Assistant Technical Officer, Community Mobilization Vacancy at FHI 360 – Cross River and Taraba

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Posted on: Wed 06-10-2021

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer, Community Mobilization

Requisition ID: 2021201993

Locations: Cross River and Taraba

Job Type: Full time

Supervisor: Project Coordinator

Basic Function

The Assistant Technical Officer, Community Mobilization will ensure effective mobilization and engagement with the various stakeholders at community, LGAs and state level for successful project implementation.

Essential Job Functions

  • Support community-driven approaches to COVID-19 response activities.
  • Facilitate stronger linkages and partnerships between the project and other implementing partners.
  • Develop and implement project community engagement strategies.
  • Lead advocacy efforts to mobilize political and social commitment and human resources for the project at all levels.
  • Establish/strengthen referral systems for COVID-19 case management
  • Provide guidance for social mobilization efforts at all levels as well as work closely with various partners and broad range of stakeholders that include TBAs, Faith Based Leaders, Traditional and Paramount Leaders, Youth, CSOs and LGA PHC units to conduct mobilization activities at all levels in order to increase uptake of COVID-19 prevention and mitigation activities
  • Coordinate mapping exercises and documentation of community resources (TBA/FBO/CSO/CBO relating to COVID-19 response in order to ascertain positive engagement
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership for appropriate training for social mobilization team to build their competence mobilization techniques.
  • Identify community issues/challenges and develop strategies to address these issues/challenges for effective implementation of the campaign portfolio
  • Conduct regular coordination meetings with the LGA social mobilization team to ensure an integrated and comprehensive approach to community mobilization, advocacy, and networking.
  • Prepare regular reports and other briefs on mobilization activities to project coordinator
  • Other duties as may be assigned periodically.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • The candidate should possess a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Nursing, Sociology, Community Development, Social Work and Social Administration or Social Sciences with 1 - 3 year post national youth service experience.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of health and other related public health issues for Cameroon refugees in Nigeria specifically.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues in program implementation and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to work well with others and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • High degree of proficiency in all the local languages is highly desirable.
  • Well-developed computer skills.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online