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Psychosocial Mobile Team Member (Community Mobilizer)

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Last update: Feb 29, 2024 Last update: Feb 29, 2024


Deadline: Mar 8, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Nigeria
Job type:Contract, up to 4 months
English, HausaEnglish, Hausa
Work experience: Min 3 years
Date posted:Feb 29, 2024
Expected starting date:Apr 1, 2024


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Overview of position

Under the overall supervision of the MHPSS / Protection Program Manager & the direct supervision of the Project Assistant MHPSS / Protection in Katsina & closely coordinating with the MHPSS / Protection Officers (Gender Based Violence (GBV), Mainstreaming & Counter Trafficking (CT)) of the unit. Being a member of IOM’s Psychosocial Support (PSS) team, the successful candidates’ primary role will be to implement MHPSS / protection activities in Katsina state.

Role objectives
  • Working with the PSS team to identify community resource persons for an MHPSS / protection assessment exercise & service mapping activities. 

  • Develop community mobilization & engagement protocols based on the needs, concerns & other risk factors identified during the MHPSS / protection assessment.

  • Organize & lead culturally appropriate community mobilization & engagement activities, that include all members of the community (women / men, girls / boys, people with disabilities, elderly, children & youth, etc.).

  • Working with the team to develop culturally sensitive messages & material for MHPSS & protection awareness raising & training. 

  • Disseminate community based messages related to health, psychosocial concerns, GBV, Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (PSEA) & Trafficking in Persons (TiP) for the affected population.

  • Support the establishment & / or renewal of community support safety nets.

  • Identify cases that require specialized intervention & refer them to the appropriate service providers (Counsellor / Protection Assistant) in close coordination with the Protection Assistant & MHPSS National Program Officer& respond to cases referred by other organizations. 

  • Organize support & discussion groups & forums with the community & coordinate with the PSS team members as to the need to integrate vulnerable individuals within the psychosocial groups’ activities.

  • In coordination with the Protection Assistant & MHPSS National Program Officer, mobilize participants for community based activities & capacity building training, ensuring that the program’s activities are effectively communicated & carried out in participatory & inclusive ways.

  • Report daily activities.

  • Undertake duty travel to very challenging areas when necessary. 

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Project reporting
  • This role will works under the overall supervision of the MHPSS / Protection Program Manager & the direct supervision of the Project Assistant MHPSS / Protection in Katsina & closely coordinating with the MHPSS / Protection Officers (Gender Based Violence (GBV), Mainstreaming & Counter Trafficking (CT)) of the unit.

Key competencies
  • Experience in working on community level, e.g. with NGOs or civil society organizations is an advantage. 

  • Experience in working with different groups of the community (e.g., youth, elderly, people with disabilities) is an advantage. 

  • Working experience with our clients MHPSS / protection team, especially with one of the psychosocial mobile teams, is an advantage.

  • Open & positive attitude & ability to communicate in a sensitive manner with all members of the community.

  • Genuine care & respect for the needs of vulnerable populations with a strong belief in empowering marginalized & disenfranchised people.

  • High integrity & willingness to conduct her / himself transparently & open to scrutiny.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, ability to work under (time) pressure, with minimal supervision & in a culturally diverse team.

  • Strong interpersonal skills & demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with community members, local staff & other stakeholders.

  • Excellent analytical & communication skills.

  • Ability to independently carry out tasks, proactivity, ability to multi task & to prioritize.

  • Knowledge of social & development issues in Nigeria, particularly within the area of responsibility.

  • S / he must be fluent in Hausa & English with excellent report writing skills.

  • Knowledge of Fulfulbe is an advantage.

  • Inclusion & respect for diversity respect & promote individual & cultural differences, encourage diversity & inclusion wherever possible.

  • Maintain high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.

  • Demonstrates the ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.

  • Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.

  • Delivering results produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner,; is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

  • Managing & sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.

  • Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own actions & delegated work.

  • Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication, explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.

  • Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example & demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize & develop their potential.

  • Empowering others & building trust creates an atmosphere of trust & an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best & develop their potential.

  • Work strategically to realize the organization’s goals & communicates a clear strategic direction.

Team management
  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

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