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The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA), part of which has been on-lent to the Borno State Government (BSGovt.) for the implementation of the Third National Fadama Development Project in the State.

State Fadama Coordination Office (SFCO) is hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for fill the vacancies of Community Facilitator. This is a contract position: One Year, renewable, (up to the end of the project) and based on performance.

Reporting and LocationThe Community Facilitator will report to the Community Development Officer at the capital, but will be based at the participating Local Government Headquarters

Overall Function of the Community FacilitatorFacilitators will be responsible for providing support to Fadama User Groups (FUGs) and their apex organizations - Fadama Community Associations, FCAs - in Project approach and procedures, social mobilization, needs assessments, and local development planning, so that each FC Ahas prepared a Local Development Plan (LDP) with associated sub-projects which may be financed by the Project to address the priority needs of fadama resource users. At least a woman and a man will be paired together for each LGA of the State to ensure that the voices of women and men are heard and expressed equally.

Specific Duties of the Community FacilitatorIntroduce the Project to existing and potential FtJGs — explaining to them the rules, procedures, and basic approach of community-driven development;
Help organize economic interest groups into legally registered FUGs, Facilitate the registration and creation of FCAs;
Work with FCAs and their constituent FUGs to lead them through the local development and sub-Project process, Including needs assessments, sub-Project appraisal, and drafting of the LOPs, and
Ensure full participation of FUG members and adherence to Project rules.

Qualifications RequiredAt least a Bachelors level or Higher National Diploma in Agriculture, Rural Sociology, Anthropology. Rural Development or other relevant degree;
Minimum of three years in local development, including direct field experience in social mobilization and working with civil society;
fluency in local language required;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and
Good writing skills required; computer literacy an advantage.

The last date for submission of application is 20th November, 2012

How to apply?
Interested and qualified candidates should submit 10 copies of applications accompanied by the candidate's curriculum vitae, photocopies of relevant credentials and three professional referees report to:

The Permanent Secretary/PM,
Borno State Agricultural Development Programme,
2 Shehu Laminu Way,
P.M.B. 1452, Maiduguri

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

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