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Community Mobilization Officer (Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition) at Plan International

Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Community Mobilization Officer for Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition

Req Id: 25492
Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to coordinate and lead community engagement and mobilization activities for the nutrition response programs in Borno state.
  • The post holder will be supervised by nutrition in Emergencies Specialist and expected to work very closely with other members of the nutrition team.

Job Description

  • Design and facilitate community mobilization/sensitization campaigns in collaboration with Community based management of Acute malnutrition officer, IYCF officer and other staff.
  • Supervise the activities of community nutrition volunteers on location to ensure quality implementation of activities and ensure communities are sensitised to the programme as quickly as possible.
  • Identify, report and provide on-the-job training to staff members related to community mobilization part of CMAM;
  • Plan and organise weekly and monthly the Community Outreach programme for the local government area.
  • Orientate community nutrition volunteer, community health extension workers and health worker on community mobilization part of CMAM.
  • Ensure community nutrition volunteers clearly understand admission criteria to the CMAM programme and inform their communities and any carers of the children that they refer that they need to attend the SC, OTP/SFP for further measurements that will determine finally if the child will be admitted to the programme for treatment.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree or equivalent in Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, anthropology, nutrition, Public Health, or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience under nutrition prevention including CMAM and response programming, humanitarian affairs or human rights.
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Experience working with refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Experience in Community Based management of acute malnutrition and infant and young child feeding
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Strong experience providing counselling services that are gender-sensitive and child friendly.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong skills in monitoring, evaluation, research and conducting participatory, community-led assessments. Experience working with case files and databases and providing regular documentation.
  • Excellent community mobilization skills
  • Ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision. A self-starter.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills
  • Able to communicate clearly and strategically with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of Plan. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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