PATH – Program Officer, OVC (Homabay, Kisii & Migori).

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Job Description

PATH has been in Kenya since 1990, operating as part of our global organization that works in over 70 countries around the world. Over the course of two and half decades, PATH Kenya has worked closely with the Government of Kenya and other key partners in designing and applying appropriate and innovative approaches that have contributed to improving the quality of care and saving lives.  

PATH Kenya seeks three (3) Program Officers for a multi-year USAID-funded award Nuru-Ya-Mtoto project in Kenya, one each to be based in Kisii, Homa Bay and Migori Counties. This project will increase use of quality county-led social services in selected counties in Kenya. These will be service delivery activities providing key OVC and adolescents services at the county level that contribute to the attainment of the Government of Kenya’s (GOK) goal of safeguarding the rights and welfare of children and adolescents impacted by HIV/AIDS.

As a key member of the USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto (USAID-NYM) Project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities related to case management with respect to OVC in support of NYM’s work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will coordinate closely with other NYM technical team of Project Officers and Technical Advisors to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

These positions will be based in Homabay, Kisii and Migori counties.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with NYM’s program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of CBOs. Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices. Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
  • Represent NYM in meetings at county, sub county and ward levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, CBOs, other stakeholders, and the community.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and NYM standards and established schedules.
  • Ensure community case workers (CCWs), Child Protection Volunteers (CPVs) and mentors complete required case management forms and ensure case filing system is developed and maintained.
  • Create community linkages for broader community engagement in case management.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Gender, International Development, Development Economics, or a related field
  • Experience in supporting Household Economic Strengthening to reedy households for graduation;
  • Experience in OVC Case Management approach aimed at increasing resiliency of the child and the family.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with stakeholders e.g., DREAMS, Department of Children Services and Department of Health in identifying, enrolling and cross-referring OVC.
  • Working knowledge of the Children Protection Information Management System (CPIMS).
  • At least 4 years of work experience in OVC project.
  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • Ability to implement participatory action planning approaches and engage County, Sub-county and Ward-level stakeholders.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Excellent understanding of the Department of Children Services and County Department of Health’s structures and services.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Observation, active listening, and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members and inspire teamwork among diverse partners without direct supervisory responsibilities.
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented

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You must currently have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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