Community Mobilizer - Muqdadiya

The Community Mobilizer will build relationships between SCI and the community. He or she will be responsible to monitor SCI programmes including psychosocial activities, and put in place Community based Child Protection Mechanisms, build their capacity and provide ongoing support.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Reports to: Child Protection Officer
Staff reporting to this post :None 


•    Closely with the partner, work with the communities to ensure they an effective role in protecting the rights of the children 
•    Liaise with community leaders and parents to introduce Programme activities and encourage community involvement in Programme implementation and monitoring. 
•    Together with the partner identify existing community structures, and support them with child protection and education capacity building and awareness
•    Together with the partner establish and strengthen Child and Youth clubs and provide on-going mentoring and support
•    Together with the partner Provide continuous support to community-based structures and Child and Youth Clubs and identifying the gaps in terms of the capacity-building needs, and actively contribute to building their capacity
•    Together with the partner Support community-based structures in planning, implementing and managing routine activities, i.e., conducting / attending meetings and recording minutes of the meetings and follow up on action plans
•    Together with the partner Support community-based structures to conduct community-based awareness raising activities on child protection, MHPSS, gender, education and child rights topics
•    Together with the partner Support community-based structures to promote the inclusion of marginalized and minority groups and ensure meaningful child participation in activities
•    Together with the partner in coordination with the case management team, assist community-based structures in identifying the child protection risks and developing action plans to address those risks on self-help basis or using the resources available in the community.
•    Together with the partner Conduct assigned PSS activities, in coordination with the MHPSS team and the facilitators
•    Any other task as relevant

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

•    holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
•    holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
•    sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
•    widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
•    future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
•    builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
•    values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
•    approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
•    develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
•    willing to take disciplined risks.
•    honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrityQUALIFICATIONS  
•    Commitment to the mission and values of Save the Children;
•    Strong understanding of the situation of the IDP children (girls and boys);

•    The ability to think critically and to recommend good solutions to problems. 
•    Excellent sense of judgment, humour and patience;
•    Knowledge of the local language; English language skill is an advantage;
•    Priority will be given to applicants from program location (Muqdadiya).


•    Basic education or adequate equivalent work/life experience;
•    Experience with community development, working with children and schools;
•    Very good communication and interpersonal skills. 
•    Strong Organizational skills;
•    Advocacy and coordination skills;
•    Ability to conduct outreach at the community level;
•    Good computer skills (MS Office, including familiarity with internet).

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.  

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
•    No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday 
•    All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
•    Violence against children is no longer tolerated 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 17 Feb 2021

Closing date: 3 Mar 2021 - 23:59 +03

Location: Diyala, Iraq

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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