COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & MOBILIZATION OFFICER , Chipata


Job Title: Community Engagement & Mobilization Officer, Chipata, Program for the Advancement of Malaria Outcomes (PAMO)

PATH is currently recruiting a Community Engagement & Mobilization Officer (CEMO) who will report directly to the Provincial Coordinator.  S/he will provide 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. In coordination with the Social Behavior Change Communication Advisor, the CEMO 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 to other staff, as requested. The CEMO will be based in Chipata.



PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

PAMO works with the National Malaria Control Centre (NMCC) to strengthen implementation of malaria control and elimination efforts. The project works at provincial, district, and community levels to 1) Support proven malaria interventions in alignment with the National Malaria Strategic Plan; 2) Strengthen management capacity of provincial and district Ministry of Health/Ministry of Community Development  and Social Welfare personnel to provide oversight/supervision of malaria interventions and; 3) Strengthen the Health Management Information System at the provincial and district levels to improve data reporting, analysis, and use for decision-making.  PAMO will help districts, health facilities, and communities maintain universal coverage of ITNs through mass campaigns and continuous channels such as antenatal care, immunization services, schools, and community-based health workers



Responsibilities:

Support the development and implementation of the project’s community engagement and community outreach strategies and activities.
Design, and support the 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.
Provide support to NMEC, CBOs and other partner organizations and existing traditional structures to plan and integrate SBCC community interventions implement community engagement 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 plan 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.


Specific Program Responsibilities:

Integrated Radio Magazine Program (IRMP)

Support to monitor the Radio Magazine program’s progress; strengthen linkages between CBOs, drama and health centers to increase utilization of drama to stimulate dialogue and uptake of health services.
Participate in the formation and orientation of the Radio Listening Groups to the IRMP program
Delivery of support materials to the listening groups
Conduct Monthly monitoring of the (RMP) groups
Participate in monthly meetings with the media monitor to get feedback on IRMP airing by the community radio stations
Support the implementation of the IRMP
Support the launch of the program
Community Drama

Monthly monitoring of drama groups
Development of budgets for the support of drama group performances at community level
Consolidate drama reports
Support strengthening of SBCC Committees at district level

Conduct integrated orientation for the MCDSW,CBOs
Write orientation reports from the districts oriented
Follow up visits to monitor progress
Participate in the planning and implementation of national events – child health week and safe motherhood week
Participate in the documentation of the success stories


Required Experience

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 district 60%
Must have legal authorization to work in Zambia.
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.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

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