Social Mobilization Officer NGO Careers – FHI 360

Job Title:    Social
Mobilization Officer
Organisation: FHI 360
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
FHI 360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to
improving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in education,
health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well
as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior
change and Technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address
today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from
60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.
About USAID Project:
The Feed the Future Catalyzing Partnerships for Scale project will
assist USAID/Uganda to increase the rate of adoption of off-grid energy systems
by helping to address current barriers to financing. The project will utilize
FHI 360’s communications-driven System-wide Collaborative Action for
Livelihoods and the Environment (SCALE+) methodology and decision support tool
that accelerates stakeholder engagement and sustains local collaborative
actions to transform systems. The SCALE+ methodology will be applied within the
Uganda off-grid energy sector, with a particular focus on donors and financing,
to support system transformation and scale up of off-grid energy connections
within the country. Working in close collaboration with USAID/Uganda,
implementing partners, and a host of other stakeholders, FHI 360 will provide
strategic communications consultations and assist in applying the SCALE+
methodology to support Power Africa and the Global Development Lab (GDL) in
their efforts to scale up off-grid energy by engaging the whole system in
Job Summary: The Social
Mobilization Officer (SMO) will be the in-country person responsible for
coordinating the SCALE+ method, a process designed to promote collaboration
among multiple stakeholder groups to scale off-grid energy.
Key Duties and
  • Offer support to the SCALE+ Advisor in
    conducting an off-grid energy landscape analysis and mapping exercise to
    identify all involved stakeholder groups.
  • Manage the day-to-day coordination between
    FHI 360, the OGE expert, and USAID/Uganda.
  • Participate in and document interviews
    with stakeholders to discuss the production, dissemination, and adoption
    of off-grid energy solutions.
  • Build and maintain relationships with and
    follow up on commitments of stakeholders and assist in the development of
    a diverse committee of stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with the off-grid energy expert
    to carry out discrete tasks related to the project, including support of
    up to 3 access to finance (A2F) convenings.
  • Coordinate and co-facilitate a
    donor-focused off-grid energy convening and an annual off-grid energy
    forum with direction and guidance from the FHI 360 SCALE+ Advisor.
  • Work closely with the FHI 360 Uganda
    office to complete the tasks necessary to implement successful
    convenings/workshops.  Draft notes
    for the summary reports from each convening, and help to finalize the
    reports in collaboration with SCALE+ advisor and OGE expert.
  • Regularly monitor commitments of advisory
    committee members and organize regular, monthly meetings of the advisory
    committee in close collaboration with the OGE expert, and prepare a
    monthly report on progress action plans and commitments and any issues.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the USAID Social
    Mobilization Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Humanities (social sciences, social administration, economics, development
    studies or other related field).
  • At least three to four years’ relevant
    work experience in program administration or similar environment in an
    international organisation.
  • Previous experience with energy sector or
    energy sector stakeholders desired
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working
    collaboratively with donors and a host of partner organisations and
  • Broad knowledge, understanding and
    appreciation of USAID project processes, procedures, rules and
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and
    oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Relevant field experience in Uganda
  • Ability to establish priorities, meet
    deadlines, and manage a variety of tasks with accuracy
  • Proficient in relevant computer applications
    and databases.
  • Ability to work independently with
    initiative to manage high volume work flow in a field or office setting.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply
online by visiting the link below.

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