Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PCI Tanzania Job Vacancy for School Health Promotion Officer

The mission of PCI is to improve community health and promote sustainable development.

Motivated by our concern for the world’s most vulnerable children, families and communities, PCI envisions a world where abundant resources are shared, communities are able to provide for the health and well-being of their members, and children and families can achieve lives of hope, good health and self-sufficiency.

Strong Roots
In 1961, a young doctor from San Diego volunteering at a Tijuana clinic saved the lives of two small children who were dying of pneumonia. This experience led Dr. James Turpin to found PCI and forever change the lives of millions of children and families around the world by providing health and hope to those most in need. Since then, the focus of the organization has remained true to its founder: PCI works in vulnerable communities to improve health and create long-term change by helping
people help themselves. For 50 years, thousands of dedicated individuals and groups have worked to make this vision a reality

PCI (formerly known as Project Concern International), founded in 1961, is an international US-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community health and integrated development worldwide. PCI is implementing a food-for-education project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Tanzania. The overall goal of the project is to improve access and quality of primary school education in the districts of Bunda and Musoma Rural. PCI is currently hiring the following positions:

School Health Promotion Officer (1 vacancy)
Plan, manage, implement, supervise, monitor, evaluate and document all school health promotion project activities in close coordination with other program components and local government authorities, designed to support a healthy learning environment for program participants; In collaboration with local government and other partners, coordinate and/or facilitate the implementation of school health clubs, on-site health clinics including screening for parasitic infections and de-worming, specialized and age-appropriate HIV/AIDS education, hygiene promotion, nutrition education, and other child-friendly and gender-sensitive activities using innovative approaches to health promotion with a focus on behavior change; Design and facilitate trainings and workshops for School Committees, Parent Assemblies, teachers, student leaders, community leaders and local government authorities to promote child health based on identified needs; Facilitate and provide technical support to project staff including ward-level Community Mobilizers to implement community mobilization activities related to school health; Engage with local government authorities and other stakeholders to ensure collaboration, coordination, and participation in project strategies and activities; Monitor the implementation of health-related activities through frequent supportive supervision, including site visits; Will be based in district project offices in Bunda or Musoma with frequent travel to project wards within district.

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 5 years relevant experience in working with children preferably on issues linked to health, growing up and well-being; University degree in public health or related field (MPH preferred); previous experience in health promotion and behavior change in resource poor settings; Fluent English and Kiswahili (written and spoken); Prior experience working in a multi-cultural environment, Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter, CV, salary expectation, and availability to, or:

The Country Director,PCI Tanzania, P.O.BOX 2540, Block D Isamilo, MWANZA,
Include the JOB TITLE in the subject header.

DEADLINE: Deadline for all applications is May 11; 2011.
PCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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