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Health Promoter Officer
OCB-Karachi Department, Karachi
Apply By Nov 25, 2021
Job Description (total positions: 3, posted on: Nov 16, 2021)

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Implement Health Promotion/IEC (Information, Education, Communication) activities with patients and local population to raise their knowledge and skills on relevant medical topics.

•          Inform patients and communities about MSF and services it provides.

•          According to medical priorities, deliver information to the patients and community on specific health topics

•          Implement activities of health education and awareness (sessions in schools, churches, community), under the indications and supervision of the HP Supervisor.

•          Under the guide of HP Supervisor, assess the impact of activities (with questions, verifications and behaviors observations), and report problems, success and constraints to him/her.

•          Collect all type of information related to specific health and living conditions of the population, in particular to identify the most vulnerable populations to target.

•          Report to HP Supervisor: activities, problems met, strengths and constraints.

•          For OCBA: Establish and maintain contacts with social partners, including other NGO’s, governmental health services that can provide answers to social problems.

•          For OCBA: Keep education and communication areas clean and tidy and professional materials available.

•          For OCBA:Participate in creation of any material needed for the activities of information, education and communi-cation.

Promotion of HCV test and treatment in the assigned areas 

• Plan, prepare and implement HCV screening activity in Machar colony in a culturally and contextually acceptable way based on the medical strategy under supervision of HP supervisor

• Assess community perspectives and hindering factors, possible threat to the screening activity and report the information to the team and HP supervisor to ensure the objectively to be reached

• Mobilize the community on HCV testing, prevention, treatment through door-to-door visit, meeting, fliers, digital platform etc. in an effective way 

• Ensure that all team members involved in mobile screening understand the objectives and help them to conduct their roles properly

• Monitor and mediate any issues in the team and report them to the supervisor

• Take diverse roles required in screening activity (e.g. pre/post-test education, administrative work, crowd controlling etc.)

 Enhancing community engagement

• Conduct assessment (FGD, interview, surveys, direct observation etc.) constantly according to the project necessity with guidance of HP supervisor

• Identify community influencers with diverse characteristics (age, gender, ethnicity, language etc.) 

• Maintain regular communication with diverse types of communication (meeting, whatsapp etc.)

Assuring successful treatment completion

• Connect the cases of lost-to-follow up to the treatment mainly by outreach visits based on their consents 

• Record and monitor the return rate and share with partner organization and develop the way of working to increase

Others

• Plan, perform and report to the team in a guided way to evaluate achievement on a regular basis

• Report any rumour, misinformation, risk factors related to MSF and MSF activity promptly to the supervisor

Female candidates preferred to ensure both genders are represented in each team.

Required Skills

Physically Fit, High Flexibility, Team Management Skill, Good Planning Skills, Result Oriented, Basic Level Of Microsoft Office, Fluent In Urdu, Community Mobilization, Community Fieldwork, Social communication, English, Pashuton, Familiar With Machar Colony, Bengali,

Industry
N.G.O./Social Services
Category
Health & Medicine
Job Type
Full Time/Permanent ( First Shift (Day) )
Gender
No Preference
Age
18 - 59 Years
Minimum Education
Intermediate/A-Level
Degree Title
Social Science/Nursing
Career Level
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience
1 Year
Salary Range
PKR. 50,000 to 60,000/Month