Sunday, May 1, 2011

PCI TANZANIA VACANCIES

PCI (formerly known as Project Concern International), founded in 1961, is an international US-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community health and integrated development worldwide. PCI is implementing a food-for-education project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Tanzania. The overall goal of the project is to improve access and quality of primary school education in the districts of Bunda and Musoma Rural. PCI is currently hiring the following positions:

School Health Promotion Officer (1 vacancy)
Plan, manage, implement, supervise, monitor, evaluate and document all school health promotion project activities in close coordination with other program components and local government authorities, designed to support a healthy learning environment for program participants; In collaboration with local government and other partners, coordinate and/or facilitate the implementation of school health clubs, on-site health clinics including screening for parasitic infections and de-worming, specialized and age-appropriate HIV/AIDS education, hygiene promotion, nutrition education, and other child-friendly and gender-sensitive activities using innovative approaches to health promotion with a focus on behavior change; Design and facilitate trainings and workshops for School Committees, Parent Assemblies, teachers,student leaders, community leaders and local government authorities to promote child health based on identified needs; Facilitate and provide technical support to project staff including ward-level Community Mobilizers to implement community mobilization activities related to school health; Engage with local government authorities and other stakeholders to ensure collaboration, coordination, and participation in project strategies and activities; Monitor the implementation of health-related activities through frequent supportive supervision, including site visits; Will be based in district project offices in Bunda or Musoma with frequent travel to project wards within district.

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 5 years relevant experience in working with children preferably on issues linked to health, growing up and well-being; University degree in public health or related field (MPH preferred); previous experience in health promotion and behavior change in resource poor settings; Fluent English and Kiswahili (written and spoken); Prior experience working in a multi-cultural environment, Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Community Mobilizer (10 vacancies)
Implement community mobilization activities for Food for Education (FFE) Project in respective ward(s) in agriculture, education, economic development, health, and water and sanitation in close coordination with other stakeholders including Village government authorities; Facilitate the bringing together of schools, communities and other stakeholders to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the project; Stimulate involvement of parents, teachers, School Committees, community leaders, and local government authorities in improving school enrolment and attendance, healthy learning environment, quality learning environment and sustainability of learning environment through awareness creation, technical support, capacity building, and coordination of activities at ward level; Support in trainings, supervisions, follow-ups at ward, village, and school levels; Monitor the receipt, storage, handling, preparation and distribution of food commodities for the provision of school based meals to primary and pre-primary school students; Ensure capacity building to communities to participate in the project; Implement designed activities, both on and off-school, to promote health, improve educational quality, and increase sustainable food production, financial capacity, and/or social capital to support school feeding activities; Link the program with stakeholders at ward and village level.

REQUIREMENTS: At least a Diploma in Social Sciences, Education, Agriculture, Economics, Community Development or other relevant field, or at least 4 years of relevant community based experience; Willingness to work and live at ward level with monthly visits to district capitol; Ability and official license to ride a motorcycle; Computer literacy; Fluent English and Kiswahili (written and spoken); Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

DESIRED: At least 2 years of community-based experience; Residents of Musoma or Bunda District strongly preferred, or otherwise high level of familiarity with the respective districts.

HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter, CV, salary expectation, and availability to careers@pcitanzania.org, or:

The Country Director,PCI Tanzania, P.O.BOX 2540, Block D Isamilo, MWANZA,
Include the JOB TITLE in the subject header.

DEADLINE: Deadline for all applications is May 11; 2011.PCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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