Community Development And Food Security Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Asebe Teferi


Location Chiro, Ethiopia

Start Date Sep-Nov 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to all nationalities outside Ethiopia

The Volunteer’s Role

The overall purpose of this placement is to strengthen the community level livelihood, food security and nutrition service provision in West Hararghe Zone (WHZ) through capacity building and system strengthening in West Hararghe Government Sectors and community based organisations who are working with the Zonal Nutrition Coordination committee by assigning international volunteer in OBU, which is a public university responsible for promoting problem-solving action researches and delivering coordinate community outreach activities in WHZ Administrative areas.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Assist the assessment of the main household livelihoods particularly the food security mechanisms

- Support the capacity building activities for livelihood and food security programing for Zonal, District and Kebele level development workers

- Assist the design and implementation of household level variety food production interventions

- Support OBU in designing relevant community development interventions with emphasis of food security and livelihood diversification

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- MSs. / MA degree in the following fields of study:

- Development Studies / Community Development,

- Rural Development / Agricultural Economics / Community Nutrition or social scineces or related areas

Essential Professional Background:

- Minimum of two years work experience in designing community development interventions;

- Demonstrated work experience in capacity development of agriculture and food security and

experience in household livelihood and food security assessments are assets

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months



  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available


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