Position Title: Peer Education Programme Junior Facilitator
By harnessing the positive influence young people can have amongst their peers, HACT’s Peer Education programme seeks to develop a generation of young leaders equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to act as proactive agents for social change within their schools and communities.
Currently run in three key partner high schools located in the Valley of 1000 hills, HACT’s Peer Education programme continues to play a crucial role in achieving HACT’s vision of an AIDS-free future for all through affecting changes in attitudes and social behavior and building a sustainable support system for orphaned and vulnerable youth, including those living with HIV/AIDS.
Through intensive education, training and mentorship, our highly motivated peer educators are systematically tackling some of the endemic risk factors which are currently stifling the development of young people in our local communities including; poverty, gender-based violence, teenage pregnancy, poor school performance, mental health issues and drug and alcohol abuse.
The facilitator will fulfil the description of being a Role Model, Educator, Mentor, and a Counsellor.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
- Facilitate HACT’s Peer Education programme for high school youth in selected schools as per set programme curriculum and deliverables
- Facilitate training, learning and awareness sessions with peer educators and within the schools acting as a youth mentor and guide
- Maintain healthy and supportive working relations with the other Education team members, and work together for successful overall delivery of HACT’s Education programme
- Complete written monitoring and evaluation reports and daily timesheets and submit timeously as required
- Represent HACT and closely liaise with and maintain positive working relationships with partner schools’ management and staff
- Maintain ethical and professional boundaries and engagement with learners at all times
- Pass on information to Education Coordinators regarding children with special needs or circumstances needing additional assistance or services from HACT or its local partners
- Collect data and prepare regular reports and impact stories on programme activities
- Participate in special events including awareness and mobilization events, after-hours and on weekends at schools or in the community
- Actively participate in weekly meetings and planning sessions with the Peer Education programme team
- Lead by example in your personal and professional life as a positive and healthy mentor and role model to young people
- Attend in-house or outsourced training programmes or workshops and assist with any other duties as and when requested by your Supervisor
Skills and Qualifications:
- Completed Matric
- Tertiary qualification would be an advantage
- Previous experience working or volunteering with youth would be highly desirable
- Previous experience facilitating youth life skills would be highly desirable
- Knowledgeable on HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, youth work readiness and life skills related issues
- Live in or close to the communities of Embo, Inchanga & Molweni
- Must have strong leadership skills
- Be passionate about empowering, mentoring & supporting young people
- Be comfortable with promoting healthy living in both your professional and personal life
- Able to work flexible hours including afternoons, early evenings and or on weekends as needed
Suitably qualified candidates wanting to apply must submit the following in order for their application to be considered:
- A cover letter detailing their motivation
- A copy of your CV
Candidates can drop off their applications in person at HACT’s reception during business hours OR submit via email to: email@example.com.
Please do NOT apply via Facebook and only apply if you meet the minimum application criteria.
The deadline for applications is 4pm on Monday, the 15th November 2021.
If you have had no response within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.