Role Title: Volunteer Peer Educator
Responsible To: Project Assistant
Hours: 2 days a week
Projected Start Date: September 1, 2016
Contract: Fixed volunteer agreement. Valid till June 30, 2017
Background to United Vision
United Vision is a youth-led feminist organization that exists to fight against trends and tendencies that relegate the woman and girl child to the background, denying her the right to reach her full potential. We do this by addressing their sexual and reproductive health needs, ending gender-based violence and giving adolescents and young people control over their own bodies through information and education.
About the Project
The “My Body My Rights” project seeks to empower young people in five secondary schools in Mamfe community with the knowledge and tools necessary to guide them in making informed and healthy choices concerning their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) through peer education and theatre and the arts.
Volunteer Peer Educators will provide health education focusing on pregnancy prevention, increasing self-esteem, encouraging healthier decision making skills and increasing communication around sexuality. Volunteer Peer Educators will need to be available to work with students on weekly education sessions, trainings, workshops and outreach to their peers in secondary schools in Mamfe Central.
Duties & Responsibilities
2 days per week
Must be available for Peer Educator training in August
Must be available during exchange visits and school events
Training will be provided in order to increase knowledge, facilitation and presentation skills around STI/HIV, pregnancy prevention and Life Skills etc.
Volunteer Peer Educators will be provided with a small monthly stipend.
Young women are encouraged to apply.
Residents of Mamfe are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Please email cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
July 25th 2016, 17:00 Cameroon time.
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