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Community Health Facilitator

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Openings

25 currently recruiting

Service Dates

September 8, 2020 - November 26, 2022

Application Window

August 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Location

  • Peru

Contact Information

Alex Cheung
acheung@peacecorps.gov

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Description

The Peace Corps Volunteer program is often called life-defining by the more than 235,000 Americans who have served. Get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where you will live and work on projects ranging from education to business development. Peace Corps Response sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Bring valuable skills and experiences to projects in places where they are needed most.

Community Health Facilitators work directly with health service providers and school professionals to promote healthy behaviors that will contribute to the reduction of malnutrition, anemia, and adolescent pregnancy in rural communities. They build the capacity of and enhance the efforts of health professionals and local community health promoters to encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors in the local population, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the Integrated Health Service Model, mandated by the Ministry of Health. The work will include visiting the local health facility on a daily basis to coordinate health education promotion activities that include training of local health service providers, local community health promoters, and school-based staff in rural settings.

Community Health Facilitators also leverage relationships and capacity-building methodologies to work effectively with health service providers and school professionals. Together, they will help deliver curriculum focused on sexual reproductive health and life skills, and to provide systems of support for youth to make positive lifestyle choices. This will entail collaborating with local high schools to form youth peer educator groups to help promote and sustain healthy behavior change, such as improved life skills, leadership, adolescent pregnancy, and STI prevention. Community Health Facilitators also work with teachers to identify and coach youth peer educator groups so that they take on leadership roles in supporting healthy choices among their peers. This will include using interactive and participatory training approaches to role model how to train sexual and reproductive health topics more effectively so teachers and youth peer educators learn how to apply these training methods in their work. There will be opportunities to develop public health monitoring and evaluation skills and facilitation techniques as trainers of trainers. Considering gender issues in project activities will be an important component of the job, including promoting equal access to services, training, and other activities.

There will also be numerous opportunities to participate in secondary activities. These may include (but are not limited to), organizing summer classes, organizing environmental awareness workshops, coaching sports, teaching English classes, or organizing community-wide activities.

The Peace Corps Volunteer program is often called life-defining by the more than 235,000 Americans who have served. Get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where you will live and work on projects ranging from education to business development. Peace Corps Response sends experienced professionals to undertake short-term, high-impact service assignments in communities around the world. Bring valuable skills and experiences to projects in places where they are needed most.

Community Health Facilitators work directly with health service providers and school professionals to promote healthy behaviors that will contribute to the reduction of malnutrition, anemia, and adolescent pregnancy in rural communities. They build the capacity of and enhance the efforts of health professionals and local community health promoters to encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors in the local population, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the Integrated Health Service Model, mandated by the Ministry of Health. The work will include visiting the local health facility on a daily basis to coordinate health education promotion activities that include training of local health service providers, local community health promoters, and school-based staff in rural settings.

Community Health Facilitators also leverage relationships and capacity-building methodologies to work effectively with health service providers and school professionals. Together, they will help deliver curriculum focused on sexual reproductive health and life skills, and to provide systems of support for youth to make positive lifestyle choices. This will entail collaborating with local high schools to form youth peer educator groups to help promote and sustain healthy behavior change, such as improved life skills, leadership, adolescent pregnancy, and STI prevention. Community Health Facilitators also work with teachers to identify and coach youth peer educator groups so that they take on leadership roles in supporting healthy choices among their peers. This will include using interactive and participatory training approaches to role model how to train sexual and reproductive health topics more effectively so teachers and youth peer educators learn how to apply these training methods in their work. There will be opportunities to develop public health monitoring and evaluation skills and facilitation techniques as trainers of trainers. Considering gender issues in project activities will be an important component of the job, including promoting equal access to services, training, and other activities.

There will also be numerous opportunities to participate in secondary activities. These may include (but are not limited to), organizing summer classes, organizing environmental awareness workshops, coaching sports, teaching English classes, or organizing community-wide activities.
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Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Training

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

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

Alex Cheung
acheung@peacecorps.gov

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