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Project Coordinator - Act East

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Fred Hollows Foundation
Closing date: 14 Dec 2020

The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international NGO founded in 1992 has been a driving force in the development and implementation of blindness prevention programs in some of the poorest and most isolated regions in the world. Currently operating in over 25 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australasia and Middle East. The Foundation is working to end avoidable blindness.

Ethiopia is one of The Foundations largest funded programs, focused on the Elimination of Trachoma. Up until now our program has focused on the complex and direct delivery of services to help those in need. With a strong foundation in place, we are now looking to enter into a new phase of our programming building on the work that we have already done.

About the Position

Reporting to the Program Manager, Act East, The Project Coordinator Act East oversees the planning, coordination and implementation of The Fred Hollows Foundation Act East Project. The Project Coordinator is responsible for providing technical oversight and coordination of Integrated Mass Drug Administration (MDA), conducting of surveys, health systems strengthening and monitoring and evaluation of the project. Specifically, responsible for effective planning, implementation, coordination, and monitoring and management of Act to End NTDs Project to contribute to the elimination of blinding trachoma and strengthen the health systems in the Oromia region. As the project coordinator, you will provide management oversight to a small team of Zonal Program Advisors to enable them to implement the project per the agreed plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate stakeholders and play an active role in the development of annual operational plans and quarterly action plans of the project in collaboration with Zonal and Wereda Health Offices. He/She is also responsible to lead the scheduling and sequencing of the planned activities in consultation with partners.
  • Provide programmatic and technical guidance and direction to NTD team that include zonal program advisors, technical advisors, as well as the government health sectors focal points.
  • Work closely with the M&E team to implement the use of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) systems and processes that measure and demonstrate programs’ performance & strategic impact and promote evidence-based decision-making.
  • Support capacity building of Zonal Program Advisors on the use of monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning systems/tools with the support of the M&E team and the Program Manager Act East.
  • Contribute to the development of quality assurance and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, including baseline data, aimed at improving the quality and quantity of the service delivery of the Act East Project.
  • Accountable for the development and submission of timely high quality and analytical progress reports (narrative and financial) of the project initiatives aimed at eliminating trachoma
  • Develop relationships with key partners and stakeholders to eliminate blinding trachoma from the region.
  • Network with government and NGOs involved in trachoma elimination work and related development issues.
  • Prepare annual financial budgets per zone and monitor expenditure against these, advising the Program Manager Act East on the financial trends of the project in the targeted zones.
  • Provide leadership, coordination and direction to Zonal Program Advisors for the timely development of annual work plans, project documents and reports (quarterly, annual) ensuring high quality and in conformity to organizational and donor requirements

About You! To be successful in this role, we are seeking someone with the following experience and skills.

  • Minimum of 5 years working experience preferably with reputable NGOs.
  • Master’s Degree in the relevant field (Public Health, Ophthalmology, Social sciences or related fields) from a recognized institution.
  • Experience of coordinating people, resources and programs particularly in coordinating MDAs for Trachoma.
  • Knowledge of program design, program management, budget development and monitoring of Trachoma MDA and surveys programs
  • Experience of working in trachoma intervention, particularly the implementation of the MDA
  • Knowledge of recent national health policy issues
  • Proven ability to deal with various national and regional and zonal stakeholders.

How to apply:

Applications should be made via our website: and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose as well as details of your current and expected salary.

Alternatively, if you would like further information please contact HR Manager Ethiopia, Daniel Jirane via email at Applications sent to this email will be automatically disqualified.

Applications close: 14th December 2020

*The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child-safe environment.

The Fred Hollows Foundation – Ethiopia (FHF-E) has been re-registered and licensed by The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Organizations Of Civil Societies in accordance with the Organizations Of Civil Societies Proclamation No.1113/2019 and certificate number 2985, on May 20/2019.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate rights to work in Ethiopia.


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