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Job Description: Community Facilitators, Hargeisa
1.    Community facilitator Arabic / Somali Tutor
2.    Community facilitator English / French Toefl certified
3.    Community facilitator Librarian
4.    Community facilitator Computer Instructor – ICDL Certified, Microsoft Certified developer trainer 
5.    Community facilitator Receptionist / Interpreter / Translator
6.    Community facilitator Preschool group collaborator – Early Childhood Certification
About Action Africa Help International: Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is an African-led, regional organisation, working in East and Southern Africa to improve the lives of livelihood-challenged communities. 

AAH-I has country programmes in Kenya, Somaliland, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.

It brings over 20 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.

More recently, it has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralist communities and communities in urban slums. 

AAH-I works with communities, local governments and other development partners in:
  • Basic services (health, education, water, hygiene and sanitation)
  • Food and income security
  • Environmental management and responsiveness to climate change
  • Governance, civil society strengthening and peace building
  • Humanitarian relief and recovery
  • Research to provide the evidence base for, and to improve delivery of, the above.
Job Role: The community facilitator will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team in the Peaceful Coexistence Centre. 

This position will be involved in the implementation of UNHCR funded Self Reliance and Livelihood – to foster sustainable reintegration and peaceful coexistence project in partnership with communities, authorities and local Administration. 

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Act as primary link between the assigned target community and the project activity, work plan and performance indicators.
  • Support the Project officer in mapping out existing community structures, social groups especially women, youth, elders, business community, minority groups, peace committee and any other social group.
  • Map out and identify the critical mass through in-depth analysis on existing social structures and their demographic representation
  • Responsible for assisting the Project Officer in selecting target segment of the community in accordance with project selection criteria and process.
  • Liaise with relevant local community groups, local administration about establishing point of contact with all target communities (i.e. community entry)
  • Facilitate the selection of community structures- the taskforces through transparent manner
  • Facilitate community visioning and identifying their shared values aimed at creating collective identity and values in addressing their common needs.
  • Facilitate and provide support the community in mobilising their contribution thereby ensuring it is properly documented and recorded for post monitoring purpose.
  • Facilitate administration- community engagement through forums, call in radio programs, panel discussion and
  • Facilitate participatory and inclusive community planning and dialogue process for the community groups and local administrations.
  • Ensure activities are implemented  in close coordination with the community groups such as women, youth, minority, elders and Guurti and local administration
  • Collect data and information from the target communities for producing success stories and case studies.
  • Work closely with taskforce members and local administration in implementing community action plans and ensure there are proper documentation. Monitor the activities implemented through taskforces in close collaboration of local authority and other community groups
  • Facilitate dialogue and discussion meetings among the community groups and between the administration and the local community.
  • Facilitate community action plan review by the taskforces and other community groups.
  • Assist in the undertaking of conflict analysis of the targeted location
  • Ensure that security measures are implemented in accordance with the AAHI Somaliland security procedures and guidelines.
  • Responsible for the timely and quality compilation of data collected in Somaliland.
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports and share with the Project Officer.
Essential skills and experience

  • Diploma on community development with 2 years of experience
  • Completed high school education with 3 years of experience with local or INGOs in peace building or the community development.
  • Able to speak and write in English
  • Candidates should be familiar with community development and peace building issues.
  • Candidates should be familiar with the region.
Female candidates will be given priority
Past similar work of experience
Proven past achievement in community voluntary activities

Additional Considerations
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Only Somaliland National candidates can apply for this vacancy.
  • An application letter should include contact information for three work – related referees.
Method of Application 
If you meet the above qualifications and requirements and interested in the Job, please apply in confidence. The deadline for applications is 31st July 2016 at 04:30 pm. 

Applicants should send with a cover letter and their CV to the email address  please put either the following
  • Community facilitator Arabic/Somali Tutor
  • Community facilitator English/French ToEFL/ToFFL certification 
  • Community facilitator Librarian
  • Community facilitator Computer Instructor – ICDL Certified, Microsoft certified developer trainer
  • Community facilitator Receptionist/Interpreter/Translator
  • Community facilitator Preschool group collaborator – Early Childhood Certification
As the subject heading. CVs should not be longer than 3 pages 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. 

Female candidates are encouraged to apply!

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