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Lead Consultant For Community Care And Support At Management Sciences For Health

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

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Overall Responsibilities

The Lead Consultant for Community Care and Support (CCS) 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 is to provide technical guidance on programmatic issues dealing with community participation and ownership of OVC activities in and around their geographic areas of operations.

Specific Responsibilities

• Lead the capacity and needs assessments of local community organizations in project states and use data to design collaborative solutions and household-centered approaches. • Lead the delivery of services to OVC through strengthening state and LGA structures and systems. • Build community ownership and participation in OVC programming at community levels to ensure sustainability. • Support the training of Caregivers to provide better cater to the needs of OVC. • Strategically coordinate stakeholders’ response to OVC activities through linking up traditional and religious leaders with government and civil society to cater to the needs of OVC in a more holistic manner. • Support project, state and LGA teams to mobilize resources to enable CBOs to identify, protect, and provide essential services to OVC. • Work with the OVC Advisor to implement the CUBS project’s community-based response to roll out national OVC guidelines. • Support the M&E Advisor to ensure quality community-based services through ongoing program M&E. • Support the Gender Advisor to incorporate gender considerations into local programs. • Work with federal and state ministry of women affairs, USAID, and other USG OVC partners to establish linkages in communities, affected families, and OVC services. • Any other deities as assigned by the Chief of Party.


• Masters degree or Bachelors degree with equivalent experience in Social Sciences, Public health, or related field. • Expertise in OVC program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation. • Experience in working with communities to roll out programs of support for OVC and HIV and AIDS. • Experience in developing relationships with Community-based organizations, provincial and district level government officials. • Minimum of 6 years experience in community work, social work in addition to one of the following 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


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