Positive Parenting Trainer

Fixed-Term Contract


Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not-for-profit human development organisation which is registered as a Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO 17/22). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high-impact, integrated health interventions to the communities we serve, while working with and strengthening existing institutions.
The Re-Ignite Innovate Sustain and Empower (RISE) program aims to disrupt the main drivers of HIV risk for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Zimbabwe using a proven approach called Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women (DREAMS). The program goal is to contribute to the reduction of new HIV infections amongst AGYW 10-24 by 2026 in Zimbabwe by strengthening HIV and sexual violence prevention. The program is currently being in eleven priority high HIV burden districts in Zimbabwe (Beitbridge, Bulawayo, Bulilima, Gwanda, Gweru, Insiza, Mangwe, Matobo, Mazowe, Gokwe South and Mberengwa). These districts are in the following provinces: Mashonaland Central, Midlands, Bulawayo, and Matabeleland South provinces. ZHI’s primary role is to deliver a comprehensive curriculum on HIV prevention, gender norms and social asset building targeted at AGYW in school, out of school and their sexual partners at community level. ZHI’s core thrust in the DREAMS-RISE Program is to keep girls and young women HIV Free through supporting them to: • Stay in school • Prevent early pregnancies • Prevent sexual violence• Access Post violence care • Reduce child marriage. DREAMS-RISE provides a comprehensive, multi-sectoral package of core interventions to address key factors that make girls and young women particularly vulnerable to HIV. These include structural factors, such as gender-based violence, exclusion from economic opportunities, and a lack of access to secondary school. DREAMS layers multiple interventions at once so that AGYW are surrounded with critical support to keep them safe from HIV and other risks.

Basic Function

The Positive Parenting Trainer will provide technical guidance for the program on positive parenting. S/he will work closely with the Technical Director to provide capacity strengthening of partners and staff on positive parenting using evidence-based curricula and approaches (Sinovuyo). The trainer will promote gender-transformative, positive parent/child relationships (especially for OVC and adolescents) and will coordinate positive parenting interventions for parents and teens in the DREAMS-RISE focused districts of implementation (Bulawayo, Bulilima, Beitbridge, Gokwe South, Gwanda, Gweru, Insiza, Mangwe, Matobo, Mazowe, and Mberengwa). The trainer will also coordinate capacity building efforts for the DREAMS-RISE program sub-awardees in positive parenting, in line with PEPFAR’s localization agenda that seeks to ensure that local partner has adequate capacity to implement PEPFAR funded projects. S/he will have management oversight of assigned number of sub-awardees as well as district staff directly implementing parenting programs.

Job Description

Design, plan, coordinate, and conduct training of trainers (TOT) trainings for staff and competent Sinovuyo facilitators, assess and certify trainers using the evidence based Sinovuyo Curriculum; Support the development of training materials and Sinovuyo Facilitators and staff training on Positive Parenting interventions; Ensure the program team and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools; Facilitate identification, assessment, and strengthening of partnerships relevant to DREAMS-RISE program, applying appropriate partnership concepts, tools, and approaches; Ensure that both program and partner staff have the requisite knowledge and skills to successfully deliver positive parenting curricula/intervention; Monitor positive parenting intervention program indicator performance across the nine implementation districts and provide mentorship and support to district teams and sub-awardees to assure successful delivery of the intervention; Provide mentorship and support to available Sinovuyo facilitators, coaches, and trainers ;Perform various activities in support of positive parenting program design, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting including but not limited documentation of success stories. Prepare presentations and coordinate program communication needs through writing and editing communication resources, such as case studies, brochures, briefs, reports, for both internal and external audiences.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based and promising behavioral and structural HIV prevention interventions, best practices in community health interventions, and linkage to services and approaches to addressing gender issues relating to HIV prevention; Hands on experience managing a large complex Project at national level; Demonstrated experience in training and facilitation including ability to design training programs; Experience in collaboration with other stakeholders as well as Partnership management

Qualifications And Experience

Diploma in social sciences, education, business studies or any other related discipline; Must be a certified Clowns Without Boarders South Africa (CWBSA) Sinovuyo Master trainer; At least 3-5 progressive years of experience as a Positive Parenting trainer/focal person with a reputable NGO.

Application Procedures

Step 1: click here to complete the job application form. Step 2: Submit your CV and application letter via email to [email protected] clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. ZHI is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical handicap or financial ability.