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Community mobilization officer – Diinsoor

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Job Description

Job Title: Community mobilization officer.
GRADE:  4 CONTRACT Length: one year
Child Safeguarding:

Level:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE: The core function of this position is to implement Community mobilization activities under the USAID- funded, Accelerated Quality Learning for Somali Children and Youth program. The Regional Community Mobilization Officer will lead all community mobilization activities in education centers and communities in each target region, ensuring the participation of community members in decision making, as well as their buy-in to key project messages. Part of this role will include managing of community mobilization activities, planning of activities in the field, monitoring of implementation and supporting logistics needs of the community mobilization component, contribution to the preparation of printed and other materials for BCC component. To be responsible for the Community Mobilization of the. In agreement with the line manager, and the Techer Education Officer, the job holder will work alongside other players on the day-to-day planning, coordination, and reporting on the component deliverables towards achieving the programme objectives

Reports to: [ National Education Program Manager]

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia/Somaliland with a current staff complement of approximately 350 staff and current expenditure of approximately GBP 30 million each year

Staff directly reporting to this post: Nil


Implementation of Community Mobilization activities

·         In consultation with the national programe manager, plan for community awareness and mobilization activities raise awareness on the value of education, including Accelerated education for the youth

·         To lead, coordinate and implement community mobilization activities by applying various techniques to mobilize local leaders, IDPs, youth, in Bay, Galgadud, Hirshabelle and Lower Juba

·         To coordinate community mobilization plans with the local leaders, school leaders in the targeted regions and locations

·         To monitor community mobilization activity performance in the field

·         To monitor and report the availability of the required items, printed materials and etc. to perform community mobilization activities

·         To ensure that all publications and printed materials are developed and available for distribution in the target locations

·         To provide regular updates and report to National Program manager on the progress of implementation

Reporting and information sharing:

·         Ensure the timely submission of the required reports to national program Manager

·         Ensure the attendance for all programme staff meetings, community members, parents, local community leaders, and share the updates, action points and plans for the up-coming week.

·         Ensure timely sharing of all the relevant information to National Programe Manager.

·         Ensure the required supplies are in place, data are recorded


·         Ensure that community mobilization is accordance with the work plans and the involvement of concerned stakeholders at all levels

·         Ensure that SCI implements project activities in a most efficient, effective and sustainable manner

·         Work closely and in harmony with colleagues in developing clear plans, workable monitoring system, baseline data and reporting systems

·         Play proactive role in joint project planning, review, monitoring and evaluation activities.

·         Under the guidance of the National Education programme Manger he or she ensures that education projects and components have robust monitoring plans, baselines, reviews and evaluations in line with project designs and donor guidelines

·         Organize, Participate and play proactive role in periodic project monitoring and implementation of actions, and recommendations and sharing reports, lessons and best practices.

·         Ensure active involvement and participation of beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders including children in the process of project monitoring

·         Ensure the participation of children/target groups in M&E based on CRP principles and approaches

  • Ensure that quality monthly, quarterly and interim reports are produced and submitted on timely manner in accordance with SCI and donor formats and schedules
  • Ensure that monitoring reports are prepared and submitted on time to the national Education programme manager

Representation and Advocacy

·         Represent education team in relevant regional forums such as FE, teacher training and other working groups and other meetings as appropriate

·         Work closely with other project staffs to develop and implement advocacy plans in education in line with the Country Strategic Plan and global strategy of Save the Children

·         Play proactive role in national and global campaigns to advocate for increased children’s education in collaboration and networking with other actors in Somali

·         Work with consortium members wherever applicable to further Save the Children’s mission for children

·         Ensure linkage, synergy and harmonization of approaches and strategies with other sectors.

Team work and Self Development

·         With the guidance of National Program Manger the the community mobilizer understands and is able to adapt his/her roles and responsibilities in both emergency and development contexts

·         Under the guidance of National Program manager explores opportunities for self-professional development

·         Ensure and contribute for effective and supportive team work and culture among team members

Knowledge Management

·         Familiarize with education policies and strategies, SC global strategies, EiE minimum standards, Etc.

·         Play proactive role in sharing good practices, experiences with team members and SC staff



•       Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources

•       Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others

•       Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision

•       Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives


•       Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions

•       Stays with a problem or challenge until a solution is reached or no longer reasonably attainable

•       Knows when to involve others in a decision

•       Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influence that impact on decision making

•       Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible


•       Suggests creative improvement and better ways of working

•       Seeks out and applies successful ideas from others to overcome challenges

•       Shifts tasks, roles and priorities to perform effectively under changing or unclear conditions

•       Applies lessons learned to enhance future ways of working


•       Enables people from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to contribute to positive outcomes

•       Breaks down silo working and challenges behaviours that are not collaborative

•       Knows when to follow and when to lend leadership to strengthen other leaders

•       Recognises when trust is broken and seeks to resolve conflict and re-establish trust


•       Delivers work that reflects a good knowledge and application of technical and professional standards

•       Keeps up to date with trends in their work area

•       Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct


  • Diploma or Bachelor degree in social science, development Studies, Education are preferable
  • Knowledge of current national international strategies on access, equity, and quality education policies and models
  • Recommended a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in similar position
  • Experience of working with community, partners and staff
  • Ability to write quality narrative donor report
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Somali

  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Education policy.

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staffs are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to


Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to

Declaration of commitment:

I …………… understand and agree to undertake my responsibility in accordance with the above listed accountabilities/activities and also abide the terms and conditions of the contract

Signature: ……………….                                     Date: ………………

Application procedures:

All interested candidate are encouraged to forward a CVs and a mandatory application letter to: Somalijob.net


Save the Children is committed to supporting performance based career progression for female employees. The following are additional benefits which applies to successful female candidates

•       14 weeks of maternity leave subject to certain length of service conditions

•       Increased health and dependence allowance

•       30 days of annual leave excluding weekends [Fridays]

      Author: Education Programme Manager


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