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Project Coordinator – Gode, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia

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Job Description

Category:Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community
Location: Gode, Somali 
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

Who we are….

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an International Non-governmental organization and a member of SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. The organization started its humanitarian work with the opening of its first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of Ethiopia in 1974. The organization has been providing life-saving provisions such as food, water and health services for a very significant number of children devastated by severe drought and the subsequent famine.

Today, we have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront Ethiopian children who have lost parental care and are at risk of losing their parental care. Working in close collaboration with international donors, local government and community based organizations across seven program locations; SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia aspires that every child grows up with love, respect and security.

Why we need you?

We are looking for a Project coordinator who can coordinate the implementation of project activities, according to the objectives, actions and periods outlined in the plan.  

 What we provide…

An amazing work environment that promotes personal growth through providing professional space to grow and advance your career!

Your role….

As a Project Coordinator you will be in charge of the following:

  • Support community-based partners to develop a clear plan for capacity development and provide relevant support towards realization of that plan.
  • Build strong partnerships with other stakeholders, for the provision of support services to the target group, with a view to ‘anchoring’ support services with the most appropriate service provider. 
  • Guide implementation of family development planning (FDP) process, with a view to ‘anchoring’ this process with community-based partners.
  • Ensure that the organization keeps its commitments, in terms of support services committed to in the FDPs.
  • Monitor the implementation of the FDPs, particularly in terms of the achievement of agreed outcomes, and provide ongoing support towards its effective implementation.
  • Ensuring that the organization’s financial resources are used modestly and efficiently.
  • Implementing financial and administrative procedures, in line with the organization’s policies/guidelines and in consultation with financial support staff. 
  • Ensuring all project expenditure/resource usage is in line with the annual plan and budget. 
  • Ensuring that monitoring and evaluation systems are in place and functioning well, in line with the organization’s requirements. 
  • Providing direct supervisor with regular up-dates on project activities and results.
  • Securing regular financial management reports, including budget vs. expenditure reports, as required for the effective management of project resources.   
  • Ensuring effective performance management systems are implemented for all project co-workers, including job descriptions, regular review sessions, annual performance appraisals, in line with the required practices of the national association. 
  • Ensuring that individual staff training and development needs are identified and that these are addressed through staff development measures, according to priorities and available resources.  
  • Participating in local, national, regional and continental processes, meetings and structures within the organization as required and agreed with the direct supervisor. 
  • Documenting and share good practices and lessons learned with colleagues to support organizational learning.  

Job Requirements

Up for the challenge…

Then check out our criteria’s:

The must haves:

  • BA Degree in Disaster risk Management or Development Studies, Social Sciences, agricultural economics, natural resource management or equivalent working experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in leading and coordinating  humanitarian aid and/or development work in multi-cluster INGOs
  • Excellent command of the English language and good communication skills, including both written and verbal. Preferably fluent in the language(s) spoken in the programme’s target communities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Project Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Knowledge of Project Cycle management 
  • Analytical and problem solving skill
  • Planning and coordination skill 
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skill
  • Report writing skill 
  • Basic computer skills (Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Team building
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with good written and spoken English and Somali. 
  • Motorbike driving skill and license

The Pluses:

  • Prior NGO experience is advantageous  

How to Apply

Excited to take on an new Adventure…….

Then send us your application through


Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

“Our selection process is a reflection of our engagement and dedication  to acquire  talents that promote a safe and enabling environment for children and young people.”

Deadline: Jul 29, 2021



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