Samaritan's Purse Health Community Mobilizer Jobs in Ethiopia

Samaritan's Purse Health Community Mobilizer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Summary

  • The Health Community Mobilizer is responsible for community participation in health facilities and /or mobile clinics in West Guji.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with community leaders and other members of targeted communities in identifying community volunteers and existing community groups interested in health and nutrition activities.

  • Conduct regular focus group discussions to identify existing barriers to uptake of services and develop communication strategies to overcome these barriers.

  • Develop and conduct training for the community volunteers/group on positive health practices, safe motherhood, infant and young child feeding practices, and general childcare and hygiene promotion.

  • Support community sensitization activities at the clinics and in the community-by-community volunteers and other group.

  • Identify and provide tools and IEC material to assist in dissemination of information.

  • Prepare weekly work plan and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.

  • Prepare activity-reporting formats and collect weekly activity reports from community volunteers.

  • Compile monthly activity report for submission to the health manager.

  • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.

    Key Result Areas

  • Improvement of key health indicators mainly maternal mortality ratio, neonatal mortality ratio, and community population coverage.

  • Increased uptake of health services as a strategy of reducing mortality

  • Increased uptake of positive practices related to health, nutrition and hygiene.

  • Timely and quality health care services to displaced persons, refugees and other vulnerable groups.

    Job Requirements

    Skills Required

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Attention to detail, anticipation and follow up are core values of the job function.

  • Possesses strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be a self-starter and
    internally driven to success and hard work.

  • Possesses strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse culture and ethic backgrounds.

  • Must be a humble team player

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable.

  • Willingness to travel in and out of the field.

  • High level of integrity and stewardship
    Committed to the SP values and ethics

    Education / Experience Needed

  • Degree in Health Education or Social Sciences

  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity, able to work under stress as the situation may dictate.

  • Two to three years of experience in community mobilization, education, social services or public health.

  • Proven experience in community based programming with the ability to motivate and lead community volunteers.


  • local language

  • English is an advantage

    Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.

    Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands will be dependent upon situation and event.

    Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Travelling

  • Work in a security context that is fluid

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants can send ONLY updated CV and application letter to no later than May 28, 2020.

  • Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, 'Health Community Mobilizer''.

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