Health Communications Expert

Project Description

Anova Health Institute in South Africa has requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as Health Communications Experts. The ANOVA\\APACE Program (Gauteng and Western Cape) and the Hanyani Bophelo Program (Limpopo) both aim to accelerate and sustain epidemic control in the target districts through a data-driven, people-centered and evidence-informed approach. Critical to the project’s success is addressing gaps in treatment literacy among people receiving HIV treatment and caregivers of children on treatment. Anova supports distribution of treatment literacy materials and communication campaigns.

The PCRVs will provide support to the Limpopo team to develop and implement treatment literacy campaigns, including the development and testing of treatment literacy materials (video, print, online, radio, etc.) – ensuring locally appropriate messaging around U=U, viral load testing, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, etc. The PCRVs will also create systems to track completion of activities and monitor and report on results of the capacity development project.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in South Africa together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Anova Health Institute

Required Skills

• Master’s degree in Public Health, marketing, communications, project management, or other relevant field
• Expertise in social behavior change communication (SBCC), social marketing
• 2-3 years of project management experience
• Willingness to travel

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.

Serving in South Africa

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Medical Considerations

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