Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI)
DUE: 25 SEP 2023
Location: Gokwe South (living and working in a ward in Gokwe South)
Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not-for-profit human development organisation which is registered as a Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO 17/22). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high-impact, integrated health interventions to the communities we serve, while working with and strengthening existing institutions.
The Re-Ignite Innovate Sustain and Empower (RISE) program aims to disrupt the main drivers of HIV risk for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Zimbabwe using a proven approach called Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women (DREAMS). The program goal is to contribute to the reduction of new HIV infections amongst AGYW 10-24 by 2026 in Zimbabwe by strengthening HIV and sexual violence prevention. The program is currently being in eleven priority high HIV burden districts in Zimbabwe (Beitbridge, Bulawayo, Bulilima, Gwanda, Gweru, Insiza, Mangwe, Matobo, Mazowe, Gokwe South and Mberengwa). These districts are in the following provinces: Mashonaland Central, Midlands, Bulawayo, and Matabeleland South provinces. ZHI’s primary role is to deliver a comprehensive curriculum on HIV prevention, gender norms and social asset building targeted at AGYW in school, out of school and their sexual partners at community level. ZHI’s core thrust in the DREAMS-RISE Program is to keep girls and young women HIV Free through supporting them to:
• Stay in school
• Prevent early pregnancies
• Prevent sexual violence
• Access Post violence care
• Reduce child marriage.
DREAMS-RISE provides a comprehensive, multi-sectoral package of core interventions to address key factors that make girls and young women particularly vulnerable to HIV. These include structural factors, such as gender-based violence, exclusion from economic opportunities, and a lack of access to secondary school. DREAMS layers multiple interventions at once so that AGYW are surrounded with critical support to keep them safe from HIV and other risks.
Working at the ward/community level, the Community Prevention Facilitator- Program Implementation (CPF-IF) will be responsible for the day- to-day direct implementation of DREAMS-RISE program activities with fidelity across all the intervention areas. S/he will be the first point of contact with AGYW facilitating their enrolment into the DREAMS-RISE program, session delivery and completion, service layering for need-based secondary services, data collection, and reporting following program and donor guidance with fidelity.
The CPF-IF will be responsible for the identification and recruitment of most vulnerable AGYW into the DREAMS-RISE program in accordance with the approved USAID/DREAMS eligibility criteria in accordance with approved evidence-based intervention (EBI) curriculum, facilitate delivery of DREAMS primary package of services to the AGYW in their natural settings; Ensure that all AGYW recruited and enrolled into the DREAMS RISE program within the area of jurisdiction, receive and complete the primary prevention packages within 12 weeks of enrolment;
Facilitate service layering and referral of AGYW for need-based secondary services and ensure completion and closure of the referral pathways; Ensure implementation of all economic strengthening interventions for AGYW and parents/caregivers, including community-based savings and internal lending (ISAL) trainings as well as facilitating formation of ISAL groups; Program data collection, recording (both paper-based and computer-based), and reporting using the appropriate program tools; Identification and sharing of program success/impact stories for documentation; Provide daily and weekly DREAMS primary prevention data (enrolment and session completion) and secondary service reports using approved data collection and recording tools in accordance with program and donor reporting guidelines; Participate in scheduled program review and feedback/update meetings with the district teams to review program progress, implementation challenges, and develop actions to address poorly performing indicators; Ensure that all critical program data/registers are properly filed in accordance with the DREAMS-RISE program filing standard operating procedures; Jointly plan/develop and participate in site preparation for supportive supervision and SIMS assessments and ensure recommendations are aptly implemented to improve service delivery.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Good facilitation skills, conversant with participatory methodologies; Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strict timelines; Ability to quickly adapt to new program changes; Ability to develop detailed workplans to guide activity implementation; Must be a good team player; Ability to work and live in a rural/community setting.
Qualifications and Experience
A minimum of Advanced (A) Level certificate or a holder of a certificate with a minimum of 5 Ordinary (0) levels; experience working with youth in a community set up is a distinct advantage; Must be fluent in English (both written and spoken) as well as local languages; The ideal candidate must be a resident of the district of implementation and will facilitate ward based activities; Must have the ability and willingness to ride a motorcycle; Female candidates aged between 18 and 35 are are encouraged to apply.
Step 1: Submit a hard copy of your CV and application letter clearly indicating the following:
a. The position you are applying for.
b. The location you are interested in.
c. The ward you reside in.
d. Nearest clinic and school
Step 2: Submit your CV and application letter at the following location:
Gokwe South ZHI District Office
For further assistance feel free to visit the ZHI Gokwe Office.
During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee, nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. ZHI is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical handicap, or financial ability.