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 Ethiopia

Job Description

  • Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia is a pioneer Family planning and SRH organization established in 1966.

  • FGAE is an indigenous non-government organization which has been working to promote Sexual Reproductive Health and Family Planning rights and services.

  • It has been collaboratively working with the government, CSOs and community-based organizations in areas of family planning, SRH, HIV/AIDS, and other interventions focusing on women, youth and the wider community.

  • Women Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) project is a global initiative encompassing many countries in the sub-Saharan African regions to implement WISH2ACTION program FGAE seeks to employ qualified and competent professionals for the following vacant post:

    Job Summary/Position Summary

  • The 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.

    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

    Job Requirements

    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

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should send applications with CV and copies of credentials and other supporting documents with in 10 calendar days of this announcement to the following email address:

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