Omega Foundation OVC Officer Job Career in Kisumu Kenya 2013
Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit an OVC Officer to perform the functions outlined below;
Main Purpose and Scope
Duties and Responsibilities
- Build collaborative relationships within and outside Omega Foundation fraternity, particularly with the Ministry of Health; Ministry of Gender, Culture and Social Services; Ministry of Education and other stakeholders, and the donor communities.
- Facilitate, guide and direct the CBOs in a proactive approach to planning and address identified OVC and caregiver needs.
- Document all services provided to OVC and caregivers including lessons learnt, best practices, and case studies of most Significant Change sharing with partners for replication and up-scaling.
- Participate, on behalf of the program manager, in county/local level AACs or other forums as may be appropriate.
- Collate timely OVC monthly and quarterly progress reports ensuring quality standards are met.
- Plan and oversee implementation of the education support to Omega supported OVC.
- Develop detailed annual work-plan for OVC Care and support in the program implementation sites and participates in project evaluations and assessments.
- In consultation with the Program Manager, M&E officer and other stakeholders, develop and implement OVC focused M & E tools friendly to all implementing stakeholders/ partners.
- Facilitate needs assessments, survey design, data gathering and analysis, needs prioritization, strategy development, program design, supervision, monitoring and evaluation, training, and project redesign as appropriate.
- Provide coordination for all OVC care and support activities including the establishment and supervision of affiliates involved in OVC work.
- Coordinate implementation of OVC care programs with affiliates, and strengthen affiliate capacity to carry out sustainable OVC care and support programs.
- Coordinate identification and support of OVC in the continuum of care, promoting mentorship for creating future leadership
- Coordinate stigma reduction activities and work to get rid of obstacles to accessing health services.
- Plan for and undertake follow-up trainings for area community care coalitions and stakeholders.
- Plan and oversee capacity building of care-givers on community home-based support.
Proficient in Project Cycle management, aptitude for report writing and willing to work under pressure and within tight deadlines
Job Requirement (Knowledge / Skills Competencies)
- Bachelors’ degree in Social work, or any other Social Development studies, or Diploma level education in Social work and community development..
- At least two years of experience in community development work preferably in the field of community health with Orphans and Vulnerable Children
- Knowledge and experience with NGO operations and community-based programming.
- Psychosocial support and life skills training experience will be an added advantage.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially with community-based groups.
- Knowledge and use of computer (MS office and Excel).
- Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team is essential.
- Must demonstrate sound training expertise and skills in a cross-cultural setting
- Mature and professional composure.
- Highest level of honesty and integrity.
- Desire 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 the person is willing to engage hands-on with duties of all variety.
Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to:
The Human Resources Office,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Deadline 9th January, 2013.