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Health Promoters

As a health promoter you will assess, define, implement and supervise all Health Promotion and Community Engagement (HPCE) activities in the project area. These activities are aimed towards increasing the community’s knowledge on health (risks), improving current health practices, promoting MSF services and supporting preventive activities with community collaboration.
 
This will be achieved through outreach activities bridging project and targeted population, while respecting the culture and practices of different communities to optimize our information, education and communication strategies. You will analyse local culture, traditions and health perception to support the social mapping and adapt effective health practices while maintaining a strong link to our medical activities. Responsibilities also include developing and adapting our HP-material according your analyses to ensure relevance, adequacy and comprehension. As this is a supervising role, other crucial elements are recruitment, training, evaluation and development of the (local) HP staff of the project.
 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Compliance with Essential Criteria for all potential Field Workers
  • Tertiary qualifications in social sciences, social communication, health promotion or related studies
  • Broad experience in health education, or other relevant fields, working with diverse communities
  • Field experience in health promotion or other relevant fields in a developing country or with vulnerable and culturally diverse populations, ideally with an NGO
  • Available to work in the field for a minimum of 9 months

ASSETS

  • Experience in qualitative research, ideally in a developing country
  • Familiarity with tropical diseases / infectious diseases
  • French or Arabic language skills

All Australian and New Zealand field worker applications are processed through our Sydney office.

For information on living allowances, see Benefits and Opportunities.

Ready to apply

Please view the Essential Criteria for all profiles. 

If you are ready to apply you can start an application using the link below. Allow approximately 1 hour and please have ready your CV and motivation letter. 

If you’re not yet ready to apply, use the link below to register to receive updates from our Field Human Resources team including information on upcoming recruitment events.