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  • Posted: Jun 6, 2022
    Deadline: Jun 17, 2022
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    Communication Assistant

    International Medical Corps is therefore looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Communication Assistant to be based in Kano.

    Job Summary

    Communication Assistant-Hickey Family Foundation (HFF) to join our team in Kano office, Nigeria to effectively manage Social Mobilization activities and maintain collaborative links with the key communication stakeholders in Nassarawa LGA, Kano. The Communication Assistant will be responsible for designing, planning and providing technical guidance on social mobilization activities in the HFF project in Kano states. He/she will work closely with the State Health Educator and State Social mobilization focal persons to ensure efficient and effective communication in the implementation of the HFF activities in the state.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Support implementation of social and community mobilization activities in collaboration with the State VCMs and state social mobilization focal persons
    • Support advocacy with religious and community leaders to create an enabling environment to improve awareness and increase demand for primary healthcare (PHC) services for children under five and pregnant/lactating women at the health facilities.
    • Support training and supervision of Voluntary Community Mobilizers and other social and or community mobilization agents working under the Hickey project.
    • Support the M&E Officers to effectively collect, collate and report social and community mobilization data as required.
    • Collaborate with Data Assistant to ensure documentation of all community mobilization activities.
    • Prepare and submit timely and quality communication activity reports, including field notes and success stories, to effectively capture lessons learnt on the ground from the projects.
    • Provide administrative support as needed.
    • Carry out other tasks to support the HFF project activities as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS  AND EXPERIENCE

    • First degree or its equivalent in social/ behavioural Sciences (Development Studies, Anthropology, Psychology, and Health Education) or any other relevant discipline of study
    • Proven experience on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.
    • Minimum of Three (3) years “Hands On” work experience in advocacy, social and or community mobilization or any health programs.
    • Excellent communication, and organizational skills; - and- ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at LGA and State level.
    • Understanding of local communities and cultures in the relevant states of operations and ability to communicate fluently in Hausa.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
    • Ability to travel and work in difficult settings, including remote rural areas of Nigeria.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software.
    • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines.
    • Experience in providing administrative support to work teams.
    • Ability to work successfully in cross-cultural, team-based environment.
    • Female candidate desirable

    Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

    ·         Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

    Compliance & Ethics:  

    ·         Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

    Equal Opportunities

    • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
    •   Due to the urgent need of the position applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    ·          International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the reporting email address provided at the end of this document. International Medical Corps’ Reporting email address:  www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com Please do not submit your CV or application to the reporting email address, it will not be considered for review

    Method of Application

    All applications should be addressed to the Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps via the email: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org  

    Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the Subject of their email, application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise applications will not be considered.

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