Community Engagement Manager

  • Added Date: Thursday, 08 August 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 08 September 2019

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Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Community Engagement Manager for a potential community policing project in a conflict environment funded by the Department of State (DOS). The Community Engagement Manager will support program efforts to establish a skilled, capacitated community police force, which will result in better security, reduced friction between residents and security forces, and therefore less space for malign actors in a post-conflict setting. This will require close work with communities to develop their capacity to participate in security related issues. As the leader of a Community Engagement Team, s/he will oversee the day-to-day process of stakeholder engagement and project prioritization, planning, approval, delivery, and reporting.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Community Engagement Manager will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead Community Engagement team to establish and maintain effective relationships with community-based security and justice stakeholders;
  • Analyze program research findings to inform program and activity design;
  • Support program planning and development of activities, workplans and budgets;
  • Develop project ideas, liaise with project colleagues and program partners about local circumstances and context;
  • Design, budget and remotely manage activities that contribute to the development of community police;
  • Help identify appropriate STTA support for community engagement efforts;
  • Report regularly on the capacity and capability of local community engagement and service provision;
  • Support the development of activity sheets that relate to program activities;
  • Maintain oversight and report regularly on the professional progress of local partners who support community engagement;
  • Contribute to the project’s weekly, quarterly, and final reports submitted to donors as required;
  • Respond to requests from the client agency and supervisors as needed; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of work experience in community development work, international project management;
  • Experience implementing development activities in a complex and challenging operational setting, preferably in a fragile or transitional state environment;
  • Experience liaising with international officials and donor organizations;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and communications capacity;
  • Demonstrated experience in training on advocacy, community organizing, media and/or communications activities;
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills;
  • Working proficiency in Arabic; and
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

This vacancy is archived.

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