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OVC Officer Job in Kisumu Kenya

Title: OVC Officer

Reports To:
 Program Manager

 Head Office (Kisumu)

Closing Date:
 26th December, 2011

Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit an OVC Officer to perform the functions outlined below.

A. Main Purpose and Scope

The OVC Officer is responsible for providing grassroots level technical support and guidance to the CBOs and their constituent groups where this is applicable, to ensure the continuation of a “care giver group-lead” and sustainable OVC service delivery that demonstrates OVC standard care package.

She/he will support the CBOs to facilitate, promote and ensure that the activities of the groups are linked to other locally available services within the government and other civil society organizations.

She/he will provide close supportive supervision and spot-checks to OVC households and service delivery points (schools, Feeding centres etc) through the respective CBOs.

B. Duties & Responsibilities:
  • To promote linkages between Government Ministries/departments like Health and Children’s department, and other stakeholders and civil society organizations.
  • To facilitate, guide and direct the CBOs in a proactive approach to planning and address identified OVC and caregiver needs.
  • To document all services provided to OVC and caregivers including lessons learnt best practices and individual success stories.
  • To contribute to the consolidation of the family-centered and community-focused Model of OVC care.
  • To actively participate in routine supervision and follow-up on OVC and caregiver service delivery at community level and extend this to service delivery points.
  • To participate, on behalf of the program manager, in Locational and Sub-Locational AACs or other forums as may be appropriate.
  • To maintain programmatic functional relationship with Training & Organizational Development and Economic Strengthening Officer.
  • To collate OVC monthly and quarterly progress reports ensuring that the reports are of the required quality and timely.
  • Plan and oversee implementation of the education support to Omega supported OVC.
C. Qualifications:
  • At least three years of experience in community development work preferably in the field of community health with Orphans and Vulnerable Children and their care givers.
  • Bachelors’ degree or Diploma level education in Social work and community development.
  • Knowledge and experience with NGO operations and community-based programming.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially with community-based groups.
  • Knowledge and Use of computer (MS office).
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team is essential.
D. Critical Competencies

The incumbent must have strong analytical skills; have excellent interpersonal; communication, strong results orientation, organizational, creative and multitasking ability.

Proficient in Project cycle management, posses excellent oral/written communication; aptitude for report writing. Willing to work under pressure and within tight deadlines.

E. Desirable Characteristics
  • Mature and professional composure
  • Highest level of honesty and integrity
  • Eagerness to develop personally/professionally, willingness to learn, develop new skills, and take on more responsibilities
  • Openness to working in a flexible work environment with fast evolving systems and Procedures
  • High level of initiative in improving the organization’s working environment
  • Results oriented to the point that person is willing to engage hands-on with duties of all variety
F. Terms & Conditions

1. Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.

2. Availability for interviews in the week of 27th - 30th December 2011.

3. One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to the

Human Resources Office,
Omega Foundation,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

Application deadline is 26th December 2011.

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