Positive Parenting Program Facilitator X 4

Title

Positive Parenting Program Facilitator x 4

Location

Bulawayo, Gweru and Mazowe

Type of Contract

Fixed Term Contract

Deadline

29/09/2022 (Expired)

About

Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not-for-profit human development organisation which is registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high impact integrated health interventions with local communities while working with and strengthening existing institutions.

The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women (DREAMS) Program aims to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among OVC, OVC caregivers and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in Zimbabwe. The DREAMS program is being implemented in priority high HIV burden districts in Zimbabwe. 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 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 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.


Basic Function

Under the supervision of the Assistant Program Officer School, the Positive Parenting Program Facilitator will support Sinovuyo Facilitators to mobilize and establish Sinovuyo Parenting groups with caregivers of adolescent girls in the 9 DREAMS district hot spot areas. She/he will deliver parenting sessions with fidelity to the program description while referring at-risk adolescent girls appropriate services. The Facilitator will plan for and support facilitation of the 14 Sinovuyo sessions for parents and teens. She/he will identify and set up training facilities and venues, monitor and track attendance and retention in Sinovuyo parenting groups using appropriate tools, document all Sinovuyo sessions, including lessons learnt, best practices, and case studies of most significant change for replication and up scaling. The successful candidate will provide periodic progress reports while working closely with the APO school and with overall technical guidance from the Technical Officer Positive parenting.


Job Description

Support the APO and participate in the Sinovuyo teens programme trainings and rollout the interventions in the targeted communities; Formation and deliver 14 group sessions for parents and teens according to the program requirements, in collaboration with the Sinovuyo co-facilitators; Ensure program quality through use of program standard operating procedure and guides in identify and resolving challenges; Ensure peer coaching groups are running smoothly; Provide information on access to existing services and support; Completing facilitator reports; Conducting follow-up home visits / calls; Attend coaching sessions. Selected personnel should be able to dedicate at least 2 days per group session to complete all responsibilities; Track all abuse disclosures and referrals in approved registered and reporting forms; Compile and submit monthly reports to the APO and forward to the district lead; Administer post assessments for all parent teen groups; Facilitate graduation of participants after successfully completing 14 Sinovuyo sessions; Integrate and support delivery of economic strengthening interventions for parents and caregivers; Any other duties as required by the project from time to time.


Knowledge, Skills and abilities

Must have a proven track record of being able to work in a team; Strong facilitation and training skills; Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Willing to work with families-parents, caregivers and teens; 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; Strong supervision and mentorship skills; Proficiency in MS Office applications (i.e., MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.).


Qualifications and experience

A bachelor’s degree in social sciences, development studies, community development, public health, or any relevant discipline; At least one year of relevant hands-on work experience in implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs at the community level; Experience in implementing the DREAMS program as a facilitator; Experience in community mobilization and engagement; Must be fluent in English (both written and spoken) as well as local language(s); An in-depth knowledge of health issues for adolescent young girls and Women in Zimbabwe is essential as is integrated Project delivery at community level.


Application Procedures

Step 1: click here to complete the job application form.
Step 2: Submit your CV and application letter via email to recruitment@zhi.co.zw clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.


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.