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Regional Coordinator

Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) is a results-focused social enterprise, which uses modern marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare. MSZ is part of the global network that is Marie Stopes International (MSI). MSZ subscribes to the MSI goal and mission, which is to prevent unwanted births and to ensure the individual’s right to Children by Choice not Chance.
It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully support the concept of Child Protection, zero tolerance for fraud and bribery and comply with and promote and live MSI CORE VALUES:
mission driven, customer focused, results orientated, pioneering, sustainable and people centered.

Purpose:

The main purpose of this role is to assist the Health Services Department with the smooth running of the assigned Region through provision of high level administrative and logistical support to the Outreach teams and Copperbelt Support Office. Duties will range from developing effective office systems, acting as a point of contact with the Outreach teams and other departments, organising internal and external meetings and events, collating and processing expense receipts, assisting with the production of monthly financial and narrative reports, overseeing procurement and stock management and all other administrative tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Financial Administration

  • Prepare monthly cash requests for all teams using standardized reporting templates
  • Assist with the re-coding of account codes for SUN system, filing accounting documents and the monthly closure
  • Accurate bookkeeping, record and identify all transactions with the relevant codes
  • Report all discrepancies and variations to the Outreach Manager/Finance Department
  • Oversees all team retirements for completeness, validity, sign-off/authorisation and on-ward handover to the Accountant for SUN processing
  • Monitor project team expenses and implement cost cutting measures and produce quarterly reports for the Health Services Director
  • Develop a tool to ensure that he/she is aware of all team staff accounts that need retiring.

2. Stock and Asset Managemet

  • Oversee procurement management on all teams as agreed with the Clinical Services Manager
  • Oversee project stock management on all teams and ensure that all monthly processes around balancing team stocks to SUN are adhered to – this includes ensuring teams conduct monthly stock counts
  • Use standardized reporting tools to monitor stock usage against outputs on all teams. This is to be achieved in liaison with the Monitoring & Evaluation Manager
  • Ensures all movements of assets are authorized and properly managed; and submit record of movements to the Finance Department
  • Ensures that all fixed assets that are not in usable condition are reported to the Finance Department

3. HR and Office Management

  • Coordinates team activities with resources, equipment and information required for the smooth operation of the Outreach teams
  • Assign tasks to teams and assist with schedule management as agreed with the Health Services Director and the Outreach Manager
  • Manages all logistics on all teams (i.e. transport, communication, internet, programs etc.)
  • Use standardized reporting tools to monitor fuel usage against mileage covered on all team vehicles
  • Use standardized reporting tools to monitor team working hours, leave schedules and any other team member plans so as to ensure a continued work-schedule on all teams
  • Create and maintain copies of all comprehensive team documentation, plans and reports.

Skills and Experience
Qualifications:

  • Degree in business, management or related field, with accounting knowledge
  • Experience in working with statistical and financial data
  • Must have excellent communication/interactive skills and must function well independently, as well as part of a team
  • At least 3  years of  experience in a senior administrative position
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English; and knowledge of one or more local languages

Attitude/Motivation

  • Demonstrates MSZ team member behaviours
  • Pro MSI philosophy of social enterprise and cost recovery
  • Pro-choice

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae to email protected Closing date for applications is 25th May, 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Outreach Worker (OW) x12

Job Title: Outreach Worker (OW) x 12
Department: Health Services
Grade: 6
Reports to: Service Delivery Manager

Main Purpose of the Job:

To be primarily responsible for planning and implementing of community social mobilization and interpersonal communication (IPC) activities in catchment to increase uptake of quality biomedical and social behaviour change services among key populations in line with ZHECT’s overall program objectives in accordance with the national set standards, thereby helping to reduce HIV incidence in areas of operation.

They will serve a critical role in the implementation of the social mobilization program; working closely with the Peer promoters and volunteers to ensure adherence to quality assurance components of communication and build capacity of the team.



Key Accountabilities of the Job:

In support of the SDM/HCP, the Outreach Worker (OWs) will work in conjunction with community Lay Counselors and Peer Promoters through;

  • Mobilizing of Key Populations and their Clients through provision of accurate and factual information on STIs, Family Planning and HIV transmission.
  • Mobilizing Key Populations for HIV Testing and Counseling (TC) as well as STI screening and treatment.
  • Providing post test support to Key Populations and their partners to ensure positive desired healthy seeking behaviors are sustained/adhered to.
  • Facilitating referrals and conducting follow-up activities of the Key Populations for STI screening and treatment; ensuring they receive services they are referred for.
  • Facilitating the opening and operationization of condom outlet.
  • Distributing Condoms, lubricants and IEC Materials to Key Populations in catchment area.
  • Planning and mapping areas for key populations within catchment in consultation with NHC, Health Care Providers and Service Delivery Officers.
  • To conduct behaviour risky vulnerability assessments on all clients who turn up for services and ensure they are counselled and managed /or referred appropriately to other relevant service providers where necessary to ensure risky behaviours are minimized considerably
  • Working closely and in consultation with MOH (Health Promotion Office) at district and community level complement district Key population priorities.
  • Writing monthly summary report of the activities to be performed/performed and submit to the Service Delivery Officer.

Required Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 certificate or its equivalent.
  • Certificate as Lay Counselor and Or training in Social Behavior Change Communications

Work Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working with key/high risk populations, relevant experience in the desired field is highly preferable.

Required Attributes and Competences:

  • Empathetic, devoted and respectful individual with good interpersonal communication, community mobilization, and writing skills



Submission of Applications

Please email application, CV, and copies of supporting academic qualifications to: hr@zhect.org.zm or post/deliver to The Human Resources Manager, Zambia Health Education and Communications Trust, Plot No. 1551, Church Road, Fair View area, Post Net no. 221, P/B E835, Lusaka – Clearly indicate the position applied for. Closing Date is 4th December 2017. ..

Only applicants, who meet the requirements of the listed vacancies will be contacted. Should you not hear from ZHECT within (1 month) after the closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

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Service Provider x 3

Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social enterprise, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive and sexual healthcare. MSZ is part of the global network that is Marie Stopes International (MSI).  MSZ subscribes to the MSI goal and mission, which is to prevent unwanted births and to ensure the individual’s right to Children by Choice not Chance. Marie Stopes Zambia (MSZ) seeks qualified Service Providers with clinical experience and training in the complete SRH package including FP (family planning), ANC (antenatal care), STI treatment, HIV (PMTCT, ART and HCT) to help implement Marie Stopes’ mission. The Service

Providers will be based in Solwezi, Mpika and Mansa.




Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide the complete SRH package including FP (family planning), ANC (antenatal care), HIV counselling and testing, STI treatment, care for victims of SGBV (sexual gender based violence) and PAC according to MSZ clinical protocols and any other service identified by MSZ.
  • Counselling of clients and provision of advice for family planning, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and other SRH services
  • Perform and/or assist with surgical procedures at community outreach sites (including BTLs, implant insertion/removal, IUD insertion/removal)
  • Preparation of procedure rooms and/or setup of outreach sites for specified procedures.
  • Prescribe and dispense drugs as required

Proper use of medical equipment and supplies

  • Ensures the correct disinfection and sterilization of equipment, instruments, material, linen and premises according to MSZ protocols.
  • Maintaining instruments and equipment e.g. to avoid rusty and broken items.
  • Notifies the Team Leader and/or Outreach Manager of repairs, maintenance or replacement of equipment and instruments.
  • Ensure proper stock management i.e. proper storage of medical supplies, ordering supplies in good time to avoid stock outs, regular stock counts.

Participating in the provision of high quality care to clients including:

  • Proper counselling of clients and being responsive to client needs.
  • Adherence to MSZ clinical guidelines
  • Implementing a smooth, efficient client flow to reduce waiting time
  • Monitoring and evaluating client care continuously and make recommendations



Emergency Management

  • Ensure that emergency equipment is available and in good working condition at all times.
  • Ensure that appropriate emergency drugs are available at all times
  • Manage complications promptly and transfer clients following emergency preparedness and client transfer guidelines
  • Prepare incident reports  for any complication that occurs

Hygiene

  • Follows the appropriate waste management protocol.
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness by following infection prevention guidelines including specific safety measurements.

Arranging for service statistics and evaluation of services through on-going data collection, research and evaluation.

  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Collecting of data and production of monthly reports
  • Working closely with other health professionals such as MoH staff.

Qualifications:

  • Zambian Registered Nurse, Midwife or Clinical Officer qualification from a recognised institution  (essential); any other Social Science, Public Health training (desirable).
  • Knowledge of Clinical Health, Community Outreach, Family Planning (LARC), VMMC, HTC, ART, PMTCT and PAC
  • Fluent in English- both oral and written (essential); fluent in Bemba and or Nyanja (preferred)



Experience:

  • At least 3 years relevant experience
  • Experience providing FP and other SRH services
  • Experience in working with communities
  • NGO experience preferred
  • Capacity to support and train other health providers and community based agents

Skills:

  • IT literate with strong computer skills
  • Effective leadership and management skills
  • Strong written, reading and spoken English language skills
  • Advocacy skills: able to influence stakeholders through effective communication in a demanding external environment
  • Results orientated
  • High standards of performance and commitment to excellence

Attitude / Motivation:  

  • Committed to Reproductive Health
  • Must be pro-choice and support reproductive health rights for all
  • Keen to pursue personal development



Kindly note that no private practice allowed, MSZ requires total loyalty and commitment to MSZ clients.

Suitable candidates should send their detailed curriculum vitae to jobs@mariestopes.org.zm. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Deadline for submissions is Friday 16th December 2016.

Female Outreach Coordinator

Title: Female Outreach Coordinator

Summary: The Female Outreach Coordinator will manage and lead key programs for vulnerable adolescent girls under Lubuto Library Partners’ DREAMS Innovation Challenge grant to keep adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) free of HIV. She will plan and implement a series of interlocking mentoring programs targeting adolescent girls and boys with a focus on gender equity, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and determination for education, as well as leading outreach efforts.

About Lubuto Library Partners: Lubuto provides an open system of libraries and accessible services and works with colleagues in Africa to build their capacity to serve young people through public libraries. Our mission is to empower African children and youth and help them develop the knowledge and skills to reconnect with their culture and community and participate fully in society.

Lubuto constructs enduring, indigenously-styled open-access libraries stocked with comprehensive collections of well-chosen books and appropriate technology. These libraries serve as safe havens and are the center for Lubuto’s outreach and programs, which offer education, psychosocial support and self-expression through reading, music, art, drama, computers, mentoring and other activities.

More than 80,000 children have visited Lubuto libraries over three quarters of a million times in disadvantaged communities in Zambia.  More information about us can be found at Lubuto.org.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with LLP staff and other advisors to develop the mentoring curriculum;
  • Recruit and train 24 volunteer “role model” mentors (aged 22+), manage ongoing communication with volunteers;
  • Deliver 3 mentoring sessions/week (1/library) to the all-girls cohorts, focused on SRH, gender equity, and educational goal-setting;
  • Co-facilitate 3 mentoring sessions/week (1/library) to the all-boys cohort, focused on SRH and gender equity;
  • Identify field trip sites (52 total) for all-girls cohort; coordinate and lead 3 trips on a biweekly basis;
  • Plan and host kick-off events and ongoing community events to publicize program activities and outcomes;
  • Lead ongoing outreach work (6 sessions/week) with vulnerable AGYW not otherwise reached through library programs, e.g., on streets, through other NGOs, etc.
  • Work with the Training Librarian and M&E Officer in monitoring and evaluating all DREAMS programs;
  • Work with consultants to train entire staff on gender equity;
  • Identify other community resources for referral of AGYW for SRH services;
  • Manage budgets related to programs directly under her control;
  • Communicate success stories to LLP staff, particularly the Communication Manager;
  • Maintain beneficiary records in a confidential manner.

Education:

  • Educational qualifications related to gender studies and/or public health highly desirable

Experience:

  • 5-10 years of previous work experience with vulnerable children and youth is required, including program design and leadership experience
  • Management and training experience highly desirable
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization desirable

Skills and Abilities:

  • Embraces the mission of Lubuto Library Partners;
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Possesses extensive sexual and reproductive health knowledge and the ability to create safe, judgment-free spaces for youth of both genders to discuss SRH issues openly;
  • Is a strong advocate for gender equality, with a passion for educating and empowering others around gender issues;
  • Communicates effectively with diverse audiences, e.g., youth, parents/caregivers, educational administrators, civil society organizations, both orally and in writing;
  • Is a “self-starter,” driven to develop and maintain systems and network relationships;
  • Organizes and leads efforts, and consistently “follows through” on tasks and goals;
  • Displays a positive attitude, shows concern for people and community, and demonstrates presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability;
  • Cares deeply about advancing the educational status and rights of young people in substantially disadvantaged communities;

Position Location:

  • The Female Outreach Coordinator will spend 100% of her time at the Lusaka Libraries or at outreach locations in and around Lusaka.

Compensation:

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply:

  • Submit a cover letter stating why you are a good fit for this job and resume with three tracable references to elizabeth@lubuto.org  stating the position you are applying for in the Subject line
  • Include contact information including a phone number in your application;
  • Applications not including all of the above will not be considered.
  • Applications close on September 23rd, 2016.

Activist

SAFIGI Outreach Foundation – Safety First for Girls – is a youth led, registered, and mobile Zambian Non Profit with a vision to raise a generation where girls are empowered, equipped and fulfilled, for the benefit of the entire world.

We achieve this objective through social media campaigns, safety projects, and collaborations.

Our selected Activists will be given specific roles to ensure safety in local communities all while working from home and gaining work experience.

This internship is a voluntary position. This is a Telecommuting role and will require at least 10 hours per week.

Attend our free Peace and Conflict Resolution training workshop through volunteering to learn how you can join. Please follow the link to RSVP.

UNITED NATIONS VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR


Announcing : UNITED NATIONS VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR
The Outreach Unit is pleased to announce that on 19 April 2016 the United Nations will hold a Virtual Career Fair that will be accessible world-wide for 24 hours (8:00 AM Bangkok time, until 8:00 PM New York time )
The participating organizations are:
United Nations Secretariat (UN)
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
To participate in the Virtual Career Fair please visit http://careerfair.un.org
The Fair provides an opportunity to ask questions live to staff members of the United Nations.
Please be aware that the questions and the answers are visible to the public.
We are looking forward to your participation.