Health Officer/SBC Specialist at Caritas Tabora
- Company: Caritas Tabora
- Location: Tanzania
- State: Tabora, Tanzania Jobs
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Healthcare/Medical Jobs in Tanzania
Caritas Tabora, in collaboration with OSPREY FOUNDATION and the Catholic Relief Service (CRS) plan to implement a one-year project (January 2023- December 2023) on Awareness Creation to increase Covid 19 vaccination uptake in Tabora, Tanzania. The project aims to increase the up taking of vaccination in two Districts namely Tabora Municipal and Uyui in Tabora Region, Tanzania. The project will deploy generic approaches such as campaigns (door to door and mass campaigns), advocacy, faith-based platforms and service promotion.
The Executive Director of Caritas Tabora therefore announces (full time) contract-based job opportunities to all qualified Tanzanian candidates in the following positions:
Health Officer/SBC Specialist (1 post)
The successful candidate will work directly with Caritas Tabora Director to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the Covid 19 vaccination rollout program in Tabora. He/she will facilitate the achievement of project objectives through coordinating and reporting on project progress which includes creation of awareness on Covid 19 vaccines. With regards to community awareness creation, the project will adhere to the Government Covid-19 protocol, the project plans to create more awareness, integrate and strengthen health systems, and religious settings to effectively engage in promoting Covid-19 vaccine up taking initiatives and delivering quality Covid-19 vaccine services; strengthening community involvement in promoting the vaccine at community level and increasing vaccine acceptance through CHW/Volunteers. Mass campaign and strategic advocacy meetings and trainings will be involved; this activity will target rural areas, and special groups such as elderly and people with disabilities
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
·Assisting the project Coordinator to provide technical inputs for the implementation of Covid-19 vaccine up taking initiatives (this will include providing ongoing coaching, mentorship, and supervisions of implemented activities.
·Integrate and apply the social behaviour change communication (SBCC) approach to pass the messages of vaccines to individuals aiming to reduce hesitance and increase acceptance of Covid-19 vaccines.
·To promote the risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) to enhance lifesaving and create community resilience by using text messages.
·Supporting the outreach Covid-19 vaccination services
·Assisting the project coordinator to provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep project management team informed on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
·Reputable first Degree in Psychology, Public health, Social Sciences and/ or related field
·Master’s in Public Health, Psychology, and Social Sciences will be an added advantage.
·At least 3-year proven work experience as a Training/ Program Coordinator, Facilitation skills, or similar role in resource limited healthcare delivery or administration.
·Good understanding & experiences working with MCDGWSP and Government health systems, RHMTs and CHMTs is desirable
·Experience working with donor funded projects implementing SBC and advocacy activities.
·Experience in utilization of virtual training platforms; skills and knowledge in MS Applications & ability to apply data in decision making.
·Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently.
·Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English & Swahili
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
·Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision
·Good capacity to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings.
·Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
·Strong written and oral communication skills
·Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
·Proactive, resourceful, and results-oriented
Experience: A minimum of 3 years working experience in similar position.
Age: Between 30 –45 years.
Method of ApplicationInterested applicants are requested to submit their letter of interest, CV, and credentials to the Director of Caritas Tabora by ordinary mails, E-mails or hand delivery not later than 28/12/2022 (see addresses on the header). Kindly note that, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Qualified Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply (indicate PWD on an envelope of your application package).
Please send your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected]
Timothy P. Chombo