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Community Wellness Coordinator at Rafiki wa Maendeleo

Community Wellness Coordinator at Rafiki wa Maendeleo

11 September, 2019

Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust is an organization operating in rural Rarieda District. The organization began as a grass-root CBO in 2003 to assist orphaned children and youth through community empowerment. We are currently seeking to recruit talented, progressive and team-oriented individuals to fill the position of Community Wellness Coordinator for a 2 years contract period.

Purpose Of The Position

The Community Wellness Coordinator will oversee the implementation and development of a holistic community wellness program called I READ in local 6 schools.

Responsibilities

  • Project Oversight (Assists the Programs Manager with the implementation and development of the I READ program components.
  • Financial Responsibility for budgeting, cash requisitions and stores requisitions.
  • Life Skills & Reproductive Health Training
  • Organizes and facilitates learning events including provision of a safe place to learn and explore sensitive issues including GBV to address harmful gender stereotypes and gender related issues as well as to learn about acceptable/unacceptable behaviors.
  • Liaises with school staff for mentorship and capacity building of teaching staff on GBV and related life-skills as needed.
  • Identifies and builds opportunities and spaces for youth to build their own programming and social networks.
  • Actively maintains the internal referral system to ensure beneficiaries are provided with maximum support from the organization’s pool of expertise or outside government/private agencies.
  • Organize the projects participation in relevant internal and external activities.

Qualifications

  • Level of education: At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Education or any Social Science discipline focused on Life Skills development.
  • Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications: Life Skills Training, Sexual Reproductive Health Training or Project Management

Other desired competencies

  • Excellent organization, time and general management, facilitation and training skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, forward thinking and creative. with ability to build harmonious relationships with the trainees, staff, and the community.
  • Forward thinking and creative approaches to addressing general child and youth concerns.
  • Excellent intercultural orientation as well as high integrity and confidentiality.
  • Job experience: At least three (3) years’ experience in a similar position with 2 years supervisory experience

Special Working Conditions

  • The incumbent may periodically work long and odd hours to meet deadlines and/or respond to specific situations. Travel to the 6 local schools and other project sites in the community will be required on a regular basis.

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