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Community Health Workers (JB00013636)

 

Kenya >> Kisumu >> UN/NGO

Job Category
UN/NGO
Company Name
Sponsored by Recser H.Capital
Job Source
Home-Based Partner Education and Testing (HOPE) Study
Posted On
18 February 2013
Job Description
Home-Based Partner Education and Testing (HOPE) Study

Position: Community Health Workers (3 male and 3 female positions)

Location: Kisumu

Reporting to: Principal Investigator

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

Administer questionnaires to participants using smart phones
Perform Home Based Testing and Counseling
Present basic education about HIV testing and prevention
Convey the importance of facility delivery and exclusive breastfeeding
Ensure proper administration of consent procedures
Map household locations using smart phone’s GPS capabilities
Prepare field reports and progress reports for the study coordinator
Work collaboratively with an opposite gendered health worker
Ensure that data are collected accurately and resolve any discrepancies
Conduct participant follow-up activities and feedback sessions
 
 
Educational Requirements
Qualifications:

Minimum of an O-Level Certificate Mean Grade C (Plain)
Certificate in HTC or PITC
Training in research ethics
Minimum of 6 months previous experience with field research activities
Experience with community mobilization.
Basic computer skills particularly for Word-processing, spreadsheets and e-mail
Familiarity with the Kisumu region and geography
Strong communication skills in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo
Experience Requirements
N/A
Additional Requirements
Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:

Experience in research, health and development
Minimum of one year work experience in HTC service provision
Diploma in psychology, sociology, Social Sciences, Community Work, Public Health, or Nursing
Familiarity with smart phone technology for data collection
Attention to detail and good work ethic
Flexible and ability to work with minimal supervision
Respectful, punctual, hardworking, conscientious
Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team

Expectations:

Full-time position

Position length is 21 months, provided good performance

Yearly contracts offered based on period in financial year

Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience

Based in Kisumu, with travel throughout the surrounding area as needed

Interested individuals who meet the above qualifications should submit a letter of application via email to hope.study.ke@gmail.com and attach copies of their updated CVs by 04 March, 2013, indicating the title on the subject line.

Additionally, one letter of reference should be included, along with the contact information for 2 additional references.
Salary Range
Negotiable to Based on Experience
Other Benefits
N/A
Job Location
Kisumu, Kenya
Last date for applying
04 March 2013
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