12 Jul 2022

Health Project Officer at Korea Food for the Hungry International (KFHI)

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Job Description


KFHI Zanzibar

POSITION: Health Project Officer

RECRUITMENT: Tanzanian National

REPORTS TO: Project Manager

DURATION: Two years and six months (by extension per year)

PLACE OF WORK: Pemba, Zanzibar, Tanzania


Korea Food for the Hungry International (KFHI) is a faith-based non-profit organization established in 1989 as the first overseas aid international organization in South Korea with its vision to end spiritual and physical poverty worldwide.

KFHI Zanzibar is a country office of Korea Food for the Hungry International and its Head Office (HO) is in Seoul, South Korea. KFHI Zanzibar is currently implementing Education/WASH/Gender projects in Unguja and Pemba, Zanzibar, to improve the self-sufficiency and to enhance the quality of life of the most vulnerable people so that they can live a life with God’s given potential.

Job Summary

In Zanzibar, there are lack of infrastructure for learning environments, poor access to academics, lack of awareness of children’s rights and low access to girls’ right to education and health. Therefore, the project has a purpose to increase participation in school to promote girls’ right to education and realization of independent right to girls’ health.

The health project officer will be responsible for contextualizing and aligning the Health strategies to the requirements and/or policies that the local government has and to the reality of the country. He/she prepares health education materials, trains the staff for the appropriate implementation of the sectoral strategies, and offers health education for teachers and students.

Position Competencies

Ability to search and analyze information
Ability to teach others.
Effective Inter- and Intrapersonal communication
Field Work
Strategic and Systematic Thinking

Key Responsibilities

Serves as KFHI’s representative to local government and other local entities in the region or area where this position is performed
Provides technical training and support to all Multi-Sector Transformation Promoters in promoting healthy habits in the community for their adoption and practice
Prepares and updates health reports and report systems in coordination with the HO coordinators and KFHI Zanzibar POs (project officers) and ensures timely submission
Establishes, coordinates, and maintains relationships with different health stakeholders at international and national level
Prepares health education (sexual reproductive health, hygiene, and WASH) materials in coordination with relevant staff at the local and national level
Offers health education for teachers and students using the educational materials with facilitators
Ensures monitoring and evaluation activities are carried out and appropriate corrective/preventative actions are implemented in coordination with the KFHI Zanzibar POs (project officers) and project coordinator
Writes regular (weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually) and business trip reports in coordination with project coordinator
Travels frequently to local secondary schools in Pemba, Zanzibar
Behavior and Attitude

Understand and fully agree with the mission, vision, and core-values of KFHI, including The Lordship of Jesus Christ, Transparency, Professionalism, Integrity, Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, and Satisfaction
Willing to follow Jesus Christ with personal relationship with HIM and to participate or lead in daily devotions
Have honesty, trustworthiness, and responsibility for the designated duties
Job Specifications

Qualifications and skills

A vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Understanding of child protection regulations desirable
Excellent command of the English and Swahili language, both written and verbal
Written communication skills including experience of writing project reports and other documents
Master’s degree (desirable) or bachelor’s degree in a health-related field such as: nursing, public health, community health, nutrition, etc
A least two years of professional experience working in a community development program or the equivalent in education
At least one year experience participating in or leading Health sector proposal development
Experience of working on Korea Aid-funded projects would be an advantage
Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point
Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation Procedures
Able to travel to districts on rough roads
Able to sit behind a computer for eight hours a day doing repetitive motions
Deep understanding of KFHI’s Vision, Mission and Values and ability to communicate this message confidently to others
Flexible, ability to deal with stress and pressure
Able to communicate well in front of groups of people
Experienced in administration, able to process and execute details.
Previous experience in cross cultural interactions
Excels in collaboration with others

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Method of Application

Send your applications; cover letter (Max of a page), curriculum vitae (Max of two pages), and two recommendation letters (one from church leader and one from a career mentor OR two from career mentors) in English (PDF format) by email to: [email protected] submission date: Not later than 6 pm 24th of July 2022. – Please include the title of the position applied for in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

lInterview will be held on 9th to 12th of August 2022 in Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar

lFinal candidate is expected to work from 22nd of August 2022 in Pemba, Zanzibar

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