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Project Officer x2 (Pfizer Foundation)

Job Description

PROJECT HEALTH OFFICER X2 (PFIZER FOUNDATION)

LOCATION: GOKWE NORTH & GOKWE SOUTH

PURPOSE:

To provide field leadership, support and facilitate planning, designing and implementation of life course immunization programme for the marginalised populations in Gokwe with a major emphasis on community organization, participation, education in liaison with key stakeholders in line with WVI policies and philosophy.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate the identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the immunisation programme.

  • Enhance the sustainability of programme activities through ensuring community and stakeholder involvement and participation in the project cycle.

  • Facilitate the organisation and coordination of meetings and workshops with community and other stakeholders.

  • Coordinate the use of various IPC platforms to enhance the uptake of lifelong immunisation in targeted communities.

  • Develop the capacity of local community leadership structures for sustainable development.

  • Facilitate training of faith leaders using the Channels of Hope Model for Maternal and Child Health.

  • Strengthen the referral pathway for immunisation between the targeted communities and the health centres.

  • Develop IEC material resources as per project design.

  • Ensure the distribution of the material.

  • Ensure adherence to specific grant requirements regarding the IEC material.

  • Compile reports as per the reporting calendar, and on demand.

  • Maintain an up to date database for projects activities and their status.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Health, Public Health.

  • 3 years’ experience in community work, preferably in charge of a district.

  • Knowledge of accountability of resources

  • In depth knowledge of project design, project management, project implementation is essential.

  • Understanding and knowledge of community development.

  • Ability to speak local languages