Community Mobilization Assistant | United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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We are looking for qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Community Mobilization Assistant

Location: (Batsari/Kankiya/Rimi LGA) – Katsina

  • The Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) is a 3-year UNICEF funded early primary grades reading pilot project implemented in partnership with FH1360/AHNI, in collaboration with the government of Kastina State.
  • RANA aims to improve literacy and numeracy for girls and boys in primary grades 1-3 in the supported states. It is assisting 100 formal Schools and Integrated Qur'anic Schools (IQS) in each of the states.
Job  Description
  • The Community Mobilization Assistant will primarily be responsible for Implementation of community mobilization activity in the LGA s/he assigned to Oversee; specifically, s/he is expected to provide support to LGA Amirah, Community Reading Champions (CRCs), School/Centre Based Management Committees (SBMCs/CBMCs), Mothers Associations (M.As) and other RANA community Components on RANA mobilization strategy and be mentoring them.
  • A regular and immediate comprehensive report should be forwarded to FOMWAN Desk Officer on achievement/success recorded in the implementation especially on CLAG and in Community Reading Hub sessions (CRHubs).
  • Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program component at LGA level and at state level when required
  • Support the coordination of CRHubs reading session and any other duty assigned by the project State Team Leader (STL)
Minimum Recruitment Standard
  • Expertise in community mobilization, stakeholder's analysis and strategic planning.
  • Computer literate and proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheets; Excellent in report writing, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Higher Qualification in Teacher Education or its recogized equivalent with 3-5 years of relevant experience with International Development Programme.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with Government, Partners and/or Local Government structures, and school settings.
  • Proven expertise in Hausa language.
  • Significant experience in teacher training or education project and skills in advocacy and strategic campaign
  • Demonstrate experienced in coordination of community based meetings, setting realistic priorities, and planning for successful implementation of activities.
  • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of community development projects is an added advantage.
  • Must be a resident of one of the supported Local Government Areas (i.e Batsari, Kankiya, Rimi).
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Resume/CV and a cover letter in a single MS Word or PDF document to:
Application Deadline: 20th September, 2017.