• Program Officer Job at World Vision

  • Posted on: 30 November, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
     

     

    Program Officer

     

    Responsibilities & Purpose of the Program Officer Job

    • To provide Programmatic and Technical support to field staff implementing health projects toward the attainment of child-well being outcomes and donor requirements.

    Programmatic and technical support for Health projects (35%)

    • Provide strategic and technical support to implementation of grant health projects with minimal support to sponsorship health projects
    • Support development and implementation of work plans and budgets for health/health grants
    • Ensure all grant health interventions are implemented within schedule , plans and budgets
    • Provide minimal programmatic support to five WVK region teams based on their nee
    • Ensure timely implementation and expenditure level reviews to track and manage work plans and budgets.
    • Support health interventions during emergencies.
    • Oversee integration of health grants into existing Sponsorship health projects for increased impact
    • Quality Assurance for programmatic Designs, Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation processes.(35%)
    • Provide technical support during health Surveys/evaluations, baselines and assessment to ensure quality check with methodology, tools and the entire process.
    • Ensure Health project designs and/ or re- designs are done in accordance with donor guidelines, standards, WV standards and health programming strategies and GoK guidelines while corresponding to community needs and contexts.
    • Ensure timely and quality development and review of project reports in line with donor and WV policies and reporting guidelines
    • Provide technical support to ensure that the report findings inform the basis of subsequent programme design
      Support project documentation, reflection and learning to ensure achievement of project objectives.
    • Ensure ongoing monitoring of Health and health projects using the set standards and tools.

    Capacity building (10%)

    • In collaboration with Quality Assurance carry out capacity building for project staff especially to contextualize and implement MNCH/FP guidelines in WVK operational areas
    • Monitor health capacity building initiatives conducted by field and MOH to ensure they meet standards
    • Ensure documentation and project learning are disseminated to relevant stakeholders
    • Support induction of new project officers in collaboration with Quality Assurance
    • Support Health and health team in analyzing and interpreting health data for programmatic use.

    Engagement, Networking and fundraising (15%)

    • Ensure linkage with donor, Support Office(s) and the EARO for all health interventions
    • Support fundraising initiatives in collaboration with Program Development and Grants Acquisition and Quality Assurance
    • Ensure WVK visibility and participation in relevant networks at the County and National levels.
    • Maintain coordination with relevant stakeholders to plan for health and MNCH/ FP surveillance and assessments.

    Other duties as assigned (5%)

    Qualifications for the Program Officer Job

    • Bachelors degree in Health, public Health and/Environmental Health.
    • Five year experience in Maternal , Neonatal Child Health(MNCH) programming of which three must be within an international NGO
    • Experience in conducting surveys using Lot Quality Assurance Survey (LQAS),
    • Strong analytical and data management skills using statistical software such as Epi Info, SPSS, STATA will be an added advantage
    • Demonstrated understanding and experience of working with Ministries of Health structures at county and national levels and networking with other partners

    Other Competencies / Attributes

    • Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges;
    • Must be able to provide spiritual leadership within but not limited to chapel and daily devotions;
    • Must have outstanding oral and written communications and relationship skills and;
    • Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision
    • Must be willing to perform other duties as required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Vision Kenya career website on careers.wvi.org to apply

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