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Officer, Community Mobilization at International Medical Corps

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We assist those in urgent need anywhere, anytime, no matter what the conditions, providing lifesaving health care and health care-related emergency services-often within hours. As conditions ease, we work with local leaders to rebuild stronger. In non-emergency settings, our focus is development. Through our training programs, we pass essential skills into local hands, preparing those in disaster-prone areas to better withstand adversity. Embedding these skills into the community lies at the heart of what we do: build self-reliance. It gives people hit by tragedy a sense of ownership over their own recovery and the ability to shape their own future as they rebuild. And wherever it occurs, it is an investment that benefits us all because it prepares local residents to be their own best First Responders should disaster strike.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Location: Borno
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit 

JOB SUMMARY  

  • The Officer, Community Mobilization will be responsible to oversee and provide technical support to Community Mobilizers or other staff responsible to provide community-based health and hygiene promotion, as well community mobilization. 
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
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MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To lead in community sensitization and mobilization interventions, through planning, and implementation of day-to-day activities as well as monitoring and reporting. 
  • To work in collaboration with IMC sector staff such as health nutrition, WASH, and other sector officers to support community-based activities.
  • Guide social mobilizers in their work such as community awareness sessions including information on availability of services, community campaigns and other community mobilization activities.
  • To prepare and support outreach activities in collaboration with IMC health team.
  • Support organizing services in case working as part of a mobile medical unit and carry out tasks assigned by the team leader.
  • To prepare weekly and monthly work plan for social mobilization related activities.
  • To carry out monitoring and supervisory visits for social mobilizers working in the projects using standard checklists and tools.
  • To collect, review and analyze reports of all social mobilizers and give feedback on the work and achievements.
  • To represent IMC in community-based health activities relevant meetings.
  • To collaborate with different IMC departments such as MEAL, finance, logistics and procurement to achieve planned activities. 
  • To work in coordination with district health department staff for community health related activities.
  • Review all project documents regarding outreach activities (proposal, budget) ensure completion of activities and proper spending.
  • Contribute to submission of weekly, biweekly, monthly, and quarterly reports.
  • Coordinate review meetings for social mobilizers.
  • Work closely with line manager to ensure availability of IEC materials for community and social mobilization activities to be used by social mobilizers.
  • Assess capacity of social mobilizers and plan training together with the line manager.
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of community mobilization teams in all the project field locations, including facilitation of recruitment and monitoring of work/results.
  • Provide mentorship to the community mobilization field staff and to communities when it is needed.
  • Ensure community participation includes the most vulnerable and marginalized groups. 
  • Facilitate the community to pass their complaints to the management through CBFRM in a transparent manner.
  • Act in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner towards other colleagues & the community.
  • Ensure inclusion and input of community in health-related activities and services. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
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Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A University Degree Holder in Social sciences (HEC recognized institution) or health. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
  • At least 2 years of experience in community mobilization and health and hygiene education services.
  • Good user of MS Office
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure, manage time and prioritize work to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to apply innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Well-developed organization skills.
  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision and under pressure.
  • Fluency in local and national language is must and ability to communicate in English.

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