Employment Opportunity at Peace Corps Zambia

Title National Stomp Out Malaria Coordinator (Zambia)
Country Zambia

Projected Start Date 02-Dec-2016
Duration (months) 12
Program Area Health
Partner Stomping Out Malaria Peace Corps Initiative for Africa

Description A Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to serve as a Stomp Out Malaria Coordinator for the Stomping Out Malaria Peace Corps Initiative for Africa. The Stomp Out Malaria in Africa (SOMA) Initiative began in 2011 and partners Peace Corps with PMI and host country government agencies. Although there are clear signs of improvement, malaria continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Zambia and control of the disease is one of the government’s highest priorities. The most up-to-date information on nationwide coverage of malaria prevention and control measures in Zambia comes from the 2010 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS), and shows progress in recent years.
A Stomp Out Malaria Coordinator is needed to coordinate with Peace Corps Zambia staff, Peace Corps Volunteers and local partners. The Coordinator will work closely with Peace Corps staff to: facilitate technical training to all programs during pre-service and in-service trainings (FITU), provide resources and technical assistance to Volunteers conducting malaria projects, update the Stomp website and other social media sites (Facebook, Twitter) with PCV malaria projects, encourage PCVs to share stories of malaria, experiences through blogs, Facebook, and other social media sites; promoting the 3rd goal of Peace Corps, update and/or create toolkits for volunteers on the malaria framework for the VRF, work with Provincial Malaria Coordinators on projects and communicate malaria activities, review and analyze quarterly VRF data on malaria, update DPT and health APCD on Stomp activities, participate in monthly Stomp meetings and stakeholders meetings as requested and share best practices with PC staff and volunteers Please note these are approximate departure dates and may change.

Please note these are approximate departure dates and might change.

Mandatory Qualifications
Strong computer skills: MS Office, social media
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Excellent facilitation skills
Ability to work in a multi-cultural project-team setting
Self motivated and able to take initiative
Language competence: fluent in English, both written and oral
Strong desire to work on malaria and health systems strengthening (desired)
Experience with project design and management, monitoring and evaluation, data collection and analysis, advocacy and facilitating (desired)
Completion of two years serving as a Peace Corps volunteer (desired)

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