Community Engagement Officer at Save the Children 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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Community Engagement Officer - on behalf of CSO PartnerLocations: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara, Nigeria Job Type: Full-timeScope of RoleThis is a partner staff role. The staff will be engaged and paid by SCI partners, and reports to the partner’s Project Team Lead in the three states of Gombe, Kastina and Zamfara.Role PurposeThe Partnership community engagement officer will Coordinate, monitor and supervise the community based promotion and mobilization activities related to “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make Informed Choices for their Health” (REACH) project at the community level.Key Areas of AccountabilityAs a member of the REACH Project team, the Partnership community engagement officer will:Demonstrate behaviours that are consistent with Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the programme.Contribute to a conducive and productive work environment in a way that promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovationDuties and ResponsibilitiesSupport in the development of communications materials, participate in their review, and comment on print and electronic media materials including scripts, posters, leaflets, video/audio recordings. This also includes working with the state team in development of programme case studies and documentaries.Organise Stakeholders participation, sensitisation and advocacyEnsure strong link with state, local government and community stakeholdersWork closely with state ASRH coordinator and Gender equality and child welfare officer to design and deliver communications interventions that facilitate behaviour change amongst target groups across the focal LGAsLead on planning and implementation of feedback mechanisms with leaders, communities and beneficiariesBe responsible for the strengthening and coordination of complain and response mechanism (CRM) activitiesKeep records of supervision and actions taken from own activitiesLink with other organisations present in the areaPlan logistics and materials needs for the activities to be carried outRelationship building negotiation and problem solving with authorities, communities and Mobilizers/VolunteersDevelop good knowledge of state and local government structures, parliamentary and political processes, traditional and religious structure and any other key decision making structures and how to influence them.Undertake a range of lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, religious/traditional leaders, community members, donors and politicians, of the value of REACH project in the community.Ensure Save the Children visibility and acceptance in the communityPrepare a monthly plan for field activitiesIdentify the problems in the implementation process and propose solutions Prepare activities’ reports 

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