AFRISCOUT AND PRM COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR – ZONAL COORDINATOR

PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL

Women Applicants are Encouraged to Apply.

About PCI

Founded in 1961, PCI is an international non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing health, ending hunger, overcoming hardship, and advance women and girls around the world. PCI has been registered and working in Ethiopia since 2005. PCI has five decades of experience and demonstrated impact in long-term development and community health, and 40 years of experience managing large-scale US Government (USG) grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. It manages a portfolio of integrated programming that includes significant projects addressing food, nutrition, and livelihood security; community based DRR, climate change, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; HIV/AIDS; other diseases; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and humanitarian assistance/disaster risk reduction programs.

AfriScout Overview:

AfriScout is an innovative, Base of Pyramid (BOP) social enterprise and a subsidiary of PCI. AfriScout is seeking to improve climate-smart management of northern Ethiopia’s drylands and the livestock that rely on them by scaling access and use of AfriScout, a mobile application that provides pastoralists with actionable grazing data. With the support of USAID, Google, and other donors, PCI developed grazing maps that fuse traditional livestock herding knowledge and practices with real-time satellite imagery on vegetation and water that is then integrated into an android-based mobile application. Since its inception, PCI and AfriScout have reached over 11,000 users. Through the investment of USAID, among others, PCI aims to expand its reach and build a financially sustainable social enterprise.

Job Summary:

The community engagement coordinator will be a part of a DRM team that is enhancing the way pastoralists make migration decisions by providing relevant digital information. Project Concern International (PCI) seeks to recruit an individual who is mission-driven, passionate and experienced in community engagement and mobilization, and is excited about the opportunity to work on a social enterprise project that could have huge impact for some of the most marginalized populations in Ethiopia and across the continent. The social enterprise will be focused launching the AfriScout mobile app in Ethiopia and further integrating its use in the participatory rangeland management system. The successful candidate’s assignment will involve some aspects of sales, marketing, and field-level management, customer education and adoption, zonal stakeholder engagement & management, zonal monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Stakeholder engagement

Support the AfriScout Community Engagement team in liaising with zonal and woreda governments, collaborating NGOs and other relevant actors
Mapping of community grazing areas

Support in planning for and execution of community mapping exercises in assigned pastoral woredas
Support in the documentation of the mapping exercise
Product launch and orientation in assigned counties

Support in event planning and mobilization of community members for marketing efforts and product demonstrations
Support in the orientation and training of the communities on the use of the AfriScout application
Supervision

Lead in recruitment, training, coaching and supervision of a cadre of part-time launch promoters and field agents.
Manage field-based team schedules, travel facilitation, commissions, and reporting Sales and Marketing

Execute multichannel marketing plan as well as customer support plan and contribute to the improvement of plans as needed
Manage customer on-boarding, engagement, and conversions to subscriptions Performance monitoring and reporting

Determine the targets for the launch promoters and field agents based on donor requirements
Monitor and ensure regional targets for product activations, sales volumes, staff performance and other impact metrics are met
Provide ongoing monitoring and quality assurance on user posts and feedback using proprietary administrator web platform
Analyze and produce regional progress reports
Participatory Rangeland Management
Support communities in the development of PRM plans and monitor the execution of those plans;
Ensure harmonization of customary PRM with Afriscout pasture information
Ensure AfriScout and PRM is well integrated into the RIPA activities
Provide capacity building and guidance within the AfriScout and PRM contexts
Monitor progress and make recommendation for improvement of all AfriScout and PRM management activities
Other duties as assigned
Position Parameters/Special Responsibilities Required:

This position is based in at Zonal capital with up to 60% time traveling to assigned pastoral kebeles within the woredas where the application is relevant. Some international travel within the region may be required.
Department: Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

Reports to: AfriScout/PRM Regional Coordinator

Duty station:  Filtu, Liben Zone

Direct reports: None

Responsibility Woredas: Operational Woredas in Liben and Dawa Zones

Job Requirements
Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in development-related in Business Administration, PRM/NRM Communication or related fields;
At least 3+ years of experience in the disciplinary area, e.g., market development / sales & marketing / community development
Demonstrated ability and experience working with pastoral communities
A proven skill-set in the area of outreach and extension, facilitation, and community mobilization.
Strong local networks in pastoral woredas; experience and relationships working with players in the Ethiopia BoP markets or livestock market system is highly desired
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic languages. Ability to speak Oromiffa and Somali is a requirement.
Basic budgeting, procurement, and staff supervision experience.
Proficient smartphone and computer skills and technological savvy; Google Analytics and Firebase Analytics experience a plus.
Flexibility and ability to transition across a variety of roles and settings – from the village to the board room.
Strong work ethic and willingness to work a nontraditional work schedule.
Balance: combining patience, empathy, and honesty with the assertiveness, clout and drive to see any job through to the end.
Comfortable working in a start-up environment.
Familiarity with aspects of extensive livestock production in Ethiopia is a plus.
Strong experience working with digital/GIS applications used by new digital users
Desired attributes:

Change-maker: Has a passion for the mission and values of PCI and AfriScout
Innovator: Seeks creative solutions to problems and challenges existing paradigms
Edifier: Able to inspire and motivate a team and build trust with communities
Ally: Possesses an appreciation and respect for local customs and traditions
How to Apply
The closing date for this application is February 4, 2022.

Interested applicants who meet the qualifications should send their application letter and Curriculum Vitae using the below options on or before the closing date.

Apply on CLICK HERE
Send e-mail on BMENGISTU@GLOBALCOMMUNITIES.ORG
Drop at PCI Office in Filtu Kebele 02.

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