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Health Promoter Supervisor at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.

MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These principles must apply to all MSF staff.

Title: Health Promoter Supervisor

Direct Reports:        PROJECT MEDICAL REFERENT (PMR)

Location:                   LIWALE – LINDI   

 MAIN PURPOSE

In close collaboration with the PMR, implementing and supervising educational campaigns according to MSF values, standards and procedures in order to increase awareness of the targeted population and to promote prevention and treatment of diseases in the project area

ACCOUNTABILITIES

o   In close collaboration with the PMR, participate in the definition and update of the HP/IEC strategy and identifying indicators in order to monitor HP activities, results, and achievements.

Supporting the PMR in organizing and carrying out assessments and research on the impact of HP activities and identifying and reporting the constraints, difficulties or strength points of the HP strategy inside and outside the medical structures in order to reinforce the link between the communities and the project

o   Providing support in selecting and developing quality pedagogical communication strategies towards the community. Planning information campaigns, including targets, objectives, methods and goals in order to increase awareness among the targeted population.

o   Informing, according to protocols, community members and identified risk groups (prisons, army, sexual workers, etc.) about health related issues

o   Organizing health awareness sessions for MSF’s medical and non-medical staff

o   Identifying key actors (local authorities, local NGOs, traditional healers, formal or informal authorities) and being the focal point for the networking in order to support the dissemination of health information of the target population, and be the point of reference for the relation and networking with these subjects.

o   Organizing, training, and supervising the HP team in terms of planning and organizing their work, supporting, evaluating and coaching of personnel, collecting reports and reporting the activities of each health worker and regularly visiting communities that are under his/her responsibility

o   Supervising, in close collaboration with the HR department, the HR associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required

o   Ensuring cleanliness of IEC (information, education and communication) areas

o   Collecting and reporting to the medical team any information linked to the health situation of the population and the patient.

CONTEXT SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 Liwale project being an integrated approach and working in selcted health facilities of the district (one hospital, two health centres and four dispensaries). HP supervisor is expected to work in close colaboration to the MOH staff and CHWs. HP activities are also delivered in the stated catchment area community. As HP supervisor:

o   Planing and implementation of HP activities in the health facilities and catchment community

o   In colaboration with district HP offier, create health promotion comitees and facilitate distribution of responsibilities, and regularly faciliate meetings to monitor performance .

o   Train and monitor the facility hygenists on IPC, waste management and disposal in colaboration with respective health facility incharge

o   Guid, train and lead the CHWs both at facility and community to provided health message, creat awarnes, identify cases from the community requiring medical attention and faciliate referral. Facilitate patient tracing and/or  home vist.

o   Compile activity report and submite to PMR on time.

Minimum Educational Qualification:

  • Essential diploma in social sciences or education/pedagogy / or social work.

Experience: 

  • Minimum 2 years previous working  experience in health promotion activities
  • MSF experience desired or previous experience working with NGOs.

 Languages:

o   Knowledge of both English and Swhili is desired

Competences and main skills:

o   Essential knowledge working with MS Office packages

o   Results and quality oriented

o   Proven stress management

o   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

o   Commitment, flexibility and agility.

APPLICATION DETAILS

All interested candidates shall submit their motivation letter,  CV and copy of relevant  professional certificates  not later than Wednesday Sept 14th  2022 at 4:00 PM . Please quote the job title on the email subject “HEALTH PROMOTER SUPERVISOR ”.  

Please send your application to the email address [email protected]The applications can also be submitted at MSF offices situated at Mikocheni B, Daima street House no 16 Dar es Salaam,  or in Nduta Refugees Camp, Kibondo District or MSF Guest House Kibondo or  Navikubo Executive Lodge & Retaurant P.o.Box 97 Liwale Lindi.  

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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