Save the Children Community Mobilization & Gender Adviser Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children Community Mobilization & Gender Adviser 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


Strategy Development:

  • Support the review and production of community mobilization training materials and guidelines to encourage positive behavior and attitude change towards education.
  • Support the project team and stakeholders to integrate participatory and community-based approaches in the education planning, intervention, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support the implementation of participatory Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) planning, monitoring and evaluation of community mobilization in coordination with project team.
  • Identify policy and practice change, on the basis of the program experience, that will promote and protect the rights of children.
  • Support in formulating key advocacy messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation on Education, School Health and Nutrition and child Protection.
  • Acquire information and understanding of social policy and adapt strategies as necessary.
  • Maintain a strategic overview of issues affecting children’s learning, monitoring trends in the external environment and inputting to organizational strategy and planning process
  • The position will be responsible for helping to ensure close engagement of and partnerships with related government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), donor-funded programs, private/commercial entities, and NGOs.

    Influencing:

  • Develop good knowledge of local and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them.
  • Initiate and support lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of Save the Children’s policy recommendations.
  • Support in building systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence based advocacy and influencing at state and national levels.
  • Develop a feedback mechanism for communicating Save the Children programmes.
  • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.

    Collaboration & Representation:

  • Develop and sustain strategic relationships with other agencies engaged in advocacy and policy work.
  • Support in maintaining a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
  • Support in facilitating capacity building of staff from Save the Children and partner agencies in advocacy and communications.
  • Represent the program and
    consortium at various policy forums and advocacy opportunities at state and LGA levels, as directed.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the programme/ consortium to a variety of external audiences including policy makers and the media, as directed.


    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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