Field Officer

Posted 4 months ago

Position: Field Officers x4

Location: Matabeleland North – Based in one of the four Districts (Bubi, Nkayi, Lupane and Tsholotsho)

Deadline: 14 July 2020

 

Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT) is an independent Zimbabwean entity registered as a local Trust in August of 2012 (MA/909/2012). PZAT strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV by working to ensure their access to comprehensive HIV and sexual health services delivered in safe and supportive environments. PZAT as a partner in the ZimPAAC consortium has been working with the MOHCC to improve access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services for key and priority population groups in Zimbabwe and is expanding current programming to additional Districts in Matabeleland North.

 

Job summary

The Field officer will be based in Matabeleland North and will report to the Project Coordinator.  The incumbent will be responsible for working with Health service providers, community stakeholders and key partners involved in Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) programming; to improve access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services in Matabeleland North.

 

Duration
October 2020 to September 2021(contract based and renewable annually)

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Build capacity of health workers to provide Youth friendly services through training; Conduct community dialogues and group discussions with Adolescent girls and Young Women (AGYW) to determine perceptions on services provided and how to improve service delivery models; Design service delivery models in consultation with relevant stakeholders; Work with Project Coordinator and project team in the development of IEC materials for interpersonal communication and PrEP literacy; Identify and train PrEP champions in consultation with specified partner organizations; Facilitate establishment of support groups for AGYW social support; Document and report on activities conducted; Formulating budgets for AGYW / YWSS economic strengthening projects and participate in related trainings; Compiling weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as well as monthly statistics for community programs; Identify and train (Young Sisters) YS in consultation with specified partner organizations and PrEP Champions; Oversee the day to day operations of AGYW hubs for effective project implementation; Rolling out the YWSS programs in the District and offering support supervision to YWSS groups and ensuring the quality of care remains high for AGYW who have opted for the model; Liaise with primary counsellor and YS for effective implementation of the mobile clinic model for AGYW / YWSS; Build capacity of YS to create demand for AGYW / YWSS friendly services through training and mentorship; Participate in budget and work planning for activities funded within the funding cycle; Participate in stakeholder meetings occurring within and outside the district

 

Qualifications, experience, and key competencies required

First degree in degree in social/behavioral sciences or related discipline; 1+ years relevant working experience working with communities and multiple stakeholders in HIV and health programming; Excellent Computer skills, excel and knowledge of HIV and AIDS indicators and good understanding of the M&E systems used by Ministry of Health and Child Care; Must be youth-friendly; Possess skills in training & results based reporting; Competent in stakeholder engagement, multi-level oral & written communication; Social media savvy- can use various platforms to mobilize, sensitize and build networks; Experience working with young people is an added advantage; Fluent in English, Ndebele and Shona a must; Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

To apply
Interested candidates should submit their application letter and detailed CV, clearly stating the position being applied for in the subject section of the email to: admin@pzat.org by close of business on Friday 10 July 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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