COMMUNITY FACILITATOR (16 POSITIONS)
Zambian Youth Platform is looking to recruit innovative, motivated and self-driven individuals to fill (16) community facilitator positions.
Reports to: Programmes Officer
Location: Kalabo, Kaoma, Limulunga, Luampa, Lukulu, Mitete, Mongu, Mulobezi, Mwandi, Nalolo, Nkeyema, Senanga, Sesheke, Shango’mbo, Sikongo and Sioma
The Community Accountability Projects, (W-CAP and Y-CAP) are multi-year projects which seek to embark on Community Led Monitoring (CLM) in seven stated districts. The CLM implementation will be based on the ZYP accountability framework to generate evidence through CLM also known as community based research – Community-based research which is essential for ensuring that policy-makers and program planners are well informed as to: (1) the health needs of the communities that their policies and programmes are aimed to reach; and (2) the real impact, availability, accessibility, affordability, acceptability, quality and effectiveness of the health services and policies they currently are (or plan to be) delivering. Beyond informing others, community-based research is also an important source of information for communities to guide services, advocacy and actions.
The position of Community Facilitator is part of ZYP strategy to ensure adolescents and young people are placed at the center of the health response to warrant instant feedback and utilization of local solutions which come from the communities themselves.
The community facilitators are required to provide the link between ZYP and the community in areas where the project activities are implemented. This is to ensure facilitation of all the Western Community Accountability Project (WCAP) activities done within the community are helping and improving health programmes in terms of strengthening community participation in their health outcomes and improved data for quality programme decisions. Additionally, the community facilitators must be able to live in the community as part of ZYP’s national Strategy which ensure community project ownership.
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