OVC Technical Lead

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 11 August 2020

Job Description

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact in Eswatini is implementing the USAID/PEPFAR funded Ready, Resourceful and Risk-Aware (Triple R) project for OVC and AGYW (locally named Insika yaKusasa). The project is accelerating the country’s progress towards the 95-95-95 targets and sustainable HIV epidemic control by preventing new HIV infections and reducing the vulnerability of OVC, adolescent girls and young women.

The Technical Lead OVC will be responsible for the technical oversight of the OVC project components, including work planning and reporting. The Technical Lead OVC will report directly to the COP and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure that the OVC results are met. S/he will ensure provision of comprehensive case management and post abuse services, and strong linkages with prevention components of the project as well as clinical interventions.

Application Deadline August 21, 2020

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides technical support, strategy development, and management of the project, promote integration and cross-fertilization of ideas and information on technical areas, and ensures that international best practice is integrated into program design and implementation
  • Ensure overall technical integration of services for improved care, health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods, and psychosocial well-being for vulnerable children, adolescents, and families
  • Lead technical design and implementation of OVC programming including the identification and enrollment of priority OVC populations (especially C/ALHIV and vulnerable adolescents) and the provision of comprehensive case management and post abuse care services
  • Promote and secure linkages between health facilities and OVC households to achieve increased enrollment and improved health outcomes for OVC
  • Plan and deliver direct technical support to partners on a range of technical and program management and implementation issues, including standards, programmatic assessments, supportive supervision, and use of data for improving programmatic performance
  • Design and deliver training to partners on critical OVC services including but not limited to treatment literacy and adherence monitoring, GBV prevention and case management, care planning, and caregiver programming including parenting and economic strengthening
  • Monitor the implementation and performance of programming indicator results and regularly engage in program data for improved performance and decision making
  • Oversee and contribute to the development of quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports
  • Review and approve partner work plans and collaborate with grants team to review partners finance reports
  • Develop quality, user friendly, evidence-based programming manuals and curricula and training materials and manage consultants under the OVC portfolio
  • Liaison and collaborate with key Government ministries on technical issues related to the project
  • Represent the project in relevant meetings with stakeholders, including government forums as needed
  • Other related tasks as needed

Basic Requirements

  • A Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, social work, child development, education or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience designing, implementing and managing OVC projects; experience with PEPFAR OVC programs in Eswatini highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in managing programs that address the needs of vulnerable children and adolescents, adolescents living with HIV, OVC caregiver support, economic
    strengthening, child protection, violence against children, case management, early
    childhood development, OVC policy and advocacy
  • Demonstrated skills in project reporting, preferably for PEPFAR funded OVC programs
  • Demonstrated writing and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with institutional, policy and programming context for OVC in southern Africa (preferably Eswatini)

Preferred Qualificiations

  • Direct experience with PEPFAR transition awards and/or successfully graduating local partners to direct donor funding.
  • Experience with project databases, use of mobile applications for data entry, and use tracking tools
  • Local candidates highly encouraged to apply

Application Deadline August 21, 2020

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

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