Employment Vacancy USAID ACHIEVE Project

on 8th October 2022 by elct

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JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT

PRAISE GOD!

ABOUT ACHIEVE PROJECT:

Information about ELVD: East of Lake Victoria Diocese (ELVD) is one of the 26 Dioceses of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT). The Diocese covers the two government administrative regions of Mwanza and Geita.

ELVD’s Vision: ‘We strive to be united in Christ so that the Kingdom of God reigns.

ELVD’s Mission: Endeavors to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, through word and deeds, to all people in Mwanza, Geita and beyond.

Adolescents’ and Children HIV Incidence reduction Empowerment and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) is the five years project funded by USAID as the global efforts to reduce HIV incidences children and adolescences. The project is implemented under PACT Tanzania. The ACHIEVE consortium works with USAID mission, national governments and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among targeted populations. The ACHIEVE project is anticipated to commence on October 01st 2021, ACHIEVE Project will support the government of Tanzania to achieve its aim of controlling the HIV epidemic by targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). In order to accomplish its mission, subject to donor ‘s approval and availability of funds, ELCT-ELVD will implement ACHIEVE Project in Mwanza region in the district councils of Sengerema, Kwimba, Buchosa and Ukerewe. In order to achieve project’s objects, ELCT – ELVD needs committed people to execute the positions stipulated hereunder.

ELCT-East of Lake Victoria Diocese would like to announce new vacancy positions in the capacity of Case Management Coordinator (CMC), Case Management Officer(CMO), Health & HIV Officer(HHO), Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&Eo),Economic and Strengthening Livelihood Officer(ESLO)in the Department of Social Service to work under ACHIEVE PROJECT.

1.     Case Management Officer (CMO)– (1post)

             Reporting to: Program Manager

Locations:    Sengerema andBuchosaDistrict Councils

Position Summary:

The overall purpose of Case Management Officer position is to provide strategic leadership and management of National Integrated Case Management System (NICMS) function at CSO and council level. The job holder will ensure high quality case management services are offered to OVC caregivers and Children and Adolescents living with HIV.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

·         Oversee Case Worker Coordinators (CMC’s) and provide overall leadership for case management activities.

·         Share direct supervision responsibilities of Community Case Workers (CCWs), Lead Case Workers (LCWs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs) with Case Management Coordinators.

·         Disseminate and ensure adherence to case management, child protection, referral and linkages, parenting, and M&E guidance, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other job-aids that facilitate holistic case management at the household/community levels.

·         Ensure that case management services delivered address the holistic needs of OVC and caregivers including health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods, and psycho-social well-being.

·         Conduct quality step-down trainings to Case Management Coordinators and CCWs.

·         Regularly monitor case management activities and use the information to improve case management quality and implementation.

·         Ensure CCWs complete required case management forms and ensure case filing system is developed and maintained.

·         Work in partnership with local government authorities as appropriate, including but not limited to District Executive Directors (DEDs), Council Health Management Teams (CHMTs), District Social Welfare Officers (DSWOs), and Ward-level officials.

·         Create community linkages for broader community engagement of youth and caregivers in case management, child protection, parenting, etc.

·         Map existing community cadres (Community Health Workers, Home-Based Care Workers, Para-Social Workers, etc.) in communities and assist government officials to recruit and select CCWs for the National Integrated Case Management System (NICMS) Training for CCWs.

·         Ensure that all CCWs are oriented to the Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct; take all cases of child abuse seriously and follow national protocols to ensure timely reporting.

·         Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Project Manager.

 

Academic Qualification:

·         Diploma in Social Work or Public Health. Diploma in Community Development, Community Economic Development (CED), may be considered.

·         Bachelor’s degree or higher, in the above-mentioned fields will be an added advantage.

Required Skills and Experience:

·         Strong M&E skills and experience in strategic information

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English including excellent training skills in working with adult learner leaners, particularly at the community level.

·         At least two (2) years’ experiences in a field position with an organization in public health or OVC programming.

·         Experience in Home Based Care (HBC), National Integrated Case Management Systems (NICMS), PEPFAR OVC/MVC differentiated care of services etc. is preferred.

 

1.     Economic Strengthening and Livelihoods Officer (ESLO) – (1 post)

             Reporting to: Program Manager

             Locations:    Ukerewe DC

Position Summary:

Economic Strengthening and Livelihoods Officer (ESLO) is an important position for each council implementing ACHIEVE Tanzania project with an overall objective of supporting at risk Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and OVC Caregivers participation in Economic Strengthening (ES) activities. The position holder will specifically strive to integrate evidence based financial literacy modules to empower AGYW and OVC Caregivers to establish and sustain viable Income Generating Activities (IGAs).

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

·         Directly supervise and provide technical support to Livelihood Volunteers (LVs) and Independent Livelihood Volunteers (ILVs) in his or her council.

  • Provide consistent monitoring, coaching and mentorship support to Livelihood Volunteers (LVs) in his or her council and ensure that they master the skills to graduate into Independent Livelihood Volunteers (ILVs).
  • Recruit and train LVs in the WORTH Yetu model and oversee LVs to establish and support technically new and inherited WORTH Yetu groups.
  • Ensure that LVs provide facilitation support for WORTH Yetu Groups and ensure that 60% of project enrolled caregivers, destitute household members with lower savings levels and interest join WORTH Yetu Groups.
  • Ensure that WORTH Yetu Groups establish Community Resource Mobilization Committees (CRMC) to map community resources for social protection.
  • Conduct overarching mapping of economic strengthening service providers in implementation areas.
  • Work with district-level TASAF to ensure ACHIEVE Project Tanzania is aware of new expansion areas and that TASAF can refer TASAF beneficiaries to ACHIEVE Project Tanzania for screening and enrollment.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator.

 

Education/Academic Qualification:

·         Diploma in Business Administration, or economics, Community Development, Community Economic Development (CED), Social Work etc.

·         Bachelor’s degree or higher, in the above-mentioned fields will be an added advantage.

Required Skills & Experience:

·         Strong M&E skills and experience in strategic information

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English including excellent training skills in working with adult learners, particularly at the community level.

·         At least two (2) years’ experiences in a field position with an organization in public health or OVC programming. Experience in establishment, formation, and supporting community groups, IGAs etc. is preferred.

·         Experienced with PEPFAR 3.0 funded project in Tanzania.

 

1.     Health and HIV Officer (HHO) – (1 post)

             Reporting to: Program Manager

             Locations:    Ukerewe District Council

Position Summary:

The overall objective of this position is to contribute towards strategic service delivery to OVCs and their caregivers, address critical barriers to service access, uptake, and adherence to scale up impact service delivery, advance progress towards 95-95-95 goals and improve health and social outcomes among OVC and their families. 

 

The job holder will ensure sound and vibrant bi-directional referral and linkage system, improved case identification, linkages to ART and Viral Load suppression among Children and Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

·         Represent the CSO and coordinate with the Council Health Management Team regarding HIV and health related activities.

·         Hold monthly coordination meetings with Care & Treatment Centers (CTC) in implementation area to support shared confidentiality, facilitate case conferencing, improve the bi-directional referral system, and ensure HIV positive beneficiaries receive needed services.

·         Support Early Childhood Development (ECD) corners at targeted health facilities, including regular monitoring and supportive supervision.

·         Support the facilities to have an updated enrollment register at the facility that demonstrate the cascade of enrollment of CLHIV at the CTC.

·         Support Community Case Workers (CCWs) to work with high pediatric volume CTCs to trace HIV positive OVC who miss appointments, enroll them into ACHIEVE Project, and link them back to CTCs.

·         Support CCWs to conduct HIV risk assessments for OVC during case management; refer and link at risk OVC to HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC).

·         Schedule quarterly Sexual Reproductive Health Education outreaches to Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), DREAMS Girls in school and organize HTC outreaches for adolescents with high-risk behaviors.

·         Work with Health Facility Implementing Partners to roll out a supplemental HIV curriculum to CCWs and ensure CCWs provide appropriate support to HIV positive OVC and caregivers.

·         Support CCWs to strengthen the capacity of caregivers to support HIV positive OVC and ensure CCWs refer HIV positive OVC and caregivers to PLHIV support groups.

·         Support the roll out of evidence-based curriculums relating to HIV (e.g., Steppingstone, Furaha Lifelong Parenting (Sinovuyo), Sexual Reproductive Health Education, Care for Child Development, etc.)

·         Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Project Manager.

 

Education/Academic Qualification:

·         MUST be Diploma holder in Clinical Medicine or Nursing.

·         Bachelor’s degree or higher in medicine or nursing will be an added advantage.

Required Skills & Experience:

·         Good understanding of Government of Tanzania health policies.

·         Strong M&E skills and experience in strategic information.

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English including excellent training skills in working with adult learner leaners, particularly at the community level.

·         Able and willing to work flexible hours as needed without constantly or close supervision

·         At least two (2) years’ experiences in a field position with an organization in public health or OVC programming. Experience in implementation of community programs in health/HIV, MNCH, TB/Malaria etc., is preferred.

 

1.     Case Management Coordinator (CMC)– (2 posts)

             Reporting to:Case Management Officer

             Locations:    Sengeremaand Buchosa District Councils

Roles & Responsibilities:

·         Supervise Community Case Workers (CCWs) and provide continuous mentoring and support to ensure delivery of high-quality case management services.

·         Disseminate and ensure adherence to case management, child protection, referral and linkages, parenting, M&E guidance, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other job-aids that facilitate holistic case management at the household/community levels.

·         Ensure case management services delivered address the holistic needs of OVC and caregivers including health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods, and psycho-social well-being.

·         Conduct quality step-down trainings to CCWs and facilitate monthly meetings in the field to introduce new topics, improve quality, and reinforce guidelines and procedures.

·         Ensure CCWs complete required case management forms and case filing system is well maintained

·         Work in partnership with local government authorities as appropriate, including but not limited to District Executive Directors, Council Health Management Teams, District Social Welfare Officers, and ward level officials.

·         Create community linkages for broader community engagement of youth and caregivers in case management, child protection, parenting, etc.

·         Assist in mapping existing community cadres (Community Health Workers, Home-Based Care Workers, Para-Social Workers, etc.) in communities and assist government officials to recruit and select CCWs for the National Integrated Case Management Training for CCWs.

 

Education/Academic Requirement:

·         Diploma in Social Work or Public Health. Certificate in Community Development, Community Economic Development (CED), may be considered.

·         Bachelor degree or higher, in the above-mentioned fields will be an added advantage.

Required Skills and Experience:

·         Strong M&E skills and experience in strategic information

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English including excellent training skills in working with adult learner leaners, particularly at the community level.

·         Able and willing to work flexible hours as needed without constantly or close supervision

·         Demonstrate leadership and team building skills.

·         Diplomacy and negotiation skills that demonstrate ability to collaborate coordinate with a range of stakeholders and complex priorities.

·         At least two (2) years’ experiences in a field position with an organization in public health or OVC programming.

·         Experience in Home Based Care (HBC), National Integrated Case Management Systems (NICMS), PEPFAR OVC/MVC differentiated care of services etc. is preferred.

·         Experienced with PEPFAR 3.0 funded project in Tanzania.

 

1.     Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (1 post)

             Reporting to: Project Manager

             Locations:    Kwimba & Ukerewe District Council

Roles and Responsibilities:

·         Coordinate implementation and provide oversight of monitoring and evaluation activities in the supported councils, including data collection, management and reporting

·         Perform simple data analyses and visualization to promote data use at all levels

·         Generate and contribute to quarterly or other reports as needed

·         Support cluster M&E staff to conduct routine data quality assessments (DQAs)

·         Conduct regular monitoring site visits to caseworkers review and provide feedback on caseworker’s performance

·         Review critically reports submitted by caseworkers and perform data verification as needed

·         Set up and maintain data entry and management systems including applications

·         Supervise data entry by data clerks

·         Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Education/Academic Qualifications:

·         Diploma in public health, sociology, demography, statics or other social science area.

·         Bachelor Degree or higher in the above-mentioned fields is more preferred.

·         Academic qualification in monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage

Required Skills and Experience:

·         The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year experience working in monitoring, reporting and Evaluation

·         Proficient with MS Excel, DHIS II, and other Databases

·         Work experience supporting technical or programmatic activities in orphans and vulnerable children

·         Excellent written, oral and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili

·         Outstanding data collection, verification, analysis and presentation skills is must

·         Proficient reports writing skills

·         Managerial, leadership skills and experiences are an added advantage

 

How to submit your resume/application?

Interested Applicants who meet requirements as stated may submit their application to:

General Secretary ELVD

P.O.BOX 423, MWANZA

OR: BY Email:elctelvd84@gmail.com

ü  (All hard copies & soft copies are accepted) submit covering letter, CV, Certified copy of Certificates, Academic Transcript and Recommendation letter from your Faith Leader

 

POSTING DATE: Thursday 06th October 2022

CLOSING DATE:  Thursday13thOctober 2022                   Time: 14: 00 pm

 

·         ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CALLED FOR INTERVIEW

ü ELVD is committed to provide equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees

 

Mission Statement

ELVD endeavours to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, through word and deed, to serve all people in the regions of Mwanza, Geita regions.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec 3

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