Country: Nigeria
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 27 Apr 2022

TITLE: Community Capacity Assistant

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Breakthrough Action, Nigeria

LOCATION: Bauchi

GRADE: Grade 5

CONTRACT LENGTH: 6 months (With the option of renewal)

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs.

ROLE PURPOSE:

Breakthrough ACTION (BA) is a five-year cooperative agreement from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead USAID’s social and behavior change (SBC) programming around the world. Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria (BA-N) focuses on malaria; maternal, new-born, and child health including nutrition (MNCH+N); family planning (FP); and tuberculosis (TB); and increasing the capacity of national and sub-national entities to coordinate and oversee quality SBC programming. BA-N will collaborate closely with the relevant USAID service delivery and commodities implementation partners from the outset to ensure seamless coordination between supply, demand, and quality of services. BA-N will work at the national level and in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Three states will implement an integrated SBC approach, seven states will implement a malaria-only SBC approach, and FCT will implement an FP-only SBC approach.

The Community Mobilization Assistant will provide technical, programmatic, and administrative support. The Community Mobilization Assistant will work closely with the project technical staff and the community to ensure all project activities run smoothly. They will support the state programme teams in planning and programme implementation of the community capacity and mobilization component in Bauchi state.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Community Capacity Officer, Bauchi and the Breakthrough Action-Nigeria State Coordinator

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :

Contribute to technical work related to community capacity strengthening, including strategies, toolkits, developing communication materials, etc;
Participate in the drafting and implementation of approved workplans;
Mobilize community-based groups, including WDCs, VDCs, community influencers and opinion leaders.
Promote community participation and inclusion so as to encourage community ownership over activities implemented;
Monitor project events and stakeholder’s activities in coordination with project technical leads and capture success stories, to effectively capture lessons learnt on the ground from the projects;
Provide quality weekly field reports, capturing activities progress, lessons learned as well as general situation and community updates and needs; and collaborate with relevant teams to ensure documentation of all community mobilization and M&E activities;
Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships at the State level with health partners, implementing partners, State MOHs and other key stakeholders.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Level of Education – First degree BSc/BA/HND/NCE or national diploma in Communications, Journalism, Social Work, Psychology, Health, or related Social Science field
Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with donor-funded projects in related tasks
Prior work experience in community engagement in Northern Nigeria.
Working Knowledge of MS Office Packages and database softwares and applications
Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment
Fluent English language skills (written and verbal).
Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.

Desirable:

Experience in training.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Zi5hZGVzaW5hLjIyMzIxLjEyMTg1QHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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