AWDA Health & Community Association - Job Vacancy "Health Promoter IEC"


AWDA Health & Community Association

Job Vacancy

Health Promoter IEC

Overview of AWDA:

AWDA is NGO leading Palestinian knowledge-based community healthcare organazation established in 1985, contributing to community empowerment in healthcare and promoting the comprehensive concept in the Gaza Strip. Its members are gathering a healthy vision for our slogan , "Health-Protection-Empowerment ".  AWDA is achieving community health empowerment and promoting the comprehensive healthcare concept through capacity development; primary; and tertiary healthcare; culture and health, and community health communication and advocacy programs.

Overview of MSF :

MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such, MSF is by choice an association.Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF.

The staff will be  employed by AWDA and is assigned to MSF Limb reconstructive surgery project in Al Awda hospital according the partnership between AWDA and MSF.

Position in the Organization

Reports to (Hierarchical): HP Manager

Reports to (Functional): HP Supervisor

Job Family: Medical

Main Purpose

Implement Health Promotion/IEC (Information, Education, Communication) activities with patients and local population to raise their knowledge and skills on relevant medical topics 

General Accountabilities

  • Inform patients and communities about MSF and services it provides.
  • According to medical priorities, deliver information to the patients and community on specific health topics
  • Implement health education and awareness activities through well-structured sessions in MSF health facility (patients, caretakers and staff) and community (eg. sessions in schools, community), under the indications and supervision of the HP Supervisor.
  • Participate in the design and pre-testing of HP material, tools and messages to be adapted to the medical needs and socio-cultural context.
  • Participate in quantitative and qualitative data collection as per need and defined by the supervisor (e.g. socio-cultural and health assessments, MSF perception and acceptance, patient satisfaction survey, etc …)
  • Under the guide of HP Supervisor, assess the impact of activities (with questions, verifications and behaviors observations as well as data collection), and report problems, success and constraints to him/her.
  • Collect all type of information related to specific health and living conditions of the population, in particular to identify the most vulnerable populations to target.
  • Work in close collaboration with the medical team to identify, report and respond to patients’ need as well as support the medical team through adequate HP activities and messages (including participation in emergency activities in case of need)
  • Attend internal trainings and meetings as per need and as requested by the HP Supervisor
  • Report to HP Supervisor: activities, problems met, strengths and constraints.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

Additional activities

  1. Attendance and Involvement
  • Respect time and schedule. Punctuality and attendance compliance.Treat patient according to MSF principles.
  • Participate in field surveys or assessments as required.
  • Maintain good professional relationship with the staff, both from Al Awda Union and MSF.
  • Adhere personal and professional code of conduct.
  • Actively attend trainings and meetings.
  1. Health Promotion activities
  • Organize activities according to priorities and respect of activity planning – visit patient in IPD, OPD and Physiotherapy for health promotion and health education sessions.
  • Support Medical staff and Medical Secretary for patients for admission by providing welcome talks such as hospital organization, visiting hours, number of caretakers etc.
  • Support for further health education for discharge patients – importance of medicine compliance, proper hygiene and respect of appointments.
  • Actively identify and analyze the needs of patient in relation to Health promotion i.e. formulate and conduct health promotion sessions for patient in waiting area.
  • Perform hygiene promotion in the MSF hospital, among MSF staff, patients and their caretakers. Be aware about the hygiene status and health needs in the MSF hospital and report concerns, challenges and success to HP supervisor.
  • Offer patient and caretaker support and orientation towards services (eg. physiotherapy)
  • Participate in data collection related to HP activities, survey and acceptance and report to HP Supervisor.
  • Gather accurate and relevant data about health promotion activities, surveys and information about socio-cultural context.
  • Organize and implement HP activities in the community and other health facilities under the guidance and supervision of the HP Supervisor and as per need / operational changes.
  1. Security information track
  • Must receive and and transmit useful information to MSF team.
  • Be attentive of informations and tasks given to him/her and recognize priorities which are meant for him/her.
  • Respect information confidentiality of internal or personal to which he/she has access.
  • Respect MSF principles and advocacy.



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferable in social science, social communication, nurse or teaching.


  • 1-year experience in health promotion, social work and community mobilization.
  • Previous experience with youth and children an asset


  • English proficiency is essential (B1 spoken and written).


  • Basic computer skills,


  • Results
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Flexibility
  • Commitment
  • Service
  • Stress Management

How to Apply: 

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Dead Line: 16/7/2023 at 16:00

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