Save the Children Nigeria is recruiting for fulltime Community Engagement Officer.
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Community Engagement Officer - on behalf of CSO Partner
Locations: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara, Nigeria Job Type: Full-time
Scope of Role
This is a partner staff role. The staff will be engaged and paid by SCI partners, and reports to the partner’s Project Team Lead in the three states of Gombe, Kastina and Zamfara.
The Partnership community engagement officer will Coordinate, monitor and supervise the community based promotion and mobilization activities related to “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make Informed Choices for their Health” (REACH) project at the community level.
Key Areas of Accountability As a member of the REACH Project team, the Partnership community engagement officer will:
Demonstrate behaviours that are consistent with Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the programme.
Contribute to a conducive and productive work environment in a way that promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation
Duties and Responsibilities
Support in the development of communications materials, participate in their review, and comment on print and electronic media materials including scripts, posters, leaflets, video/audio recordings. This also includes working with the state team in development of programme case studies and documentaries.
Organise Stakeholders participation, sensitisation and advocacy
Ensure strong link with state, local government and community stakeholders
Work closely with state ASRH coordinator and Gender equality and child welfare officer to design and deliver communications interventions that facilitate behaviour change amongst target groups across the focal LGAs
Lead on planning and implementation of feedback mechanisms with leaders, communities and beneficiaries
Be responsible for the strengthening and coordination of complain and response mechanism (CRM) activities
Keep records of supervision and actions taken from own activities
Link with other organisations present in the area
Plan logistics and materials needs for the activities to be carried out
Relationship building negotiation and problem solving with authorities, communities and Mobilizers/Volunteers
Develop good knowledge of state and local government structures, parliamentary and political processes, traditional and religious structure and any other key decision making structures and how to influence them.
Undertake a range of lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, religious/traditional leaders, community members, donors and politicians, of the value of REACH project in the community.
Ensure Save the Children visibility and acceptance in the community
Prepare a monthly plan for field activities
Identify the problems in the implementation process and propose solutions
Prepare activities’ reports
Min Required Experience:
Requirements, Skills and Experience Essentials:
A graduate University degree in Social Sciences with academic training in women’s studies, gender and development or a relevant field
At least 1-to2 years of experience on community mobilization, Adolescent sexual and reproductive health programming.
Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
Experience in Adolescent sexual and reproductive health Nutrition and community based programmes,
Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO’s staff.
Strong organizational skills to work effectively to support multi-tasking.
Adaptability and flexibility to adjust to changing schedules and priorities.
Effective critical information gathering to create accurate reports.
Strong written and oral communication skills, in English.
Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
Good familiarity, networking and working relationships with relevant organizations.
Programming experience in community engagement.
Application Closing Date 24th September, 2018.
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