Community Development Facilitator Job in an International Development Organization

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 II
Position Start Date: Immediately
Position Summary

  • The Community Development Facilitator II (CDF II) is responsible
    for grass-roots development of project concepts and activity
  • 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
  • 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 the state office, located in
    Maiduguri and with planned expansion, other parts of the State, with
    program activities expected to be carried out throughout Borno state. 
    Travel is expected.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The CDF II reports to the State Program Manager in Borno.

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 NRTI
  • Identify potential activities at the community level for NRTI 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
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability
  • 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 NRTI staff to ensure project attendance at local events.
  • Collect information on program activities, including beneficiary targets.
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  • University degree in Sociology, Political Science, International Affairs or other related Social Sciences field is required.
  • Five (5) years’ work experience in a related 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 for report writing and database entry work.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills is required.
  • Prior experience with USAID or US Government funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Problem solving, stress management and time management skills are required.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft office software: World Wide Web (internet), MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents to: 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  29th November, 2016.

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