Social Mobilizer
OpenIGO
, chagai
6d ago

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  • Social Mobilizer
  • FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    Social Mobilizer

    Organization : FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    Grade : All levels, NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement

    Occupational Groups :

    Closing Date : 2019-09-06

    IMPORTANT NOTICE : Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

    FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

    Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

    People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

    All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

    Organizational Setting

    The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

    Reporting Lines

    Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative; and in close collaboration of Assistant FAO Representative-Programme (AFAOR) in Pakistan, the direct supervision of Project Coordinator the Social Mobilizer will be responsible to perform the following tasks and duties :

    Tasks and responsibilities

    1. Conduct consultative community meetings on project interventions

  • Identifying potential project target villages as per defined criteria.
  • Identify existing COs / CBOs and initiate community dialogue for project orientation and need assessment ensure equal participation of all community members in the meeting (male / female / children, minority and disabled)
  • Sensitize community about the project activities and its outcomes to ensure community interest and willingness.
  • Conduct PRA exercise for the need identification and prioritization in the project targeted villages;
  • Fill out the need assessment forms and submit to the project offices;
  • Conduct regular meeting with selected CO / CBOs and provide project support according to the assessed livelihoods needs related to agriculture.
  • To assist the farming communities to form new farmers groups and to further strengthen the operation & function of existing community farmer groups / organizations / water user associations WUAs.
  • Facilitate FFS facilitators in identifying potential participants for Farmer Field Schools (FFS) farmer groups / WUAs in targeted villages.
  • Form farmer groups / WUAs with village cooperation including female participation at all levels.
  • Register all members in hard and soft prescribed templates.
  • Arrange & organize consultative meetings with farmer groups on their roles and responsibilities.
  • Ensure documentation of all related activities in soft & hard
  • Develop and maintain all the activity documents in soft and hard.
  • Maintain documentation files of the activities respective tagged folders.
  • Mobilize the community about the project inputs and its importance in their development to create ownership.
  • Assist during the distributions of project inputs for all the components.
  • Maintain record of distributions of project inputs for all the components.
  • Ensure the proper distribution of project inputs at all levels.
  • Handling beneficiaries / stakeholders’ complaints
  • Provide full cooperation and support to team handling project related complaints if any.
  • Any other assignments
  • Help the project team to organise and run the capacity building programmes in project area Responsible to form root level, unit level committees and Sub-Area Health Board.
  • Work for community resolutions regarding various issues / interventions in the project villages;
  • Organise awareness and visibility campaigns in the project villages.
  • Any other duty or task as assigned under the project.
  • CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

    Minimum Requirements

  • Preferably graduate / equivalent qualification in Agriculture, Social Sciences or any equitant education background with 5 years of experience
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English and Urdu; knowledge of local language will be an asset;
  • National of Pakistan
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
  • Technical / Functional Skills

  • Remain open to change and ability to manage complexity.
  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrate capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a high-pressure environment.
  • Working experience with UN and / or international organizations will be an asset.
  • Selection Criteria

    Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact :
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from and / or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website :
  • Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

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