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Community Engagement Officer

Monrovia (Liberia)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Monrovia (Liberia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req6983

Job Title: Community Engagement Officer

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) was founded in 1933. Our mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and regain control of their future. The IRC’s global 2020 strategy commits our organization to creating measurable, meaningful change in the lives of people we serve.

The IRC has worked in Liberia since 1996 and is one of the largest humanitarian actors in the country. The IRC Liberia currently operates health programs in Montserrado, Bong, Lofa, and Nimba counties. We have a varied portfolio in health, and women's protection and economic empowerment.

JOB OVERVIEW/SUMMARY:

The Community Engagement Officer will be based at the IRC country office in Monrovia. S/he will serve as the focal person for coordinating Community Engagement functions supported by the InSITU Project.S/he will be supervised by the Program Manager. The Community Engagement Officer will provide guidance for conducting community outreach, coordinating the engagement of community structures in InSITU stakeholder meetings, etc.S/he will make regular field visits to engage community-based organizations and similar structures and strengthen linkages to health facilities, including the InSITU facility located on the Redemption Hospital compound.The Community Engagement Officer is expected to share routine monitoring data with the M&E Officer in a timely manner to ensure accurate and on-time reporting to the donor.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Community Engagement Officer will carry out a variety of tasks, including:

Communication and Mobilization for Health

  • Utilize best practices for mobilizing communities to engage in health-promoting activities.
  • Identify trusted community-level stakeholders (e.g., women’s groups, religious groups, etc.).
  • Jointly develop communication strategies to enhance participatory meetings and decision-maker engagement with InSITU project staff.
  • Ensure communication strategies and mobilization activities are rooted in an understanding of local behavioral, cultural, and social context to maximize programmatic impact.
  • Design systems and tools to effectively facilitate community participation and input in the design of InSITU project interventions.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

  • Ensure robust monitoring of project activities throughout Montserrado County.
  • Ensure monthly project data are captured and reported in monthly project narrative reports.

REPORTING

  • Assist the Program Manager with the preparation of donor narrative reports by drafting or reviewing narratives.
  • Contribute to preparation of presentations required for meetings with GIZ, CHT, NPHIL, etc.
  • Provide weekly/monthly reports on community engagement activities covered in the county.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Work with the IRC Country Program M&E Team to periodically update COMET;
  • Attend IDSR-related meetings at CHT, NPHIL, MOH, etc. and provide updates on InSitu and community engagement program activities and data.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Program Manager and Deputy Director of Programs.

Qualifications

  • University Degree or Technical Diploma or its equivalent in Sociology, Public Health, or a Development Studies-related field;
  • At least five years’ professional experience in community engagement and outreach;
  • Works well with others and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well, possesses excellent coordination and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent written and oral English skills;
  • Good computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Commitment to accuracy and meeting deadlines;
  • Added advantage: Master’s degree in a relevant field and INGO experience.

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Position Reports to:Program Manager

Position directly supervises:N/A

Indirect Reporting: N/A

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: InSitu Project Team, Grants Team, Deputy Director of Programs

External:GIZ, Montserrado CHT

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

All IRC staff are required to adhere to the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country program employment policies.

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