Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the Community Development Supervisor and in close co-operation with the other Programme staff, the Senior Social Mobilizer will:
Assist in the development of a strategy to proceed from one village to another and one valley to another within the district.
Carry out Social Mobilisation in rural communities, conducting participatory appraisals and create awareness. Identify problems and examine solution before incorporating them in final resolutions by the community. Establish and develop village organisations.
Encourage junior associates and the villagers to establish saving and credit schemes. Ensure that the communities are involved in the design, planning, implementation and monitoring of all development proposals.
Work closely with the extension staff of the Line Departments and NGO’s operating in the area and be aware of all other activities going on there.
Provide background data on the other development agencies and activities in the area.
Assist the community in the collection of baseline data about each village from time to time as advised by the Programme Specialists through the Community Development Supervisor.
Carry out linkage building activities to bridge the community and outside agencies both Government and non-government including projects, programmes and donors in the district.
Provide regular progress reports to the Community Development Supervisor on the activities in relation to the work plan and establish a well defined monitoring system for the activities within the preview of the TOR of the SM.
Be responsible for administrative, logistical and financial management of the assigned unit.
Perform any other duties as required by the CDS within the area of his/her competence.