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Monday, July 8, 2013

4251 Community Engagement Officer

Save the Children

Industry:

Non Government Organisation

Location:

Efate, Ambae & Malekula, Vanuatu

Job Hours:

Not Stated

Due Date:

26-Jul-13

Job Description:

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Save the Children is a high profile international organisation and the world's largest independent child rights development organisation, making a difference to children's lives in more than 100 countries. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the children secures a child's right to health, education and protection.



Key purpose of the position: The overall purpose of Save the Children Vanuatu Strengthening Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Program (STARS Health Program) is to promote the sexual and reproductive health and well-being of young people through a model of community engagement, sexual and reproductive health service delivery, education and sustainable development

opportunities for young people, aged 10 - 27 years, on the islands of Efate, Ambae, Malekula, Santo and Vanualava.



We are currently seeking suitable candidates for the position of Community Engagement Officer to be based in Efate, Ambae and Malekula.



For a copy of the Position Description, or for more information about the roles, contact hillary.sogari@sca.org.vu



Duties and responsibilities:

1) Lead consultative SRH awareness presentations to communities and engage with young people to discuss and promote SRH issues, gender equity in relationships and life skills

2) Promote the youth friendly space (YFS) and generate increased demand for, and use of youth-friendly reproductive health services

3) Contribute to delivery of awareness programs and activities in the YFS

4) Contribute to increased demand of condoms and support community-based distributors and other peer educators.



Selection Criteria:

Criteria:

- Displays well developed verbal and written communications skills in both Bislama and English and is able to clearly communicate sensitive topics such as HIV and family planning

- Demonstrates the ability to plan and organize self and others to ensure the timely completion of tasks while working to deadlines; Demonstrates the ability to coordinates and support groups of youth

- Demonstrates the ability to encourage and educate young people; Willing and able to travel to and work in remote communities

- Demonstrates knowledge and practical skills in community development interventions, including previous experience of liaising with a range of people-including community leaders; Knowledge of HIV&AIDS prevention

and reproductive health

- Knowledge of community health promotion; Completed high school level of 12 an advantage.

Salary:

Not Stated

Language:

Bislama, English

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How To Apply:

Please forward your application with your CV to the email address provided below before the due date mentioned.

Contact Name:

Not Stated

Phone:

Not Stated

Email:

applications@sca.org.vu

Address:

Not Stated
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