Lead Community Facilitator

at CARE Ethiopia
Location Doba Woreda West Hararghe,, Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted October 11, 2021
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Base Salary 639
Currency USD


  • I. Job Summary

    The Lead Community facilitator reports to the DFSA woreda team leader with dotted line supervisory with institutional capacity strengthening officer at field office level. S/he will primarily lead all DFSA efforts at woreda and kebele level on both internal and PSNP implementing organizations’ institutional strengthening effort. S/he provides technical leadership to systematically identify institutional capacity gaps, capacity development planning and implementation as per the guidelines and direction from the field office. The position holder coordinates with other DFSA community facilitators and PSNP implementing institutions for capacity building assessments, designs and implementation.


    II. Roles and Responsibilities

    1. Provide technical assistance for institutional strengthening (planning and implementation) (50%)

    • Establishes all necessary relationships with stakeholders including concerned government sectors at grassroots to ensure that major capacity gaps are systematically identified;
    • Closely works with other Community Facilitators (CFs) to provide high quality technical support to PSNP institutions and project participants in institutional capacity strengthening planning;
    • Leads data collection, design and implementation of institutional capacity strengthening, partnership and accountability mechanisms as per the guidance from field office;
    • Actively participates in DFSA detailed implementation planning (DIP), and annual reviews to ensure the identified institutional gaps are planned throughout the life of the project and properly implemented;
    • Works closely with PSNP institutions to ensure that review meeting are planned and executed in a manner that adds value to the DFSA project and enhances mutual respect and trust;
    • Coordinates with extension agents, community leaders and kebele level government institutions to facilitate community meetings;
    • Supports with the implementation of appropriate monitoring systems and compile report on program activities that relate to capacity building, partnership and accountability.


    2. Partnership and accountability (30%)

    • Ensures productive relationships are established and maintained with all kebele and village level stakeholders;
    • Closely works with government institutions, CBO’s and communities at kebele and village levels to ensure adequate linkages are established;
    • Ensures active participation of PSNP participants, kebele leaders, government development agents and CBOs in DFSA designing, planning, implementation and monitoring;
    • Actively involves and compiles reports on Community Score Card and other accountability tools;
    • Ensures all DFSA major events are well planned and informed to local stakeholders and concerned community members/PSNP targets.


    3. Reporting, Learning, Documentation and Sharing (15%)

    • Prepares weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and submit to her/his supervisor;
    • Proactively develops and maintains a robust learning platform with all grassroots stakeholders and ensure that good practices are shared widely;
    • Facilitates experience sharing visits among DFSA targets and other model PSNP participants;
    • Prepare and maintain up to date information on the capacity building activities, results and community based accountability systems of each operational area;
    • Supports and facilitates community involvement in annual innovation and knowledge fairs;
    • Collects basic information, best practices, case studies and lessons and report to her/his supervisor;
    • Undertakes personal professional development initiatives identified with his/her supervisor.


    4. Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor (5%)



    III.              GENDER EQUALITY


    • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender, youth and social inclusion issues.
    • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and PSEAH (safeguarding), as evidenced in previous positions / programming


    Job Requirements

    IV. Qualifications


    A) Education/Training

    Required: BA/BSc in Social Science, community development or related fields


    Preferred: BSC in community capacity development/building.


    B) Experience


    Required: 2-4 years of work experience related to community capacity development, development facilitation at grassroots, partnership and/or accountability.



    Interdisciplinary experience in programs of different nature and previous work experience on PSNP, food security program, DFSA, agriculture extension is a plus.


    C) Technical Skills


    • Excellent planning, organizational, analytical and decision making skills;
    • Good verbal and written communication skills in English, Amharic and Afaan Oromo;
    • Excellent- demonstrated analytical skill in the field of partnership, understanding of different stakeholders and a progressive worldview of mutual respect, downward accountability, social justice and equality;
    • Effective interpersonal skills, maturity, intuitive, tact and a high sense of responsibility,
    • Ability to work harmoniously with people of different educational, cultural and technical backgrounds;


    • Demonstrable community development facilitation skills, sound judgment and prior engagement on multi-lateral or large scale capacity building programs;
    • Proven training and capacity development skills at grassroots;
    • Expertise in assessment, analysis and report writing.


    D)      Competencies: CARE core values (respect, accountability, courage, and excellence), building partnerships, and managing performance for success, initiating action, interpersonal skills, contributing to team success, pro-active problem solving and organizing, good temperament and good sense of humor.


    III.                  IV. Contacts/Key Relationships:

    S/he will also be expected to have productive and professional relations with various technical and operation staff within CARE and across stakeholders. These include CFs, local community and government institutions and DFSA staffs at FO level.


    V. Working Conditions and Level of Travel Required. 


    This position is based within DFSA target communities as assigned by the field office and DFSA project management.


Applying Instructions

  • CARE Ethiopia is committed to preventing all unwanted behavior at work. This includes sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. We expect everyone who works for us to share this commitment by understanding and working within the CARE Safeguarding Policy and related framework. CARE Ethiopia has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners.

    CARE Ethiopia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ current and/or previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.

    By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Ethiopia requesting the information specified above. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks.




    If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 pages) and cover letter (not more than one page) through Ethio Jobs 

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women!

    CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

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