Community Mobilization Assistant at Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Community Mobilization AssistantLocation: BornoIntroductionSave the Children International is a 'dual mandate' organisation and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work. This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed.As part of a commitment to work with children through humanitarian interventions Save the Children will support programmes in both sudden onset and chronic emergency situations.Role PurposeSupport the State team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the programme; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the Humanitarian programme as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.Key Areas of Accountability Objective 1: Strategy Development:Identify policy and practice change, on the basis of Save the Children’s experience, that would promote and protect the rights of children.Support in formulating key advocacy messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation on Nutrition, WaSH and child Protection.Ensure that voices of children form the basis of Save the Children’s advocacy strategy.Support community mobilization officer in areas where is necessaryMaintain a strategic overview of issues affecting child Nutrition, monitoring trends in the external environment and inputting to organisational strategy and planning processes.Ensure Save the Children visibility in the statePrepare monthly reports of activities carried out In the statesSupport any other Save the Children-led activities as may be requeridObjective 2: Influencing:Develop good knowledge of local and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them.Develop a feedback mechanism for communicating Save the Children programmesProduce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.Objective 3: Collaboration & Representation:Develop and sustain strategic relationships with other agencies engaged in advocacy and policy work.Support in facilitating capacity building of staff from Save the Children and partner agencies in advocacy and communications.Represent Save the Children at various policy forums and advocacy opportunities at state and LGA levels, as directed.Objective 4: Programme Development:Provide technical support on voice and community mobilization to State programme teamDevelop a community mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementationTrain and mentor Local consultants – Community supportParticipate in the preparation or review of programme monitoring and evaluation tools where necessaryEnsure flexibility at all time 

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