Field Officer :
- Full Time
Field Officer: Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT)
Deadline: 19 November 2021
Location: Matabeleland North (Lupane)
Duration: January to March 2022 (this is a maternity cover)
Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT) is an independent Zimbabwean entity registered as a local Trust in August of 2012 (MA/909/2012). PZAT strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV by working to ensure their access to comprehensive HIV and sexual health services delivered in safe and supportive environments. PZAT as a partner in the ZimPAAC consortium has been working with the MOHCC to improve access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services for key populations, AGYW and YWSSS under the DREAMS program in Zimbabwe.
The Field officer will be based in Lupane and will report to the Program Coordinator. The incumbent will be responsible for working on the DREAMS and PrEP program in collaboration with Health service providers, community stakeholders and key partners involved in Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) programming; to improve access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
Duties and Responsibilities
Key duties and responsibilities
Build capacity of health workers to provide Youth friendly services through training; Conduct community dialogues and group discussions with Adolescent girls and Young Women (AGYW / Young Women Selling Sex) to determine perceptions on services provided and how to improve service delivery models; Deliver DREAMS Primary and Secondary Interventions for AGYW / YWSS; Design service delivery models in consultation with relevant stakeholders; Conduct economic projects for YWSS; Work with Program Coordinator and project team in the development of IEC materials for interpersonal communication and PrEP literacy; Identify and train PrEP Champions on mobilization and PrEP demand creation in consultation with specified partner organizations; Facilitate establishment of support groups for AGYW social support; Document and report on activities conducted; Formulating budgets for AGYW interventions and participate in project related trainings; Compiling weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as well as monthly statistics for community programs; Participate in budget and work planning for activities funded within the funding cycle; Participate in stakeholder meetings occurring within and outside the district; Identify and train PrEP Champions and Young Sisters in consultation with specified partner; Train community cadres who will deliver treatment literacy sessions in their communities; Work closely with the SIO to ensure timely data collection; Any duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator.
Qualifications and Experience
Qualifications, experience, and key competencies required
First degree in degree in social / behavioral sciences or related discipline; 1+ years relevant working experience working with communities and multiple stakeholders in HIV and health programming; Excellent Computer skills, excel and knowledge of HIV and AIDS indicators and good understanding of the M&E systems used by Ministry of Health and Child Care; Must be youth-friendly; Possess skills in training & results based reporting; Competent in stakeholder engagement, multi-level oral & written communication; Social media savvy- can use various platforms to mobilize, sensitize and build networks; Experience working with young people is an added advantage; Fluent in English, Shona and Ndebele is a must; Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their application letter and detailed CV, clearly stating the position being applied for in the subject section of the email to [email protected] Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.