Partners in Health (PIH) is a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH has programs in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kazakhstan and Boston.
PIH began working in Malawi in 2007, where today we support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to serve a catchment area of 165,000 through 12 health centers and two hospitals in partnership with our sister organizations. Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) is in Neno District and we seek to recruit suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following positions:
Position: Community Health Worker (CHW) mHealth Officer
Reports to: Community Health Workers Manager
Commitment: Full Time (Monday-Friday)
Working Hours: Regular Office Hours (40Hrs/Week)
Location: Lower Neno, Malawi
Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) has since 2007 been implementing the Community Health Workers (CHW’s) program with a focus on TB / HIV patients and shifted to a household model where the CHW’s are assigned 20-40 households since 2017. APZU has 1, 228 CHW’s spread across Neno district in all the 14 catchment facilities that the organizations support. CHW’s conducts monthly household visits in order to screen household members for early detection of disease cases, linkage to care, referral follow up as well provide health education. Within the household, CHW’s focus on eight priority health conditions: TB, HIV, STIs, NCDs, FP, maternal & neonatal health, child health & pediatric malnutrition. Since 2019, APZU has been piloting use of a mobile health application locally called YendaNafe in two of the fourteen catchment sites in the district with a total of 228 CHW’s using the application. The program is scaling up the mobile health intervention to five other sites. By 2023, a total of nine out of fourteen catchment sites will have shifted to mobile health.
Position Description Overview
The Community Health Worker (CHW) mHealth Officer will be part of the Community Health Department and will join the Community Health Worker programme team. S/he will be responsible for providing technical and user support to CHWs, conducting data management, monitoring, and analysis and making sure that identified matters are communicated with relevant officers and manager and action items are addressed and followed up. S/he will also be responsible for managing inventory and equipment for the PIH—Medic Mobile mHealth project known as “YendaNafe”.
This role requires direct communication with and support of CHWs using a mHealth application and communicating any needs or concerns to the CHW manager and leadership. Additionally, the Officer will work closely with the Community Health Worker team and liaise with external stakeholders including service providers, vendors, and specified officers within Medic Mobile.
Roles and Responsibilities
Data Management and Analysis
Inventory and Equipment Management
Qualifications, Attributes and Experience Required:
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Benefits & Remuneration
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates commensurate with experience and qualifications.
How to apply
Qualified and interested persons should apply to the address below, enclosing their cover letter; copies of relevant certificates and Curriculum Vitae indicating three names of traceable referees with valid telephone numbers and email addresses not later than 3rd September, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
The Director of Human Resources
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU)
P.O. Box 56
P.O. Box 1774
NB: Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) is is an equal opportunity employer, so, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, tribe, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment.
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) is committed to safeguarding staff, children and communities with whom we work.
We are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work-including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from
sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks.