Community Mobilization Officer at Save the Children

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

Community Mobilization Officer at Save the Children 1

JOB TITLE: Community Mobilization Officer

JOB LOCATION: Maiduguri, Borno


  • Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people.

Role Purpose

  • Support the programme team to ensure commitment and involvement of relevant stakeholders (local authorities and community members) before, during and after program implementation. Ensure stakeholders are properly mobilized in the communities we are working to ensure participation and sustainability of our programs.

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Support the identification of volunteers in the communities by the community leaders
  • Facilitate volunteers’ training (and other training as per request)
  • Support and mentor community volunteers to carry out their activities on community sensitization, screening and follow up of cases on treatment
  • Under mentorship and guidance of the Community Mobilization Coordinator, meet regularly with local leaders
  • Lead on planning and implementation of feedback mechanisms with leaders, communities and beneficiaries
  • Work on education materials for activities
  • Coordinate activities with OTP officers
  • Link with other organisations present in the area
  • Plan logistics and materials needed for the activities to be carried out
  • Prepare a monthly plan of field activities
  • Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all CM activities (by SC staff and CV)
  • Produce case studies related to CM, at least once per quarter or as per the line manager’s request
  • Identify the problems in the implementation process and propose solutions
  • Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement
  • Prepare activities’ reports
  • Supervises and mentor Community Mobilization Assistant assigned

Additional Job Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable


  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively


  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Designing more effective admin systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates the highest levels of integrity.

Skills and Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • Minimum of BSc / HND in Mass Communication, English or relevant Social Sciences qualification
  • At least 2 years post NYSC relevant experience in community mobilization
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Excellent communication skills; spoken and written
  • Experience working in multi-sectoral environment
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other I/NGO’s staff
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Understanding of Kanuri language will be an advantage

Working Conditions

  • Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary


Deadline: June 23, 2021

Job Features

Job CategoryNGO / Community Services
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