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Field Officer HIV

Job Description

Work Schedule: Each Field Officer will be responsible for 1 Inkhundla to coordinate & implement project activities in collaboration with partners, beneficiaries and community leaders.

Overview:

The FO is a young person aged 20-30, selected from the community where the project is implemented. The FO is the eyes and ears of the project where the project is implemented being responsible for all HIV prevention activities and OVC impact mitigation activities of the adolescents especially the girls. She will be working very closely with the M&E Officer of the project and Development Facilitators in the APs and reporting directly to the Program Manager.

Minimum Requirements

  • A certificate in social work and welfare, community development, HIV & AIDs Management, psychosocial support or related field

  • A University degree is preferred

  • 20 - 35 years old

  • Must reside in the same community/chiefdom where the project is being implemented

  • At least 3-5 yrs experience in working in HIV related field or with youth, adolescents communities.

  • Knowledge in computer use, particularly MS word and Xcel

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

  • Experience and good facilitation skills especially in HIV prevention and treatment literacy workshops at community level

  • Previous exposure to working with children and youth mentoring, leadership, lay counselling and sexuality training programs would be an added advantage

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Creative and innovative

  • Demonstrates experience in working with adolescents and or youth serving organizations/activities.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, coordinate, and delegate tasks.

  • Commitment to adolescents and the essential engagement of all adolescent and youth throughout society

  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communications skills and the ability to use current technology efficiently (especially cellular phones for social media), and the ability to communicate reflectively

  • Demonstrated passion for issues surrounding adolescents and adolescents access to opportunity and success

  • Demonstrated ability to be at ease with individuals representing a broad spectrum of beliefs, backgrounds and ideologies to work in crafting solutions

  • Ability to operate in learning and or experiential based environment

Desired Qualities of the FO

  • Genuinely interested in others especially adolescent and their perspectives

  • Flexible, comfortable with going with the flow of conversation

  • Comfortable with and ability to smooth out disagreements and arguments during the discussion

Detailed Responsibilities

Prevention

  • Provide mentoring support to Life mentors, Business mentors and Home visitors

  • Monitor facilitation of safe space model for AGYW as per the standard which is once per month for each community cadre.

  • Purchasing of all goods and service required.

  • Ensure distribution of targets accordingly

  • Ensure quality data collection by use of correct data collection tools, ( using data checklist form)

  • Ensure the following data collection form are well filled and filled data log, data checklists, site observation book

  • Provide supportive supervision to community cadre as assigned

  • Coordinate testing sessions, teen clubs, camps and other health care activities

  • Facilitate community engagement processes

  • Co-facilitate community based workshops and dialogues with youth facilitators

OVC Impact Mitigation

  • Conduct child/adolescent OVC enrollment assessment following the eligibility criterion

  • Support the management of ALHIV teen clubs

  • Support the management of ALHIV teen clubs

  • Provide supportive supervision to OVC Home visitors and Worth Empowerment workers

  • Liaise with schools to provide quality OVC education support

  • Liaise with clinics to enhance treatment adherence and track children on ART

Compile Reports

  • Prepares and submits concise monthly progress reports for all her program activities, including training activities and submits them according to established reporting formats and deadlines