Community Engagement Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website ZGFZambia Zambian Governance Foundation

Purpose of the job

Under the direct supervision of the Manager-Community Led Development and CSO support, the incumbent is responsible for facilitating community participation (uptake) in the community led development approach through a variety of community empowerment strategies and supporting CSOs.

Main duties

1. Conducts community mobilization and assesses readiness of communities to engage in self-development and their participation in promoting active citizenship and advocacy

2. Works with communities using participatory methods, including asset mapping, to collect, analyze and present information that is important to them in understanding their local resource base

3. Develops tools/approaches to increase participation of differently abled individuals in community led development processes

4. Delivers on-going community led development initiatives (activities) in collaboration with supporting stakeholders, including policy makers, CBOs and community groups

5. Supports communities in implementing environment and natural resource friendly interventions

6. Identifies communities with particular needs and vulnerabilities and proposes strategies for effective engagement and participation in the local development agenda

7. Facilitates building capacities of communities to participate in community led initiatives, training in entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, village banking and other initiatives

8. Promotes communication and feedback (communities and duty bearers)

9. Identifies impactful community led initiatives and links them to resources and relevant institutions or stakeholders for potential replication

10. Supports the scale up and implementation of community engagement and empowerment initiatives and strengthening community cohesion

11. Engages communities in local problem analysis, assessment of vulnerabilities, capacities and available resources (asset mapping), priority setting and assists them in planning and implementation.

12. Prepares and documents community profiles, supports capacity building of community structures and assist communities in priority setting

13. Provides training and capacity development support to CSOs and other stakeholders

Education and training: Ability to perform work requiring some professional qualification equivalent to degree or an appropriate master’s degree in relevant field of study

Relevant experience: Three (3) years relevant post qualification experience

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