Première Urgence Internationale is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. Première Urgence Internationale relies on 30 years of field experience in 50 countries in crisis, as well as on the complementarity of its medical and non-medical expertise, to adapt its programs to each context and to the real needs of the most vulnerable populations.
The association leads in average 180 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. Première Urgence Internationale is providing assistance to around 4 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and France.
The Community Health Worker is a direct link between Première Urgence Internationale and the targeted communities where PUI health and MHPSS activities are implemented. He/she implements sensitization campaign under supervision of the CHW Team Leader in order to spread Health and Mental Health messages designed in collaboration with the Project Manager.
S/he is responsible for identifying cases in need to be referred to specialized services with the support of the Health Officer; promoting the access to health care and MHPSS services for those people with reduced access such as individuals with disabilities, elderly people and pregnant women among others.
Responsibilities and scope of duties
- Health and hygiene promotion activities at community level about relevant health topics, including but not limited to reproductive health, NCDs and communicable diseases, hygiene promotion and mental health awareness sessions
- Identification of patients within the community in need for referrals.
- Ensure a good link between the camp population, and the field teams.
- Sensitise regularly the camp population on topics decided by the project manager
- Participate regularly in training sessions & team meetings
Specific goals and related activities
1. IDENTIFICATION OF PATIENTS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY IN NEED FOR REFERRAL
- Under the supervision of the CHW team leader and ultimately of the Health Officer, the CHW is responsible to identify the patients in the community with health conditions that need to be referred to health facilities, and/or other partners/NGOs, for more advanced services that are not available in the area.
- Conduct household visits to identify people with reduced mobility and promote their access to services
- Strengthen the link between the population in the camp and the field teams in order to promote the access to health care and mental health services
2. CONDUCT HEALTH PROMOTION AND AWARENESS SESSIONS
- Ensure regular sensitization to the camp population on topics decided with the Health Project Manager/Health Officer in collaboration with the CHW Team Leader, which may include topics about reproductive health, NCDs and communicable diseases, hygiene promotion awareness sessions, and other topics as per the identified needs.
- Bring the attention of the community to the MHPSS services provided by the field teams within the camp and informal settlement.
- Track the attendance of beneficiaries filling attendance sheets after each session
- Report the outcomes of the sessions to the Team Leader
- Suggest improvements and new topics for future sessions
- Conduct surveys upon request of the Health Officer/ Health Project Manager.
3. OTHER TASKS
- Participate regularly in training sessions or information sessions provided by the Health Team
- Participate in regularly team meetings
|Required knowledge and skills|
|Education / Training||– Graduated from High School||– Training in health / hygiene or protection related topics|
|Professional experience||– Experience with NGO
– Experience in community health work / outreach activities
|Knowledge and skills
| – Ability to solve problems, find practical solutions, and to adapt.
– Good communication skills
– Strong organizational skills and autonomy
|Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission)|
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- How to apply APPLICATION PROCESS In order to submit an application, all candidates are invited to fill the following google form by clicking on the link below: https://goo.gl/forms/kTZTyWp00SZq7Qvz2 Premiere Urgence will proceed to the preselection of candidates on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close the advertisement as soon as a candidate is identified for the position. Therefore, you are kindly invited to submit your application as soon as possible. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Kindly note that all applications received by email or by paper will not be considered. Only those submitted through the application link will be processed. Premiere Urgence International thank you for your interest in the organization.