• VMMC District Demand Creation Officer

    Location ZA
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/7/2018 7:13 PM)
    Job ID
    International Positions
  • Overview

    The Demand Creation Officer ensures provision of district demand creation activities as advised by the Demand Creation Coordinator implementation strategy to achieve maximum demand to meet VMMC targets.


    An Officer may be appointed to serve one or two districts, as such applicants must be prepared to be based at any of the following stipulated district areas:

    1. KZN Province (uMgungundlovu, uThukela, uMkhanyakude, uGu, King Cetshwayo/uThungulu, eThekwini)
    2. Western Cape (City of Cape Town)




    Implementation of MMC Demand Creation Activities

    • Implement MMC demand creation activities which are in line with Jhpiego strategy at district level
    • Periodically monitor demand creation activities against indicators and set targets
    • Develop and implement appropriate plans to reach all communities in urban, rural, farms, villages, locations and other residential areas with MMC mobilization e.g. outreaches, campaigns, and gatherings
    • Work with clinical teams to evenly distribute and deploy linkage navigators and mobilizers to cover all district geographical areas
    • Implement plans to target different population age group with relevant MMC messages and mobilization in the communities
    • Identify men infested areas within the communities and utilize appropriate MMC mobilization and recruitment strategy
    • Select relevant and appropriate MMC recruitment strategy to utilized paying attention to community traditional and religious factors
    • Supply of appropriate and adequate MMC IEC materials to teams to supplement MMC information dissemination
    • Make sure that every time MMC demand creation procedures are of quality standards, they follow steps and procedures outlined in each mobilization/recruitment strategy
    • Engagement with stakeholders (DoH, partners) to achieve program targets and deliverables
    • Review current methodologies and seek opportunities to gain additional sectors
    • Be able to apply appropriate activity adjustments during peak and low seasons to maintain maximum outputs

    Monitoring of MMC Demand Creation Progress and Reporting

    • Ensure that targets are appropriately set based on geographic areas, teams and individual mobilizers
    • Conduct weekly and monthly MMC feedback meetings with teams to discuss progress
    • Send reports timeously
    • Receive reports from linkage officers and mobilizers timeously
    • Assess effectiveness of current demand creation strategies and advocate for alternative strategies in making sure that MMC targets are reached
    • Provide inputs and a high level summary reporting of MMC activity in order to improve the service delivery of MMC and quality of reports

    Planning and Organising

    • Plan and organize monthly MMC demand creation events within the district(s)
    • Work with MMC coordinators to align the demand creation plan with MMC clinical team schedules (vice versa) for proper coordination
    • Engage relevant stakeholders in planning, implementation and reviewing of MMC campaigns, outreaches, mobile and camps
    • Assist in planning and implementation of MMC community awareness campaigns by providing information/messages through IEC materials, hailers and word of mouth
    • Plan and organize an effective and efficient “spot on” MMC client system which will enable an immediate MMC service at a nearby site for a client willing/wanting MMC
    • Organize relevant demand creation supplies, equipment and personnel for planned MMC events

    Staff, Equipment and Supplies Management

    • Manage, monitor and supervise all sub-district and site based linkage navigators and mobilizers
    • Develop, manage, monitor and keep inventory for all demand creation asserts, supplies, materials and equipment allocated to the district
    • Conduct monthly ordering and printing of IEC materials, registers, pamphlets, posters and other consumables utilized for demand creation activities

    Required Qualifications

    • Certificate in Project Management / Public Relations / Marketing and Communications / Health / HIV related background
    • 2 years’ experience in marketing, communication, organising or PR (campaigns, presentations, door to door, social media etc.)
    • Experience in HIV and men’s sexual health mobilisations, campaigns
    • Ability to work independently, under pressure and efficiently
    • Proficiency in local languages                                                                                    
    • Sound interpersonal skills and must be able to engage with MMC stakeholders, community, traditional and political leaders
    • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Creativity and Innovation            
    • Excellent time and staff management skills
    • Ability to network at events
    • Leadership
    • Valid driver’s license 


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