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Regional DRA Project Coordinator Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: SOS Children's Villages International
Closing date: 3 Sep 2021


(Job Ref: SOS/08/18)

Position title: Regional DRA Project Coordinator **

Working location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia/Nairobi, Kenya **

Supervisor: Regional ERP Advisor **

Region: East and Southern Africa (ESAF)

Context of the Organization

SOS Children’s Villages International (SOS CVI) is non-governmental and non-denominational organization working with communities, partners and states to ensure that the rights of all children are fulfilled in every society. SOS CVI is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of losing the care. We respect all religions and cultures and work with trusted partners in places where we can contribute to social development. Everything we do is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and donors, institutional and corporate partners, and loyal friends worldwide.

Envisioning that every child belongs to a family and grows up with love, respect and security, we exist to build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures, and we share in the development of their communities. Everything we do is guided by the firm belief that no child should grow up alone and that we need to improve care for children who are at risk, enabling them to overcome precarious conditions and to succeed in life. To achieve our mission, our strategy for the upcoming decade focuses on ensuring the best care of children, innovation, and effective collaboration with more partners. Our core values guiding who we are and what we do include courage to take action, commitment to keep our promises, trust to believe in each other, and accountability to be reliable Partners.

The purpose of the Position

The main role of the Coordinator for the SOS CV NL Humanitarian Portfolio - IOR ESAF will be to support countries such as Ethiopia, Sudan and Somaliland to set up and support the implementation of humanitarian aid projects funded through SOS CV NL.

The purpose of the, regional DRA project coordinator is to provides quality technical support and advice for the plan, implementation and monitoring of DRA financed humanitarian response projects in the ESAF region. The Project Coordinator will act as a liaison between the country-level ERP project coordinators, the ESAF Regional Office, and SOS Children’s Villages in the Netherlands. He/she will engage in capacity building of country offices/project staff including on key standards (CHS, Sphere etc). They will support with timely project setup, implementation, reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and facilitate cross-country learning and capacity.

Main Clients

· Deputy Director of program development

· Regional ERP Advisor

· DRA consortium partners

· SOSNL Humanitarian aid portfolio coordinators

· ND and staffs

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

· Provide SOS CV NL with a direct point of contact for the projects in the region, acting as liaison between country level and programme manager(s) in the Netherlands.

· Provide guidance to the national colleagues on every aspect of programme implementation (assessment, implementation, monitoring & evaluation) and ensure compliance with established protocols and requirements.

· Collaborate with Regional Emergency Response (ER) network on an on-going basis and provide information instantly on the projects in the SOS CV NL humanitarian portfolio.

· Coordinate training (in and out-house) and capacity building measures to National ER teams in collaboration with regional Human Resources & Organizational Development team, ER network, partners, external trainers.

· Liaise with National ER team members in order to provide support for operational issues upon request, and provide timely solutions.

· Provide timely updates and report to the Regional Emergency Response Advisor to facilitate any rapid response and decision-making required within the three countries.

· Coordinate internal information management on project operations in close cooperation with other stakeholders in the region and SOS CV Netherlands.

· Feed information and collate lessons learnt and best practices in security in order to set support cross-country learning and support to NL-based programme managers

· Liaise with regional and NL-level finance teams to ensure efficient fund transfer and financial administrative procedures (budget, cash flow plan, request for transfers, accounting, financial reporting)

· Liaise with national Human Resources teams to assure timely recruitment procedures across all DRA-financed projects.

· Engage in regional partnerships and networks and lay the ground for local partnerships and initiatives related to the DRA (innovation, localization, accountability, etc.)

· Facilitate recruitment of key internal and external consultants for the three DRA projects

· Provide support to any additional humanitarian projects secured by SOS Netherlands during the contract duration (DRA Acute crisis, ECHO, etc.).

Child Safeguarding

· Responsible within own area of work to raise awareness of the SOS Child Protection Policy principles and to prevent and protect children from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and discrimination.

· Responsible to report any CS suspicion, concern, allegation or incident immediately following Child Safeguarding reporting procedures. CS reports should be made to the IOR CS focal person and/or to the respective line

Knowledge, Experience, competencies and skills

· Master or Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, Disaster risk management Humanities or related field

· Five years of experience in the related filed is essential; five years of experience in same position desirable.

· Willingness and ability to travel to projects locations (40%) is mandatory.

· Excellent oral and written English.

We offer

· A diverse range of interesting tasks in a leading INGO multicultural working environment

· As a responsible employer we provide a range of training schemes and encourage educational enhancement

· A salary that will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

“SOS Children’s Villages International holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasise to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”.

How to apply:

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees as Single Document.

Applications that are late, or do not have CV or certificates attached, will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the name and reference number of the position in the subject line of the email.

Email to: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to; All applications should be submitted not later than September 3rd, 2021.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


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