Community Engagement Assistant Governance at International Rescue Committee Maiduguri
careersome
Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria
2d ago
source : Fidanto

Date Posted 2019 11 07 The IRC is seeking two Urban Resilience Assistant to support it s From Response to Resilience project in Maiduguri Nigeria Through the project we will build the resilience of the people neighborhoods and governmental systems of urban Maiduguri to address the risks the city currently faces We will implement this project while supporting the local integration of internally displaced persons wishing to reside within Maiduguri permanently As Community Engagement Assistant you will assist the Community Engagement Officers to collaborate with Maiduguri s communities ensuring that the project is effectively implemented on schedule and to maximum benefit for Maiduguri s residents in tune with their needs and preferences You will support the implementation of the three year Area Based Approach project including the establishment and oversight of community based feedback and complaint mechanisms mobilizing local communities and organizing community engagement sessions The Community Engagement Assistants will be based in Maiduguri S he reports to the Senior Urban Resilience Manager The Community Engagement Assistant shall carry out any other tasks as required by supervisors Major Responsibilities Project Strategy and Quality Work as part of a team to design plan execute and monitor neighborhood based activities ensuring that communities are able to freely and safely voice their needs and preferences Help to plan and carry out community mobilization awareness creation and information dissemination activities Assist the Community Engagement Officers in planning organizing and implementing capacity building trainings at the community level Complete weekly reports on project activities including good quality activity photos documentation of feedback from community engagement sessions and the proactive sharing of lessons learned Assist in keeping records of all community based activities Coordinate referral pathways between consortium partners and other IRC sectors ensuring targeted assistance is provided to extremely vulnerable individuals Administrative Support Provide direct administrative support to Urban Resilience team including copying dissemination of documents assisting the preparation of procurement related documents tracking purchase and payment requests etc Collect information compile data produce reports and organize files as requested by Senior Urban Resilience Manager Support the development and maintenance of knowledge management systems for sharing information across the consortium to other sectors within the IRC and to external stakeholders Coordinate with IRC HR and Logistics teams as necessary to organize travel and administrative needs Carry out other tasks as assigned by the supervisor Qualifications Education Bachelors degreee in Social science economics international affairs Relations or related field is required Masters degree in Internationl Development Urban Planning or public policy related field is a plus Work Experience At least 1 year of professional humanitarian development experience Experience with neighborhood based projects highly desirable Experience with community engagement and participatory processes including previous facilitation of group work with relevant populations active participant of sectoral social groups and experience with capacity building or training exercises Knowledge of urban resilience concepts a plus Good communication skills written and verbal cultural sensitivity flexibility ability to improvise team player Able to solve complex problems through a reciprocal and consultative approach Ability to live and productively work under stress while maintain a sense of humor Languages Fluency in spoken and written English is required Knowledge of one or more local languages is obligatory Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite especially Word Excel Outlook and PowerPoint Method of Application Interested and qualified candidates should click here for more information and application work International Rescue Committee

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