Sunday, January 15, 2017

Program Technical Officer

MWANZA OUTREACH CARE AND SUPPORT ORGANIZATION  is a community based organization that has been providing home based care for people living with HIV/AIDS and care and support for orphans and vulnerable children in Nyamagana District for the past 14 years and Misungwi district for the past 4 years’

The organization would like to recruit a PROGRAM TECHNICAL OFFICER for its KIZAZI KIPYA-USAID New  Generation Program in Misungwi District.

Job Title: Program Technical Officer
Reporting to: Program Coordinator
Location base: Misungwi District

The Technical Officer Position is crucial to the success of OVC integrated services under KIZAZI KIPYA-USAID New  Generation Program She/he is the main source of training and overall support to OVC Stakeholders including local leaders and community groups. The position requires a high degree of integrity, professionalism, flexibility and perseverance, as well as the ability to anticipate, identify and resolve problems in the field.

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic Technical Officer to support the KIZAZI KIPYA-USAID New Generation Program which is a successor to the Pamoja Tuwalee Program, though with a slightly different vision which strongly focuses on HIV and targets orphans and vulnerable children, as a subset of the most vulnerable children (MVC), Economic Strengthening and Resource mobilization initiatives in various activities related to the implementation of the Program in Misungwi District

Key responsibilities:
Child Protection and Gender Based Violence
Participate with other members of the organization to develop and carry out annual work plans under the KIZAZI KIPYA-USAID New Generation Program.
To be team leader of the MOCSO staff in Misungwi district and provide leadership and guidance to other program staff.
Support advocacy and delivery of training workshops and other capacity building interventions related to child protection and GBV work.
Provide support to identify, monitor and report the level of child abuse and exploitation within KIZAZI KIPYA-USAID New Generation Program.
Work with social welfare office, police and health facilities on individual case follow up and rehabilitation of victims of abuse and exploitation.
Collaborate with other district stakeholders to strengthen referral systems for child abuse and GBV survivors.
Compile success stories, regular status, progress and final reports related to child protection and GBV.
Participate in developing child protection policy and procedures with the aim of promoting an understanding on the role of staff in protecting children from harm and abuse.

Economic Strengthening (Village Savings and Lending Groups-VSLG):
Participate effectively by leading training in all training of trainers workshops, including Management Committee training, and in other workshops, including mobile workshops
Manage all aspects of support to Empowerment Workers and group leaders to ensure that they can fulfill their obligations and of the groups they serve in a timely and transparent manner.
Provide support to revise program materials to meet new learning needs of groups
Ensure that WORTH program information is accurately and promptly communicated to the Coordinator
Coordinates village banking support activities including, but not limited to, the coordination of training activities to provide maximum support to groups to become viable village banks.

Qualifications and experience
Diploma or higher in field(s) relevant to fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities as described above.
Able to demonstrate experience, understanding and knowledge of mobilizing and working with communities, child protection and GBV interventions.
Social work experience is a plus.

Skills and abilities
Ability to work in partnership with the government and community leaders.
Excellent training facilitation skills particularly at the community level.
Report writing skills.
Strong computer literacy (Word processing and excel)
Excellent command of both Kiswahili and English languages.
Ability to ride a motorcycle and having a valid driving license is an added advantage.

How to apply:
If you believe you are the ideal candidate we are looking for please submit (by email only) your application, curriculum vitae detailing your experience, copies of 2 certificates only  and names and contact (phone number, email) of  three referees to:-

The Executive Secretary,
Mwanza Outreach Care and Support Organization.


Closing date for applications: 27 January 2017.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.