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Development Programme Coordinator Job in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia LonAdd Consultancy Plc

LonAdd HR Consultancy Plc ( is a Recruitment & Outsourcing Company based in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, with branch offices in Dukem and Hawassa.  We are working on behalf of

KFW Development Bank to identify and recruit a proficient & knowledgeable candidate as per our Client’s specific requirements outlined below:


About the Organization

KfW is one of the world’s leading promotional banks. KfW Development Bank has been helping the German Federal Government to achieve its goals in development policy and international development cooperation for more than 50 years. On its behalf, we finance and support programmes and projects that mainly involve public sector players. Our goal is to help our partner countries fight poverty, maintain peace, protect both the environment and the climate and shape globalisation in an appropriate way. In 2017 we committed 8.2 billion EUR worldwide to new projects and programmes.


In Ethiopia, KfW supports the Government in the implementation of growth and reform programmes in the sectors of Education, Natural Resources, and Agriculture and Food Security. The German support for Drought Resilience, Refugees and Host Communities increased significantly in the last years. Our Financial Cooperation with the African Union focuses on Education and Employment, Regional Economic Integration, and Agriculture. For further support of our commitment, KfW Addis Ababa Office is currently seeking:

Development Programme Coordinator

Key Responsibilities (under the guidance of the Office Director and KfW headquarter):

  • Proactively work with the Project Manager / Sector Team at KfW HQ Frankfurt on preparing and implementing Financial Cooperation projects with Ethiopia and the African Union. Foreseen sector focus: biodiversity, forestry and refugees/UN cooperation;
  • Maintain close working relationship with Ethiopian/AU/UN partner institutions, Development Partners and consulting companies. Organise, participate in and support meetings and field missions;
  • Contribute to and review documents/reports (e.g. concept notes, progress and feasibility reports, tender documents, audit reports etc.);
  • Monitor sector developments, identify scope for future cooperation, develop new programmes;
  • Take on additional tasks in the interest of KfW in Ethiopia.

The candidate required will meet the following profile:

  • A University degree / Masters Degree in economics, agricultural economics, or other relevant subject;
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional working experience with international development organisations in project preparation and supervision (familiarity with development banks particularly welcome);
  • Experience in biodiversity, forestry or humanitarian/refugee affairs would be an additional asset;
  • Knowledge of Ethiopia’s institutions and administrative structures;
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills in English. Amharic is required and German language capacity is an competitive advantage;
  • Open, pro-active and highly motivated personality; excellent team player enjoying interaction with people from very different backgrounds, with ability to work independently.

How to apply:  Interested applicants with the appropriate qualifications and experience should submit their most recent and detailed CV with a cover letter only, via email to, by putting Application for Development Programme Coordinator in the subject box.

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted 

Application deadline: May 10th, 2018

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