Save the Children Zambia
Posted Job
about 3 years ago

Community Mobilization/Engagement Specialist (X2)

This listings application deadline has expired so it is probably out of date

View all jobs →

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children and has been operational in Zambia since the 1980s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, child poverty, nutrition and WASH.

Duty Station : Lusaka

Role Purpose:

• The Community Mobilization Specialist based in Lusaka will provide technical expertise on the approaches and methods for organizing and achieving results with key stakeholders within Zambia.

• The team will work closely to support Zambia’s educators, communities and education authorities as appropriate to provide a comprehensive package of opportunities to expand education services ranging from formal to non-formal education.

• Efforts will be focused at the community level in order to ensure the expansion and continuation of delivery of education services.

• The Community Mobilization Specialist will build consensus on community participation in community school quality improvement initiatives.

• The incumbent will roll out an establish mechanisms for local community participation in school quality improvement and will also undertake advocacy activities and collaborate with PTA organizations, School Management Committees, governance groups, and other community groups.

• S/he will also provide technical support and assistance for designing and implementing empowering community mobilization approaches for improved education service delivery for learners and improving reading outcomes at the primary grade levels.

Key Areas of Accountability:

• Provide technical input with technical staff and ensures deliverables are met in a timely manner;

• Regularly link with other technical staff, partners and government officials to ensure all components of the project are aligning and that similar messages are developed within education structures and at the community level;

• Liaise with government agencies as necessary, from the national level to the community level;

• Link with program managers of similar SC programs in other countries to ensure that community mobilization response builds on lessons learned and best practices;

• Travel as necessary to guide staff at the field level and to monitor program progress;

• Ensure that best practices are used in all training and community mobilization activities and keep up-to-date with state of the art programming in these areas, as well as follow what is happening more broadly country-wide.

Qualifications and Experience

• Degree in Education, Social Sciences or any relevant qualification,

• Significant relevant experience of working in the in-country humanitarian teams/programmes and/or being deployed to humanitarian responses in other countries

• Demonstrable understanding of education system in Zambia a plus,

• Previous experience in Safety and Security management skills a must,

• Previous experience of managing a team

• Previous experience of programme and project management

• Demonstrable project budget management experience

• Management experience of single site and multi-sector programme

• Experience of identifying education advocacy issues at field level, or supporting efforts at national level

• Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports

• Excellent communication skills

• Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

• A high level of written and spoken English

• The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

• Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable

• Multi-site management experience

• Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability

• Experience of local level co-ordination with key stakeholders and other NGOs

• Fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic

Child Safeguarding:

• Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holders to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

• In this regard, the job holder should be in a position to work and uphold the interest of Children and uphold the organization’s Child Safeguarding policy.

How to Apply

Send your application letter clearly stating the position in the subject line with a detailed CV indicating 3 traceable referees, one of whom should have been direct supervisor, through email to:

The Director Human Resources,

Application deadline
2 May
You may be interested in...
African Joy Ltd
African Joy Ltd
Clothing and Accessories
Beaded Dark Yellow Rope Necklace & Bracelet image
$6.64
Buy on Shopbwana
Rope chains are among the most durable and heaviest of chain types and possibly the most textural. They are perfect to wear with pendants as they are very strong, whether thick or thin and don't easily come apart. Made from small beads
African Joy Ltd
African Joy Ltd
Arts and Crafts
Beaded  Brown   Rope Necklace & Bracelet image
$8.85
Buy on Shopbwana
Rope chains are among the most durable and heaviest of chain types and possibly the most textural. They are perfect to wear with pendants as they are very strong, whether thick or thin and don't easily come apart. Made from small beads
African Joy Ltd
African Joy Ltd
Clothing and Accessories
Beaded Blue  Rope Necklace image
$3.32
Buy on Shopbwana
A wearable reminder of what you really are, this beaded bracelet tells the world that you can stay strong through anything and everything. Handmade from natural materials (slight variations may be found from item to item) Every piece is unique. making for a truly unique piece of jewellery.
260 Brands
260 Brands
Processing and Distribution
 Instant Thobwa   Powdered  Beverage 2 X  8.1kg image
K233
Buy on Shopbwana
Traditional Beverage Powdered Beverage Seba's Instant Thobwa 2 X 8.1kg... Zambia’s traditional beverage, Seba’s Instant Thobwa is a mouthwatering and convenient instant powdered beverage, to provide strength, energy and efficiency for increased productivity. Suitable for children and healthy adults alike
260 Brands
260 Brands
Processing and Distribution
Instant Thobwa  Powdered  Beverage 20 X 324g image
K144
Buy on Shopbwana
Traditional Beverage Seba's Powdered Beverage Instant Thobwa 20 X 324g... Zambia’s traditional beverage, Seba’s Instant Thobwa is a mouthwatering and convenient instant powdered beverage, to provide strength, energy and efficiency for increased productivity. Suitable for children and healthy adults alike. Makes 2 litre - The strength and energy drink
ElitePos Zambia image
ElitePos Zambia
Point of sale systems
Business software and systems
Work place consumables
Lusaka
ElitePOS specialises in professional Point of Sale (POS) solutions for retail businesses, the hospitality industry and other establishments. The company is a complete POS dealer with complete hardware solutions to fit any need. They have an all-encompassing support team that can provide the tools you need as your organisation grows. The ElitePos technical department will listen to your needs and expectations and then tailor the POS System to your specifications.
ETG Agri Inputs Zambia Ltd image
ETG Agri Inputs Zambia Ltd
Agrochemicals
Fertilisers
Seeds and seedlings
Lusaka
+4 locations
ETG Agri Inputs Zambia is your one-stop-shop for Kynoch, Falcon and Zamfert fertilisers. The company also supplies an extensive range of high-quality seeds and agro-chemicals. Their trained team of agricultural consultants provide farmers with professional agronomic services. Since its inception, ETG has emerged as one of Africa’s largest agricultural conglomerates. Its footprint expands across sub-Saharan Africa, North America, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asian countries. The group’s supply chain penetrates deep into remote agricultural regions where they procure commodities from smallholder farmers through their strategically located centres.
Link Mining Suppliers image
Link Mining Suppliers
Specialist clothing
Industrial tools and equipment
Computers and Accessories
Lusaka
Link Mining Suppliers is proud to be a Zambian supplier of Personal protective equipment (PPE), printer toner cartridges, tapes (adhesive and non-adhesive), pumps (electric and solar), road safety signs, fire prevention systems, packaging among other general hardware items. With a combined experience of over 20 years, Link Mining's team offers customers a professional and efficient service. Their mission is to become a solution provider to all clients as well as a link between supplier and client. Markets include Zambia, Angola, DRC Congo, Tanzania, and South Africa.
Action Auto Ltd image
Action Auto Ltd
New cars
Car parts
Car servicing and repairs
Lusaka
Kitwe
Action Auto is the sole authorised distributor of all new vehicles from General Motors South Africa. With branches in Lusaka and Kitwe, the company has a fully equipped modern workshop together with a team of qualified technicians that guarantee efficient and professional services. Since 1997, the company has been providing quality motor vehicle parts and spares for various motor vehicles. It has an excellent after-sales service and supplies only the best spares that comply with strict brand standards.
Tomorrow Investments Ltd image
Tomorrow Investments Ltd
Building contractors
Civil engineering
Building project management
Lusaka
Incorporated in 1989, Tomorrow Investments specialises in general building and civil engineering works. Its services span all areas of the construction industry and the entire construction value chain. This Zambian company brings together human resource, materials and machinery at the right time and place, to implement even the most complex construction projects. Tomorrow Investments deploys engineering solutions on schedule, to the highest quality, and at the best price, meeting urgent national needs within transportation, water and sanitation sectors.