Community Engagement Specialist at Pact Nigeria

Pact is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Washington DC, USA. Pact has been in Nigeria since 2005, and currently implements donor funded development projects across the country in the area of Health, integrating livelihoods, capacity development, and governance systems. Pact is seeking highly experienced and qualified candidates to fill in the position below: Job Title: Community Engagement Specialist Locations: Northeast and Northwest, Nigeria Position Summary The upcoming State2State $38,000,000 USD project which will increase effectiveness, accountability and transparency of selected states and local governments in Nigeria The Community Engagement Specialist will provide support for quality programming at LGA levels. Communicates, consult and engage with stakeholders to ensure that initiatives meet policy obligations. Works within the LGA offices to support outreach. Specifically, he/she will ensure performance assessments, mentoring, training, leadership, financial management, note taking, scorecards and other key functions of CSOs. Duties and Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Capacity Development Lead, conduct a thorough, multi-stakeholder community assessment of service delivery and local capacities to cope with it in the target communities and LGAs. The assessments shall be conducted using specific tools including individual questionnaires, interviews, meetings, and focus group discussions with state and local government functionaries and men and women in the target communities. Facilitate development of community-specific action plans (with state and LGA and CBO involvement) and provide technical guidance throughout their implementation. Provide support in organization and implementation of the community-level activities of the CBO partners including monthly community meetings, capacity building activities, briefings, community awareness raising and information campaigns. etc. Organize community-based awareness-raising and education events and campaigns. Negotiate with the local TV stations and media for broadcasting of Public-Social Advertisements (PSAs) and publication of program articles, success stories and materials. Provide support in establishment of community monitoring groups with participation of CBO Partners, community members, other NGOs. Organize on-the-ground activities for piloting of Referral Systems, conduct monitoring, provide feedback and recommendations. Regularly monitor field activities. Maintain excellent working relationships with state and local government officials, and other program stakeholders. Ensure timely information to the Capacity Development Lead about issues and successes of the activities and contribute to periodic report to donors.

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