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8 Apr 2018

Graduate Trainee NAIIS Zonal Mobilization Coordinators

AFENET Nigeria –  Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Job Description

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) was established in 2005 as a non-profit organization and networking alliance of African Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FELTPs), and other applied epidemiology training programs. AFENET is dedicated to helping ministries of Health in Africa build strong, effective, and sustainable programs with capacity to improve public health systems partnering with global public health experts. The network’s goal is to strengthen field epidemiology and public health laboratory capacity to contribute effectively to addressing epidemics and other major public health problems in Africa.

AFENET currently operates in 28 African countries namely: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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Duty Station: Abuja and Geopolitical zones (works in and coordinates assigned Geopolitical zones)

Duration of Assignment:  One year

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees survey mobilization activities at zonal/constituency level
  • Coordinates and supervises the Zonal community mobilizers/officers
  • Coordinates zonal stakeholders meeting
  • Attends community-level stakeholders’ meetings with State Based Mobilizers (SBM)
  • Works with the state teams to secure NAIIS introduction letters from SMOH for State Mobilizers, SBM and CMs
  • Plan and participate in advocacy visits in each zone
  • Coordinate communication, mobilization and engagement activities in each zone
  • Reports to the Mobilization Director (Central Coordinator)
  • Support the development of mobilization associated documents
  • Prepare and fill advocacy and mobilization activities documents
  • Facilitating trainings and advocacy to Community gate keepers, introductory and departure meetings

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • An adult with at least a BSc/BA or its equivalent, and a demonstrated ability to read, write and speak English with a good understanding and ability to communicate in at least one indigenous Nigerian language
  • An advanced degree in relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Experience with the terrain and structure in the states in each Coordinator’s assigned geopolitical zones.
  • Must be someone well respected and known with good character
  • Most have at least 5years working experience in Public Health Service demand creation within the locality or/and experience conducting communication and mobilization activities
  • Must have a good tracked record of active liaison with Community Based Organizations, Traditional and Religious institution in dealing with complex issues and multi-facet activities in the community
  • Prior experience of successfully performing Community Mobilization role in a HIV/AIDS or Health Related Survey is highly desirable

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