6 District OVC Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

 

Job Title:    District OVC Officer (6 Positions)

Organization:  Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:  Kampala
and Wakiso, Uganda

Vacancy Code:
DOVCO-X003

Reports to: Regional
OVC Program Coordinator

 

About US:

The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission
is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious
diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational
areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and
Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified
IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System
Strengthening.

 

Job Summary:   The District OVC 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 Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Conduct assessment of beneficiary households to
identify specific OVC needs
for
program support

·        
Support functionality of OVC coordination structures
at distric
t and subdistrict
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 nati
onal 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 progr
ess 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:

·        
The
applicant must hold a
bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social
Administration, social
sciences
or any other related field.

·        
A minimum
of three years of
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.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified
and interested should send their CVs, including details of email address,
present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of
three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address with
an application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug

 

Key Notes:

·        
IDI is
an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any
other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

·        
In this
particular recruitment, preference will be given to internal interested
candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a
period of at least one year.

·        
Make
sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one
document.

·        
Indicate
the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

·        
Please
note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your
application will not be considered.

·        
Any form
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

·        
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted..

 

Deadline: 19th November, 2020

 

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