Community Engagement Adviser
Closing Date: 22 Sep 2019
Interview: 18 & 19 October 2019
Pre-departure Briefing: 20 - 23 November 2019
Expected Start Date: Jan or Feb 2020
Assignment Number: 41251
Duration: 18-24 months
Location: Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mai e Nima is a healthy living campaign that promotes and encourages children to eat fruit and vegetables in Tonga. In October 2018 it formed a partnership with Tonga National Rugby League (NRL) giving it mandate to expand to all government primary schools.
Since aligning with NRL and with support from a VSA volunteer, Mai E Nima has gone through a rapid period of growth. The programme now finds itself in a position where it has a strong base of lessons, new resources for teachers, and a team of young presenters.
In this assignment you’ll build upon the previous volunteer’s work and support the Mai E Nima team to confidently deliver its programme. You will also help identify and engage key members of the community to ensure Mai E Nima’s messages are embedded in to daily life following delivery of the programme.
This is an exciting role if you have a background in health promotion, strong community engagement skills, and want to play a key role in the fight against non-communicable diseases in Tonga!
We are looking for a volunteer with:
- A relevant degree such as health science, health promotion, public health (or equivalent professional experience)
- Experience in a community development and/or engagement role
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders
- Data analysis skills