World Vision Health Project Officer Job Vacancy April 2019

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To ensure the project meets programmatic objectives; successful implementation and monitoring of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health interventions with effective integration aimed at contributing to improved child wellbeing outcomes within the ADP.

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


Effective Project Design, Planning and Implementation 30%

  • Contextualize/adopt design guidelines and utilize at the Program Area/Project level
  • Ensure accurate and quality project programming based on the partnership approved Health standards
  • Develop quality project Annual work plans with clear targets, budgets and 4D matrices
  • Mobilize Communities for project implementation
  • Provide field-level technical implementation leadership on maternal, newborn and child health
  • Ensure proper and timely implementation of maternal, newborn and child health interventions in the ADP/Project as per approved PDDs, WVK standards and donor requirements
  • Ensure effective integration of Health interventions with WASH, livelihoods, education, protection, sponsorship and other projects in the program
  • Implement project audit recommendations;
  • Track, in liaison with ADP/Project Accountant, project implementation expenditure levels and manage work plans and budgets;
  • Timely Mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines and evaluations
  • Ensure effective integration of gender, child protection, disability, Christian commitment, advocacy and environmental protection into Health interventions
  • Ensure participation in County level partnerships with NGOs and other actors working on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) to influence the MNCH agenda

Quality Assurance – Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation 25%

  • Engage community leaders and partners in the planning of the monitoring activities in an appropriate manner;
  • Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the Regional M & E specialists;
  • Build the capacity of communities and partners on monitoring of including using Maternal, Newborn and Child Health activities
  • Ensure monthly monitoring of indicators as per schedule developed together with communities and partners;
  • Analyse and utilize Maternal, Newborn and Child Health data and take appropriate programming measures as may apply;
  • Ensure participatory monthly data collection (involving community groups and partners);
  • Support the utilization of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health DME softwares for accurate data entry and analysis using the standardized tools;
  • Facilitate regular reflections on monitoring practice to make improvements as needed.
  • Contextualize and utilize reporting guidelines;
  • Develop quality reports (CWB, Annual, Semi-annul and Monthly Management Reports) in-line with WV reporting guidelines;
  • Monthly monitor project expenditure and level of implementation and report on any variances to ADP/Project Manager and NO Programme Officer for decision making;
  • Ensure documentation of local needs and resources;
  • Identify best practices on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health within the ADP/Project for documentation;
  • Liaise for guidance in documentation of best practices from the regional office and national office;

Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity Building 10%

  • Capacity Building of CBOs and Committees to be able to effectively manage and sustain Maternal, Newborn and Child Health interventions
  • Capacity building of ADP staff and communities members in programming and implementation of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health projects, empowerment and sustainability issues including empowered World View.
  • Support preparation and conducting Maternal, Newborn and Child Health projects, empowerment and sustainability training sessions.
  • Ensure that all Project staff meet or exceed basic professional requirements in relation to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health initiatives ;
  • Undertake staff performance management for supervisees
  • Mobilise and empower the Church and other faith groups to implement Channels of Hope MNCH & Other health related interventions.
  • Mobilise and empower the Church, other faith groups and Community based organization to integrate empowered World development in health interventions.

Advocacy, Engagement, Networking and Partnerships 10%

  • Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers
  • Establish and sustain working relationships with Government Departments and Agencies relevant to the programme’s focus area at the Ward, Sub County and County levels
  • Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process and influence resource allocation to the priority needs of the most vulnerable groups within the Programme Area
  • Ensure that Program participants and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to the Technical Program being implemented and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets
  • Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the County level, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives
  • Work with community groups to utilize advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA) to enable service users and local partners to engage directly with local government service providers to improve the quality of government services for children and to generate information and evidence for use in national level advocacy work.
  • Ensure effective mobilisation of community groups, youth and children, empowering them to hold their governments to account
  • Support communities groups, youth and children to engage constructively with duty bearers and service providers to improve access to, and quality of, essential services

Resource Acquisition 10%

  • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives for education, gender, child protection and disability at all levels
  • Develop timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with ADP Manager and other sector specialists
  • Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions

Sponsorship Management 10%

  • Ensuring Integrated Sponsorship monitoring
  • Participate in Child Sponsorship Management
  • Provide project data for STEP system & Child monitoring and ensure use STEP data for project programming
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor


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

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree in Public Health, Nursing Sciences, Environmental health or related field.
  • Minimum two years working experience in a Maternal, Newborn and Child Health interventions.
  • Good understanding of Ministry of health systems, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health programming models, standards and guidelines , Ministries of Health structures at county and national levels
  • Familiarity of national Maternal, Newborn and Child Health policy and advocacy instruments and structures
  • First-hand experience health programming in complex emergencies is an added advantage
  • Significant experience working with an NGO environment, community and peoples groups, state institutions etc.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Swahili.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must have good oral and written communications and relationship skills
  • Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision
  • Good computer skills in MS office (Excel, word, PowerPoint), Skype, etc.
  • Familiar with current Maternal, Newborn and Child Health programming
  • Have training, facilitation, mobilization and coordination skills.

How to Apply

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is May 1, 2019 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks.

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