WISH2 Project Community Engagement Officer

Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia - FGAE

Contract
Oromia
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Features

Job CategoryHealth Care(Bio/Lab/Hospital/hygiene/Veterinary)
Job LevelSenior Level(5+9)
DeadlineOct 26 2020
SalaryAs per the salary scale of the Association

Job Description

 

Date: 16 October/2020

The Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE), an indigenous NGO, in the promotion and provision of Sexual Reproductive Health and Family planning service invites competent applicants for the WISH Project for the following vacant positions effectively from October 16/2020.

 

Job Title: –                WISH2 Project Community Engagement Officer

Location:-                  South West Aria Office Jimma

Report to:                 AO WISH2 Project Coordinator

Working time –         Full time

Job Summary/Position Summary

The Community Engagement Officer is principally responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring, documenting and reporting Family Planning demand creation activities at area office levels. She/he is responsible for site level community mobilization activities aimed at enabling women, and youth have the knowledge and community support to use contraceptives. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific activities include:

·         Plan and conduct community-based social mobilization activities for the promotion of family planning service utilization

·         Carry-out community-based sensitization and focus group discussion meetings to support the uptake of family planning service

·         Coordinate and monitor demand creation activities across the target audiences

·         Work closely with technical team (Cluster managers &other area office staffs) on the design, planning, and implementation of SBCC strategy in their area of assignment.

·         Ensures the timeliness, cost and quality of all activities related to social and behavior change communication.

·         With the support of the SBCC manager prepare annual work plans and budgets for SBCC objectives and deliverables; Prepares required reporting for social and behavior change communication activities in his/her assignment areas

·         Put into action practical exercises, counselling, demonstrations, and role plays sexual and reproductive health in general and family planning in particular

·         Support health extension workers to ensure quality in delivery of community engagement activities.

·         Participate in the development and organization of trainings in line with activities concerning community education: psychodramas, songs, community mobilization.

·         Liaise/coordinate with project Cluster Managers and local authorities, Kebele/Got leaders and other beneficiaries for better implementation of project intervention.

·         Provide training on Sexual and reproductive health promotion to targeted household members, community at large and their leaders,

·         Assist with adaptation, translation, pre-testing, and required technical review of all SBCC messaging and assist in approvals process with government regulatory bodies; and

·         Develop and share success stories/best practices related to community engagement

·         Prepare narrative and quantitative SBCC report on monthly and quarterly basis.

·         Carries out all other duties as required by his immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements

Qualification and Experience

  • BSC/BA degree in Health Communication/Promotion, Social Work/Development studies, Sociology and/or Public Health or related fields.
  • At least 5 years practical experience in community mobilization activities, preferably in the area of SRH

Functional skills and knowledge: 

  • Good Interpersonal communication skills with ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong writing and communication skills in English and Amharic. Knowledge of the local language is required.
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel to project implementation woredas/Kebele
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Salary: – Based on the salary scale of the organization  

Job Requirement

Job Requirements

Qualification and Experience

  • BSC/BA degree in Health Communication/Promotion, Social Work/Development studies, Sociology and/or Public Health or related fields.
  • At least 5 years practical experience in community mobilization activities, preferably in the area of SRH

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send non-returnable application with CV and copies of credentials and other supporting documents

 with in 10 calendar days of this announcement to the following address;

 

FGAE-SW Area office Finance and Administration Service Office

P.O. Box 375 Jimma/ Tel: 047-111-1034/047-111-0163

 

Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.


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