1 Dec 2022

Maternal, New-born Child Health Specialist at World Vision

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Job Description

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

Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health /Project management or other health-related Sciences

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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Closing Date : 30th December, 2022.

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