District DREAMS Facilitator
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8 District DREAMS Facilitators, with strong program coordination and communication skills and experience in HIV and AIDS programs, youth development, health behavior change, reproductive health, or community health education, are needed to work closely with the National AIDS and Health Promotion Agency (NAHPA) at the district level in Botswana to work with DREAMS implementing partners to assist with district coordination, monitoring, and evaluation. The Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) will also prepare the ground for the arrival of two-year volunteers and provide support once those volunteers are at site. The PCRVs will assist in rolling out the program to the district, sensitizing and training stakeholders, establishing systems and coordinating, collaborating and communicating with implementing partners across the district.
The PCRVs will collaborate with the District DREAMS Ambassador and the District AIDS Coordinator, as well as implementing partners, to assist in implementing the DREAMS program in the district, build the capacity of the Ambassador, sensitize and train stakeholders, establish systems and coordination, and promote the program and its component services across the district. The PCRVs will also identify and address implementation challenges occurring on the ground and work with partners to resolve issues. The goal of this assignment is to support the implementation of evidence-based combination prevention interventions that target vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), their families, communities and sex partners with the ultimate goal of protecting the AGYW from HIV infection.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Botswana together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
National AIDS and Health Promotion Agency (NAHPA)
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences and other related fields
• Experience in HIV and AIDS programs, youth development, health behavior change, reproductive health, or community health education
• Strong experience in coordination
• Demonstrated commitment to capacity strengthening of local stakeholders
• Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal communication skills
• Strong planning and problem solving skills and creative thinking
• Self-motivated, forward thinking, and able to analyze challenges and gaps
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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