Latest Jobs at Education Development Center for Community Mobilization Officers

EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development
firms. EDC designs, implements and evaluates programs to improve
education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating
with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all
people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Community Mobilization Officer
Job Description

  • The Sokoto Community Mobilization Officer will be responsible
    for implementing activities to increase community awareness and support
    of schooling in targeted non-formal education and alternative education
    learning center communities in Sokoto.
  • This includes implementing a small grants program to enable CSOs to establish community coalitions and learning
  • centers, building the capacity of CSOs and executing awareness
    campaigns to strengthen the community’s demand for education. This
    position is based in Sokoto, Nigeria, and will report to the State Team


  • Establishes new community coalitions or local education support groups and committees
  • Supports the application of training materials to strengthen CSO
    organizational management, HR and financial systems and provide
    technical support in community mobilization.
  • Engages and serves as program focal point with CSOs and supported communities in Sokoto.
  • Coordinates donor, stakeholder, and field staff visits to CSOs and communities in Sokoto.
  • Provides partner CSOs with day-to-day mentoring on project design, implementation, and monitoring

Key Experience & Qualifications

  • Candidates for this position must have at least 5 years of experience in programs in community mobilization and outreach.
  • In addition, prior experience with international organizations’
    community grants mechanisms, demonstrating in-depth understanding of the
    role of civil society in development and experience in developing and
    implementing capacity building plans in culturally, politically, and
    security sensitive environments.
  • Candidates must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa.
  • Candidates must demonstrate
  • rior experience managing community engagement campaigns, preferably in the education sector.
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Note: There is no relocation allowance available for this position.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive
resume with a brief cover letter as ONE MS document or PDF to: If you wish to be considered for a post, please specify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, 30th May, 2017.

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