Field Officer


Job Title: Field Officer
Position Summary
The Field Officer in collaboration with district health management and health centre staff shall provide various supervisory and technical supports to all community based health workers and consult with community residents/leadership for enhanced reproductive health services.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Main Activities
  1. Liaise with the District Health Management Team together community leadership on service reproductive health service provision.
  2. Distribute information and materials concerning COPI project to CAG members to promote spirit of self sustaining.
  3. Support CAG members conduct community meetings to update communities  on ANC, Family planning, HCT, male involvement in ANC and family planning and dangers of teen pregnancy and early pregnancy.
  4. Participate in surveys to gather information and opinions concerning the COPI project
  5. Identify areas that require further attention in information dissemination
  6. Collect and generate data together with the monitoring and evaluation officer for the purpose of report writing.
  7. Prepare and submit required monthly, quarterly, and bi-annual and annual reports for project manager on performance of the project in collaboration with M & E officer.
  8. Travel to remote locations within the project area with the integrated outreach teams as required
  9. Maintains documentation of project activities, and assists in tracking data related to workshops, seminars and meetings.
  10. Promote mutual working relations with health stakeholders including but not limited to CAG members
  11. Perform other related duties as required by project manager
Academic qualification and experience:
  1. Full grade 12 certificate
  2. Diploma in Social work or any Social sciences. A Diploma in health related fields with bias on Maternal, Child and Neonatal Health or Midwifery will be an added advantage.
  3. Should posses a valid motorbike riding licence
Experience:
  1. At least two years minimum working experience in remote and hard to reach areas.
  2. Capability of having worked with communities/traditional leadership and supervised Community Based Health care providers in rural settings
Knowledge, skills & abilities required to do the job:
  • Must be able to work as a team with minimum supervision.
  • Should be ready to work long hours in the field.
  • Perform all functions assigned in an accurate and timely manner, as well as ability to organize and present information in a neat and effective manner.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Willing to live in the rural set up and being able to respect culture and traditions of the Chishinga people
  • Advanced skills in office software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, photo taking
  • Ability to learn new software as needed to perform daily job duties
  • Answering telephones, using copier, scanner, camera and other general office equipment.
  • Maintain confidentiality of organisation information
To apply; send your cover letter and detailed CV with atleast 3 references   to jmwale@actionafricahelp.org and zambia@actionafricahelp.org. Please indicate the Job Position in the subject line.
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