Community mobilization officer - value chain enhancement

Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Job Summary

Responsible for implementing the activities inscribed under Pillar 2.3 and 2.4 in Monguno and Kukawa LGAs in line with the work plan to adhere the deadlines.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

Objective 1

  • Provide support to the Sector Manager in implementing mobilization, and support to food producers and value chain actors in line with the work plan.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • This includes community mobilization and sensitization, targeting, management of relations with sector Government Agencies and value chain actors, training institutions, support to groups of food producers etc.
  • Develop a community mobilization and sensitization strategy for effective program delivery.
  • Identify methods of community mobilization that enhance partnership and coordination with government officials, local communities, internal integration within sectors and programs.
  • Coordinate with LGA officials to share plan and implementation of the project activities.
  • Provide training, and orientation to target communities regarding Action Against Hunger Project and other part of mobilization activities of the project as well as providing guidelines and training to field assistants for effective community mobilization at the local government area level.
  • Participate in budget forecasting, detailed work planning, monthly and quarterly reporting.
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through good quality input for lessons learned, best practices, evaluations etc. for all the components of the program for training, mobilization and IEC materials.
  • Assist the program team in the development of key documentation and materials (IEC and visibility materials, procurement and work plans etc.).
  • Implement the stakeholders’ engagement strategy at field level.
  • Establish good relationship and network with community leaders and other actors in the working area (I/NGOs)
  • Participate in regular internal and external coordination meetings as required by the Sector Manager.

Objective 2

  • Manage a team of community mobilization assistants ensuring compliance, technical quality and coherence in all ACTION AGAINST HUNGER activities on the ground.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Develop clear work plans for Assistants, and schedule regular meetings to oversee progress against Pillar targets ensuring compliance with programme mission and standards.
  • Line Manage and supervise Assistants in line with HR principles and on the basis of clear quality benchmarks and plans.
  • Review and adapt training manuals in collaboration with community mobilization field assistant.
  • Flow all relevant information coming from the Sector Manager down to the Assistants and actively support them to access relevant information and tools that can help them in their work.

Objective 3

Ensure tracking and reporting of activities

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of internal and donor activity reports on the basis of the schedule shared by the Project Coordinator.
  • Provide all information requested by the Sector Manager and MEAL Manager to enable progress and impact analysis, quality assurance oversight, context analysis etc.
  • Assist the Sector Manager in reviewing activities, in including plan, budget and M&E plan and procurement plan, following up with relevant department to ensure quality and timely implementation.
  • Effectively escalate all key information coming from the field level and suggest mitigation of daily challenges to program team.
  • Ensure timely submission of purchasing requests, car/staff movement plans.
  • Facilitate and support systematic monitoring and evaluation of activities.

Objective 4

Performance Management

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes ; 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
  • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

Objective 5

Additional Responsibilities

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
  • Work effectively as a member of the RESILAC Program team to ensure optimization of resources cross the team as well as delivering consistency and effectiveness of practice.
  • Conduct all duties in a professional manner following Action Against Hunger Nigeria mission staff regulations, mandate and charter including promotion of gender equality.

Internal & External Relationship

Internal:

  • Sector Manager - direct line management & reporting, support, coordination.
  • MEAL Manager: support, exchange of information, collaboration, coordination, reporting.
  • Other Project Officers: collaboration, coordination, technical support, share of information.
  • Sustainable Agriculture Assistants: line management, supervision, support, coordination, share of information.
  • Other Sector Managers: support, coordination, collaboration, exchange of information.
  • Logistics, Finance, HR Departments in Monguno : exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination.

External:

  • Inter-agency coordination groups: exchange of information, coordination, support, collaboration.
  • Local and state government: exchange of information, support, coordination, collaboration.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Agriculture, Agro-engineering, Economics and similar fields.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience with Food Security and Livelihoods programmes either in Government or NGO sector.

Skills & Experience

Essential:

  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to screening sites.
  • Capacity to supervise and coach Assistants level staff.
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt.
  • Capacity to write reports in English.
  • Proficiency with Hausa and Kanuri.

Preferred:

  • Resident of the community, networks within the community.
  • Experience and commitment to utilizing participatory approach.

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