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Community Outreach Worker Job


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Job ID:

918

Location:

Bannu, Kpk, Pakistan 

Category:

Social Services Jobs
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Job Views:

1744

Employment Type:

Contractor

Posted:

10.29.2015
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Job Description:

Support the development and implementation of a sustainable Health & Nutrition promotion program in the targeted communities and Health facilities:

  • Identify the areas of need for health & nutrition promotion and education within targeted communities though contact with community representatives and assessment of knowledge and practices amongst clinics attendants.

  • Assist the Nutritionist and Health and Nutrition Promotion-Incharge (H&NPI) in defining strategies how to address the needs of Health & nutrition Promotion.

  • Assist Nutritionist and H&NPI in arranging training for Health Promoters accordingly with the agreed curriculum.

  • Arranging trainings for Health Promoters in Health & nutrition Promotion and Communication skills at the level of all supported facilities with a focus on IYCF and BF.

  • Conduct trainings of community in health and hygiene promotion and the implementation of different techniques & activities in selected communities.

  • Supervising Health Promoters and collecting reports from them.

  • Assist the Nutritionist and H&NPI in preparing visual information materials e.g. posters, leaflets, flipcharts.

  • Participate and assist the Nutritionist and MOs in ensuring health & nutrition promotion session during the distribution of different kits for targeted community

  • Liaise with community representative and members for health & nutrition work, if possible, encourage formation of community groups for health and nutrition promotion activities.

  • Promote utilization of services available at nearby health facilities by monitoring and supporting the activities of the PHC Home visitors.

  • Preparing written reports of activities on a regular basis and submit with Nutritionist and Base Incharge.

  • Other tasks as designated by the Nutritionist and H&NPI.

Job Requirements:

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Facilitate Periodic Screenings using MUAC; exit Interviews, client satisfaction surveys, etc.

  • Monitor the activities of Health Promoters in their respective communities.

  • Monitor health & Nutrition promotion activities provided by the medical and Para medical staff

Person Specification

Essential

  • Graduate or Masters, preferably in a relevant subject.

  • Experience working in health promotion in the community and IDP camps.

  • Excellent management and personnel skills to enable the motivation, encouragement and participation of INGO home visitors.

  • Strong organizational management skills and able to build good team spirit

  • Ability to cope well under stressful conditions.

  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with other stakeholders.

  • Ability to travel to all IDP camps and to offer close supervisory support to the INGO home visitor.

  • Excellent communication skills, with good spoken and written English.

  • Good computer skills – ability to write weekly and monthly report and data analysis

  • Experience in health & Nutrition promotion training

Desirable

  • Previous experience within a humanitarian aid organization on CMAM.

  • Experience working in a Muslim context preferable

  • Experience working in IDP camps

  • Community work experience