Community Mobilization Specialist

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Community Mobilization Specialist
Location: Abuja
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Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. 

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Community Mobilization Specialist 
Location: Abuja

Project Summary:
The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

Position Summary:
  • The 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. 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.
  • The Community Mobilization Specialist will be responsible for implementing activities related to reestablishing a national culture of reading. This includes coordinating with national efforts.

Reporting & Supervision:
This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Mobilize communities around formal and non-formal schools to promote access to education,
  • Establish community coalitions and learning centers, building the capacity of CSOs,
  • Conduct awareness campaigns to strengthen the community’s demand for quality education,
  • Promote a culture of reading through innovation, social accountability, and ownership of reading gains by enhancing civil society engagement;
  • Promote public discourse about reading;
  • Engage Nigerian organizations to develop and lead projects aimed at piloting or scaling-up effective models to stimulate reading, introduce additional reading materials at the community level;
  • Support research related to reading acquisition and correlating factors;
  • Generate momentum with communities themselves to spearhead increased interest and opportunities for everyone to participate in reading through community engagement campaigns and a grants mechanism for Community-Based Organizations (CBOs);
  • Work with communities to develop strategies, identify funding needs, and monitor projects in collaboration with community-level networks;
  • Help create a generation of children who want to learn to read and parents who want teachers who can teach their children to read, generating a demand for future reading instruction and assessment improvements by working with communities to re-establish a culture of reading;
  • Engage parents and siblings in fostering a culture of reading (e.g., listening to children read)

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