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Friday, February 12, 2016

COMMUNITY MOBILIZER



OPEN TO : Zambian citizens
POSITION : Community Mobilizer
WORK LOCATION : Lusaka, Zambia
REPORTING TO : Program Officer
OPENING DATE : 11th February 2016
CLOSING DATE : 17th February 2016
THE MISSION OF ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION (EGPAF):
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is the global leader in the fight to end AIDS in children. Since our inception 25 years ago, there has been a 95% decline in new HIV infections in the U.S., and a 51% decline in the number of new infections in children worldwide. EGPAF is focused on ending AIDS in children and families with a three-pronged focus on research, advocacy, and HIV service delivery in the countries with the greatest HIV burden. Working in 16 countries worldwide, we support a family-centered approach to provide integrated and comprehensive prevention, care and treatment services for those living with HIV and AIDS.
EGPAF have been working in Zambia to provide critical HIV prevention, care and treatment services since 2001. Today, EGPAF-Zambia uses its expertise to provide technical assistance and support programmatic capacity building to the Zambian government on national and provincial levels.
Position Summary
The Community Mobiliser under the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) project is a community engagement position that aims to contribute to the improvement of the well-being and quality of life of adolescents through expansion of access to and quality of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment and support services within the context of clinics and the surrounding communities in Lusaka. He/she will need to multitask to efficiently grasp and help coordinate the work of a cluster of clinics and communities in an assigned zone. This also will require coordinating work products, activities, and events.
Key duties
Working under the supervision and direction of the Program Officer EJAF, this position shall perform the following core duties;
  • Coordination and Oversight of Community and Clinic based youth activities
  • Teen Mentor and Linkage officer oversight
  • Community mobilization
  • Material dissemination
  • Preparation of Training Logistics
  • Recording of best practices
  • Networking with clinics, Youths, Communities, Government departments and other stakeholders
Knowledge and Work Experience
Required:
  • At least 3 years progressive experience working with Adolescents in clinics and Communities.
  • Psychosocial services implementation experience
Desired:
  • At least 3 years work experience in a clinic setting as a community volunteer
  • At least 3 years’ experience in HIV and SRH programming for adolescents.
Other Knowledge and Work Experience:
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and write comprehensive and analytical reports
  • Strong skills in interpersonal relations, problem-solving, leadership and Coordination of activities
  • Computer literate and proficient
Education
Required:
  • Grade 12 certificate
Desired:
  • Certificate in Psychosocial counseling or related field.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong Community engagement skills
  • Strong teamwork skills and goal orientation
  • Strong background in youth programming
  • Computer Literate
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to exercise considerable individual judgment and initiative in conducting the necessary operations to manage the program
  • Ability to develop innovative and practical problem solving approaches
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for the above position and meet the eligibility criteria, please submit a cover letter, your current CV, photocopies of professional certificates, degrees and the contact information of three professional references to the EGPAF Office at:
The Human Resources Manager
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
P.O Box 39111, Plot No.2374
Piziya, Thabo Mbeki Road
Lusaka-Zambia
Or Email:recruitment.zambia@pedaids.org
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
EGPAF is an equal opportunity employer

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