Community Mobilization Head – Floresta Ethiopia

Category:   Social Sciences and Community
Location:  Andabet woreda, Amhara
Career Level:  Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Salary:  Birr28,000.00

Job Description

External Vacancy Announcement

Floresta Ethiopia is non- governmental organization based in San Diego CA, USA, whose mission is to reverse poverty and deforestation by transforming the lives of rural poor.

NOW Floresta Ethiopia is implementing different developmental societal activities to improved economic empowerment and environmental restoration in Andabet woreda, amhara region, Ethiopia. On top of its expansion for a certain planning years, the program, Floresta Ethiopia would like to invite competent candidates who fulfill the requirement of the indicated different vacant positions listed below.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Closely coordinate partner/ project activities to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in program delivery.
  • Mobilize community members to ensure community participation and involvement in project activities
  • Ensure community participation includes the most vulnerable and marginalized groups (especially women, girls and people living with disabilities)
  • Identify and build relationships with relevant partners as a resource to support program implementation
  • Supervise and facilitate any community-based trainings and activities by delivery partners
  • Ensure community awareness about program priorities, strategies and approaches including program close out and handover dates
  • Provide program support to develop work plans and activity timelines Floresta Ethiopia, Recruitment Advertising
  • Serve as a focal person for effective communication between community groups/leaders/volunteers and program partners
  • Support the communities to strengthen/ build relationships with local partners, local authorities, and local leadership to ensure project sustainability and local needs and priorities are being met.
  • Lead on the review, development and implementation of a creative, comprehensive and measurable institution-wide stewardship program.
  • Develop policies, procedures and any relevant documentation to ensure a cohesive approach to stewardship activity.
  • Create and implement a system for evaluating the effectiveness of stewardship efforts.
  •  Establish and coordinate the development of a new tiered loyalty and recognition programs to acknowledge donors at the appropriate level and retain long-term relationships.
  • Creating partnerships with all government institutions, Churches, health posts, NGOs and others.
  • Mobilize communities to support program objectives in general and protect church forests in particular.
  • Liaising with the Technical team to support and encourage communities to resolve technical issues within agreed timescales – Ensure the community is linked with and utilizing local technical assistance.
  • Regular and consistent monitoring of project activities
  • Providing monthly reports of project progress to program Manager
  • Under take regular community supervision and maintain effective community communication.
  • Using participatory methodology and local experts, adapt curricula and training materials related to institutions, community and change, creation care and theology of work as appropriate to the local context.
  • Train and support church leaders in active engagement with reconciliation, renewal and restoration.
  • Arrange exchange visits to motivate and educate essential concepts.
  • Build networks of and connections between churches in the watershed to support whole sub watershed transformation
  • Identify (with local experts and Environment Restoration Officer) bio-corridors (connected conservation areas) that protect vulnerable areas from erosion and reduce threat of habitat fragmentation
  • Mobilize participants, churches and authorities to designate and manage corridors Develop monitoring protocols for checking progress and sustainability of effort
  • Ensure close coordination and appropriate consultation with other program sectors to achieve integration and synergy
  • Help other staff and participants to understand the inherent (non-utilitarian) value of all creation
  • Support and facilitate the completion of regular /monthly, quarterly and annual report

Reports to: Program Director

Duty Station: Andabet woreda Program

Required: 1 (one)

Sex: Male/Female

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Treat all individuals with respect; respond sensitively to differences and encourage others to do the same
  •  High level of discipline and time management
  •  Pro-active in seeking help from Program Manager to address any challenges
  •  Ability to multitask and ensure that key deliverables are not compromised
  • Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness
  • Role model for diversity and inclusion
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit.
  • Collaborates and supports the development of others.
  • Bridge building skills in bringing together diverse stakeholder
  • Help other staff and participants to understand the inherent (non-utilitarian) value of all creation
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Good knowledge and understanding of foreign exchange;
  • High computer literacy essential, especially for Excel;
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Flexible and adaptable with an ability to adapt appropriately within various situations.
  • Co-operative and supportive team player
  • Strong personal commitment to Floresta Ethiopia vision, mission and goals and to put in to practice.
  • Self-motivation and pro-active attitude
  • Commitment to the program’s objectives and values
  • Excellent work ethic


  • BA/MA in Psychology, Social Works, Sociology and Agricultural Extensions 6/4 years and above relevant experience.
  • Experience with NGO in Ethiopia is more valuable.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to apply via e-mail.
Candidates send their non-returnable application letter, CV’s, experience and copies of other essential documents with-in the above mentioned registration days to Floresta Ethiopia at E-mail. put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the E-mail.
NB: All candidates must send their documents via e-mail in pdf and zip format only. Otherwise the organization will not consider the application as well.