Technical Lead, OVC – Karabo ea Bophelo at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho

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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 (BIPAI) and the Government of Lesotho, and is a legal, non-profit/tax exempt organization registered in Lesotho. BCMCFL provides free paediatric 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.

Project Summary

Karabo eaBophelo (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.

Project Name: Karabo eaBophelo

Position:                     Technical Lead, OVC

Duty Station:              Maseru, Lesotho

Reports to:                 Chief of Party, Karabo eaBophelo

Classification  :           Full-time, fixed term contract

Note:                           This position is contingent upon grant award funding and candidate approval by the donor

Technical Lead OVC will have responsibility for technical oversight of the OVC components of the project.

Responsibilities:

The Technical Lead OVC will be responsible for the technical oversight of the OVC project components, including work plan development and reporting. The Technical Lead OVC will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP) and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure that the OVC results are met. S/he will ensure strong linkages with prevention and other components of the project.

Key Performance Areas

  • Provide technical oversightoftheOVCcomponents ofthe project, includingwork plan development and reporting
  • Oversee implementation and quality of allOVCactivitiesincollaborationwithother technical leads
  • Train and mentor partners and sub-recipients involved in provision of care to OVC, including case management approaches
  • Guide the community care andsupportprovidedtochildren,adolescents and families enrolledintheproject
  • Design and support referral and linkage pathways between and within partners, with a focus on maximizing HIV and TB case-finding
  • Liaise with personnel from Government ministries and other relevant stakeholders
  • Support on-going capacity-building initiatives within Government ministries
  • SupporttheCOP in providing technicaldirectiontoprojectimplementationand ensurethatOVCresultsareachieved

Qualifications and Experience:

  • ABachelor’s Degreeorequivalentinsocialsciences, socialwork, child development, education or relatedfield; Masters’ degree is preferred.
  • Minimum8yearsofexperiencedesigning,implementingandmanaging OVC programs ofsimilarscopeand size; with experienceinLesotho highlydesirable.
  • Demonstratedexperienceinmanagingprogramsthataddresstheneedsof vulnerablechildrenandadolescents,adolescentsliving withHIV,OVC caregiversupport,economic strengthening,childprotection,violence against children,casemanagement,early childhooddevelopment, and OVCpolicy and advocacy.
  • Demonstratedskillsinprojectreporting,preferablyforPEPFAR-funded OVC programs
  • FamiliaritywithLesotho’sinstitutional,policyandprogrammingcontextfor OVC.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the Technical Lead, OVC.

Performance Standard:

Quality of work as indicated by achievement of specific outputs detailed in the individual work plan

Applicants must email application, including CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Citizens and residents of Lesotho are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 28th March 2019

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