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Mercy Corps Ethiopia is looking for Community Mobilizer

Mercy Corps Ethiopia is looking for Community Mobilizer, March 24 2022


Organization: Mercy Corps Ethiopia
Position: Community Mobilizer
Deadline: 04.01.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: Liben and Goro Dola, Oromia



Job Description:

The project is intended to provide life-saving multi-sector assistance to the IDPs, returnees and host communities most at-risk due to the escalating conflict in Liben and Goro Dola Woredas, Guji Zone, Oromia Region.
The community mobilizer facilitates community meetings, organizes events, and supports CMAM and Mobile health and nutrition team in implementing the project activities in Liben and Goro Dola woredas of Guji zone Oromia Region.  This position will have a strong competency on community participation, ownership creation, communication skills, and relationship building and networking, active case finding.  Together with the other members of the team in proposed woredas will work to ensure that technical activities are implemented in accordance with established standards and recognized best practices to contribute to the achievement of the project’s objectives.
Main responsibility:
• Timely mobilization and sensitization of emergency nutrition and health activities
• Provide ground information to Emergency Nutrition and health team and other program staff regarding the situation in the project area
• Monitor key CMAM and health activities
• Track and document active case finding and follow up of cases
• Supervision of community volunteers and how they are working in the community
Specific Responsibility
• Overseeing implementation and monitoring while ensuring quality program delivery of the overall emergency nutrition and mobile health and nutrition activities
• Plan, implement and monitor community CMAM and mobile health  outreach activities
• Select/recruit, train and supervise member of outreach volunteers at OTP sites
• Involve community leaders/ relevant health staffs in the recruitment process and promote of identification of outreach volunteers for each villages
• Report to woreda team leader and other relevant partners regarding outreach community activities
• Participate in CMAM and mobile health and nutrition program management duties as requested/ordered by team leader/coordinator (eg. distribution planning, hygiene campaign, monitoring and reporting)  and perform other tasks as negotiated (eg. training of volunteers)
• Explore all links with individuals’ members of the community (eg. TBAs, village leader etc) and develop their engagement and ownership of the community based activities
• Make a regular follow up on communities hygiene message utilization, supplementary food and  provide regular feedback to communities
• Record examples of best practices
• In liaison with woreda team leader, advise and implement strategy to for active case finding (screening) within identified catchment areas using nutrition staffs/community volunteers
• In liaison with woreda team leader, create system /tools for screening follow up and feedback statistics to team leader and adapt case finding strategy appropriately
• In liaison with woreda team leader, coordinate the activities of outreach volunteers and hygiene campaigns, ensure active participation of  outreach volunteers in OTP
• In liaison with woreda team leader, ensure that fully operation system in place for follow up of children not returning to the program (including absentees, defaulters, deaths) and children at risk (long staying/not gaining weight) and post visits feedback is given to team leader
• Monitor and ensure the program’s engagement  with disadvantaged or excluded group
• Support of delivery of nutrition, health and Wash education messages of appropriate content and manner to mothers and care takers
Accountability to Beneficiaries
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Job Requirements:

• Diploma in Health, Nutrition, Community Development and Social Science Discipline
• At least 2 years of experience working in community based nutrition and healthcare activities preferable working with NGOs
• Local languages of the project area is COMPULSORY
• Good human relations and Analytical capacity
• Knowledge of nutrition-WASH and related issues
• Good organizational, training and Communication  capacities
• Able to work under pressure & to meet tight deadlines

How To Apply:

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised.  All applications should be submitted to the Mercy Corps office/through e-mail that includes a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents. Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts.  In order to ensure fairness to all applicant’s personal inquiries are not permitted.


Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.


“Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and    diversity. Qualified female and young candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women and youth.”



Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following addresses:


Note: Please make sure that you mention the position title in the subject line of your email application. OR:

          Mercy Corps Recruiter

         Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319

        Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33, Jijiga: P.O. Box 225

      Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116

         Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974

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