Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Community Capacity Assistant
Ref Id: 200005KP
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Contract length: July 2022
Child Safeguarding: Level 3
- The responsibilities of the post does not require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people, but would be responsible to ensure employee and other representatives adhere to child safeguarding policy.
- The Community Mobilization Assistant will provide technical, programmatic, and administrative support.
- The assistant will work closely with the project technical staff and the community to ensure all project activities run smoothly.
- The Assistant will support the state programme teams in planning and programme implementation of the community capacity and mobilization component.
Scope Of Role:
- Reports to: Community Capacity Officer
- Staff directly reporting to this post: NA
Key Areas of Accountability
Technical, Programmatic, and Administrative Support:
- Contribute to technical work related to community capacity strengthening, including strategies, toolkits, communication materials, etc;
- Participate in the drafting and implementation of approved workplans;
- Mobilize community-based groups, including WDCs, VDCs, community influencers and opinion leaders.
- Promote community participation and inclusion so as to encourage community ownership over activities implemented;
- Monitor project events and stakeholder’s activities in coordination with project technical leads and capture success stories, to effectively capture lessons learnt on the ground from the projects;
- Provide weekly field reports, capturing activities progress, lessons learned as well as general situation and community updates and needs; and collaborate with relevant teams to ensure documentation of all community mobilization and M&E activities;
- Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships at the State level with health partners, implementing partners, State MOHs and other key stakeholders.
- Level of Education – First degree BSc/BA/HND/NCE or national diploma in Communications, Journalism, Social Work, Psychology, Health, or related Social Science field
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with donor-funded projects in related tasks
- Prior work experience in community engagement in Northern Nigeria.
- Working Knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications
- Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
- Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment
- Fluent English language skills (written and verbal).
- Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.
Skills and Behaviours (Our Values In Practice):
- Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
- Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated, thinks strategically
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
- Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
- We 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 healthcare, 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 birthday
- All children learn from quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
- We 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.
Application Closing Date
6th October, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
- We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
- Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should immediately be reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.