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COMMUNITY MOBILIZER

BACKGROUND & INTRODUCTION:

USAID-funded Sindh Community Mobilization Program (CMP) is improving education in schools across all 29 districts of Sindh by fostering community and private sector involvement in school reforms. In 2013, USAID and the Government of Sindh (GOS) signed a memorandum of understanding to implement the comprehensive Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP), now one of the major bi-lateral initiatives that supports the government’s school reform efforts. As a major component of SBEP, CMP is increasing enrollment of girls and improving coordination between parents and educators, bridging the gap between communities and schools for the sake of quality education for all. This position will report to Senior Regional Program Manager Sukkur and will be based at Sukkur office.

Specific Job Description:

  • The individual will plan and implement program activities in selected schools/communities both in Sukkur and Khairpur districts.
  • Support/assist the Senior Regional Program Manager in developing and implementing a CMP district monthly work plan
  • Preparing and arrangement of events like celebration of school/community level events
  • Identifying and seeking support from influencers/community leaders, schools teachers and etc. regarding successful implementation of planed activities both at school and community level
  • Assist the community members in developing their own capacity and strength to the point where they no longer need the services of you the mobilizer
  • Preparation of students for different event segments like speeches, tableau performance
  • Work on educating communities in retention of girls enrolment
  • Working on social issues/cultural barriers related to participation of women/mothers in school level activities 
  • Work as a linkage building/liaison with focused communities/SMCs and government officials regarding their participation in different activities of the program
  • Help DC/Sr.Regional Program Manager in development of success stories and case studies from CMP targeted areas
  • Coordinate and support M&E unit  for data gathering, validation and submission of required reports in timely manner
  • Support/Facilitate procurement unit of CMP for required processes in field.
  • Any other duties commensurate with ability and suitable to task

Required Academic Qualification and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, management, social science or related field
  • 6 years’ experience in community mobilization especially working with School Management Committees and local community
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in conducting and organizing community level meetings, particularly in conducting community/SMC training
  • Familiar with the customs and cultural practices of targeted communities (especially rural community)
  • Good proficiency in local languages like Sindh and Urdu.
  • Possess good understanding of various stakeholders, especially SMCs, local communities, and district education department.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • A demonstrated knowledge of USAID best practices, guidelines, and reporting requirements.
  • Strong presentation, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to participate in all representation and technical meetings in English and Urdu/Sindhi.
  • Proven ability to work productively in a multicultural environment.
  • Very good command on working on MS office especially on MS excel and working on MIS
  • Good report writing skills in English
  • Familiarity with local languages like Sindhi and Urdu will be a distinct advantage
  • Living and working experience in the Sindh Province.




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