Overview

Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

About CGHPI

The Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) serves countries to improve their population health and well-being and to safeguard against health-related threats by advancing the use of evidence and human-centered enterprise architecture on the path towards achieving equity and social justice. To achieve this mission, we catalyze the uptake, spread, and implementation of innovations; triangulate data from different sources, and tailor visualization of the information for each audience; design and implement integrated service delivery models; support communities of practice to inform policy and practice through efficient data use and horizontal and vertical collaboration; disseminate best practices and evidence globally through open source learning networks; build global, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and interprofessional networks; undertake research that is informed by local needs; and invest in local leadership to own, provide oversight, and sustain implemented interventions.

The CGHPI is implementing an award from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The program will support the Kingdom of Eswatini to provide community-based, comprehensive, quality-assured care, treatment, and prevention HIV/TB services in Manzini and Lubombo regions to maintain HIV Epidemic control, achieve TB epidemic control, and mitigate the impact on public health. The program will contribute to establishing or extending resilient, differentiated, and sustainable community-based services for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of HIV and TB, especially for the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations across the cascade, in ways that serve their needs; building an interface between health facilities and the community to ensure seamless service access and delivery;  building the capacity of community- and faith-based organizations to implement and monitor programs that can be used to address emerging public health threats, and support the community systems strengthening initiatives of the Ministry of Health. As a result, CGHPI is recruiting for the following position and seeks exceptional individuals to join the team and further enrich our unique offerings.

Job Location: This position will be based in the community at Lugongolweni Constituency in the Lubombo region, Eswatini

Job Overview:

The DREAMS mentor will be responsible for the identification and enrollment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) into the DREAMS program through safe spaces.  The primary function of the DREAMS Mentor is to mentor AGYW by establishing a relationship and visiting them to ensure that they participate in safe spaces and to offer them life skills. The incumbent will conduct group/individual mentorship sessions to deliver tailored HIV/SRH and other messaging based on the identified needs of the group or individual AGYW. Reporting to the DREAMS Facilitator, this individual will be expected to make referrals and ensure linkages to relevant clinical and social services providers.

Specific Duties:

  • Identify and enroll AGYW through strategic entry points and conduct vulnerability assessments (with DREAM facilitators)
  • Utilize a mentorship approach to assist AGYW in setting goals and tracking them to completion through one-on-one interactions
  • Develop and manage integrated mentoring plans tailored to AGYW needs, risk, and vulnerability and ensure follow-up of mobile AGYWs
  • Conduct small group sessions and one-one mentorship on HIV prevention, Sexual reproductive health (SRH), etc. and deliver tailored social behaviour change communication (SBC) messages using job aids
  • Support demand creation efforts and disseminate health information
  • Make referrals for clinical and social services (SRH/FP, HTS, PrEP, PEP, condoms, abuse & violence) and track referral completion
  • Keep program documents and submit monthly tracking report

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum, Form 5 certificate and any other tertiary certificate will be an added advantage
  • Certificate in psychosocial support or HIV management will be an added advantage
  • Should be a young woman aged between 18 to 35 years old
  • Training in HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
  • Proven experience with community and development work (including being a peer educator, community care worker, or other voluntary support work)
  • Experience with facilitation of group sessions would be an added advantage
  • Be passionate about empowering girls to improve their safety and completion of their education
  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend English and Siswati.
  • Ability to work independently, set realistic goals and reach targets within specified timeframes
  • Ability to work under pressure and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and high level of integrity.
  • Be a resident of the community where she will be working from

Instructions for Submitting Applications:

  1. All applications should be submitted electronically to cghpieswatini@georgetown.edu with the position applied for in the subject line.
  2. Applications should include 3 references that are familiar with the applicant’s work experience preferably in the last 5 years. References should include contact information including daytime phone and e-mail address.
  3. All applications should include a cover letter that details one’s suitability for the job highlighting key functional areas, expected qualifications, and experiences.
  4. Candidates should attach a 4-page CV/Resume that highlights one’s key achievements in areas relevant to the job.
  5. All applicants should include daytime phone contact information.
  6. Deadline for application is January 27, 2023, 5 PM Eswatini Time. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  7. Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact through its local entity Georgetown Global Health is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of gender, ethnicity, or any other status variable.