Maternal, New-born Child Health Specialist Job at World Vision International Tanzania

World Vision International

Maternal, New-born Child Health Specialist
 Arusha, Tanzania
time type Full time
job requisition id R14253
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 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:
Strategic engagement coordination: 40%
  • Coordinate the initiation, implementation and evaluation of Health, Nutrition, WASH and HIV&AIDS programs as well as developing tracking system as per WVT and donor standards.
  • Ensure integration and implementation of Health, Nutrition, WASH and HIV&AIDS programs and projects
  • Review and update the Health, Nutrition, WASH and HIV&AIDS strategy and Annual operation plans.
  • Identify and document best practices and share lessons learnt with WV entities and partners
  • Promote participation of children and women in Health, Nutrition, WASH and HIV&AIDS programming
  • Conduct Operation Research on WVT field work to contribute to Health, Nutrition, WASH and HIV&AIDS programming Knowledge and skills
End Results
  • Tools developed for tracking implementation
  • Number of abstracts/best practice presented in different platforms such as ANEC, JMNR, symposiums, scientific conferences etc
  • Sound record on implementation of integrated technical program

Health and Nutrition programming facilitation: 25%
  • Support ongoing design processes related to all Health, Nutrition and WASH programs and projects, including strategy alignment and review processes.
  • Keenly monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact level
  • Facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming
  • Support relevant reporting functions, particularly at outcome and impact level, notably including the bi-annual Child Well-being Report.
  • Support effective implementation of Health, Nutrition and WASH programs and projects through technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.
  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required
  • Provide spiritual support to staff of the division and reinforce the Core Values to enable understanding of WV operations and culture.
End Results
  • Engagement in Health and nutrition programming, monitoring and evaluation
  • Number of integrated activities coordinated

Resource mobilization: 15%
  • Engage in concept papers/proposal writing for fund raising
  • Continuously access, research, evaluate and promote best practices and resources in Health, Nutrition, WASH and HIV&AIDS interventions.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the project development, funding concepts and proposals are accurate and professionally prepared
End Results
  • Number of concepts peper developed

Reporting: 20%
  • Coordinate development and submission of Health, Nutrition, and WASH progress reports to Technical Program Leaders
  • Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly activities reports
End Results
  • Number of quarterly and monthly report timely submitted

Required Professional Experience

  • 5+ years practical experience in Public Health including maternal & child health, HIV/AIDS with a reputable organization.
  • At least three years’ experience in program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Maternal & Child Health, and HIV&AIDS programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with progressively increasing responsibility for designing, managing, and implementing complex health activities, with a focus on MNCH programming in low-income countries involving multiple stakeholders and implementing partners direct experience with quality of care and respectful maternity care a plus.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience working with governments, professional associations, health care professionals and communities to prioritize and address MNCH issues.

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications
  • Experience in working on donor funded maternal health programs
  • Understanding maternal and child issues on a local, regional, and international level
  • Good team player, self-starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines
  • Strong commitment to WV Values, Mission and Vision.
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Maintaining work/life balance
  • Building collaborative relationships

Travel and/o Work Environment Requirement
  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
  • Travel: Domestic/international travel is required.

Physical Requirements
  • Training, facilitation and coordination skills
  • Proposal/concept papers development for fund raising
  • Research, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Needs assessment and report writing skills
  • Experience in developing successful, community-based Health Nutrition, HIV&AIDS programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Language Requirements
Fluent in both Swahili and English language

Contact (within WV or outside WV)
Health & Nutrition Team
Reason for contact
Coordination, feedback and implementation
Frequency of contact

Contact (within WV or outside WV)
Cluster Specialists
Reason for contact
Support for national office
Frequency of contact
As needed

Contact (within WV or outside WV)
External Stakeholders (MoH, PORALG)
Reason for contact
To align with the ministry of Health and ensure coherent intervention within our programs
Frequency of contact
As much as required

Contact (within WV or outside WV)
Reason for contact
Strengthening Community Program ownership for sustainability
Frequency of contact
As much as required

Contact (within WV or outside WV)
Implementing partners
Reason for contact
Strengthening collaboration for great impact
Frequency of contact
As much as required

☒ Deliver Results
☐ Build Relationships
☒ Be Accountable
☒ Improve and Innovate
☐ Partner and Collaborate
Applicant Types Accepted: Local Applicants Only
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