Community Engagement Assistant

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Community Engagement Assistant Job ID: 1900658Location: AbujaGrade: G7Schedule: Full-timeContractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)Contract duration: 6 monthsOrganization: AF_NGA NigeriaPurpose of the PositionNigeria continues to make strides in polio eradication, however, the resurgence of the circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Viruses type 2 (cVDPV2) is posing a challenge mainly due to high immunity gaps due to low demand for routine immunization.The national government along with development partners are currently implementing various strategies to address the challenges of immunity gaps, which include engagement of communities through their leaders to ensure all eligible children completed 5 immunization visits as per schedule.Description of Duties The incumbent is expected to support national authorities (National, State, or LGA level), partners and other appropriate stakeholders in the following specific tasks:Supporting the planning, implementation, supervision and monitoring of NERICC Community Engagement frameworkSupport in the planning of all operational and programmatic activities for community engagement at the national and sub-national levelsSupport in conducting baseline and end line assessments to determine project outcomes and impact including change in behavior, health seeking behaviors of communities regarding immunisation including qualitative methods.Using the results of the baseline assessment, support in developing strategic communication plan to target the populations in the project states.Support the communication and social mobilization aspect of Routine Immunization intensification and community engagement implementation in project statesSupport the development and implementation of project Visibility strategiesSupport in developing Guidelines, SOPs and Training materials for personnel on community engagement, interpersonal communication skillsSupport the process of identification and community engagement focal persons at state and LGA levels as well their capacity building activities for the selected focal personsSupport the compilation of monthly CE data (line list, reconciliation, defaulter etc.) and other project deliverables from the implementing states and generation of monthly feedbackFacilitate the conduct of monthly review meetings with the stakeholders in the 2 states to ensure adequate feedback about program performance.Provide regular supportive supervision targeting at de-bottlenecking to the implementing statesSupport the coordination of WHO community engagement support in 6 Routine Immunization MoU states.supporting states to conduct periodic routine immunization intensification for targeted LGAs or communities based on analysis of prevailing immunity gaps and limitations of coverage of current interventions such as Optimized Integrated Routine Immunization Sessions (OIRIS)Conduct high level advocacy to traditional leaders to ensure maximum support to community engagement processes at all levels and provide feedback on the traditional institution on their performanceSupport the identification of best practices and support the process of reward and sanctions of traditional leaders by the emirates 

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