Project Hope Namibia in Malawi (PHN-MA) seeks qualified Malawian candidate to fill various positions for the USAID funded Ana ndi Achinyamata Patsogolo Activity (ANAPA) Project, a project aimed at preventing new HIV infections and improve the health wellbeing and Protection of Children, Adolescents, their families and Young Women (CAFYW) living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV. ANAPA will be implemented in high HIV burdened nine districts in Malawi (Blantyre, Chikwawa, Lilongwe, Machinga, Mangochi, Mulanje, Phalombe, Thyolo and Zomba). The program focus on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Adolescent Boys and Young Men (ABYM). The approach is also including but not limited to System Strengthening, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in close collaboration with Government of Malawi (GoM).

Families Matter Program (FMP) Facilitator (40).

Reporting to: District Team Lead

Duty Station: Blantyre, Phalombe, Zomba and Machinga

Job Summary: Reporting to the District Team Lead, the FMP Facilitator will be responsible for the delivery of community-based behavioural intervention with fidelity to small groups of parents/caregivers following a pre-established curriculum. for the delivery of FMP trainings for caregivers of VCAY with fidelity.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support the Social Worker to develop the FMP component of the district ANAPA work plan.

  • Lead the day-to- day activities of FMP including the necessary materials.

  • Collaborate with other ANAPA staff, community members and former graduates of FMP to mobilize FMP participants.

  • Enrol FMP participants and conduct pre-intervention survey.

  • Implement FMP curriculum with fidelity:

    • Lead discussions on sensitive topics in an inclusive manner while keeping the discussion on track and giving feedback.

  • Use tools during facilitation (e.g., audio equipment, visuals, flipcharts to record participant responses).

  • Model communication skills and parenting behaviour and answer questions.

  • Implement Standard Operating Procedures for responding to trauma or disclosure of child sexual abuse (CSA) when necessary and attending regular staff meetings and trainings throughout the project.

  • Create a safe and respectful environment for caregivers to share experiences, discuss challenges, and learn from each other.

  • Conduct immediate and 6 months’ post-intervention surveys.

  • Conduct FMP participants’ satisfaction survey.

  • Collaborate with other ANAPA staff to improve participation and graduation rate of FMP participants. This includes layering of multiple services including Village Saving Loan (VSL) group and income generating activities using the FMP/Care Group platform.

  • Support the M & E team to measure the impact of participation in FMP.

  • ES data collection, data entry, data analysis and presentation.

  • Any other responsibility assigned by the Team Leader

Minimum Qualifications, expérience and required skills :

  • ONLY those Fully certified or provisionally certified by CDC-Atlanta to facilitate FMP.

  • Minimum education level of a diploma in a related field.

  • Comfortable and confident to openly discuss sexuality issues.

  • Prior experience in facilitating groups of adults.

  • Experience in child & adolescent development, parent-child communication, and/or HIV prevention.

  • Knowledge of child rearing: Candidates with their own preadolescent children or older or have worked with or cared for children in this age group are desired.

  • Familiarity with the culture: ability to speak the same language as participants, living in the same or a similar community, and being of the same ethnicity as participants.

  • Familiarity and experience working with families.

Interested Malawian candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience are requested to submit their Curriculum Vitae with 3 traceable references, cover letter together with copies of certificates to the email address below not later than 5:00pm on 26th April, 2024, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Email to: recruitmentmw@projecthope.org