Technical Officer (2) at Common Vision for Development Association

Job Description

DISTINCT FUTURE OF CVDA

Common Vision for Development Association (CVDA) is an indigenous, non-governmental,  non-for-profit, humanitarian aid association. It was established on October 28, 2005 by a group of dedicated persons from diverse social, economic, professional and religious backgrounds.

CVDA has been re-registered and licensed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice, Charities and Societies Agency, on November 30, 2009 as an Ethiopian Residents charity in accordance with the Charities and Societies proclamation No. 621/2009 with registration No. 0588. It has permission to work at the national level however so far operates marginal parts of Benshangule Gumuz Region, SNNPR (Hawassa, Yirgalem, Dilla, Yergachefe, Aletawondo, Wondo Genet, Chuko, Bule, Goreche and Gumer ),  Oromia Region,West Showa Zone(Muger), Borena Zone (Hageremaireyam, Yabello & Moyale), Guji Zone( Adola, Shakiso & Borena Negele), West Arsi Zone (Shashemene, Arsi Negele, Adaba, Nensebo, Kokosa, Shala, Siraro, and Kore woredas) Afar Region;  Zone 5; Delifage, Dewe, Telalek, Hadele Ele and Sumu Robi  Zone 3 ; Gewane and Gelalo  and City Government of Addis Ababa

It is member of Consortium of Reproductive Health Association (CORHA), Union of Ethiopian Women Charitable Association (UEWCA), Ethiopian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative/EEITI/, Ethiopia Civil Society Coalition for Scaling up Nutrition/ECSC-SUN/ and Afar Region Health Partner Forum.

The following are CVDA’s vision, mission, goals, principles and values:

Vision

CVDA’s vision is to see where poverty is alleviated sustainably with favorable living environment in Ethiopia.

Mission

CVDA’s mission is to work with & for the poor community with priority attention for children and women towards alleviating socio-economic problem, food insecurity, reducing unemployment, enhancing productivity, promoting health care, quality education & environment conservation at  various level for sustainable development.

Goal

To contribute to the endeavors of poverty alleviation through its integrated community based development program in different regions of the country.

Principles and values

  • Integrity: Upholding the principles of honesty, responsibility, setting good example and maintaining the highest ethical standard possible,
  • Courage of conviction: This is a basis of our pledge to fight against poverty and hunger. Therefore, CVDA’s shall always take side with the poorest and disadvantaged groups and help them bring about positive changes in their life.
  • Accountability: This espouses CVDA’s ongoing commitment to account for its actions and to respond periodically to questions concerning its activities or answerability to those who will be affected by our decisions or actions.
  • Transparency: This requires CVDA to take decisions and implement them in a manner that follows rules and regulations. Moreover, we shall provide our key stakeholders with reliable, relevant and timely information on matters that concern them.
  • Impartiality and equity: This implies providing equal opportunity to all.

Principles

  • Believe in the view that results can be achieved if the process is sound and suitable.
  • Be frank, transparent, and trust-worthy and build and develop team spirit within the organization and with partners.

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Reproductive and Primary Health Program
  • Water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Program
  • Food Security, Livelihood Diversification and Natural Resource Conservation Program
  • Education Program
  • Emergency and Relief Program

Key ACCOMPLISHMENTS

CVDA has successfully implemented different food security, environmental conservation, income generating and HIV/AIDS project in collaboration with different stakeholders.  On environment conservation activity;  highly degraded land rehabilitated through soil and water conservation measure, area enclosure, vetiver grass and indigenous tree plantation, gabion established, stone and soil bund established, conservation agriculture  introduced, biogas   technology introduced and established, fuel wood saving stove established at HH level, spring water developed, washing stand,   shower established.

Food security and Income of target group improved through beekeeping, poultry farm, fruit tree plantation/ apple, mango and orange plantation/, vegetable garden, false banana plantation, vetiver grass bank. Other group established group and individual business such as hair dressing, tea room, sugar and edible oil distribution, dairy farm, stone production, shower room   and etc. On HIV prevention, care and support program target group and large community awareness raised on HIV prevention and living with HIV,  counseling service, economic strengthen and improving balance diet intake, engaging in income generating activities, access for clinical service through referral linkage.

Food security and Income of target group improved through beekeeping, poultry farm, fruit tree plantation/ apple, mango and orange plantation/, vegetable garden, false banana plantation, vetiver grass bank. Other group established group and individual business such as hair dressing, tea room, sugar and edible oil distribution, dairy farm, stone production, shower room   and etc. On HIV prevention, care and support program target group and large community awareness raised on HIV prevention and living with HIV,  counseling service, economic strengthen and improving balance diet intake, engaging in income generating activities, access for clinical service through referral linkage.

Over all over 42 projects were implemented in different region and woredas since its establishment. In 2018/19 it has involved about 1514 volunteers and it has 55 full time staffs.

Description of the Vacancy

Common Vision for Development Association (CVDA) is a prime partner with USAID to implement the USAID HIV Epidemic Control for HIV Care and Treatment Services activities. The purpose of HIV epidemic control grants are to strengthen local HIV epidemic control to achieve 90 percent of individuals living with HIV know their status, 90 percent of persons living with HIV to initiate antiretroviral therapy and 90percent of antiretroviral therapy clients achieve viral load suppression by 2020.

Major duty & responsibility include:

  • Provide regular support and supervision to CEFs, CHWs and other staff under her or his direct supervision. These include the preparation (development) and follow up of individual work plans based on CHCT project work plans and/or job descriptions.
  • Build the technical capacity of the project staff under her/his direct line management and delegate tasks for the efficient performance of activities implementation at all levels.
  • Liaise with the local Government institutions, CCCs/CCs, CHWs and other relevant community groups to select target beneficiaries for the project services (direct services and through referral linkages).
  • Manages the entire case management process in the recruitment and enrollment of target beneficiaries (from identification for enrollment through successful graduation & case closure processes).
  • Ensure the provision of quality service for project target beneficiaries based on each individual household’s case plan and needs identified for Support Groups (SGs). S/he needs to make sure that service delivery is as per the project standards

Reports to:

  • Program coordinator/ Regional coordinator

Number of position:

  • 2

Duty station:

  • Addis Ababa (1) and Hawssa(1)

Others:

  • Implement other activities tasked by the Immediate Supervisor and leadership of CVDA .

MINIMUM HOURS OF WORK:

  • 40 hours per week

Duration of employment:

  • Form date of employment up to September 30, 2020 with high possibility of   extension based on performance and availability of fund.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Two years for Masters / 5years for BA with professional experience in health and HIV/AIDS related project management/implementation specially CHCT.
  • Extensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS situation in Ethiopia and Should have demonstrated experience in working with CSOs, CBOs, Government stakeholders and other community level actors.
  • Demonstrated analytical and report writing skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English.
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks, think creatively and strategically.

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