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Job Title:   Community Mobilizer
Category:   Project Management
Total Positions:   2
Job Location:   Lasbela
Gender:   No Preference
Minimum Education:   Bachelors
Degree Title:   Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, psychology, gender or women’s studies, social work or other relevant/related studies
Career Level:   Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:   3 Years
Salary Range:   PKR 0 to 0 per Month
Apply By:   Apr 7, 2023
Job Description:

IRC Background

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war and disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC has been working in Pakistan for since 1980, managing and delivering large, complex programs to meet the needs in health, education, safeguarding, environmental health and livelihoods for displaced, poor and disaster affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local government and non-governmental organizations and is currently working across the country.

Job Summary

Community Mobilizer will work under the guidance and direct supervision of WPE officer. S/he will be responsible to implement community engagement activities for women and girls’ access to the services, risk mitigation activities, and prevention work. This individual will be engaging community leaders on acceptance and knowledge of the Women and Girls Safe Space (WGSS), mapping of available accessible services (ie: WASH, health, education, child protection) while conducting community safety audits, and community discussions which engage men, boys, girls, and women to improve knowledge on services for women and girls and how to reduce harm.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Through regular, daily, community outreach paired with other team member, build and maintain relationships with communities, including local leaders, different groups, and stakeholders. 
  • Organize information and awareness sessions with women and girls, men and boys in the community to disseminate information. 
  • Service mapping for safety; improving communities’ knowledge on the referral pathway
  • Create community session materials, seeking review and approval of all materials and resources prior to use, from the Supervisor
  •  Facilitate access, acceptance by the community of IRC teams as well as its activities by the community, 
  • Promote community participation in IRC’s activities 
  • Participate in the preparation and organization of WPE trainings/workshops to be held in the community for community volunteers, focal points, and/or beneficiaries
  • Establish and strengthen community support networks capacities to plan and carry out their action plans, ensure that the community does what it planned to do and monitor community progress frequently,
  • Furnish work plan, travel plan, monthly progress reports, feed data to MIS and provides regular feedback to the Manager Community Outreach
  • Complete attendance sheets for relevant activities and contribute to monthly activity reports, according to guidance provided by the WPE Officer
  • Maintain positive coordination and relationships with partner and other sector staff.
  • Any other duty may assigned by the supervisor.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: District Manager for day-to-day administrative support and technically reports to WPE Officer
  • Position indirectly supervises: Community Mobilizers/Community Focal Points (incentive worker and volunteers)
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: WPE team

External: Communities, service providers

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, psychology, gender or women’s studies, social work or other relevant/related studies
  • Minimum 03 Years of experience of working in social mobilization

Skills and Competencies

  • Understands and speaks local languages fluently, ability to speak and write English.
  • Demonstrated experience with community work, community mobilization and engagement, and working with women and girls affected by conflict
  • Excellent listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with women and girls of all ages, background and diversity
  • Have a good presentation and a respectful attitude towards beneficiaries, local authorities, community leaders, women, adolescent girls, colleagues, and superiors
  • Knowledge of other local languages of the community, as well as of the cultures and traditions of the community would be an asset
  • Ability to keep records and write simple and basic reports of activities would be an added advantage
  • Ability to discuss sensitive issues with respect and empathy
  • Understand the survivor centered approach and service referrals
  • Be flexible; be able to work in a team, sometimes under pressure and often in an unstable security environment
  • Have a sense of organization and a strong ability to manage time
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Word/Excel
  • Have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Language Skills:

  • Good written and spoken English skills.
  • Due to the nature of work local language is desirable.


The IRC Core Values and Commitments.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.

IRC is committed to ensuring that IRC staff is suitable to work with children and have the knowledge s/he needs to uphold and abide by the IRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

Level of interaction with children: Frequent and direct contact with children

IRC recognizes that gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of our organizational mission. As such, IRC is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all aspects of our operations and programs. Our organizational policies, procedures and actions demonstrate this commitment.

Women candidates, Transgender and persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Company Information
Company Name:  International Rescue Committee
Company Description:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading global relief and development organization, established in 1933, and currently working in 42 countries worldwide. IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages & delivers large, complex programs to meet needs in health, education, protection and livelihoods for displaced, poor & conflict-affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local Government and non-Governmental organizations and currently works in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.

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