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OVC Case Management & Parenting Specialist 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 & Parenting Specialist (1)

Reporting to: OVC Case Management Advisor

Duty Station: Blantyre

Job Summary: Will provide strategic leadership and technical expertise in the design and implementation of all Parenting, Early Childhood Stimulation (ECS) interventions and HIV Sensitive Case Management with focus on using evidence-based curriculums designed to improve positive parenting and practices for OVC. S/he supports identification, enrollment, retention, and provision of a continuum of parenting, health and social protection services to CAFYW in ANAPA project in close collaboration with clinical, KP partners and other community implementing partners; and ensuring all parenting and ECS activities lead to reduced HIV/GBV/VAC/VAEN, improved intake of HTS services; reduced MTCT rates, Improved ART adherence, and Improved viral load suppression for OVC.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead the design and implementation of HIV & gender sensitive PARENTING/ECS interventions using evidence based and best practices.

  • Support planning, and coordination of case management activities under HEALTH domain including training of government and project and partner staff in HIV sensitive OVC case management, child safeguarding and to ensure delivery of high quality integrated comprehensive services to CAFYW.

  • Lead in planning and coordination of Parenting training for government and project staff

  • Lead the development and implementation of parenting and all related referral and linkages standard operating procedures, tools, job aids, guidelines.

  • Collaborate with the CAFYW Specialist and CM & CE Coordinator in developing strategies to strengthen bi-directional facility/community linkages towards improved CAFYW continuum of care with focus on optimizing health, GVB/VAC and social protection services.

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

  • Design, integrate and support implementation of parenting and ECS services onto other existing programming platforms such as Villages Savings and Loans Association.

  • Liaise with the M&E team in tracking and reporting related targets and development of quarterly and annual progress reports.

Minimum Qualifications, expérience and required skills:

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

  • At least 5 years’ experience working on a large project and experience in designing, coordinating, and implementing PEPFAR/USAID funded Parenting, Youth and HIV programs.

  • Proven experience in implementing OVC 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 high quality training, mentorship, supportive supervision 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.

Email to: recruitmentmw@projecthope.org

To apply for this job email your details to recruitmentmw@projecthope.org