Position Title : Cash assistance/Community facilitator/

Report To : DRM expert

Supervisee : NONE

Sector : Program

Starting date of collaboration : June

Duty station : Yabello

Duration : June 2024 – October 2025

Work Context

CESVI is a secular and independent humanitarian organization, founded in Bergamo, Italy in 1985. CESVI works in 23 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe, supporting the most vulnerable populations in the promotion of human rights, in the achievement of their aspirations, for sustainable development and in response to the most severe emergencies.

CESVI is registered in Ethiopia since 2018 and has been working in refugee camps in Tigray and with pastoralist communities in Oromia. In 2022, CESVI started operations in Amhara (COVID-19 prevention measures and income-generating activities for people with disabilities in conflict-affected areas), Harar, and Dire Dawa (promoting socio-economic integration of people on the move and potential migrants, with a focus on people with disabilities, along the Eastern Ethiopian migration route) and Beninshangul-Gumuz (in the Bambasi refugee camp). In May 2023, CESVI will start the project “Humanitarian / Development / Peace Nexus nelle comunità agropastorali sfollate e residenti nel Borena – Oromia (HUDEPE Borena)” – AID 12470, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation.

Job Description

Overall responsibilities of the job: the overall responsibilities of the post are to facilitate the community level participatory disaster risk assessment, early warning system, anticipatory action, multipurpose cash assistance, livestock related intervention and provide technical guidance for local stakeholders on all matters related to the project.


Implementation, Monitoring, and reporting

• Facilitate project planning at community level.

• Collect information relevant to project planning process directly from the field.

• Provide inputs to planning process and insure community level issue and concerns are included in the planning.

• Facilitate and organize community level tools such as FGDs, and other PRA tools.

• Mobilize communities for various project activities such as DRM, EWS, Livestock related actions

• Disseminate information about the project implementation modality to communities on time.

• Organize community group discussion and maintain positive relationship among CESVI Fondazione ETS, community and district level stakeholders.

• Ensure the DRM, EWS, anticipatory action, MPCA and Livestock related activities are implemented in accordance with the operational plan and as per the required standard.

• Closely work with DRM expert, Cash Expert, Livestock Expert, CFM Expert, MEAL expert and other CESVI team related to the project activities.

• Regular monitoring visit to project sites; and provide technical backstopping to community and local government stakeholders.

• Organize and facilitate various project level workshops and capacity building training for community groups pertinent line offices on DRM, EWS, MPCA, and Livestock related activities.

• Develop clear beneficiary targeting criteria; ensure they are clearly communicated to target communities; receive complaint, feedbacks and act accordingly in consultation with the CFM expert and stakeholders.

• Ensure the humanitarian standards (LEGS, CHS, Sphere) are adhered at all stages of the project cycle.

• Collect information on lessons learned, best practices, and share with line experts.

• Support CESVI team in identifying beneficiaries for documenting human interest stories.

• Ensure the relevant stakeholders including line government offices and target communities are actively participating in the planning and implementation of the project activities.

• Closely follow up on the security situation and provide share information with CESVI Security focal point.

• Regularly engage with local customary institution in harmonizing traditional early warning system with conventional one.

• Take part in baseline, PDM and end line data collection as guided by the DRM expert and MEAL expert

• Prepare and submit regular monitoring report to the line manager as per the required timeline and template

Representation and coordination

• When she/he delegated by immediate supervisor, participate in, district level humanitarian coordination forums, meetings, networks, and ensure CESVI Fondazione ETS adequate representation. Brief his immediate supervisor about the contents and outcomes of these coordination forums.

• Facilitate joint monitoring and review sessions with relevant stakeholders.

• He/she has to actively represent district level taskforce meeting on regular bases

Accountability & Learning

• Ensure complaints and feedbacks from target communities and stakeholders are regularly received, and appropriate actions are taken by the project office.

• Ensure adherence to quality and accountability humanitarian standards (CHS, Sphere minimum standard, etc.),

• Make sure CESVI Fondazione ETS complaint and feedback mechanism is fully exercised, and complaints are welcomed and timely responded.

Other duties

• Perform other duties as assigned by the line manager

The collaboration will start in June/July

Essential requirements

  • At least 5 years of working experience in Ethiopia
  • Education, Degree in business and economics studies, international relations, sociology, development studies, or other related fields. Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and Teams software, etc.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.

Optional requirements

Previous experience in working with International NGOs.


CESVI has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, related persons or partners.

CESVI commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance

For further information regarding CESVI policies: https://www.cesvi.eu/who-we-are/transparency/our-policies/

How to apply

How to Apply

Persons qualified for this position are invited to submit their CVs (including 3 referees) and COVER LETTER ONLY to CESVI to the e-mail address: adminassistant.ethiopia@cesvioverseas.org. Please quote the Position in the subject line of your e-mail application. Please do not apply twice, applicants should not attach certificates at this stage. Inquiries by phone or e-mail will not be entertained.

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia. More information about CESVI can be found on cesvi.eu

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please note:

The closing date for applications is 28th June 2024 at 17:00. However, Cesvi reserves the right to close the vacancy before the above-mentioned date in case a large number of applications is received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Written and oral tests will take place in the Addis Ababa or Borena/Yabello Office.

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