Community Field Assistants
Amref Health Africa is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is “to improve the health of people by partnering with and empowering communities and strengthening health systems”. Amref Health Africa has over 1000 employees throughout Africa with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Amref Health Africa has offices in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, South Sudan and Senegal and a number of offices in Europe and North America for fundraising. Amref Health Africa-Tanzania is largely supported by Multilateral, Bilateral and National donors, implementing several programmes including HIV/AIDS/TB/Malaria, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Water and sanitation, e learning programme and clinical outreach. Amref Health Africa -Tanzania has the following vacancies:
Position Title: Community Field Assistant (3)
Location/Work Station: Tanga, Korogwe, Muheza or Handeni/Lushoto
Reports to: Regional Community Services Coordinator
The focus of the Community field Assistant ensuring all the community-based HIV prevention, testing, linkage, and retention services targeting key vulnerable populations (KVP) are implemented at the highest service expected in specific districts He/she will engage and work closely with Health Facilities, and Providers at the Community
settings including collaborating with local government authorities at ward and Village level to
support community based services, with technical advice and guidance from the Community Services Coordinator.
Specific responsibilities and duties:
Develop work plan for day-to-day program implementation at the district level including supervision of field activities
Supervise the delivery of field-based HIV prevention services to the KPs/PPs by community outreach workers, including scheduling and implementing day and night
mobile outreach campaigns.
Mentor and supervise community outreach workers regularly and frequently during outreach sessions and lead weekly outreach worker meetings;
Ensure adequate supplies of commodities (condoms and test kits) and other materials (IEC; data collection tools) to outreach workers.
Support healthcare workers providing KP/PP friendly services in health facilities and
mobile activities via regular supportive supervision.
Inform and cooperate with local government authorities and other stakeholders on current and upcoming activities for the program
Participate in the training/orientation of healthcare workers in the selected health facilities on KP/PP program
Regularly conduct routine mapping/re-mapping of hot spots and size estimation where KPs and PPs are found
Assist with identifying/screening, recruiting, and training community outreach workers from peer groups to implement the outreach services.
Review completed data tools on a regular basis and ensure adequate data collection including timely, complete and clean reporting/data transfer to Data Manager
Manage security of data tools when not in use
Prepare weekly reports on outreach activities and progress
Assist in development of the referral network between the outreach and health facility services
Performing any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor
Medical/ Social Sciences Diploma, Bachelor Degree in the related field will be an added advantage.
Proven critical analysis skills and report writing skills
At least 2 years of hands on experiences at a position in community based program NGO which is active in health development
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding Clients health status and sensitive information in data sources
Ability to interact well with targeted groups and peer outreach workers by facilitating a non-judgemental, non-discriminatory and noon stigmatizing environment in the program.
Good interpersonal and people management skills a team player and builder
Good command of English and Swahili language will be an added advantage
HOW TO APPLY
If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined in as one document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees.
To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 HOURS September 20, 2019. Please mention the job title/vacancy name or use the job title as the subject line when applying for this position failure to do that your application may not be retrieved.
All correspondences should be directed to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct application through mail will not be accepted.