Community Mobiliser

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Vacancy Announcement
Community Mobilize (1 position)

Organization
GREDO– Gargaar Relief and Development Organization

Position Title
 Community Mobiliser

Location/Duty Station
Baidoa-Bay

Project Duration

Donor
DFID

Announcing Date
6/10/2018

Closing Date
12/6/2018

Starting Date
ASAP

Commitment to Diversity
GREDO is an equal opportunities employer.

Submission Email:
recruitment@gredosom.org

Organizational Background
GREDO is an indigenous local NGO.  Non-profit non-partial, non- political and voluntary organization based in Baidoa. To reach the most affected grass-root communities in Bay and Bakool regions and lower Shebelle effectively and efficiently, the necessity of local partnership in relief program appeared. Responding to the partnership need, a group of Somali intellectuals and well-wishers initiated in December 1992 a local non-governmental organization called Gargaar Relief and Development Organization (GREDO) the organization has implemented during these period different projects including relief and emergency programs and later improved into rehabilitation and developmental programs.
The Enhancing Conditions for Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Returning Refugees in Somalia programme, targeting Banadir, South West State, and Jubaland, will be delivered through a consortium approach of IOM (lead), Concern and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) with the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) supporting the learning and knowledge management component. The project will reinforce the collective outcomes developed at FGS level, the globally recognized Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Solutions Framework for durable solutions as well as addressing the main objectives of the DFID’s Somalia Humanitarian and Resilience Programme (SHARP) business case. In line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the programme aims to strengthen resilience and reduce risk and vulnerability of DACs towards durable solutions in Somalia.
GREDO is currently partnering with Concern who is member of this consortium to provide healthcare service to the internally displaced persons (IDPs), Returnees and Hosting Community in Bay region.  We are looking forward to establishing teams of health workers consisting of various cadres of health professionals to deliver life saving emergency health services to the population in need through this program with high impact on lives of the most vulnerable population groups
Specific duties and responsibilities           
Job Purpose:

To manage SFP and OTP community outreach activities and guarantee the efficient and effective sensitisation, mobilisation and participation of the communities targeted, thereby maximising programme performance

Activities:

Key OTP/SFP community activities:

Community mobilisation & sensitisation
Active case finding (screening) within communities
Follow up of OTP/SFP cases and absentees/defaulters if required
Health and nutrition education

Plan, implement and monitor/evaluate OTP/SFP Community Outreach activities
Select, train and supervise a number of outreach volunteers at each OTP/SFP site; planning from the outset with the OTP/SFP supervisor incentives for volunteers (not monetary).  Involve community leaders in the selection process and promote the identification of a outreach volunteers for each village/ group of villages
Report to the OTP/SFP Nurse and liaise closely with nutrition programme staff and other relevant partners (community leaders, other agency staff etc.) regarding community outreach activities.
Seek and provide feedback and suggest alteration to the  programme as appropriate to maximise impact
Participate in OTP/SFP general programme management duties as requested by OTP/SFP Programmes (e.g. distribution planning, monitoring and reporting) and perform other tasks as negotiated (e.g. training of staff/volunteers)

Mobilisation and sensitisation

In liaison with the OTP/SFP nurse / nutrition assistants for the area devise performance indicators to monitor effectiveness and impact of community mobilisation; set objectives/indictors and record progress against these
Explore all links with individual members of the community (eg. village chiefs, traditional midwives, local health workers) and develop their engagement and ownership of the community based activities
Provide regular feedback to communities
In liaison with the OTP/SFP nurse/nutrition assistants for the area establish a procedure allowing beneficiaries to comment or complain about aspects of the programme and then address any relevant concerns
Record examples of best practice

Active case finding

In liaison with the OTP/SFP nurse/nutrition assistants for the area devise and implement a strategy for active case finding (screening) within identified the catchment areas using nutrition staff/outreach volunteers
In liaison with the OTP/SFP nurse / nutrition assistants for the area create systems/tools for screening follow-up and feedback statistics to programme supervisors and adapt case finding strategy appropriately

Follow up of cases

In liaison with the OTP/SFP nurse / nutrition assistants for the area  coordinate the activities of outreach volunteers and ensure active participation of outreach volunteers in OTP?SFP distributions
In liaison with the OTP/SFP nurse / nutrition assistants for the area ensure that a fully-operational system is in place for the follow-up of children not returning to the programme (including absentees, defaulters, deaths) and children “at risk” (long stay/not gaining weight / social or physically disabling problems) and that post-visit feedback is given to the SFP nurse / nutrition assistants for the area.
Monitor and ensure the programme’s engagement with disadvantaged or excluded groups
Seek and exploit opportunities for capacity-building of health employees at OTP/SFP sites

Health and nutrition education

In liaison with the OTP/SFP nurse / nutrition for the area  guarantee that, whenever possible, all team members deliver health and nutrition education of appropriate content and manner to mothers and other carers
In liaison with the SFP nurse / nutrition assistants for the area  converse with mothers at sites and regularly conduct surveys evaluating the mothers’ understanding of the messages and the programme in general

Person specification
Essential

Experience of community health work / community mobilization
Experience of emergency nutrition work and implementation of feeding programs, including monitoring and evaluation
Proven capacity of management, leadership and teamwork
Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries and their careers
Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult working conditions
Demonstrable ability at report writing
Ability to frequently travel and be part pf the community mobilization at the field.
Fluency in written and spoken English
Computer literate

Desirable

Health / Public Health / Nutrition / Diploma or equivalent
Experience in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating community health / community mobilization / Nutrition activities/programmes

Child Protection
The responsibilities of the post will require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people

   Integrity: Honest, encourages openness, transparency and sincere.    All applicants should drop a letter of application and updated CV (including 3 referees) to                  recruitment@gredosom.org and indicate the position applied for in the subject. The deadline for application deadline is 12/6/2018.
Local candidates are encouraged to apply
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
GREDO is an equal opportunities employer

 




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