Health Promoter

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 optimise our information, education and communication strategies. You will analyze 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  to 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 

  • Minimum 9 to 12 months commitment
  • Five years field experience in health promotion in a developing country or with vulnerable populations.
  • Team Management and direct supervision experience
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in  Sociology, Social Communications, International Training, Anthropology, or Public Health
  • Training in health education or promotion of community health
  • Broad experience in health education working with diverse communities

     

 Assets 

  • Familiarity with tropical diseases / infectious diseases
  • Solid command of French and / or Arabic

 

 What Do We Offer 

MSF packages reflect the humanitarian spirit of volunteerism as well as recognising the high level of professionals we recruit.

That includes:

  • Round trip economy air travel;
  • Accommodation and transportation during your contract (including briefings and debriefings);
  • Monthly indemnity based on your experience and MSF salary structure;
  • Field Per diem allowance in local currency based on the cost of living in project country;
  • Insurance covering health, luggage, professional liability, repatriation, accidents and flights;
  • Pre and post-mission health checks.

 

 Career With MSF 

Besides the practical considerations, there are many intangible benefits. Working for MSF is a challenging and rewarding personal and professional experience that allows you to help people in a very real way. MSF encourages field workers to continue working for the organisation beyond their first mission, and we offer various career opportunities to our field workers.

Gaining more and varied MSF field experience makes you eligible for coordination positions in the mission such as Logistical, Medical, or Project Coordinator, or Head of Mission.