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Technical Specialist, Health

Oxfam Canada

 

Are you looking for more than a job? At World Vision Canada we offer challenging careers that change the lives of children all over the world and it will change yours too. Come and be part of a team of over 500 Canadians with a vision for the world: Life in all its fullness for every child.

You will experience Christian faith in action helping to make real and lasting change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Join the World Vision Canada team and be part of a powerful and effective force for good: For Children. For Change. For Life.

Job Description:
The Technical Specialist, Health will provide technical leadership for World Vision Canada’s (WVC) work in Health. The position will focus on expanding World Vision Canada’s programming in Health and will play a critical role in developing, growing and supporting World Vision Canada’s capacity and expertise in the sector, through strategically developing, directing and managing programs; developing donor relations and securing donor funding and advocating for appropriate policy with a focus on results based management. The position represents World Vision Canada internally and externally, working collaboratively with the other Programs & Policy technical specialists as well as other World Vision Canada departments and the larger World Vision partnership.
The Technical Specialist, Health will report to the Lead, Monitoring and Evaluation, within the Resource Acquisition and Management department while working collaboratively with other Technical Specialists; the International Programs department; the Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Team (HEA); Advocacy and Policy and other relevant colleagues at WVC. The position is based at World Vision Canada’s Mississauga Office with significant overseas travel.
• Expands the scope and diversity of WVC’s resource base in Health through technical support for resource acquisition and donor engagement, as well as providing technical and management oversight as appropriate.
• Investigates and pursues opportunities to increase the extent and quality of WVC’s Health programming, especially in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Adolescent Health, Nutrition and Mental Health, in collaboration with field partners and WVC colleagues.
• Drafts concept papers and proposals in participatory processes with field partners for presentation to donors.
• Reviews Health related resource acquisition opportunities, including support to donor pre-positioning, grant proposal writing and review, and grant start up and implementation.
• Strengthens the capacity of all stakeholders, both in WVC and the field, in Health through training, coaching and mentoring to support quality programing leading to measurable impact.
• Contributes to development of World Vision (WV) National, Regional and global Health strategies.
• Develops institutional Health capacity building strategy driven by donor and field needs in collaboration with the other departments and support the execution of these plans.
• Maintains current knowledge of research findings, standards and guidelines for Health programming through accessing relevant state-of-the-art approaches, innovations and good practice bench marks and sharing these with WVC and its partners.
• Coordinates evaluation of Health programming at various levels and coordinates operational research and learning in the sector.
• Ensures WVC funded programs and policy influence initiatives are aligned with World Vision International (WVI) global Health technical standards as well as global best practices contributing to improved child wellbeing.
• Provides technical support to Health programs in both emergency and development contexts. This support includes guidance on the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, through ongoing correspondence with field partners, review of proposals and reports, and regular field visits.
• Provides technical support through Program Support Team of Health Technical Approaches and Programs
• Liaises with marketing department and program donors, providing program updates and advocating for field partners as appropriate. Enhance the credibility of WVC’s sectoral expertise through the establishment of strategic partnerships and alliances for external representation of WVC’s programming
• Represents WV’s work in Health to external agencies through correspondence, dissemination of assessment findings and lessons learned, and participation in professional conferences and networks.
• Contributes to thought leadership in the sector through publications, policy discourse and influence.
• Liaises with other WV entities working in Health

Job Requirements:

• The successful candidate should possess a Master’s degree in Public Health, Global Health or other related discipline with five years of relevant experience in a developing country environment.
• A minimum of five years’ experience developing, leading and managing complex, large scale Health initiatives, particularly in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Adolescent Health, Nutrition and Mental Health.
• Experience in Health programming in the international development context with a gender equality lens is key to this position.
• Experience in policy influence and Health policy development
• Demonstrated ability to mobilize stakeholders into partnerships and alliances, lead and facilitate collaborative processes
• To be successful, candidates will have excellent facilitation skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written, strong negotiation, diplomacy, strong leadership and team work skills.
• Strong written and oral communication skills in both English and French are highly desirable for this position.
• Also required are analytical skills for synthesis of materials, evaluations, and preparation of presentations/articles for publication as well as experience in a PC environment and the MS Office suite of software.
• Data base management or familiarity with statistical software is an asset.
• Evidence of a highly motivated team player is necessary.

How to Apply:

World Vision is committed to the protection of children; all offers of employment will be conditional upon the successful completion of reference checks and a Police background check. Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the core values and mission of the World Vision partnership.

World Vision Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Interested applicants are asked to complete an online application via our careers website:

https://canr53.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/wvc/Posting/View/1373

Application deadline: November 10, 2017

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