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Action Against Hunger 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Community Mobilization Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno State
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Community Mobilization Officer

Objective 1

  • Provide support to AAH PM to implement mobilization activities throughout the program implementation stages.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the community mobilization officer to develop a community mobilization and sensitization strategy document for effective program delivery.
  • Support the community mobilization officer to implement the mobilization activities at LGA level in line with the work plan to adhere the deadlines.
  • To provide training, orientation to the target communities regarding, AAH, project, CRM, health and hygiene, FCS, HDDS, Nutrition and other mobilization activities part of the project and provide guideline and trainings to field assistants for effective community mobilization at the LGA level.
  • Support the community mobilization officer to identify methods of community mobilization that enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and programs (FSL, Nutrition, WASH, NFIs, etc.)
  • Help to identify areas of cross-program linkages within AAH programs in assigned LGA to ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of AAH technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines.
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through good quality input for lessons learned, best practices, evaluations etc. for the FSL, WASH, Nut components of the program for training, mobilization and IEC material etc.
  • To assist the Community Mobilization officer, Nutrition Sector Manager and FSL Area Manager in preparing internal and external reports for AAH and the community, including case studies and success stories.

Objective 2

  • Manage community mobilization field teams within sector to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all AAH mobilization, trainings and IEC material Building.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • In close coordination with community Mobilization officer, cash team and nutrition team in review and lead technical assessments, training manuals, design IEC material for AAH program.
  • To provide regular support to the program field team to implement the filed activities at community level.
  • Ensure harmonization of program operating plans and protocols across the program as well as the mission, with the help of line manager.
  • Will provide regular input for the tools based on findings at field level to ensure that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood.
  • Assist in engaging stake holders at LGA level.

Objective 3

  • Ensure tracking and reporting of activities under community mobilization of all two component of the program (cash transfer and Nutrition).

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Share reports and finding on daily basis to provide help in compilation of quality reports with an overview of activities and contextual updates, and quantitative indicator follow-up and submit to supervisor for consolidation.
  • Share day to day challenges and will suggest mitigation to program team.
  • Assist the program Manager in reviewing community mobilization activities, budget and then follow up with Logistics and field assistants to ensure adherence to work plan.
  • Contribute to the timely submission of PRs, car/ staff movement plans on weekly basis.
  • Ensure that all program-related data and information shared is correct, updated, organized, properly documented and accessible to the supervisor.
  • Contribute to the systematic monitoring and evaluation of CM activities.
  • Contribute in developing biweekly report activity, progress reports for the program team as well as contribute to the development of donor reports.

Objective 4

  • Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA level and at state level when required.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Represent AAH with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders at LGA level with the consent of CM supervisor.
  • Undertake additional coordination as requested by the line manager.

Internal & External Responsibilities
Internal:

  • Community Mobilization Officer: Direct line management & reporting, technical oversight, coaching
  • LGA CM field assistants, direct supervisee.
  • Other Sector Managers (FSL, WASH, Nut): exchange of information on programs and monitoring and evaluation (integrated approach).
  • Base log, Admin and Finance: exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination.

External:

  • Participate in all Working Group meetings  (with the consent of line manager):
  • Local and state government: Engage with stakeholders in coordination with base admin &log and state supervisors/PMs/DPMs.

 

Min Required Experience:

1 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Diploma/OND/NCE

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

Position Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Minimum of National Diploma in Public Administration, Community Health Extension, Political Science, and Public Health, other related qualifications.
  • Minimum 1 years work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 years in conflict/insecure contexts.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to screening sites
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt
  • Professional, motivated, creative, and, culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent team, communication and organization competencies.

Preferred:

  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word).
  • Fluency in English and Hausa
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.
  • Resident of community area (LGA) of work, networks within community
  • Proficiency with local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Shuwa)
  • Previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. FSL, cash transfers, wash, Nutrition).
  • Previous experience with AAH.
  • Report writing skills.

Application Closing Date
20th, May, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should: 
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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