Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.
Action Against Hunger is recruiting to fill the position of: Community Mobilization Officer
The Community Mobilization Officer provides support in the implementation, organisation, follow-up and reporting of community mobilization activities of the CMAM program in close collaboration with the SMOH/LGA and ACF LGA Officers. She/he implements and supervises the activities in the communities to strengthen coverage of CMAM, IYCF and WASH activities.
Summary of Key Objectives:
Undertake Community Mobilization Activities in collaboration with the Health Facility staff. Organize sensitization meetings with community leaders, village heads, community elders, traditional leaders; Undertake community mapping and other similar exercises; and Promote integration of WASH and nutrition activities.
Support the health facilities with active case findings, defaulter tracking & follow-up. Conduct regular/refresher trainings for the CVs on CMAM, IYCF and WASH, and ensure that the CVs identifies active SAM cases in the community and refer them to the nearest health facilities
Participate actively in IYCF and WASH activities in the community. Ensure that IYCF mother support groups are formed according to the plan; and Set up regular health education sessions in the community in consultation with key nutrition & WASH staff
Qualifications & Essential Skills
Diploma in Health/Nutrition related sciences with a major in Community Mobilization preferred; combination of work experience and sufficiently related areas of study may be accepted in lieu
Strategic thinking, planning, reporting and communication skills
Fluent in English and Hausa; other regional languages an asset; solid literacy skills in English
Interpersonal skills – able to work with diverse stakeholders and partners effectively
Precision and exactitude
Basic computer literacy
Good capacity to work in a team
Knowledge of admission criteria and Nigeria CMAM protocol
Resident of community area (LGA) of work, networks within community
Previous NGO experience in a similar setting
Proficiency with local languages (Kanouri, Fulani)
Knowledge of arithmetic to make anthropometric measurements and statistics
Interested candidates should forward their CV's together with their Cover Letter as an email attachment to the following email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants should indicate in the subject title of their forwarding mail, the title of the position they are applying for.
Note: Please do not attach your certificates to the application email. Any application received after Sunday, 9th November 2014 will not be considered.