Education in Emergency Community Mobilization Officer (Borno) at Save the Children Nigeria

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: Education in Emergency Community Mobilization Officer (National position) Ref Id: 190000ARLocation: Maiduguri, BornoEmployee Status: PermanentThe OrganisationWe employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthdayAll children learn from a quality basic education and that,Violence against children is no longer toleratedWe know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.Role PurposeThe Education in Emergency (EiE) Community Mobilization Officer job holder will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the Addressing Education in North East Nigeria (AENN) project.In addition, support the Addressing Education in North East Nigeria (AENN) team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the project; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the project as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.Key Areas of AccountabilityProgramme Support (at the field level):Support planning efforts at state, LGEA and community levels so as to ensure effective and efficient resource allocation and utilization in line with approved project work plans and budgets and within the complete project cycle.Participate in efforts to ensure availability of updated budgets, log frames targets, work plans, and reports are timely and accurate.Take active role in unpacking and roll out of new projects with staff, partners and eventually community or project areas.Build capacity and provide direct backup technical supportive supervision to head teachers, government desk officers, teachers, quality assurance officers and other community resource persons engaged in the project, in collaboration with the designated LGEA technical staff.Ensure 100% monthly budget utilization and reporting of key results based on project work plans and budgets.Ensure success stories that have been identified on the program are documented with good practices shared among staff.Provide technical support to the stakeholders to ensure effective implementationParticipate in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and final report based on project targets and resultsEnsure that key lessons from the project are shared or disseminated to wider audience in project states as appropriateDevelop a community mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementationFacilitate community engagement in school PTA/SBMC/traditional/religious structures meetings for improved learning outcomes and school level decision making processesWork closely with the relevant state agencies and parastatals, LGEA, other NGOs and Agencies in the Education sector, Schools, SBMCs, PTAs among others so as to identify areas of collaboration and leverage against state resources so as to maximize impact.Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly   and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centres, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction( DRR)In collaboration with the EiE Team, Education Technical Adviser, partners and LGEA officials, conduct needs assessment to identify gaps in education sectorIn collaboration with the rest of the programme team prepare and facilitate trainingsWith support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the AENN projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementationWork closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.Capacity Building:Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the manager Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project headsDevelop 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.Develop a feedback mechanism for communicating Save the Children programmesProduce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.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.General:Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures. 

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