10 Peer Educators job at The Trans Youth Initiative

JOB DETAILS:
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Duty Station: Mbarara (with frequent field travels)
Duration: 3 years

Job Summary
Peer Educators are vital to our outreach and community engagement efforts. In this role, you will work directly with community members to raise awareness, provide education, and foster understanding around issues of gender equality and health rights. This position is ideal for youths with-in the Key Population fraternity who are passionate about community work and have a strong desire to make a positive impact in their local areas.

Major duties and Responsibilities
1. Actively conduct outreach initiatives within various community settings to promote health education and gender equality awareness. Utilize engaging and culturally appropriate methods to effectively communicate key messages and foster community involvement.
2. Design and deliver essential training sessions on health and gender rights to community members. Focus on improving understanding, dispelling myths, and reducing stigma associated with gender diversity and health issues. Tailor educational content to meet the specific needs of different audience groups.
3. Facilitate and manage regular support group meetings that offer a safe, confidential, and supportive environment for community members to share experiences, discuss challenges, and explore solutions. Employ facilitation techniques that encourage participation and foster a sense of community and mutual support.
4. Coordinate the distribution of educational materials and health resources within the community. Ensure that resources are accessible to all segments of the community and are distributed in an organized and equitable manner.
5. Systematically collect feedback from all community engagement activities. Analyze and compile insights to share with project managers, helping to refine and enhance outreach efforts. Use feedback to adapt strategies and develop more effective programs that resonate with community needs.
6. Take an active role in organizing and participating in community events and workshops that align with the project’s goals. Assist in all phases of event planning, from conceptualization to execution, ensuring that events are well-organized and achieve their intended impact.

Relevant qualifications, skills and experiences
1. Demonstrated experience in community outreach, health education, or closely related fields. A proven track record of successfully engaging with community members and facilitating impactful educational or health-related initiatives.
2. Applicants should have lived experience within the community and must demonstrate a deep understanding of and commitment to the rights and challenges of the Key Population community.
3. A high school certificate or a relevant certificate is required. Additional education, certifications, or training in community development, public health, social work, or related disciplines is highly valued, as it indicates a deeper understanding of the underlying issues and methodologies for community work.
4. Exceptional communication abilities, both verbal and written, with the skill to engage effectively with diverse groups. Capable of adjusting communication styles to suit different audiences and facilitating discussions clearly and respectfully.
5. Demonstrated ability to navigate and address sensitive issues related to gender and health with tact and empathy.
6. High levels of empathy and resilience, with a robust motivation to support and educate others. Should possess a strong ethical foundation, patience, and dedication to empower individuals from diverse backgrounds.
7. Fluency in local languages is crucial for effective communication within the community. This skill is essential for conducting outreach and educational sessions that are accessible and impactful.
8. Ability to work well within a team setting, contributing to a collaborative work environment, and supporting colleagues in joint initiatives and problem-solving.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
a. All positions require deep understanding of cultural sensitivities related to gender and health issues in diverse settings as well as commitment to upholding high ethical standards in personal and official engagements.
b. The agency celebrates gender and inclusivity in all its forms, so as an equal-opportunity employer, welcomes all applicants from diverse environments.
c. All candidates MUST exhibit excellent verbal and written communication skills in English as is essential for drafting high-quality reports and communicating with partners and stakeholders.
d. Proficiency in local languages specifically dialects used in Central and Western Uganda is highly beneficial for effective stakeholder engagement and fieldwork.
e. All applicants shall need to demonstrate computer proficiency especially use of basic packages and both knowledge and appreciation of modern social media and on-line communication programs.
f. Ability to ride a motorcycle shall be an additional advantage

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
a. Full applications in form of (i) Detailed CV (i) detailed motivational letter and (iii) relevant certifications, all AS ONE COMBINED PDF DOCUMENT, to preserve formatting, must be email to info@tyiuganda.org
b. Only suitable and eligible candidates whose applications are received before the deadline will be contacted. Applicants are encouraged to provide right and accurate information.
c. Applicants must ensure that in the SUBJECT line of their email, they clearly indicate the position being applied for and their names in full e.g “Advocacy Officer – Dr. Ocean Joe”. This shall help to ensure that your application is promptly and properly sorted by the respective assessment committees.
d. All positions carry a highly competitive package to suitably qualified and motivated successful applicants.
e. Deadline: All application must be received by 21st June 2024 before 5:00pm EAT

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