Project Coordinator: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Zimbabwe
Deadline: 15 February 2019 (1pm)
ADRA Zimbabwe believes that: Through its humanitarian acts, we make known the just, merciful, and loving character of God; To work with those in need is an expression of the love for God; Non-discrimination and respect for differences, accepting people as equals, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, and political or religious affiliation enrich the communities in which we work and are assets to be respected and affirmed.
ADRA Zimbabwe, in collaboration with other renowned institutions and countries, seeks to expand the evidence base for the Live More Abundantly (LMA) approach to preventing, reducing and/ or reversing risk-factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The LMA has already been tested in the South Pacific and is currently being tested in Asia. The proposed pilot will expand the evidence base for LMA model through research in Southern African context in Zimbabwe.
The project is an innovative approach being tested to fill the lack of non-medicalised NCD risk reduction solutions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC). The LMA addresses nutrition, physical activity, substance use, stress, self-worth and additional evidence-based elements. The LMA is a modification of the Comprehensive Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) that uses the 18 topics at CHIP’s core along with good community development practice.
The proposed pilot project, Live More Abundantly therefore aims at sustainable reduction in NCD risks for the at-risk participants in Zimbabwe. It will be piloted in 4-5 low income urban and peri-urban communities. Risk assessments will be done by trained medical/ research staff.
ADRA Zimbabwe seeks to recruit a highly qualified and experienced individual who will work with different stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health, WHO, Health and Research institutions, the Church and project participants in the selected communities who have been screened for the project.
Competencies and Experience
Advanced degree in Nutrition/ Public Health/ Medical or Nutritional Research/ Lifestyle Studies/ Nursing or equivalent; Experience working with institutions like the Ministry of Health, Local Authorities Health departments, World Health Organisation and Communities is desirable; Understanding of and experience working with the Seventh-day Adventist church community would be an added advantage; Experience in health/ nutritional research is a highly desired attribute; High level people skills, ability to build relationships with ability to identify and communicate with stakeholders at all levels in organisations and communities; Minimum of 3 years’ experience in research and/ or health education and training; Ability to work with minimum supervision and report writing; A clean Driver’s Licence is desirable.
Interested candidates, meeting the above specifications are advised to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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