The Regional Psycho-social Support Initiative (REPSSI) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Health Specialist within the COVID-19 response. The REPSSI COVID-19 intervention focuses on supporting government efforts and WHO guidelines on psycho-social support. The Health Specialist will be responsible for implementing and evaluating REPSSI Zimbabwe Health interventions in line with the REPSSI strategy and the Zimbabwe as well as WHO COVID-19 Response Plans.
Duties And Responsibilities
Inform and assist in the development, implementation and oversight of the COVID-19 project Social Behavior Change Content; Identify and provide tools and IEC material to assist in dissemination of information on COVID-19; Plan and implement evidence based behaviour change communication campaigns, trainings for the community volunteers on positive hygiene practices, mentoring and mainstreaming; Coordinate and provide technical support (capacity strengthening) to country office and partners on social behaviour change efforts for improved psychosocial and mental wellbeing; Designing, managing and promoting health improvement interventions; Support community engagement and education within the COVID-19 intervention; Design SBC M&E framework (for reach, coverage and impact), monitor and evaluate the results of Social Behaviour Change interventions; Represent or ensure appropriate representation of REPSSI in all project related fora; Develop and maintain close relationships with all relevant government departments, especially the department of Environmental Health, UN agencies and NGO counterparts on project related matters; Proactively support REPSSI’s publicity and communications aims
Qualifications And Experience
Diploma in Nursing or Health Sciences with experience of working in Health Education, Behavioural Sciences and Health Communication;
Relevant Bachelor’s Degree is an added advantage.
At least 3 years of working experience with similar or related projects; Demonstrated understanding and familiarity with health interventions in the development context;
Substantial knowledge, experience and understanding of development issues relevant to vulnerable children, child rights, care and protection in line with the global, regional and national regulatory frameworks and instruments/policies; Strong people skills with the ability to support and motivate a culturally diverse group to adopt SBC; Good judgment and ability to use initiative and make decisions in complex, challenging and sensitive situations.
How To Apply
To apply write to:
The Human Resources Manager, REPSSI
19 Mull Road
Or email Cover letter and CV as one document with position applied for clearly written in the subject line to:
NB. Appointment to this position is contingent upon successful funding from donors