Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans OVC/Case Management Manager Jobs

Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans OVC/Case Management Manager Jobs

Job Summary

  • The OVC Manager supports and manages the technical implementation of the USAID ICYD Activity across the 4 districts supported by UWESO.

  • The OVC Manager will coordinate delivery of OVC programming, including ongoing service delivery to transitioning OVC (majority children living with HIV and vulnerable adolescent girls), oversight of roll out national case management tools, assessing and enrolling OVC beneficiaries onto the program using the clinic as the primary entry point for identifying and enrolling beneficiaries, and delivering, coordinating, documenting and reporting on HIV and social protection services within an integrated referral network and case management system.

  • The OVC Manager will work closely with the M&E Manager and Finance Manager to ensure coordinated resource and quality technical support to deliver quality services to families and meet and report on comprehensive and prevention performance targets.

  • S/he will ensure the OVC team supports the identification, enrolment, retention, and provision of a continuum of health and social protection services to OVC and AGYW supported by the project.

  • The OVC Manager will ideally bring expertise in USAID OVC programming with specific expertise in GBV/HIV prevention and response programming with children living with HIV and adolescent girls within a case management approach.

  • The OVC/Case Management Manager will report to the Head Programs and the Regional Consortium Team Leader.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee, plan, and coordinate all OVC activities under the project

  • Provide regular support supervision, coaching and mentoring to the program team and community structures across the implementation districts.

  • Support roll out of national case management standard operating procedures, tools, job aids, guidelines, and trainings for government and project staff.

  • Champion strategies to strengthen bi-directional facility/community linkages towards improved OVC/AGYW continuum of care with focus on optimizing health and social services.

  • Oversee and ensure case conferencing takes place between health facility and social welfare staff to support index testing, retention on care, ART adherence and viral load suppression for children and adolescents living with HIV.

  • Provide the ICYD team in the identification of GBV, child protection and VAC issues and to facilitate case conferences and referrals for services.

  • Provide quality assurance towards strengthening case management and referral coordination.

  • Work closely with the
    ICYD capacity development team to coordinate and move forward capacity development as well as programming in tandem.

  • Liaise with the M&E team in tracking and reporting related targets.

  • Compile quarterly and annual progress reports.

  • Participate in the development and execution of project work plans to ensure realization of project goals and objectives.

  • Promote quality and cost-effective interventions and outcomes while maintaining high standards of stewardship and accountability for all activity resources

  • Support and work with technical leads from consortium partners to ensure harmonized planning and implementation of activities in respective thematic areas to achieve project goals.

  • Represent and promote program interventions in district, national and multi-agency meetings.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Social Work or any Social Sciences with similar qualifications.

  • At least three years’ experience working on a large project and experience with USAID funded programs/projects necessary.

  • Demonstrated ability in designing, coordinating, and implementing OVC/Youth HIV programs and PEPFAR supported activities

  • Proven experience in the design, implementation, and management of case management programs in Uganda.

  • Experience with implementing OVC interventions and programming, case management direct service to OVC households and knowledge of HIV/AIDS service delivery among caregivers and children living with HIV.

  • Ability to work with multi-sectoral agencies, such as community social services, schools, health facilities, and OVC service providers, preferably including experience in leading coordination efforts.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently, take initiatives and leadership

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain partnerships with government stakeholders.

  • Experience managing teams and building partnerships in complex situations

  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to represent the organization at different levels.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans OVC/Case Management Manager Jobs

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