Training Facilitator (Part Time): Friendship Bench

Deadline: 16 August 2019

The Friendship Bench is an evidence-based mental health intervention developed in Zimbabwe to bridge the mental health treatment gap. We value mental well-being and strive to improve people’s quality of life through problem solving talk therapy.

The Friendship Bench project reduces the mental health treatment gap by using a cognitive behavioural therapy based approach at local clinics to avoid kufungisisa. The mental intervention for depression and anxiety is accessible in all primary care clinics in Gweru, Chitungwiza and Harare. Kufungisisa, the local term for depression, is literally translated into “thinking too much”. Individual problem solving therapy is offered from a specifically trained lay health worker (locally known as “Ambuya Utano”).

Friendship Bench is looking for a part-time training facilitator who is able to deliver set course material in a confident and engaging manner from pre designed manuals. Selected trainer will first have to go through the Friendship Bench approach and become articulate in manual content.

Follow structured course material; Organize role-playing, ice breakers, and team building exercises; Enrich courses with visual aids to engage trainees; Measure and report on outcomes from trainings; Research and recommend learning equipment (e.g. platforms and projectors)

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Organizational Psychology, Psychological, Health Promotion, Counselling, or relevant field; Previous experience as a training facilitator, training coordinator or similar role; Good people skills, ability to motivate and keep people engaged; Knowledge of traditional and modern educational techniques; Ability to complete full training cycle (assess needs, plan, coordinate, monitor and evaluate); Excellent communication and organizational skills; Experience in counselling setting is an added advantage; Preferably fluent in Shona, Ndebele and English

To apply
CV’s can be sent to ruth.verhey@friendshipbench.io

Friendship Bench is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.

Created: August 09, 2019
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Location: Harare
Expiry Date: Aug. 16, 2019

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