International Rescue Committee Vacancy for an RH Community Mobilizer

The International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: RH Community Mobilizer
Location: 
Konduga, Borno
Reports to: Reproductive Health Community Mobilization Officer
Scope of Work

  • The Community Mobilizer is responsible for the implementation of educational and promotional activities as well as conducting all community awareness / mobilization activities related to Reproductive Health (RH) for women, girls, men and boys in Konduga LGA.
  • He / she will supervise a network of community volunteers and traditional birth attendants and work closely with the other members of the reproductive health team, in Konduga.

Position Objectives

  • Design and lead efforts to improve community awareness of reproductive health issues
  • Implement community mobilization efforts to improve women, girls, men and boys’ access to and use of reproductive health services.

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of Reproductive Health officer, the responsibilities of the Community Mobilizer includes but are not limited to the following:

  • Community Activities
  • Participation in the design, plan and input to the work-plans, based on identified trends and needs.
  • Implementation of community mobilization activities to specifically access “hard to reach” and vulnerable beneficiaries.
  • Organize culturally sensitive educational and promotional activities to raise awareness on RH topics/services, including:
    • Family Planning
    • Mother and Neonatal health, Antenatal Care, and Postnatal Care ,
    • Awareness of STIs and infection prevention
    • Referral and guidance for survivors of sexual assault.
  • Contribute to the development of a variety of health education material and tools to fit the context.
  • Mobilize the community, women and girls, women’s groups, community groups etc. to increase RH awareness and service utilization, together with RH and GBV teams.
  • Liaise with midwives and community health workers to track and monitor women/clients targeted by the program.
  • Supervise community volunteers and traditional birth attendants during planned community activities.
  • Participate in community workshops, meetings or any discussions on reproductive health.
  • Participate in the development and translation of all messages in the most appropriate language.
  • Active participation in the regular RH/WPE meetings.
  • Monitoring responsibilities
  • Keep record of all the health education/promotional sessions (disaggregated by gender/ age/ IDP/Host etc).
  • Compile weekly summary of community mobilization activities
  • Responsible for compiling timely monthly community mobilization activity reports and data compilation.
  • Ensure the safe and confidential referral of identified survivors of sexual assault to GBV services.
  • Organize meetings with community representatives, and target groups as needed.
  • Engage community leaders and women’s groups in raising awareness on Reproductive Health.
  • Participate in the recruitment of community health workers.
  • Training of community health workers (CHWs) on RH topics/service promotion, hygiene promotion, waste management, infection prevention etc.
  • Other duties
  • Keep a record of distributed/used materials and provides a monthly stock report.

Confidentiality:

  • Ensure non-disclosure of any information whatsoever about practices and IRC activities to any other person or organization without permission, except in the normal performance of the service

Professional Standards:

  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Gender requirement (if applicable): Choose an item.

Education:

  • Qualified Health Educator with Diploma in Nursing or Community Health.

Skills and Experience:

  • University or Higher Diploma/Degree in Social Sciences, nursing or community Health or Secondary Certificate with at least a minimum of four years of experience working with local communities.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a health education/promotion and community project, with displaced population is a plus.
  • Spoken and written English and local language (Hausa, Kanuri, Shuwa or Bura)
  • Basic computer Literacy: Word and Excel
  • Must be willing to work in an environment with limited resources with poor living conditions and difficult situations
  • Able to work remains productive under difficult and high pressure situations with the ability to prioritize effectively, and respects and adheres to deadlines.
  • Familiarity with the local context: language, culture, etc.
  • Sensitivity and diplomacy to provide education on a variety of sensitive RH topics
  • Good communication skills

Working Environment:

  • The positions is located in Konduga the situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a national position.

Benefits

  • Competitive Monthly salary,
  • 13th Month Salary Inclusive,
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, and Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV’s to “The Senior Admin/HR Manager” via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org

Note: All applications must include: Position and location as subject

 

Application Deadline  19th February, 2018.

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