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Community Mobilization Officer Job at Save the Children Tanzania

Community Mobilization Officer Job at Save the Children Tanzania

Community Mobilization Officer Job at Save the Children Tanzania

Community Mobilization Officer

Save the Children has been working in Tanzania for more than 30 years. We are working with the government, local organizations, and other international agencies to reduce child malnutrition, improve newborn and maternal health, and support and strengthen early childhood development and primary education systems.

We strengthen child protection systems for vulnerable children, promote children’s participation and contribution to policy and resource allocation for services that concern them, support, and respond to emergencies.

Our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Role Purpose

Save the Children seeks a Community Mobilization Officer for a USAID-funded Kizazi Hodari – Sothern Zone project in Tanzania.

The Community Mobilization Officer will be responsible for developing guidance and training materials, monitoring implementation progress, identifying cascading solutions to improve service delivery, and sharing best practices.

S/he will work closely with all team members including Community Case Workers/CHWs and Education Officers Supervising, mentoring, and providing technical support to LGAs and Community Case Workers/CHWs.

The Community Mobilization Officer will be responsible for ensuring adequate community mobilization, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), and girls’ support, counseling, and guidance of vulnerable children/groups at school and in the communities.

S/he will establish and maintain close and effective liaisons with government partners at LGAs and communities to facilitate the flow of information, reports, and updates including staying abreast of current trends including participation in relevant nutrition working groups and policy foras at the regional and district levels.

Contract Duration:   1 year

No of Vacancies: One (1) Position

Reporting to: Senior Technical Advisor

Location: Iringa

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Technical

  • Responsible for mobilizing the communities in the USAID Kizazi hodari –Southern zones sites.
  • Facilitates effective participation of children, youths, and women in the community and stakeholders in program activities.
  • Strengthening good working relationships with all stakeholders and holding regular meetings with these community-based structures.
  • Ensure that consent forms are signed by both parties i.e. Children, parents, and guardians whenever Project activities involve children and young people
  • Coordinate Program activities and networking with the communities.
  • Establish good working relations with children, young people, community leadership, community-based organizations (CBOs), government staff, and other stakeholders at district and ward levels.
  • Regular interaction with the community and school structures to strengthen collaboration and ensure the safe return of children especially girls to school.
  • Track the participation of members in the groups by gender in terms of beneficiaries on a quarterly basis
  • Ensure that all associates sign and adhere to the Save the Children safeguarding Policy.
  • Carry out sensitization and gender awareness in the community.
  • He/she will work closely with the program team to document best practices and lessons learned from the project.

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Operational

  • Provide timely and accurate written and verbal reporting.
  • Contribute to project strategic planning and too well-written, focused project reports, annual implementation plans, success stories, and other written products.
  • Ensure high-quality project implementation, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Make regular field visits to monitor project quality and collect data.
  • Collaborate with MEAL staff to ensure that collection and analysis of community data are accurate, rigorous, and incorporated into project implementation.
  • Coordinate with AGYW, Nutrition, and HES Officers in work planning development and implementation
  • Participate in Regional technical working groups, district relevant meetings and liaise with other project implementing organizations.
  • Work closely with Regional and Council Community Health promotion units and Community Development Officers.

Community Mobilization Officer Job at Save the Children Tanzania

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor in Development Studies, social science, or related discipline.
  • 3-4 years of experience in a similar role in an NGO or related field
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English required.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with community-level actors, stakeholders, and beneficiaries.
  • Significant knowledge of OVC and DREAMs programming and have experience in implementing the SASA package
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations and independently.
  • Have problem identification & Problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity and understanding of donor policies and procedures are a plus.

How to Apply

Please read the full details of the position at https://tanzania.savethechildren.net/careers and apply as instructed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an Interview.

Applications will be reviewed as received.

Application closing date: 26th April 2022

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Please note:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process

Closing date: 26 Apr 2022 – 23:59 EAT

Location: Iringa, Tanzania, the United Republic of

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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