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Zonal Community Mobilizers/Mobilization Officers, State-Based Mobilizers at The Maryland Global Initiative Corporation Nigeria

Vacancies: Zonal Community Mobilizers/Mobilization Officers, State-Based Mobilizers

BACKGROUND: The Maryland Global Initiative Corporation Nigeria ( MGIC) an affiliate of the University of Maryland Baltimore is a Non- Governmental Organization funded by the US Government through the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria indicator and Impact Survey(NAIIS) is a population -based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV specific indicator, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment program to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV program.

Position: Zonal Community Mobilizers/Mobilization Officers- (6)

Duty Station: Each of the Geopolitical zones (works in and coordinates assigned Geopolitical zones).

Note: Indicate Geopolitical zone you are applying for in your application

Duration Of Assignment: One year (with possibility of extension)

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates conduct of community mobilization related data collection in one of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria
  • Attends Enumeration Area entry meeting with SBMs
  • Coordinates Enumeration Area entry with SBMs
  • Works with Survey Zonal Coordinator and SBM to schedule community/household mobilization activities and survey
  • Monitors community perceptions about the survey and survey team
  • Participates in advocacy visits in each zone
  • Participates in communication, mobilization and engagement activities in each zone Perform quality and validation checks on the activities of the State Based and community mobilizers
  • Attends EA departure meeting with SBMs
  • Reports to Community Mobilization Zonal Coordinator

Qualifications And Experience

  • BSc/BA or its equivalent in mass communication, Social marketing, public health, health education or a relevant field
  • A demonstrated ability to read, write and speak English with a good understanding and ability to communicate in at least one indigenous Nigerian language
  • Understanding more than 2 Nigerian languages in the preferred zone will be an added advantage
  • An advanced degree in relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Experience with the terrain, culture and structure in the states within assigned geopolitical zones.
  • Must be someone well respected and known with good character
  • Must have at least 8 years working experience in Public Health Service demand creation within the locality or/and experience conducting communication and mobilization activities
  • Must have a good track record of active liaison with Community Based Organizations, Traditional and Religious institution in dealing with complex issues and multi-facet activities in the community
  • Prior successful experience performing Community Mobilization role in a HIV/AIDS or Health Related Survey is highly desirable
  • Presence/ living in the geopolitical zone will be an added advantage

Position: State-Based Mobilizers: (130-3/4 per state)

Duty Station: works in and coordinates in assigned state (36 states and FCT)

Note: Indicate the State you are applying for in your application

Duration Of Assignment: 6 months (with possibility of extension)

Responsibilities:

Leads and conduct community mobilization and communication within the assigned state

Conduct community mobilization and communication within the selected state EAs

Attends community-level stakeholders meeting with Zonal Coordinator and Zonal mobilization officers

Identifies, trains and supervises identified Community Mobilizers (CMs)

Participates in advocacy visits in each state

Participates in communication, mobilization and engagement activities in each state Coordinates EA entry and departure meetings

Works with Zonal Mobilizers, Field Team Leads and CMs to schedule household surveys and data collection

Monitors community perceptions with Zonal Mobilizers and CMs

Support the linkage to care for identified positive respondents not in care

Troubleshoots and resolves issues within the state

Communicates with Zonal Coordinator, Zonal mobilizers and CMs

Reports to Zonal Mobilizers

Qualifications And Experience

  • BSc/BA or its equivalent in mass communication, Social marketing, public health, health education or a relevant field
  • A demonstrated ability to read, write and speak English with a good understanding and ability to communicate in at least one indigenous Nigerian language
  • Understanding more than 2 Nigerian languages and local languages in assigned state will be an added advantage
  • An advanced degree in relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Experience with the terrain, culture and structure in the assigned State.

Must be someone well respected and known with good character

Must have at least 5 years working experience in Public Health Service demand creation within the locality or/and experience conducting communication and mobilization activities

Must have a good track record of active liaison with Community Based Organizations, Traditional and Religious institution in dealing with complex issues and multi-facet activities in the community

Prior successful experience performing Community Mobilization role in a HIV/AIDS or Health related Survey is highly desirable

Presence/ living in the state will be an added advantage

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are to click on the link below and fill the form https://goo.gl/forms/nvRjHCZdYUvqkuq52

Duration:

Six Months with the possibility of renewal subject to the availability of funds

Closing Date: 14th April, 2018.

 

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