OVC Case Management Officers (2 positions)

OVC Case Management Officers (2 positions)

Reports to: District OVC project officer

Job summary: OVC Case Management officer will provide ongoing support to the District OVC project officer in case management by reporting the children who miss and need services and capture those who receive prevention services at high volume facilities. S/he will support District team with necessary effort to ensure high quality OVC service delivery, by primarily focusing on case management and referral networks and report on OVC comprehensive and preventative performance at the facilities.

Department: Masaka Diocesan Medical Services Ltd
Project Location(s): Uganda, Masaka

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • The case management officer will support high volume facilities to provide psychosocial services in the ART clinic
  • Ensuring that case management services delivered address the holistic needs of OVC and caregivers including health, nutrition, education protection, livelihoods, and psycho-social well-being.
  • He/she will conduct assessment and evaluation of OVC risks at the facility and refer them to other service providers
  • She/he will conduct meetings with clients and facilities
  • Assessing clients’ physical and mental wellness, needs, preferences and abilities and using theses to develop tailored care plans
  • Listening to clients’ concern and providing counselling
  • Recording clients’ progress including referral, home visit and other notable interaction
  • Evaluating clients progress periodically and making adjustments as needed to improve outcome
  • Supporting roll out updated guidance, standard operating procedures and other job-aids at the facility
  • Documenting lessons learned and best practices for experience sharing and replication
  • Advocate for clients’ health that may receive right care in their situation
  • Conduct referral network activities
  • Perform duties and other tasks assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, or any other related social sciences study
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in OVC or similar programming
  • Having worked with a similar USAID supported project is an added

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Oversee assessment for beneficiary household to identify specific need for program support
  • Supporting functionality of OVC coordination structures at district and sub county level
  • Leading capacity building initiative among OVC service providers at district and lower levels
  • Support implementation of curricula based initiatives aimed at empowering OVC with life skills and knowledge to prevent HIV and descent livelihood
  • Building systems to ensure effective referral and linkage for OVCs to community structures
  • Ensuring access to quality legal and protective services among victims of child abuse and survivors of GBV
  • Supporting OVC case management and beneficiary assessment to track progress towards graduation
  • Documenting and reporting family and children success stories based on program intervention
  • Carrying out monthly data collection, analysis and reporting on OVC activities in the supported districts.
  • Participating in the Development and implementation district activity schedules or work plans in coordination with the program technical staff
  • With support of the Finance Officer, overseeing the management of finances and administrations at the district level including planning, authorization of expenses and reporting according to the organization
  • Perform duties and other tasks assigned

Job Requirements

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Social work and Social Administration, Development Studies, Community development, social sciences and education
  • At least 3 years in OVC programming under PEPFAR fund
  • Excellent in computer skills and skills with Microsoft packages
  • Team work and willingness to travel hard to reach areas
  • Having worked with USAID in the last three years is an added advantage

Submission of application:

Hand deliver your application letter together with relevant academic documents, photocopy of national ID, an updated CV indicating 3 recognized referees, their addresses and functioning telephone contacts. The deadline for the submission of the application is 6th November 2021

The Applications should be addressed to:

The Diocesan Health Coordinator Masaka Diocese

P.O. Box 14 Masaka-Uganda

Tel: +256 786 814912

 

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“A Diocese with health institutions that meets all health needs of the population without any discrimination.”

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“Toprovide sustainable quality health servicesin continuation of Christ’s healing Ministry through strategic partnerships”

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