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COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION OFFICER –NORTHERN NIGERIA EDUCATION INITIATIVE PLUS (NEI+) AT CREATIVE ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL

CREATIVE ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization, Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that include the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. Creative Associates International has been working in Nigeria for more than a decade to support education programs in Nigeria.

POSITION: COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION OFFICER –NORTHERN NIGERIA EDUCATION INITIATIVE PLUS (NEI+)

POSITION LOCATION: BAUCHI, NIGERIA

PROJECT SUMMARY:

The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Community Mobilization/NGO Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for implementing activities to increase community awareness and support of schooling in targeted non-formal education and alternative education learning center communities in Bauchi. This includes implementing a small grand 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.

REPORTING & SUPERVISION:

This position is housed in Bauchi, Nigeria, reporting to the State Team Leader.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Establishes and trains new Community Coalitions or other local education support groups and committees

Providers partner CSOs in Bauchi with day-to-day materials on project design, implementation, and monitoring.

Supports the consistent 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 Bauchi.

Coordinates donor, stakeholder, and field staff visits to CSOs and communities in Bauchi.

REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 5 years of experience in community outreach or community mobilization
  • Demonstrated experience managing community engagement campaigns, preferably in the education sector.
  • Experience with international organizations’ community grants mechanisms
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing capacity building plans in culturally, politically, and security sensitive environments.
  • In-depth understanding of the role of civil society in development
  • Demonstrated capacity in managing staff
  • Fluency in English
  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Communications, Social Work, or other related field, Master’s degree preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your updated resume/CV to recruiting@crea-neiplus.com with “Community Mobilization Officer” in the email Subject line not later 13 January, 2020.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please

Crease Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran.

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