Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Officer at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Full Time
Posted 10 months ago

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) helps to supports households, communities and farmer groups to increase their agricultural production and diversify their incomes.

Job Title: Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Officer

Requisition Id: 200000HN
Location: Yobe
Job: Program Management
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Project Background

  • Struggling to cope with more than 10 years of conflict, displacement and climatic and health shocks that have left millions in need of humanitarian assistance, Yobe State now faces the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria on Feb. 27, 2020, the virus has spread to all corners of the country with more than 16,000 confirmed cases as of June 15, 2020. Northeast Nigeria saw its first confirmed case on April 18, 2020, and by early June 2020, more than 500 cases had been confirmed across the BAY states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe.
  • In response to the health and socio-economic threat posed by COVID-19, the Government of Nigeria (GON) has mobilized a “whole of government” response via a National COVID-19 Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Response Plan.
  • While just 55 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Yobe State as of June 23, 2020, the risk for extensive spread of the virus within the state is high due to the fragile humanitarian conditions, density and mobility of the population, and the limited capacity of the public health system to respond to a spike in critical health needs.
  • In response to the risk posed by COVID-19, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in partnership with Nigerian NGO NIRA, will implement a nine-month emergency project designed to empower communities to protect themselves and reduce transmission of COVID-19, through a robust Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) approach, complemented by investments in water supply infrastructure in communities and at health facilities and the distribution of critical water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) NFIs necessary to engage in infection prevention and control (IPC).

Job Summary

  • The RCCE Officer will play a key role in the field-level implementation of community-level RCCE activities. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the RCCE Officer will supervise the work of Community Mobilizers engaged in household level and small group RCCE messaging and dialogue, focusing on increasing knowledge about the threat of COVID-19 and strategies for reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
  • The project will have a team of three RCCE officers, with one officer assigned to each project target LGA.

Basic Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum two years’ of practical experience working with a local or international NGO, preferably hygiene promotion, nutrition, or other relevant domain with substantial community mobilization component.
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with the ability to make sound judgment.
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners, community members and government partners.
  • General knowledge of local and state government practices.
  • Well-developed knowledge of local community cultures, leaders, customs and practices through prior involvement in the community. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing projects through local partners.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Apply Now

Deadline: August 28, 2020

Job Features

Job CategoryNGO / Community Services
Deadline28th August, 2020.

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