Disaster Risk Management Program Coordinator Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: US Department of Agriculture
Closing date: 30 Sep 2020

In support of the US Forest Service Office of International Programs (USFS), Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc (METI) may seek one full-time program coordinator to manage and oversee a disaster risk management program in Ethiopia for two years. This skills search outlines activities and objectives for a potential full-time program coordinator position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight to and hands-on support for project implementation including engaging diverse stakeholders, coordination, empowering government of Ethiopia partners, and tracking and managing day to day activities;
  • Provide reporting and program implementation information on a regular basis to USFS/IP Washington, USAID/Ethiopia, and local partners;
  • Finalize work plans, budgets, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Supervise a team of personnel and identify short-term consultants as needed to implement technical program activities within Ethiopia;
  • Collaborate closely with development assistance partners in Ethiopia working on disaster risk management to ensure this program leverages resources and coordinates with other partners;
  • Lead program implementation and overall in-country management, ensuring the program considers political and cultural aspects of the Ethiopian context;
  • Maintain effective relationships with the leadership of relevant disaster management organizations.


· Experience managing USAID or US Government-funded projects in Ethiopia;

· Experience managing a team of staff;

· Prior experience with US and Ethiopian disaster management, humanitarian principles or programs desired;

· Excellent communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills;

· Proven ability to work well with multi-level stakeholders;

· Familiarity with donor reporting, indicators, and monitoring and evaluation;

· Professional written and spoken proficiency in English and Amharic required;

· Strong ability to work independently while maintaining productivity;

· Excellent organizational skills; product and client-oriented;

Position Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with local travel in support of project activities.

Recruitment Process

· If a qualified applicant is located, the individual would be hired through a contractor.

How to apply:

Application Instructions

Please email your resume or CV and a cover letter to natasha.marwah@usda.gov by September 30, 2020. Please include “Ethiopia Disaster Risk Management Program Coordinator” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please indicate where you saw this posting.


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