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Community Mobiliser (Bulawayo)

Location: Bulawayo, BU, ZW

Company: Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity.

We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Community Mobiliser (SAGE) Job Description

Reporting to Program Coordinator, the job holder will be responsible for facilitation of community mobilisation of adolescent girls, young mothers, families and communities for their participation in the Supporting Adolescent Girls’ Education (SAGE) Project.

Accountabilities

Community Mobilization and Facilitation

Mobilises adolescent girls and young women to enroll for Non-formal Education and Transition Programs delivered through the SAGE project.
Makes follow up on attendance, retention and completion of participants for the Non-formal Education and Transition Programmes.
Engages and liaises with stakeholders to support the project towards achievement of project goals and outcomes.

Coordination and Networking

Establishes good working relations with project staff, beneficiaries, families, community leadership, Community Hub Educators, Schools, Community-based Organizations (CBOs), government extension staff and other stakeholders at village, ward and district levels.
Participates in stakeholder meetings and networks at village, ward and district levels.

Building relationship activities

Creates community awareness on development education.
Promotes integration of project and program processes at field level.
Promotes child rights based programming at field level.

Child Protection & gender equality mainstreaming

Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to: Gender equality mainstreaming, Safeguarding Policy; Gender Responsive Safe Guarding, Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities.
Facilitate dissemination of information to communities ensuring adolescent girls and other children are well versed with child protection.
Reports promptly and accurately all child protection incidents and concerns (in area of operation) to the Program Area Manager.

Knowledge

A Diploma/Degree in Social Work, Development Studies or related discipline from a recognized institute.
A clean class 3 riders’ licence
Willingness to ride a motorbike
At least 3 years experience in a similar role in an NGO environment.

Skills

Good communication, facilitation and report writing skills
Strong team-building and motivational skills

Behaviours

Demonstrates clear respect to all children, especially adolescent girls without discrimination
Ability to develop, motivate, coach and mentor others
Having initiative and able to work independently
Promotes innovation and learning in program facilitation

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position. Plan International takes very seriously the responsibility and duty to ensure that we and anyone who represents us does not in any way harm or place at risk children and young people. In this regard, reference & background checks will be performed including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Safeguarding Policy.

This position is open to Zimbabwean nationals.

Location: Zimbabwe (Bulawayo)

Type of role: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date : 14 September 2019

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