Sunday, 11 November 2012

Community Mobilization Specialist Job Vacancy in Malawi

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Description:
Creative seeks a qualified Community Mobilization Specialist for an anticipated education project in Malawi. The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) aims to assist the Government of Malawi (GoM) to improve the reading abilities of Malawian learners in Standards 1-3. The overall objective of the program is to support the Government of Malawi to improve quality and relevance of education and thus reduce dropout and repetition and promote effective learning. Activities are designed to: (i) provide quality reading instruction for early grades students; (ii) institutionalize provision of teaching and learning materials on reading; (iii) increase parental and community engagement to support student reading; and (iv) improve policy environment to support early grade reading.

Project Duration:
3 years

Reporting & Supervision:
The Community Mobilization Specialist reports to the Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assumes responsibility for managing community support for learners reading, and parent support for reading and social accountability on reading;
  • Works collaboratively with local partner organization to build capacity; and
  • Works closely with community stakeholders to develop and execute mobilization activities
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in communication, social work, and/or any other related area;
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in social mobilization and social marketing campaigns;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in documenting and outreach;
  • Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Chichewa
Creative Associates International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D .

Closing Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2013

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