Program Manager OVCY

FHI 360
  • Location
    Pretoria, South Africa
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Sep 14

Position description

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Provide technical oversight to ensure appropriate support for the implementation of OVC comprehensive package of services for children 0- 17 years old;
  • Work closely with the clinical staff in prioritizing enrolment of C/ALHIV, HEI LTFU, children of HIV+ caregivers who are virally unsuppressed, just returned to care, new on treatment, and adolescent mothers, GBV survivors and children of KP;
  • Provide support to partners to meet their OVC_SERV and OVC_HIVSTAT targets through daily and weekly tracking and performance analysis;
  • Collaborate with clinical staff to ensure that HIV+ women on ART are assessed to identify biological children for index testing and pending results, possible enrolment into OVC Comprehensive program;
  • Work closely with the program officers to ensure that the structure evidence-based interventions training of youth facilitators and rollout to beneficiaries is conducted effectively;
  • Work closely with the OVC team to support partners in the enrolment of adolescents 9-14-year-old girls and boys into Primary prevention of sexual violence and HIV;
  • Assist with the training, mentoring and coaching of partners and staff to improve GBV Case Identification and first-line support and reporting of GBV and child abuse cases to ensure linkage to health and legal services;
  • Assist partners to develop/amend project work plans, budgets in close collaboration with the CDS team;
  • Assist ReACH partners to develop and implement strategies for targeting and enrolling eligible beneficiaries in line with the OVC sub population;
  • Work closely with the Clinical staff to provide TA to partners to improve HIV case finding of children (CLHIV-30%) and tracking the 95-95-95 cascade;
  • Work closely with the Clinical staff to provide TA to partners to promote HIV status knowledge among young children 0-5 yrs. and adolescents through early infant diagnosis (EID) and universal offering of testing;
  • Assist to facilitate the strengthening of bi-directional referral systems and linkages for HIV infected children to access care and treatment clinical services and ensure retention in care;
  • Assist partners to strengthen family-centred remote case management monitoring (HIV-inclusive case management), care plan development, referrals, routine monitoring of child/ family well-being;
  • Assist with the facilitation of Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (SIMS) activities, Data validation; program review and performance monitoring with MER and technical teams;
  • Participate in developing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and work plans;
  • Participate and represent CDS in stakeholders’ meetings as requested;
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by CDS management.


  • Degree in public health, psychology/social work or relevant equalizations;
  • Proven ability to provide high quality technical assistance and capacity development support to OVC programs;
  • 5 to 10 years working experience in community based OVC implementing NGOs, preferably in South Africa;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization;
  • Proficient in formulating strategies and concepts, analysing and applying technical expertise;
  • Prior experience working with USG funded programs;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills in achieving results with a wide range of programme NGOs.

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