Community Engagement Specialist

February 24, 2024
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Job Description

About Save the Children:

Save the Children, a global organization dedicated to the well-being of children, employs around 25,000 professionals worldwide. Operating in over 100 countries, we focus on providing assistance to children in crises and ensuring access to better healthcare, education, and child protection. Our mission includes advocating for children’s rights at the highest levels, aiming for significant breakthroughs in child welfare by 2030.

We are committed to three key goals:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday.

All children receive a quality basic education.

Violence against children is not tolerated.

Our work in Afghanistan, since 1976, is guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, emphasizing education, child protection, and healthcare. Save the Children collaborates closely with communities, families, and health workers to create lasting change for children in need.

Job Description:

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Develop and update training materials for the project team and partners involved in social mobilization activities.
  • Conduct Training of Trainers (ToT) for provincial Capacity Building Officers and partners’ staff.
  • Conduct ToT for project partners’ team members serving as social mobilization trainers at provincial and district levels.
  • Assist IR2 Lead in designing and implementing Community-Based Education (CBE) programming.
  • Review reports, provide feedback to Education Coordinator and Capacity Building Officers.
  • Liaise with PED and partner organizations to ensure proper implementation of social mobilization tasks.
  • Collaborate with the MEAL team and other advisors on monitoring community engagement and social mobilization activities.
  • Ensure accurate data collection, analysis, and timely reporting to meet program requirements.
  • Maintain effective relations with PEDs, DEDs, and stakeholders in program activities.
  • Participate in Technical Working Group and relevant networks within the PMU.
  • Contribute CBE programmatic updates to periodic project reports.
  • Mobilize and motivate target communities for community-level interventions and participation in education-related endeavors.

Behaviours (Values in Practice):

  • Accountability: Holds self and the team accountable for decisions, resource management, and role modeling organizational values.
  • Ambition: Sets ambitious goals, encourages personal development, and motivates the team towards a shared vision.
  • Collaboration: Builds effective relationships, values diversity, and fosters an approachable, open, and transparent environment.
  • Creativity: Encourages innovative solutions and is willing to take disciplined risks.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates honesty, openness, and transparency, maintaining the highest levels of integrity.

Job Requirements:


University degree in education, social science, or relevant technical field.

Minimum 6 years of experience in education, with at least 4 years in community engagement.


Experience working with partners.

Proactive, flexible, and dedicated to working for the interests of children.

Optimistic and a good listener.

Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience in partnership.
  • Humanitarian experience is an asset.
  • Proficient in conducting training and capacity-building sessions.
  • Strong organizational, planning, budgeting, and reporting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, and relevant programs.
  • Excellent English communication skills; proficiency in local languages (Dari, Pashto, etc.) preferred.
Submission Guidelines:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply through the online application form. Attach your CV and cover letter in the online system. Only applications submitted through the online portal will be considered.

Save the Children International is an equal opportunity employer and does not request money at any recruitment stage. Our selection process prioritizes the protection of children from abuse.

“Save the Children strongly encourages applications from women. Minimum country requirements for potential female applicants will be followed.”

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