Health and Nutrition Team Leader

Purpose of the position:

To Provide technical leadership and coordination of Health and Nutrition interventions in WV Tanzania areas of operations to ensure realization of Our Promise .

Leads NO health technical approach development, ensuring alignment with regional and global HN strategies, to include advocacy and M&E and integration with other sectors and functional areas. Provides guidance to field staff for quality HN programming implementation. Determines NO HN capacity gaps and develop capacity building plan with regional assistance. Seeks opportunities for HN implementation research, and communicates learnings from programming. Plays a key role in representing WVT at key H&N technical meetings and with the donors, and will liaise with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (or their equivalents), including liaison on behalf of WVT with Health and Nutrition Authorities, as well as various related NGO partners. Maintains situation awareness of potential public health emergencies and ensures readiness for sector response. ?

Observe mission and core values of World Vision and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities: (please define in output format – 1-10 things of what you expect to see as a result of this position)

SN. Key Outputs/Responsibilities

(Accounatbilities and Results)

Weight (%) End Results Expected
1. Technical Leadership

  • Contribute to overall WVT strategy; ensure health priorities reflected in national strategy
  • Develop H&N technical approaches, ensuring alignment with WVT strategy and regional and global health priorities and cross-sectoral considerations
  • Develop H&N technical guidance aligned with technical approach
  • Develop systems and processes to support programs to have common health approaches
  • Ensure ongoing improvements to health TA/TP design to ensure it remains relevant to context, incorporates innovation, by receiving and analyzing field-level information
  • Remain up to date with public health and nutrition research, policy, guidance and initiatives and ensure dissemination to H&N technical staff
  • Ensure projects are aligned with WVT and regional strategy, and H&N TA
  • Develop and/or contextualize models, methodologies and tools for health programming implementation
  • Provide leadership, support and technical guidance to field staff in implementation of health programming
  • Conduct field visits and ensure H&N teams do so to ensure health staff are adequately informed, trained and provided with necessary work tools.
  • Technically supervise H&N Grant Managers to ensre grants are implemented as per donor requirements.
20% WVT health technical approach aligned with regional and global HN strategy, and represent the best possible address of Tanzania contexts.

Quality assurance of H&N programming in NO

Field staff involved in H&N programming adequately guided to understand H&N technical approach and minimum standards, and supported to meet these

2 Capacity Development

  • Assessment of NO H&N staff capacities/ competencies
  • Communicate capacity building needs and develop H&N staff capacity building plans with P&C
  • Prepare Manuals and guidelines for staff and community training in Health, Nutrition and WASH programs
  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on health technical modules, public health topics, through trainings, workshops, technical backstopping etc
  • Conduct trainings at ToF/TOT level in select HHN project models
  • Assist in capacity building of local government, CBOs,CPGs, Church/FBOs, CCCs and other community groups
10% WVT has a capacity building plan and have technically skilled staff who are equipped to perform their jobs
3 Learning and Evidence Base Development, Dissemination and Knowledge Management

  • Identify and implement opportunities for research to enhance learning and build the evidence base/generate evidence, ideally with academic partners.
  • Spearhead research, documentation and reflection exercises for learning in collaboration with other sector specialists.
  • Collect, document and disseminate field best practices, case studies and success stories
  • Develop conference abstracts and/or publications based on learnings and best practice
5% There is documentation of proven practice, operations research and learnings which can be scaled up in programs

Implementation of evidence based learnings translates into improved programming impact on health initiatives

4 Resource Mobilization

  • Preposition WVT for grants in H&N technical sector, working with national GAM team
  • Mapping of donors in H&N; understand donor expectations, technical priorities, key strategic approaches
  • Track multilateral, bilateral and local funding programs to access resources
  • Map potential partners with strengths that would be complementary to WVT in filling gaps in a grant opportunity
  • Prepare detailed health or sub-sector capability statement for WVT
  • Support the relevant division to ensure that all aspects of the project development, funding concepts and proposals are accurate and professionally prepared
  • Prepare concept papers and proposals for fund raising, marketing with SOs
15% There are increased relevant grant opportunities identified for WVT and are in the grant pipeline

Proposals submitted are technically sound

5 Quality Assurance

  • Review H&N reports, H&N TA, TPs and AP plans for quality.
  • High quality monitoring, supervision and evaluation of health programs to ensure quality implementation. Includes technical backstopping, reflection, lessons learned events, etc., to ensure programming on track
  • Ensure ADP designs aligned to TA/TP, ensure implementation meets minimum standards
  • Liaise with other organizations to collaborate in standard setting
  • Participate with DME team in designing, redesigning and elaborating logframes for H&N programming.
  • Ensure standardization of H&N indicators and project models across projects
  • Links with national HMIS (health management information systems)
10% APs and Grants implementation meet technical H&N requirements.

H&N program implementation meets minimum standards

6 HN Advocacy

  • Incorporate local-to-national H&N advocacy and campaigning in H&N Technical Approach and programming, with assistance of advocacy team
  • Accompany advocacy and SLT members to meetings with health departments
  • Provide technical input into policy briefings/ensure quality of advocacy product content
  • Understand and include advocacy staff in health TAs and TP
  • Obtain evidence from health programs and data from CVA to inform policy at sub-national and national level and to be used in government relations
  • Engage where appropriate in advocacy-related coalitions
  • Be part of CHN cross-functional team
  • Ensure CVA for health is scaled up to critical
5% WVT influence on H&N advocacy agenda in the country is improved
7 Networking, Partnering, and External Representation

  • Work with SLT for health and Nutrition positioning and innovative positioning for WVT programs
  • Represent WVT at external workshops, technical forums, etc, engaging with MoH + other relevant ministries, donors and other health partners.
  • Ensure WVT is prominent actor at all levels;
  • Networking with MoH, contribute to Tanzania government strategy or national plans (e.g. the CHW plan, the malaria strategy, the HIV strategy, )
  • Partnership agreements with government institutions, NGOs and international bodies
  • Develop strategic partnerships with private sector with more intentional engagements with private sector/corporates
  • Compile updated fact sheets on health programming to support the partnering and external engagement teams.
10% WVT influence on the health agenda to external partners, donors, academia and civil society organizations, is strengthened in the Tanzania
8 Disaster Preparedness/HEA

  • Maintain situational awareness of actual and potential hazards before, during and after a disaster or public health emergency
  • Understand the early warning and response mechanisms at regional/national level and local government engagement
  • Collaborate cross-sectorally in emergency preparedness and disaster response.
  • Provide technical input into emergency response work, if necessary
  • Guide community hazard vulnerability analysis in area of health and nutrition
  • Solve problems under emergency conditions
5% WVT is adequately prepared for potential public health emergencies
9 Team Performance Management

  • Participate in recruitment and hiring of H&N technical staff, together with P&C
  • Works with the Program Quality and Strategy director to ensure a high performance management culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity to enhance smooth staff relations and accountability.
  • Manage H&N technical team
10% National H&N technical staff are supported in their roles
10 Core Values and Stewardship

  • Provide spiritual support to staff of the Division and reinforce the core values to enable understanding of the WV operations and culture.
  • Manage the WVT material and financial resources to ensure Stewardship and accountability in Program Quality and Strategy Division.

PROFILE: Core Capabilities: (proficiency levels; 1= developing 2 = proficient 3= advanced)

Core Capability Proficiency level

(1, 2, 3)

Examples of advanced proficiencies

(A full list of indicators available in Core Capabilities into Job Descriptions – A Manager’s Guide)

Indv Ldr
Achieving Capabilities
Achieving quality results and service 3 3 Example:Takes initiative to focus on quality outcomes and services to beneficiaries and customers

Effectively communicate with others to create shared meaning and understanding

Practicing accountability and integrity 3 3
Communicating information effectively 3 3
Thinking Capabilities
Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly 3 3 Example: Analyses issues and events, organizing information within its context for maximum effect

Understanding various sectors of the humanitarian industry, key stakeholders and operational context and issues

Identify better approaches to work and create opportunities for change

Understanding the Humanitarian industry 3 3
Understanding WV’s mission & operations 2 2
Practicing innovation & change 3 3
Self-managing Capabilities
Demonstrating Christ-centered life and work 3 3 Example:Models a life style of Christ centred witness and service

Routinely look for opportunities to learn, improve, change and grow

Learning for growth and development 3 3
Maintaining work/life balance 2 2
Relational Capabilities
Building collaborative relationships 3 3 Example :
Practicing gender & cultural diversity 3 3
Influencing individuals & groups 3 3

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Minimum Qualification required :

  • Master Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related field; in most situations a doctoral degree preferred, with at least 5 years practical experience in Public health programming with a reputable organization
  • A deep knowledge of the health and nutrition issues that affect the country, with significant H&N experience in the country
  • Knowledge and skills in health data management/monitoring & evaluation
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability

Additional work experience (minimum requirement):

  1. 5+ years experience in public health programs
  2. Proven experience in managing community health and nutrition projects

3. Experience leading and managing a professional technical team

Preferred: Skills, knowledge and Experience

Other technical skills and abilities:

  • 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 and HIV&AIDS programs
  • Ability to build partnerships/networks with other stake holders
  • Multi-sectoral/integrated program design and implementation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A strong aptitude for organizational change, participatory and servant leadership, innovation, learning, team building
  • Keen sense of justice and gender equity
  • Working knowledge of child sponsorship as a programming and support mechanism.
  • Full ability to communicate cross-culturally and be cross-culturally sensitive.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
  • Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel is required.
  • On call: 10%

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