POSITION: Provincial Community Coordinator & SBCC X 2
REPORTS TO: Programme Manager
LOCATION: Mpongwe, Ndola, Kapiri Mposhi, Kitwe, Kabwe and Solwezi
This is a technical position that will be responsible coordinating the ZNYP+ Project Activities at district level so that they can be more effectively and efficiently contribute to the overall project activity implementation. S/he will be responsible for managing field & Client Service Associate in their respective district.
Support district chapters develop operational, annual work plans and other plans in line with the Project strategic plan
Develop and implement Advocacy, Social Mobilization and Communication and Risk Communication and Community Engagement evidence-based strategies and engagement with communities to implement SBC activities that address social and cultural barriers to use of health services and adoption of healthy behaviors.
Identify and implement innovative and low-cost SBC / RCCE models and solutions that aim to increase personal agency and improve care-seeking behaviors, including innovation and implementation of effective social listening mechanisms at community level.
Participate in review, pretesting and dissemination of integrated IEC materials and tools tailored for various target populations.
Assessment of targeted audiences and communication platforms and networks at provincial and community levels and engagement of gate with Adolescents/youth groups, and women’s groups.
Collaborate with the PHO and conduct capacity building of different community teams at provincial, district, facility, and community levels to improve client-provider interactions at the point of service delivery through high-quality training, mentoring, and technical assistance.
Collaborate with clinical teams in target facilities to ensure that differentiated models of health services delivery of HIV, TB/HIV, MNCH and FP services at community level are implemented timely and cost effectively.
Mainstream gender in all target health services and activities.
Work with PHO/DHO teams to plan, implement and monitor the execution of VMMC and other health promotion campaigns and ensure that HIV, TB/HIV, MNCH and FP services are integrated.
Conduct regular review and planning meetings and facilitate evidence-based micro-planning and quality improvement plans at district and community levels, working closely with the PHO/DHO teams and other key stakeholders.
Documentation of best practices, lessons learnt and human interest / success stories including project activity reports.
Participate in technical working groups addressing SBC issues linked to the project at relevant provincial and district fora.
Provide day to day supportive supervision and mentorship to the Community and Clinical Services Integration Coordinators and other district teams if relevant.
Coordinate the roll-out and effective use of MOH and project-approved social behavioral change and social mobilization products and interventions;
Establish networks and strategic partnerships with MOH as well as other stakeholders to enable sustainable implementation of community-led social behavioral change and social mobilization activities;
Effectively and efficiently engage chiefdom, religious, community leaders and other influencers’ to increase demand
Implement and adhere to ZNYP+ personnel, financial, operations and fraud management policies.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, adult education, development studies or diploma in clinical medicine or public health nursing.
At least four (5) years experience in the area of community mobilization and SBC for HIV/AIDS, MNCH and RH/FP services and products.
Knowledge Of Zambia’s SBC/community health structures and programming, as well as socio-cultural environment influencing drivers and barriers to service uptake and care seeking.
Problem solving and consensus building. Professional written and oral communications skills in English and ability to communicate in a local language of the given province.
Ability to Work in complex environments, and work with and between different stakeholders. Develop and maintain strong relationships with government and civil society stakeholders.
Other Requirements: Experience in the health sector with emphasis on leading SBC strategies and implementation for HIV, TB/HIV, MNCH, and/or FPs.
How to Apply:
Send CV and credentials by email to [email protected] before 2 October 2023.
Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks after the closing date, kindly assume that your application was not successful.
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