Community Engagement Coordinator Job Vacancy, Dsm, Tanzania

December 19, 2016 by Stuffzoom

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Last modified December 19, 2016

The USAID Boresha Afya Project, award 2  aims to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic by supporting the provision of high-quality HIV prevention, care and treatment through increasing access to high quality, comprehensive and integrated health services, especially for women and youth, with a focus on FP, HIV/AIDS, and TB. Award 2 cover geographic areas with the highest disease burden across the following regions: Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Dodoma, Singida, and Tabora. EngenderHealth is the lead gender and FP/RH partner, sub to EGPAF.

Job Summary

The FP Community Engagement Coordinator, based in Dar es Salaam, will have overall responsibility for leading the Project’s interventions to improve integrated community health though innovative education, research, community engagement and link to health care delivery system.  The FP Community Engagement Coordinator will provide leadership, direction, management, and administration of community health interventions. S/he will identify strategic opportunities with senior management, community health partners, academic institutions and government officials in the development of strategic programs, innovations and initiative to ensure efficient delivery of integrated FP/RH services to the target community.  S/he will report directly to the Technical Director and work closely the USAID Boresha Afya Project’s senior staff, field Program Officers and monitoring, evaluation and research unit to provide technical assistance and guidance for community engagement activities regionally.  S/he will liaise with EngenderHealth staff worldwide for technical discussions, resource requests and/or technical materials as needed.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Take the lead in programming initiatives to improve community based and demand creations of FP and RH integration services for award 2 regions and districts.

Direct/oversee specific activities to improve integrated community FP/RH services in Tanzania, including broader integration of FP and HIV services at the community level.

Provide technical assistance to the field offices in designing and implementation of health community mobilization/community engagement activities at the district and facility levels, with special attention to male involvement and reaching youth in addition to ongoing efforts to reach women of reproductive age.

Oversee integrated community monitoring and evaluation system, as well as effective two-way referral system between the community and health facility.

Lead capacity building of community mobilizers and building linkages of community health workers, home based providers, village/ward leaders with health facilities for FP/RH service

Serve as conduit of information about community health issues, articulate the position of in various community structures as well as serve as a source of information about community concerns as appropriate advocate for conducive policies to address community health concerned and needs.

Synthesize data and write reports to disseminate lessons learned and best practices for improving community engagement and demand creation of FP/RH services.

Assist with developing and writing technical and/or research papers and conference abstracts and presentations.

Establish and maintain relationship with other agencies and organizations in the community

Plan, coordinate, and provide support to staff in program design, monitoring and evaluation

Coordinate and collaborate closely with other project intervention areas and other relevant USAID projects to maximize project synergies.

Assist with developing and writing technical and/or research papers that document the achievements of the projects work pertaining community engagement/demand creations of FP/RH services

Contribute to the annual work plan development and quarterly, annual and other program reporting to USAID and other donors.

Qualification:

Must possess a university degree community development, public health, sociology or other relevant social sciences discipline.

Masters of Public Health degree or other relevant social sciences discipline is highly desirable.

7+ years in working at the community level demand creation interventions; deep knowledge of FP/RH IEC/BCC material with additional technical expertise in health system and capacity.

Ability to develop and apply concepts, interventions, and strategies to a range of community development concerns, with strong background in program design, implementation and monitoring of results.

Experience with FP/RH programs is highly desirable.

Previous experience working with regional and district authorities, especially regional and district development officers, and community health providers.

Experience in presenting findings, results and lessons learned to a variety of audiences is desirable.

At least 3 years of experience working with NGOs in planning, designing, budgeting, managing, supervising, evaluating and documenting health programs is preferred.

Experience working for international agencies and USAID-funded health programs is preferred.

Experience working in a matrix management environment.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and function effectively as part of a team, and to manage multiple priorities.

Experience writing reports for donor funded projects

Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g., active listening, cultural competence, responsiveness).

Strong written and verbal communications skills in English are a must.

Fluency in Kiswahili and spoken and written English is required.

Ability to travel approximately 30% of his/her time to supervise and support field activities.

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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