Resident Programme Manager (RPM) We Are Able! Ethiopia programme Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: The International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities
Closing date: 8 Aug 2021

For our We are Able! programme, we are looking for a full-time programme coordinator.

We are able! focuses on empowerment, amplifying voices and creating resilience among people (including men, women and youth) with disabilities (also referred to as PWDs) and other excluded groups, particularly those faced with food insecurity in areas of protracted crises. The programme, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is being implemented by a consortium consisting of ZOA, the African Disability Forum, SeeYou Foundation (Light for the World), the Leprosy Mission Netherlands, VNG International and The Hague Academy for Local Governance.

The coordiantor will be the main contact person for VNG International in the programme and will have the following tasks:

  1. To represent VNG International and VNG International’s We Are Able! (WaA!) programme and network on behalf of the organization and the programme in Ethiopia;
  2. To coordinate the implementation of all VNG International activities of WaA! in Ethiopia, report on results and develop the programme further, as well as ensure alignment with other project partners;
  3. To act as expert for technical assistance for the beneficiaries in the field of good local governance and disability inclusion, and
  4. To act as a master trainer on inclusive governance on behalf of The Hague Academy for Local Governance in Ethiopia.

The required profile reads as follows:


  • Degree in Public Administration, Governance, Social Science, Gender/Conflict Studies, or other relevant field;


  • Demonstrable knowledge and expertise with inclusion of people with a disability;

  • Affinity of working with public authorities on local and national level (woredas, kebeles) as well as civil society organisations (CSOs);

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience developing, implementing and evaluating activities in the field of good governance; experienced in Project Cycle Management

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with the formulation, implementation and evaluation of international and donor-funded capacity development programmes for local governments;;

  • Experience with working with (organizations for) people with a disability is a great advantage;

  • Experience with working in a political sensitive environment;


  • Excellent knowledge of English and Amharic;

  • Advantage: working knowledge of Afar Oromo;

  • Excellent reporting skills;

  • Excellent training and facilitation skills such as time-management skills, skills to guide and motivate participants and active listening skills;

  • Excellent social, communication and networking skills, both oral as in writing;

  • Eye for conflict- and gender sensitivity;

  • Pro-active and representative attitude;

  • Analytical and content-oriented;

  • Correct in administration;

  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office, MS Teams).

Nothing about us without us! We actively aim for the programme to include disability experience experts. We therefore actively encourage disability experience experts to apply for this opportunity.

How to apply:

Qualified individuals can apply for the position of Resident Programme Manager Ethiopia by sending an email with CV and motivation letter to Mrs. Bo Altena, Project Manager We Are Able! Ethiopia, at, before August 8th, 2021 under reference of “We Are Able! Ethiopia RPM”.


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