Community Health Specialist

Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Community Health Specialist will work with the community health teams who support the clinical interventions in Neno District through community mobilization and education, village health workers (VHWs), and a program that supports social and economic rights (POSER). This fellow will work directly with the managers of these programs to do quality improvement projects, help with data management systems, support development of training curriculum and educational messaging, and assist in actualization of key PIH/APZU strategic priorities in the community health department.


  • Support quality improvement projects across the community health department
  • Work with the community health managers and monitoring and evaluation team, assist in creation, maintenance, and improvement of data management systems and monitoring in community health programs
  • Assist community health managers in program evaluation as well as research where applicable, supporting the development of abstracts and posters for local and international dissemination
  • Work with community health managers to create work plans and make recommendations on program improvements
  • Support development of community messaging and training curriculum in community health
  • Help liaise across the community programs and to the clinical department to best align efforts, measurement, and improvement, particularly for new initiatives
  • Help with planning and execution for key activities in the community health department
  • Assist with implementation and measurement of new and innovative ideas in the community health department

Desired Skills and Experience:

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Background in economics, or development studies with interest in public health, preferred
  • Minimum two years of experience providing administrative or coordination and logistics support
  • Familiarity with community-based initiatives
  • Demonstrated data analysis skills
  • Expert skills in Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation
  • Ability to be flexible, think creatively, and manage competing priorities
  • Involvement with program planning and implementation
  • Demonstrated maturity and good judgment
  • Comfortable living in a rural area with ability to take initiative and work with minimal direction
  • Ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff
  • Previous experience in resource-limited settings

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