7 Fresher OVC Officer Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:        OVC Officer (7 Fresher Jobs)
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: OVC Programme
Coordinator
About Us:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit
organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health
specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems
with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity
Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory
services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John
Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job Summary: The OVC Officer
will lead the day-to-day direct programme implementation of field OVC
activities in liaison with the district, facility and community structures.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Carry
out assessment of beneficiary households to identify specific OVC needs
for program support
·        
Support
functionality of OVC coordination structures at district and sub-district
levels
·        
Support
initiatives aimed at increasing OVC access to education and life skills.
·        
Lead
capacity building initiatives among OVC service providers at various levels
·        
Build
systems to ensure effective referral and linkages for OVCs to community support
structures
·        
The
incumbent will deliver economic strengthening initiatives to the critically
vulnerable OVC households
·        
Ensure
high quality reporting of OVC activities through national information
management systems
·        
Actively
promote access and utilization of child protection services among vulnerable
children, youths and their household members.
·        
Ensure
access to quality legal and protective services among victims of child
abuse and survivors of Gender Based Violence
·        
Strengthen
provision of high quality health care packages for OVCs and their households.
·        
Support
OVC case management and beneficiary assessments to track progress
towards graduation
·        
The
incumbent will also document and report family and child success stories based
on program intervention.
·        
Conduct
monthly data collection, analysis and reporting on OVC activities in the
supported district.
·        
Perform
any other duties as assigned by the Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The IDI OVC Officer should hold a good bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social
Administration, social sciences or any other related field
·        
A minimum of two years’ recent experience implementing OVC programs
·        
Excellent
computer skills are desirable.
·        
Willingness
to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their
application cover letter, CVs (with 2 professional referees) and copies of
their academic credentials to:
The Manager, Human Resources,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline:  Friday, 25th November 2016

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