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Botswana’s National Malaria Programme (NMP) and Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) are seeking 5 Malaria Community Mobilization Associates to provide support to strengthen community outreach, awareness creation, and training sessions to prevent malaria and maximize the impact of vector control interventions. These individuals, who will be based at the district (4 positions) and national (1 position in Gaborone) levels, will work with District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) and national staff in Gaborone. Potential candidates are expected to analyze and monitor disease-related data to inform optimal approaches to best develop and implement health awareness campaigns and manage the operation of culturally appropriate community mobilization and advocacy strategies to improve uptake of interventions, contribute to field studies to enhance and facilitate planning and uptake of vector control interventions, and develop and manage strong relationships with the NMP, District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), relevant country partners and community based organizations.
Prior experience overseeing advocacy, health promotion and partnership development programs within Ministries of Health, and field work in infectious disease endemic setting or in low malaria transmission areas in southern Africa would be an advantage. The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, leadership and communication skills. The candidate must be able to work independently to design, implement and monitor health promotion, community mobilization and advocacy elimination strategies with emphasis on policy support and social acceptance centered on malaria control and prevention.
Candidates must have:
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, communication, gender studies, sociology, anthropology, community development, health administration, or other related fields
- 2+ years of proven working experience in the field of public health, specifically development and implementation of malaria advocacy and community mobilization activities
To apply for this job please visit careers-chai.icims.com.