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Job Summary

The Health Community Mobilizer is responsible for community participation in health facilities and /or mobile clinics in West Guji.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with community leaders and other members of targeted communities in identifying community volunteers and existing community groups interested in health and nutrition activities.
  • Conduct regular focus group discussions to identify existing barriers to uptake of services and develop communication strategies to overcome these barriers.
  • Develop and conduct training for the community volunteers/group on positive health practices, safe motherhood, infant and young child feeding practices, and general childcare and hygiene promotion.
  • Support community sensitization activities at the clinics and in the community-by-community   volunteers and other group.
  • Identify and provide tools and IEC material to assist in dissemination of information.
  • Prepare weekly work plan and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.
  • Prepare activity-reporting formats and collect weekly activity reports from community volunteers.
  • Compile monthly activity report for submission to the health manager.
  • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.

Key Result Areas:

  • Improvement of key health indicators mainly maternal mortality ratio, neonatal mortality ratio, and community population coverage.
  • Increased uptake of health services as a strategy of reducing mortality
  • Increased uptake of positive practices related to health, nutrition and hygiene.
  • Timely and quality health care services to displaced persons, refugees and other vulnerable groups.

Job Requirements

Skills Required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Attention to detail, anticipation and follow up are core values of the job function.
  • Possesses strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and internally driven to success and hard work.
  • Possesses strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse culture and ethic backgrounds.
  • Must be a humble team player
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Willingness to travel in and out of the field.
  • High level of integrity and stewardship
  • Committed to the SP values and ethics

Education / Experience Needed

  • Degree in Health Education or Social Sciences
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  • Two to three years of experience in community mobilization, education, social services or public health.
  • Proven experience in community based programming with the ability to motivate and lead community volunteers.

Language 

  • local language
  • English is an advantage

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands will be dependent upon situation and event.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

o   Travelling

o   Work in a security context that is fluid

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send ONLY updated CV and application letter to [email protected] no later than May  28, 2020. Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, ‘Health Community Mobilizer”.

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Job Summary

The Health Community Mobilizer is responsible for community participation in health facilities and /or mobile clinics in West Guji.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with community leaders and other members of targeted communities in identifying community volunteers and existing community groups interested in health and nutrition activities.
  • Conduct regular focus group discussions to identify existing barriers to uptake of services and develop communication strategies to overcome these barriers.
  • Develop and conduct training for the community volunteers/group on positive health practices, safe motherhood, infant and young child feeding practices, and general childcare and hygiene promotion.
  • Support community sensitization activities at the clinics and in the community-by-community   volunteers and other group.
  • Identify and provide tools and IEC material to assist in dissemination of information.
  • Prepare weekly work plan and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.
  • Prepare activity-reporting formats and collect weekly activity reports from community volunteers.
  • Compile monthly activity report for submission to the health manager.
  • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.

Key Result Areas:

  • Improvement of key health indicators mainly maternal mortality ratio, neonatal mortality ratio, and community population coverage.
  • Increased uptake of health services as a strategy of reducing mortality
  • Increased uptake of positive practices related to health, nutrition and hygiene.
  • Timely and quality health care services to displaced persons, refugees and other vulnerable groups.

Job Requirements

Skills RequiredTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Attention to detail, anticipation and follow up are core values of the job function.
  • Possesses strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and internally driven to success and hard work.
  • Possesses strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse culture and ethic backgrounds.
  • Must be a humble team player
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Willingness to travel in and out of the field.
  • High level of integrity and stewardship
  • Committed to the SP values and ethics
Education / Experience Needed
  • Degree in Health Education or Social Sciences
  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.
  • Two to three years of experience in community mobilization, education, social services or public health.
  • Proven experience in community based programming with the ability to motivate and lead community volunteers.
Language 
  • local language
  • English is an advantage
 REASONING ABILITYAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical demands will be dependent upon situation and event.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.o   Travellingo   Work in a security context that is fluid

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send ONLY updated CV and application letter to [email protected] no later than May  28, 2020. Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, 'Health Community Mobilizer''.

2020-05-29

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