Terms of Reference - Community Mobilization Coordinators (CMCs)

 

Major Tasks

·         Survey the area allotted to her (upto a maximum of 500 households in rural and 350 households in urban) and record the information in the field book

·         Regular updating of field book with information on Supplementary Immunization Activities, Routine Immunization, new births or pregnancy if any and on families leaving the area or community to reside from elsewhere.

·         Accompany the House-to-House teams, facilitating entry in all houses allowing team to initiate queries on immunization and providing information on all <5 children if missed by teams.

·         Identify resistant and reluctant families by name, and become aware of the number of under-5 children in that family

·         Meet with resistant families one-on-one prior to the polio rounds to address their concerns and objections

·         Identify and seek support of local influencers (teachers, religious leaders, Gram Pradan, etc.) in convincing resistant families to accept polio immunization

·         Hold village-level meetings (Mohalla-Tola) and/or establish local volunteer groups (‘Bal Senas’, etc.) to seek community-wide mobilization for polio immunization

·         Arrange drum beating and mosque elan (1-2 days before the round)

·         Assist in IEC activities as required, (when requested, identify where to best display materials, where to conduct miking, mosque elans etc.)

·         After HtH activities, visit X-marked houses in the village before the arrival of the B-Team to seek the family’s cooperation in having all children immunized

·         The CMC will accompany the B-Team in his/her area to convert X-marked houses to P.

 

 

Profile

·         Reside in key village to be covered by him/her

·         Must belong to the reluctant community in that area

·         Women preferred (aim is that 80% of CMCs will be women)

·         Must demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills, dynamic and forceful personality

·         Well respected in their community, although not necessarily the most influential

·         Able to give time required for the assignment

·         Preference to people who have completed some formal education