Community Mobilization Associate Full Time

Sokoto, Nigeria | Bachelor's Degree | 3 - 5 years | Full Time | Male or Female | NGO/Community Services & Dev | NGO

Job Summary
The Community Mobilization Associate will function as a member of a team implementing the USAID funded Targeted States High Impact Program (TSHIP). The Community Mobilization Associate will work under the guidance of the community Mobilization Specialist in implementing TSHIP's Social Mobilization strategy. He/She will facilitate and strenghten an ongoing range of community activities of Ward Development Communities (WDC), and Village Develoment Committes (VDC) which aim at engaging households and communities in demanding for and increasing the use of high impact family planning, maternal child health, and reproductive health (RH/FP/MCH) services; and improving community engagement in sokoto. He/She will responsible for;

1) building the capacity of WDC, VDC and Local Government Social Mobilization Committes (LGSMC)

2) Developing community-based relationships with various stakeholders.

3) Guilding periodic meetings held by the VDC,WDC and other stakeholders.
Job Responsibilites
- Working closely with LGA Development Coordinators, LGA Health Coordinators, and LGA Social Mobilization Committee.

- Provide leadership in the implementation of BASPHCDA ( in partnership with TSHIP) social mobilization approach in the zones, LGAs, wards, communities, households and health facilities.

- Assist with capacity building on community building, organization, revilatization and facilitation of VDCs/WDCs.

- Provide regular capacity building on community mobilization approach, using the community action cycle to VDCs/WDCs, training of community level health workers, overseeing household education and awareness pactivities.

- Identification of CBOs, FBOs women's groups, private and other public partnership to enhance and support program activities.

- Support LGASMC,WDC and VDCs to develop work plans for community mobilization and advocacy events to policy makers at the LGA and State level.

- In collaboration with LGA development coordinators, support VDCs/WDCs to monitor activities at health facilities.

- In collaboration with LGA health coordinators, support resource leveraging activities of WDCs/VDCs to address some of the health challenges in their communities.

- Hold regular meetings with VDCs, WDCs and women groups within the LGAs for experience sharing and reporting.

- Develop affordable and sustainable community-link for problem solving within the community.

- Provide supportive supervision of the VDCs and WDCs for proper community mobilization activities.

- Build strong linkages with traditional leaders.

- Identify potential champions and change agents within the community.
Job Requirements
-Bachelor's degree with 3 years experience in Public Health, Social Science, or a related field required.

-Familiarity with the RH/FP/MCH field's concepts, practices, procedures, and platform required.

-Fluency in both English and Hausa language.

-Good knowledge of the socio-cultural and geographical terrains in Bauchi and Sokoto State.

-Strong mobilization and interpersonal communicating skills.
Knowledge of community organizing principles.

-Experience with an NGO for at least 3 years is an added advantage.
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