Community Health Workers Assistant

Compañeros en Salud (CES), Jaltenango de la Paz, Mexico

Skill Required: Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Apply By: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 23:45


Job Description

Introduction

Compañeros en Salud (CES) is an affiliate of Partners In Health's in
Chiapas, Mexico. The organization’s mission is to build a primary health
care model of excellence in rural Mexico. To learn more about the
organization and its mission, as well as the location and living
conditions of our site please visit http://www.companerosensalud.mx. The PIH website offers additional context www.pih.org.

CES strives to create intern positions that serve the organization’s
mission and priorities as well as provide a substantive learning
experience. These program intern roles contribute to key service and
research functions of the organization, and are not clinical in nature.
Each position is located in Chiapas, Mexico and designed to include a
mix of coordination work in the CES office and fieldwork in the
community. These roles are ideal for a medical or graduate student
taking a gap year, a recent college graduate exploring global health, or
a mid-career professional interested in exploring a global health
career.

All applicants should have high proficiency in Spanish, and be able
to confidently carry out work conversations exclusively in Spanish. CES
also looks for applicants who have a demonstrated ability to adapt to
rural conditions, such as candidates who have lived in a resource-poor
or rural area previously or who have participated in wilderness or
camping activities.

Support to Intern

CES is able in most cases to provide housing and any work-related
transport once on site. CES is NOT able to defray the cost of flights to
Chiapas or to provide stipends to volunteers. If you plan to apply for
travel or financial support from your university, workplace, or another
institution, we will collaborate with you by providing any necessary
letters or site paperwork.

Period: 1 year

Start Date: Between June and July 2017

Reports to: Community Health Workers Coordinator

Overall Responsibilities

The Community Health Programs Assistant will work directly with the
Community Programs Coordinator to supervise and manage the Acompañante
program. The program seeks to achieve better outcomes among people
living with chronic disease. This includes, but is not limited to,
providing continuing education courses, conducting evaluations of
Acompañantes, collecting monthly data reports from supervisors, and
organizing and analyzing reports for the Coordinator. The Assistant will
also have the opportunity and creative freedom to design and develop
future community programs, with oversight of the Community Programs
Coordinator. The majority of the work will be in the field, traveling
each week to various communities. This position is ideal for a candidate with an interest in community health program design and management.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Instruct continuing education courses for Acompañantes in all communities
  • Design new lesson plans based on the needs of the Acompañantes and their patients
  • Participate in the selection, training, and implementation of the Acompañantes program in new communities
  • Collect monthly records from community supervisors and address concerns
  • Input and analyze chronic patient data
  • Evaluate Acompañante performance through methods such as patient satisfaction interviews and practicums
  • Help the Coordinator brainstorm, design, and implement new community
    programs, with special attention to their planning, logistics, and
    feasibility

Qualifications

  • Experience and enjoyment in teaching and creating lesson plans
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to problem-solve as part of a team and with limited resources
  • Proactive and collaborative work style
  • Spanish fluency or high proficiency
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Fluency with Excel; interest in learning and mastering new data systems and techniques
  • Experience in a low-resource or rural setting or with wilderness activities strongly preferred

How to apply:
Application Process

To apply for this position, please send a personal statement (1 page, single spaced) and a resume or CV to voluntarios@companerosensalud.mx.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; please include any time
constraints related to fellowship applications in your application.
Interviews will be conducted in Spanish.

 

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