Community Mobilization Specialist

Education Development Center (EDC)
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Job Description

Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Community Mobilization Specialist

Job Description
  • The USAID/Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus project, being implemented by Creative Associates and EDC, works to improve the quality of and access to education in Nigeria's Northern States.
  • The Sokoto Community Mobilization Specialist will be responsible for implementing activities to increase community awareness and support of schooling in targeted non-formal education and alternative education learning center communities in Sokoto.
  • This includes implementing a small grants program to enable CSOs to establish community coalitions and learning centers, building the capacity of CSOs and executing awareness campaigns to strengthen the community’s demand for education.
  • This position is based in Sokoto, Nigeria, and will report to the Sokoto Team Leader.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Establishes new community coalitions or local education support groups and committees
  • Provides partner CSOs with day-to-day mentoring on project design, implementation, and monitoring
  • Supports the application of training materials to strengthen CSO organizational management, HR and financial systems and provide technical support in community mobilization
  • Engages and serves as program focal point with CSOs and supported communities in Sokoto
  • Coordinates donor, stakeholder, and field staff visits to CSOs and communities in Sokoto

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements
Skills and Experience
  • Candidates for this position must have at least 5 years of experience in programs in community mobilization and outreach.
  • Candidates must demonstrate prior experience managing community engagement campaigns, preferably in the education sector.
  • In addition, prior experience with international organizations’ community grants mechanisms, demonstrating in-depth understanding of the role of civil society in development and experience in developing and implementing capacity building plans in culturally, politically, and security sensitive environments.
  • Candidates must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa.
  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace. EDC offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resumes with name of the position EG; “Community Mobilization Specialist” in the subject line of the email.

Note: Only candidates who are being invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please

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Job Summary
December 16, 2015
Offer Type
Minimum of 5years
Salary Range
N0.00 - N0.00K
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