The Health, Nutrition & HIV/AIDS TPM is a key position in the organizational Strategy and also contributing towards the achievement of World Vision’s partnership strategy dubbed “ Our Promise 2030”. The program manager will lead efforts to update and implement the Health unit Technical Approaches and Programme. S/he will further support coordination efforts between relevant ministries and departments as well as supervise the full implementation of special grants projects including Improved Nutrition for 1st 1000 days, Neglected Tropical Diseases and the KIA green light Health project.

The Health and Nutrition Program Manager is expected to spend up to 30% of his or her time on both mainstream projects and special grants project in the field. He/she will also work with the Program Effectiveness and Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM) unit to ensure timely delivery of program reports, assessments, and resource/proposal development.

Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Mainstreaming/Integration:

  • Promote the incorporation of health, nutrition, and HIV&AIDS into projects & programs implemented by WV Ghana as well as creating the intentionality for linking these areas when appropriate /applicable to agriculture, food security, Education, Campaigns and WASH sectors.

  • Work with the GIK, HEA and communications departments in the planning, acquisition and deployment of medical supplies for efficient and effective programming and for the enhancement of WV Ghana’s visibility in health care delivery in the country.

  • Work closely with the sponsorship department in developing and tracking the health status of sponsored children, and again facilitate a verbal autopsy process to ensure timely and accurate reporting for child deaths.

Capacity building:

Identify training needs arising from strategic and local agenda, develop and deliver appropriate health, nutrition, HIV&AIDS relevant trainings for WV staff and partners. Capacitate Health Projects Managers and Officers on WV partnership Core Project Models (CPM), including Community Health Committees- COMM, CoH- Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, etc.

Resource Acquisition:

Work with the RAM unit to identify grantS/PNS opportunities for health and nutrition and support the preparation of winnable concept papers and proposals for their acquisition. Lead in the development of all health and nutrition concept papers through the RAM unit

Partnerships, Networking and Organizational learning:

  • Network with other NGO, Universities and Government representatives to broaden public understanding and visibility of WVGhana high quality work and capacity while seeking to learn from information available and to share approaches with other NGO staff and donor representatives.

  • Ensure that WVG is represented in all key Health forums including health coalitions, alliances and CSO bodies the office is already actively involved

Advocacy:

Facilitate local and national level advocacy to ensure achievement of the WVG Health strategic objectives in collaboration with the Advocacy Lead.

Programme Management:

  • Overall responsibility for the design/update and the implementation of Health, Nutrition Technical Program and ensuring that activities are delivered on time, on budget and in compliance with standards

  • Support the field team in the development of regular revisions to, and in compliance with, community agreements for implementation of the Health projects

  • Ensure that projects/programs adhere to WV partnership, MOH, GHS and funding agencies reporting requirements.

  • Support Health and Nutrition Project Officers, Health Grants Project Managers, Cluster program managers in annual project planning and ensuring that interventions are addressing maternal and child health needs, towards improving child well-being.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Educational level required: Masters Degree in Community/Public Health or related field with a strong health background

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Public Health

  • Experience: 5 to 10 years experience with health programs in a comparable organization with field based experience will be an added advantage

  • Other: Medical degree is an added advantage.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Strong management, and capacity building skills needed

  • Good facilitation skills

  • Excellent time management skills

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

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivating. Must have an interest in health and well-being

  • Ability to work independently and work under pressure

  • Ability to use initiative and adopt a proactive approach

  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload

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

  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with travel to the field

  • Travel: 10 -30% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 10%

Health Product Manager, Central African Republic

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Health Product Manager will oversee the end to end supply chain process for pharmaceutical and medical equipment requirements encompassing safety, sourcing, product selection, demand planning, quality, inventory, warehousing and transport. Develop world-class partnerships with suppliers and other organizations.

The Health Product Manager has the responsibility for the development and maintenance of strategic initiatives within the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment category of the Global Fund grant being implemented throughout Central African Republic.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage end to end supply chain process for pharmaceutical, products, medical devices and medical equipment requirements.

  • Serve as subject matter expert for drug procurement, medical devices and equipment and service providers related to pharmaceutical regulatory and donors’ requirements.

  • Develop processes to ensure compliance related to key supply chain requirements such as quality control, cold chain storage and distribution.

  • Per Health program requests, provide technical advice and guidance about importation process, sourcing information and review large pharmaceuticals orders placed by country programs to minimize inappropriate procurement.

  • Prepare and submit drugs orders following the quantification and track orders, Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand and track inventory levels.

  • Well versed in analysis of spend data and cost models for continuous improvement and develop an information sharing network regarding product safety.

  • Lead supplier selection and pre-qualification process.

  • Develop supplier score cards and other analytics to enable team to effectively manage supplier performance.

  • Lead strategic supplier relationship management to continually identify process improvements and cost reduction opportunities and demonstrate significant expertise in contract negotiations and cost management.

  • Maintain relationships with various business functions across the organization including health unit, legal, and regional/country offices.

  • Establish and test a robust medicine and device recall cascade and reporting mechanism in case of safety concerns.

  • Conduct quality control and pharmacovigilance activities, when deemed necessary or as an element of routine supplier management.

  • Identify and assess (in accordance with GLP principles) potential Quality Control laboratories.

  • Conduct/organize regular and ad hoc inspections of WVI suppliers and their manufacturers, to safeguard the quality of supplies delivered to WVI beneficiaries.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Pharmacist by training or other health science

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Excel and Word.

  • Knowledge of governmental laws and regulations related to health programs and knowledge of internal control procedures and practices.

  • Knowledge of WAMBO, the Global Fund’s online procurement system.

  • 3-5 years of drugs procurement related experience. Pharmacist preferred.

  • Experience in sourcing both pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment.

  • Extensive experience of medical logistics and pharmaceutical supply chain systems in developing contexts.

  • Experience with managing medical warehousing facilities in support of NGO health programs.

  • Successful experience in audit/assessments and the implementation of supply chain management improvements.

  • Knowledge of developments and trends within pharmaceuticals industry.

  • Knowledge of risk management, with the ability to identify and address anticipated issues.

  • NGO experience preferred with understanding of institutional donors’ policies relating to pharmaceutical procurement and management.

  • Extensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals related quality systems such as GDP and GMP as well as experience of others for example ISO 9000 series.

  • Must have proven project management skills and experience, excellent communication skills, the ability to find solutions and achieve results, the ability to analyze and resolve complex issues and the ability to motivate team members.

  • Ability to establish supplier specifications, measure conformance and identify process improvement opportunities that are defined in conjunction with internal customers is critical to this position.

  • Driven to meeting or exceeding milestones.

  • Ability to provide fact based advice and development of market and industry analysis.

  • Has advanced and proven knowledge of procurement industry cost structures and drivers.

  • Experience working in Central African Republic desired.

  • General knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

  • Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills.

  • Knowledge of Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word as well as experience implementing and using procurement systems.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Pharmacy, or equivalent pharmacy qualification.

  • Complexity of products and projects requires high quality project and program management skills and a proven ability to manage change both internally and externally.

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

  • Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office based in Bangui and 20-60% domestic field travel (roughly 7-9 days a month).

 
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