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  • Posted: Sep 10, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • BroadReach is a data-driven solutions company recognized internationally for its work with governments, NGOs and their contractors, donors and private-sector companies to improve social, economic and health outcomes for underserved populations around the globe. BroadReach Vantage is the only cloud platform built for emerging markets, combining evidence-bas...
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    Coach Mpilo Squad Leader

    Purpose of the position

    • Provide oversight of expert patient support and real-life examples of the ability to lead a normal life to men living with HIV if they get onto and adhere to ARV treatment within a sub-district cluster.
    • Squad Leaders support coaches to provide patient-centred, community-based support to male clients that require intensified counselling, one-on-one education and follow-up, to navigate them successfully through to self-sufficient management of their illness.  They support coaches to provide peer-based, experiential-based support and counselling inclusive of treatment adherence counselling, encouragement and support to honour clinical appointments for initiation or follow up, and provide assistance to address multiple psychosocial and/or health related needs.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Support the identification and recruitment of up to 20 coaches from the community in the identified areas based on the criteria as outlined in the Coach Mpilo role description
    • Provide training in groups and mentorship to the coaches utilising the Coach Mpilo curriculum and relevant case management material, as well as training on the reporting required
    • Ensure that every Coach has marketing materials and the tools required to function
    • Facilitate the introduction of new coaches to the facility(ies) in their catchment area
    • Support coaches to collaborate effectively with the facility(ies) in their catchment area to recruit and retain the required number of men as a minimum; and to ensure the timeous submission of information to relevant clinic staff by Coaches
    • Be available to provide support and advice to the coach, stepping in to assist if a coach cannot find a solution to a player’s challenge
    • Receive, monitor and analyze Coach feedback on a weekly basis; Problem solve issues raised by Coaches and if unable to solve escalate to Project Manager or Implementation partner if necessary
    • Monitor the performance of the coaches; collecting relevant information on a weekly basis.
    • Collate and compile ‘Coach Mpilo update reports’ and send to the PHC Area Manager and the National Technical Advisor responsible for Finding and Engaging Men
    • Conduct supervision sessions with each Coach every 2 weeks.
    • Build a database of challenges and solutions based on discussions with coaches and other Squad Leaders

    Qualifications
    Essential qualifications  

    • Matric or Higher educational qualification
    • Proven comfort with disclosing positive HIV status.  Must have long-term treatment success and been on treatment for at least 12 months with viral suppression

    Desirable qualifications  

    • Lay counsellor certificate
    • Knowledge of basic HIV and HIV counselling experience
    • Experience & skills
    • Non-negotiable: In-depth experience in managing coaches in the Coach Mpilo programme with oversight for a minimum of 500 MLHIV
    • Proven administrative experience
    • Good writing and proven reporting skills
    • Experience working closely within communities with a good understanding of the nuances linked to successful roll-out of community initiatives
    • Experience working with HIV and Men’s health issues
    • Personal qualities & Behavioural competencies
    • Proven leadership abilities, self-starting and problem-solving capabilities
    • Communicates well and builds relationships with team members, facility and sub-district staff built on trust and confidentiality
    • Can persuade, convince and inspire others to take action
    • Maintains confidentiality
    • Has a customer centric mindset

     Capabilities

    • Winning, Enabling and Delivery of Projects
    • Opportunity Development, Capture Management, Proposal Development, Organized, Disciplined, Analytical
    • People Leadership/Self Leadership
    • Selections, Development, Delegation, Example, Self-Confidence, Independently responsible, Curiosity, Change Management
    • Strategic and Holistic Decision Making
    • Governance and legal awareness, Financial acumen, Risk management, Strategic perspective

    Relationship Management

    • Institutional Representations, Taking the long view, Building common ground, Mutual respect, Responsiveness, Standing for the other, Engagement

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to BroadReach on broadreachcorporation.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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