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Maternal & Child Health and HIV/AIDS Educator

Actively Recruiting

Openings

37 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 16, 2020 - November 4, 2022

Application Window

August 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Location

  • Zambia

Contact Information

Emily Brandt
(469) 233-6134
eberg@peacecorps.gov

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Description

Volunteers who have served in Zambia consider it to be the “quintessential Peace Corps experience.” This is due to the rural nature of their site placements, the warmth of the local people, and the urgent need for their technical skills. However, more than the skills they bring, the most successful Volunteers in Zambia are patient, flexible, and have a passion for inspiring others.



The Community Health Empowerment Project (CHEP) is a comprehensive rural health project in which Volunteers work with community health centers and build capacity within community-based organizations to encourage community members to take charge of their health. Volunteers will engage partners at the district and community levels to implement health activities. All Volunteers will work in three focus areas:



1) Maternal Health

2) Child Health and Nutrition

3) HIV/AIDS Prevention



Regardless of the project that one belongs to, all Volunteers in Peace Corps Zambia are trained in evidence-based malaria prevention interventions as the rates of infection vary from one region to the next.



As a CHEP Volunteer, you may be involved in the following types of activities in a typical work day:



- Partnering with local groups to conduct health activities/events, such as an HIV testing campaign

- Working with community health center staff on data collection, workshops, training, and one-on-one mentoring

- Using sports (such as soccer) as a means to engage and educate youth on HIV/AIDS

- Linking communities to health services at the district and national levels



You will typically work with community members known as Community Health Workers, many of them volunteers, and your work schedule will vary from that of a 9 am – 5 pm type of “business” work day, to a less formal schedule involving activities occurring on a variety of days, times, and locations in the community. Work meetings and activities can happen on any day of the week and some days you may have no formal work activities and will be free to work on your own personal and secondary projects. In addition to health centers and organizations, you will also have opportunities to work in schools and with out-of-school youth on health education activities.



Additionally, Zambia is one of the Peace Corps countries participating in important initiatives that promote gender awareness and girls’ education and empowerment. Volunteers receive in-depth training on incorporating methods of gender analysis into community assessment and development efforts. During their service they look for culturally appropriate ways to incorporate gender awareness and the promotion of youth- especially girls- into their work.

Volunteers who have served in Zambia consider it to be the “quintessential Peace Corps experience.” This is due to the rural nature of their site placements, the warmth of the local people, and the urgent need for their technical skills. However, more than the skills they bring, the most successful Volunteers in Zambia are patient, flexible, and have a passion for inspiring others.



The Community Health Empowerment Project (CHEP) is a comprehensive rural health project in which Volunteers work with community health centers and build capacity within community-based organizations to encourage community members to take charge of their health. Volunteers will engage partners at the district and community levels to implement health activities. All Volunteers will work in three focus areas:



1) Maternal Health

2) Child Health and Nutrition

3) HIV/AIDS Prevention



Regardless of the project that one belongs to, all Volunteers in Peace Corps Zambia are trained in evidence-based malaria prevention interventions as the rates of infection vary from one region to the next.



As a CHEP Volunteer, you may be involved in the following types of activities in a typical work day:



- Partnering with local groups to conduct health activities/events, such as an HIV testing campaign

- Working with community health center staff on data collection, workshops, training, and one-on-one mentoring

- Using sports (such as soccer) as a means to engage and educate youth on HIV/AIDS

- Linking communities to health services at the district and national levels



You will typically work with community members known as Community Health Workers, many of them volunteers, and your work schedule will vary from that of a 9 am – 5 pm type of “business” work day, to a less formal schedule involving activities occurring on a variety of days, times, and locations in the community. Work meetings and activities can happen on any day of the week and some days you may have no formal work activities and will be free to work on your own personal and secondary projects. In addition to health centers and organizations, you will also have opportunities to work in schools and with out-of-school youth on health education activities.



Additionally, Zambia is one of the Peace Corps countries participating in important initiatives that promote gender awareness and girls’ education and empowerment. Volunteers receive in-depth training on incorporating methods of gender analysis into community assessment and development efforts. During their service they look for culturally appropriate ways to incorporate gender awareness and the promotion of youth- especially girls- into their work.
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Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

www.peacecorps.gov/benefits

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Emily Brandt
(469) 233-6134
eberg@peacecorps.gov

Hosted By

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