Youth Coordinator: AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Deadline: 24 June 2022

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Description :

About


AHF is an international humanitarian organization operating in Zimbabwe, collaborating with Ministry of Health & Child Care to create centres of excellence (COEs) in health. AHF is looking for a Youth Coordinator.


Position summary


This is a full-time position and the holder will oversee HIV programs for Young People and Adolescent Girls broadly providing leadership, planning, demand creation, referrals/networking, liaison between prevention and medical, peer support, financial management and reporting. He/She will also work closely with Policy, Advocacy and Marketing teams to identify key advocacy issues and development of suitable communication materials and strategies.


Job description & main responsibilities


Leadership: Provide requisite leader that will ensure successful implementation of interventions for young people and adolescent girls, convene regular team meetings to discuss the progress of implementation, Identify YPAG role models and ensure their active participation in all aspects of the program.


Planning and strategy development: Ensure views of YPAG are incorporated at all stages of the program including their active participation in the implementation of activities, and ensure that routine (monthly, quarterly and annual) planning for YPAG interventions is done satisfactorily with the involvement of all key stakeholders, Develop appropriate strategies that will ensure that services and information reach the most vulnerable groups in the most efficient and effective manner.


Demand creation, mapping, and health education: Conduct routine mapping to identify communities that have YPAG who are most at risk, Conduct routine assessments and community dialogue to understand factors that predispose these categories to the risk of HIV infection, In conjunction with Policy, Advocacy and Marketing teams, develop health education/communication mechanisms and materials that will be suitable to meet the information needs of YPAG, Continuously evaluate the effectiveness of communication mechanisms and advise on the need to review them when and where necessary.


Referral, linkages and networking: Identify and document needs of YPAG that may not be within the scope of AHF mandate that may be predisposing them to risk of HIV infection, Identify other service providers and develop functional directories highlighting the services they may be able to provide outside the AHF mandate. Such services may include; life skills, Economic Empowerment, Legal Aid, Psychosocial support, Drug and substance abuse (Rehab centres), Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Family Planning Services, In conjunction with management, spearhead formation of functional partnerships with providers identified to ease and facilitate referral of YPAG who may be in need, Refer YPAG to other providers for appropriate services, follow up and document the outcomes, Reviewing existing policies affecting young people and girls and working with the advocacy manager to advocate for policy change.


Qualifications


The holder of this position must possess Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences (Humanities), Guidance and Counselling, Public Health; Additional training in HIV prevention counselling, Rights-Based approach to programming, Training in Youth Work and psychosocial support for young people are an added advantage; A minimum of 2 years of working experience in a similar position with a reputable non-government organization. Computer Skills: Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint is an added advantage.

To apply

To apply

Interested candidates should send their applications to: [email protected] with the subject line Youth Coordinator – AHF Zimbabwe. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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