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Community Mobilization Officer in a Leading Non-Profit Research and Development Firms

EDC is one of the world’s leading non-profit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

Position: Community Mobilization Officer

Location: Sokoto

The Sokoto Community Mobilization Officer will be responsible for implementing activities to increase community awareness and support of schooling in targeted non-formal education and alternative education teaming center communities in Sokoto This includes implementing a small grants program to enable CSOs to establish community coalitions and learning centers, building the capacity of CSOs and executing awareness campaigns to strengthen the community’s demand for education. This position is based in Sokoto. Nigeria, and will report to the State Team Leader.


  • Establishes new community coalitions or local education support groups and committees
  • Provides partner CSOs with day-to-day mentoring on project design, implementation, and monitoring
  • Supports the application of training materials to strengthen CSO organizational management, HR and financial systems and provide technical support in community mobilization
  • Engages and serves as program focal point with CSOs and supported communities in Sokoto
  • Coordinates donor, stakeholder, and field staff visits to CSOs and communities in Sokoto

Key Experience & Qualifications:

Candidates for this position must have at least 5 years of experience in programs in community mobilization and outreach.

Candidates must demonstrate prior experience managing community engagement campaigns, preferably in the education sector. In addition, prior experience with international organizations’ community grants mechanisms, demonstrating in-depth understanding of the role of civil society in development and experience in developing and implementing capacity building plans in culturally, politically, and security sensitive environments.

Candidates must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa.

Note: There are no relocation allowances available for the position.

How to Apply:

Interested persons may send comprehensive resume with a brief cover letter is ONE MS Word document or PDF to recruiting@crea-neiplus.com , not later than Tuesday, 30th May, 2017. If you wish to be considered for the post, please specify the position in the subject line.

Note that if the underline instructions are not followed application will not be considered.



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