Position Title: Outreach Worker
Department/Program: HIV and TB
Reports to: Project Officer
Direct Reports : N/A
Based in: Alamata
Duration of contract: Five Months
Remuneration: As per organization pay scale.
Who we are?
We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non?profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing. We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 65 countries.
There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.
PSI/Ethiopia wants reimagine healthcare, put the consumer at the center, and whenever possible, bring quality care to the front door. We achieve health impact in Ethiopia by working with both government and private partners and harvesting technology innovation to bring quality care closer to communities, schools, and homes. We empower consumers by including them in the design of healthcare solutions, offering them more healthcare choices, and helping them to have a voice in influencing national priorities. We work with all market actors in the health system to understand their needs, designing and delivering solutions so that market systems can sustainably serve consumers for the long term, helping to support the Government of Ethiopia in achieving Universal Health Coverage.
We are looking for a motivated Outreach Worker that performs the MULU/MARPS project activities specifically responsible for outreach-based HIV prevention interventions.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participating in the rapid mapping of venues.
- Promote community and outreach-based activities in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, and livelihood improvement.
- Coordinate the selection of Peer Educators, facilitators, community members, and concerned stakeholders at the project sites.
- Map out venues and local drink houses to establish condom outlets.
- Ensure IEC materials and commodities are distributed to condom outlets regularly.
- Visit hotels, bars, nightclubs, Araki, chat, and Tela venues, red light corners, and streets to improve the outreach-based implementation.
- Organize and facilitate workshops, training, and seminars with project beneficiaries, staff, and volunteers including peer educators.
- Facilitate and take part in site-level monitoring work carried out by responsible bodies.
- Compile monthly/quarterly activity reports focusing on outreach-based accomplishments.
- Contribute to the development of team esprit among the outreach and drop-in center workers, peer educators, and field facilitators.
- Supervise community facilitators and peer educators.
- Collect and record relevant information, best practices, and case stories.
- Coordinate peer education activities and conduct weekly meetings with peer educators.
- Take part in the creation of functional referral and follow-up systems between the project and service providers for hard-to-reach women and girls.
- Ensure small group education sessions at venues and hot spots are conduct as per the standard PLG.
- In coordination with field facilitators and volunteers, organize and facilitate regular meetings with bar owners and community members at the project sites.
- Carry out other activities assigned by the center coordinator.
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Health/Nursing or related fields with five (5) years of demonstrated experience on comprehensive HIV clinical service provision for key and priority populations.
- Demonstrated working experience on promoting community and outreach-based activities in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, and livelihood improvement.
What would get us excited?
- Certificate in National HIV testing algorism and care and treatment
- Experience on integrated clinical service programs
- Able to work within a very innovative and dynamic type of program.
- Computer application skills.
- Experience in operation at different level within the existing structure of MOH.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and other local languages.
- Good time management and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit.
- Ability to follow deadlines, accuracy and attention to detail.
- Ability to deliver in time under stressful situation without compromising quality.
- Proficient in English and local languages, both written and verbal communication
How to Apply
Are you intrigued? Apply!
By following our 3 steps application process:
1. Fill out the application form using the following link: Online Application Form . It will only take 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Check your email and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application that means your application was successful. If you don’t receive the automatic response, check again your subject line and if needed, re-submit your CV and application letter with the correct subject.
Application deadline June 22, 2021, we’ll call or e-mail you back if there is a good fit on both sides.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.