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Healthy Homes Parenting Facilitators x (30) Pact Zambia

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Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42 -year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview
Pact is implementing the USAID Empowered Children and Adolescent Program 1 (ECAP1) which is a five-year project implemented by the CMMB (lead), with Pact and Grassroots Soccer as sub-partners. The project will accelerate and sustain HIV epidemic control in Zambia through the delivery of high-impact HIV prevention, care and support services to Vulnerable Children and Adolescents (VCA) and their families in 6 districts: Chingola, Kitwe, Luanshya, Mufulira, and Ndola in Copperbelt Province, and Solwezi in North-Western Province.

The project will focus on the identification of VCA subpopulations at risk for HIV infection (e.g. children and adolescents living with HIV (C/ALHIV), HIV-exposed infants (HEI), children of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) (targeting those with low viral load suppression and other risk factors), girls (aged 10-17 years) at risk of HIV infection, and children and adolescents who are survivors of sexual violence) and will support their access to and retention in HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. The program will implement a case management system with clear eligibility criteria, an evidence-informed package of services by subpopulation, and graduation benchmarks. The Activity will seek to foster community participation and innovative approaches to engage a broad range of stakeholders and service providers to support sustainable activities for VCA in the targeted provinces.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collect demographic data and screen suitable participants for enrolment into the Parenting Program.
  • Facilitate waves of 14-week sessions using the evidence based Healthy Homes Parenting Program manual.
  • Achieve agreed upon quarterly and annual targets.
  • Conduct Pre-Programme home visits and home catch-up visits to ensure high retention rates of participants.
  • Work closely with ECAP1 district office staff and case workers to establish an effective referral system between the parenting program and other ECAP1 interventions
  • Manage discussions on sensitive topics in an inclusive and non-judgmental manner.
  • Respond to questions and record feedback from participants. Refer participants to other services based on need.
  • Use various tools (flip charts and Visual aids equipment) to effectively deliver high quality sessions.
  • Conduct role plays and encourage active participation for all participants.
  •  Complete and review documentation on a routine basis.
  •  Enter and verify data to ensure data quality meets project standards at all times.
  • Write and submit quality reports.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Basic Requirements

  • Minimum of Certificate in social, behavioural or healthy sciences with practical experience in facilitation of community-based projects.
  • Fluency in English with any of the following: Bemba and Nyanja, Kaonde and Lunda
  • Prior experience facilitating Youth and/or Family groups program
  • Prior experience and knowledge in early childhood development, child protection laws, child development and referral policies
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Openness to feedback
  • Willing to work with families
  • Ability to write quality reflection report

Skills and Abilities:

  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in high profile, fast-paces environment.
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) technical issues effectively and persuasively.
  • Fluency in the local language and English for day-to-day communication.
  • Ability to use MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, submit your application letter describing why you are the right candidate for this position and curriculum vitae (CV) to indicating the Job Title and district in the Subject line on or before the due date 24 March 2021.

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