Advocacy, Communication & Social Mobilization Officer (ACSM) in Abuja, Nigeria

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Job Description

  • To participate and provide technical assistance in the planning and implementation of activities in public health, programming and community based activities.
  • Develop, monitor and review resource mobilization strategies for sustaining the organizations programs in line with the strategic objectives.
  • Provide administrative support to the Programme Management Unit(PMU) in projects as well as the Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization Unit(ACSM).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be part of the team to develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort.
  • Take part in the preparation and monitoring of the budget and other finance related activities
  • Help identify new opportunities and good practice both externally and from within.
  • Sourcing for grant announcements and developing suitable proposals.
  • Identify donors and areas for possible investment.
  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy and plan, in line with the strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Develop and maintain relations with potential donors including local funding agencies, corporate sectors, and international donors in line with donor requirements.
  • Report writing and report evaluation.
  • Monitor the implementation of funded projects by liaising with the responsible departments to ensure quality and informed reporting to donors on a timely basis in line with the contractual donor obligations.
  • Follow-up project proposals submitted to donors and keep proper record of all correspondences in line with organizational requirements.
  • Maintain database for all grant publications.
  • Liaise and maintain correspondence with relevant units/ program teams for better program coordination
  • Work directly with STOs at the state level to deliver grant objectives
  • Report or investigate concerns on program implementation
  • Perform research on a regular basis to aid program implementation
  • Report program status by keeping program plans up to date
  • Schedule training events and prepare corresponding materials
  • Occasionally attend and represent SHI at Rollback malaria partners coordination meetings and workshops
  • Identify gaps and challenges in the reports submitted by field staff and make recommendation for appropriate action
  • Prepare program presentations
  • Maintain program databases
  • Train; supervise other staff members to perform work activities as assigned.
  • Prepare periodic reports as required by the program
  • Administrative support
  • Process and prepare documents such as fund request and expense reports.
  • Prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record and transcribe minutes
  • Maintain and update inventory, mailing, and database systems
  • Open, sort and route incoming mail, answer correspondence, and prepare outgoing mail
  • Organize materials.

General Requirements

  • Candidates must have a Medical degree or Bachelors degree in Health Sciences or other related discipline and a post graduate qualification in Public health or other related discipline.
  • S/he must have a minimum of three years work experience in public health; particularly in malaria programs or any other programs in the other disease areas.
  • Five years minimum experience is required for candidates without a post graduate degree.



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