Community Mobilization Associate at EngenderHealth

EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.Job Title: Community Mobilization AssociateLocation:    NigeriaJob Code:    993Program / Office:    Fistula Care Plus, Sokoto, NigeriaReports to:    Community Mobilization Specialist, Fistula Care PlusSalary:    Starting salary will be commensurate with background and experience  EngenderHealth works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable.  We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce.  We believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and to receive care that meets their needs.  We work in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality.The Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project is a five-year cooperative agreement, funded by the United States Agency for International Development and managed by EngenderHealth in collaboration with partners. It seeks to increase access to quality treatment services for obstetric fistula, improve prevention, strengthen the environment to support prevention, treatment and reintegration services, and to conduct research to improve the quality of services. Job SummaryBased in Sokoto, the Community Mobilization Associate works closely with and assists the community mobilization specialist in proving technical assistance for community mobilization activities. S/he will perform the below mentioned tasks:ResponsibilitiesAssist to facilitate immediate and long-range community mobilization activities related to Fistula Care programming at multiple levels, including individual households, local leadership, grassroots organizations, local, state and national government, and other Implementing and Donor Agencies.Assist with the community mobilization strategy to reflect findings of 2016 Communications Needs Assessment conducted by FC+.Provide assistance with the identification of community mobilization activities for inclusion in work plans and budgets, including budget estimates for planned activitiesProvides technical assistance in the identification of community groups in focal states which may include religious groups, women’s groups, men’s groups, local community organizations and NGOs, as well as private sector institutions. Create awareness of obstetric fistula, its prevention, access to treatment and options for reintegrationAssist in the sensitization workshops and other activities with WDCs, community leaders and groups to increase awareness about fistula prevention and treatment and to foster positive attitudes on SRHR issuesParticipate in the coordination of activities with community mobilization officers from FGON, USAID or other donor-supported projects to identify possible joint activities for implementationProvide assistance in community training activities, including leading training sessions as neededAssist with the FC+ fistula screening and referral intervention including development of relevant SBCC materialsProvides support to the interactive voice response fistula screening hotline run by VOTO mobile, and support to PHC orientation in study areas.Assist in the review and writing of all community mobilization reports, feasibility assessments, recommendations, and research in consultation with the FC+ team and with oversight from other senior project staffsOther duties as assigned.

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