Community Mobilization & BCC Officers – Maternity Cover at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 20 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.
We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children's mission is to Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the vacant position below:

Job Title: Community Mobilization & BCC Officer – Maternity Cover

Role Purpose
  • Coordinate, monitor and supervise the community based promotion and mobilization activities related to the infant and young child feeding and Nutrition Behavioral change.
Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1:
  • Organise Stakeholders participation, sensitisation and advocacy
  • Coordinating the development of communications materials and participate in their review and comment on print and electronic media materials including scripts, posters, leaflets, video/audio recordings. This also includes working with KM/communication coordinator in development of programme case studies and documentaries.
  • Ensure strong link with state, local government and community stakeholders
  • Work closely with Health and Nutrition Advisor to design and deliver communications interventions that facilitate behaviour change amongst target groups across the focal LGAs
  • Support and mentor community mobilization assistants to carry out their activities on community sensitization, mobilization, IYCF and Nutrition BCC activities
  • Lead on planning and implementation of feedback mechanisms with leaders, communities and beneficiaries
  • Keep records of supervision and actions taken from own activities and activities of the CMA
  • Link with other organisations present in the area
  • Plan logistics and materials needs for the activities to be carried out
  • Be responsible for the strengthening and coordination of complain and response mechanism (CRM) activities
  • Relationship building negotiation and problem solving with authorities, communities and Mobilizers/Volunteers
  • Work with the Advocacy and mobilization Advisor, State team leader (STL) and other technical program staff to conduct BCC needs assessment and assist with designing, pre-testing and finalizing drafts of BCC materials under the guidance and direction of the social protection advisor
  • Develop good knowledge of state and local government structures, parliamentary and political processes, traditional and religious structure and any other key decision making structures and how to influence them.
  • Undertake a range of lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, religious/traditional leaders, community members, donors and politicians, of the value of social protection in the state.
  • Ensure Save the Children visibility and acceptance in the state and LGAs
Objective 2:
  • Monitoring and evaluation of Community Mobilisation and Nutrition BCC activities
  • Prepare a monthly plan or field activities
  • Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all CM activities (by SC staff and CV)
  • Produce case studies related to CM, at least one per quarter or as per line manager's request
  • Identify the problems in the implementation process and propose solutions
  • Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement
Skills and & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:
  • At least 3 years of experience on community mobilization
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Experience in Nutrition and community based programmes,
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO's staff
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Working Conditions
  • Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary
  • Prepare activities' reports.

Job location

Application Closing Date
1st March, 2017

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online