The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a Global leader in the fight against Pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 Countries at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected.
In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment.
EGPAF is mainly funded by PEPFAR through The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
EGPAF in Kenya is recruiting for a Project Officer – OVC Care and Support to be based NairobiReporting to the Prevention Advisor, the Project Officer – OVC care and support will work to provide technical assistance and support to local indigenous organizations implementing a comprehensive OVC care program.
He/she should be able to work with the organizations in order to ensure that the children access optimum eligible services either directly or through the establishment of viable networks with the relevant stakeholders.
He/she is to ensure smooth transition of OVCs and empower the caregivers in supporting them and overall work towards to improving the welfare of the OVCs.Duties & Responsibilities
Provide technical support and assistance to the local organizations implementing OVC program
- Ensure all children and the caregivers access the eligible services as outlined in the OVC curricular
- Conduct routine visit to OVCs in their homes and school setting
- Enable the caregivers to set up viable income generating activities towards ensuring sustainable support
- Ensure timely reporting of program by the various organizations;
- Ensure all the organizations are fully utilizing the OLMIS tool as part of their programming
- Enable the effective roll out of the various EBIs to the OVCs and their caregivers
- Identify training needs, plan trainings and facilitate training sessions
- Play key role in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement of the OVC program.
- Identify, document and share key lessons learnt on OVC program.
Qualifications and Competencies
- Degree in Public Health, Social and/or Behavioural Sciences or a related field, with specific emphasis on community-level health promotion and/or education and/or Social Work
- Minimum five years of experience in designing and implementing large-scale OVC care and support program. Four of those years should be in a technical leadership/management role for a project of similar size and complexity, including experience working with local indigenous organizations
- Demonstrated knowledge of OVC support and care
- Demonstrated experience in capacity building, organizational systems strengthening will be desired.
- Prior experience in building community competency and capacity for improving health and use of participatory methodologies for planning and implementing local-level activities
- Excellent interpersonal, training, facilitation, team building and problem solving skills
- Willingness to travel at 60% of the time
How to Apply
All applications should be sent to: [email protected] Application Closing Date: 11th September 2015 Only short listed candidates will be contacted.