BRACED Community Development Facilitator


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BRACED Community Development Facilitator

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Job Description

FARM Africa, founded in 1985, is an international non-governmental organization working in Ethiopia since 1988. Farm Africa works to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We believe Africa has the power to feed itself and are helping make this happen by establishing and spreading the best farming and forestry techniques so that poor farmers and herders have more food to feed their families and to sell. We help smallholders manage their natural resources sustainability so that they can withstand climate change challenges and shocks and ensure their families have enough food in the future as well as now. FARM Africa works in partnership with communities, government, local and international organizations, and the private sector to innovate, learn and share best practices for maximum impact of our projects.
Farm Africa is a specialist international non-governmental organization working in remote and resource-poor rural areas to reduce poverty. Farm Africa Ethiopia has recently been awarded a grant for the BRACED – X programme implemented in 2018. The new project, MAR - X is a one year project operating in Afar and SSNP regions.

The Community Development Facilitator will provide liaison and linkage between the BRACED programme and community in order to facilitate the full participation of the community. The main functions will be to arrange community meetings, assist in ensuring that information about programme activities and approaches reaches all members of the community, ensure the effective implementation of community level activities and support the feedback of learning, monitoring and evaluation results. The role provides organisational support playing a facilitation role in communities. The post holder will support the delivery of technical information and best practice supporting awareness and linkage. An active role will be played in:

  • Encouraging active participation and networking between individuals and communities in recognizing problems, identifying solutions, and implementing project activities related to the identified solutions
  • Establishing and maintaining close working relationship with communities and community organizations
  • Building capacities of communities and relevant institutions

She/he will work closely with Kebele, Private sector organisations, community leaders, committees and local government development agents. She/he will take part in community meetings for information gathering and exchange and carries out participatory planning and support field implementation.

Key tasks are:

  • Build and maintain a functional working relationship with woreda, kebele and community level counterparts from Government, Non-Government and Private Sector organisations
  • Organize and carry out sensitization meeting to target communities in intervention areas
  • Support joint planning and implementation with key partners and communities
  • Work with the project team and partners to achieve the project outputs in innovative market and financial solutions including insurance, micro finance, mobile banking, MFI outreach, early warning systems and climate related information as appropriate
  • Closely work with technical project staff to implement planned activities
  • Facilitate the provision of training to supported organizations and communities
  • Support project monitoring and evaluation with Farm Africa’s Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation team and with partners by supporting information collection, determination of best practice, collection of case studies and lessons learnt
  • Take part in quarterly, annual planning and review meetings
  • Report to the supervisor any outstanding issues to seek timely solutions
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and submit to her/his supervisor
  • Provide technical support and ensure community outreach
  • Take responsibility of all project materials and properties in the respective areas.
  • Build a functional working relationship with counterpart Government employee, Focal Persons, DAs and Woreda Development workers
  • Take part/contribute in monitoring and evaluation of activities of the project of in the respective kebeles and woredas (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual planning and review meetings as required),
  • Take part in community meetings to facilitate exchange of information, conduct training and carry out participatory planning and support implementation in the programme area,
  • Builds capacities of the community representatives and committees to undertake participatory monitoring of the implementation of the project works and record lessons and report to her/his supervisor.
  • Collects basic information, best practices, case studies and lessons and report to project coordinator

These essential functions are not to be interpreted as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required. 

All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established.

JOB TITLE: BRACED Community Development Facilitator

REPORTS TO: BRACED Project Coordinator


DURATION: eight months

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements


Education, qualifications & other knowledge

  • BSc in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, pastoral Development, Natural Resource Management or a relevant subject
  • Good knowledge of gender and social inclusiveness
  • Knowledge of local language/s


  • Minimum of 3 years practical experience in agriculture, rural / economic development, pastoralist and / or natural resources management in similar organizations

Skills & abilities

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good facilitation and coordination skills
  • Motor driving skill
  • Conceptual understanding and practical skills in participatory approaches to sustainable community development
  • Firm belief in teamwork and gender equality
  • English communication (written and spoken)
  • Strong record of report writing
  • Good computer skills in MS Word and Excel
  • Willingness to reside in rural areas

Farm Africa seeks to employ those who believe, as we do, that farmers can and will play a key role in achieving long-term rural prosperity in Africa and who seek to deliver on those beliefs by:


  • being experts in our field, delivering insightful/impactful evidence-based solutions
  • pushing boundaries, being creative with new and old solutions
  • acting for the long-term, building relationships and delivering long-lasting change for farmers
  • working flexibly, taking advantage of the most effective solutions, whether from the communities, private sector or government
  • sharing knowledge with others, reaching more farmers than we do alone, ensuring effective technologies are widely accessed.
How to Apply

Those who meet the above requirements should submit their short CV (maximum of 3 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) addressing with the subject Livelihood Officer for BRACED Community Development Facilitator by by July 16, 2018.

Documents cannot be returned and due to large number of applications, only short listed candidates will be contacted. Applications are especially welcomed from female applicants.

Jul 16, 2018

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