Livelihoods Specialist at BCMCF Lesotho

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Overview:

KARABO EA BOPHELO at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho. The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho (BCMCFL), is the result of a public-private partnership between Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative and the Government of Lesotho, and is a legal, non-profit/tax exempt organization registered in Lesotho. BCMCFL provides free pediatric and family-centred HIV and tuberculosis prevention, care, treatment, and support, serving thousands of children and families affected by HIV, TB, or other child health conditions. Karabo ea Bophelo (KB) is a five-year USAID-funded activity to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Lesotho.

BCMCFL is looking for highly qualified local candidates to fill in the following position available under Karabo ea Bophelo Project on a full-time, Fixed-Term Contract basis.

Position

Livelihoods Specialist   x 1

Based in Maseru KB Office

Duties and Responsibilities

Position Overview

The Livelihoods Specialist will report directly to the Technical Lead, Prevention. S/he will provide technical analysis and support in the area of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in line with BCMCFL Karabo ea Bophelo (KB) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to technical and program staff to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the vulnerable Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW). Working closely with technical experts, the Livelihoods Specialist’s skills and knowledge will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative KB’s engagement is with the public-private sector in Lesotho and across the SADC region.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Research and analyze technical information from a variety of sources for technical problems to support the BCMCFL KB project in achieving technical excellence by establishing strategic and innovative relationships with the public-private sectors.
  • Support the development of project documents and tools, as well as technical and training materials, quality improvement and assessment guidelines.
  • Prepare presentations and coordinate project communication needs through writing and editing communication resources, such as case studies, brochures, briefs, peer-reviewed articles or reports, for both internal and external audiences.
  • Coordinate and perform various activities in support of project design and implementation, including but not limited to needs assessment, strategic planning, program design and proposal writing, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist to design, coordinate and facilitate training workshops to support capacity building efforts of staff and partners on leveraging PPP platform.
  • Identify and engage public-private sector partners and stakeholders and serve as the principal public-private sector point-of-contact for KB project to achieve its objectives.
  • Organize and coordinate conversations, roundtables, and activities across industry groups, business sectors, and organizations which will contribute to promoting linkages to PPP opportunities for KB activities.
  • Maintain records and databases of business prospects and contacts to be utilized for KB project participants in alignment with household economic strengthening and participant economic empowerment.
  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to the public-private sector in collaboration with KB technical and operations teams and partners.

Educational Qualifications, Work Experience and Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Youth Development, or other related Social Sciences.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant work experience with an international NGO or Private Sector. At least one year of community-based PEPFAR programming experience is desirable.
  • General knowledge of technical principles and concepts in developing strategic, innovative, and effective public-private relationships.
  • Knowledge of program design requirements, proposal development and PEPFAR/USAID policies and regulations.
  • Knowledge of latest technological tools that have the potential to be applied in the engagement of the public-private sectors in humanitarian development work.
  • Strong English writing skills.
  • Good relationship management skills with ability to work collaboratively as part of multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking capacity and skills
  • Strong data collection and research skills and ability to analyse and interpret data
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding, brokering, and overseeing the development of high-value public-private alliances and partnerships
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
  • Proven ability to lead negotiations and reach consensus among public and private sector stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with tight deadlines
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, knowledge-sharing networks

Highly qualified Citizens and Residents of Lesotho are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:  Interested candidates who meet the criteria must email applications letters including CVs showing three work-related referees with contact details (one should be from current supervisor/employer), certified copies of educational certificates, identity documents.

All applications must be emailed to [email protected] on or before Friday, 08th October 2021. Clearly indicate the name of the post applied for on the subject Line. Applications to be submitted through the email provided only. No hard copies will be accepted. Late applications will not be considered. Failure to comply with the above directions will results in the application being disqualified.

BCMCFL reserves the right to leave an advertised position unfilled if no suitable candidate is identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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