OVC Advisor in Abuja, Nigeria

Health, Wellness and Fitness
Minimum Qualification
Master's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated ProACT project work plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
  • Take lead in the strategic design of an integrated OVC program that ensures linkages between facility and community level interventions.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive capacity building strategy for care givers, state government and CSO partners to ensure the initiation of quality  OVC services in target communities
  • Provide technical support and mentoring of OVC desk officers at partner State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (SMWASD) units to enhance sustainability and ownership of the OVC program.
  • Take responsibility for technical monitoring, evaluation and reporting of  OVC services within the project PMP framework
  • Actively engage the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, NACA, CSOs and other IPs to identify gaps in policy and practice and package evidence to inform changes in OVC policy and practice.
  • Generate quarterly and annual technical reports that detail programmatic achievements, innovations and lesson learned.
  • Work with ProACT management to document and publish best practices.
  • Provide technical oversight for management of the project’s OVC focused small grants programs with assistance from the senior technical advisor  and working closely with the field based specialist.
  • Design strategy and roll out plan for building and coordinating networks of VC  focused community-based service organizations/providers and using these networks to leverage additional resources for championing VC initiatives in focus states.
  • Represent MSH at national and technical working groups meetings hosted by the USG, NACA, and FMoH on matters of OVC.



Supervision:  Works independently and reports to the Senior Technical Advisor Care and Support.

Decision Making: Working within project strategy and policy guidelines, makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for program data generation and management.

Responsibility over assets: Responsibility for assigned assets in the program.

Responsibility over Staff:  Overall responsibility for staff reporting to this position.


  • Master level or higher training in public health, Social Work, demography, social or behavior science
  • Minimum of 5 years senior level program experience with HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID, particularly those related to community HIV interventions , prevention with positives (PHDP), orphans and vulnerable children.
  • At least 5 years experience facilitating community programs on health or social development.
  • Comprehensive understanding of community-based HIV care and support initiatives, including program design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrable experience on participatory rural training methodologies and excellent facilitating skills.
  • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and statistical analysis required.
  • Grants management experience an added advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.


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