Posted on :
19 Jul, 2019
19 Jul, 2019
mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based NGO that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families across eight sub-Saharan countries. m2m trains, employs, and helps empower HIV-positive women to work as community healthcare workers in understaffed health centres and underserved communities. Through a peer-to-peer approach, these ‘Mentor Mothers’ deliver a range of health services, advice, and support to women and their families. Started in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001 with an initial focus on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, m2m has innovated and built on its strengths and now provides family-centred support for a range of related health and social issues spanning pregnancy, birth, childhood, and adolescence.
It also partners with governments and other NGOs on the adoption of its programme to spread the Mentor Mother Model and its benefits. m2m has a track record of scaling its services and proven impact. In 2017, m2m and its partners enrolled 2.3 million new clients. m2m has virtually eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV among the enrolled clients it serves directly for the last four years, with an average transmission rate of just 1.6%, while 97% of children in its ECD programmes meet all of their development milestones at 12 months. For more, visit www.m2m.org.
m2m is recruiting in Malawi for the anticipated USAID-funded project PREVENTION – EMPOWER. The goal of the project is preventing new Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) infections in targeted populations in PEPFAR priority districts in Malawi. The PREVENTION EMPOWER will strive to increase use of proven, high impact, HIV prevention interventions by high-risk and underserved populations, especially men and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). A further objective is to identify undiagnosed HIV-infected persons (HIV “case-finding”) and link them to life-saving anti-retroviral treatment (ART).
The DREAMS AGYW services and HIV case finding COP shall provide overall leadership, strategic vision and direction, program management and oversight, and will serve as principal liaison to USAID and national MoH staff
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Qualification and Experience:
mothers2mothers is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people.
Competitive salary packages will be negotiable in accordance with m2m’s remuneration policies.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, 31 July, 2019