Job at IMA World Health, Community Mobilization Advisor March 2022

Job at IMA World Health, Community Mobilization Advisor March 2022

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Job at IMA World Health, Community Mobilization Advisor March 2022

Job at IMA World Health, Community Mobilization Advisor March 2022

Job title: Community Mobilization Advisor

Reports to: Country Director 

Employment Type: Full-Time /Fixed-Term

Open to Expatriates and TCNs: No

Location: Project office in Dar es Salaam (with up 60% of in-country travel) 

About IMA: 

IMA World Health (IMA) is a member of Corus International, a consortium of organizations working together to deliver holistic, durable solutions to the interconnected challenges of poverty, poor health outcomes, and climate change. Established in 1960, IMA has a long history of successfully collaborating with governments, faith-based organizations, national partners, and the private sector to provide quality healthcare for the most vulnerable. Today, IMA builds the capacities of local partners and governments to strengthen existing health systems, prevent and treat diseases, improve maternal and child health, promote nutrition and WASH, respond to sexual and gender-based violence, and contribute to global health security. IMA manages an average of $100 million annually and has worked with a wide range of key donors, including USAID, MCC, FCDO (formerly DFID), UNICEF, UNFPA, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank

In Tanzania, Corus member organizations bring a strong programmatic history dating back to 1965, and IMA’s current work in Tanzania reflects an expanding, comprehensive public health program with deep-rooted partnerships that have addressed wide-ranging challenges such as NTDs; nutrition and WASH; cervical cancer; HIV prevention and treatment; and maternal and child health. 

Job Summary:

IMA is seeking a Community Mobilization Advisor for Public Sector System Strengthening (PS3+) Project in Tanzania. The Community Mobilization Advisor will be responsible for providing technical direction for community engagement activities, ensuring project outcomes related to improved community participation are achieved. She/he will be responsible in executing capacity building, training and extension activities related to community mobilization in collaboration with Nutrition and Agriculture Advisor and other PS3+ team members. The candidate will report to the Chief of Party and Country Director for IMA. 

Specific Roles

  • Serve as the technical lead on all community outreach and mobilization activities in Tanzania.
  • Develop and implement a creative community mobilization approach to match the project core strategy of empowering health facility and school Facility Governing Committees (FGCs) and other sector service delivery governance structures designed to engage communities.
  • Oversight on planning at the District Council and community levels to increase citizen engagement activities in Tanzania 
  • Strengthen District and community level to bolster effectiveness of citizens engagement and social accountability in provision of quality services and public financial management 
  • Prepare public outreach and awareness strategy/action plan with specific methodologies for the project inorder to mobilize and building capacities of local communities and enhance their participation and collaboration.
  • Create and strengthen community health and social welfare supporting systems so women, youth and children have increased access to high quality health and social welfare services within their communities.
  • Lead the development of project work plans, ensuring that targets are met, and project outcomes are achieved.
  • Contribute detailed and accurate written inputs to fulfill project technical and financial reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate with partners, government agencies, international and local NGOs, schools, and community-based organizations on project activities as needed.

Required Qualifications, Education and Work Experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in International Development, Sociology, Education or other related field.
  • Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible, relevant experience working with communities on social mobilization activities and issues related to agriculture or nutrition in Tanzania
  • Minimum of five years of experience with USAID-funded projects (ideally, in a senior technical position) highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies that employ evidence-based approaches to meet project targets, especially under rigorous timelines.
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, including local partners, government officials, donor representatives, and international staff.
  • Ability to respond on short notice and plan and execute several activities at once.
  • Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams.
  • Excellent in English and Swahili both oral and written communication skills

Application procedure

Interested candidates should include the following components in their application:

A. Latest curriculum vitae with three references. 

B. Cover letter

Complete applications containing elements a) through b) should be submitted as attachments to an email to:

The subject line should read: “Community Mobilization Advisor”

Deadline for the submission is on 10th April 2022, by 5pm Tanzania time.

Applicants who do not follow application instructions will be rejected. ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

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