Officer, Community Mobilization at International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Officer, Community Mobilization

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-time
Category: Health

Job Summary

  • The Officer, Community Mobilization will be responsible to oversee and provide technical support to Community Mobilizers or other staff responsible to provide community-based health and hygiene promotion, as well community mobilization.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:

Main Tasks And Responsibilities

  • To lead in community sensitization and mobilization interventions, through planning, and implementation of day-to-day activities as well as monitoring and reporting.
  • To work in collaboration with IMC sector staff such as health nutrition, WASH, and other sector officers to support community-based activities.
  • Guide social mobilizers in their work such as community awareness sessions including information on availability of services, community campaigns and other community mobilization activities.
  • To prepare and support outreach activities in collaboration with IMC health team.
  • Support organizing services in case working as part of a mobile medical unit and carry out tasks assigned by the team leader.
  • To prepare weekly and monthly work plan for social mobilization related activities.
  • To carry out monitoring and supervisory visits for social mobilizers working in the projects using standard checklists and tools.
  • To collect, review and analyze reports of all social mobilizers and give feedback on the work and achievements.
  • To represent IMC in community-based health activities relevant meetings.
  • To collaborate with different IMC departments such as MEAL, finance, logistics and procurement to achieve planned activities.
  • To work in coordination with district health department staff for community health related activities.
  • Act in a respectful and culturally sensitive manner towards other colleagues & the community.
  • Ensure inclusion and input of community in health-related activities and services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
  • Review all project documents regarding outreach activities (proposal, budget) ensure completion of activities and proper spending.
  • Contribute to submission of weekly, biweekly, monthly, and quarterly reports.
  • Coordinate review meetings for social mobilizers.
  • Work closely with line manager to ensure availability of IEC materials for community and social mobilization activities to be used by social mobilizers.
  • Assess capacity of social mobilizers and plan training together with the line manager.
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of community mobilization teams in all the project field locations, including facilitation of recruitment and monitoring of work/results.
  • Provide mentorship to the community mobilization field staff and to communities when it is needed.
  • Ensure community participation includes the most vulnerable and marginalized groups.
  • Facilitate the community to pass their complaints to the management through CBFRM in a transparent manner.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A University Degree Holder in Social Sciences (HEC recognized institution) or health. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision and under pressure.
  • Fluency in local and national language is must and ability to communicate in English.
  • At least 2 years of experience in community mobilization and health and hygiene education services.
  • Good user of MS Office
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure, manage time and prioritize work to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to apply innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Well-developed organization skills.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 22nd January, 2024.

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