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Sport in Action (SIA) is a Zambian sports non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1998. With sport for development, the use of sport as a tool for social change, as its underlying principle, SIA positively impacts the lives of children, girls and youths throughout its targeted districts in Zambia. Sport In Action, in partnership with Pact Inc. has been implementing USAID’s flagship Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (Z-CHPP).

SIA will be expanding its reach towards the adolescent girls and young women through the Determined Resilient Empowered Aids-free Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) initiative. DREAMS initiative supports the Government of Zambia’s response to HIV by aiming to reduce HIV transmission among AGYW aged 10–24 years, through educating young people about HIV prevention and supporting families to relieve the negative effects of HIV/AIDS.

Sport In Action invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the positions below for a duration of one year subject to funding from October 2020 to September 2020. All positions are Copperbelt Province based in the district of Luanshya.

Roles

  • Recruit AGYW in communities to be enrolled into safe spaces
  • Collaborate with community leaders/Z-CHPP champions to identify safe space venues
  • Enter project data into the Z-CHPP DHIS2 database
  • Support the DREAMS Center Manager with the day to day management of the center (filling of documents, re-stocking of supplies and other administrative tasks)
  • Provide support up to five DREAMS Mentors who will be running Safe Spaces within specific sites
  • Support DREAMS Mentors and ensure that they are running quality Safe Spaces and meeting the needs of the AGYW
  • Act as focal point persons between the DREAMS Centers and other facilities where AGYW will be referred to access services that will not be available at the Center
  • Conduct regular home visits to follow up on AGYW who do not frequently attend Safe Space meetings or attend the DREAMS Centers
  • Sensitize parents and community members on the DREAMS initiative

Required Qualifications

  • Must be Zambian female aged between 25 and 35 years
  • Must have Grade 12 certificate with credits or better in 5 ‘O’ level subjects which must include English and Mathematics
  • Must have a diploma or better in a social science. Health related field is an advantage
  • Must be certified psycho social counsellor
  • Must be able to provide HTS as per national guidelines
  • Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft office suit (Word, Excel & Power-Point) and online meeting platforms
  • Must not have a criminal record

Work Experience

Must have past experience working with adolescents and young women in HIV prevention and service provision.

Interested and suitably qualified applicants should submit an application letter and curriculum vitae (CV) with three references in one document to the following email address:  [email protected] , in copy  [email protected] . Certificates are not required at this point. Closing date for applications is Sunday, 20th September, 2020. All applications that shall not follow instructions shall not be processed for consideration.

All applicants not responded to within two weeks from 20th September, 2020 should consider their applications unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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