Job Title: Community Mobilization Officer
Location:
  Borno
Position Overview

  • The Community Liaison Officer will primarily be responsible to the Field Coordinator (FieldCo) for the active involvement of community’s, Ministries, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partners, by liaison, training and sensitizing communities for the identification, formulation and implementation of AAH programs in a bid to contribute to the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Northern Nigeria.

Specific Objectives

  • Raise awareness and knowledge about AAH mandate, activities and principles
  • Raise awareness about humanitarian principles
  • Developing public relations programmes to educate the general public and community members about the AAH program activities to support active community participation and ownership.
  • Creation and provision of awareness materials to community’s, local authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partners
  • Awareness presentation design and delivery to community’s, local authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partners
  • Assisting with the organization of required community meetings and other participatory consultations.
  • Collaborate with the S&SM as communities become safer for return of IDP’s to establish a relation with that communities leader for future coordination as AAH expands its program support
  • Coordinate with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders AAH mandate

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology or Rural Development or in a related field with at least  3 years’ relevant project experience working with rural communities.
  • Minimum two years’ work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Previous experience with Community Liaison management duties.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in English, Hausa and Kanuri.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience with AAH.
  • Administrative competence would be an asset.

Job Title: Community Liaison Manager
Location: Borno
Position Overview

  • The Community Liaison Manager will primarily be responsible to the Field Coordinator (FieldCo) for the active involvement of community’s, Ministries, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partners, by liaison, training and sensitizing communities for the identification, formulation and implementation of AAH programs in a bid to contribute to the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Northern Nigeria

Specific Objectives

  • Raise awareness and knowledge about AAH mandate, activities and principles
  • Raise awareness about humanitarian principles
  • Develop formal/informal network with stakeholders, IDP’s and population in close coordination with the S&SM, FieldCo and PM.
  • Developing public relations programmes to educate the general public and community members about the AAH program activities to support active community participation and ownership.
  • Creation and provision of awareness materials to community’s, Ministries, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partners
  • Awareness presentation design and delivery to community’s, Ministries, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partners
  • Coordinate with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders AAH mandate
  • Represent AAH at State Emergency Working groups (OCHA, INGO Consortium) when required by the Field Coordinator.
  • Collaborate with the S&SM as communities become safer for return of IDP’s to establish a relation with that communities leader for future coordination as AAH expands its program support
  • Undertake additional coordination as requested by the CD and FieldCo

Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology or Rural Development or in a related field with at least 5 years’ relevant project experience working with rural communities
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Excellent team player
  • Previous experience with Community Liaison management duties
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in English
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience with AAH
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri
  • Administrative and management competence would be an asset


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to: recruitment.ng@acf-international.org

Note

  • To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title and location in the email subject line, or on the application envelope. For example “Community Mobilization Manager – Borno”.
  • Also note that any application received without these specifications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
  • Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline  7th February, 2017.

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