29 Sep 2021

DREAMS officers (2) at NELICO

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New Light Children Center.

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 Jhpiego, Palladium, No Means No Worldwide, and WI– HER. These 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.

DREAMS officers (2 positions)

Work closely with Local Government Authorities (LGAs), school heads, and PTAs to ensure DREAMS program is well understood and
Make sure that screening and enrollment of beneficiary’s exercise is done to all selected schools in collaboration with teacher, caregivers/caretakers and
Work with the Pact DREAMS Coordinator to facilitate the HURU training to the teachers
Share all necessary reporting tools with schools and ensure they are completed within the agreed time
Arrange the date, time, logistics, and participate in distribution of HURU kits to the beneficiaries at the
Work with CCWs to collect all necessary forms and ensure that NELICO M&E staff have supported in the entering the pre-/post-test data into
Visit the families of DREAMS beneficiaries to verify their existence and refer them to other Dreams activities as necessary

Coordinate enrollment process of adolescent’s girls out of schools in collaboration with other stakeholders
Work with NELICO finance team to source vendors to supply the NELICO procured materials for DREAMS
Record and keep all the documentation from vendors in a safe place and forward the copies of vendor/procurement documents/forms (e.g., quotations, vendor selection, proforma & tax invoices, delivery notes, receipts) to the Pact DREAMS Coordinator
Collect all the forms required for DREAMS material procurement and distribution from Pact DREAMS Coordinator
Using the Pact defined process and tools for DREAMS (including packages of materials and forms), procure the NELICO provided materials for DREAMS Educational Subsidy Program by school
Arrange with the Pact DREAMS Coordinator to receive and verify materials procured by Pact, cross checking with lists of intended beneficiaries for all
Arrange distribution dates with the schools and
Distribute all DREAMS materials on specific designated
Collect all the signed forms from beneficiaries after they receive the educational subsidies (e.g., resolve all issues related to faults, shortage of materials)
Through NELICO M&E staff, ensure that data on service delivery is entered using the Pact DREAMS defined processes and tools as provided by the Pact DREAMS
Collect success stories and reports and give them to the program manager and other DREAMS implementing partners
Conduct bi-weekly sessions with VETA students
Conduct ASRH session with VETA student
Essential knowledge, skills and experiences
The followings essential skills are expected from the focal person for the smooth achievement of the DREAM project
Good general knowledge, excellent oral and written expression/ communication, interpersonal skills, patience and courtesy and a very wide range of more specific behavioral skills,
Attention to the person, interaction, ability to transmit information, plus keen organizational sensitivity are required to understand quickly the beneficiaries’ needs,
Good skill in organizing and facilitating user friendly training sessions, meetings, dialogues and conversations,
Knowledge on Tanzania School Health Programme including school WASH e SWASH (School WASH) and (WHO) Healthy School, Healthy Community model is an added Advantage.

Required Qualifications.
A Degree in Education, Development Studies, Health Sciences, Community health, Health Education, Community Nursing, Sociology and other related fields. Minimum two years relevant

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.

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Closing Date : 4th October, 2021.






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