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  • Posted: Oct 20, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 27, 2021
  • Center for Civilians in Conflict works for the men, women, and children caught in the midst of war. We believe civilians should be spared war’s devastation and no civilian loss should be forgotten or overlooked. Countries We work with civilians in conflict zones. We travel to conflict zones and speak directly to those affected. We document their st...
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    Community Engagement Officer

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Department: Programs
    Reports To: Community Engagement Manager
    Minimum Experience: Mid-level

    Job Description

    • We are looking for a “Community Engagement Officer” who will support in developing, implementing, and facilitating CIVIC Community Based Protection (CBP) engagement which range from capacity building for civilians in conflict affected communities, and creation of platforms for dialogues between Security force and community.
    • Reporting to the Community Engagement Manager, you will work closely with the Community Based Protection team and, particularly with the community.
    • The core purpose of your role is to support community resilience and participation in self -Protection activities, advocacy and behavioral change interventions, including the current conflict dynamics in Northeast Nigeria. Supporting people with live experience to share their stories and expertise. Coordinating and facilitating campaign meetings and events.
    • Strengthening relationships with national representative and people-based organizations, Support to conflict affected Communities through community Based Protection.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Recruiting, training, and supporting community members and key stakeholders to engage with relevant actors to advocate for protection needs,
    • Supporting people with live experience to share their stories and expertise.
    • Coordinating and facilitating self- protection meetings and events.
    • Strengthening relationships between Government forces, community militia and civilians.
    • Supporting CIVIC to develop processes for proactively engaging with representative of relevant security agencies, and organizations.
    • Strategize and implement ways for programming to reflect the different protection needs of women, men, boys, girls, including those with disabilities to increase their voice and influence around protection issues.
    • In close coordination with the team, support civilians’ effort to develop self-protection strategies.

    Educational Qualification & eExperience Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Social Science is required
    • A strong commitment to reducing civilians harm and inequality in conflict affected communities.
    • Experience in mobilizing and organizing communities to effect change (ideally in a social, environmental, or political campaign), using a variety of techniques including online face to face and phone.
    • A minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience is required
    • Proven experience mobilizing communities to meet strategic goals and a strong understanding of strategic advocacy and campaigning.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience working with, and writing for, digital platforms, and facilitating online meetings with a diverse range of stakeholders.
    • Strong computer and digital skills; success using social media engagement strategies and digital campaigning.
    • Experience in capacity building, training, and coordinating.
    • Experience of general protection and conflict management will be highly regarded.
    • Fluency in oral and written English, Kanuri, and Hausa is required.
    • Experience working with an INGO is an added advantage
    • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute to team success will be an advantage.
    • Ability to operate within a predominantly administratively self-servicing environment.

    Method of Application

    Equal Opportunity

    • “CIVIC is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, etc.

    Additional Information:

    • CIVIC is not able to sponsor employees now, therefore, please ensure that you are able to legally work in this location when applying. Upon offer, the candidate will be asked to provide a copy of their passport, National ID, work permit, or other documentation which allows them to work in the specified location.
    • Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: CIVIC does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. CIVIC does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.
    • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Center for Civilians in Conflict’s Mission on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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