Community Health Outreach Support Officer CHOSO Vacancies at Initiative for Agricultural Intervention and Developmental Integration

On 19/Jan/2019 / In NGO Jobs

Initiative for Agricultural Intervention and Developmental Integration is looking for qualified applicants to fill the below position
Community Health Outreach Support Officer (CHOSO)
Experience 1 - 2 years
Location Yobe
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Employment Type: Intern
Duration: 6 months
Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Summary
Working under the supervision of the SPTL, the Community Health Outreach Support Officer (CHOSO) is responsible for providing health promotional education outreach/services within the scope of a given project in order to meet program requirements.
The position requires strong interpersonal and social behavioural change communication skills to make connections and build relationships with the target patient/client base. The CHOSO works collaboratively with other team members in WASH, Nutrition etc.
Maintains inventory of health education/outreach materials necessary to conduct outreach efforts and to supply internal providers and other staff as needed
Conduct health promotion sessions to contribute to the reduction of Malaria, Malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, STDs and other common child killer diseases,
Participates in mandatory trainings and update meetings related to the program to build and maintain current knowledge base of awareness and prevention in the specific area of health addressed by the project.
Work cooperatively/collaboratively with health facility personnel for referral of community people to health facilities for treatment.
Supervise and coordinating the recruitment of community health volunteers.
Interested candidate will:
Diploma or its equivalent
Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program such as from a college or other education institution is preferred.
Written and oral fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and English language. Experience working in a multi-cultural/religious setting.
Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 1 to 2 years preferred.
Knowledge of some medical terminology preferred
Basic computer, IT and communication skills
Ability to initiate and maintain positive working relationships
Understand the community served -community connectedness
little stipends could be provided occasionally to cover transport and communication.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and updated CV  as a single document to: 
The title of the position must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Women are strongly advised to apply

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