Community Mobilization Officer at Save the Children Nigeria

Community Mobilization Officer at Save the Children Nigeria – TDPel Jobs

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Community Mobilization Officer
Job ID: 2100044F
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Child Saveguarding
Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people.
Role Purpose
Support the programme team to ensure commitment and involvement of relevant stakeholders (local authorities and community members) before, during and after program implementation. Ensure stakeholders are properly mobilized in the communities we are working to ensure participation and sustainability of our programs.
Key Areas of Accountability:
Support the identification of volunteers in the communities by the community leaders
Facilitate volunteers’ training (and other training as per request)
Support and mentor community volunteers to carry out their activities on community sensitization, screening and follow up of cases on treatment
Under mentorship and guidance of the Community Mobilization Coordinator, meet regularly with local leaders
Lead on planning and implementation of feedback mechanisms with leaders, communities and beneficiaries
Work on education materials for activities
Coordinate activities with OTP officers
Link with other organisations present in the area
Plan logistics and materials needed for the activities to be carried out
Prepare a monthly plan of field activities
Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all CM activities (by SC staff and CV)
Produce case studies related to CM, at least once per quarter or as per the line manager’s request
Identify the problems in the implementation process and propose solutions
Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement
Prepare activities’ reports
Supervises and mentor Community Mobilization Assistant assigned
Additional Job Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
Holds self and others accountable
Ambition:
Creating best-in-class EA function
Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively
Collaboration:
Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
Designing more effective admin systems
Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates the highest levels of integrity.
Skills and Experience
Administrative & General Skills:
Minimum of BSc / HND in Mass Communication, English or relevant Social Sciences qualification
At least 2 years post NYSC relevant experience in community mobilization
Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
Excellent communication skills; spoken and written
Experience working in multi-sectoral environment
Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
Ability to work in partnership with government and other I/NGO’s staff
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work within a team setting
Independence, adaptability and flexibility
Understanding of Kanuri language will be an advantage
Working Conditions
Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary

Application Closing Date
23rd June, 2021.

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