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District Programs Assistant: Bantwana Zimbabwe Deadline: 19 April 2022
District Programs Assistant: Bantwana Zimbabwe
Deadline: 19 April 2022
Bantwana Zimbabwe seeks an experienced candidate to be engaged as District Programs Assistant based in Tsholotsho, for a CDC / ZimTTECH - funded DREAMS program. The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women (DREAMS) program aims to reduce new HIV infections amongst adolescent girls and young women and is being implemented in four Matabeleland North districts – Bubi, Lupane, Nkayi and Tsholotsho. Bantwana is implementing four core sets of interventions namely, i) HIV prevention, condom education, gender norms change, social assets building, and sexual violence prevention; ii) Education Subsidies and primary, secondary and Part-Time and Continuing Education support; iii) Combination of socioeconomic approaches for caregivers layered with positive parenting; and iv) Economic empowerment for AGYW (financial literacy, work readiness and employability trainings, vocational training for market-driven technical skills, internships).
The District Programs Assistant will support the Safe Schools Officer, at district level, in coordinating the delivery of in-school activities, and HIV/GBV prevention and for AGYW.
Roles and responsibilities
In liaison with the Safe Schools Officers, roll-out evidence-based HIV / GBV prevention curricula, using the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), and IMPower curricula; Work directly with school authorities and committees in the implementation of formal and non-formal education activities; Support the roll-out and monitoring of positive parenting interventions, using the Families Matter curricula; Provide administrative and logistical support to IMPower Instructors, Families Matter facilitators, and Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) facilitators; Consolidate routine program reports on parenting and GBV activities; Compile periodic progress reports; Liaise with the M&E team in tracking and reporting related targets; Work with Safe Schools Officers to network and represent the project at various forums / stakeholders’ meetings; Work close with relevant line ministries in monitoring the day to day running of the Emergency Shelter.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and a minimum of 2 years relevant experience working on adolescent and youth health related interventions; Experience of HIV / GBV program planning and implementation at the community, provincial and district levels working with NGO sectors; Experience in program administrative, and financial management systems; Knowledge of HIV / GBV, health systems, and related issues specifically targeted for adolescent girls and young women; Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills; Prior experience in implementing DREAMS programs an added advantage; Fluency in IsiNdebele is a must.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references (including name, organization, phone number, and email address) to email@example.com with position title in the subject line. The application deadline is 19 April 2022. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.