North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Job for a Community Development Facilitator

North East Regional Initiative (NERI) – An International Development Organization, is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the position below:

Job Title: Community Development Facilitator (CDF)
Slot: 3
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary

  • The Community Development Facilitator (CDF) is responsible for grass-roots development of project concepts and activity submissions.
  • The CDF will interact with community groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), associations and other groups implementing NRTI-funded activities or potential activities.
  • The CDF will work with groups to develop activity ideas and summaries, refine project concepts during the YL/GL phase, assist in the creation and negotiation of budgets, as well as be the primary field oversight for ongoing activities.
  • This position will be based at Yobe state office, with program activities expected to be carried out throughout the state.  Travel is expected.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The CDF reports to the State Program Manager based at Yobe.

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Work with State Program Manager (SPM), and Abuja-based Program team, develop project ideas identified for support for YL/GL submission.
  • Work with Program, M&E and Grants teams to create and maintain project trackers.
  • Support review of Final Evaluation Reports and grant closing.
  • 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.
  • 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 SPM and Abuja-based Reporting Officer.
  • Work with staff to ensure project attendance at local events.
  • Collect information on program activities, including beneficiary targets.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability


  • University degree in Political Science, International Affairs or other related Social Sciences field is required.
  • 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 one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required
  • Three years’ work experience in a related field is required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience with international organizations or international-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management Skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents to: [email protected] before the closing date above:

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities;
  • A cover letter;


  • Please reference the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  26th August, 2016.

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