Community Mobilization Officer at Save the Children Tanzania
Community Mobilization Officer
Save the Children has been working in Tanzania for more than 30 years. We are working with the government, local organizations and other international agencies to reduce child malnutrition, improve new-born and maternal health, support and strengthen early childhood development and primary education systems. We strengthen child protection systems for vulnerable children, promote children’s participation and contribution to policy and resource allocation for services which concern them, support, and respond to emergencies.
Our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Save the Children seeks a Community Mobilization Officer for a USAID-funded Kizazi Hodari – Sothern Zone project in Tanzania. The Community Mobilization Officer will be responsible for developing guidance and training materials, monitoring implementation progress, identifying a cascading solutions to improve service delivery, and sharing best practices. S/he will work closely with all team members including Community Case Workers/CHWs and Education Officers Supervising, mentoring and provide technical support to LGAs and Community Case Workers/CHWs. The Community Mobilization Officer, will be responsible for ensuring adequate community mobilization, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and girls support, counselling and guidance of vulnerable children/groups at school and in the communities.
S/he will establish and maintain close and effective liaison with government partners at LGAs and communities to facilitate flow of information, reports and updates including staying abreast of current trends including participation in relevant nutrition working groups and policy foras at regional and district level.
Contract Duration: 1 year
No of Vacancies: One (1) Position
Reporting to: Senior Technical Advisor
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
- Responsible for mobilizing the communities in the USAID Kizazi hodari –Southern zones sites.
- Facilitates effective participation of children, youths and women in the community and stakeholders in program activities.
- Strengthening good working relationships with all stakeholders and holding regular meetings with these community-based structures.
- Ensure that consent forms are signed by both parties i.e. Children, parents and guardians whenever Project activities involve children and young people
- Coordinate Program activities and networking with the communities.
- Establish good working relations with children, young people, community leadership, and community-based organizations (CBOs), government staff and other stakeholders at district and ward levels.
- Regular interaction with community and school structures to strengthen collaboration and ensure safe return of children especially girls to school.
- Track the participation of members in the groups by gender in terms of beneficiaries on quarterly basis
- Ensure that all associates sign and adhere to Save the Children safeguarding Policy.
- Carry out sensitization and gender awareness in the community.
- He/she will work closely with the program team to document best practices and lessons learned of the project.
- Provide timely and accurate written and verbal reporting.
- Contribute to project strategic planning and to well-written, focused project reports, annual implementation plans, success stories and other written products.
- Ensure high quality project implementation, monitoring and reporting.
- Make regular field visits to monitor project quality and collect data.
- Collaborate with MEAL staff to ensure that collection and analysis of community data is accurate, rigorous and incorporated into project implementation.
- Coordinate with AGYW, Nutrition and HES Officers in work planning development and implementation
- Participate in Regional technical working groups, district relevant meetings and liaise with other project implementing organizations.
- Work closely with Regional and Council Community Health promotion units and community Development Officers.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor in development Studies, social science or related discipline.
- 3-4 years’ experience in a similar role in an NGO or related field
- Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English required.
- Demonstrated experience in working effectively with community-level actors, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
- Significant knowledge OVC and DREAMs programming and have experience in implementing SASA package
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations and independently.
- Have problem identification & Problem-solving skills.
- Familiarity and understanding of donor policies and procedures is a plus.
How to Apply
Please read the full details of the position at https://tanzania.savethechildren.net/careers and apply as instructed. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for Interview. Applications will be reviewed as received.
Application closing Date: 26th April 2022
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process
Closing date: 26 Apr 2022 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Iringa, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract