Afya Women Group (AWG) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1995 in Mufindi district to implement programmes aimed at improving the quality of life of Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVC) Most vulnerable children (MVC) and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) by providing support and care. The organization’s strategic plan focuses on four thematic areas: Capacity development, Stakeholder involvement, Resource mobilization and Service delivery. AWG believes that the responsibility to care for PLWHA, OVCs and MVCs is a collaborative effort involving families, community, government and stakeholders.
AWG has been receiving USAID funding from PACT for a five year project since 2016 implementing USAID Kizazi Kipya Project which aims at providing support and care to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), most vulnerable children (MVC) and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Mufindi district (Mufindi district council and Mafinga Town council).
AWG employs competent, dynamic and self-driven individuals with strong technical knowledge and skills in implementing donor funded projects while ensuring plans for project and organization sustainability. AWG is now seeking Tanzania nationals to fill below positions for the USAID Kizazi Kipya Project.
Position: Case management coordinators (4 Posts)
Reporting to: Program Manager
Start date: 1st October, 2019
Duty Station: Mafinga
Responsibilities and Duties
Supervise Community Case Workers (CCWs) and provide continuous mentoring and
support to ensure delivery of high quality case management services.
Disseminate and ensure adherence to case management, child protection, referral and
linkages, parenting, M&E guidance, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other jobaids that facilitate holistic case management at the household/community.
Ensure case management services delivered address the holistic needs of OVC and
caregivers including health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods, and psychosocial well-being.
Conduct quality step-down trainings to CCWs and facilitate monthly meetings in the field
to introduce new topics, improve quality, and reinforce guidelines and procedures.
Ensure CCWs complete required case management forms and case filing system is well maintained
Work in partnership with local government authorities as appropriate, including but not limited to district Executive Director, Council Health Management Teams, District Social Welfare Officers,, and ward level officials.
Create community linkage for broader community engagement of youth and caregivers in case management, child protection, parenting etc.
Assist in mapping 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 Training for CCWs.
Ensure that all CCWs are oriented in the Child Protection Policy and Code of conduct take all cases of child abuse seriously and follow national protocols to ensure timely reporting.
Ensure CCWs are coordinating with local structures including health facilities and child protection committees (formerly known as Most Vulnerable Children’s Committees).
Assist in 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 a year.
Submit timely updates to the Case Management Officer for inclusion in the quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports.
Document lessons learned and best practices for experience sharing and replication
Performs other related tasks as required
Minimum Experience, Skills, and Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Adult Education and Community Development, Social Work with at least two years relevant working experience or holder of a diploma in Community development with at least four years relevant working experience or in a relevant field and with a reputable organization preferably in an NGO setting
Should have keen interest in project proposal writing and resource mobilization
Competence in Computer applications especially in Ms word, Ms excel, Power point, internet and other packages
Integrity and professionalism
Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbally
Proven report writing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
A team player capable of working with multiple project partners and stakeholders
Good problem-solving skills
Good negotiation skills
Knowledge of child and PLWHA vulnerability and related issues
Demonstrate ability for ensuring projects and organization sustainability
Ability to interact well with all targeted beneficiaries, health care workers, and volunteers by facilitating a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory, and non-stigmatizing environment
in the program, and to welcome all clients regardless of their background.