Sexuality hotline coordinator

Sexuality hotline coordinator
Deadline for applications: Monday, August 15, 2016
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Location: Beirut
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Job Description

 

Job Announcement

Position:         Sexuality hotline coordinator (full-time)

Start Date:      Mid August 2016 

Duration:        6 months (renewable for the year after)

We’re looking for a sexuality hotline coordinator with excellent organizational and outreach skills, basic research experience and core interest in working on body politics, gender, and sexuality (focus sexual and reproductive health).

What is the A project?

The A project is about seeking agency, alternatives and autonomy in sexuality, sexual health, and gender. The project aims to address people living in Lebanon, young and not so young, through its various programs. The project aims to work on sexuality, while looking at but not limiting the discussion to disease-prevention and violence, but also through a political, critical, yet affirmative and sex-positive framework.

Main Duties

This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic and flexible individual. Applicants will need great interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds and community organizations.

Applicants need not be experts in sexuality, gender, and/or health but preference goes to those who have experience in these domains. The position requires a range of skills and responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Create an outreach plan for the hotline in concordance with hotline counselors and volunteers
  • Coordinate the shifts of hotline counselor volunteers
  • Set up logistics of workshops/ trainings – pre and post
  • Coordinate logistics of group discussions and events
  • Meet with stakeholders and referral contacts
  • Update and expand referral pathways to sexual and reproductive health services
  • Coordinate with communications and creative team on content creation and hotline distribution materials
  • Documentation of project activities
  • Maintenance of documentation database
  • Create a monitoring and evaluative quality assurance system of the hotline
  • Set up evaluation retreats with hotline counselors  
  • Prepare clear, concise and accurate reports.

 Qualifications

  • MPH or MA degree in a social science discipline; applicants with a bachelors degree in a social sciences or medical sciences are also invited to apply
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice issues
  • Experience in working on sexuality and gender
  • Basics research skills to maintain and clean database
  • High level of independence and decision-making
  • Willingness to learn new skills and work under pressure at times
  • Fluent in Arabic written and spoken (either English or French proficiency is a plus)
  • Basic knowledge of windows office (excel, ppt, & word) and social media platforms.
    • While it’s not required, please mention if experienced in photoshop, wordpress, and/or blogging.

Personal specification

  • Ability to work well with other organizations
  • Ability to work within a diverse team
  • Very good representational and presentational skills
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Skills of innovation and lateral thinking and being able to find new and imaginative ways of doing things
  • A self-starter, able to take initiative, respond to opportunities and develop knowledge and skills

 Circumstances

  • Willingness to sometimes work flexible hours or attend evening/week-end trainings (for which time off in lieu will be given)
  • Field visits take place in different parts of Lebanon
  • Priority will be given to women and gender non-conforming persons
  • Priority will be given to persons who have attended our politics of sexuality (also known as Sex & Society) retreats

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Could you please rate the level of dis/comfort with addressing, discussing, and working with individuals who relate to the below topics?

Note: Know that this position doesn’t require knowledge on all the below topics.

Please include this table in your cover letter, as well as any additional explanations.

 

 

Very comfortable

1

Comfortable

2

Undecided

3

Uncomfortable

4

Very Uncomfortable

5

Premarital sex

 

 

 

 

 

Sexual violence

 

 

 

 

 

STIs and HIV

 

 

 

 

 

HIV positive persons

 

 

 

 

 

Unwanted pregnancy

 

 

 

 

 

Abortion, early term

 

 

 

 

 

Abortion, later term

 

 

 

 

 

Sexual orientation

 

 

 

 

 

Transgender or gender non-conforming persons

 

 

 

 

 

Sex work & Sex workers

 

 

 

 

 

Sexual pleasure

 

 

 

 

 

Sex without a condom

 

 

 

 

 

Sex with multiple partners

 

 

 

 

 

Contraception

 

 

 

 

 

 


If you fulfill the above criteria and are interested, send a cover letter, CV, and the name and contact information of one reference to: mashroualef@gmail.com

Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education:
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Arabic: English: French:
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Submission guidelines: If you fulfill the above criteria and and interested, send a cover letter, CV, and the name and contact information of one reference to: mashroualef@gmail.com
Cover letter required? Yes
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