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Community Coordinator Maryland Global Initiative Corporation – ZAMPHIA Survey


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Since the 1970s, the University of Maryland, Baltimore has been engaged in critical global health initiatives around the world.  In September 2009, the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) was formed as a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to help support the implementation of UMB international programs. UMB, through MGIC, currently has offices in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. MGIC’s administrative operations support the research and clinical programs of the School of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology (IHV) and Center for International Health, Education & Biosecurity (Cheb), and other UMB entities.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Baltimore, USA, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is implementing the Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHIA) project. This is a nationwide survey aimed to assess the prevalence and incidence of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection in the Zambian population, assessing the coverage and impact of HIV services at the population level, and characterizing HIV-related risk behaviors using a nationally representative sample of adults aged 15 years and older.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The incumbent will coordinate all aspects of demand creation and mobilization of selected communities and districts for the survey. S/He will work to support the coordination and implementation of the ZAMPHIA 2020 community engagement strategies that encourage participation assuring the community of confidentiality, safety and, security. The position is expected to work with multisector stakeholders at district and community levels. S/He will monitor to ensure that the communities are aware of the survey and willing to participate. S/he will ensure that the surveillance and tracking system put in place to identify any messages that may be misleading or harmful to participants on the survey is functional. This position is 100 percent fieldwork. The position holder will be expected to be mobile and ready to move on-demand and live in harsh conditions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and engage community mobilizers at Enumeration Area (EA) level.
  • Orient selected community mobilizers in community mobilization.
  • Support the day-to-day needs of the community mobilizers at the EA level.
  • Partners with key community stakeholders and Gatekeepers that can mobilize and ensure active participation in the survey.
  • Mobilizes targeted communities, creates awareness, and uses creative messaging to disseminate messages using local media and other innovative strategies.
  • Actively Advocates for the project with key gatekeepers, village leaders, and civic/ religious to encourages participation in the survey.
  • Ensure effective participation of all targeted households.
  • Participate in the implementation plan to monitor community acceptance of survey activities.
  • Compile activity report at EA and ensure timely submission.

Qualifications, Qualities & Abilities:

  • Diploma in Social Sciences.
  • Degree will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of Zambian health sector community health
  • Strong experience and understanding of integrated community health programs including HIV/AIDS
  • Strong understanding of community mapping and partnership development
  • Experience in implementing Community-Based Programs
  • Ability to multitask and work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong work ethic, high level of dedication
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with minimum supervision

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here


Closing Date : 8th June, 2021.

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