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District Case Management Officer at Diocese of Chikwawa

Diocese of Chikwawa

The Diocese of Chikwawa in partnership with Bantwana/World Education Initiative is implementing a
USAID Ana Patsogolo Activity (APA) Project. The Diocese of Chikwawa, therefore, seeks to engage the
services of well experienced, highly motivated and suitably qualified persons of Malawi origin to fill the
following position tenable at Chikwawa. The following are the details of the vacant position:

1. Position: District Case Management Officer

Reports to : Programme Manager OVC

Location: Chikwawa

Purpose of the Position

The District Case Management Officer will support the Case Management function and Coordination
in the provision of comprehensive service to vulnerable children in the targeted communities within the district. The Officer will be responsible for working and collaborating with civil society organizations (CSOs), the district Community Based Services Department, local agencies and child protection service providers to facilitate appropriate case identification, assessment, case planning, referrals and monitoring, and providing technical guidance to field assistants to ensure vulnerable children and their caregivers are receiving comprehensive OVC services. The District Case Management Officer will work closely with the Programme Manager OVC in supporting the execution, monitoring and documentation of project activities.



Specific responsibilities and duties

  • Provide guidance and technical advice in appropriate case intervention planning among CSO
    and FA teams based on identified needs
  • Promote viral load monitoring to ensure viral load suppression among OVCs and caregivers living with HIV.
  • Strengthen identification and linkage of extreme high risk OVC through intensified clinic and
    community case finding, index testing, and contact tracing.
  • Identify, enroll high-risk OVC in case management, and provide referrals to clinical partners and
    health facilities.
  • Support planning and execution of community dialogue meetings and child protection outreach
    clinics at the community level based on identified child protection needs.
  • Coordinate operationalization, functionality and performance of CUG among partners and
    district stakeholders.
  • Provide mentorship, support supervision and coaching to CRPs, CSO staff and Local government
    staff (CDOs) in Case Management principles.
  • Coordinate identification & meaningful engagement of child protection service providers at
    district including probation and sub county community development office.
  • Collaborate clinical partners and work with DSWO`s office in responding to complex issue that
    require upward referral and follow up.
  • Oversee monthly case conferencing meetings with para social workers and other OVC service
    providers with in the project area of operation.
  • Participate in monthly and quarterly meetings with various partners including SOVCCs and use the forum to network and advocate for meaningful engagement of stakeholders in case management.
  • Support all Case Management structures in appropriate case documentation and reporting.
  • Work with M&E and CM team to ensure appropriate HH case files are put in place, regularly updated and analyze reported data for compliance and quality assurance before reporting.
  • Provide bi-weekly updates to the case management specialist at WEI

Qualification and skills requirements

  • Degree in Social work, Development Studies, Education or Community Psychology and any
    health related field.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in working with Child protection focused projects and OVC programming on large projects and experience with USAID funded programs/projects necessary.
  • Experience with implementing OVC interventions, knowledge of HIV/AIDS service delivery
    among positive caregivers and children
  • Ability to work autonomously with demonstrated creativity, initiative and commitment.
  • Ability to work with multi sectoral external agencies, such as community social services, schools,
    health facilities, and OVC service providers.
  • Possess a high standard of personal and professional integrity
  • Willingness to work as a team member, taking on additional tasks as needed to ensure the overall success of the project
  • High level of attention to detail, ability to multi-task and work well under pressure in a culturally
    sensitive environment.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in oral and written English and excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment, under high pressure and ability to cope with tight
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team.



Remuneration and Application Process

A competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered
to the successful candidate.

Diocese of Chikwawa is an equal employer and all are encouraged to apply.

Method Of Application

If you believe you meet the above requirements, submit your application letter, up-to-date Curriculum
Vitae, copies of certificates and names of three traceable referees to the address below. The closing date
for receipt of applications is 31st August, 2022 and only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

The Director of Social Services
Diocese of Chikwawa
P. O. Box 162


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