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Saturday, October 03, 2020

Community Capacity Officer Vacancy at Save the Children

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Community Capacity Officer
Ref Id: 200005L6
Location: Abuja
Team: Nutrition
Grade: 4
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Contract length: July 2022

The Role
The Community Capacity Officer will be one of two (or more) Program Officers-Social Mobilization on the state team responsible for planning, implementing, and assisting with monitoring the community mobilization and community health activities in the state.

Requirements, Skills & Experience
Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferable) in Public Health, Social Science or related field with three years extensive experiences in community mobilization in the areas of MNCH
Experience and familiarity with participatory approaches and tools for trainings and program implementation at community level

Commitment to working with marginalized and disadvantaged group of people, remote areas
Experience in communications and health governance and social accountability
Knowledge of the community health system of government
Fluent spoken and written English and local language

Proven experience delivering training and capacity building in behavior change communication in MNCH and health governance
Excellent report writing and data analysis skills
Computer skills on MS Word, Excel, Power Point
Effective communication skills, both in written and verbal forms in order to establish effective relationships with a wide range of audiences, including at a geographical distance

Ability to think and act fast
High flexibility
Strong sense of urgency and work ethic.
Can tolerate working under ambiguous circumstances and sometimes difficult situations
Understands and believes in Save the Children’s mission and vision; commits to its objectives and willing to adopt Save the Children’s methodology and framework

Application Closing Date
5th October, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply online

Application Information
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should immediately be reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.


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