• Demand Creation and Advocacy Advisor at IntraHealth International

  • Posted on: 4 December, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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    At IntraHealth, our mission is to improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work. For over 35 years in over 100 countries, we've partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they're needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.

    Demand Creation and Advocacy Advisor

     

    Description

    IntraHealth seeks a Demand Creation and Advocacy Advisor for an upcoming Global USAID HIV/AIDS bid, Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (TMEC). The purpose of TMEC is to achieve and maintain epidemic control through strategic technical assistance (TA) to improve HIV case finding, treatment, and prevention programming in PEPFAR-supported countries. The Demand Creation and Advocacy Advisor is responsible for developing TMEC’s approach to and providing technical guidance for creating demand and advocating for high quality, accessible and relevant HIV/IADS services for key populations, with a particular focus on addressing stigma and discrimination of KPs and other structural barriers that prevent this population from accessing and receiving HIV/AIDS services. This position will report to the Team Lead for epidemic control for Key Populations and work closely with the KP Service Delivery Advisor. Travel up to 40% time is expected.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Develop a community mobilization strategy for TMEC to address stigma and discrimination of KPs at individual, community, facility and policy levels, with a focus on service providers and law enforcement, that draws from existing S&D strategies and stigma indexes.
    • Ensure that capacity of TMEC staff and consultants is built in the use and implementation of community mobilization, advocacy, stigma and discrimination tools and activities.
    • Develop and implement trainings and other learning strategies to build capacity of health workers and law enforcement personnel on KPs needs, rights and their role in ensuring access to HIV/AIDS services, treatment adherence and safety of KPs.
    • Provide technical assistance and guidance on building capacity within KP networks on mobilization and advocacy efforts to increase up take of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services, including PrEP, and to address gender-based violence.
    • Provide technical assistance and guidance to KP communities on ways in which TMEC supported countries have the political will to support service improvements in service delivery.
    • Work closely with the KP Service Delivery Advisor to ensure that KP data is collected and that networks and CSOs have the capacity to access, analyze and apply data to inform program design and management, improve service coverage and quality and advocate for national policies that protect and support KPs use of services.
    • Assist with recruiting and supervising a range of consultants to undertake specific scopes of work related to S&D, demand creation and advocacy.
    • Contribute to identification and documentation of promising practices and success stories that will contribute to the body of knowledge in the provision of KP friendly HIV/AIDS service.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 

    • A Master’s degree in Public or Community Health, Social Science, Community Development or related degree.
    • 6 – 8 years’ experience in implementing community HIV/AIDS programs, including some experience working with key populations
    • Knowledge of the structural barriers that contribute to stigma and discrimination of key populations within an HIV/AIDS context
    • Experience building capacity of community members, health workers, and/or law enforcement in stigma and discrimination prevention at individual and organizational levels is preferred.
    • Experience in using data for decision making and planning.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
    • Good analytical skills and ability to support a cross section of frontline health and community workers
    • Ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast paced environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead teams.
    • Availability to travel up to 40% time
    • Strong verbal and written English language skills with experience in report writing and presentations to large and diverse stakeholders.
    • Computer literacy in Word, Excel, Power Point. Experience with social media as a tool for advocacy and community building is desirable.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 5, 2018

    Why join IntraHealth?

    At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

    For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.

    Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.

    Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

    Summary of Benefits

    IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

    IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to IntraHealth International career website on recruiting.ultipro.com to apply

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