Save the Children implements the USAID funded Literate Village program. The Program goal is that women (specially mothers) and primary school aged children in targeted villages possess the necessary literacy skills for continuous learning and self-improvement. LV expected results are: Quality of reading instruction for rural primary school aged children increased; and rural mothers’ ability to contribute to their children’s primary education increased. The Community Mobilization Officer provides technical leadership, support and follow up to all the governorate interventions related to the community mobilization component including: CET formation and capacity building, VLIP development and implementation, awareness raising, parent’s awareness sessions, reading clubs, and women leadership. Provides assistance to community schools refurbishment and maintenance. Provides support to the inception planning, design, capacity strengthening initiatives, and phase out planning. S/he should collaborate with other technical officers to ensure integration of the various interventions at the community level. S/he should collaborate with the Adult Literacy Officer for opening of adult literacy and post literacy classes, and provides support to the retention of learners /participants of these classes, and with the Community School Officer to ensure that the community schools are getting the community support. The Community Mobilization Officer reports to the Governorate Manager and works closely with the Cairo-based Community Mobilization Specialist, and Post Literacy Senior Officer.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in supporting community participation programs, and preferably in the education sector.
- Previous experience of providing coaching and technical assistance.
- Previous experience of capacity building of civil society institutions and community-based teams.
- Excellent training and communication skills.
- Education: BA, MSc/MA level in Social Studies or relevant field
- Has Previous work experience with USAID education programs.
- Knowledge of the education policies with a focus on community schools, challenges and context in local and national level.
- Previous experience in development of analytical report and policy documents related to children, preferably experience with preparation of community-based situational analysis.
- Profound knowledge of human rights-based approach to programming.
- Ability to synthesize large amounts of information combining quantitative and qualitative data.
- Demonstrated facilitation and consultation skills, and ability to meet ambitious deadlines with quality deliverables
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/ careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.