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Right to Care (RTC) is a non-profit company with a vision that all HIV-positive patients receive high quality treatment, care and support, improving their quality of life and productivity in South Africa and other African Countries.

Position: Program Officer

The Program Officer will provide leadership in VMMC Demand Creation Program Activities. Will provide factual information to the public relating to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC). Will initiate strategies and approaches that seek to inform, educate and disseminate information on VMMC to eligible men to develop interest and access VMMC services in the cluster.

The Program Officer will strategically serve as a think tank to conceptualize result-based demand creation concepts and approaches, and social and behaviour change communication best practices for RTC Malawi; this will be done in collaboration with Project management.

Will work closely with the IEC/HPO officers for the District Health Office (DHO) to come up with advocacy and community mobilization plans and implementation. This is a 6 month Fixed term contract.

Required Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, Communication or public health or other related discipline.
  •  Five years of experience in leading community mobilization and behaviour change communication interventions in a local or international communications program or community mobilization on health sector program.
  •  Apply appropriate target adjustments on monthly basis to make sure annual target is reached
  •  Assess effectiveness of current demand creation strategies and advocate for alternative strategies in making sure that MMC targets are reached.
  •  Ensure that targets are appropriately set based on geographic areas, teams and individual social mobilisers.
  •  Monitoring of demand creation activities against targets to determine need for scaling up of activities to reach target

Skills and attributes

  •  Program planning and budgeting skills.
  •  Excellent verbal, writing and presentation skills.
  •  Computer proficiency in MS Applications including Excel, MS Word, Powerpoint and email.
  •  Fluency in languages including English and Chichewa
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with outgoing personality.
  •  Ability and willingness to learn the technical side of program implementation.
  •  A highly creative and conceptual thinking individual with passion for delivering, engaging and creative solutions.
  •  Ability to work under pressure and prioritize work according to need and urgency and intense pressure to perform.
  •  Comfortable with a team approach to programming and ability to manage several major activities simultaneously.
  •  Ability to work proactively, organize and manage own work and assist others to do the same.
  •  Valid Vehicle driving licence

How to apply
Applications close 18 April 2021


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