Families Matter Program Facilitators (30 posts)

  • Full time
  • 7 days ago
  • Salary 000 /

Job Description

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. Jhpiego has been working in Malawi since 1999 implementing a wide-range of interventions in maternal health, family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment. Current projects include facility and community-based HIV testing services, and HIV prevention.

Jhpiego intends to recruit suitable and a qualified staff for the vacant position below:


Post: Families Matter Program Facilitators (30 posts) 
various catchment areas within Blantyre district

Families Matter Facilitators are responsible for delivering a community-based behavioral intervention to small groups of parents/caregivers following a pre-established curriculum. Primary responsibilities of this position include; leading discussions on sensitive topics in an inclusive manner while keeping the
discussion on track and giving feedback; using tools during facilitation (e.g., audio equipment, visuals, flipcharts to record participant responses); Support community mapping and mobilization of AGYW in DREAMS catchment areas; Referral, linkage and tracking of AGYW for different services inclusive of
Gender Based Violence, HIV Testing Services, Family planning and PrEP; Actively involved in mobilizing and recruiting parents for the program; modeling communication skills and parenting behavior to dynamic group; answering questions; implementing Standard Operating Procedures for responding to trauma or disclosure of CSA when necessary and attending regular staff meetings and trainings throughout the project and Collaborate with other key stake holders involved in FMP program in the community. The position reports to the Dreams Zonal Coordinator


Required Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Competencies

  • Minimum of a Diploma in Education, Social Sciences, Community Development, Public Health and other related fields with two years’ experience in DREAMS program services implemented within the community.
  • Recruitment depends on successful completion of a 2 weeks training of Families Matter Program (FMP) Facilitators and obtaining a certificate.
  • Ability to work with others, facilitation of group talks and manage group dynamics.
  • Prior experience in facilitating groups of adults and children aged 10-24 years.
  • Experience in childhood and adolescent development, parent-child communication, Sexual Reproductive Health and/or HIV prevention.
  • Knowledge of child rearing: Candidates with their own preadolescent children or older, or have worked with or cared for children in this age group are desired.
  • Familiarity with the culture: ability to speak the same language as participants, living in the same or a similar community, and being of the same ethnicity as participants
  • Experience in demand creation and working with key gatekeepers in the community.
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Prior experience in implementing behavioral Change interventions
  • Understanding of evidence-based programming
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Commitment and passion for working with families to support them in raising healthy children
  • Valid Motorbike Riding license is a must.

How to apply

Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), and names and contact details of direct supervisors:

Email: [email protected]

not later than 16th October ,2020. “Position title must be indicated as the subject as well as preferred duty station”

Jhpiego appreciates all candidates, Malawian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only applicants who meet the required qualifications will be considered.

Jhpiego is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to tough international child safeguarding standards.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at www.Jhpiego.org

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