The Families Matter! Program is an evidence based HIV Prevention intervention for parents, /guardians of adolescents girls and young women. The program aims to enhance protective parenting practices that are associated with reduced sexual risks among adolescents and promote parent- child communication about sexuality and sexual reduction.
Pact Zambia will be recruiting 86 Program Facilitators to implement the Families Matter program in 8 districts namely;
Lusaka x 22, Kabwe x 8, Ndola x 12, Kapiri Mposhi x 8, Kitwe x 8, Chingola x 8, Livingstone x 8 and Chipata x 12.
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.
Pact, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is implementing a USAID-funded project, USAID/Z-CHPP, aimed at reducing new HIV infections by increasing adoption of high impact HIV services and protective behaviors among at-risk populations, using evidence-based and locally owned solutions. Pact has an immediate need for highly competent country citizens to fill the following position.
Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future.
Core Values: Pact employees embrace the following core values as representatives of the institution.
- All people have a right to participate in decisions affecting their lives
- Gender equity is mandatory for social transformation
- Resources are allocated in a transparent manner, guided by accountability to our clients and Pact’s role as steward of resources intended for the poor
- Diversity in background, gender and age strengthen our capacity to be wise managers of public and private funds
- Teamwork and collaboration shape our day-to-day working relationships
- Innovation and risk taking to achieve impact and broad scalable results drive strategic priorities
- Gathering and sharing information are primary roles for all employees
- Staff growth and advancement are a priority, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to stay abreast of new developments, especially in technology
- A healthy balance between work and life outside of work must be maintained for work satisfaction and fulfilment.
- Collecting demographic data and screening for the suitable participants for the Families Matter! Program
- Facilitating the activities in the Families Matter! Program manual
- Achieve agreed target of participants
- Managing discussions on sensitive topics in an inclusive manner
- Modeling skills and behaviour
- Answering questions and recording feedback from participants
- Using tools (flip charts, Audio and Visual aids equipment) during facilitation
- Conducting role plays and offering feedback
- Communicating on one on one with participants
- Referring participants to other service providers as needed by participants
- Completion of all required paper works
- Writing and submitting reports
- Carry out any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
- Minimum education level of a Post-Secondary Certificate or Diploma in Social Work, Project Management, Social Science or any related filed
- Excellent Facilitation skills
- Prior Experience in implementing Behavioural interventions
- Knowledge of evidence based programming
- Demonstrated Leadership skills
- Commitment and passion for working with families to support them in raising healthy children
- Knowledge of Adolescent sexual behaviour
- Fluency in English and any locally (District) spoken language.
Skills and Abilities:
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability and willingness to lead Discussions about sexual issues
- Good planning and time management skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to problem-solve
- Ability to conduct and critique role-plays and offer feedback
- Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
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, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
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