Health Education Assistant

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Posted on 25 Nov, 2021
Closing on 11 Dec, 2021

Job Description

For our program in Yemen, we are seeking a qualified and highly motivated applicant for [HEALTH EDUCATION ASSISTANT]; the position will be based in MARIB.

 

Written by: Health Facility Medical Supervisor 

Date: 

Position: Health Education Assistant  

Status: Salaried

Starting date: 01/01/2022

Availability: 01/01/2022

Country: Yemen

Base: Marib

 

Context of the mission

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organisation whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the (Health Facility Medical Supervisor), the (Health Education Assistant) will be take lead in bridging the gap between communities and the health care systems to navigate and access community services, other resources, and adopt healthy behaviors. As a priority, though the CHV, the HE assistant activity will be aimed to promote, maintain, and improve the community’s general health. The HE Assistant will work closely with HF to help ensure that patients have comprehensive and coordinated care. The key roles will include ;

  • Training Community Health Volunteers on Health Education
  • Advocate for individual and community needs
  • Supervising implementation of Health Education by Community Health Volunteers
  • Reporting and attendance to different meetings

TASKS DESCRIPTION:

Training Community Health Volunteers on Health Education

  • Take lead in providing culturally appropriate health education, information and outreach in community-based settings, such as homes, clinics, schools, shelters, local businesses, and community centers
  • Regularly meet Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) in each area of MDM intervention and identify CHVs with interest and/or potential for effective Health Education
  • Provide social support and informal counselling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid, nutritional screening, home visits and follow-ups as required.
  • Train CHVs as Health Educator through theoretical group training and on the job training:
  • Group training in the area of MC or PHC support team activity or at the time of team visit
  • Train CHV to on effective implementation of Health Education sessions with some of the patients waiting during MC or PHC support activities, with observation by newly trained Health Educators CHVs
  • Carry out supervisory visits on both Health Education team and newly trained CHVs during Health Education session

Advocaat for individuel and Community Need

  • Responsible for establishing trusting relationships with patients, the community while providing general education, support and encouragement.
  • Do regular assessments, articulate and advocate needs of community and individuals to MdM and the local authority
  • Train and sensitize the community and the CHV on gender-based violence issues
  • Be the spokesperson for clients when they are unable to speak for themselves especially for the mentally challenged and the GBV survivors,
  • Actively involve the community key members, marginalized participants in self and community advocacy
  • Map community facilities to help locate and support needed services.

Supervising implementation of Health Education by Community Health Volunteers

  • Regular meetings with Health Educators CHVs during MC or PHC support visits
  • Assessment of type and number of activities realized (individual visits for Health Education, group meeting in villages, Health Education in HF…), tools used, subject tackled, acceptance by population, changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices
  • Assessment of impact of Health Education and new needs by focus groups in villages, together with CHVs Heath Educators (frequency to be settled according to strategy)
  • Take part in the quarterly quality assessments at the community level

Reporting and attendance to different meetings

  • Prepare a weekly and monthly activities report to submit to the HE supervisor
  • Compile CHVs reports for inclusion in medical reports or any other relevant reports
  • Prepare focus groups reports to submit to the HE supervisor
  • Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)

OTHERS:

  • Establish good relationship with the different stakeholders in order to have a smooth implementation of MdM project
  • Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
  • Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field
  • Perform other additional duties on request of the health education supervisor and the medical manager

Functional links

Line of management: He/she works inside the project’s HR organizational chart. (See related document).

Line manager: Health Facility Medical Supervisor

Background of the candidate

 

Sex

indifferent

 

Humanitarian experience

Yes 

Nationality

Yemen

 

Emergency experience

Yes

 

 

 

Coordination experience

Yes

 

Language

English

Fluent 

 

Computer skills

Excellent excel skills

 

Arabic

An asset

 

Driving licence

        No

 

French

N/A

 

 

 

 

REQUIRED (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES) & QUALIFICATIONS

Qualification required

  • Diploma or nursing or Midwifery, is preferred

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in similar position with INGOs.

Personal skills required:

  • Computer Skills in using Microsoft Office such as (Word and Excel).
  • Excellent Communication Skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent English Skills.
  • Experience working in humanitarian emergency settings is an asset

Availability: 01st January 2022

How to Apply

Interested to apply? Please apply through the below link:

 https://forms.gle/JU6UMjwzGAGryQJs9

  • Deadline for submission: Dec 11th, 2021
  • Candidates from local governorates are highly encouraged to apply. 
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Thanks to note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Important Notes / مقترحات هامة

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