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Community Development Facilitator Position Open at Plan International Ethiopia

Job Description:

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIE

The Community Development Agent is expected to deliver the following key end results in his/her assigned kebeles/ communities:


  1. Responsible to handle communications between droughts affected beneficiaries and Emergency unit to meet organizational standards including timeliness, content and quality.

§  Collect and submit Health and Nutrition and Wash activities data timely to strengthen coordination and also to benefit targeted beneficiaries.

§  Participating in the woreda meeting agendas and documentation and dissemination of the meetings minutes and recommendations.

§  Providing technical support for MOH staffs in the development and dissemination of messages promoting nutrition and IYCF related practices and behaviors targeted

§  Work with Community based WASH Committees and Community Volunteers  to  facilitate sponsorship production process; and Provide feedback and WASH trainings to social workers and WASH attendants in collaboration with immediate supervisor

§  Timely and quality production of Health & Nutrition and WASH communication items as per the to-do-list and production schedules produced by the WASH and Emergency department.

§  Coordinate social workers visits with WASH attendants and submit visit summary reports to immediate supervisor and respective program staff.

§  Incorporating cross cutting issues (disability, gender, HIV & AIDS) are mainstreaming in all levels of team activities.

§  Facilitate different Rehabilitation of damaged WSS activities in coordination with local government structures.

§  Support and facilitate different Health & Nutrition and WASH capacity building and hygiene and sanitation activities to meet the project goal.

§  Maintain content and proper arrangement of WASH activities files at respective community as per the standard requirement.

§  Handle other WASH related activities as requested by immediate supervisor.


  1. Facilitate implementation of Plan’s program/projects in the drought affected communities in collaboration with program department, communities, local government and stakeholders

§  Ensure the integration of Health and Nutrition and WASH and another program implementation

§  Facilitate, mobilize and support communities and children’s engagement in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Plan’s programs and projects at village level

§  Plan’s representation at the grassroots/community level by facilitating the implementation of programs and projects; and mobilizing community on Plan’s programs and projects

§  Facilitate and establish smooth working relationships between Plan, direct beneficiaries, community leadership, government extension staff and other stakeholders at district and village levels

§  Community orientation on WASH activities, Plan Child protection policy and reporting and responding guidelines

§  Take part in beneficiary selection processes, including to facilitating and ensuring the inclusion of children with disabilities, targeted children, and girls/women.

§  Serve as a point person at community/village level in any partner managed events to maximize Plan’s visibility, including participation in community meetings

§  Forward concerns and inquiries from the community to immediate supervisor in relation  to  development needs and provide feedback to the community .

§  Regularly inform Health and Nutrition, WASH and Program Staff at the project/program area, with regards to any changes, developments, success stories etc.

§  Prepare and submit progress reports properly and timely

§  Perform other duties as requested by the immediate supervisor


  1. Responsible to facilitate and handle Health and Nutrition and WASH activity visits done properly at community level.

§  Report any unannounced visit to immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements:

·        Diploma in Public Health, Social science, Sociology, Development agent ,Community or Cooperative Development, Community Health and other related subject.

·        Minimum of one years work experience for diploma  holders and 2 years of related work experience for 12+ holders either as community facilitator or community development agent.

·       Experience in training, familiarity with stimulation/awareness methods, knowledge in child development and in nutrition issues, DRR, Hygiene Promotion

·       NGO experiences and/or engagement in joint community development works with NGOs and stakeholders.

·       Local Language is an asset


·       Previous experience in resilience related work at community level is an advantage;

·       Good communication skill with stakeholders, beneficiaries and implementing partners

·       Previous experiences on Emergency response activities in pastoralist communities

·       Proven commitments on working multi-sectoral project interventions with pastoralist communities.

·       Good team spirit and ability to establish good relations with other people, organization and activity supervision skills,

·       Capacity to manage priorities, precision, autonomy, creativity, flexibility

·       Good knowledge of the area and local custom

·       Basic computer skill (desirable and advantageous)

·       Problem solving and conflict management skills;

·       Gender and culture sensitivity;

·       Community facilitation skills;

·       Good knowledge of Local language, Amharic and English languages;

·       Report writing skills

·       The job holder must be committed to reside in the rural community after employment

How To Apply:
The closing date for the application in May 31, 2021. Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this link  through

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

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References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 05.31.2021
Employment: Full time
Location: Setit Humera , Dansha, Mikadra and Maygba
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