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Community Mobilization Assistant
Job ID: 19000347
Location: Dutse, Jigawa
Employee Status: Fixed Term
- As a member of the INSPIRING Team, the Community Mobilization Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the SBCC Coordinator in the successful implementation of the INSPIRING Project at the State, local and community levels.
- Overall, the Community Mobilization Assistant will support the planning and implementation of community mobilization activities at the LGA, Community and household levels in collaboration with relevant LGA and community partners
- S/He will assist efforts aimed at raising awareness on Childhood Pneumonia and its thematic areas at the households/community and LGA levels.
- Participate in the development of the Project’s SBCC strategy
- Assist in the planning of SBCC / community mobilization interventions, in the form of annual, monthly and/or weekly work plans as requested. Ensure prompt reporting of community mobilization activities as agreed.
- Ensure the day-to-day implementation of all community mobilization activities at the community level. This includes but not limited to establishing and support Men and Women Groups at LGA level, establishing rapport and cordial working relationship with traditional and religious leaders, etc
- Work with the advocacy team to support commemoration of relevant child health days such as the World Pneumonia Day, World Breast feeding week as agreed in the annual work-plan
- With guidance from the SBCC Coordinator, provide technical support and oversight to all LGA and community based partners and volunteers
- Participate and support activities of community volunteers, including men’s and women’s group activities and meetings
- Where required, participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
- In consultation with the SBCC Coordinator, establish and maintain effective working relationship with the other projects in supported LGA, namely those implementing SBCC and MNCH/Nutrition interventions. This synergy should include, regular consultation on matters such as but not limited to work-planning, review meetings and joint supportive supervision visits.
- Support the preparation, planning and facilitation of SBCC related trainings for community volunteers and other partners
- Support development of training plans for CVs and other community partners based on identified needs.
Documentation and reporting:
- Responsible for developing timely and quality LGA level reports on activities, project results, case studies and lessons learned for SBCC interventions within the project.
- Support the MEAL team to ensure that data are captured in a correct and accurate manner.
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
- With guidance from the SBCC Coordinator, assist in establishing and sustaining positive relationships with religious and traditional leaders at the community and LGA levels
- Represent SCI and/or the project in relevant LGA level meetings.
- Contribute to communications and media work as required
- Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection/safeguarding policies, comply strictly with security procedures and other staff policies.
- Perform other tasks as maybe assigned from time to time
Qualifications & Experience
- Education to B.Sc/BA/HND in social sciences or equivalent field experience
- At least 2 years' experience supporting and implementing community mobilization interventions on Child Health/Nutrition projects
- Previous experience working with INGOs / NGOs
- Versatile in community engagement and experience providing support and supervision to activities of community volunteers and groups related to Child Health/Nutrition is an added advantage
- Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability in a public health context
- Experience in cascading training and capacity building to community groups
- Good understanding of Jigawa state community settings, local culture and sensitivity is an added advantage
- Erudite communicator, with strong written and documentation skills
- Experience on working in collaboration with Government counterpart at LGA level
- Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums
- A high level of written and spoken English and fluency in local language
- Ability to read and write and computer literate
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
Method of Application
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