• Orphans and Vulnerable Children Consultant

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/27/2019 10:06 AM)
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  • PACT Overview

    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


    Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

    Position Overview

    Pact seeks a part-time Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Consultant for the Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment, and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) program.  ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners. The part-time OVC Consultant will provide targeted technical assistance in the Dominican Republic and likely other countries to address barriers to HIV-related care and treatment and to facilitate access to other key, complementary services. The program will build the capacity of local implementing partners to design, implement and track services received in accordance with PEPFAR requirements.  


    The part-time OVC Consultant will provide technical and strategic leadership of all technical and programmatic aspects of the project. S/he reports to the Project Director and works with technical project staff to ensure that objectives are met, and all activities are implemented with fidelity and responsive to the needs of the host country and intended beneficiaries.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Contribute to the technical design of the OVC project and package of services in line with project vision and a realistic and donor-responsive timeline.
    • Utilize a participatory approach to developing and updating the project work plans, ensuring programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent with international standards.
    • Work with a team of technical specialists working with community-based organizations to provide family centered services and linking with facility-based service providers.
    • Assist the Dominican Republic OVC Project Director in the successful programmatic and technical implementation of the project including the timely completion of high-quality work plans, accurate reports, and other mandated deliverables.
    • Assist the DR OVC Project Director in monitoring project progress vis-a-vis expected objectives, ensuring efficient use of resources and compliance with donor requirements.
    • Collaborate with the Grant Manager to assess, develop, and monitor technical capacities of local partners.

    Basic Requirements

    • Masters level degree in public health, social work, or other social science or field of study related to the program scope of work required and at least seven (7) years of experience with community-based programs focused on the needs of children, adolescents, and underserved populations
    • Demonstrated expertise in USG-funded OVC programming, outstanding professional reputation, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills in English and Spanish
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the health context and structural issues in the Dominican Republic among individuals of Haitian descent residing in the Dominican Republic (TPI)
    • Fully conversant on global best practices in HIV prevention, linking to HIV testing and services, and impact mitigation to develop and adapt for the Dominican Republic setting
    • Fluency in Spanish

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with community-based HIV testing, counseling, support and referral services
    • Experience implementing USAID and/or PEPFAR-funded health programming
    • Demonstrated success implementing programming among TPI, with an emphasis on OVC, adolescents and/or violence prevention
    • Expertise in and sensitivity to the socio-political barriers facing intended beneficiaries for this program
    • Working proficiency in English and Creole


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