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Community Mobilization Officer 

Date Posted: Jun 23, 2021

Job Description

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Plan International Malawi commenced its work in 1994 and currently supports programmes in 13/28 districts. Plan International Malawi currently has an approved country strategy (2017-22) Core sectors of programming include Sexual reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), Gender transformation, Resilience, Humanitarian response, Protection from all forms of violence and Inclusive quality education.

Other cross cutting issues such as Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE), Menstrual Hygiene management (MHM), Engagement of young people and groups of young women. The vacancies below are in our Resilience and Livelihoods Project in Machinga and Mangochi districts and are based upon successful award of the grant.

Position: Community Mobilization Officer 

Roles and responsibilities

  • The incumbent will report to the Project Coordinator and will be responsible for the following;
  • Contribute to design and implementation of outreach activities to provide inputs to outreach community mobilizer;
  • Keep the community updated about the project;
  • Connect with and engage individuals and groups who approach societal problems in less conventional ways, in complement to or outside traditional civil society activities;
  • Connect the mapped initiatives and people with each other and coordinate for their mutual benefit e.g., when more than one group offer the same or complementary services;
  • Organize and participate in all project events (practical trainings on collaboration between the local government and communities, consultations with communities, mobilization of youth, community design workshops, idea generator camp and etc.);
  • Assist community initiatives with their documentation reports (where possible digitally);
  • Respond and advise for flexible activity scheduling, logistical constraints related to public space management, or social dynamics involving the community and its expectations;

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in fields related to economics, development studies, public policy, international relations, or related field
  • At least three years of relevant experience in design, implementation and management of community mobilization and/or communication projects
  • Experience in coordinating community level activities and events

How to apply

Send your application to:


 clearly indication on the subject the name of the position you are applying for. Include a CV and copies of certificates in your application. 

Dead line for receiving applications is FRIDAY, 2ND JULY, 2021

Plan International appreciates all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Plan is an equal opportunities employer

Plan International takes seriously its policies on safeguarding children and young people and workplace safeguarding and will undertake a robust formal and informal measures to undertake robust background checks specifically attributable to these two areas.

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