Covid-19 Vaccine Demand Creation Coordinator at BCMCF Lesotho

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Overview:

KARABO EA BOPHELO at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho. The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho (BCMCFL), is the result of a public-private partnership between Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative and the Government of Lesotho, and is a legal, non-profit/tax exempt organization registered in Lesotho. BCMCFL provides free pediatric and family-centred HIV and tuberculosis prevention, care, treatment, and support, serving thousands of children and families affected by HIV, TB, or other child health conditions. Karabo ea Bophelo (KB) is a five-year USAID-funded activity to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Lesotho.

BCMCFL is looking for highly qualified local candidates to fill in the following position available under Karabo ea Bophelo Project on a full-time, Special Contract basis for a period of 12 Months-Non-Renewable.

Position

Covid-19 Vaccine Demand Creation Coordinator x 1

Based in Maseru KB Office

Duties and Responsibilities

Position Overview

The COVID-19 Vaccine Demand Creation Coordinator will be responsible for supporting and overseeing all COVID-19 vaccine demand creation services to targeted populations in OVC and DREAMS-supported districts. Under the technical supervision of Project Manager, s/he will coordinate community-based vaccine uptake and COVID-19 risk mitigation activities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Work with District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), community leaders, religious leaders, and other district stakeholders to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine demand creation efforts.
  • Oversee the execution of COVID-19 vaccine uptake plans in collaboration with DHMTs and community leaders.
  • Ensure daily and weekly monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine demand creation activities data and produce summary reports and visualizations for timely submission to KB SI department.
  • Produce quality COVID-19 data reports and track progress and trajectory of COVID-19 vaccine demand creation activities, identify, and troubleshoot gaps as per the performance trends and develop strategies for improvements.
  • Ensure COVID-19 vaccine demand creation services are integrated with other programs at the facility and community level and conduct relevant community site visits, supporting district teams.
  • Support KB consortium partners involved in COVID-19 vaccine demand creation activities and ensure timely submission of reports on deliverables.
  • Organize, participate, and lead internal meetings to review COVID-19 vaccine demand creation data and utilize data to address gaps in implementation.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Management.

Educational Qualifications, Work Experience and Key Competencies

Degree in Nursing, Public Health, or any related qualification, with minimum 2 years’ experience in PEPFAR Community Development Work. Or

Diploma in Nursing, Public Health, with minimum 3 years’ experience in PEPFAR Community Development Work

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Sesotho.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint at minimum).
  • Ability to provide high quality technical assistance to OVC and DREAMS partners.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility to work after normal working hours and on weekends with significant travel outside of duty station.

Highly qualified Citizens and Residents of Lesotho are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:  Interested candidates who meet the criteria must email applications letters including CVs showing three work-related referees with contact details (one should be from current supervisor/employer), certified copies of educational certificates, identity documents.

All applications must be emailed to [email protected] on or before Friday, 08th July 2021. Clearly indicate the name of the post applied for on the subject Line. Applications to be submitted through the email provided only. No hard copies will be accepted. Late applications will not be considered. Failure to comply with the above directions will results in the application being disqualified. BCMCFL reserves the right to leave an advertised position unfilled if no suitable candidate is identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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