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Job Title: Orphan and Vulnerable Children Specialist to be based in Dar Es
The Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Specialist will be responsible for the
planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the projects
activities relating to orphan and vulnerable children and their caregivers.
S/he will work with the Government of Tanzania, NGOs, CBO, and FBOs, and the
private sector covering the implementation, and management of OVC programs
the country. S/he will work with other staff members to prepare work plans and
introduce innovative approaches in responding to the needs of OVCs.
Provides technical assistance and technical leadership on child protection.
Designs, prepares, implements, monitors, and evaluates child protection
program within broader scope of national guidelines, including law reform and
strengthening the justice system for children.
Develop training programs responsive to OVC needs, including build local
capacity in project implementation and strategic planning for in facility and
Provide technical expertise in instructional systems design to develop and
implement provider performance strategies/approaches to improve OVC related
Leads learning agenda, including research, design, and facilitation of
workshops to ensures high quality results through effective teamwork and
routine program reviews.
Cultivates relationships with local authorities at the district and regional
levels to create a favorable policy environment for OVC programming and
Coordinate the develop and implement plans with individuals experiencing
severe problems in social functioning such as physical abuse cases, mental
illness, and sexual abuse.
Participates in meetings with ministries, national and international NGOs and
other agencies responsible for the programme component, to coordinate and
follow up on implementation of recommendations and agreements for better
collaboration and partnership.
Ensures the accurate and timely input of programme information in the
computerized programme system, and issues status reports for monitoring and
Desired Skills & Experience
Masters degree in social Work psychology, sociology, human services, criminal
justice, education (including early childhood), nursing or cultural
anthropology, or related advanced degree with a focus on development,
preferably with OVC services delivery, systems improvement, and child
protection. Relevant program experience working in an NGO environment,
especially with USG funded projects.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact
professionally with diverse people, clients, government official and
Demonstrated competence to assess priorities, manage a variety of activities
in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail
Ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast-paced
Good reporting and writing skills
Strong verbal and written English and Kiswahili language skills.
Good computer skills in Word, Excel, Power Point.
How to apply;http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers
This position requires USAID funding and approval. Please submit a Biodata Form
(AID 1420) along with your CV application; form can be downloaded from
IntraHealth's career page (http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers).
Tanzanian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 14th Jan 2013
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