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Lead Consultant For OVC Activities At Management Sciences For Health

Date Posted: 01/Dec/2013
Deadline: 13/Dec/2013
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Abuja

Overall Responsibilities

The Principal Technical Advisor (OVC services) will provide support and technical assistance aimed at improving the lives of children and families affected by HIV and AIDS. The emphasis of the role of the Principal Technical Advisor (OVC services) is to provide guidance and support to mobilize and support community-based responses that will improve the delivery of services to OVC and strengthen systems to ensure sustainable services delivery and protection of OVC particularly female adolescent OVC.

Specific Responsibilities

  • The Principal Technical Advisor (OVC services) will assist in identifying, locating and protecting OVC and providing both immediate and long-term therapeutic and social economic assistance to vulnerable household by providing:
  • Support to integrate strategies to reduce stigma and discrimination.
  • Improved delivery of services through a family centred and community based model.
  • Provide assistance to OVC in acquiring the skills and knowledge to protect them from HIV infection.
  • Strengthened networks, systems and leveraging wrap-around programs for OVC.
  • The AD OVC services will work with the Ministry of Women and Social Development counterparts, USAID Cooperating Agencies and other partners in the public and private sectors. S/he will ensure that the technical contents and quality necessary for the National Health System to support the decentralised system and to achieve an effective implementation of appropriate interventions at the national, state, district and local levels.
  • Any other duties assigned by Chief of Party
  • Mentor Senior Program Officers to provide support to the state, LGA and CSOs to enable quality holistic OVC services at community level
  • Collate and summarize quarterly reports of activities executed in the states and submit to the Chief of Party
  • Forecast and request for Basic Care Kits from Africare, and ensure suitable distribution.
  • Collaborate with service providers in the 6+1 OVC service areas to ensure that OVC and caregivers have access to needed services
  • Identify Barriers to OVC care and proffer solutions to these challenges

Qualifications

  • Masters degree or equivalent experience in Public Health or related field.
  • Expertise in OVC program design, implementation, management, public health interventions and diseases control.
  • Experience in developing relationships with provincial and district levels government officials
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in HIV/AIDS, TB, STI and/or Child Survival/IMCI projects in African countries, preferably Nigeria.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the paediatric home-based care, gender, stigma and discrimination.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Willingness to travel extensively.

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

 

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