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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Case Management Officer (CMO), 2 Positions at NELICO

 



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NELICO is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges.

NELICO is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

 

NELICO fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself

 

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the jobs. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

 ACHIEVE Project

Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment, and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) is a five-year global effort to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants, and children. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a Pact led consortium of top global HIV/AIDS partners, including JhpiegoPalladiumNo Means No Worldwideand WI HERThese core partners are supported by a network of global and local strategic resource partners. ACHIEVE focuses on priority PEPFAR countries across Africa and the Caribbean. The ACHIEVE consortium works with USAID Missions, national governments, and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among target populations. Using best practices and expertise along with innovations, the project is addressing critical gaps to meet country-specific epidemic control goals.

ACHIEVE is a USAID’s flagship initiative to address the needs of children, young people, and breast-feeding women affected by HIV. This includes supporting local organizations in serving these populations and ultimately building their capability to receive direct U.S. government funding for programs at scale. The project leverages the full strength of its consortia and related private and public sector stakeholders to support countries attain and sustain HIV epidemic control.

In Tanzania, starting in October 2021, ACHIEVE expects to receive funding from USAID to support the Government of Tanzania (Got) to achieve its aim of controlling the HIV epidemic,

 

with a particular focus on programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women, through the DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe) program, in 54 councils across 15 regions in Tanzania. Additionally ACHIEVE Tanzania aim to strengthen local organizations and the national- and community- level social welfare systems, structures, and workforce to support and sustain OVC to access HIV-inclusive services that support their health and well-being.

ACHIEVE Tanzania program has three Strategic Objectives:

  • To strengthen the capacity of the national and community-level social welfare workforce, systems, and structures to ensure quality services for OVC, at-risk AGYW, and people living with HIV (PLHIV).
  • To build capacity of local organizations to manage and implement USAID/PEPFAR awards as prime implementing ACHIEVE Tanzania Project will support the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.
  • To deliver high quality OVC services and DREAMS interventions for AGYW 9-14
  • Percentage of HIV-positive OVC (required) and caregivers (optional) on ART, active or graduated, who are served by an OVC comprehensive program who are virally suppressed (<1000 copies/ml) (OVC_VLS)
  • Percent of OVC households which sustain or increase their economic well-being, as measured by the Family and Child Asset Assessment
  • Number of female participants in WORTH Yetu groups designed to increase access

 

We have Vacancies for the following positions.

Case Management Officer (CMO), 2 Positions.

 

Title:                      Case Management Officer (CMO) Reporting to:           Project Manager Locations:                           NELICO Council Level Office

 Position Summary:

The overall purpose of Case Management Officer position is to provide strategic leadership and management of National Integrated Case Management System (NICMS) function at NELICO and council level. The job holder will ensure high quality case management services are offered to OVC caregivers and Children and Adolescents living with HIV.

 Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Case Management Coordinators and provide overall leadership for case management
  • Share direct supervision responsibilities of Community Case Workers (CCWs), Lead Case Workers (LCWs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs) with Case Management
  • Disseminate and ensure adherence to case management, child protection, referral and linkages, parenting, and M&E guidance, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other job- aids that facilitate holistic case management at the household/community
  • Ensure that case management services delivered address the holistic needs of OVC and caregivers including health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods, and psycho-social well-being.
  • Conduct quality step-down trainings to Case Management Coordinators and
  • Regularly monitor case management activities and use the information to improve case management quality and
  • Ensure CCWs complete required case management forms and ensure case filing system is developed and
  • Work in partnership with local government authorities as appropriate, including but not limited to District Executive Directors (DEDs), Council Health Management Teams (CHMTs), District Social Welfare Officers (DSWOs), and Ward-level
  • Create community linkages for broader community engagement of youth and caregivers in case management, child protection, parenting,
  • Map existing community cadres (Community Health Workers, Home-Based Care Workers, Para-Social Workers, etc.) in communities and assist government officials to recruit and select CCWs for the National Integrated Case Management System (NICMS) Training for CCWs.
  • Ensure that all CCWs are oriented to the Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct; take all cases of child abuse seriously and follow national protocols to ensure timely
  • Ensure CCWs are coordinating with local structures including health facilities and NPA- VAWC
  • Lead the development of a service directory for social services (in coordination with the Health and HIV services Officer) in implementation areas; update the directory at least once per
  • Ensure that Case Management Coordinators are providing continuous mentoring and support to CCWs; directly conduct supportive supervision to Case Management Coordinators and

 

  • Submit timely updates to the Program Manager for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual, and annual
  • Document specific case management lessons learned and best practices for experience sharing and
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Project

 Minimum required Qualifications, Experience and Skills Education:

  • Diploma in Social Work or Health
  • Degree in Community Development, Community Economic Development (CED), may be
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, in the above-mentioned fields will be an added

 

 Skills:

  • Strong M&E skills and experience in strategic information
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English including excellent training skills in working with adult learner leaners, particularly at the community
  • Able and willing to work flexible hours as needed without constantly or close supervision
  • Demonstrate leadership and team building
  • Degreecy and negotiation skills that demonstrate ability to collaborate coordinate with a range of stakeholders and complex

Experience:

  • At least two (3) years’ experiences in a field position with an organization in Health Sciences or OVC
  • Experience in Home Based Care (HBC), National Integrated Case Management Systems (NICMS), PEPFAR OVC/MVC differentiated care of services is preferred.
  • Experienced with PEPFAR 0 funded project in Tanzania.
  • Experience implementing program and donor regulations, systems, and procedures.
  • Experience in an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach in development and social

 Remarks

NELICO is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

 NELICO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the NELICO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. NELICO also adheres to strict child safeguarding Policy. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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The deadline for submitting the application is 04 October 2021.

How to Apply:

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