Overview

Pact seeks a Technical Program Officer for USAID-funded project entitled Swaziland Ready, Resourceful, Risk Aware locally known as (InsikayaKusasa). The objective of the project is to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), adolescent girls (AG) and young women (YIN) in Swaziland. The project will result in mitigation of the impact of HIV, reduction in new HIV infections, and improved HIV clinical outcomes for the above target groups. This position will be based at Pactin Mbabane and will have significant field level work.

Key Responsibilities:

Review and monitor all Partner program documents including progress reports, program descriptions, institutional strengthening plan, implementation plans, budgets and MER plans. Coordinate feedback to Partners.

• Take leadership in the management and support of assigned implementing partners through capacity building initiatives including group training workshops, one-on-one mentoring and coaching for efficient and effective service delivery.

• Support drafting and review of Pact program documents including progress reports, and annual work plans.

• Monitor implementation and quality of partner HIV prevention, OVC impact mitigation, youth livelihoods, and response to violence against children interventions.

• Manage partner work plans and budgets to ensure timely implementation within budget levels and resolution of challenges affecting implementation. Communicate partner challenges with management.

• Support partners to develop annual budgets and review partner financial reports against approved budgets to ensure implemented activities and spending are in line with approved work plans.

• Conduct regular field visits to partners to provide one-on-one technical assistance and programmatic support for quality improvement and complete TA visit reports.

• Conduct regular data verification of implementation of partner technical activities and ensure data is up to date, complete and accurate.

• Monitor and support partner data collection and data entry and, collaborate with M&E team to resolve
challenges and review data for data quality issues.

• Participate in capacity assessments and Organizational Performance Index assessments, manage partner consolidated Institutional Strengthening Plans, including ISPs reviews during site meetings with partners. Assist partners in taking ownership of ISPs and reporting quarterly on progress.

• Develop technical training content and facilitate training sessions.

Educational and Experience required

• Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences or relevant/equivalent degree

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience program management or capacity building programs

• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in NGO and HIV environment (USG and/or PEPFAR experience an added advantage)

• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in one or more of the following technical areas: OVC, HIV prevention, Youth Livelihoods, and Post Abuse Case Management and a willingness to learn and development skills in the other areas

• Experience working with/managing/supporting CSO partners

• M & E experience is an added advantage

• Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities concurrently

• A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in high profile, fast-paces environment

• Ability to communicate technical issues effectively and persuasively

• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects effectively, think analytically and take initiative in solving problems

Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.
All candidates must meet the minimum qualifications to apply.

Applicants are invited to submit their applications via email including a resume, cover letter, references and salary history to: swazirecruit@pactworld.org

The deadline is January 23, 2020.

Please be advised that only short listed candidates will be contacted.