Community Support Officer: Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust
Deadline: 30 November 2019 (5pm)
Reporting to: Programs Director
Duration: 12 months renewable
Objective: To lead the implementation of Primary Health activities carried out by W4LIFE Program
The Wild4Life program, housed within the administrative infrastructure of Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust, is embarking on an ambitious strategy to scale-up operations in Zimbabwe to additional districts in the Matabeleland Province, and ultimately to other districts throughout the country, focusing on improving the quality of primary health care through resilient health systems. The Wild4Life program focuses on building capacity for health facilities and communities to improve health outcomes among rural populations through integrated mentorship targeting multidisciplinary facility teams, community health workers and health centre committees, integrated outreaches to hard to reach areas, implementation of differentiated service delivery models and application of continuous quality improvement tools and techniques.
The Community Support Officer will be responsible for the timely attainment of the following deliverables for Wild4Life and responsibilities are subject to change upon changing the scope of the program: Support supervision of Village health workers to ensure health related duties carried out in the community are well documented and patients are referred for services to the clinic; Conducting VHW infield mentoring and collecting data from the field for program management; Establishing and supervision of HIV positive adolescent support groups and PMTCT mother baby-pair support groups; Coordinating Children support group activities ensuring children have access to Viral load testing and enhanced adherence counselling is instituted where needed; Rolling out the CARGS programs in the District and offering support supervision of CARG groups and ensuring the quality of care remains high for patients who have opted for the model; Organising and mobilising communities for community dialogues around health-related matters. Cascading Index Testing to the communities in the District; Engage health centre committees for facility infrastructure maintenance and improvements including community engagement; Conduct trainings and refresher trainings for community health cadres; Participate in stakeholder meetings occurring within and outside the district; Represent and advance the interests for W4L in fora where you are selected as an organisation representative; Participate in budget and work planning for activities funded within the funding cycle; Compiling monthly reports and quarterly reports as well as monthly statistics for community programs; Formulating budgets for VHW food hamper incentives and refreshments for support groups and any work -related training; Identify health issues that need community attention and conduct community dialogues to help address the problems; Any other duties as may be assigned by the program Director.
Qualifications and skills
The Community Support Officer should have the following expertise: A minimum Degree in Public Health, Social sciences or equivalent; A Nursing Diploma or Community Nursing Diploma is an added advantage; Excellent Computer skills, excel and and knowledge of HIV and AIDS indicators; Excellent interpersonal skills and oral communication and writing skills, including experience in working as part of a team; A good understanding of the M&E systems used by Ministry of Health and Child Care; Working experience in an NGO sector is a prerequisite; A clean class 4 driver’s license.
Please send in your application and CV to [email protected]