HIV/AIDS Education Facilitator

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

Seven HIV/AIDS Education Facilitators, who have experience working in HIV outreach or sexual health are needed to work closely with the district-level Ministry of General Education (MoGE), and other key stakeholders, to implement Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculum in schools. Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) will work with the Ministry of Education and teachers at selected DREAMS schools in order to support the successful roll out of evidence-based, culturally relevant and age-appropriate CSE, for girls and boys in grades 5-12. The PCRVs will host workshops to bring teachers from targeted schools together to learn about CSE and the DREAMS program within their district and gain skills on how CSE can be integrated in day to day lessons.

The PCRVs will support the roll-out of the CSE National Framework by conducting project start-up activities, which are critical to successful implementation. Additionally, they will be expected to establish working relationships with district MoGE officials, mapping and assessing government schools in DREAMS zones, and conducting focus groups at schools to determine progress of CSE roll-out. As needed, the PCRVs will assist with facilitating the distribution of CSE materials and resources to schools that have not yet received them and identify additional opportunities for school-based support and interventions to complement CSE curriculum, such as working with the guidance counselor to offer regular sessions focused on life skills, integrating messages of HIV-prevention into existing extra-curricular school groups, bringing together teachers from different schools to share challenges and lessons learned. The goal of this assignment is to train and support teachers and MoGE district-level leadership in the CSE curriculum and strengthen referral systems of adolescent girls and young women from schools to clinical and community health services and safe spaces.

Partner Information

Ministry of General Education (MoGE)

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Public Health, Psychology, Biology, or related field
• Three years of experience working in HIV outreach or sexual health
• Experience working in a classroom setting
• Computer skills: MS Office, Excel, social media

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 in Zambia

  • Zambia may not be able to support Volunteers  with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood;  gastroenterology; insulin-dependent diabetes; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; some types of gynecologic support; seizure disorder, peanut allergies; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten; peanut.
  • After arrival in Zambia, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

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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