Friendly French-speaking Abortion Counselor (full and/or part-time)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Friendly French-speaking Abortion Counselor

Location: Remote, West Africa

Contract Term: 6 months with possibility of extension

Women First Digital (WFD) is a collection of online platforms that provide information and counseling services on safe abortion, contraception and SRHR. WFD leverages the reach, innovation and power of the internet to reach as many people as possible. Through these platforms we connect women all around the world to accurate information, allowing them to make informed decisions about comprehensive abortion care and services. The following platforms comprise the WFD Program: 

1. HowToUseAbortionPill.org (also known as PinkShoes.org in regions of the world where criminalization or stigma make abortion resources inaccessible)

  • HowToUse is a one stop global resource for safe abortion, providing simple instructions on how to use the medical abortion pills. HowToUse also provides abortion eLearning courses, country-specific abortion information and is currently translated into 24 languages.

2. safe2choose.org

  • safe2choose connects women all around the world to accurate and individualized information on medical abortion pills, so that they can have a safe abortion where, when and with whom they feel most comfortable. Our team includes multilingual counselors, medical doctors and experts in the field of public health and international development that work together to provide women with accurate information about safe abortion.

3. Findmymethod.org

  • Created in collaboration with Bedsider.org and partners around the world, findmymethod.org shares information on contraception that is easy to understand, comprehensive, and globally representative.

We are looking for a French-speaking counselor for our safe2choose.org platform:

Overall Objectives:

  • Counseling: assisting users via live chat, e-mail, and whatsapp group by providing information about safe medical abortion. Counselors are expected to deliver a friendly, professional, supportive and non-judgmental comprehensive sexual and reproductive health service, which should guide our users through a safe abortion with pills and/or refer them to local support networks, where possible and available.
  • Research and understand existing resources in West Africa women currently rely on for reproductive health information and abortion services. Help us identify areas of greatest need;
  • Referral: As the local representative of Women First in West Africa, the counselor would also be required to help us develop our network of trusted partners for referrals purposes.
  • Suggest content and effective types of promotional materials that are aligned with West Africa’s social and cultural context;
  • Other duties as assigned;

Location:

The counselor will work online from any location, but should be in constant communication with all the Women First team. Work schedule will be defined according to candidate’s availability and WFD needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Vacancy is directed at all women (trans included) and non-binary people
  • Immediate availability to work 40 hours (full-time) or 20 hours (part-time) per week
  • Advanced English/French proficiency with strong reading and writing skills
  • Written proficiency of a second/third language
  • Excellent grammar and spelling skills in both languages
  • Experience in sexual and reproductive health
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must have a computer with stable and strong Internet connection

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in counseling
  • Knowledge of medical abortion
  • Experience in abortion services
  • Healthcare expertise
  • Studies in Gender and/or Feminism, especially related to women’s health

Benefits and Compensation: the position includes a monthly salary (based on experience), standard vacation time, holidays, home-office allowance and healthcare allowance.

Application Process

We invite all interested candidates to submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of Motivation outlining how your experience, skills, and professional networks fit with the required job description (1-page maximum). 

Please submit your application to recruitment@safe2choose.org, subject line: Friendly French-speaking Abortion Counselor by June, 21st.

Please notice only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.