Community Mobilization and Behaviour Change Communication Officer at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Community Mobilization and Behaviour Change Communication OfficerLocation: Zamfara, NigeriaReports to: State Team LeaderRole PurposeThe Community Mobilization and Behaviour Change Communication Officer will be responsible for the coordination, monitoring and supervision of the community based promotion and mobilization activities related to the infant and young child feeding and Nutrition BC.Key Areas of AccountabilityOrganise Stakeholders participation, sensitisation and advocacy:Coordinating the development of communications materials and participate in their review and comment on print and electronic media materials including scripts, posters, leaflets, video/audio recordingsEnsure strong link with state, local government and community stakeholdersWork closely with Health and Nutrition Advisor to design and deliver communications interventions that facilitate behaviour change amongst target groups across the focal LGAsSupport and mentor community mobilization assistants to carry out their activities on community sensitization, mobilization, IYCF and Nutrition BCC activitiesLead on planning and implementation of feedback mechanisms with leaders, communities and beneficiariesKeep records of supervision and actions taken from own activities and activities of the CMALink with other organisations present in the area for coordination and sharing lessons learned.Plan logistics and materials needs for the activities to be carried outBe responsible for the strengthening and coordination of complain and response mechanism (CRM) activities working with the CRM coordinatorRelationship building negotiation and problem solving with authorities, communities and Mobilizers/VolunteersWork with the Advocacy and mobilization Advisor, State team leader (STL) and other technical program staff to conduct BCC needs assessment and assist with designing, pre-testing and finalizing drafts of BCC materials under the guidance and direction of the social protection advisorMonitoring and evaluation of Community Mobilisation and Nutrition BCC activities:Prepare a monthly plan or field activitiesEnsure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all CM activities (by SC staff and CV)Produce case studies related to CM, at least one per quarter or as per line manager’s requestIdentify the problems in the implementation process and propose solutionsEvaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvementPrepare activities’ reports 

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