Position: Project Officer Health and Nutrition

Report to: Area Programme Coordinator

Location: Lwamaggwa, Rakai District

Purpose of the Position:

The Project Officer Health and Nutrition will be responsible for implementing field-level health technical program activities and relevant sponsorship performance in accordance with targets and partnership standards, contributing to sustained and improved child wellbeing.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities:

Project Planning, Implementation, and Reporting:

  • Participate in planning, budgeting, and preparation of work plans.
  • Implement planned health activities and monitor/report progress.
  • Facilitate and monitor community-level engagements and activities.
  • Identify, support, and facilitate local-level health partners.
  • Communicate and collaborate with local health facilities and Community Health Workers.
  • Conduct Health camps and integrate Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) into the program.
  • Support district-wide activities and document program progress.

Community Engagement and Advocacy:

  • Support community participation in health programs and management.
  • Mobilize and sensitize community members on health issues.
  • Build capacity of children, families, and community to engage local leaders.
  • Mobilize communities for child health days and national campaigns.
  • Engage Faith leaders in health activities and track cases addressed.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Analyze and follow up on health challenges of Registered Children (RCs).
  • Compile monitoring reports and update databases.
  • Support health facility teams in data review and analysis.
  • Conduct quarterly reflection meetings with Community Health workers.

Child Protection and Wellbeing:

  • Monitor wellbeing and child abuse cases, reporting incidents.
  • Sensitize children, guardians/parents, and stakeholders on children’s rights.
  • Ensure volunteers interacting with children are sensitized on child protection.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Degree in nursing, nutrition, clinical medicine, public health, or related fields.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and report writing skills.
  • Community mobilization, networking, and influencing skills.
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s).
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in community health and engagement.
  • Willingness to stay in rural settings and participate in Christian activities.

Applicant Types Accepted: Local Applicants Only

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