Key Populations Officer – Harare x1; Chitungwiza x1; Bulawayo x 1, Gweru x1; Masvingo x 1 (Fulltime*5) :
- Full Time
Job exists to provide leadership, targeted community engagement, demand generation, monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance and supervision of key populations for the clinical HIV prevention, treatment and care interventions implemented directly by PSI and through sub award partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
Your Contribution – Key Responsibilities.
• Serves as a member of the PSI New Start services team, ensuring the coordination and linkages to comprehensive HIV/Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for Key Populations (KPs).
• Provides oversight and support to KPs partner organizations and community-based enhanced peer mobilizers (EPMs), meeting weekly and as needed to review and plan activities against targets, and to train, mentor, supervise, coach, and build capacity.
• Maps and monitors KPs hotspots coverage by demand generation and community mobilization activities.
• Develops outreach schedules in liaison with the Clinical Services Coordinator and explores demand generation and community mobilization opportunities with other partners.
• Collaborates with the KP community footprint and the Clinical Services Coordinator and creates opportunities to identify KPs requiring clinical self-testing, HIV/SRH services and includes these in a comprehensive KPs services package.
• Attends weekly/monthly programme review meetings.
• In liaison with KP Partners and DSIE, strengthens routine monitoring and evaluation of KP data and ensure that data is analysed to inform decision making for programme improvement.
• Monitors the quality of data collection by EPMs using the DHIS2 tool to demonstrate the HIV services cascade from community to services and across partners.
• Coordinates the collection and collation of KP data using one KP M&E system (DHIS2) across the KP implementing partners.
• Provides M&E support to partners and KP community footprint.
• Identifies training and capacity-development needs among local KP EPMs and implementing partners, and conducts, coordinates and evaluates trainings, including standardization of messages and approaches.
• Supports and supervises PSI-direct EPMs and EPMs from implementing partners in the development and facilitation of individual and small group behavioural change and risk reduction interventions, as well as community mobilization activities.
• Facilitates and tracks care and treatment linkages between facilities and partner organizations.
• Liaises with the KP Partners, DAC, MOHCC and PSI DREAMS partners at district level to ensure synergies for smooth implementation.
• Ensures the coordination of KP partner monthly and ad-hoc meetings, joint field visits and representation at relevant fora, including participation in the KP technical working groups and updates.
• Liaises with the DAC, MoHCC and implementing partners to ensure synergies for smooth implementation.
• Supports and coordinates community led monitoring activities at the New Start Centre and for health facilities in their districts.
• Coordinates the provision of KP friendly services both at site and on outreach
• Maps and monitors key populations’ (KPs) hotspots coverage by demand generation activities
• Develops outreach schedules in liaison with Clinical Services Coordinators and explores demand generation opportunities with other partners
• Ensures availability of KPs IEC materials and commodities at key contact points.
• Generates demand for integrated services offered by New Start Centre.
• Works with the marketing department and harmonize the development and the dissemination of KP related IEC materials using the national HIV communication strategy.
• Ensures continuous availability of commodities for key populations such as lubricants and condoms
• Creates opportunities to enhance mobilisation and linkage of clients to HIV/SRH services and ensure their access to comprehensive and friendly KP services.
Qualifications and Experience
What Are We Looking For?
• A Master’s Degree in Health Sciences, Health Promotions, Social Work, or related Social Science field.
• Five years’ work experience in program management related to development and/or community mobilization for outreach-based HIV services interventions.
• Good analytical skills with excellent attention to detail.
• Demonstrated computer skills and experience, including Microsoft Office and spreadsheets.
• Demonstrated skills in training, coordination, facilitation, communication, documentation, and report writing
• Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
• At least 2 years of clean class 4 driver’s license.
• Demonstrated experience, knowledge and sensitivity working with KP individuals and communities.
How to Apply
How to apply?
In return, PSH offers competitive remuneration, commensurate with qualifications and experience. PSH is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of gender identity or expression, race, religion, national origin or disability.
All interested candidates are encouraged to submit their updated CVs to [email protected] not later than October 20, 2021.
Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.