Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia WISH2 Project Community Engagement Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia WISH2 Project Community Engagement Officer Jobs in EthiopiaJob Summary/Position SummaryThe Community Engagement Officer is principally responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, documenting and reporting Family Planning demand creation activities at area office levels.
She/he is responsible for site level community mobilization activities aimed at enabling women, and youth have the knowledge and community support to use contraceptives.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific activities include
Plan and conduct community-based social mobilization activities for the promotion of family planning service utilization
Carry-out community-based sensitization and focus group discussion meetings to support the uptake of family planning service
Coordinate and monitor demand creation activities across the target audiences
Work closely with technical team (Cluster managers &other area office staffs) on the design, planning, and implementation of SBCC strategy in their area of assignment.
Ensures the timeliness, cost and quality of all activities related to social and behavior change communication.
With the support of the SBCC manager prepare annual work plans and budgets for SBCC objectives and deliverables; Prepares required reporting for social and behavior change communication activities in his/her assignment areas
Put into action practical exercises, counselling, demonstrations, and role plays sexual and reproductive health in general and family planning in particular
Support health extension workers to ensure quality in delivery of community engagement activities.
Participate in the development and organization of trainings in line with activities concerning community education: psychodramas, songs, community mobilization.
Liaise/coordinate with project Cluster Managers and local authorities, Kebele/Got leaders and other beneficiaries for better implementation of project intervention.
Provide trainings on Sexual and reproductive health promotion to targeted household members, community at large and their leaders,
Assist with adaptation, translation, pre-testing, and required technical review of all SBCC messaging and assist in approvals process with government regulatory bodies; and
Develop and share success stories/best practices related to community engagement
Prepare narrative and quantitative SBCC report on monthly and quarterly basis.
Carries out all other duties as required by his immediate supervisor.
Qualification and Experience
BSC/BA degree in Health
Communication/Promotion, Social Work/Development studies, Sociology and/or Public Health or related fields.
At least 5 years practical experience in community mobilization activities, preferably in the area of SRH.
Functional skills and knowledge
Good Interpersonal communication skills with ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
Strong writing and communication skills in English and Amharic.
Knowledge of the local language is required.
Ability and willingness to frequently travel to project implementation woredas/Kebele
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
How to Apply
Interested applicants should send no-returnable applications with CV and copies of credentials and other supporting documents with in 10 calendar days of this announcement to the following address:
Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia Southern Area Office
Finance & Admin Services Division
P.O. Box: 606
Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
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