Information, Education and Communication Assistant At Abt Associates

ABT Ghana Associates

Abt Associates is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill a temporary position for Information, Education and Communication  Assistant or IEC Assistant in Ghana

DISTRICT

SUB-DISTRICT/OPERATIONS SITE

  • Bunkpurugu-Napkanduri
  • Nakpanduri, Binde and Bunkpurugu
  • East Mamprusi
  • Gambaga, Langbensi, Sakogu, Nagboo and Gbintiri
  • Gushegu
  • Gushegu, Galwei/Kpatinga and Nabuli
  • Karaga
  • Karaga, Sandua/Zandua and Pishigu
  • Kumbungu
  • Kumbungu and Dalun
  • Mamprugu-Moagduri
  • Kubori and Yizesi
  • Tatale-Sanguli
  • Tatale, Tatindo and Kandin-Sheini
  • West Mamprusi
  • Wungu, Kpasenkpe and Janga
  • Yunyoo-Nasuan
  • Nasuan and Yunyoo

Successful candidates are REQUIRED to be based in the assigned sub-districts.

No lodging support is provided. Qualified candidates residing in the selected sub-districts above will have an advantage.

Successful candidates will be contracted for up to 5 months and report to the District Operations Coordinator and IEC Manager.

Please note, the project will not hire individuals under government payroll or employed by any other organization.

Responsibilities of the IEC Assistant

  • Spearhead mobilization of all communities in assigned sub-district to increase IRS acceptance
  • Lead implementation of communication strategies in assigned sub-district to ensure ALL community-level stakeholders ACCEPT IRS BEFORE the spray campaign.
  • Manage and work closely with identified community mobilizers to ensure all households in each community accepting spray and fully prepared at the start of the campaign
  • Liaise with community leadership, GHS officials, District Assembly staff and communication agencies for assistance with community mobilization and IRS sensitization efforts
  • Coordinate closely daily IEC and mobilization activities with the Site Manager of assigned sub-district and District Operations Coordinator (DOC)
  • Facilitate training and coordinate and supervise activities of IEC Mobilizers in assigned sub-district during the implementation of IRS.
  • Supervise and ensure proper documentation of mobilization work for payment
  • Provide weekly reports on completed activities to the DOC and IEC Manager
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the DOC and IEC Manager.

IEC Assistant Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum of a Diploma in community development studies, communication, or relevant field with at least two (2) years relevant working experience.
  • Additional training in participatory approaches and community mobilization is preferable.
  • VERY GOOD knowledge and understanding of the geographical layout (especially of the chosen sub-district) is key to this position.
  • Previous experience working with communities and their leadership, sensitizing and mobilizing communities is essential to this role.
  • Strong organizational, reporting and management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong computer skills
  • Proficiency in English and one or more of northern Ghanaian languages (Mampruli, Dagbanli, Moar, Basare and Likpakpaln dialects) is required.
  • Previous work on IRS activities will be an advantage.
  • Being a native/ resident in any of the sub-districts will be an advantage.
  • MUST be able to ride a motorcycle and MUST HAVE a valid motorcycle drivers license.

HOW TO APPLY (Information Education and Communication Assistant at Abt Associates )

Select two sub-districts where you wish to be considered and state them in your application letter. Application letters without TWO specific sub-districts stated will not be considered.

To apply, submit an application letter and CV, address to Through the Operations Manager PMI VectorLink Project, Ghana- Tamale, using one of the instructions below:

Deliver application by hand to the Abt/PMI VectorLink Project office located near the former VSO office off the SSNIT Road BB Gas Junction, Tamale.

Submit application to the security guards at the district or sub-district office of the PMI VectorLink Project in the aforementioned sites/ sub-districts.

Email application to the following address: pmivectorlink.iec@gmail.com. Please indicate the position and preferred sub-districts in the subject line of the email. Emails without this information will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS IS TUESDAY 5:00PM November 2, 2021

Please note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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