One to One Africa is an organization that works with vulnerable and traumatised children, helping to transform the lives of those affected by disease, trauma and disability. The organisation has been working in Africa for more than 15 years, in partnership with local organisations. It focuses largely on issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and has facilitated significant improvements in access to treatment and quality of care throughout Southern Africa.
One to One Africa seeks to appoint a Community Nurse to be based in Nyandeni Municipality, Eastern Cape.
Remuneration: R190 000 – R200 000 per annum TCTC, depending on skills and experience.
The purpose of this position is to provide home-based care and support for improving maternal and child health, and in particular, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, in the Eastern Cape through the Mentor Mother model. The Community Nurse will be expected to live in the area during the week.
Oversee the implementation of the programme on a daily basis, ensuring that it is delivering against the objectives
Conducting daily home visits with Mentor Mothers
Dealing with serious cases referred by Mentor Mothers
Writing referrals for clients to hospitals, clinics, and social services
Facilitating community workshops to raise awareness about breastfeeding, PMTCT, HIV, TB, and other topics as needed
Identify the training needs of Mentor Mothers and conducting trainings
Liaising, and maintaining strong relationships, with clinic managers, hospital staff, community members, and other stakeholders
Provide feedback on Mentor Mother performance to the Programme Manager
Mediate conflict between staff when necessary
Qualified staff/enrolled nurse;
At least 2 years’ experience with outreach work and community-based care;
Strong knowledge of maternal and child health issues;
Experience managing people, with strong interpersonal skills
Physically fit and able to walk long distances (including up hills);
Honest and reliable;
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated;
Willingness to live and work in remote and/or rural areas;
Passion for community development;
Excellent English communication skills;
Must be fluent in isiXhosa;
Passion for outreach and community development work, as well as promoting maternal and child health, is a key requirement for the role.
Computer literate and familiarity with mobile technology (smartphones, apps,…)
Experience working on a mobile health data collection app
A driver’s license
The Enable Community Nurse is a community-based outreach health worker who is responsible for managing a group of approximately 25 Mentor Mothers (MMs) and supporting the programme with his/her clinical knowledge.
They will report to the Site Manager.
The role is primarily field-based and involves walking house-to-house through difficult terrain on a daily basis to provide Mentor Mothers with support, supervision, and guidance, as well as identifying serious cases to be referred to local clinics and/or hospitals.
To apply, submit your CV and motivation letter to [email protected]