Friday, August 03, 2012

Peer Educators Training for PLHIV


The Department of Health, through the National AIDS STI Prevention and Control Program (NASPCP) under the Infectious Disease Office (IDO) of the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (NCDPC), invites applicants for the TRAINING ON PEER EDUCATION FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV (PLHIV) on September 2012. This training aims to: (1) capacitate PLHIV to become peer educators; and (2) provide support services and continuum of care to PLHIV through the formation of a support group. Details of the training will be sent to the qualified applicants.

To qualify, he/she must:
1. be a PLHIV
2. be empowered and actively involved in support groups or care and support organization
3. have at least one year experience/involvement in providing care and support services to PLHIV
4. have good writing / speaking skills
5. be capable of preparing client profile and narrative report of client intervention
6. have undergone training on Sex, Gender and Sexuality
7. be articulate in Tagalog and English (or local dialect)
8. have a spirit of volunteerism

1. Application letter addressed to NCDPC-NASPCP
2. Essay on unforgettable experience(s) as a peer educator. State issues and how these were addressed.
3. Separate Recommendation/Endorsement from the Superior / Head of Organization and Two (2) peers/colleagues
4. Supporting documents for training attended
Considerations for Selection of Applicants:


  • Basic Course on General Counseling
  • Updated on programs implemented by national government and NGOs
  • aware of referral mechanism
  • Has basic knowledge on HIV and STI, ART, RA 8504,TCS services
  • Must be familiar with human anatomy
  • has undergone formal training on peer education and group facilitation


  • Capable of preparing client profile and activity report
  • Articulate in Tagalog and English (or local dialect)


  • Sensitive, emphatic, open-minded, good listener, good communicator, trustworthy
  • Committed to serve peers on a voluntary basis

Interested applicants must submit all documents on or before Friday, August 17, 2012 to:
Peer Education for PLHIV Training Secretariat
National AIDS STI Prevention and Control Program (NASPCP)
3rd Floor, Bldg. 14
Department of Health
San Lazaro Compound
Sta. Cruz, Manila

For further details, please contact NASPCP at (632) 495-0149 or email