Title OVC Technical Lead, Swaziland
Department Name Program Delivery
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 seeks an OVC Technical Lead OVC for the proposed USAID-funded project entitled Swaziland Ready, Resourceful, Risk Aware (Triple R): OVC, Adolescent Girls and Young Women. The objective of the project will be to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), adolescent girls (AG) and young women (YW) in Swaziland. The project is expected to result in mitigation of the impact of HIV, reduction in new HIV infections, and improved HIV clinical outcomes for the above target groups.
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 strong linkages with prevention components of the project as well as clinical interventions. S/he will interact closely with the GoKS institutions including the office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Ministry of Education. Please note that this position is contingent upon award of funds.
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 and families
Plan and deliver direct technical support to partners on a range of technical and program management and implementation issues, including standards and programmatic assessments
Monitor the implementation and performance of programming indicator results and regular 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
Represent the project in relevant meetings with stakeholders, including government forums as needed
Other related tasks as needed
A Master’s Degree in social sciences, social work, child development, education or
At least 10 years of experience designing, implementing and managing OVC projects; experience with PEPFAR OVC programs in Swaziland 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 Swaziland’s institutional, policy and programming context for OVC
Local candidates highly encouraged to apply
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, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.