OVC Technical Lead at Pact Lesotho

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At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Department

Program Delivery (PDEL) – Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

The Technical Lead OVC will be responsible for the technical oversight of the OVC components of the activity, including work planning and reporting. S /he will oversee all OVC activities in collaboration with other technical leads. S/he will also guide the care and support provided to children and adolescents living with HIV enrolled in the project. S/he will report directly to the COP/CD and support the COP/CD in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure that the OVC results are met. S/he will ensure strong linkages with all other project components.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight of the OVC project, including development of strategies and interventions to improve the quality and responsiveness of OVC and AGYW programming.
  • Collaborates to develop and implement technical strategy and related interventions
  • Ensure overall technical integration of services for improved care, health, education, protection, livelihoods, and well-being for vulnerable children and families
  • Plan and deliver direct technical support to partners on a range of technical and program management and implementation issues including standards
  • Oversee the implementation and monitoring of project activities, in collaboration with other leads and provide technical assistance (TA) to project staff and government ministries.
  • Facilitate technical capacity assessments among sub-grantees in order to identify gaps, technical capacity limitations, and priority TA needs.
  • Design and support referral and linkages between partners in order to maximize HIV and TB case findings
  • Facilitate problem solving and action planning among project stakeholders to address critical challenges and barriers to improving OVC and AGYW service delivery
  • Represent the project in relevant meetings with stakeholders, including government forums as needed
  • Provide high-quality technical guidance and support that is grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
  • Contribute to program research and learning agendas related to the project and support the analysis, interpretation, and use of data to inform decision-making and programmatic adjustments.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Basic Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in a related field (Public Health preferred)
  • At least 8 years of experience designing, implementing and managing OVC projects of similar scope and size; with experience in Lesotho highly desirable.
  • Experience with PEPFAR funded projects
  • Technical understanding of PEPFAR and USAID indicators and managing for performance
  • Demonstrated experience in managing programs that address the needs of vulnerable children and adolescents, adolescents living with HIV, OVC caregiver support, economic strengthening, child protection, violence against children, case management, early childhood development, OVC policy and advocacy.
  • Familiarity with Lesotho’s institutional, policy and programming context for OVC will be an added advantage.
  • Fluency in written/spoken English.
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Local candidates encouraged to apply
  • Experience in Lesotho

Pact provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Closing date: 30 June 2019

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply here at https://careers-pactworld.icims.com/jobs/1199/ovc-technical-lead/job

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