Community Mobilization Officer, Tanzania
PCI is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing diseases, improving community health, and promoting sustainable development worldwide. With support from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PCI Tanzania will be implementing the final phase of Food for Education (FFE) programming in the Mara region (2017-2021). The goal of the program is to improve literacy among primary school students, and increased use of health and dietary practices, empower women etc.
In line with programmes objectives, growth and sustainability, PCI wishes to attract talents and professionals to help run the programme.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The main objective for the position is to lead mobilization of community groups and other community level actors towards sustainable implementation of Chakula Chetu project in Butiama District. The position is based in the Butiama PCI office.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Community engagement in program processes
Create community awareness about the project activities
Organize, prepare and invite participants and facilitators to sensitization, training sessions, and meetings
Ensure better participation in the meeting
Assist in organizing & conducting trainings on project activities
Ensure documentation of all related activities in soft & hard copies
Implementation of agricultural activities
Work closely with the District agriculture department to support the work of Government extension workers with parents (in farmer groups), school teachers, and school children.
Provide direct support to extension workers, farmer groups, teachers and school management committees, and ensuring that mutually agreed plans are successfully implemented.
Work with ME&L support officer to analyze agriculture-related information in reports from head teachers, ward education coordinators and extension officers
Support the District to provide targeted support to underperforming groups and schools in respective areas.
Facilitate joint planning of agricultural activities at ward and village level with District agriculture department and other key sector stakeholders to plan
Work with seed agencies and agriculture department to identify and quantify input needs for school gardens and demonstration plots
Facilitate distribution of inputs to respective school gardens and other demonstration plots
Ensure collaboration, consultation and team work with other sector teams within LRP and FFE III programs.
Support training and capacity building activities
Facilitate and supervise Training of Trainers sessions
Conduct follow-ups and supervision on training sessions
Participate and contribute in the sector monthly and quarterly meetings
Communicate and address challenges and concerns from respective Districts, wards and villages in coordination and collaboration with District-level PCI project team
Supervise data collection from village and school demonstration plots in collaboration with ME&L (e.g. number of school gardens, number of demonstration sites, type and quantity of inputs, productivity of school farms, quantity of food delivered for school feeding etc)
Participate in program baseline surveys, and mid-term reviews and evaluation as requested and planned by ME&L department
Develop and contribute to development of innovative methods that enhances LRP objective achievement
Documentation and Reporting
Ensure documented record and photos exists for key agricultural activities implemented in the project area
Prepare and share weekly and monthly reports for agriculture sector activities at District level as required by the ME&L
Participate and contribute to monthly and quarterly sector meetings
Document best practices and case studies/stories as they arise during implementation of activities in the field.
Represent PCI in regular meetings with LRP partners at District, ward or village level and share with LRP Manager the outcomes of such meetings
Carry out other appropriate duties as assigned by supervisor
Key Working Relationships:
This position will report to the Senior Market Linkage Officer.
Bachelor in Agriculture or Social Sciences or equivalent combination of education from a reputable institution
More than 2 years of experience in community development or community social mobilization with Government or reputable private sector organization.
Knowledge about tools and process of Social Mobilization is required
Significant proven experience in social mobilization, sensitization, and organization
Ability to communicate effectively in English and Kiswahili
Ability to work alone and as a part of the team
Effective interpersonal skills
Prior knowledge of Butiama community context is added advantage
Butiama, , Tanzania