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OVC Case Management Advisor at Project Hope

  • Full Time
  • Blantyre
  • Salary: 00

Project Hope

Project Hope Namibia in Malawi (PHN-MA) seeks qualified Malawian candidate to fill various positions for the USAID funded Ana ndi Achinyamata Patsogolo Activity (ANAPA) Project, a project aimed at preventing new HIV infections and improve the health wellbeing and Protection of Children, Adolescents, their families and Young Women (CAFYW) living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV. ANAPA will be implemented in high HIV burdened nine districts in Malawi (Blantyre, Chikwawa, Lilongwe, Machinga, Mangochi, Mulanje, Phalombe, Thyolo and Zomba). The program focus on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Adolescent Boys and Young Men (ABYM). The approach is also including but not limited to System Strengthening, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in close collaboration with Government of Malawi (GoM).

OVC Case Management Advisor (1)

Reporting to: OVC Technical Lead

Duty Station: National (Blantyre).

Job Summary: Reporting to the OVC Technical Lead, the OVC Case Management Advisor (OCMA) will provide strategic leadership and technical expertise in the design and implementation of HIV sensitive case management. Guided by the Child Protection National Framework, the OCMA will be providing technical guidance and strengthening integration of HIV/GBV protection, health facility and community-based child protection case management system, parenting and household economic strengthening. This position will focus on the HEALTHY Domain and ensuring coordinated identification, enrollment, retention, and provision of a continuum of health and social protection services to CAFYW in ANAPA project in close collaboration with clinical, KP and other community implementing partners.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Lead the design and implementation of HIV sensitive case management by ensuring collaboration with the OVC Case Management & Parenting,

    • Oversee, plan, and coordinate all case management activities including training of government and project staff in HIV sensitive OVC case management, child safeguarding and positive parenting.

    • Support strengthening of the existing national level coordination and collaboration mechanism for child protection.

    • Provide strategic advice and technical support to key Government Ministries and Departments, as well as project staff on case management design and implementation.

    • Lead the development and oversee implementation of case management, standard operating procedures, tools, job aids and guidelines.

    • Coordinate the development of Gender and HIV/GBV Prevention, Parenting, Referral and linkages SOPs and tools.

    • Collaborate with the CAFYW Specialist and CM & CE Coordinator in developing strategies to strengthen bi-directional facility/community linkages

    • Oversee and ensure case conferencing to support abuse cases, index testing, retention on care, ART adherence and viral load suppression for children and adolescents living with HIV in collaboration with clinical partners and other stakeholders.

    • Provide supportive supervision and mentorship of case management actors and program staff and ensure harmonization of the project deliverables in all result areas.

    • Analyze and monitor trends, opportunities and challenges in the case management system and provide technical support as needed.

    • Liaise with the M&E team in tracking and reporting

Minimum Qualifications, expérience and required skills :

    • Master’s degree in public health, Social Work, or any Social Sciences with similar qualifications.

    • At least 7 years’ experience working on a large project and experience with USAID funded programs/projects necessary.

    • Proven experience in designing, coordinating, and implementing OVC or Youth HIV programs and PEPFAR supported activities is a plus.

    • Proven experience in implementing OVC interventions and programing, HIV Sensitive case management, direct service to OVC households and knowledge of HIV/AIDS service delivery among positive caregivers and children.

    • Knowledge of capacity building initiatives, including mentorship, and coaching of the case management workforce.

    • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.

Method Of Application

Interested Malawian candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience are requested to submit their Curriculum Vitae with 3 traceable references, cover letter together with copies of certificates to the email address below not later than 5:00pm on 26th April, 2024, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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