ADN Caritas Nyeri Field Officer (CASE-OVC) Job in Laikipia County, Kenya

ADN Caritas Nyeri

Vacant Position: Field Officer

Project: CASE-OVC

Reports To: The Project Coordinator

Work Location: Laikipia County

Job Purpose: The Field Officer will work with CASE-OVC Partners, Implementing Partners (IP); relevant Government of Kenya line ministries and structures at the County Level and the community to deliver on the CASE-OVC project Goal and Objectives to the designated project beneficiaries (OVC).

Overall Responsibilities: The overall key responsibility for the Field Officer is to coordinate the implementation of CASE-OVC care and support component within the project site, by ensuring timely CASE-OVC service delivery as well as providing technical support to the Community Health Volunteers (CHVs).

The Field Officer will ensure that obstacles/barriers to accessing health care services are also addressed.

Specific Responsibilities / Duties:

  • To coordinate implementation of CASE-OVC care and support activities within the assigned project site, and strengthen the capacity of all Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) to carry out sustainable CASE-OVC care and support activities through Case management strategy.
  • Ensure that the marginalized, poor and underserved groups within the program are accessing economic security services; and the target groups actively participate in viable economic activities.
  • To work closely with the CHVs in promoting stigma reduction activities as well as get rid of other obstacles to accessing health care services within the CASE-OVC households and the larger community.
  • To participate in CHVs monthly meetings and ensure that CHVs are submitting their reports regularly as required by the program.
  • Work with the community structures and other stakeholders to come up with strategies that remove barriers to gender participation in economic activities.
  • To strengthen referral systems between clinical service providers (MoH) and other CASE-OVC care and support service providers.
  • The Field Officer will work with the community to ensure increased access to education, life skills and literacy initiatives for the project beneficiaries.
  • To facilitate networking with major stakeholders, particularly the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development (MGSCD); Ministry of Education; Ministry of Health and other like-minded stakeholders for synergy in achieving Strategic Objective of the Project.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly reports on the projects activities in their respective sites and collect reports from the CHVs and care givers on a monthly basis.
  • Mobilize the community in their respective sites to support the OVC.
  • To represent the organization in CASE-OVC project care and support at the relevant forums.
  • Undertake any other related duties as maybe assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirement

Knowledge

  • At least a Higher Diploma in Sociology, Anthropology, Social work, Community development, Public Health or other relevant area of study.
  • Have solid working knowledge (practical skills) in the following areas: OVC, HBC, VCT, Counseling, ART.
  • Experience in dealing with local community structures.
  • 3 years experience implementing integrated OVC and HIV/AIDS projects, preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Qualified and experienced in riding a motor-cycle (MUST HAVE A RIDING LICENCE).

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to build collaborative relationships within and outside the organization, particularly with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development (MGSCD); Ministry of Education; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Agriculture and other stakeholders.
  • Experience in implementing donor funded projects.
  • Ability to transfer skills and knowledge through training & mentorship.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various teams and within consortium settings.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Should demonstrate above-average Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Programs.

Required Behavioural Competencies

  • A professional with high personal integrity and commitment.
  • A good steward of agency resources.
  • An individual who can cope and work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to be sensitive, motivated and empathetic.

How to Apply

USING CARITAS NYERI JOB APPLICATION TEMPLATE (CLICK HERE to access), send in your application and a recommendation letter from your parish minister to the address below, so as to reach us on or before 28th September, 2018. (Remember to indicate your day Tel. contact).

The Director,
ADN Caritas Nyeri,
Development Centre,
Mathari-Ihururu Road, Next to Italian Memorial
P.O. Box 288 – 10100,
Nyeri.

Email: mail@caritas-nyeri.org

You can also hand-deliver your application to Caritas Nyeri Offices on Mathari-Ihururu Rd. next to the Italian Memorial.

NB: ONLY THE APPLICATIONS SENT USING OUR JOB APPLICATION TEMPLATE WILL BE CONSIDERED

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Laikipia County

Laikipia County, Kenya
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Laikipia County

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Community Development and Humanitarian, Health and Medical, NGO and UN

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