Position: Community Mobilization Officer (Malaria Consortium)__Deadline:15-June

Established in 2003, Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

Malaria Consortium (MC) works in Africa and Asia with communities, governments, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure effective delivery of services, which are supported by strong evidence.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • disease control and elimination
  • systems strengthening
  • research, monitoring and evaluation leading to best practice
  • behaviour change communication
  • national and international advocacy and policy development

Malaria Consortium has had an operational presence in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar in the Greater Mekong Sub-region for over a decade. Malaria Consortium established an office in Phnom Penh, in early 2009, and has a provincial presence implementing activities from various sub-offices. Malaria Consortium Cambodia has always assisted at both the provincial and national levels to strengthen the capacity of government officers and to provide technical support for malaria control and elimination.

Since December 2015, Malaria Consortium has been supporting mobile malaria workers (MMWs) providing early diagnosis, treatment of malaria in line with national malaria guidelines, referral services, IEC/BCC and vector control, targeting high-risk groups, mostly forest-goers, along the Cambodian border with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.

Location: Based in Siempang District, Stung Treng Province with Malaria Consortium

Salary: The monthly gross salary for this position is USD 878

Duration: 6 months, 1st July 2024 – 31st December 2024

Job purpose

The Community Mobilisation Officer is responsible for direct implementation of all field activities by the MMWs, along the international border and most remote villages. The Community Mobilisation Officer is under the leadership of the Field Implementation Manager.

This position is based in Siempang district, Stung Treng province and the Community Mobilisation Officer is accountable to perform all field activities.

Scope of work

The Community Mobilisation Officer is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of all activities in their designated target areas. Community Mobilisation Officers will work closely with a range of actors to ensure that interventions such as Malaria Posts and Mobile Malaria Worker outreach activities are well performed, targeted and accepted.

The Community Mobilisation Officer often operates independently and is required to travel long distances in remote areas and deep forest. The Community Mobilisation Officer will also be charged with the management and administration of his/her sub office.

Key working relationships

The Community Mobilisation Officer must work closely with the following external groups:

  • Health volunteers who are providing services to Mobile Migrant Populations
  • NGOs operating in the same target areas. This will include NGOs outside of the health sector, such as those working with forest rangers, ethnic minorities etc.
  • Local authorities at the Provincial and Operational District levels. Primarily this will be with Malaria Supervisors and Health Centre staff but will also include liaison with other government agencies operating in the same target areas such as border police and army
  • Village Chiefs and networks of forest goers
Roles and Responsibilities: 
Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation (50%)
 
Providing services for at risk and hard to reach populations
  • In collaboration with Mobile Malaria Workers, village chiefs and other relevant community members (VHSG, plantation owners, security forces etc.) conduct regular assessments of Mobile- & Migrant Populations in the target areas. Make recommendations to the management team on where best to locate services and target for outreach activities.
  • Conduct surveys of people accessing services at the Mobile Malaria Posts
  • Manage the distribution of bed nets within the target areas. This will include ensuring that those most in need are targeted for distribution and that activities do not overlap with other bed net distributions occurring with their target areas
  • Quality control and assurance of services provided by MMWs to Mobile- & Migrant Populations
  • Working with local Health Centre and Operational District staff to ensure that Malaria Posts are always stocked with all necessary health commodities
  • Weekly monitoring of Malaria Posts to ensure they are operating in accordance with agreed hours and standards of operation
  • Delivering Health Education and Prevention messages to at risk populations. This will also involve working with communities and MC management and advisors to develop key messages and IEC/BCC interventions using local ethnic languages
  • Develop and execute monthly plans with the Field Implementation Manager (FIM) to ensure that activities will be performed on time in compliance with donor and MC policies and procedures
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Ensuring all data relating to testing and treatment is submitted to the national surveillance system
  • Implement the Monitoring and Evaluation SOP within their target areas. This will include ensuring volunteers are collecting accurate data, using correct documents to record the data and then updating that data into the database
  • Risk Management
  • Regularly monitors and reports any security risks in target areas. This will cover the border with Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, un-official border crossing points and forest areas where illegal logging is occurring
  • Regularly monitor and alert of situations that can put at risk the project execution, contractual compliance and timely report
  • Make recommendations for alternative action plans to overcome situations that can put project completion at risk
  • Maintain good relationships with beneficiaries of the project
  • Escalate key issues in project execution to the Field Implementation Manager
  • Actively promote and adhere to Malaria Consortium’s safety and security plans, safeguarding- and prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment policies.
Human Resource Management (10%)
  • Communicate training needs missing to comply with Malaria Consortium’s requirements
  • Collaborate with Field Implementation Manager to ensure that resources are managed in line with Malaria Consortium’s policies and procedures
Financial Management (30%)
  • Develop and manage a monthly budget for sub-field offices in accordance with finance and donor policies.
  • Make payments at the sub-field office level
  • Report any issues relating to payment of Mobile Malaria Workers to the Field Implementation Manager
Partnership Building and External Communications (10%)
  • Represent Malaria Consortium at the monthly Health Centre meetings
  • Represent Malaria Consortium in Provincial Technical Working Group monthly meetings when Field Implementation Manager is not available
Additional Responsibilities
  • Represent and promote Malaria Consortium as a Community Mobilisation Officer at every opportunity
Qualifications and experience:
Essential
  • Prior experience working in a health care, social work or international development projects with community volunteers
  • Experience on project implementation at field level in the public health sector, preferably with community volunteers
  • Prior experience working with at least one of the projects target groups, cross border communities, migrant mobile populations, forest goers and ethnic communities
Desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree in health care area
Work-based skills:
Essential
  • Sound knowledge of the target areas
  • Ability to travel in challenging remote areas by moto/boat as required
  • Ability using MS Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Basic written skills in English
  • Proven ability to work remotely and with minimal supervision
  • Strong commitment and work ethic
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to maintain strong relationships with community and partners
  • Ability to managing competing work demands, good time management and coordination skills
Desirable
  • Ability to speak local languages
  • Prior experience working with local and provincial authorities
  • Experience in participating of malaria prevention and control projects

kindly apply through email address: hr.cambodia@malariaconsortium.org

Moreinfo: https://www.malariaconsortium.org/pages/work-with-us.htm

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