Dec 06, 2018

Field Officer HIV

  • World Vision Swaziland
Full time Health Care Hospitality-Hotel

Job Description

Location: [Africa] [Swaziland]
Town/City: Hhohho
Category: Health
Job Type: Fixed term, Full-time Purpose of the position:

The Field Officer will be responsible to implement and coordinate the Somntongo Nutrition project activities in specific geographical area, liaise with stakeholders and supervise rural health motivators. Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others

Major Responsibilities:

  • Enrol and engage pregnant and lactating women to provide counselling on maternal, newborn and infant’s nutrition and related MNeCHN issues.
  • Train RHMs on maternal newborn and child health and nutrition as well as WASH
  • Facilitate food preparation demonstrations to build capacity of mothers and caregivers on using locally available foods to ensure adequate nutrition for pregnant mothers and infants
  • Facilitate growth monitoring and nutritional assessment for children under five years and document
  • Conduct community sensitization on appropriate nutrition for children under five years, pregnant and lactating women
  • Carry out support and monitoring field visits to staff, volunteers and partners
  • Monitor project outputs to ensure that targets are met and give routine feedback to project staff
  • Conduct data quality checks in collaboration with the project staff
  • Coordinate all assessments, research and evaluations related to the project
  • Attend ME stakeholder meetings at regional level to support new initiatives by both the partnership and stakeholders on M&E.
  • Network and coordinate with all stakeholders at regional level to support new initiatives by both the partnership and stakeholders on M&E
  • Manage all data collected from routine monitoring and surveys to ensure accuracy to influence quality programming.

PROFILE: Core Capabilities:

Core Capability Proficiency level


(1, 2, 3)

Examples of advanced proficiencies Indv Ldr Achieving Capabilities Achieving quality results and service 2 Example: Practicing accountability and integrity 2 Communicating information effectively 2 Thinking Capabilities Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly 2 Example: Understanding the Humanitarian industry 2 Understanding WV’s mission & operations 2 Practicing innovation & change 2 Self-managing Capabilities Demonstrating Christ-centred life and work 1 Example: Learning for growth and development 1 Maintaining work/life balance 2 Relational Capabilities Building collaborative relationships 1 Example: Practicing gender & cultural diversity 1 Influencing individuals & groups 1

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • BSC food science or consumer science, a Bachelor degree in Health is an added advantage
  • A certificate in social work and welfare, community development, HIV & AIDs Management, psychosocial support or related field
  • 20 – 35 years old
  • Must reside in the same community/chiefdom where the project is being implemented
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in working in HIV related field or with youth, adolescents, and communities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Experience and good facilitation skills especially in HIV prevention and treatment literacy workshops at community level
  • Previous exposure to working with children and youth mentoring, leadership, lay counselling and sexuality training programs would be an added advantage
  • Experience in nutrition programming
  • Experience in working in WVS an added advantage
  • Experience in working with communities will be an added advantage
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in MS package
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain working relationships with staff and other stakeholders
  • Experience in community engagement and programming
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in report writing (management and donor reports)
  • Mobile data collection an added advantage

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with travel to the field
  • Travel: travel domestically up to 80 % of the time.

Application Procedures & Deadline

All applications must be done electronically to World Vision careers website not later than 11 December 2018 at 1700 hrs. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Refer to the following link for full job details and posting your application:

NOTE: Applicants are advised that if they do not receive any correspondence from World Vision Swaziland by Friday 31 December 2018, they should consider their applications unsuccessful.

Tagged as: Consumer Science, Healthcare, Nutritionist

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