TITLE: Promoter (2)
DEPARTMENT : Programs
In October 2011 PSI Lesotho launched the Testing and Referral Gateway for Enhanced Sustainability (TARGET) Project funded by Centre for Disease Control (CDC). This project contributed directly to Lesotho’s National Multi-Sectoral HIV Prevention Strategy, by reducing the impact of HIV and AIDS in Lesotho by deploying evidenced-based sexual and biomedical prevention programs. TARGET used innovative strategies to provide confidential, community HIV testing and counselling services (HTS). TARGET came to an end on 31 March 2017. Under the same scope of work, with emphasis on case identification, linkages to care and treatment and index testing model, PSI under new project “CID-LINK” will continue with the same
Under the new project “CID-LINK”, the incumbent will offer high quality HIV Testing Services (HTS) to the Lesotho public according to established counseling protocols, policies and guidelines. This position is based in the 5 PEPFAR supported districts and reports to the Senior HTS Manager.
The purpose of this job is to facilitate the process of behavior change among specified target groups for different PSI products and services through community mobilization.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Contribute to the development of targeted community mobilization activities, advising program and technical staff on activity content, format, and implementation, with an emphasis upon critical analysis of current practices and continued innovation.
Organize PSI and partner-sponsored community mobilization events, liaising with local stakeholders to ensure the logistics and in order and community buy-in is secured.
Work with Communication department to conceptualize and implement strategy for advertising community mobilization events in a manner that appeals to target audiences.
Work with program staff and Warehouse Manager to secure and report upon adequate promotional items and supplies for all community mobilization events.
Implement and report upon 10+ community mobilization events per month, adhering to PSI activity guidelines and reporting tools.
Distribute promotional items according to program strategy.
Collaborate actively and regularly with program staff and Field Educators to ensure that IPC and community mobilization activities are well-coordinated, harmonized, and in keeping with PSI’s VCT and condom program strategies.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
Diploma in Mass Communication, Development Studies, Public Health, or related field. Bachelors’ degree preferred.
2+ year’s relevant experience, including facilitation or community mobilization. Experience in condom programming or VCT preferred.
Experience working with a range of different audiences; include some or all of the following: couples, men, rural populations, or men in uniform.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and dynamic character. Fluency in both English and Sesotho.
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS as a public health issue.
Knowledge of the Lesotho health and social services sector.
Ability and willingness to work outside normal working hours, as required by scheduling.
Computer literacy, including comfortable use of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Outlook.
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, 22nd February 2019.