Technical Manager – OVC at BCMCF Lesotho



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 positions available under Karabo ea Bophelo Project on a full-time, Fixed-Term Contract basis.

Position: Technical Manager – OVC x 1

Based in Maseru KB Office

Duties and Responsibilities

Position Overview

The Technical Manager-OVC will provide technical and strategic leadership of all OVC technical and programmatic aspects of the project. S/he reports to the Technical Lead-OVC and closely collaborates with other technical staff, to ensure that program objectives are met and all activities are responsive to the needs of the host country and intended beneficiaries.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the Technical Lead-OVC in the successful programmatic and technical implementation of the project including the timely completion of high-quality work plans, accurate reports, and other mandated deliverables;
  • Lead the technical design and implementation of OVC program approach and package of services in line with project strategies and a realistic and donor-responsive timeline, and continuously evaluate project progress towards achieving expected results;
  • Identify existing community-based support services for OVC and facilitate the development of an effective referral network and services to ensure continuum of care;
  • Utilize a participatory approach to developing and updating the project strategic plan, ensuring programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent with international standards;
  • Assist the Technical Lead-OVC in monitoring project progress vis-a-vis expected objectives, utilizing tools and methods developed by Baylor Lesotho, and ensure effective utilization of resources and compliance with donor requirements.

Educational Qualifications, Work Experience and Key Competencies

  • Bachelors’ degree in public health, social work, or other social science or field of study related to the program scope of work required and at least seven (7) years of experience with community-based programs focused on the needs of children, adolescents, and underserved populations.
  • Demonstrated management skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfil the diverse technical and managerial requirements
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the health context and structural issues in Lesotho, particularly in relation to OVC programming
  • Fully conversant on global best practices in OVC, HIV prevention and impact mitigation to ensure development and adaptation for the Lesotho setting
  • Experience implementing USAID and/or PEPFAR-funded health programming
  • Demonstrated success implementing programming among OVC, with an emphasis on adolescents and violence prevention
  • Fluency in English and Sesotho

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, certified copies of identity documents, qualifications and three work-related referees with contact details (one should be from current supervisor/employer).

All applications must be emailed to [email protected] on or before Friday, 20th August 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.