7 OVC Social Worker NGO Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

 

Job Title:    OVC Social Workers (7 Entry
Level Job Vacancies)

Organization:  Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:  Kampala
and Wakiso, Uganda

Vacancy Code:
OVCSW-X001

Reports to: OVC
Program Coordinator

 

About US:

The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission
is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious
diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational
areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and
Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified
IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System
Strengthening.

 

Job Summary:   The OVC Social Worker will lead the
day-to-day direct programme implementation of field OVC activities in liaison
with the district, facility and community structures. He/She will ensure that
mobilization of vulnerable persons and communities for social protection, HIV
prevention, and care services is done in line with MGLSD and PEPFAR guidelines
within supported communities.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Conduct assessment of beneficiary households to
identify specific OVC needs
for
program support

·        
Support functionality of OVC coordination structures at district and subdistrict levels

·        
Lead capacity building initiatives among OVC service
providers at various
levels

·        
Support curricula-based initiatives aimed at
empowering OVC with life skills

and knowledge to prevent HIV and attain decent livelihood.

·        
Build systems to ensure effective referral and
linkages for OVCs to community

support structures

·        
Deliver economic strengthening initiatives to the critically
vulnerable OVC
households

·        
Ensure high quality reporting of OVC activities through set national
information management systems and funder databases.

·        
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 to avert the effects of HIV and AIDS.

·        
Support OVC case management and beneficiary
assessments to track progress

towards graduation

·        
Document and report family and child success stories
based on program
intervention.

·        
Carry out monthly data collection, analysis and
reporting on OVC activi
ties in
the supported district.

·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
coordinator

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a
bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social
Administration, social
sciences
or any other related field.

·        
At least 3 years’ recent experience implementing USG-funded OVC programs.

·        
Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of
Microsoft office packages

·        
Teamwork and willingness to travel and work in
hard-to-reach areas

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested should send their CVs, including details of email
address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and
address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email
address with an application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug

 

Key Notes:

·        
IDI is
an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any
other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

·        
In this
particular recruitment, preference will be given to internal interested candidates
who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of
at least one year.

·        
Make
sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one
document.

·        
Indicate
the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

·        
Please
note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your
application will not be considered.

·        
Any form
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

·        
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted..

 

Deadline: 11th November, 2020

 

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