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CEDPA Nigeria Jobs: Community Mobilization Associate
« on: Dec 06, 2010, 04:22 PM »
Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is currently recruiting for the following position to be based in Nigeria:

Position: Community Mobilization Associate
Location: Bauchi and Sokoto, Nigeria

General:
•   The Community Mobilization Associate will function as a member of a team implementing the USAID funded Targeted States High Impact Program (TSHIP).
•   The Community Mobilization Associate will work under the guidance of the Community Mobilization Specialist in implementing TSHIP’s Social Mobilization strategy.
•   He/she will facilitate and strengthen an ongoing range of community activities of Ward Development Committees (WDC), and Village Development Committees (VDC) which aim at engaging households and communities in demanding for and increasing the use of high impact family planning, maternal child health, and reproductive health (RH/FP/MCH) services; and improving community engagement in Bauchi & Sokoto.
•   He/she will be responsible for 1) building the capacity of WDC, VDC and Local Government Social Mobilization Committees (LGSMC), 2) developing community-based relationships with various stakeholders and 3) guiding periodic meetings held by the VDC, WDC and other stakeholders.

Qualifications:
•   Bachelor’s degree with three years experience in Public Health, Social Science, or a related field required.
•   Familiarity with the RH/FP/MCH field’s concepts, practices, procedures, and platforms required.
•   Fluency in both English and Hausa languages.
•   Good knowledge of the socio-cultural and geographic terrains in Bauchi and SOKOTO State.
•   Strong mobilization and interpersonal communication skills.
•   Knowledge of community organizing principles.
•   Experience with an NGO for at least 3 years is an added advantage.

Specific Responsiblities:
•   Work closely with LGA Development Coordinators, LGA Health Coordinators, and LGA Social Mobilization Committee.
•   Provide leadership in the implementation of BASPHCDA (in partnership with TSHIP) social mobilization approach in the zones, LGAs, wards, communities, households and health facilities.
•   Assist with capacity building, organization, revitalization and facilitation of VDCs/WDCs.
•   Provide regular capacity building on community mobilization approach, using the community action cycle to VDCs/WDCs, training of community level health workers, overseeing household education and awareness activities.
•   Identification of CBOs, FBOs women’s groups, private and other public partnerships to enhance and support program activities.
•   Support LGASMC, WDCs and VDCs to develop work plans for community mobilization and advocacy events to policy makers at the LGA and state levels.
•   In collaboration with LGA development coordinators, support VDCs/WDCs to monitor activities at health facilities.
•   In collaboration with LGA health coordinators, support resource leveraging activities of WDCs/VDCs to address some of their health challenges in their communities.
•   Hold regular meetings with VDCs, WDCs, women groups within the LGAs for experience sharing and reporting.
•   Develop affordable and sustainable community-links for problem solving within the community.
•   Provide supportive supervision of the VDCs and WDCs for proper community mobilization activities.
•   Build strong linkages with traditional leaders.
•   Identify potential champions and change agents within the community.

HOW TO APPLY: Please no phone calls.

Qualified candidates send resume with salary history to:
Human Resources
The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA)
1120 20th Street NW, Suite 720
Washington, DC 20036 USA

Fax: 202-667-1900
E-mail: jobs@cedpa.org

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CEDPA Nigeria Jobs: Community Mobilization Associate
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Re: CEDPA Nigeria Jobs: Community Mobilization Associate
« Reply #1 on: Dec 08, 2010, 06:55 AM »
It is advisable to apply in time before the deadline.

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Re: CEDPA Nigeria Jobs: Community Mobilization Associate
« Reply #1 on: Dec 08, 2010, 06:55 AM »