District OVC Officer at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

General Summary

The officer will lead the day-to-day direct programme implementation of field OVC activities in liaison with the district, facility and community structures. He/she will ensure that mobilization of vulnerable persons and communities for social protection, HIV prevention, and care services is done in line with MGLSD and PEPFAR guidelines within supported communities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct assessment of beneficiary households to identify specific OVC needs for program support
  • Support functionality of OVC coordination structures at district and sub-district levels
  • Lead capacity building initiatives among OVC service providers at various levels
  • Support curricula-based initiatives aimed at empowering OVC with life skills and knowledge to prevent HIV and attain decent livelihood.
  • Build systems to ensure effective referral and linkages for OVCs to community support structures
  • Deliver economic strengthening initiatives to the critically vulnerable OVC households
  • Ensure high quality reporting of OVC activities through set national information management systems and funder databases.
  • Promote access and utilization of child protection services among vulnerable children, youths and their household members.
  • Ensure access to quality legal and protective services among victims of child abuse and survivors of Gender Based Violence
  • Strengthen provision of high quality health care packages for OVCs and their households to avert the effects of HIV and AIDS.
  • Support OVC case management and beneficiary assessments to track progress towards graduation
  • Document and report family and child success stories based on program intervention.
  • Carry out monthly data collection, analysis and reporting on OVC activities in the supported district.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the coordinator

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, social sciences or any other related field.
  • At least 3 years’ recent experience implementing USG-funded OVC programs.
  • Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft office packages
  • Teamwork and willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas.
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