Save the Children Community EiE Community Mobilization Officer (Yobe) Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children Community EiE Community Mobilization Officer (Yobe) Jobs in Nigeria



Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.


In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children


Responsibilities


Programme Support (at the field level):


  • Support planning efforts at state, LGEA and community levels so as to ensure effective and efficient resource allocation and utilization in line with approved project work plans and budgets and within the complete project cycle.
  • Participate in efforts to ensure availability of updated budgets, log frames targets, work plans, and reports are timely and accurate.
  • Take active role in unpacking and roll out of new projects with staff, partners and eventually community or project areas.
  • Build capacity and provide direct backup technical supportive supervision to head teachers, government desk officers, teachers, quality assurance officers and other community resource persons engaged in the project, in collaboration with the designated LGEA technical staff.
  • Ensure 100% monthly budget utilization and reporting of key results based on project work plans and budgets.
  • Ensure success stories that have been identified on the program are documented with good practices shared among staff.
  • Provide technical support to the stakeholders to ensure effective implementation
  • Participate in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and final report based on project targets and results
  • Ensure that key lessons from the project are shared or disseminated to wider audience in project states as appropriate
  • Develop a community mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementation
    Facilitate community engagement in school PTA/SBMC/traditional/religious structures meetings for improved learning outcomes and school level decision making processes
  • Work closely with the relevant state agencies and parastatals, LGEA, other NGOs and Agencies in the Education sector, Schools, SBMCs, PTAs among others so as to identify areas of collaboration and leverage against state resources so as to maximize impact.
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centres, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction( DRR)
  • In collaboration with the EiE Team, Education Technical Adviser, partners and LGEA officials, conduct needs assessment to identify gaps in education sector
  • In collaboration with the rest of the programme team prepare and facilitate trainings
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the AENN projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • With support from
    the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

    Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the manager.


    Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Social work, Psychology, Communications, or related Social Science field, and preferably post-graduate university degree, in subject related to emergency education.
  • At least 5 years post NYSC substantial experience in advocacy and policy development / research in the development context.
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing and evaluating gender-transformative social and behavior change communication interventions
  • Experience in implementing gender-transformative approaches to education
  • Relevant experience with demonstrated experience managing Emergency Education programs, particularly in a humanitarian context.
  • Good understanding of the possibilities and tactics for influencing decision and policy makers, politicians, donors, and other key actors.
  • Knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local, state and national levels.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society (coalitions) and media sectors.
    Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to develop reports, plans and community mobilization strategies, tools and IEC materials.
  • Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, email / internet) and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
  • Fluent English language skills (written and verbal).


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 29th October, 2018.



    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Community Mobilization & Gender Adviser Jobs in Nigeria


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