Gold Star Kenya Senior Technical Advisor OVC Jobs in Kenya

Gold Star Kenya Senior Technical Advisor OVC Jobs in Kenya

Position purpose

The Senior Technical Advisor -OVC is responsible for the technical oversight of the project and is specifically responsible for project implementation that relates to community, the vulnerable children and families, and ensure strong linkages with facility level and other service delivery points.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of strategies, interventions and activities that address the holistic needs of vulnerable children in a friendly manner, including their health, education psychosocial, protection and economic strengthening needs.
  • Ensure that the project engages children in all stages of the project to promote child participation, leadership and ensure that their perspectives are taken into consideration.
  • Ensure that project strategies and activities addressing children and adolescents are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally-recognized best practices aligned to national policies.
  • Ensure the project addresses the needs of highly vulnerable sub-groups of children, such as adolescent girls, HIV positive children and children living with disabilities.
  • Ensure all child -focused strategies are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming.
  • Promote integration across a range of services for children to take a holistic, family-centered approach to improving their well being.
  • Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in working in child-related services under the project.
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports
    Monitor and maintain relevant manuals, training materials and reports for youth interventions.

    Requirements
  • A master’s Degree in social sciences or related field.
  • Eight years of experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, with five of these years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya.
  • During this period she/he should have been involved with social services
    and or public health project design, implementation, reporting and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art experience at a mid- or senior level in at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; quality improvement; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce; M&E; and operations research.
  • Five years demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities.
  • At least five years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USAID funded programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language

    How to Apply
  • Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: gskenya-hr@goldstarkenya.org.
  • Please quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received by 27th September 2019.
  • Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Gold Star Kenya Senior Technical Advisor OVC Jobs in Kenya

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