Community Engagement and Mobilization Officer, PAMO Plus
Zambia, Full Time Salary:
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PATH is leading a consortium of partners in the implementation of the recently awarded USAID PAMO Plus. This is a 5-year Cooperative Agreement. In partnership with Jhpiego and the Zambia Centre for Communication Programs (ZCCP), guided by the National Malaria Elimination Strategic Plan and in collaboration with the End Malaria Council (EMC), PAMO Plus will build on the PATH learning and momentum achieved as lead for PMI’s Program for Advancement of Malaria Outcomes (PAMO). In line with PMI’s strategy, the PAMO Plus will assist the GRZ to accelerate progress toward its goal of eliminating local malaria infection and disease in Zambia by achieving high levels of effective coverage with high-quality malaria control interventions, leading to major reductions in malaria prevalence, incidence, severe disease, and death in four focal high-burden provinces: Luapula, Northern, Muchinga, and Eastern.
PATH is currently recruiting a Community Engagement & Mobilization Officers (CEMO) who will be responsible for providing day to day community and district level specialized technical guidance on proven approaches for community engagement with the ultimate goal of increasing uptake and utilization of malaria services including the ProAct study. In coordination with the Social Behavior Change Specialist, S/he will have primary responsibility for oversight of community intervention activities in this area. S/he will also work with other program managers to provide general support the Provincial and District Health staff, as requested.
Support implementation and monitoring of SBC activities including radio, orientations, meetings and other key events
Support the development and implementation of the project’s community engagement and community outreach strategies and activities
Implement effective community engagement strategies to increase awareness and uptake of the ProAct study
Participate in the design, and development of program tools and strategies for community engagement in community level malaria programing
Contribute to the development of relevant materials and trainings to inform the projects community engagement and outreach activities.
Work with community groups and outreach workers to map and monitor community action and increase participation in and uptake of malaria services; provide ongoing mentoring and support.
Prepare technical reports as required.
Coordinate community trainings, conduct supportive supervisions, and organize review meetings.
Record, Document and report best practices to provincial coordinator.
Participate in preparation of work plans, progress reports, monitoring and evaluation of the project
Collect data and compile reports using the M&E tools.
Facilitate and participate in program review meetings at District, Health Facility and Community level.
Prepare regular weekly and monthly plans and progress reports.
Provide technical assistance to Health Facility Staff in organizing community meetings/events and training of Community Based Volunteers and other community members.
Conduct other activities as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Bachelors’ degree in a related field or equivalent experience in public health and behavior change communication.
At least 5 year(s) of relevant experience required
Computer literate with proficiency in basic software
Proven experienced in in integrated malaria
Experience in planning and facilitating trainings Experienced with programs in behavior change communication, community engagement and capacity building
Experience in participatory approaches for community mobilization
Experience working directly with local communities a plus
Ability to travel in-country within the PAMO Plus district 60%
Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and supervisory skills
Understanding of the health system in Zambia
Conceptual thinker, with excellent follow-through and organizational skills
Demonstrated experience of applying evidence –based approaches to enhance quality and impact of programming
Experience working on USAID-funded project a plus
Must have legal authorization to work in Zambia
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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