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OVC Technical Officer

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

FHI 360 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. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) Technical Officer


The OVC Technical Officer will be responsible for knowledge management activities that will contribute to enhance the quality and effectiveness of programs for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and advance FHI 360’s technical leadership in this area. The OVC Technical Officer will work with technical oversight from the Technical Advisor for Vulnerable Children and Youth.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Enhance OVC programs’ access to state-of- the-art resources and tools relevant to OVC programming
  • Support research utilization among OVC programs by synthesizing and packaging OVC related research findings for field staff responsible for the design and implementation of OVC programs
  • Support efforts to enhance the sharing of information and experiences among OVC programs.
  • Identify and document innovations and best practices relevant to OVC programming, and use this information to advance FHI 360’s technical leadership in this area.
  • Provides guidance and technical support to OVC programs, particularly in areas related to knowledge management (documentation and dissemination of success stories, end of project documentation, etc.).
  • Represent FHI 360 at OVC technical meetings and events as necessary.


  • Bachelors or masters in social work, family studies or child/youth development or related fields, masters level preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience in OVC programming
  • Knowledge management experience highly desirable
  • Understanding of and familiarity with research utilization.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize published literature and prepare reports.
  • Field experience in a developing country highly desirable (preferably in Africa)
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing in an articulate and professional manner

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. 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.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: FHI 360 - Family Health International
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-30

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