Are you a social and community activist with a passion for women and children? Are you innovative and entrepreneurial? Do you have excellent administrative management skills? Then one of DGMT’s two new opportunities, which relate to mother and child health and nutrition during the first 1000 days, may be perfect for you!

Zero-Stunting campaign coaches

The Zero-Stunting campaign aims to halve the national prevalence of stunting of children under the age of two by 2030. Towards this end, the campaign seeks to provide universal access to aspirational antenatal and postnatal classes through a social franchise that supports and empowers pregnant mothers and their babies through the critical first 1000 days of life (from conception to a child’s second birthday).

DGMT is currently recruiting enthusiastic and highly motivated coaches to manage, monitor and quality assure their franchisee network. Coaches will travel across the country and will, therefore, require a driver’s licence.

Key responsibilities:
• Recruit and train franchisees and provide opportunities for ongoing development through coaching and quality assurance processes;
• Initiate and maintain the effective use of resources by franchisees;
• Support franchisees and inspire a wider sense of belonging and loyalty to the franchisee network;
• Drive and monitor quality improvement among franchisees and franchisee clubs

Franchising opportunity: antenatal and baby classes

A national franchise is about to be launched, supported by a group of funders committed to helping babies and young children grow to their full potential. The first 1000 days of life (from conception to a child’s second birthday) play a vital role in shaping a child’s future. Children who receive enough love, food and stimulation during this period of life tend to thrive, do better at school and get better jobs as a result. But often parents don’t get enough support and information when they’re pregnant or when the baby is very young. DGMT hopes to fill this gap through an exciting new social franchise of antenatal and baby classes.

A franchise is an opportunity that allows the franchisee (possibly you) to start your own branch of an initiative by using someone else’s (the franchisor’s) expertise, ideas, systems, information, processes, training and support.

This franchise has not officially launched – and its name is still under wraps, but DGMT would like to test it with some sparky people who want to be in on the action right from the beginning. This is not a job that will pay a salary, but an entrepreneurial opportunity that will enable you to supplement your current income through the franchise’s low-fee structure.

Role and responsibilities:
As a franchisee you will have to host a minimum of two classes per week with two groups of 10 moms.

Click here for more information on these opportunities.

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