Community Development Facilitator Job at NERI Nigeria

An International Development Organization is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the position of:

Job Title:  Community Development Facilitator (CDF)

Position Summary:
The Community Development Facilitator (CDF) is responsible for identifying project activities in line with NERI country objectives, overseeing grant design, implementation and closeout (this is called the “Activity Cycle”. This includes understanding the strategic objective of each activity and how they fit into the NERI overall goal, as well as overseeing a team to assure successful and rapid implementation of each activity. Activity implementation is mostly “in kind” which means that program management for each activity, including procurement, coordination, logistics and sub-contractor management, as well as monitoring and oversight and final reporting all falls on the responsibility of the Borno Program Team for each activity. The CDF will interact with community groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), associations and other groups implementing NERI-funded activities or potential activities.  The CDF will develop key transitional activities with local groups, and local/regional government, negotiate budgets, and be the primary field oversight for ongoing activities.  This position will be based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with program activities expected to be carried out throughout the state.  Travel is expected.
Reporting & Supervision:
The CDF reports to the Regional Program Manager.
Primary Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Liaise with community groups, NGOs, CBOs, associations and other community stakeholders to identify potential partners for the project activities.
  • Identify potential activities at the community level for project support
  • Prepare Final Evaluation Reports and grant closings.
  • Attend focus groups to derive lessons learned to inform future project activities.
  • Assist in the development of activity ideas based on information collected in the field.
  • Facilitate linkages between communities as needed.
  • Budget monitoring and oversight of project implementation (with the procurement officers and the Abuja based procurement team).
  •  Work with Regional Program Manager (RPM), and Abuja-based Program team, develop project ideas in line with NERI program goal and country objectives
  • Work with community organizations to budget and prepare logistics for activities
  • Monitor and report on routine program operational activities and scheduled program events, reporting activity summaries to RPM and Abuja-based Reporting Officer.
  • Work with staff to ensure project attendance at local events.
  • Collect information on program activities, including beneficiary targets.
  • Work with Program, M&E and Grants teams to create and maintain project trackers.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability
  • University degree in Social Sciences or other related field.
  • Three years’ work experience in a related field is required.
  • Proven experience working with youth, women and/or other marginalized groups.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation skills are required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in Hausa required, working knowledge in Kanuri also preferred.
  • Experience working with local or state governments.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience with international organizations or international-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Grant and proposal writing experience preferred.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required.

How to Apply

Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following documents by 8th February, 2016:
  • A cover letter
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities
  • Three (3) professional references
Please reference the job title and location on the cover letter and resume /CV. Alternatively, Please Submit Applications to:

PO Box #20350
ATTN: Human Resources Office
Abuja FCT, Nigeria.

Or to the following e-mail address: [email protected]

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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