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OVC Program Officer at the Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP)

The Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP) is a leading indigenous non-governmental organization established to promote better health outcomes for all Nigerians through creation of strong and sustainable health systems. The organization evolved from Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) in 2011 and has continued to support family-focused, comprehensive high-quality, HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: OVC Program Officer  

Code: PCS-07
Location: Abuja
Unit: Prevention and Community Services

Job Description

  • The incumbent will coordinate the implementation of OVC 6+1 services and other complementary programs Violence Against children, Adolescent girls and Young Women programs, graduation and transitioning of OVC.
  • Ensure that CBOs at scale up LGAs enroll new children following target streams outline by CDC.
  • S/he will ensure that OVC and Households graduate responsible from the program following OVC National guidelines of Nigerian on OVC and PEPFAR guidance.
  • Ensure that the referral and linkage system for OVC and households is effective and that the CBOs follow the national OVC directorate to maintain linkages for OVC services.
  • S/he will ensure that CBOs provide services in accordance to the Household and child care plans and documented real time; Track VSLA and block grant activities implemented at the CBOs.
  • The job holder will facilitate a strong linkage between CBOs and Health facilities and strengthen the bi-directional referral system and Receive and review OVC monthly programmatic performance reports from the CBOs and ensure that the reports reflect actual implemented activities ensuring timely submission.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A Degree/HND in Social Work, Social Sciences and Community Development, HIV&AIDS Care and Management, or Nursing with at least two (3) years hand-on experience in HIV&AIDS programming, care and management, preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Solid working knowledge (practical skills) in OVC care and support will be an added advantage.

Candidates are expected to possess:

  • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and able to represent the organization to donors and partners
  • Good experience of using Ms. Word, Excel or applicable software related to position
  • Commitment to and understanding of organization’s vision, values and principles including rights-based/gender approaches would be expected.

Application Closing Date
20th September, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and a suitability statement of not more than 200 words as a Microsoft Word attachment to: 2017projectrecruitment@gmail.com The subject of the email should be the JOB CODE and the applicant’s FULL NAME e.g.  MSS-02 – John Bull.

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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