MSF: Health Promotion Supervisor

MSF
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 14 August, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Health Promotion Supervisor: Tshwane

MSF has been providing free medical services in South Africa since 1999 (Khayelitsha project) and in Lesotho since 2006. In 2014, MSF has opened an ambitious project in Tshwane Pretoria Gauteng Province focusing on services related to Migrants and the most vulnerable people in the City of Tshwane and Metropolitan Municipality.
                                                                                                                     
Health Promotion Supervisor: Tshwane
 
Job title:                                Health Promotion Supervisor
Work Location:                    Tshwane project Pretoria Gauteng Province, South Africa
Job Level/Type:                    Level 6 (non-medical) 
Duration:                              1 year (option to renew)
Start date:                            As soon as possible
Reports to:                            Project Medical
 
Context: MSF has initiated a new project focusing on medical and psychological care for migrants and vulnerable people in close collaboration with CoT, partner organizations and stakeholders for referral (e.g. social, legal). Services will be provided at Sediba HUB and Clinic as well as identified sites in the CBD and the Tshwane outskirt where patients will have free and confidential access and can immediately receive appropriate care and referral.
To ensure wide community awareness of the (medical) consequences of immigrant’s violence and to encourage target population to seek health care, MSF will focus on a direct contact with all the relevant communities through intensive Health Promotion interventions
 
Based in Tshwane, the Health Promotion Supervisor will be responsible for the follow up of strategies and the implementation of the Health Promotion activities in the seven sub regions of Tshwane in an integrated model of care including analysis of the situation and context, participate in the design of the health communication strategy, implementation and follow up of activities, development of culturally acceptable health communication materials, planning and monitoring, assessment of the community health workers also ensuring the availability of HP material in the beneficiaries preferred languages.
 
Responsibilities

  • To collect data about the target populations and develop a full understanding of the different communities
  • Train and manage a team of Community Health Workers
  • To build a network with community based organizations, community leaders and traditional leaders to build cooperative relationships in order to enhance the influence of the campaigns and messages and to improve awareness among the targeted population
  • Support the strategies for the HP activities according to the objectives of the project
  • Together with DHP define the priorities of the health messages according to the risk practices and the health seeking behavior analysis
  • To implement the health promotion activities within the defined area of intervention and input into digital messages and campaigns creation.
  •  To provide training for MSF and DOH staff/partner organizations on HP related topics
  • To adapt the content of the messages according to the culture & target pop (importance of Pre-testing the materials)
  • Ensure the dissemination of information regarding the project activities
  • To understand how MSF is perceived in the population
  • To develop or update communication strategy for health promotion
  • To use communication materials (educational games, pictures, posters) and to choose appropriate channels of communication
  • To ensure regular and complete data collection of HP activities and report them to the PMR
  • To monitor and analyze the HP activities and report on a monthly and quarterly basis to the PMR
  • To evaluate the understanding of the health messages by the beneficiaries and adapt the content of information according to this in collaboration with the relevant departments
  • Close collaboration with all the stakeholders working within the community and regular update the team accordingly

Reporting:

  • Weekly reporting of the regional activities
  • Write monthly reports of the activities undertaken
  • Participate in the meetings and trainings

The objectives for the Health Promotion Supervisor are:

  • In collaboration with different departments map the health promotion intervention area in the defined zone, draft TOR of working with the DOH community mobilization team
  • Implement activities, follow the events calendar and ensure planned activities in collaboration with DoH are accomplished as per their deadlines
  • Together with the project team, define strategies of community sensitization regarding the available project activities.

Requirements:

Education

  • Recognized Degree in Anthropology, Sociology or related studies

Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of proven experience at supervisory role
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the field of Health Promotion and/or health-related field research
  • Prior working experience with MSF an added advantage
  • Community involvement and personal experience showing a willingness to adhere to the humanitarian principle of Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Experience in working with Migrants context is a plus

Competencies

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to establish and follow priorities
  • Excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity, open mindedness, patience and diplomacy
  • Willingness to work closely with local staff and community
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to adhere to strict security procedures
  • Excellent team player
  • Ability to produce statistics and analysis
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in working and constructively participating in a multi-disciplinary international team
  • Ready to travel on regular basis within the project area

Languages

  • Fluent written and spoken English; good knowledge in one or more of the following languages an added advantage: Setswana , IsiXhosa, Xitsonga, IsiZulu, IsiNdebele, SiSwati, Tshivenda or Sepedi or any African foreign language adding a plus

Conditions

  • One year fixed-term field contract
  • Salary according to MSF-OCB Field salary scale. Medical aid + 10% towards retirement
  • Flexibility as per organizational requirements and operational plans
  • South African citizen or holder of a valid South African work permit

Job advantages and Career opportunities

  • Experience in a well-known and professionally recognized international medical humanitarian organisation
  • Salary package comparable to other non-profit organisations
  • 100% medical aid, 13th cheque and 10% contribution to pension

TO APPLY: please email a one page application letter, your comprehensive CV with details of 3 contactable referees to:
msfocb-tshwane-hrfin@brussels.msf.org  MSF reserves the right not to make an appointment if a suitable candidate cannot be found. While MSF thanks all interested applicants, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 

Please note that MSF does not request a fee at any stage of the recruitment process
Closing date: 14th August 2020.

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