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Community Development Facilitators – Plan International Ethiopia

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Community Development Facilitators – Plan International Ethiopia, June 27 2022
Organization: Plan International Ethiopia
Position: Community Development Facilitators
Deadline: 07.01.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: Semera, Afar

Job Description:

·                Support BSFP and TSFP community collective activities including creating awareness on IYCF and Nutrition key messaging during distribution days as well as post distribution at grass root level in close collaboration with HEWs and Health development Armies.

·                Support WASH project team in ensuring compliance of all hygiene and sanitation standards and donor regulations.

·                Coordinate with water supply and sanitation field staff to ensure that the various aspects of the WASH Projects activities are integrated.

·                Development of hygiene promotion topics, hygiene sessions and IEC materials.

·                Develop materials to promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate useand maintenance of WASH facilities and services.

·                Ensure that action is taken to mitigate priority water and sanitation related healthrisks.

·                Provide technical support in preparation of divisional strategies, annualoperational plan and budget.

·                Contribute to assessments by collecting information through qualitative and quantitative data gathering methods (e.g. surveys, interviews, FGDs);

·                Identify local WASH, Health & Nutrition and Child Care Practices/IYCF needs and capacities; and Participate in identifying potential beneficiaries;

·                Organize/reorganize committees and clubs like Kebele Disaster Management Committees (KDMC), WASH Committees and Care Support Groups in all levels of  facilities, schools and institutions;

·                Integrate key messages from soft components of DRR, FSL and WASH.

·                Plan and conduct different dialogues, group discussions and meetings, demonstrations (i.e. hygiene promotion and disaster risk preparedness and response exercises with the committees and key people in the community.

·                Involve community members in planning and promotion of  WASH.

·                Utilize participatory approach when mobilizing the community;

·                Create awareness on the use of water treatment technologies and  water chemicals and facilitate the link between the community and private vendors as well as promotion on positive health seeking behavior;

·                Contribute in the development of protocols/standard operating procedures, IEC materials, and tools/methodology in collaboration with the committees;

·                Identify training needs, committee co-facilitators and participants;

·                Conduct relevant trainings (also to include coaching and on-the-job training) for local communities using participation learning techniques;

·                Provide technical support to committees on community training preparation;

·                Organize and conduct the training at decentralized place (in village level).

·                Organize meetings with the community leaders to collect data and feedback on project implementation;

·                Collect security related information and giving updates to the ER Field Coordinator;

·                Contribute monthly activity reports and provide regular written report according to the PIE schedule and format;

·                Maintain detailed program records and up to date paper work for all duties as for agreed upon formats of PIE/donors requirement;

·                Prepare (in collaboration with supervisor) and implement work plan.

·                Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

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Job Requirements:

·       BA degree or Diploma in Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Development Studies, Community or Cooperative Development, Community Health, Home Economics and other related subject.

·        Minimum of 2 years NGO related work experience for degree holders and 4 years of related work experience for diploma 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

·       Motorbikes  Driving License


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

·       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


Values and behaviours

·       The incumbent is required to respect and live by the Plan International values and behaviours listed out below.


Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

·       Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

·       Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

·       Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

·       Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

·       Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

·                Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

·                Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

·                Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

·                Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

·                Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

·                Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

·                Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

·                Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

·                Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

·                Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

·                Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

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How to Apply

The closing date for the application in July 01.2022. Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this link


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

More information about Plan International can be found on

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.       

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