Community Mobilization Assistant, Search for Common Ground – Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria

Search for Common Ground – Maiduguri

Community Mobilization AssistantBorno, Nigeria
Position Summary
The Community Mobilization Assistant will support Community Mobilization Officer in Jere and Monguno LGAs to ensure a successful implementation of the RESILAC project activities both in Jere and Monguno. He/she will support community engagement to ensure activities are implemented on time using a participatory and conflict sensitive approach that builds social cohesion and supports recovery and resilience. He/she will assist in ensuring coordination with RESILAC partners working in the area and management of communication and relationships with partner CSOs and CBOs in the project.
The community mobilization assistant reports directly to and is line-managed by the Project Manager based in Maiduguri. He/she will work in coordination with the other community mobilizers and project interns, and also provide support to the Psychosocial Specialist and National Trainer where needed. The position is based in Maiduguri; the holder will support in facilitating the implementation of RESILAC project activities in Jere, and may sometimes be required to support other RESILAC activities in Monguno or other LGAs. Frequent travel to the target communities of the project across Borno State will be required.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support community mobilizers to conduct social cohesion activities, dialogue platform meetings, and community initiatives following a participatory and conflict sensitive approach in the project’s target communities
  • Support Project Manager, National Trainer, and Psychosocial Support Specialist with logistics for trainings, mobilization of participants, and other activities as needed when they are implementing activities under the RESILAC project
  • Ensure all logistics and financial documentation for the project activities follow Search’s policies and compliance measures
  • Assist in identification and set up of the training venues, including the logistical aspects for activities
  • Support in documenting all project activities by collection of attendance and other data relevant for indicator trackers
  • Assist RESILAC community mobiliser officers to document case studies/quotes/feedbacks, report meeting minutes and activities when required
  • Assist in community sensitization sessions and meetings to educate the community on social cohesion and peacebuilding
  • Support in dispatching invitation letters and communicating with government and traditional stakeholders
  • Support RESILAC team to identify areas for improvement and make recommendations to adapt programming to further support social cohesion in target areas and to ensure the full RESILAC project is conflict sensitive

Required Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience, with at least one year working with an I/NGO
  • Proven experience and skills in community engagement

Educational Background

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related area required, a degree in Conflict Resolution, International Relations, or related field would be an added benefit;

Other Relevant Requirements

  • Strong attitude for team work and collaboration
  • Good analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent working knowledge in EnglishFluency in local languages, including Hausa and Kanuri
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities
  • Ability to process detailed and/or new information readily and to put it into practice effectively
  • Ability to remain fully functional by adapting to high security risk environment and changing circumstances (environment, procedures and people)

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send the following to our Career Portal.
A) Current resumeB) Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
-Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.
All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity – Empathy – Impartiality – Inclusivity – Courage – Hope – Humility – Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud.
Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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