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Save the Children is a leading international child rights-based organisation, which puts the reality of children’s lives at the heart of everything it does.  Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children’s rights.

 

Survivor Advocate

Location – Kailahun (6 Months)

No. of person1 (One)

 

ROLE PURPOSE

As part of the national strategy to roll out the Comprehensive Programme for Ebola Survivors (CPES), the Survivor Advocate (SA) will be responsible for providing survivors (client) (approx. 25 survivors per SA – with some variation by District depending on population density) with home/community-based follow-up and ongoing psychosocial support. The SAs serve as the link between client and the services offered under CPES and who serve as the focal point between client in community and local health facilities.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Report to Survivor Advocate Supervisor
  • Conduct home visits as condition requires (at least once a month) to each client to provide psychosocial support and conduct basic health referrals
  • Build trust and report with clients to create a safe and supportive environment
  • Facilitate scheduled client transport to and from health facilities and support follow-up after clients return from facilities, including flagging any side effects from treatment or lack of responsiveness to treatment
  • Accompany client referral to the nearest PHUwhen a medical complaint in identified
  • Facilitate referrals for clients from PHU to District Hospital with SA Supervisor
  • Notify SA Supervisor when psychological/mental health need is identified
  • Conduct sexual risk reduction counseling for community, household, and individuals, aligned with NACP guidelines
  • Notify SA Supervisor of client non-clinical needs (food, social protection, livelihoods)
  • Any other responsibilities identified by SA Supervisor

COMPETENCIES:

  • Mandatory that applicant is a Ebola survivor
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving in the community
  • Live within catchment area where their assigned clients reside
  • Are mobile and able to visit client households independently/ ability to ride motor-bike
  • Available for a full-time position, 40 hours/week

 

Information you need to know before you apply:

  • Applicants should address their applications to the HR/Admin manager, Save the Children, 5H Old Railway Line, Tengbeh Town, Freetown or 2 Beudu Road, Kailahun Town and send a copy of their application addressed to the NGO Desk Officer, Ministry of Labour, New England, Freetown.
  • Please indicate on the envelop which location you are applying for as started below.
  • Applications can be hand-delivered to the addresses above or sent by email to vacancy.sl@savethechildren.org
  • Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications.
  • Applicants should collect the Job Description & Child Safeguarding Policy from the nearest Save the Children office from Monday to Friday between 0900hrs and 1700hrs
  • CLOSING DATE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS 24th January, 2017.

 

Please note: Before applying, please read the Job Profile, ensuring you meet the Essential Criteria

 

Recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to protect children from abuse.  Save the Children aims to be an equal opportunities employer

Physically Challenged and Women are highly encouraged to apply.

 

 

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