Community Development Facilitator at Save The Children

  • Company: Save The Children
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: Oromia
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Community Development Facilitator


Community Empowerment and Training

§  Mobilize community in implementation of the project activities

§  Facilitates volunteer and target groups selection and targeting along with government front line staff and responsible body from Woreda and Kebele

§  Creates awareness and facilitates that communities participate fully from problem identifying stages through implementation and management stage;

§  Facilitates in the identification and prioritization of activities

§  Makes sure participants of the project intervention package are identified and selected in a participatory manner and full acknowledgement of the whole community;

§  Ensures that the plan at kebele level is prepared with full participation of the community and partners;

§  Facilitates community meetings and community action plan (CAP) preparation and ensure that the participation of each beneficiary and community groups in the plan for their respective kebeles ;

§  Reviews the plan with the partners and representatives of the community and including her/his supervisor at kebele level;

§  Facilitates and ensure that the participation of each beneficiary and community groups in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CAP for their respective kebeles;

§  In collaboration with his/her supervisor, support in training need identification and provides effective trainings to target group members;

§  Work with community leaders, elders and government staff and acts as a catalyst in initiating action and generating enthusiasm for change in communities by performing demonstrations and organizing and leading training sessions;

§  Prepares final action plan of their respective kebeles by breaking down in to quarters and months and submit it to her/his supervisor

§  Organizes and facilitates Information Education and Communication (IEC) sessions with community members;

Job Requirements

BA degree in sociology or related fields.

•           A minimum of 3 years of experience in working in related project

•           Fluency in Afar Oromo and English/ verbal and written

•           Commitment to Save the Children values

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

SC Values are: Accountability , Ambition , Collaboration , Creativity and Integrity . To meet the value system the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following Competencies on ongoing bases:

Leading ( align with Ambition, Integrity collaboration and creativity)

·         Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrate leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compiling vision to inspire to achieve our goals for children

·         Delivering result: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organisation.

·         Developing Self and Others : Invest time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realize their full potential and to build the organization capability for the further.

Thinking ( align with Ambition, creativity, Collaboration and Creativity)

·         Problem solving and decision making : Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.

Engaging ( align with Collaboration, Creativity,  

·         Working effectively with others Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

·         Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to Apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at and Apply

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy

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