Integrated Service on Health and Development Organization /ISHDOOrphan and Vulnerable Children Service (OVC) Director Jobs in Ethiopia

Integrated Service on Health and Development Organization /ISHDOOrphan and Vulnerable Children Service (OVC) Director Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Summary

  • The OVC Service Director will be responsible for leading the planning, coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating case achievement goals and benchmarks for target OVC and their families.

  • S/he will be responsible for ensuring identification, assessment/reassessment, case plan development and updating, case plan implementation, monitoring and closure that adhere to established quality standards and procedures.

  • S/he will direct the support of OVC and families to achieve health, schooling, stability and safety goals. Education, psychosocial support, child protection, legal support, nutrition, economic security services within the case plan achievement benchmarks.

    Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the overall Family focused HIV prevention, care and treatment on comprehensive OVC and primary prevention services.

  • Lead the adaptation of guidelines, SOPs and manuals on OVC programming are and ensure it is implemented is as per the standard.

  • Lead the implementation of capacity building trainings to care and support officers social workers ,Economic strengthening teams to ensure it is cascaded to Caseworkers

  • Lead the Follow-up and support to Partners in establishing village loan and saving association to reduce economic vulnerability of affected households and individuals

  • lead planning and facilitation of technical workshops and capacity building training in OVC programming, HIV/AIDS, BCC, etc.

  • Ensuring the provision of high quality OVC services by partners through regular follow-up and support.

  • Ensuring deliverables and targets on Comprehensive OVC and primary prevention are on the right track on regular bases

  • Lead the Provision of technical guidance and support to project staff

  • Ensure the coordination of OVC activities with other project activities for synergic impact

  • Lead the budgeting and staffing plans and activities for OVC programming

  • Engage in technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in OVC for staff and implementing partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.

  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to OVC

  • Ensure timely and appropriate project resources utilization

  • Prepare and submit regular and timely performance reports to the
    COP adhering to USAID reporting requirements

  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor

    Job Requirements

    Required Education and Experiences

  • A minimum of Master’s Degree in public health, Nursing or social sciences or related fields

  • 10 years of direct experience in OVC response and a minimum of 5 years PEPFAR OVC and or HIV/AIDS programs in Ethiopia s an added advantage

  • Experience with social development, health child protection, household, social protection, education, health and nutrition and HIV/AIDS care and support.

  • Experience in the prevention of HIV/AIDS with a focus on highly vulnerable children

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with local government, community and public health facilities, private sector entities, and local community structures.

  • Commitment to the wellbeing of children and safeguarding and child protection matters

  • Experience engaging with government departments (e.g. Ministry of Health, regional health bureau, local health institutions) and partner organizations

    Personal Skills

  • Ability to coordinate multiple assignments
    Skills in determining priorities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and positive professional attitude

  • Ability to represent the project in a professional manner at all times

  • Excellent written and communication skills in English language

  • Skills in MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are required to fill in only the attached application form and submit the form along with their short CV not longer than 4 pages and application letter through the organizations email address within 10 working days from the date of announcement.

  • Please write the position you applied for, in the subject area.

  • Note. Please don’t send educational testimonials and other documents. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

  • ISHDO provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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