Abt. Associates Inc., a US-based company, is implementing USAID–funded President’s Malaria Initiative VectorLink project. The project is supporting the implementation of malaria control strategies such as bednet distribution and indoor residual spraying (IRS). In Ghana, Abt has been implementing IRS in the northern areas since 2011 and is preparing for 2020 IRS campaign.
Job Title: IEC Assistants x27
Abt is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill a temporary position of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Assistant (27 positions) in the following sub-districts;
||Nakpanduri, Binde and Bunkpurugu
||Gambaga, Langbensi, Sakogu, Nalerigu and Gbintiri
||Gushegu, Galwei and Nabuli
||Karaga, Sandua/Zandua and Pishigu
||Kumbungu and Dalun
||Kubori and Yizesi
||Tatale, Tatindo and Kandin-Sheini
||Wungu, Kpasenkpe and Janga
||Nasuan and Yunyoo
Successful candidates are REQUIRED to be based in the assigned sub-districts. 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.
Responsibilities of the IEC Assistant
- Manage and coordinate IEC activities in the assigned sub-district to increase acceptance of IRS
- Spearhead the mobilization of ALL communities in the sub-district to ensure the houses are prepared for spraying and beneficiaries fully support IRS.
- Coordinate closely daily IEC and mobilization activities with the Site Manager of assigned sub-district/ operational site and District Operations Coordinator (DOC)
- Liaise with community leadership, GHS officials, District Assembly staff and communication agencies for assistance with community mobilization and IRS sensitization efforts
- Lead implementation of communication strategies and community-based outreach programs in ALL communities in the assigned sub-district BEFORE the spray campaign.
- Supervise and coordinate activities of IEC Mobilizers in the sub-district during the implementation of IRS.
- Facilitate trainings for IEC Mobilizers
- Lead the process of verification and reconciliation of community mobilizer days worked.
- Provide weekly reports on completed activities to the DOC and IEC Manager
- Perform other duties as assigned by the DOC and IEC Manager.
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 local leaders, 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, Dagbani, Moar, Basare and Kokomba 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 driver’s license.
How to Apply
Select a preferred district from the list provided above and state it in your application letter. Application letters that do not have a specific district indicated will not be considered. Submit an application letter and CV by ONE of the methods stated below. Do not use both methods to apply:
- Email application to the following address: [email protected]. Please indicate the position and preferred district in the subject line of the email. Emails without district and Job title will not be considered.
- Deliver application by hand to the Abt/PMI VectorLink Project office located near the VSO office of the SSNIT Road Junction Kalpohine Estates, Tamale.
The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 pm Friday December 13, 2019; Note: Applications submitted after this date will not be considered. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Females are particularly encouraged to apply!