Community Mobilization Officer
Community Mobilization Officer – Reducing Child Early & Forced
Street Child of Sierra Leone (SCoSL) is partnering with Save the Children to implement this three-year project that seeks to ensure that Very Young Adolescent (VYA) and Older Adolescent (OA) girls are able to decide their own future and fulfil their equal human rights, including decisions on marriage, in Sierra Leone. The project is implemented in Western Area Rural where there will be four community mobilization officers; these positions will be based in the field, in a central community with outreach to five (5) project communities. The community mobilization officer will be responsible for implementing, guiding, and facilitating all community-based activities in line with the project design in his/her target communities. He/she will also be expected to work closely with the community mobilization officers employed by each Save the Children who will support their capacity building to gradually assume responsibility for all community mobilization activities by the end of the 3-year project. This position reports to the Project Manager assigned to this project.
- Degree/Diploma in social sciences with a minimum 2 years’ experience in the area of Social Work.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in implementing community projects relating to children and adolescents
- Knowledge of key SRH issues affecting adolescents, barriers to services, and experience with implementing activities to increase their access to SRH knowledge and services.
- Solid understanding of the root causes and contributing factors to adolescent pregnancy and early marriage in Sierra Leone, in particular those related to social, cultural and gender norms.
- Excellent facilitation skills; experience in organizing and providing trainings for different audiences, including adolescents, using participatory methodologies.
- Fluency written and spoken English, ability to write clear and well-structured reports.
- Ability to plan and organize work with minimal supervision.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; experience engaging government agencies, traditional stakeholders, and community leaders, as well as more marginalized groups.
- Willingness to travel to and work in remote, rural, vulnerable and deprived communities
- Computer skills: Ms Words, Excel and Power Point
- Motorbike riding: must be willing to use a motorbike to travel to communities and implement project activities.
- Experience working with INGOs.
- Experience in integrating gender issues into programming.
- Experience working directly with very young adolescents.
- Knowledge of relevant national policies, legislation, strategies, and programmes on SRH
CONTRACT LENGTH: 12 Months
Closing Date:22nd October, 2020
Applicants are advised that
Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment. Any request in this direction should be immediately
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
- Candidates should apply through the links that will be provided by Careers.sl.
- Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications
- Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document and include your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role.
SCoSL & MoRRD has Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies in Place, and is committed to the protection of vulnerable children and adults
WOMEN, AND PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
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