Dominican Republic 2016mac Humanitarian Project

The EUR 1 million project was funded by the Belgium Cooperation and implemented by FAO, in collaboration with national and local partners. A total of 16 communities participated in the project: six communities from the southern region of Dominican Republic, five from Jamaica and five from the south-east region of Haiti. In 2014, TI created a global initiative – the Humanitarian Aid Integrity Programme – to work with all humanitarian stakeholders to prevent corruption and ensure the integrity of humanitarian aid. To understand the problem, we have undertaken targeted research to build up an evidence base of the risks in the sector. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC (March 15, 2011) – A U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) medical readiness and training exercise began in Santo, Dominican Republic, on March 6. At the request of the Government of the Dominican Republic, U.S. Army North Atlantic Regional Medical Command along with the Dominican Armed Forces Medical Team conducted. For more than 15 years, Project Medishare has provided services in the commune of Lahoye, a town in Haiti on the border with the Dominican Republic (DR). Project Medishare health agents have been busy registering deportees from the DR.

Why Batey?

After the privatization by the Dominican State of most of its sugar mills in the 1990s, over 1M people (mostly Haitian migrant cane cutters and their Dominican offspring) living in deep rural “batey” communities were left abandoned and with no clear future. BRA responded to the critical situation by approaching the President of the Republic (Hipólito Mejía), the Director of the State Sugar Council (Victor Manuel Baez) and the Minister of Public Health (Dr. Juan Octavio Ceballos) and present them our plan to install modern medical facilities within these highly impoverished and vulnerable enclaves. All three responded positively, which later led to the significant investment by BRA of more than $120M in social development programs within the bateyes from 1997-2017.

Project

The logo of the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) uniquely embodies several levels of meaning – four human-like beings representing: 1) the international community, 2) partners, 3) local governments, and 4) beneficiary populations holding hands that suggest cooperation, mutual respect and understanding, sharing and the reinforcement of individual efforts when joined together.

At the same time, the word batey, meaning in Taino Indian, the Community, creates the strongest spiritual value that a Community is everywhere, and that all of its members, regardless of race, gender, creed, religion, national origin or political affiliation, must endeavor to secure its stability, survival and future only by working together in harmony. Finally, the logo’s totality endows a joyful gesture that expresses accomplishment, liberation and spiritual uplift.

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Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Project Officer Health - MANE Project

Report to: Project Manager

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Location: Mayuge District

Purpose of the position:

The Project Officer Health is responsible for direct project implementation and contributes to the project outcomes in line with World Vision’s policies and standards.

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Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project Management

  • Take the lead in the roll out of the projects activities by ensuring that the projects are using the most appropriate innovative and cost effective technologies.

  • Provide necessary technical guidance to system’s partners during the course of the project

  • Manage, and supervise all core interventions at the lower level with in the DIP

  • Work closely with health specialist for the purpose of quality assurance of activities execution

Partnerships Development

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  • Liaise with development agencies and partners on collaborative work related to NTDs and other initiatives to position World Vision as a strategic partner in health landscape

Reporting and Accountability

  • Maintains records of activity implementation as approved by the PM in a developed ToR

  • Produces monthly report that shows what has been active and done in the project area

  • Manage allocated monies and organization resources (such as phones, cameras, bike cards) as per agreed practices

  • Prepares for and participates in evaluation projects when required

  • Participates in meetings and contribute to organization development

Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation

  • Works with the Project coordinator in the preparation of quality project reports are submitted on time to support offices and donors.

  • Work with health specialist/staff and program development team in the roll out of baseline surveys and evaluation of the project, on the required basis

  • Oversee the rollout of the project data collection process at the community and health facility level

Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Project coordinator

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.

Dominican Republic 2016 Mac Humanitarian Project Manager

  • Must have a University Degree in Public health and Environmental Health Sciences

  • Masters of Public health is added experience

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in working in the area of health.

  • Experience in working communities with good knowledge of public health system and structures

  • Knowledge of NTD methodologies and other related approaches

  • Report writing skills,

  • Perform other duties as required.

  • Working under minimum supervision,

  • Computer Literacy

  • Practicing gender & cultural diversity

  • Resource mobilization