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Health Promoter Supervisor at Médecins Sans Frontières

  • Full Time
  • Malawi
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Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. In Malawi, MSF works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the local community in integrated HIV/AIDS in Chiradzulu District and Cervical Cancer projects Blantyre districts.
MSFF is looking for its coordination office:
Workplace: Nkhatabay and Nkhotakota
Type of contract : 1 year Fixed term with possible extension
Start date : January 2023
Main purpose of the position
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 dis-eases in the project area
Main responsibilities
  • In close collaboration with the HP/WASH manager, participating in the definition and update of the HP/IEC strategy and identifying indicators in order to monitor HP activities, results, and achievements. Supporting the HP/WASH manager 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
  • 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.
  • Informing, according to protocols, community members and identified risk groups (prisons, army, sexual workers, etc.) about health-related issues
  • Organizing health awareness sessions for MSF’s medical and non-medical staff
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ensuring cleanliness of IEC (information, education and communication) areas
  • Collecting and reporting to the medical team any information linked to the health situation • Ensure right community messaging on risk factors related to outbreaks and blocking transmission routes is adhered to
  • Ensure his/her teams mobilize communities ahead of WASH activities
  • Clarify miscommunications about outbreaks, transmission routes and cutting routes
  • Provide linkage with DEHOs/ISDRs/HSAs and necessary authorities in the project activities of the population and the patient
Degree/Diploma in Social Sciences/Health Education/Environmental Health/Pedagogy / or Social Work or related
Essential working experience (at least 1 year) in health promotion activities, community engagement, or training-education activities, knowledge on outbreaks and blocking transmission routes
English and Chichewa mandatory, Computer literacy
Stress Management, Commitment, Flexibility,
Result oriented, Teamwork
Method Of Application
Documents to provide:
Cover letter, Updated CV, ID Copy and relevant certificates
Deadline for submission of application: 30th December 2022
Application to be sent By Email Only to:
NOTE: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. MSFF does not reimburse the possible costs for transportation for tests and interviews that may take place during the recruitment process. MSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees. : if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration as soon as possible.”