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Community Engagement Facilitators

Date Posted: Nov 14, 2019

Job Description

Project HOPE is non-profit organization with an international team of over 500 engaged employees in 30 countries. Our mission is to make a positive impact on the global health challenges facing people around the world.

Working in collaboration with local governments, other nongovernmental organizations and communities, we are committed to long-term sustainable health care.

Our work includes educating health professionals and community health workers, strengthening health systems, fighting diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS and diabetes and providing humanitarian assistance through donated medicines, medical supplies and volunteer medical help.

ONE COMMUNITY: The One Community activity is funded by PEPFAR, through USAID Malawi.

It is an activity implemented in Malawi by a consortium led by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) and its partners Project HOPE and PLAN International.

The purpose of the One Community activity is to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS and decrease new HIV infections. It is providing care and support, impact mitigation and prevention services in a single integrated response at the community level.

Project HOPE is looking for well qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Community Engagement Facilitators.


POSITION: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FACILITATORS


Duty Station: Machinga, Zomba, Blantyre, Chikwawa and Mangochi Districts


JOB SUMMARY

The Community Engagement Facilitator will be responsible for recruitment and enrolment of priority populations including adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), adolescent living with HIV (ALHIV), OVC and their care givers, People Living with HIV (PLHIV), estate workers and fishing communities.

He/ she will work closely with households, traditional authorities (TAs), group village heads (GVHs), civic society organizations (CSOs), religious leaders and government structures to reduce incidence of new infections and improve clinical, social and economic outcomes of priority populations.

He/ she will supervise and mentor Community Resource Persons (CRPs) & Recruitment and Linkage Facilitator (RLF) and is responsible to ensure that priority populations have individualized care plan and get comprehensive package of services to address their specific needs.

He/ she will also play a critical role in strengthening the bidirectional referral linkage between facility and community and the seamless movement of beneficiaries among various intervention points with in a community.

He/ she will submit program report to the Child Health Officer and enter referral related client level data collected by CRPs through paper based system in to One Community electronic data capturing system.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Clearly communicates the purpose and services of the One C Activity to beneficiaries, government structures, traditional authorities, group village leaders, religious leaders, civic society organizations and the community at large.
  • Establishes trusting relationships with beneficiaries and their family members, government structures, traditional authorities, religious leaders and the community at large.
  • Works closely and coordinate activities with facility level partners, government structures, civic society organizations (including PLHIV associations), traditional authorities, group village leaders, religious leaders and other community level partners.
  • Works collaboratively and effectively within a team
  • In consultation with One C Child Health Officer, maintains and constantly updates service directory
  • Supports One C district officers to train CRPs and RLFs on the comprehensive package of services developed by One Community Activity.
  • Provides supportive supervision and mentoring to CRPs and RLF.
  • Provides community based HIV Testing Services (HTS) after taking the required training set by the host government
  • At all times, gets at least verbal consent from clients before disclosing their confidential and/or personal identifying information (PII).
  • Participates in district level work plan development and quarterly/biannual/annual review meetings.
  • Develops and reports programmatic date to the Child Health Officer.
  • Maintains activity records contributing to activity reporting requirements as required.
  • Fulfils other duties and responsibilities as may be reasonably assigned by the STA of CHSS.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • Malawi School Certificate of Education plus Diploma in Community Development, Health Sciences, Social Sciences Or Related Fields.
  • Applicants MUST also possess either a valid motorbike- riding license with at least one year of riding experience or HTS Certificate.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a reputable organization, of which 1 year in the delivery of HIV prevention, care and treatment services for priority population in the Malawian context;
  • Experience as a Volunteer or Community Resource Person at community level is added advantage
  • Must have basic knowledge of HIV and HIV related services for priority population
  • Management and supportive supervisory experience is an added value
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the sociodemographic, administrative, cultural characteristics of the community he/she will serve
  • Well-accepted by the community he/she will serve;
  • Entrusted with confidential issues of PLHIV, their sexual partners, children, and families
  • Experience in USAID/PEPFAR funded project implementation is an added value
  • Basic computer skills and/or use of smart phone/tablets is required
  • Malawian nationality and knowledge of at least one local language spoken in Southern Malawi is required
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to conduct sensitive, empathic interviews and conversations that highly respect the dignity and diversity of clients is essential.


MODE OF APPLICATION

Suitable candidates should send their (1) application letter, (2) letter from their Village Headman (3) recent Curriculum Vitae plus names of at least three traceable referees to:

The Human Resources Manager
Project HOPE-One Community
Westbury Building
Makata Industrial Area
P.O Box 346
Blantyre.

Application letters can also be handed in at all One Community offices or Email:

Email: vbandawe@projecthope.org 

Deadline - 22nd November 2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.


Skills Required


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