The Assistant State Coordinator- Malaria SBC will provide technical and programmatic support to the state and LGA project team in the process of planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of social and community mobilization activities
S/he is expected to work under the direction of the State Coordinator, in close collaboration with the Social Mobilization Assistants in the LGAs, LGA Malaria officer, Ward Development Committees to plan, organize, conduct, report and follow-up social and community mobilization activities related to malaria
Key Roles and Responsibilities
In addition to the overall technical inputs to the project as described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Support implementation of social and community mobilization activities in collaboration with the LGA Social Mobilization Assistants, LGA RBM focal persons, Faith Leaders, Community leaders and Ward Development Committees
Support advocacy with religious and community leaders to create an enabling environment to improve awareness on the benefits of malaria and promote uptake of services
Organize meetings with religious, traditional and community leaders, village heads, community groups, women’s groups, trade associations and other relevant community segments to improve awareness on family planning and availability of services
Support training and supervision of Community Mobilizers and other social/community mobilization volunteers
Provide administrative support as needed
Carry out other tasks to support the project efforts as assigned
Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Effectively collect, collate and report social/community mobilization data as required
Collaborate with State Coordinator and State M&E Officers to ensure documentation of all community mobilization activities
Prepare and submit timely and quality activity reports, including field notes and success stories, to effectively capture lessons learnt on the ground from the projects
Document best practices or most significant success stories of the project activities
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Communication, Social Science, Humanities, other) required. Master’s Degree highly valued
Minimum of 4 years’ work experience in advocacy, social and/or community mobilization in malaria programs
Excellent communication, and organizational skills; and ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at State and LGA levels
Understanding of local communities and cultures in the State of assignment, and ability to communicate fluently in the commonly spoken local language
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
Ability to travel and work in difficult settings, including remote rural areas of the state
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software
Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
Experience in providing administrative leadership and support to work teams
Ability to work successfully in cross-cultural, team-based environment.
Application Closing Date
5pm, 30th October, 2018.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV’s to: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications must indicate the Position Title & Location on the e-mail subject line.
Note: Applications received after the closing date above will not be considered.