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3 (Three) x Outreach and Community Mobilization Coordinator
Centre for Sexual Health and HIV AIDS Research Zimbabwe (CeSHHAR)
Role purpose /summary
The Outreach and Community Mobilisation Coordinator is a middle management position. Under the direction of the Programme Director – Key Populations, they will be responsible for leading outreach and community mobilisation for sex workers in their target area. The coordinator will report to the Programme Director.
- Programme Planning and Implementation: Participate in overall programme planning and review, and lead in planning and implementation of outreach and community mobilization; Participating in programme planning and budgeting for the key populations programme;
- Identifying and responding to emerging community issues in HIV/AIDS awareness and linkage to care through the development of innovative outreach, health education and promotion, and community capacity building and development;
- Maintaining a calendar of outreach activities, including community and partner events, meetings and forums and other communication opportunities ensuring adequate representation in these spaces;
- Planning trainings and workshops and ensuring they are conducted according to manuals and guidelines with proceedings documented.
- Sex Worker Community Participation: Ensure meaningful involvement of the sex worker community in all aspects of the programme;
- Ensuring meaningful sex worker community participation at all levels of the programme through site-based sex worker oversight committees which meet regularly, peer education and microplanning, participation in quarterly and annual review meetings and other relevant processes and for a;
- Overseeing implementation of community empowerment and mobilization activities and self-help groups in all sites;
- Maintaining up-to-date and complete register/database of all peer educators and micro-planners within the programme;
- Ensuring all peer educators and micro-planners are paid on time for documented performance;
- Monitoring community based activities, identifying gaps in meeting health and communication needs and developing proposals for addressing these on an ongoing basis;
- Planning and conducting sensitization events lead by sex workers in the districts of implementation
Ensuring sex worker participation in facility based meetings.
- Community Outreach: Supervision and support of outreach teams across sites;
- Overseeing outreach activities within the assigned project sites in liaison with site leaders and other coordinators;
- Organising and supervising training, motivation and support of peer educators and micro-planners;
- Working with the outreach and community mobilisation teams to ensure they achieve their respective targets (daily, monthly, quarterly and annually) and providing tailored support to sites struggling to reach their targets;
- Establish monthly skype meetings between sites and the head office to ensure that lessons learned re quickly cascaded across sites; Holding monthly progress analysis meeting with outreach staff and providing timely constructive feedback to improve the quality of field activities, analysis of gaps and follow-ups;
- Conducting quarterly meetings with peer educators and micro-planners to identify challenges and trouble shoot these as they arise;
- Overseeing the development, translation and distribution of outreach materials.
- Stakeholder Liaison: Ensure that stakeholder relationships are developed and maintained; Nurturing new and old relationships with collaborative partners;
- Ensuring that referrals and follow ups are done in collaboration with public health facilities, other service providers and partners, government departments and that these are properly documented;
- Establishing and maintaining contacts (linkages) with all levels of the National AIDS Council, Ministry of Health and Child Care and other partners to leverage resources;
- Overseeing the holding of annual stakeholder meetings in all districts of operation and ensuring that Memorandum of Understanding are renewed on time and kept up to date.
- Programme Documentation and Reporting: Ensure documentation of the programme’s activities and timely completion of quality reports;
- Contributing to the key populations programme’s capacity to document, disseminate and learn from its work;
- Reporting to funders on programme indicators and progress and ensuring all reports are submitted as per contracted deadlines;
- Preparing weekly and monthly narrative programme reports;
- Documenting success stories and case studies systematically;
- Developing and maintaining the data bank and photo gallery of the programme’s activities;
- Disseminating findings on programme progress to various stakeholders at community, national, regional and international levels;
- Scheduling regular outreach exhibitions in the community.
- A BSc/BA in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Social Work (an MSc in Social work, Public Health or a related discipline will be an added advantage);
- At least 3 years’ experience coordinating HIV or health related programmes and/or research with some experience at national level;
- Experience with meeting donor reporting requirements including GFATM and USAID;
- Experience in capacity building initiatives, training and facilitation;
- Experience working with vulnerable and key populations.
- Knowledge of the HIV landscape in Zimbabwe including good knowledge of partners;
- Experience in successfully implementing quality assurance, monitoring, evaluation and learning;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to represent CeSHHAR at national, regional and international for a;
- Ability to handle conflict within groups and communities;
- Fluency in written and spoken English, Ndebele and/or Shona.