World Vision NGO Health and Nutrition Technical Lead Jobs in Uganda

World Vision NGO Health and Nutrition Technical Lead Jobs in Uganda

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection.

World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above.

All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.


  • Health and Nutrition Technical Lead

    Report to:

  • Programme Quality Director


  • Kampala – National Office

    Purpose of the position:

    The Health and Nutrition technical lead will provide overall strategic leadership in the Health & Nutrition sector, guiding relevant programming in both development and refugee contexts across Uganda.

    The jobholder will be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement in Health & Nutrition programming through their technical expertise, facilitation of learning and innovation.

    This leadership shall be seen both within World Vision and externally with other key stakeholders across Uganda.

    Key Outputs/Responsibilities

    Health and Nutrition Programming

  • Ongoing enhancement of World Vision’s Health & Nutrition programming at strategy, programme and project design levels for greater impact on child well-being. This shall include:
  • Lead ongoing design processes related to all Healthy & Nutrition programmes and projects, including strategy alignment and review processes.
  • Monitor programme and project quality at outcome and impact levels, facilitate evidence-based organizational learning processes and promote innovation for continuous improvement in programming impact.
  • In collaboration with the technical program manager and the Evidence and learning manager, develop and implement the health & nutrition research agenda
  • 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 programmes

    and projects through:

  • Work with the technical program Manager to develop technical guidance and support to programme and project implementation.
  • Technical capacity building of project staff, partner staff and other key stakeholders, as required.

    Networking and Collaboration

  • Engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource development:
  • Actively represent WVU in key inter-agency fora
  • Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Grant Acquisition Business Plan through active engagement with relevant donors.
  • Health sector National Advocacy

    Engage in national level advocacy:

  • Work in close collaboration with Advocacy Department to advocate for policy change with national-level government stakeholders.
  • Collaborate and guide advocacy campaigns, as appropriate.
  • Act as spokesperson for WVU on Health & Nutrition issues, as required.
  • Team management
  • Provide effective management to health and nutrition technical team


  • Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Education: Post-graduate degree in medicine, nutrition, public health or health economics.
  • Technical skills: Academic and/or direct programming experience and expertise in at least two of the following areas, MNCH, HIV/Aids, nutrition, communicable diseases (including malaria and water-borne diseases).
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in technical leadership and/or field-based programme management roles in Health/Nutrition or HIV/Aids sector
  • Experience with relevant technical models such as PD Hearth, MNCH models, faith-based approaches and social accountability.
  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation.
  • Track record of success in grant fundraising, including donor relations and proposal writing.
  • Strong capacity in leadership, relationship management/networking, and coordination is essential.
  • Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.
  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.
  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proven conceptual & analytical skills, ability to take an evidence-based approach to programme design.
  • Proven facilitation skills.
  • Team player.
  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time, plus occasional international travel.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 8th January 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; World Vision NGO Health and Nutrition Technical Lead Jobs in Uganda

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