Anova Health Institute NPC Is Hiring: Peer Educator – South Africa

Closing Date: 16 February 2023

Key duties and responsibilities:

Preventive services

Provide health education, with Anova/DoH teams, to adolescent and youth in focused health facilities
Create a safe space for adolescent to discuss social and health-related issues affecting them.
Educate youth on risky behaviour and equip them on knowledge on HIV/SRH at high volume facilities
Create demand for Prevention services and refer clients
Linkage and Retention Services

Assist with transitioning adolescent to adult serviceImprove retention in care and clinical outcome for adolescent living with HIVImprove access and uptake of HTS and linkage to care by adolescent and young peopleSupport facilitation of adolescent groups in AYFS facilities

Work closely with clinical teams to enhance retention and clinical outcomes

Capacity Building, Engagement and Administration

Conduct capacity-building activities for the counsellors including the updates on HTS, SRH, TB and ART care to ensure quality procedures are implemented at health facilities
Serve as a link between adolescent, local clinics, CBOs and other health service within the community

Maintain record for adolescent and youth supported through the monitoring tools: HCT tested HIV positive, linked into care, SRH and treatment adherence care support

Minimum qualifications, experience and skills required:

Grade 12 (Matric)Local Youth between 19and 30 years of ageCurrently unemployed and not engaged in formal educationExperience in public speaking and previous leadership roles and advantageGood facilitation and writing skillsGood problem solvingPunctual reliable and organizedKnowledge and experience in engaging with adolescentExcellent interpersonal and mobilizing skillsPrior knowledge of HIV/AIDS and recognized HIV counselling certificate will be advantageAble to conduct life skills and HIV/AIDS-related discussion groupsAbility to speak local language (Xitsonga/Sepedi)

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