Senior Technical Officer Ovc/Care And Support

Senior Technical Officer Ovc/Care And Support


Senior Technical Officer Ovc/Care And Support

Details of the offer

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.
FHI 360 is recruiting for
Job Title:Senior Technical Officer OVC/Care and Support
Location: Lagos
Supervisor: Director, Prevention Care & Treatment (D-PCT)
Basic Function
Under the direction of the D-PCT, the Senior Technical Officer- OVC/Care and Support will coordinate and provide technical assistance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) including care and support activities as part of the program for FHI 360 Nigeria.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work with D-PCT to provide technical assistance in the design, implementation, and evaluation of national -level OVC and care and support activities for FHI 360 Nigeria, which involves both community-based interventions, linked to facility based services
Development of interventions, including (1) measures focused on health care, Nutrition and food security, education and skills development; (2) environmental interventions focused on pshychosocial/spriritusl support and shelter; (3) Provides contextual interventions focused on household economic strengthening, legislative support and child protection; (4) Provide interventions focused on Care and support services, including Home Based-Care for PLWHA
Provides technical support to build the capacity of implementing agencies and state counterparts to 1) carry out care and support programs specifically related to orphans and vulnerable children and adults and 2) create effective linkages with clinical care services
Works with NGOs and relevant FHI 360 staff to facilitate the transfer of appropriate skills to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A) and their families for prevention, support and care.
Assists in the application of program evaluation results to modify existing programs and design new programs.
Work with the D-PCT to develop Orphans and Vulnerable Children sub-agreements with Implementing Agencies (IAs).
Contributes to FHI 360’s overall care and support technical strategy, especially within the new PEPFAR guidelines.
Provide technical assistance to community-based NGOs to facilitate the formation of community-based peer support structures for networking among children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and their care givers.
Remains informed on current issues and best practices and contributes to FHI 360 global lessons learned documentation of HIV/AIDS and OVC activities.
Represents FHI 360/Nigeria to donors and government officials on OVC and care and support issues as assigned
Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

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