Job Vacancy For Community Engagement and Mobilization Advisor At Ipas Ghana (Tamale)



The Community Engagement & Mobilization Advisor will provide technical and programmatic support to community-based-activities in the Northern and Upper regions of Ghana. This individual will contribute to the design, implementation and monitoring of participatory, human-rights based approaches to women’s reproductive health and rights.

S/he will oversee community-based initiatives that will increase women’s knowledge of, and access to reproductive health and rights; decrease barriers to women’s access to safe services; and strengthen community support for women’s health, especially young and other marginalised women.

RESPONSIBILITIES

•   Develop, implement and monitor community-based activities in the Northern and Upper regions;
•   Provide technical assistance on stigma reduction, social network, m-Health and other strategies for social and behavior change;
•   Promote integration of community-based, social and behavior change strategies into health systems activities;
•   Represents Ipas in the community and with institutions to advocate for women’s reproductive health and rights;
•   Develop grant agreements with local NGO partners;
•   Monitor and build capacity of loca! NGO partners to help ensure that they meet their deliverables;
•   Develop and strengthen partnerships with local stakeholders to increase access to safe services
•   Prepare reports to document results and lessons learned

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A minimum of 3 years’ experience in public health programs focused on social & behavior change, health communications, social marketing, and/or human rights domains;
•   Familiarity with Social and Behavioral Communication for Change (SBCC) approaches to program design, implementation and evaluation;
•   Familiarity with culture, languages, and social dynamics of Ghana’s northern regions;
•   Experience developing and monitoring partnership agreements;
•   In addition to English, local language skills preferred;
•   Travel up to 50% nationally.

The offer will be on a one/three years renewable contract basis, subject to good performance and availability of funds. Remuneration will be based on qualification and experience, commensurate with industry standards.

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to: [email protected]. We do not accept phone calls but we encourage you to visit our website: http://www.ipas.org before applying or send your queries to [email protected]

Closing Date: 23 December, 2013

Due to anticipated volume of applications, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Note: ipas management reserves the right to modify the contents of these position descriptions at any time.