IEC Assistants (27 Positions)


Company Abt Associate...
Industry International...
Category Education
Location Northern & No...
Job Status Temporary
Salary GHS
Education Diploma
Experience 2 years
Job Expires Nov 02, 2021
Contact ...

Company Profile

Abt. Associates Inc., a US-based company, is implementing USAID–funded President’s Malaria Initiative VectorLink project. The project is supporting implementation of malaria control strategies such as bednet distribution and indoor residual spraying (IRS). In Ghana, Abt has been implementing IRS in the northern sector since 2011 and is preparing for the 2021 IRS campaign.

Job Description

Abt is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill a temporary position for Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Assistant (27 positions) in the following sub-districts:




Nakpanduri, Binde and Bunkpurugu

East Mamprusi

Gambaga, Langbensi, Sakogu, Nagboo and Gbintiri


Gushegu, Galwei/Kpatinga and Nabuli


Karaga, Sandua/Zandua and Pishigu


Kumbungu and Dalun


Kubori and Yizesi


Tatale, Tatindo and Kandin-Sheini

West Mamprusi

Wungu, Kpasenkpe and Janga


Nasuan and Yunyoo


Successful candidates are REQUIRED to be based in the assigned sub-districts. No lodging support is provided. Qualified candidates residing in the selected sub-districts above will have an advantage. Successful candidates will be contracted for up to 5 months and report to the District Operations Coordinator and IEC Manager.

Please note, the project will not hire individuals under government payroll or employed by any other organization.

Responsibilities of the IEC Assistant

  • Spearhead mobilization of all communities in assigned sub-district to increase IRS acceptance
  • Lead implementation of communication strategies in assigned sub-district to ensure ALL community-level stakeholders ACCEPT IRS BEFORE the spray campaign.
  • Manage and work closely with identified community mobilizers to ensure all households in each community accepting spray and fully prepared at the start of the campaign
  • Liaise with community leadership, GHS officials, District Assembly staff and communication agencies for assistance with community mobilization and IRS sensitization efforts
  • Coordinate closely daily IEC and mobilization activities with the Site Manager of assigned sub-district and District Operations Coordinator (DOC)
  • Facilitate training and coordinate and supervise activities of IEC Mobilizers in assigned sub-district during the implementation of IRS.
  • Supervise and ensure proper documentation of mobilization work for payment
  • Provide weekly reports on completed activities to the DOC and IEC Manager
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the DOC and IEC Manager.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum of a Diploma in community development studies, communication, or relevant field with at least two (2) years relevant working experience.
  • Additional training in participatory approaches and community mobilization is preferable.
  • VERY GOOD knowledge and understanding of the geographical layout (especially of the chosen sub-district) is key to this position.
  • Previous experience working with communities and their leadership, sensitizing and mobilizing communities is essential to this role.
  • Strong organizational, reporting and management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team 
  • Strong computer skills
  • Proficiency in English and one or more of northern Ghanaian languages (Mampruli, Dagbanli, Moar, Basare and Likpakpaln dialects) is required.
  • Previous work on IRS activities will be an advantage.
  • Being a native/ resident in any of the sub-districts will be an advantage. 
  • MUST be able to ride a motorcycle and MUST HAVE a valid motorcycle driver’s license. 

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