Senior Community Mobalization Officer

  • Added Date: Thursday, 19 October 2017
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019

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We are looking for a highly qualified Senior Community Mobilisation Officer (SCMO) to assist in the implementation of ongoing projects managment which will contribute to improving the immediate income generating opportunities for vulnerable Jordanians living in refugees hosting communities, particularly women and youth. In partnership with another international NGO, DRC activities will focus on increasing the capacity of community organizations, civil society organization and municipalities to plan and implement projects and sub-grants in support of local economic activities.

Who are we?

DRC is an international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. With the vision that no displaced person must be in want of help to find protection and durable solutions, DRC provides assistance and protection to conflict-affected in many of the major conflicts in Asia, Africa and Middle East. The assistance can consist of relief and other humanitarian aid, rehabilitation and support to returning home, and the promotion of durable solutions.

About the job

A successful CMO will be someone with clear experience in community development and community-driven techniques, will have experience working with rural and urban communities in Jordan, and will have had demonstrable work experience in local economic development and livelihoods programming in the past.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support the Program Manager in planning, implementing, and monitoring activities across the Project components within the target communities in Irbid/Mafraq Governorate in line with DRC and project plans and in close cooperation with designated staff. Supervise the team of Community Mobilisation Officers deployed in Irbid/ Mafraq Governorate; Support the Program Manager in the day to day management of Mafraq office, including office operations and procurement processes; Mapping of targeted communities to identify volunteers, community leaders, leading NGOs and businesses, schools, health centers, youth centers and governmental institutions and other assets. Maintain strong relationships with municipalities and other partners/stakeholders working in the governorate; Facilitate meetings with municipalities and other partners and stakeholders; Provide technical support to grantees applying for funding under the project; Assist prospective grantees in preparing responsive applications by reviewing and enhancing their overall implementation plans and budgets in accordance to project regulations; Assist in technical follow up of projects under implementation including organizing receiving committees, ensuring safety standards are met, following up on project delays, performing final checks and maintaining project documentation; Assist grants team by conducting market research to ensure proposed project budgets are up to date with current prices in the local market; Organize and facilitate training sessions and support other field offices in organizing and facilitating large events, when necessary; Maintain photos and reports on all sessions, meetings and site visits (Community volunteers list, Minutes of Meetings, Monitoring reports, Site Visits Reports, Close-out Reports etc.); Ensure cross-program integration, learning, sharing and adoption of best practices from other DRC activities and teams. Ensure effective integration and gender mainstreaming in programme activities and components; Any other tasks assigned by supervisor

About you

To be successful in this role you must have:

Required qualifications/experience:

Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, Rural Development, International Development, Social Work or a related field, with significant course components in either community development, social work. 2-3 years’ experience in community mobilisation activities preferably with an international organization. Ability to work in North of Jordan with excellent knowledge of local communities in Irbid / Mafraq governorates. Fluency in Arabic required and English language skills are required.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

We offer

DRC will offer the successful applicant a three months contract. You must be available to start work as soon as possible and be willing and able to work in Irbid/Mafraq -Jordan.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals. This position will be placed at Grade E.

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

Applications close 31- October -2017.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.

We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.

You can read more about our vision and work on

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