Company: Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM)
Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) is a local Non-Governmental Organization that provides quality, accessible and affordable comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights information and services to young people, women, men, and the underserved. The organization also works to reduce maternal mortality and rapid population growth by ensuring that women and young people, mostly underserved and from hard-to-reach areas, have access to information and service options in family planning/sexual reproductive health (FP/SRH) and HIV/AIDS.
Since its founding in 1999, FPAM has established itself as a Centre of Excellence in the delivery of quality family planning and reproductive healthcare products and services and HIV/AIDS information and interventions. This is done through its main service delivery channels: Outreach, static clinics, and public sector strengthening activities. In response to rising adolescent pregnancy and maternal mortality ratio in Malawi, FPAM is increasing its focus on reaching young people and expanding access to family planning services.
FPAM is looking for suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant post
COMMUNITY REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROMOTERS/HSAs (NTCHEU AND NENO)
Reporting to: District Project Officer
Ensure that FPAM is promoted and advocated for at every level in the community and that the community is knowledgeable about the organization and the services it provides and where the services can be accessed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Participating in planning for community sensitization and mobilization to increase awareness of FPAM programmes in the community.
- Conducting meetings with chiefs, teachers, agriculture extension workers and other community workers and leaders to brief them about FPAM and its activities, the role of community leaders and how they can participate in the FPAM initiatives.
- Conducting mobilization campaigns in the community to discuss sexual and reproductive health and rights issues with community leaders and members so that they can identify issues or problems affecting their community and plan to take community actions on the issues at hand.
- Providing monthly supervisions on community peer educators, traditional counselors, chiefs, Community Based Distribution Agents (CBDAs), youth clubs and members and other relevant groups to assess progress, appreciate problems encountered and discuss solutions to the problems identified as one way of building their capacity and motivation.
- Develop and use the Market Theatre concept for communication and dialogue using drama, folklore, traditional dances and events, songs, poems, and other traditional media for communication.
- Obtain, distribute, record and report number and type of Information Education Communication (IEC)materials used and disbursed.
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
- MSCE and Certificate in Health Surveillance or equivalent with extensive experience in Sexual and Reproductive Health, including Family Planning and Programming.
- At least 2 years post qualification experience in a busy health related environment.
- Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skill
How to Apply
Please send your cover letter, CV and copies of relevant Certificates with three traceable referees through email only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of this position can also be accessed by visiting www.fpamalawi.org.
The deadline for submission is Friday, 1 December 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Duly note that due to volumes of applications we receive; only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged and that FPAM does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and have not retained any agent in connection with recruitment. FPAM is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.
FPAM is an equal opportunities employer.