Pact is recruiting an OVC Director for an upcoming five-year, USAID-funded vulnerable children and adolescents (VCA) program – Service Delivery for Vulnerable Children and Adolescents (SDVCA). SDCVA seeks to improve the resilience and health outcomes of vulnerable households in four provinces in Zambia with the highest HIV burdens, while strengthening the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s (GRZ) social protection platform so that the GRZ eventually provides the majority of services to VCA. The program is intended to provide evidence-based services that will deliver measurable results for VCA and their caregivers in the following activities:
The Director of VCA Services will be the lead technical expert for the quality provision of health, social and child protection services to VCA and their families, and lead technical capacity building and mentoring of local implementing partners. Responsibilities include strengthening linkages and coordination between social service and health workforces as well as enhancing bi-directional referral systems to improve both health/HIV and social service delivery. S/He will strengthen implementation of comprehensive, HIV-inclusive case management system with a focus on strengthening the GRZ child and welfare system’s standards and processes and building the capacity of district-level GRZ officials and community-based volunteers. This position is contingent upon award.
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