Community Facilitator – Lokichoggio & Turkana North

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Turkana


Community Facilitator – Lokichoggio & Turkana North


Join DanChurchAid (DCA) Kenya in our mission to strengthen integrated peace, resilience, and disaster risk reduction for cross-border communities in the Karamoja Cluster. We’re seeking dedicated individuals who are passionate about community development to fill two positions as Community Facilitators. If you’re a resident of Lokichoggio or Kibish sub-counties in Turkana County, this could be your opportunity to make a meaningful impact in your community.

Job Summary:

As a Community Facilitator, you will play a crucial role in supporting DCA-led financial inclusion activities in Turkana County. Reporting to the Project Assistant: Financial Inclusion, you’ll be responsible for community mobilization, training, and facilitating the formation of Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs). Your efforts will contribute to empowering local communities and fostering economic resilience.

Key Responsibilities:

Community Mobilization and Organization

  • Lead community mobilization efforts and establish strong relationships with local leaders.
  • Conduct awareness campaigns and sensitization activities on DCA projects.
  • Support project participants in accessing and utilizing digital learning platforms.

Technical Support and Training

  • Mentor and coach project participants in developing business plans and assignments.
  • Identify capacity gaps and provide relevant training to project participants.
  • Facilitate entrepreneurship and basic business skill training sessions.
  • Assist in market assessment and identification of focus value chains.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Conduct regular follow-up visits to VSLAs and entrepreneurship participants.
  • Track progress of savings groups and businesses to ensure targets are met.
  • Collect data from savings groups and businesses on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare and submit monthly progress reports in a timely manner.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Certificate/diploma in business, entrepreneurship, social work, or related field.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in conducting financial inclusion or entrepreneurship training.
  • Proficiency in using adult learning methodologies.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent command of Ng’aturkana, English, and Swahili languages.
  • Strong facilitation and teamwork skills.
  • Willingness to travel within Turkana County for project activities.

About DanChurchAid (DCA):

DanChurchAid (DCA) is committed to enhancing peace, livelihoods, and resilience in Kenya. We work directly with communities and local partners in various counties, including Turkana, West Pokot, and Baringo. For more information, visit

How to Apply:

Apply online through our recruitment portal: Apply Now

Deadline for applications: 8th April 2024.

Please note that this position is reserved for applicants from Turkana County. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. DanChurchAid is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. We conduct thorough background checks as part of our recruitment process and adhere to strict policies on prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment.




Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant for Community Facilitator Position:

  1. Demonstrate Passion: Showcase your genuine interest in community development and empowerment during the application process. Provide examples of previous experiences where you’ve made a positive impact in similar roles.
  2. Highlight Relevant Skills: Tailor your application to highlight your skills in community mobilization, training facilitation, and project management. Use specific examples to demonstrate your abilities in these areas.
  3. Showcase Cultural Sensitivity: Turkana County has a unique cultural context. Demonstrate your understanding and appreciation of local customs and traditions in your application materials.
  4. Emphasize Language Proficiency: Fluency in Ng’aturkana, English, and Swahili is essential for effective communication with community members. Make sure to highlight your language skills and provide examples of situations where you’ve utilized them effectively.
  5. Illustrate Teamwork Skills: Collaboration is key in community development projects. Describe instances where you’ve successfully worked in teams to achieve common goals and overcome challenges.
  6. Demonstrate Adaptability: Working in field-based roles requires flexibility and adaptability. Share experiences where you’ve demonstrated these qualities, especially in dynamic or challenging environments.
  7. Showcase Technical Proficiency: Proficiency in digital platforms and tools can enhance your effectiveness in this role. Highlight any relevant experience with technology or willingness to learn new tools.
  8. Provide Evidence of Impact: Quantify the impact of your previous work where possible. Whether it’s increased participation in community initiatives or improved economic outcomes, provide tangible evidence of your contributions.
  9. Demonstrate Commitment: Express your commitment to the mission and values of DanChurchAid. Explain why you’re specifically interested in joining our organization and contributing to our projects in Turkana County.
  10. Follow Application Instructions: Pay close attention to the application instructions provided and ensure that your submission is complete and accurate. Double-check for any required documents or information before submitting.


[Your Name]

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[Hiring Manager’s Name]

DanChurchAid Kenya

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I am writing to express my interest in the Community Facilitator position with DanChurchAid Kenya, as advertised. With a certificate in community development and over two years of experience working with local organizations to promote financial inclusion and entrepreneurship, I am confident in my ability to make a meaningful contribution to your team.

During my previous role at [Previous Organization], I led community mobilization efforts and facilitated training sessions on financial literacy and business skills. I have a proven track record of building strong relationships with community leaders and empowering marginalized groups to improve their economic livelihoods. My proficiency in Ng’aturkana, English, and Swahili languages has enabled me to effectively communicate with diverse audiences and bridge cultural gaps.

I am particularly drawn to the opportunity to work with DanChurchAid in Turkana County, where I can leverage my skills and experience to support integrated peace and resilience-building initiatives. I am impressed by DCA’s commitment to empowering local communities and enhancing livelihoods, and I am eager to contribute to these efforts.

Attached is my resume, which provides further details about my background and accomplishments. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my skills align with the needs of your organization in more detail. Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the possibility of contributing to the impactful work of DanChurchAid Kenya.


[Your Name]

Best wishes in your application process! Remember, DanChurchAid is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all backgrounds, and we do not charge any application or recruitment fee, whether refundable or not.


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