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Project Officer-Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival Job at ChildFund International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Officer-Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival

Jobs at:
ChildFund International

Deadline of this Job:
15th August, 2017

Duty Station:
Busia, Uganda

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Job details:
For over seventy years, ChildFund International has provided support to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunities to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children. Our core commitment is child-centered change that will ensure healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and youth who are skilled and engage meaningfully in the affairs and decision making processes within their communities.
ChildFund Uganda is working in over 30 districts to develop the capacities of local community based organizations to be able to mobilize resources and implement programs that improve the well-being of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children.
ChildFund Uganda intends to implement a three year maternal, new born and child survival project in 4 sub counties in Busia District. The purpose of the project is to increase availability, access and utilization of high quality health services both at community and health facilities. This will be done by improving access and quality of ECD services and strengthening health systems both at community and health facility. In respect to this, ChildFund seeks to recruit suitably qualified, self-driven and result-oriented candidates for the following position:
Title: Project Officer-Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival
Report to: Program Manager-HEALTH
Location: Busia

JOB SUMMARY:
The project Officer Maternal, New born and child survival will lead the training and mentoring of community health volunteers in the project Are a and facilitate health care quality improvement initiatives at health facility and community level.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Prepare project Work plans and budgets.
  • Lead the training and mentoring of community health volunteers in the Project Area.
  • Strengthen linkages between communities and health facilities.
  •  Facilitate health care quality improvement initiatives at health facility and community levels.
  •  Coordinate the Project activities with other stakeholders, local
  • Government leaders and other non -Government organizations within and outside the district.
  • Prepare activity, quarterly and annual project reports
  •  Document promising practices including writing case stories, project briefs and other communication materials.
REQUIREMENTS
  • A medical background with at least a diploma in Midwifery(Registered Midwife) or Clinical medicine and other Community health.
  • Registered with the relevant professional council.
  • Experience of at least two years in implementing community health projects
  • Computer Knowledge and skills in the use of MS Office.
  •  Excellent Communication skills both oral and written.
  • Willingness to work in a rural community.
  • Ability to ride or willingness to learn how to ride a motorcycle.
  •  Knowledge of the local context is desirable as he/she will constantly interface with the community members.
  • Additional training in Public Health is an added advantage.
Job application procedure
If you meet the above requirements and are interested, please submit your Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of 3 work related Referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to:
THE COUNTRY DIRECTOR
CHILD FUND INTERNATIONAL
P.O. BOX 3342 KAMPALA
Email: ugandahr@childfund.org
OR
Hand delivers to ChildFund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala
NOTE: While we appreciate every response to this advert, only short listed candidates will be contacted. ChildFund is an equal opportunity employer. Application Deadline 15th August, 2017