With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable childrens life stories!
World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.
Position: Project Officer Health and Wash
Report to: Area Programme Coordinator
Location: Mayuge District
Advert Start Date: 20th November 2023
Advert End Date: 27th November 2023
Purpose of the position:
Implement all WASH aspects, identify and lead the mobilization of target communities to participate in WASH programming and other world vision community development activities. World Vision has acknowledged Community Led Total Sanitation Plus(CLTS-P) and Children Hygiene and Sanitation Training (CHAST) as an effective means to empower and drive communities and schools to increase their sanitation coverage and promote proper hygienic behaviors
Project planning, 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 on a monthly basis
Conduct Health camps to ensure good health and prevent Registered Children (RC) deaths.
Facilitate and document the integration of MVC in the Area program and integrate into the TP programming.
Support District wide selected activities outside of the Area program in the district of operation
Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories.
Community engagement and advocacy
Innovatively support communities including Registered Childrens (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
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 sub county level
Support implementation of National campaigns It Takes a World to address the heath issues.
Compile issue reports and position papers for sharing with relevant stakeholders at sub county and district level.
Engage Faith leaders in implementation of health activities and track cases addressed
Monitoring and evaluation
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.
Support the health facility teams to review and analyze their data for impact and relevant feedback to the community teams
Conduct quarterly reflection meetings with Community Health workers and follow-up on agreed actions.
Build the capacity of Community Health workers to implement and report on activities implemented.
Child Protection and Wellbeing
Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
Sensitize children including RCs, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about childrens rights and responsibilities.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.
Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in nursing, nutrition, clinical medicine, public health, community health and related fields.
Minimum of 3 years experience in community health and engagement with programming sectors (health and WASH)
Willing to stay in rural setting within sub county of operation
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
Perform other duties as required.
Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)
Ability to ride a motorcycle. Computer literate (Ms Word, Excel And Power point)
Analytical and problem solving skills
Community Mobilization and engagement skills
Report writing skills
Networking and influencing skills
Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only