Internal / External Vacancy Announcement
Save Your Holy Land Association (SYHLA) is an indigenous non-governmental organization established not for making profit. SYHLA is undertaking various projects such as Sexual & Reproductive Health, Girls’ Education, and Caring for Vulnerable Children projects in selected districts of North Wollo Zone, Amhara regional state. SYHLA strives to mobilize the community in health, education and eco-tourism to bring about desirable changes in life and the environment in collaboration with individuals, community and institutions. Therefore, SYHLA seeks to employ qualified personnel for its USAID donated HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services Project implementing in collaboration with Amhara Development Association at Woldia, Kobo, Raya Kobo, Mersa, Lalibela and Sekota towns. Hence SYHLA would like to invite competent applicants for the OVC Case Management Service Specialist job position.
Duties and Responsibilities for OVC Case Management Service Specialist
Job Summary: The OVC Case Management Service Specialist is responsible to develop, implement and strengthen capacity in an effective OVC strategy for the program to 1) identify OVCs; 2) perform a rapid needs assessment of identified OVCs and 3) provide services to OVC and siblings & caretakers; providing technical assistance and support to case workers, social service workers, stakeholders and partners to implement the above-mentioned strategy, establishing and maintaining effective referral networks; and fostering an environment to provide the OVC minimum package of services within a quality technical program. The role will also have a strong focus on providing a family approach to Care and Support training, mentoring & supervision in providing home-based palliative care for people living with HIV including nutritional assessments and ART adherence support, referrals to testing, prevention clubs and other services for OVCs.
Duties and responsibilities
- Assure the contribution of the project to the National and Global Health Agenda, including an AIDS-free generation, the UN-AIDS 95/95/95 goals, and its targets of Ending HIV by 2030.
- Prepare action plan and produce consolidated and well organized monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of the OVC CM service and submits on time to M&E officer and PC.
- Participate in staff meetings and in quarterly stakeholders review meetings, in different workshops and trainings when invited.
- Ensure that the targeted sub populations are exhaustively identified, screened, enrolled and appropriately served in the comprehensive case management process.
- Focus on the wellbeing of children and in safeguarding & child protection matters for prevention of HIV with a focus on highly vulnerable children and their caregivers.
- Deliver to meet that the given target for each project implementation activities on the specified time
- Ensure appropriate referrals to care and treatment, social centers for prevention and other OVC activities and provide technical support and ensure the referral systems are efficient and effective.
- Ensure provision of high quality home-based palliative care for people living with HIV (PLHIV) using a family approach, targeting both PLHIV and OVCs.
- Work together with partners & stakeholders to identify OVCs, assess the OVCs identified and provide basic service packages to OVCs, sibling and caretakers.
- Provide technical assistance to officers and field workers in key areas of OVC programming, HIV/AIDS prevention, family-focused approach to Palliative care and support
- Monitoring, mentoring and providing supportive supervision at spot level to improve the quality of case management services provided to OVC and their caretakers.
- Conduct home to home visits, graduation readiness assessment and case closure for those who meet the graduation benchmarks.
- Draw lessons, best practices and success stories to write for reporting and documentation purpose
- In addition to the above listed duties and responsibilities, he shall perform other appropriate activities assigned by the organization.
Project: USAID funded Family-Focused HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment Services
Reports to: Immediate Supervisor
Duty station: Woldia
Working place: Woldia, Kobo & Lalibela
Term of Employment: Full time for 12 months contract (October 1, 2021 to September30, 2022) with a possibility of extension based on the proven performance of the employee and the continuation of the project.Working place: Lalibela
Qualification / Skill
- MSc/MA/BSc/BA in Public Health, HO, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Economics or other related SS fields with Certificate on Better Parenting, Case Management
- 4/6 years, 2 of which on PEPFAR /USAID funded HIV/AIDS programs
How to Apply
Interested applicants who fulfill the minimum requirements are invited to apply and submit your signed application letter, updated CV and non-returnable photocopies of all academic credentials, testimonials and any other supporting training certificates and related work experiences in person to Dessie ADA Building (Building 4th floor, room number 407) within Ten (10) consecutive days from the date of announcement. For remote applicants you can use this email address to apply: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted for evaluation. Exam date & place will be notified for short listed candidates through phone calls.
SYHLA encourages female candidates to apply.