COUNSELORS – BOTSWANA FAMILY WELFARE ASSOCIATION (BOFWA)

 

Job description

Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA) is looking to fill the following position:
Counselors (2 Kanye, 1 Gaborone)

Main purpose of the Job:
To provide comprehensive counseling services to OVCs and their Caregivers in each district and to link them to care, in line with the goal and objectives of the project.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Mobilize OVC (communities, adolescents, youth and young mothers) to access care services
    Support Community Health Providers to conduct comprehensive family care assessment among communities
  • Conduct home visits to provide comprehensive SRHR services
  • Link clients to health and socio-economic care services
  • Together with the project teams and other Implementing Partners working in the area, identify and map the community’s needs
  • Together with project teams and other Implementing Partners working in the area, facilitate community conversations
  • Together with the project team, other Implementing Partners and communities link OVC to care services
  • In coordination with the community leaders, and together with the Technical Officers, participate in engaging communities in healthy conversations.
  • In coordination with the project team (Social Worker), plan and document targets reached and maintain clients data and submit reports in collaboration with the project team
  • Participate in identification and set up of the training venues, including the logistical aspects for the same
  • Provide written and concise reports for all training and community outreach activities undertaken
  • Provide weekly monthly reports to the M&E and project officer

Requirements

  • BGCSE and Minimum Certificate in Counseling
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • People skills/interpersonal skills
  • Highly professional, Self motivated and innovative
  • ICT skills
  • Timely delivery of set targets
  • Teamwork
  • Experience in community mobilization approaches
  • Working knowledge of the respective language of the communities

Company profile

Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA) is a National non-governmental organization (NGO) and member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) BOFWA working to provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information, services and advocate for the rights of adolescents/youth, orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) and Key Populations.

Overall Project mission
In 2016 BOFWA entered into an agreement with PCI International, to implement a PEPFAR funded OVC Project PCI led partnership in two of the seven PEPFAR high priority scale-up districts – greater Gaborone and Southern (entailing Gaborone, Moshupa, Kanye, Lerolwana, Selokolla, Gasita ). The overall mission of the project is to improve the health and social status for vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), children and adolescents living with HIV, and HIV-exposed infants, especially infants of young mothers, contributing to the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals for Botswana. The OVC Project seeks to provide targeted, evidence-based and comprehensive OVC care and service interventions that empower families, strengthen community support structures to identify and protect OVC.

Closing date and application instructions
Interested candidates send your CV, cover letter indicating education and experience to:

The CEO
BOFWA
PO Box 00100 Gaborone

Email: bofwa@bofwa.org.bw

Or hand deliver plot 23789 Phase 4 G/West

Closing date: 11th November 2016
Location :Kanye & Gaborone