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Health & Nutrition Director RWANU, Uganda, Concern Worldwide

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Ciara Passmore

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20 Aug 2015, 11:37

Contract: Two (2) years, unaccompanied, based in Moroto, Karamoja, Uganda. Job Summary • Build a strong team by providing support in the form of coordination, planning, prioritization, coaching and supervision. • Line management and mentoring of Senior Nutritionist, Health Manager, District Coordinators and close ccordination with Field Operations Manager • Lead on roll-out of Concern’s organisational strategic initiatives in the Karamoja region • Manage the RWANU team and resources so that expected project targets and deliverables occur on time and within budget. • Lead the team in programme planning. This includes annual Detailed Implementation Plans, activity sequencing, quarterly and monthly planning, quarterly reviews etc. • Monitor progress in relation to the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and take corrective action as required. • Management of programme budget in line with Concern’s financial management procedures and donor requirements. • Develop detailed annual procurement plan and liaise with the logistics department to ensure timely procurement and compliance • Ensure that lne reports have regularly set and reviewed personal performance objectives which contribute to the delivery of RWANU. • Participate in RWANU project reviews and management meetings with consortium partners • In collaboration with the M&E function critically analyse project performance against anticipated results and use the information for project learning and adjustments • Produce monthly, quarterly and annual reports for inclusion in internal (Country and HQ) and external (Ministry and donor) requirements. • The Health and Nutrition Director with the support of Senior Nutritionist (International position) will provide oversight and technical expertise to all health and nutrition aspects. • Support the team in survey and assessment analysis and distil key learnings on the caregroup approach and malnutrition prevention work undertaken by RWANU • Participate in internal working groups related to project approaches e.g. care groups, integrating agriculture/WASH and nutrition, gender, health accountability • Ensure effective dialogue and relationships with local government and non-government stakeholders promoting synergy and cross learning. • Liaise with local government leadership in four districts, facilitate local government participation in project planning and ensuring reports are submitted to various departments. • Support District Nutrition Coordination Committees in target districts as part of Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP) and Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement. Person specification ESSENTIAL Education, Qualifications & Experience Required: • Advanced degree in Health-related field (maternal and child health, public health, health management) Experience Required: • Demonstrated leadership skills and excellent interpersonal skills. • Demonstrated managerial and organisational skills in a development setting • Experience in working with health systems in challenging development contexts. • Experience in managing large teams and significant budgets • Ability to coordinate teams and activities across various locations • Ability to coach, mentor and develop staff. • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills Full details can be found at here All applications should be submitted through our website at http://https://jobs.concern.net by 06/09/2015. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

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