Peer Educator

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Disabled and HIV/AIDS Organization Lesotho (DHAOL) is a non-governmental organization aimed at providing comprehensive care and support to people affected and infected by HIV and persons with disabilities.

Through the support of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, DHAOL Is implementing the project entitled “ENHANCING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN LESOTHO” aiming to increase access to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment for persons with disabilities in Lesotho

DHAOL Seeks to appoint competent Peer Educators to be based in Maseru
Job Title: Peer Educator
Location: DHAOL (Maseru office)
Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience in a related field.
Employment Type: Fixed-term contract
Reports to: Program coordinator

Key responsibilities peer educators:
• Establishing good relationships with the Persons with disabilities at different hot spots
• Provide health education sessions to persons with disability at the Resource center and different hot spots/zones, on the following topics, (HIV and AIDS, TB, PrEP, PEP, STIs, HIV Self Testing, GBV, Condom use).
• Create demand for the following health services, HIV Testing, HIV Self Testing, TB screening, STI screening and management, Family planning, Cancer screening, and regular condom use.
• Providing referrals for HIV testing, HIV Self Testing, TB screening, STI screening and management, Family planning, Cancer screening, and regular condom use.
• Linking those who tested positive for ART initiation and those who tested Negative for PrEP initiation.
• Distributing condoms, lubricants and IEC materials to other persons with disabilities and the hot spots/zones.
• Attend and submit weekly and monthly meetings to Data Clerk and M&E Officer.


Basic Requirements
 Good interpersonal and communication skills.
 Must have non-judgmental, trustworthy and empathetic personality.
 Must be part of the community of PERSONS WITH DISABILITY
 Should be comfortable discussing issues of HIV/AIDS, sexuality, reproductive health as well as sexual orientation and identities.
 Should have the ability to handle a large workload in a professional, timely manner.
 Must have basic computer skills including use of Microsoft applications (Ms. Word, Excel, Outlook).
 Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and days of the week, including weekends.
 Ability to travel as and when required, and to work in challenging environments.


Education and Experience:
 Must have completed a senior high school certificate (i.e. COSC, LGCSE or equivalent)
 Must have a minimum of one (1) year of work experience in HIV prevention and care programs or related work. Prior training as a HTS provider will be an added advantage.


HOW TO APPLY
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should address their detailed applications, including Curriculum Vitae (CV), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts and names of three (3) professional referees via email: [email protected] . The closing date for receiving the application is Tuesday 7th September 2021.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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