Community Mobilization Officer

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Category:
Development and Project Management
Location:
Hubru/North Wollo, Amhara 
Career Level:
Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:
N/A

Job Description

The Community mobilization Officer will perform COMMUNITY Mmobilization activities according to SP protocols, security and hygiene measures in order to obtain results to determine the patient’s treatment in support of the SP MMNU in Jarra Camp, Amhara Region. This position requires commitment and understanding of SP Mission and Statement of Faith, as well as agreement and compliance with the Samaritan’s Purse statement of faith and policies. At times the Laboratory Technician may be called upon to fulfill duties not directly involved with this job description.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities

·       Mobilize internally displaced communities (IDPs) for various awareness creation and health promotion events.

·       Control crowd during health service provision by mobile health and nutrition team.

·       Make registration and keep updated demographic data on the number of IDPs

·       Closely work with the MHNT as one of the team member.

·       Create smooth relationship and closely work with the IDPs and their representatives.

·       Link IDPs who need health service to the MHNT to seek proper health service.

·       Undertake other additional activities as per the direction of immediate supervisor.

·       Liaise with community leaders and other members of targeted communities in identifying community volunteers and existing community groups interested in health and nutrition activities.

·       Conduct regular focus group discussions to identify existing barriers to uptake of services and develop communication strategies to overcome these barriers.

·       Develop and conduct training for the community volunteers/group on positive health practices, safe motherhood, infant and young child feeding practices, and general child care and hygiene promotion.

·       Support community sensitization activities at the clinics and in the community by community volunteers and other group.

·       Identify and provide tools and IEC material to assist in dissemination of information.

·       Prepare weekly work plan and ensure timely implementation of the project activities.

·       Prepare activity reporting formats and collect weekly activity reports from community volunteers

Skills Required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

1.       Attention to detail, anticipation and follow up are core values of the job function.

2.       Possesses strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

3.       Must be a self-starter and internally driven to success and hard work.

4.       Possesses strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal.

5.       Must be a humble team player

6.       Ability to be flexible and adaptable.

7.       Willingness to travel in and out of the field.

8.       Must have analytical and report writing skills.

9.       High level of integrity and stewardship

10.   Committed to the SP values and ethics

11.   Proficient in making clinical decisions in the care of the patient population serving.

 

Education / Experience Needed

·       At least one years of relevant experience in the field.

·       Grade 12 complete/10 plus TVT training/ diploma holder

·       Good written and spoken ability of the local language

·       Extremely flexible and has the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.

·       Interest in and ability to work in team.

·       Ability and willingness to work in remote and potentially insecure environments.

 

Language

·       Amharic

·       English

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Physical demands will be dependent upon situation and event.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

o   Travelling

o   Work in a security context that is fluid

This is a non-contractual document that can be varied from time to time as circumstances dictate. This job description is intended to summarize the main duties and responsibilities of the post; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All SP staff is expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises. 

 

 

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How to Apply

Interested applicants can send   ONLY updated CV (maximum of  3 pages  and application letter (one Page only) no later than July 28, 2022 to  [email protected]  . Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line,  "Community Mobilization Office"