Demand Creation and Linkages Lead at PSI Lesotho

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SUMMARY:

PSI,  working  with  Aurum  Institute,  anticipate  a  USAID  funded  Voluntary  Medical  Male Circumcision program to support the Ministry of Health with provision of VMMC services in the 10 districts of Lesotho, targeting mainly boys and men aged 10-29 years.

The consortium is therefore seeking to recruit a highly motivated, experienced individual to lead the demand creation efforts for the consortium in all the 10 districts. This individual will lead all demand creation activities, including coordinating with various stakeholders, development of relevant demand creation materials and creation of innovative approaches to target demand creation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

   Provide supervisory support to the demand creation and linkages agents for VMMC and providing in service training.

   Develop strategies for effective demand creation activities in order to scale up VMMC services in the country.

   Organize and implement outreach activities to create informed demand for VMMC services amongst men 10-29

   Liaise with MoH to plan and coordinate service outreach activities to educate and enrollmen for VMMC at the outreach or MoH fixed sites.

   Ensure adequate and relevant messaging on VMMC through development of VMMC IEC materials and other communication strategies.

  Coordinate the identification and maintenance of a referral guide for VMMC and HTC clients, which should include, but not limited to, medical care services, STI treatment services, and support counselling.

   Support the MoH to maintain a referral tracking system, which includes follow-up with referral sites to accurately and consistently track referred clients.

  Ensure that stock levels are adequate for continuous operation, with no interruption of service including informing management on a timely basis of upcoming problems and concerns with stock levels due to overflow of clients in all sites.

  Assist in the facilitation of VMMC trainings.

  Support quality assurance visits and be responsive to evaluator concerns.

  Other duties, as required by the COP.

COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIP

 Good Collaboration with stakeholders and other partners

 Collaborate with other Program Leads for the smooth running of the services

 Collaborate with traditional initiation schools for relevant messaging during demand creation.

 Ability to include other sectors (multisector approach) in VMMC demand creation activities

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

   Degree in social sciences, marketing, communications or related field, a Masters would be preferred.

     At least 5 years’ experience in HIV programming most of which should related to creating demand for services

   Prior experience working with NGOs desirable

   Experience working with traditional initiation schools’ leads is an added advantage

   Excellent interpersonal skills

KEY COMPETENCIES:

   Training, supervision and/or management skills in social services.
   Demonstrate knowledge of health and social services sector

   Understanding of reproductive health issues, especially HIV/AIDS and Medical Male Circumcision

Created in September 2019

   Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and compassionately with a diverse range of clients, including highly marginalized and stigmatized populations

   Ability to take initiative, plan and monitor activity flow and outcomes    Capacity to manage difficult working situations

   Capacity to work under pressure in achieving set goals/objectives

   Fluency in oral and written English

   Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Suite

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send by email cover letter, resume/curricula vitae (CV), list of 3-5 professional references (with contact information, supervisory references preferred), and scanned  copy  of  all  academic  degrees  to  [email protected]    Only  email submissions will be accepted.  While all application submissions will be reviewed and considered, only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The application submission deadline is 12:30 p.m. local time on Friday, 18th October, 2019.

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