General Support (Community Facilitator)

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The DRC/DDG Somalia Programme is the largest programmes in East Africa region and has been providing relief and development services since 1997. DRC/DDG is among the INGOs with the largest presence in Somalia, with country-wide programmes implemented through six main sub offices in Somaliland, Puntland, Hiran Region, Gedo Region, Bay Region and Banadir Region. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.

Overall purpose of the role:

The community facilitator position is based in Balcad, with regular field visits in various DRC target locations in Jowhar, Mahadey, and Jalalaqsi districts in Hirshabelle. The post holder will help the area program team and SCRP Project Manager in the implementation of drought response activities; agricultural intervention, WASH, Protection, and cash-based activities including mobilizing communities, facilitating beneficiary training on GAP, GBV, farmers, beneficiary registration, and targeting for cash transfers in compliance with DRC, donor policies and technical guidance from the country technical team.

Besides, the post holder is expected to promote DRC’s values through various community entry points in the project and preserve stakeholders and target group’s morale and enthusiasm for the project work.


  • Participate in planning, implementation, and monitoring of project activities through participative community engagement.
  • Conduct community mobilization and timely information sharing on beneficiary selection and registration
  • Facilitate the implementation of the livelihood, WASH, and protection activities in collaboration with the area program manager and SCRP Project teams.
  • Facilitate beneficiary capacity building and training on various livelihood activities including, GAP, NRM, CAAPs, Contingency plan, nutrition, hygiene practices.
  • Support beneficiary’s selection, verification, and registration and share information with respective supervisors while ensuring equal participation by all segments of the community prioritizing female-headed HHS and marginalized groups
  • Conduct beneficiary targeting and registration for Cash-based transfers including CWF and UCT
  • Participate in the development of assessment questioners and conduct rapid assessment survey Beneficiaries capacity building for cash methodology
  • Working closely with the SCRP team, preparing monthly/weekly plans, and reporting the same
  • Participate in the documenting lessons learnt, best practices, and case studies to contribute to sector learning
  • To do any other job assigned by the supervisor

Experience, Education and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Have 2-3 years’ experience on livelihood interventions including; smallholder farmers training, GBV, WASH, and market linkages.
  • Diploma/Bachelor’s degree in sociology, social work, agriculture, or other related disciplines
  • Adequate knowledge on beneficiary mobile money cash transfers
  • Good communication skills ability to conduct training
  • Understanding of Gender, Protection, and Human rights
  • Having knowledge of humanitarian responses and standards
  • Experience with several of the following conventional FSL themes: Food security, livelihoods and agricultural recovery, cash programming, DRM/DRR, NRM
  • Experience in working with local communities through the development of CAAPs, local community resource mobilization, and coordination with local authorities, diaspora, and private sector partners.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Excellent communication (writing and oral), reporting, and presentation skills in English and Somali
  • Willingness to travel to all project locations on regular basis.


  • Fluent in written and spoken English language
  • Native in the Somali language**


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the country team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.
  • Collaborating: You lead initiatives at country operation level by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen to beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values and set a very clear standard for your country team members..


Availability: March 2022

Duty station: Balcad

Reporting to: Project Manager

Duration: 12 Month with possibility of extension based on performance and funding

Contract: This position is graded as Band J-Non-Management for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff

The position is open to NATIONALS ONLY

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.


DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.

​DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

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How to apply


Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on under Vacancies no later than 9th March 2022

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