Community Mobilization Officer at Creative Associates International

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Community Mobilization Officer – Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+)

Location: Bauchi Nigeria

Project Summary

  • The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

Position Summary

  • The Community Mobilization/NGO Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for implementing activities to increase community awareness and support of schooling in targeted non- formal education and alternative education learning center communities in Bauchi.
  • This includes implementing a small grants program to enable CSOs to establish community coalitions and learning centers, building the capacity of CSOs and executing awareness campaigns to strengthen the community’s demand for education.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • This position is housed in Bauchi, Nigeria, reporting to the State Team Leader.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Establishes and trains new community Coalitions or other local education support groups and committees
  • Provides partner CSOs in Bauchi with day-to-day mentoring on project design, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Supports the consistent application of training materials to strengthen CSO organizational management, HR and financial systems and provide technical support in community mobilization.
  • Engages and servos as program focal point with CSOs and supported communities in Bauchi,
  • Coordinates donor, stakeholder, and field staff visits to CSOs and communities in Bauchi.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience in community outreach or community mobilization
  • Demonstrated experience managing community engagement campaigns, preferably n the education sector
  • Experience with international organizations’ community grants mechanisms
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing capacity building plans in culturally, politically and security-sensitive environments
  • In-depth understanding of the role of civil society in development
  • Demonstrated capacity in managing staff
  • Fluency in English
  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Communications, Social Work, or other related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Application Deadline
13th January, 2020.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated Resume/CV to: recruiting@crea-neiplus.com with “Community Mobilization Officer” in the email Subject line

Note: Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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