Multiple DREAMS Positions

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.

 

1. DREAMS OFFICER X 1

 

Roles

 

Offer support to DREAMS center managers in implementation of day to day DREAMS plans as per budget and ensure reach of all targets

Support individual DREAMS centers to organize stakeholder engagement meetings

Track work plan activities and deliverables, keeping project leadership updated on program progress on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Provide overall leadership in the implementation of the economic strengthening activity

Coordinate and organize trainings or orientations for DREAMS volunteers

Monitor all DREAMS activities in each center

Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual narrative progress reports including success stories.

Collaborate with the district M&E team on performance results analysis and ensuring that accurate data is captured and entered in the monitoring system using the appropriate prescribed monitoring tools.

Maintain up to date records of AGYW participating in DREAMS stepping stones curriculum/activities

Mentor volunteers implementing activities

Any other duties as assigned or as need arises

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 added advantage

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

2. DREAMS ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING COORDINATOR X 1

 

Roles

 

Provide overall leadership in the implementation of the economic strengthening activity

Coordinate SIA’s day to day management and implementation of economic strengthening activities in DREAMS Centers and project sites

Support the formation and digitization of Saving Groups at the DREAMS centers and ensure that they are operating according to the WORTH and OSAWE prescribed models.

Using the bottom – up approach, identify the business propositions the AGYW are coming up with and provide technical support for them to be actualized and grow.

Provide technical support to startup businesses being managed by AGYW in DREAMS centers and ensure that they are being managed profitably and sustainably.

Track and provide technical assistance to AGYW, Connectors/Mentors to ensure all ES curricula modules are implemented timely, sufficiently and to acceptable, high standards.

Coordinate implementation activity support to AGYW undergoing mentorship programs provided by consultants or vocational skills training through TEVETA recognized colleges.

Advise Project Officer on matters of concern and elements of risk regarding DREAMS ES implementation and target achievement.

Track work plan activities and deliverables, keeping DREAMS leadership updated on program progress on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Collaborate with the district M&E team on performance results analysis and ensuring that accurate data is captured and entered in the monitoring system using the appropriate prescribed monitoring tools.

Undertake periodic data-driven program reviews and troubleshooting, as necessary.

Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual narrative progress reports including success stories.

Track, analyze and manage periodic target achievements, AGYW linkage and opportunities.

Coordinate Economic strengthening trainings or orientations

Monitor all economic strengthening activities

Maintain up to date records of AGYW participating in economic strengthening activities

Mentor volunteers implementing ES activities

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

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

Must have experience implementing economic strengthening activities

3. DREAMS CENTER MANAGER X 4

 

Roles

 

Collaborate with community leaders/Z-CHPP champions to identify safe space venues

Manage the day to day running of the DREAMS Center

Provide high quality services to AGYW and their male sexual partners (HTS and family planning)

Refer AGYW and their male sexual partners to other clinical services

Supervise a team of DREAMS Connectors in their day to day duties

Maintain up to date records of AGYW reached

Conduct monthly meetings with Mentors and provide onsite support

Consolidate monthly performance data and report timely

Mentor the DREAMS Connectors to better support the Safe Spaces Mentors

Enter service provision project data into the Z-CHPP DHIS2 database

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

4. DREAMS CONNECTOR X 12

 

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.

 

TO APPLY

 

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.

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]

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