Operations Coordinator - Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
Job Title: Operations Coordinator - Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia
Division: Program Management
Status: International Full Time
Position Number: 20:051
About the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES): IFES advances democracy for a better future. We collaborate with civil society, public institutions and the private sector to build resilient democracies that deliver for everyone. As the global leader in the promotion and protection of democracy, our technical assistance and applied research develops trusted electoral bodies capable of conducting credible elections; effective and accountable governing institutions; civic and political processes in which all people can safely and equally participate; and innovative ways in which technology and data can positively serve elections and democracy. Since 1987, IFES has worked in more than 145 countries, from developing to mature democracies

IFES seeks an Operations Coordinator tol provide office administrative and operation support to the IFES-Ethiopia field office.


Job Responsibilities:
  • Provides junior level management support and backstopping to the Country Director in the IFES Ethiopia Office.
  • Assists with the management of administrative operations of the Ethiopia Office.
  • Oversees the Ethiopia Office’s generation of programmatic reports.
  • Assists the Country Director with the development of strategic documents such as work plans and ensures that the Ethiopia office is capturing the needed data for its M&E Plan.
  • Works with the Country Director to leverage existing funds to expand the project’s work on information productions, training and other special events.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international affairs, communications or related required.
  • 2 years’ experience working with international NGOs.
  • Working level proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Professional field experience, particularly in Africa, is a plus.
  • Introductory experience in proposal development required.
  • Some experience in program management and supervisory roles (e.g., interns).
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and reporting requirements required.
  • Experience with research and development initiatives.
  • The ability to remain organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to complete tasks with supervision;
  • Excellent communication skills in order to be able to work with IFES program and administrative staff to identify and resolve issues.
  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality.
  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment.
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to represent IFES at professional and governmental levels.

Language Skills: Fluency in English is required.

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