OVC Project Officer at African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE RWANDA): (Deadline 17 September 2020)
USAID Ubaka Ejo (UUE) “Build the Future” activity intends to improve the socio-economic resilience to and reduce the risk of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and their families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in the three districts of Kigali; Gasabo, Kicukiro, Nyarugenge.
1. PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The project officer is responsible for project implementation at the community level. He/she is involved in households’ identification, screening, registration and conduct home visits to enrolled beneficiaries to ensure that project objectives are achieved.
2. Detailed duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinate caseworkers and community linkage facilitators in OVC programming in line with the PEPFAR OVC guidance and implementation model and provide them with required technical support
- Oversee screening and enrolment of vulnerable children into the OVC program based on the case management tool
- Create and maintain an up to date case file for each OVC ensuring documentation of case follow up, achievement and closure,
- Visit OVC in schools to monitor/track academic performance
- Formulate strategies focused on achieving OVC graduation benchmarks and track progress towards graduation.
- Participate both in internal and external Program Quality Assurance Activities such as DQA and SIMS and ensure the organization score excellent in all evaluations and assessments.
- The incumbent will deliver economic strengthening and education initiatives to the critically vulnerable OVC households to access education and life skills
- Work closely with health facilities and community structures to support bi-directional referral and linkage of CLHIV/ALHIV to receive high-quality primary health care packages including HIV services
- Coordinate the work of different OVC stakeholders and community structures within the allocated district to deliver services in the core program areas to meet the needs of OVC.
- Lead in the development of district join work plans, review activities budgets, and accountabilities
- Prepare and submit high quality and timely reports to the Branch manager
- Participate in the meetings organized by local district and sectors authorities as well as those organized by the program
- Perform any other tasks requested by the organization’s hierarchy.
Minimum required qualifications and skills
- The ideal candidate for the Ubaka Ejo program OVC Project Officer should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, or health-related field.
- More than 3 years of experience working with PLHIV, OVC, MVC, or other vulnerable.
- High level of language proficiency in English; able to make oral presentations and write clear reports.
- Self-motivated, persistent, resolute, and able to deliver without close supervision.
- A Born-again Christian who is compassionate and cares, with the ability to foster teamwork.
- Must have excellent people skills.
- Must be a good communicator, capable of effectively sharing knowledge and skills gained with others.
- Should be between 35 – 40 years old.
- Willingness to travel 30-40% of the time using a motorcycle throughout program covered zones and work flexible hours
- Computer literacy to a high standard in Microsoft Office
- Flexibility, humility, resourcefulness.
- Driving license, category A
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply!
- Expression of interest letter
- Updated CV (maximum 2 pages) with contact details
- 3 references
- Copies of educational qualifications
- Church recommendation
- Criminal Background Record
- Copy of National Identity card.
- Copy of Driving license
How to Apply
Qualified and interested candidates should submit their application documents written in English addressed to AEE Rwanda Executive Secretary exclusively to: [email protected] by September 17th, 2020 not later than 5:00pm Kigali time.
N.B. Only selected candidates will be contacted for tests.
Done at Kigali, September 10th, 2020.