Community Mobilization Officer at Plan International

Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Community Mobilization OfficerReq Id:  23122Location: Maiduguri, BornoDuration of Contract: 5.5 MonthsRole PurposeThe purpose of this role is to coordinate and lead community engagement and mobilization activities for the nutrition response programs in Borno states.The post holder will be supervised by nutrition in Emergencies Specialist and expected to work very closely with other members of the nutrition team.The post holder will coordinate the community mobilization part of CMAM programming by facilitate the community outreach programme through promoting the efficient and effective sensitisation and mobilize the community with other programme team members for the assigned LGA emergency nutrition programme.Main ResponsibilitiesIn collaboration with the Field Team and CPiE Specialist, the Community Engagement Officer will be:Design and facilitate community mobilization/sensitization campaigns in collaboration with Community based management of Acute malnutrition officer, IYCF officer and other staff.Supervise the activities of community nutrition volunteers on location to ensure quality implementation of activities and ensure communities are sensitised to the programme as quickly as possible.Identify, report and provide on-the-job training to staff members related to community mobilization part of CMAM;Plan and organise weekly and monthly the Community Outreach programme for the local government area.Orientate community nutrition volunteer, community health extension workers and health worker on community mobilization part of CMAM.Ensure community nutrition volunteers clearly understand admission criteria to the CMAM programme and inform their communities and any carers of the children that they refer that they need to attend the SC, OTP/SFP for further measurements that will determine finally if the child will be admitted to the programme for treatment.Train community nutrition volunteers to use MUAC tape accurately, and know how to check for oedema.  Check accuracy periodically.Ensure home follow up of all absentees, defaulters, deaths and children “at risk” is carried out by to the relevant outreach worker and post visit feedback is given to the OTP health worker.Provide ongoing training for community nutrition volunteers and care givers about the program, – both whilst present at the OTP/SFP site and through occasional workshop days.

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