3 Oct 2023

Facilitator – ASRHR at Maternity Africa

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Job Description

Maternity Africa (www.maternityafrica.org) is a local, donor-funded, Christian nonprofit NGO registered in Tanzania.  It is devoted to helping make childbirth safe and to treating obstetrical fistula and other birth-induced injuries. We support local communities, provide information to keep mothers and babies healthy, as well as excellent medical care and training to help ensure safer deliveries.


Sexual and reproductive health education in primary and secondary schools is a crucial component of both economic and social development.  It is essential for raising awareness of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and for addressing and preventing adolescents’ risky sexual behaviours.  Consequences of such behaviours include sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV/AIDS), unwanted teenage pregnancies and dangerous abortions.

Disparities in sex education practices are holding back ongoing efforts to reverse the trend of teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.  Urgent action is required to help teach adolescents about their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Based outside the city of Arusha, Maternity Africa (www.maternityafrica.org) provides maternal health care services to vulnerable and marginalized women and girls of childbearing age.  From day-to-day experience, Maternity Africa recognizes many of the problems associated with poor SRHR education among the local adolescent population.

Maternity Africa recently commenced the second year of an ASRHR training and education programme. The programme will design and deliver SRHR training for adolescents in schools, communities, churches, youth clubs and other facilities.  The work will also involve some live radio broadcasts, social and print media.

Maternity Africa is seeking to expand the current training team to fill the role of FACILITATOR to co-deliver this exciting project. This role will be on a full-time consultancy basis for a period of up to six months.

Key tasks

  • Work closely with the existing small ASRHR team to design lesson plans and other quality educational materials on main SRHR and related topics for training in schools, churches, youth clubs and other establishments where young people meet.
  • Educate adolescents about SRHR in an accurate, respectful, informative and engaging manner.
  • Educate parents, caregivers, teachers and community leaders on how to communicate with adolescents and support them in SRHR-related issues.
  • Discuss with and counsel adolescents on SRHR matters confidentially, and with appropriate, relevant authorities.
  • Engage effectively with the management of schools and other facilities to deliver the programme.
  • Work with local radio stations and present engagingly.

Essential qualifications and experience

  • Holder of Bachelor Degree in Education or other topic degree from a recognized institution/university.
  • A minimum of two years of teaching/facilitation experience, including at least six months’ experience in providing sexual and reproductive health and rights training to adolescents.
  • Worked/volunteered in a teaching capacity in primary schools and/or secondary schools.
  • Good report-writing skills.

Other necessary qualities

  • Acceptance of and adherence to Maternity Africa’s values
  • Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate complex information simply and engagingly to adolescents
  • Able to keep confidential information
  • Fluent in Kiswahili, English and other local language(s)
  • Well organized with excellent class management and presenting skills
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Have close attention to detail
  • Self-starter and able to work on own initiative
  • Able to travel around Arusha City and neighbouring areas
  • Able to work as part of a small, professional implementation team
  • Be flexible, ready, willing and able to take on other roles within Maternity Africa as the organization grows


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Method of Application

Interested candidates are kindly requested to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and Professional Certificates by email only to [email protected].  Please include the reference number in the subject line.  Applications should be sent by 09.00 on Friday 13 October 2023If you do not hear from us within a month from the closing date please consider your applications unsuccessful.

Important: please note –

As a Christian organisation, Maternity Africa seeks always to uphold the highest ethical and moral standards.  Maternity Africa is an Equal Opportunities Employer, and has zero tolerance of any bribery and corruption.  If anyone asks you for any form of payment or other consideration in connection with your application, please inform Maternity Africa’s Country Director immediately at [email protected] and the matter will be dealt with swiftly.


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