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Program Mentors

Healthy Learners

This is a Full-time position in Lusaka posted 16/12/2021.

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# Job Description

TITLE: Program Mentor

LOCATION : Lusaka, Kitwe, Choma and Kabwe

BACKGROUND

Healthy Learners is an award-winning non-profit organization committed to
improving the health of children in Zambia and beyond. We partner directly
with the government and local communities in Zambia so that school children
can stay healthy, learn effectively and have a brighter future.

School-aged children in low resource settings suffer from a high burden of
disease and lack access to even basic , which causes otherwise
preventable and curable illnesses to frequently result in life-long health
challenges or disability. In the short term, these illnesses contribute to
school absenteeism, poor academic performance and high drop-out rates. In the
long term, they undermine physical, cognitive and emotional development and
hinder economic prosperity.

Healthy Learners is bridging this gap in Zambia through our unique model of
school-based community health. By training teachers to be community health
workers and making schools entry points into the public healthcare system,
children now receive medical attention in substantially greater numbers,
improving health outcomes and reducing absenteeism. We currently serve 250,000
students in Lusaka and, with our program now adopted by the government as
policy, we are working with the Zambian government to scale nationally.

THE OPPORTUNITY

As we prepare to enter a new and exciting period of growth, we are looking for
talented, self-driven, and dedicated Program Mentors for our site locations.
The Program Mentors are responsible for supporting implementation and
monitoring of the school health program and to provide mentorship and
technical support to implementing partners e.g. classroom teachers, school
administrators and health facility staff. A strong candidate should be
passionate for the mission of Healthy Learners and have a great work ethic,
high energy, excellent verbal communication skills and experience in clinical
care. The job will require the successful candidate to spend the majority of
his/her time in the field at partner schools.

Essential/Primary Responsibilities:

–>Monitor implementation of the school health programme and identify technical support needs
–>Review data, reports and performance action plans for schools
–>Observe the performance of school health teachers and provide technical support and mentorship on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
–>Clinical assessments including bedside manner and use of
–>ThinkMDDrug distribution
–>Referrals
–>Health Room
–>Health
–>Implementation of the Buddy System
–>Support school administrators, school health teachers and other classroom teachers to implement improvement strategies
–>Provide one-to-one mentorship to school health teachers, encouraging those that are performing well and supporting those experiencing challenges.
–>Prepare daily write-ups of site-visits to document key observations, recommendations made, and plans for follow-up
–>Work with the Program Coordinator and Program Officers to develop a schedule of site visits and accompanying work plan
–>Inform the program coordinator and/or responsible program officer of any challenges and advise if a meeting with the school administrator is necessary
–>Recommend and complete follow-up visits to schools that require further mentorship
–>Support monthly mentorship meetings and other programme activities for teachers, school admin and health facility staff as required
–>Work with the Program’s department to provide technical support to school health mentors in order to strengthen their mentorship skills and understanding of the program
–>Any other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

–>Diploma in a clinical practice field e.g. nursing, environmental health, public health
–>At least 2 years’ experience working in a clinical setting e.g. clinic, hospital
–>Willingness to travel and spend time in communities at different schools and program locations
–>A motorbike driver’s license or willingness to learn is a plus

Expected Skills :

–>Commitment to a strong and consistent partner focus philosophy and able to relate well to various community stakeholders
–>High degree of humility and emotional intelligence
–>Ability to convey a professional and positive attitude with a courteous and efficient manner.
–>Excellent oral communication skills with the ability to clearly and effectively deliver feedback and recommendations
–>Ability to maintain a professional standard of interpersonal communication; including reporting, facilitation and conflict resolution
–>skills, with ability to relate well with educators, health workers and members of the community
–>Ability to explain issues and requirements in simple terms
–>Well organized and consistent in setting, prioritizing and meeting realistic deadlines
–>Proven ability to work with limited supervision
–>Effective time management and project management skills
–>An interest in and the ability to mentor on health and other programme related matters

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Email:: jobs.program@healthylearners.org

Interested applicants should email their **CV** and **1 page cover letter**
stating clearly which town they are applying for to
**jobs.program@healthylearners.org.** Applications will be reviewed on a
rolling basis.

All application must be addressed to;

The Vice President of Operations

Healthy Learners

Olympia Extension

Lusaka

Note: You can learn more about our work by visiting www.healthylearners.org

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