Community Mobilization Officer at Action Against Hunger | ACF-InternationalClosing Date: 6 August

Experience: 2 years

Location: Yobe

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.

Job Summary

  • The position is based in Damaturu, Yobe State and supervised Behavioural Change and Training Officer.

  • The Community Mobilization Officer is required to implement and conduct mobilization activities within the assigned community.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Support Social behaviour change and training lead/Officer to recruit IYCF Social Behaviour Change community volunteers (Health promoters) in targeted LGA.

  • Conduct nutrition situation analysis, capacity assessment of Ministry of health workers on promotion of essential nutrition actions.

  • Provide support in capacity building of IYCF social behavioural and communication teams.

  • Participate with line/technical managers in developing job description of care group promoters and volunteers

  • Participate with line manager/technical managers in reviewing criteria for selection of care group promoters, care group volunteers from the community level

  • With support from Social behaviour change and training lead/Officer and SBC Assistants and in consultation with WDCs, religious and community leaders, respective health workers, recruit Health promoters and facilitate selection of care group volunteers.

  • Participate with M&E team in conducting Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP), Baseline/End-line surveys data collection.

  • Mobilize SBCC team and conduct focus group discussions to identify community perceptions about malnutrition, child illnesses, IYCF & health seeking behaviour across different age and gender groups.

  • Participate in Barrier analysis with support from technical managers/consultant

  • Conduct technical capacity assessment of health facility and health workers in promoting essential nutrition actions including health & Hygiene.

  • Develop care group implementation work plan.

  • Develop and share LGA budget planning in line with the project internal budget and reviewed work plan on a monthly and quarterly basis; share with line manager

  • Support SBCC teams (IYCF Social behaviour change Assistants, Promoters) in preparing monthly action plans for each team member in line with care group implementation work plan.

Position Requirements

  • Degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Education, Social work, Community Psychology, Communications, or related Science Field.

  • 2 years’ experience in Care Group Model, CMAM, advocacy/community mobilization strategy particularly in development/humanitarian context.

  • Ability to influence and communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences/decision makers at Local and State level.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with community members and leaders, partner agencies, key contacts in the government, and CSO.

  • Previous supervisory role.

  • Good understanding of strategies for achieving IYCF programming through participatory processes, and the links with gender, diversity and other aspects of identity.

  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.

  • Strong sense of organization and attention to details.

  • Fluency in spoken and written English, Hausa and Kanuri.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Action Against Hunger | ACF-International career website on to apply

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