Project Operation Coordinator Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia YES | Your Employment Solutions

Our client is looking for a project operation coordinator for an initiative that focuses on effectively supporting development processes in Africa through stronger coordination and cooperation. 

The project aims to support over 70,000 young men and women aged 15-29 in Amhara and Oromia regions, who are currently facing uncertain futures, to enhance their life prospects through improvements in education, income and health, and by creating a more youth friendly and youth inclusive environment. 

Job Purpose

The Operations Coordinator is responsible for the leadership of field staff and for the effective planning and implementation of all field activities in accordance with contractual obligations, organizational and national policies, and organizational Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). 

Duty Station: The duty station will be the foundation office in Addis Ababa, however frequent travels to the project locations in Oromia and Amhara region is expected.

Project Operation Coordinator key responsibilities will be:

  • Activity Planning, implementation, and budget management
    • Contribute to the development and approval of work plans and assist in the design and effective and efficient implementation of the extension system.
    •  Contribute to the development and approval of work plans.
  • Field Staff Management 
    • Ensure efficient collaboration between field staff and ensure field staff have a thorough understanding of the project purpose and objectives.
    • Monitor and evaluate field staff performance and assess areas of capacity building needs.
  • Supervision and compliance
    • Closely monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of project activities and assist in the design and implementation of the Internal Control System.
    • Ensure compliance with organizational, regional and national standards and guidelines
  • Stakeholder relations
    • Liaise with Government authorities at federal, regional and woreda level on project purpose, approach and activities.
    •  Participate in steering committee meetings and other meetings as requested by management.
    • Assist in the dissemination of information generated by the project to stakeholders. 
  • Reporting
    • Report to the Project Manager in a timely and efficient manner on a monthly basis and additionally as required by him.
    •  Produce progress reports on a quarterly basis and submit them to project management.
    • Report back to field staff any feedback on the progress reports and any relevant organizational information.
  • Perform any other duties that may from time to time be assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualifications:

Bachelors (Preferably Masters) degree in Environment, Natural Resource Management, Rural Development, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Forestry, Project Management or relevant discipline 

Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a similar position out of that more than 3 years of experience in NGO settings.
  • Good understanding of rural development initiatives.
  • Experience in managing projects, preparing annual work plans, managing budgets, monitoring implementation and staff performance.
  • Know-how in agricultural value chains, agricultural extension and in farmer outreach.
  • Understanding of youth and gender inclusiveness
  • Experience in dealing with national, regional and local authorities, and stakeholders in general.
  • Experience in working within a consortium with multiple partners.
  • Experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff.

 

Interested applicants can apply by sending their CVs to apply@yes.et with subject title

Operation Coordinator before June 29th, 2021.

NB: APPLICATIONS SENT VIA APPLY@YES.ET WILL ONLY BE ELIGIBLE.

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