Program Officer Job in Kenya - NGO

Program Officer, OVC

Job Description

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges

As a key member of the USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto (USAID-NYM) Project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities related to case management with respect to OVC in support of NYM’s work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will coordinate closely with other NYM technical team of Project Officers and Technical Advisors to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

You will be based in Kisii Office, and you will provide technical support and support supervision for OVC service delivery for Both Nyamira and Kisii counties. This will include effective coordination of the project with Department of Children services and department of Health.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with NYM’s program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

Ensure comprehensive service delivery for OVC and their families are timely and informed by case plans.

Provide technical assistance to IDF and LISP that include capacity building on case management, data use for decision making, ensure effective supervision of volunteers, case managers and other staff to provide timely and high-quality services to OVC and their families.

Work with Department of Health in Nyamira and Kisii Counties to ensure 95% enrolments of CALHIV, >95% linkage and viral load access and 95% viral suppression for enrolled CALHIV.

Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.

Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.

Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of CBOs. Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.

Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices. Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.

Represent NYM in meetings at county, sub county and ward levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, CBOs, other stakeholders, and the community.

Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and NYM standards and established schedules.

Ensure community case workers (CCWs), Child Protection Volunteers (CPVs) and mentors complete required case management forms and ensure case filing system is developed and maintained.

Create community linkages for broader community engagement in case management.

Ensure all OVC sites meets Site Improvement Monitoring Systems (SIMS) standards as prescribed by PEPFAR.

Work with project grants officer to monitor budget utilization and ensure adherence to set compliance guidelines.

Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree in public health, Social Sciences, Gender, International Development, Development Economics, or a related field

Experience in supporting Household Economic Strengthening to reedy households for graduation.

Experience in OVC Case Management approach aimed at increasing resiliency of the child and the family.

Demonstrated experience in collaborating with stakeholders e.g., DREAMS, Department of Children Services and Department of Health in identifying, enrolling and cross-referring OVC.

Working knowledge of the Children Protection Information Management System (CPIMS).

At least 4 years of work experience in OVC project.

In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.

Ability to implement participatory action planning approaches and engage County, Sub- County and Ward-level stakeholders.

Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.

Excellent understanding of the Department of Children Services and County Department of Health’s structures and services.

Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Observation, active listening, and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.

Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members and inspire teamwork among diverse partners without direct supervisory responsibilities.

Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.

Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented

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