HIV Communication Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as an HIV Communication Specialist for the National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA) in the Kingdom of Eswatini. NERCHA’s mandate is to work towards the vision of ending AIDS as identified in the national strategic framework. For the country to achieve that goal, there should be consistent communication with the public. Therefore the organization realized there is need for ground-breaking communication and new thinking in communication strategy to motivate and invigorate action for ending AIDS. The assistance of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to provide new innovative thinking and approaches for NERCHA’s Communications Department.

The HIV Communication Specialist, with a degree in Communications or relevant social behavioral science and three years of experience in Communications (preferably related to health programs), is needed to work with NERCHA staff on how best to align the Communications Department to achieve the national goal. The PCRV will improve internal communication strategies; design communication SOPs, materials, and tools; and train NERCHA staff. The goal of the assignment is to help build NERCHA’s capacity to work in collaboration with local stakeholders to mobilize people to work towards the country’s vision of ending AIDS.

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 eSwatini together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA)

Required Skills

• 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
• Degree in Communications or relevant social behavioral science
• Experience in graphic design and website management
• Training and presentation skills
• Minimum of three years of experience in Communications, preferably related to health programs
• Flexibility in working for under resourced settings
• Flexible to travel across the country while fulfilling the requirements of the position.
• Team player
• Good communication skills

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.

Medical Considerations

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.


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