Recrutement d'une assistante de programme

Recrutement d'une assistante de programme

Présentation de Speak Up Africa

Speak Up Africa, dont le siège social est situé à Dakar, au Sénégal, est une organisation de communication et de plaidoyer pour la santé et le développement durable. Speak Up Africa vise à dynamiser le leadership africain en faveur d’une réorientation positive des politiques publiques, la mobilisation des ressources nationales au profit du développement local et enfin le renforcement de l’action individuelle essentielle pour que le continent soit en mesure de faire face aux défis les plus urgents auquel il est confronté.

 Tout comme les Objectifs de développement durables (ODD) ont succédé aux Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), symbole de l’engagement international pour la lutte contre les décès évitables d’enfants et pour la transformation des sociétés, Speak Up Africa œuvre pour la promotion de ce leadership africain et pour le transfert de responsabilité vers les populations africaines. Nous sommes fondamentalement convaincus qu’il incombe à nos dirigeants et à nos communautés de mener le progrès et non aux partenaires financiers de décider de l’agenda continental. Les ODD désormais en vigueur, notre continent doit s’engager sur les plans financier, politique et communautaire afin d’accroître son leadership et sa participation à cet effort mondial.

Contexte

L’hygiène et l’assainissement ont été sur une longue période peu prises en compte par les gouvernements. Le droit humain à l’eau et l’assainissement, malgré son adoption suite à une résolution de l’Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies, reste difficile à satisfaire dans plusieurs pays en développement. Il en est de même de la question de l’hygiène menstruelle qui demeure un sujet tabou au Sénégal. Les croyances et les mythes influencent la gestion et la vie quotidienne des femmes et des filles renforçant les inégalités de genre. Ils ont également un impact négatif sur la dignité, la santé et l’éducation des femmes et des filles. Plusieurs réserves entourent ce sujet et son abord reste de la plus grande délicatesse. Paradoxalement Les hommes peu impliqués sur ces questions, prennent la plupart des décisions en matière de construction d’infrastructures et de fonctionnement de nombre de services (écoles, structures de santé, etc.).  

Dans le souci de pallier au manque d’information et d’efforts de communication autour de telles questions, Speak Up Africa a mis en place, à Pikine, un atelier, communément appelé « le Lab ». Grâce à cette présence au sein même des communautés périurbaines de Pikine, Speak Up Africa vise à mener des activités d’information, d’éducation et de sensibilisation sur des programmes de santé, d’hygiène et d’assainissement.

Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre de ce projet de sensibilisation, Speak Up Africa recrute une assistante de programme à temps plein et pour une durée d’un an.

Responsabilités et tâches a accomplir

L’assistante de programme est placée sous la supervision de la Chargée de programme Assainissement. Elle a pour principales tâches d’appuyer Speak Up Africa dans la gestion optimale du Lab. Plus précisément, l’assistante de programme devra de façon non exhaustive :

-        Assumer un rôle de leadership pour les questions de formation et d’animation de la vie sociale du Lab.

-        Assurer l’organisation et la bonne gestion du Lab

-        Mettre à jour la base de données des acteurs de la zone de Pikine et Guédiawaye.

-        Assurer l’accueil, l’écoute et l’orientation des visiteurs.

-        Réceptionner, trier, enregistrer et acheminer des correspondances en y joignant les documents d’information nécessaires.

-        Rédiger et saisir des correspondances et autres documents officiels en respectant la grammaire, la ponctuation et le style.

-        Classer et archiver les dossiers.

-        Suivre le traitement des correspondances et des dossiers.

-        Coordonner et suivre les processus des diverses tâches et activités, pour s’assurer que les décisions de la Direction de Speak Up Africa soient exécutées correctement et que les demandes soient satisfaites à temps.

-        Etablir des plans de travail en collaboration avec la Chargée de programme Assainissement et l’équipe dirigeante de Speak Up Africa.

-        Rédiger les rapports de réunions et autres activités ayant trait au Lab.

-        Assurer le rôle de point de contact et de liaison avec les participants aux activités du Lab

o   Prendre des rendez-vous et établir un planning des visites

o   Préparer les salles pour les réunions internes et externes

-        Recruter les participantes aux activités du Lab en respectant les critères définis par les chargés de programmes

-        Conseiller et guider les participants aux activités du Lab.

-        Animer les activités de formation et de sensibilisation du Lab.

-        Assurer la communication avec les districts sanitaires et les mairies de Pikine et Guédiawaye.

-        Tenir à jour la liste des noms, adresse et numéros téléphonique de tous les partenaires du Lab

-        Faire l’inventaire hebdomadaire des produits et matériaux du Lab.

-        Effectuer d’autres tâches selon les besoins exprimés par la Chargée de programme Assainissement et l’équipe dirigeante de Speak Up Africa.

Livrables 

-        Un rapport après chaque activité menée au sein du Lab.  

-        Un rapport mensuel d’activité.

-        Un rapport trimestriel d’activité.

-        Un rapport annuel d’activité.

-        Un état financier mensuel.

Profil

-        Être titulaire d’un diplôme en assistance sociale ou tout autre équivalent (marketing-communication).

-        Avoir une expérience similaire d’au moins 2 ans.

-        Tranche d’âge : entre 25 et 35 ans.

Qualifications requises

-        Capacités communicationnelles ++++.

-        Sens de l’écoute et du relationnel.

-        Capacités de planification et d’organisation.

-        Capacité de travail en équipe et de leadership.

-        Capacité rédactionnelle en français et esprit de synthèse.

-        Aptitude à s’exprimer aisément en wolof.

-        Maitrise des outils informatiques.

-        Bonne connaissance du milieu associatif.

Disponibilité

-        Poste à pourvoir immédiatement

Documents à produire 

-        Dépôt de candidature au plus tard le 27 Janvier 2017 à 18H.

-        CV détaillé et actualisé.

-        Copie des diplômes et/ou certificats/attestations pour les formations effectuées. 

Merci de soumettre vos candidatures à l’adresse suivante : info@speakupafrica.org en copiant sophietou.diop@speakupafrica.org. L’email doit obligatoirement porter la mention suivante : « Candidature – Assistant(e) de programme ». 

Birahim Waly Ndiankou Diène Special Olympics Senegal Athlete Tells Us Why Vaccines Are Important

Birahim Waly Ndiankou Diène Special Olympics Senegal Athlete Tells Us Why Vaccines Are Important

When did you first become involved with Special Olympics?

I joined Special Olympics in 1990

What is your favorite sport?

Track and Field and swimming. But I practice also soccer.

Did you enjoy Saturday’s football match?

It was a wonderful afternoon. I had the opportunity to meet great players.

What was your favorite part?

When we played Special Olympics Unified Match. It was a real honour to have spectators like the Sports Minister, the Health Minister, and the formal Prime Minister. It was the first time for me playing football with all those spectators. It was great.

Who’s your favorite athlete?

My favorite Athlete is Amadou Dia Ba, who is the unique Senegalese Olympic Champion. He won a silver medal during Olympics Games in 1988 in Seoul.

Who’s your favorite football player?

El Hadj Diouf. I was proud to meet him on Saturday.

Why does he inspire you?

He is a great footballer. He is doing very well.

Are you still enjoying your pottery apprenticeship?

Of course. I create objects. I love pottery.

What are your other hobbies?

I am doing fitness.

Do you know why vaccines are important/keep you safe?

Vaccines prevent illnesses. It is important to be vaccinated!

Are you up to date on all of your vaccines?

Yes, I am!

About Birahim Waly Ndiankou Diène:

  • Participated in games in North Carolina in the US and Barcelona.
  • One of the first Special Olympics Senegal athletes.
  • Participated in North Carolina SO Games in 1990.
  • Participated in Barcelona: won a gold and a silver medal.
  • Participated in Athens World Summit Games in 2011 and won a bronze medal in long jump and silver medal in the 100M.
  • Athlete Leader and Member of the Board of Special Olympics Senegal.
  • Pottery apprentice; working with clay is his therapy.

About Special Olympics:

Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.

'Innovative Health Financing by Private Sector Companies' By Kabirou Mbodje, CEO of Wari

'Innovative Health Financing by Private Sector Companies' By Kabirou Mbodje, CEO of Wari

On December 17 2016 there was a historic Gala Football Match at the Léopold Sédar Senghor Stadium in Dakar, Senegal featuring famous footballers El Hadj Diouf and Nikolas Anelka. In anticipation of this Gala Match, it is important to recognize what a significant moment this represents for public health. The match brought together these famous footballers and public and private sector partners with the main goal of showing support for vaccination in Africa. Special Olympics athletes participated in a unified opening match, showing how inclusive partnerships can further universal immunization across the continent.

Afrivac was founded in order to bring a private sector, sustainable approach to financing important health innovations like immunizations. Sitting where I sit as founder and CEO of Wari – a platform that provides an easy-to-use mobile, web and card services for customers in Africa to facilitate financial transactions around the world – its impossible not to think of the broader implications of finding sustainable, private sector solutions to health challenges.

Post-Gavi vaccination funding is a very real concern in many countries across Africa. How do we bridge the gap? Who will lead the way? It requires strong African leadership in addition to private sector commitment. In Senegal, we’ve seen champions in Doctor Babacar Ndiaye, former President of the African Development Bank, and Professor Awa Marie Coll Seck, our current Minister of Health. 

But why should we focus our efforts on immunization? Currently, immunization helps to avert an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year, but an estimated 18.7 million infants worldwide are still missing out on receiving all necessary and basic vaccines[1].

Not only does it save young lives – from a government standpoint, it is the most cost effective intervention. For every $1 USD spent on immunization, $16 USD are saved in healthcare costs, lost wages and lost productivity due to illness[2]

With both the health and economic arguments in mind, the private sector can solve huge challenges. Afrivac and Speak Up Africa have made a life changing realization: that if we are to reach every child in Africa with immunizations, then we need to mobilize the private sector.  We need to rely on private sector ingenuity, resources and logistics savvy. When the private sector brings its tools and initiative to the table, it can help to solve this huge logistical challenge. Wari is committed to helping Afrivac, Speak Up Africa and the Ministry of Health address these larger public health questions.

Everyone has a role in building healthy societies and ensuring that all children are vaccinated. I urge all private sector companies to join me and commit to universal access to immunization.

About Wari


Incorporated in 2008, Wari is a digital platform offering value added financial and non-financial services to customers, businesses, institutions and merchants. Its innovative platform, available in more than 60 countries 500,000 sending outlets worldwide and 45,000 paying points in Africa, provides a wide variety of products and services (water and electricity bill payment, pensions, scholarships and salary payments, TV subscription, airtime, lotteries, Wari payment cards, remittances, insurance, etc.) and accepts all payment means (cash, bank accounts, vouchers, cards, wallets, etc.). Wari’s objective, for Africa and abroad, is to promote financial and social inclusion for all, inside an open, integrated and aggregating Wari ecosystem through affordable, simple and convenient services designed from demand and needs, with strategic partnerships, a strong last mile network, and a highly secure platform.

www.wari.com

[1] Ozawa S, Clark S, Portnoy A et al. Return on investment from childhood immunizations in low- and middle-income countries, 2011-20, Health Affairs 2016

[2] ibid

'Why I Choose Vaccination' By El Hadj Diouf

'Why I Choose Vaccination' By El Hadj Diouf

As a professional footballer, I’ve been privileged to have this career and do what I love. But when I think about what got me here, I think of my family, my school, my village – and my mother, who kept me safe. She was able to do this through routine vaccination, which is something that 18.7 million infants worldwide still miss out on. Unfortunately there are mothers who aren’t able to keep their babies safe – through many barriers, including lack of access or information.

The most critical thing one could do is to vaccinate. Some people are too far a health center or don’t recognize the importance of keeping their children’s vaccination cards up to date. This is what keeps me up at night.

I’ve had 69 career goals, but the most important shot were those that kept me healthy. Without immunization, I couldn’t have made those goals. Vaccination is one of the cheapest ways to help your children grow into healthy adults. There is no excuse for children to die from vaccine-preventable diseases, yet one in five African children do not receive routine and basic vaccines.

I want all children to have the same start that I had to have a chance to end up being…whatever they want to be.

I understand the benefit of immunization, and so does Special Olympics International. They promote inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. With them, I’m proud to support Afrivac’s Gala Match on Saturday, December 17th. Through their Foundation, they work to ensure children will continue to have access to immunization after Gavi support goes away.

I’m El Hadj Diouf, and I want every child to have their chance. #EveryShotCount

AFRIVAC Match features Special Olympics Athletes alongside Famous Footballers as part of the Africa United Campaign

AFRIVAC Match features Special Olympics Athletes alongside Famous Footballers as part of the Africa United Campaign

Friday, December 16 201

On December 17 2016 the Afrivac Foundation will host a historic Gala Football Match at the Léopold Sédar Senghor Stadium in Dakar, Senegal featuring famous footballers Diego Maradona, El Hadj Diouf, Nikolas Anelka and Didier Drogba. Through this high profile match, these football greats hope to focus attention on the importance of universal access to vaccination.

In partnership with the Africa United campaign, Special Olympics athletes will participate in a unified opening match, featuring players with and without intellectual disabilities, which will showcase how inclusive partnerships can further access (even by marginalized populations) across the continent. Special Olympics athletes will also escort the celebrity players onto the field while Special Olympics majorettes perform and cheer on the players on the sidelines.

This match represents another coming together of partners from all sectors to throw their support behind universal immunization. Thanks to partner support, including Lions Club International and the Lions Clubs International youth network-Leos, the game represents a key moment to spotlight the importance of youth leadership and service in volunteers' communities. Ensuring that children grow up healthy is not just the responsibility of a single leader or organization – it requires the commitment from people from all levels of society. Government leaders, ministers, healthcare workers, mothers and fathers all play a part to ensure all children receive routine immunization.

The celebrity footballers who will be in attendance each recognize the importance of getting every child vaccinated. One in five African children do no receive all basic vaccinations, leaving them vulnerable to numerous vaccine-preventable diseases. Without proper healthcare and routine vaccination, these famous players may not have grown up to be star athletes they are today.

El Hadj Diouf said: “Everyone has a role to play in ensuring our children are protected. Play your part by taking your family to your local healthcare center to update your vaccination status. It’s a simple way to protect our children.”

It’s been shown that vaccines are the most cost-effective investment in health and development. Vaccinations are a gateway to health. Together we can make #EveryShotCount.

ENDS.

About Africa United: Africa United is a platform led by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the African Union, Gavi, Speak Up Africa, Kyne, the World Bank Group and the CDC Foundation, that includes African leaders, international health bodies, private companies, celebrities, NGOs and other multi-sector actors.

Kenya, First Country To Launch Child-Friendly TB Medicines

Kenya, First Country To Launch Child-Friendly TB Medicines

27 September 2016 (Nairobi, Kenya) – TB Alliance is proud to announce the launch of new medicines for childhood tuberculosis (TB) in Kenya, marking the first national roll out of these products. Released in partnership with the Kenya Ministry of Health, UNITAID, and others, these medicines are easier for caregivers to give and for children to take, and are expected to help improve treatment and child survival from TB.

“Kenya is playing a leading role in the fight against childhood TB by being the first to introduce improved TB medicines for children,” explained Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Health Dr Cleopa Mailu. “Now, with the appropriate treatments, we can make rapid progress in finding and treating children with TB so we can achieve a TB free generation.”

Tuberculosis still remains a major killer of children. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least 1 million children suffer from TB each year and 140,000 children die of this preventable, treatable, and curable disease. In 2015, Kenya reported nearly 7,000 cases of TB in infants and children, with those under age five at greatest risk of having severe forms of TB and dying from the disease.

Previously, caregivers had to cut or crush multiple, bitter-tasting pills in an attempt to achieve the right doses for children. This made the six-month treatment journey difficult for children and their families, contributing to treatment failure and death from the disease.

The treatments now being introduced are the first to meet WHO guidelines for childhood TB treatment. They are not new drugs but improved formulations that come in the correct doses, require fewer pills, are flavored and dissolve in water. 

The development of the medicines was overseen by TB Alliance, an international not-for-profit organization, and was funded by UNITAID and other partners.

“These new treatments will not have an impact until they reach the children that need them,” said Dr. Cherise Scott, Director of Pediatric Programs for TB Alliance. “We are proud to partner with the Government of Kenya, the first of many countries, as they work to translate the potential of these medicines into lives saved.”

"No child should die of TB, yet for too long, we have not had the medicines to mount a sustainable response against childhood TB," said Mr. Robert Matiru, Director of Operations for UNITAID. "UNITAID's investment in addressing this problem should help equip countries, health care workers, and families with the tools they need to rise to the challenge."

Starting October 1, 2016, all children in Kenya initiated on TB treatment will be given the improved formulation. “Childhood TB is a problem that can be solved when we choose to act,” said Dr. Enos Masini, Head of Kenya’s National Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Lung Disease Program.

Children often get TB from infected persons in their environment. This can be at home, at school or in any other place where children spend their time. Children should be taken to the nearest health facility to receive a TB diagnosis if they have a cough, fever, night sweats, reduced playfulness, or if they fail to gain weight. If any member of the household is diagnosed with TB, all other household members should be tested for TB, especially children. TB testing and treatment is free at all public health facilities in Kenya.

About Ministry of Health, Kenya

The Kenyan Ministry of Health’s vision is for a healthy, productive and globally competitive nation. The Ministry’s goal is to attain equitable, affordable, accessible and quality health care for all. The mandate of the Ministry is in health policy, regulation, national referral health facilities, and capacity building and technical assistance to Counties. For more information: www.health.go.ke

About National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program (NTLD-Program)

The NTLD-Program sits under the Division of National Strategic Public Health Programs in the Department of Preventive and Promotive Health at the Ministry of Health. The Program aims to reduce the burden of lung disease in Kenya and render Kenya free of Tuberculosis and Leprosy. The Program plans to do this by sustaining and improving TB, Leprosy and Lung disease control gains in order to accelerate the reduction of TB incidence, intensify post-elimination Leprosy activities and control lung disease. For more information: http://nltp.co.ke/

Speak Up Africa's Inaugural Benefit

Speak Up Africa's Inaugural Benefit

New York, United States, September 23rd 2016.

On its 5th Birthday and at its Inaugural Benefit, Speak Up Africa recognizes the critical progress made in child health across Africa.

Thanks to the support from key partners, including the Confederation of African Football, the Aspire Academy and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Speak Up Africa has worked to raise awareness of the deadliest child killers in Africa, including preventable diseases like malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea.

Speak Up Africa leverages popular cultural platforms like concerts and football tournaments to reach millions with life saving messages. The nonprofit organization works with Africa’s best-known celebrities in scalable, high profile mass media campaigns. While focusing on an African population increasingly connected through mobile and digital technology, their platforms seize upon this technology to reach millions with messages that inspire individual, corporate, and government action. Their campaigns engage citizens at every level of the political spectrum. They encourage individual behavior change and, more critically, they catalyze citizen action. These campaigns serve as a powerful public accountability mechanisms, enhancing transparency and encouraging governments to stand by their public commitments.

While recognizing distinguished honorees from the public and private sectors and civil society, the Benefit convened global health leaders, high-profile corporate partners, and key public health stakeholders. “The population whom is the most critical to the future of our planet are the ones experiencing the most inequity and injustice. It is up to us – African leaders – to change this reality.  It is up to us to ensure that our children survive and become healthy, well educated adults who are ready to take on the challenges of this increasingly complex world” said the former President of Tanzania, His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete.

As the world has reached a critical milestone on the road to true sustainability, Speak Up Africa ensures that policy makers meet implementers; that solutions are showcased and that every sector of society – from faith-based groups to business leaders – brings its critical contribution.    

Sign the #EveryShotCounts Petition for Universal Immunization!

Sign the #EveryShotCounts Petition for Universal Immunization!

On the heels of World Immunization Week, Speak Up Africa and Global Citizen have partnered to launch the #EveryShotCounts Petition. Both organizations focus on catalyzing action through an engaged citizenry, and this collaboration is a unification of both of their efforts. Through the #Shots4All petition, Speak Up Africa aims to secure 10,000 signatures from African citizens calling on heads of state to prioritize universal access to immunization for African children - and we need your help!

With political will and funding lacking across much of the African Region, #EveryShotCounts will create a groundswell of support to lobby for universal access to immunization. The petition will activate thousands of global citizens, celebrities, and influencers in the lead up to the African Union Summit in July. At the Summit, Global Citizen and Speak Up Africa will hand over the petition to the African Heads of State.

Join the global conversation about the movement on social media by following #EveryShotCounts. Please Like and share the #EveryShotCounts petition