Community Mobilization Assistant 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 Mobilization AssistantRef Id: 190000XKLocation: YobeReports to: Field Officer  Employee Status: Fixed TermRole 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 development programme as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.Key Areas of AccountabilityStrategy Development:Identify policy and practice change, based on 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 WASH, child Protection, Food security et alEnsure that voices of children form the basis of Save the Children’s advocacy strategy.Acquire information and understanding of social policy and adapt strategies as necessary.Ensure Save the Children visibility is seen in the stateActively participate in all Save the Children and CSO Coalition driven activities in the stateEstablish as well as sustain existing synergy among coalitionEngage with the state and local governments in policies review when neededFacilitate meetings of the coalition groupsPrepare monthly reports of activities carried outInfluencing:Develop good knowledge of local and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision-making structures and how to influence them.Initiate and support lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of Save the Children’s policy recommendations.Support in building systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence-based advocacy and influencing at state and national levels.Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.Collaboration & Representation:Develop and sustain strategic relationships with other agencies engaged in advocacy and policy work.Support in maintaining a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.Support in facilitating capacity building of staff from Save the Children and partner agencies in advocacy and communications.As a spokesperson for Save the Children to a variety of external audiences including policy makers and the media, as directed.Programme Development:Provide technical support on voice and community mobilization to State programme team:Develop a community mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementationTrain and mentor Local consultants - Community supportIn collaboration with the rest of the programme team prepare and facilitate training

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