Community mobilizer
Plan International
Mubi, AD, NG
13d ago

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity.

We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries, driving changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

Plan International is registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Deadline for application submission : 23rd April, 2019.

Role Purpose :

The purpose of this role is to coordinate and lead community engagement and mobilization activities for the GIZ Education in Emergency project programs in Bahili & Mijulu communities of Mubi North LGA, Adamawa state.

The post holder will be supervised by the GIZ EiE project Coordinator and expected to work very closely with other members of the GIZ EiE team.

Dimensions of Role :

The post holder will coordinate the community mobilization part of GIZ EiE programming by facilitating the community outreach programme through promoting the efficient and effective sensitisation and mobilize the community with other programme team members for the assigned LGA EiE program.

Key Roles / Responsibilities :

Programme development & Quality Management

In collaboration with the Field Team and Project Coordinator, the Community Mobilizer will :

  • Design and facilitate community mobilization / sensitization campaigns in collaboration with the EiE Officer and other team members.
  • Supervise the activities of the SBMCs, and school teachers on location to ensure quality implementation of activities and ensure communities are sensitised to the programme as quickly as possible.

    Identify, report and provide on-the-job training to staff members related to community mobilization part of EiE; Plan and organise weekly and monthly Community mobilization and sensitization programme for the local government area.

    Orientate community stakeholders and gate keepers on community mobilization part of EiE. Ensure SBMCs, teachers and parents / caregivers clearly understand the selection criteria used in selecting the beneficiaries of the EiE programme.

    Participate in monitoring the attendance rate of the enrolled school children and participants of IGA. Participate in monitoring the attendance rate of teachers and the quality of education being given in the school in collaboration with the SBMCs.

    Mobilise community members and beneficiaries any time there is an activity or distribution. Ensure liaison with existing community structures, groups and individuals where possible Submit a weekly and monthly report of all Community Outreach activities and statistics Report progress and any problems in a timely manner to the Supervisor.

    Using systematic approaches gather information through the community about the program strong and weak side, on the week side take immediate action to solve.

    Attend regular EiE meetings with the team. Perform any other project related duties as specified by the project coordinator.

    Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives :

    Knowledge :

    Qualifications and Experience

  • HND / ND / NCE or equivalent in Social Science, Education or related fields
  • Minimum of 1year relevant working experience under response programming, humanitarian affairs or human rights.
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Experience working with IDPs and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Experience in Community mobilization / back to school campaign / enrolment drive
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Skills & Knowledge

  • Excellent community mobilization skills
  • Ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills
  • Able to communicate clearly and strategically with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • Strong capacity building / training / coaching / mentoring skills with communities and internal and external staff
  • Computer knowledge - Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Behaviours :

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism / integrity
  • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it’s agreed financial and program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organisational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning.
  • Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.

    Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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