Regional Assistant Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Link Community Development
Closing date: 8 Nov 2021

About Link Education International (Former Link Community Development)

Link Education International (LEI), a family of not-for-profit organizations working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished areas of Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, and Uganda. Since our foundation in 1995, we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over 2,000,000 children through unique and effective school improvement models. We guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy, and inclusion for the most marginalized children. Through a partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local systems, we influence changes to policy, practice, and accountability on a national scale, and our interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts. LEI, based in Edinburgh – Scotland, supports all project, M&E, fundraising, finance, and governance activities in our four sub-Saharan partner countries.

Job Purpose

The Technical Assistance to Reinforce GEQIP-E (TARGET) is a project supporting the Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE) of Ethiopia and Regional Education Bureaus (REBs) to strengthen the delivery of the General Education Quality Improvement Programme for Equity (GEQIP-E). Educational Development Trust (EDT), Ethiopian Centre for Disability and Development (ECDD), and link Education Ethiopia (LEE) is implementing the TARGET Project on a consortium basis, with LEE focusing specifically on Task 3, which is designed to directly enhance instructional leadership for improving whole school activity, and associated school performance, primarily through this strengthened in-service Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program. The focus of the CPD is primarily on strengthening the capacity of school leaders to improve teacher performance, community engagement, inclusion, and school-to-work transition in the most disadvantaged schools of the four emerging regions of Gambella, Beni Shangul-Gumuz, Afar, and Somali.

Under the guidance of the Regional Specialist, the Regional Assistant will work in collaboration with the whole staff of the TARGET consortium, and in partnership with Gambella Regional Education Bureau in the implementation of the CPD for school leaders in 214 lowest-performing schools of Gambella Region, of which 59 are pilot and 155 are part of the upcoming scale-up plan.


- Work closely with the Regional Specialist to ensure the implementation of TARGET in the Gambella Region

  • Develop close and supportive working relationships with Regional and Woreda staff and local Civil Society Organization (CSOs)

  • Aid the research, monitoring, and support to local CSOs who will deliver efficient and effective support to marginalized learners

  • Assist in the coordination of all TARGET’s stakeholders to ensure that all work plan activities are delivered on time and on budget and to the required quality

  • Perform finance tasks to ensure the smooth running of activities in the regions

  • Contribute to the delivery of detailed operational plan including a budget for implementation of project activities based on approved project budget and work plan

  • Support compilation of progress reports

  • When necessary, attend and represent Link at high-level engagement zone, federal, regional and national dissemination events **



  • BA Degree in Education, Development Studies, and the related field of studies.

  • At least 4 (four) years working on education-related projects in national or international NGOs

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of international best practices on education and inclusion – with a focus on girls, people with disabilities and pastoralists, and community engagement

  • Experience working with local CSOs and community groups

  • Demonstrable experience of the Ethiopian education system

  • Experience in working with government officials within Ethiopia

  • Strong project management skills and experience in coordinating the delivery of multiple activities through different partners

  • Proven experience in child protection and safeguarding activities

  • Excellent written and spoken English and Amharic

  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Link

  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action

  • Commitment to Link’s Safeguarding and gender policies.

  • Be an individual with high standards of integrity, with excellent negotiating skills, and the ability to manage external relationships.


  • Experience in pre-primary, primary, and secondary education levels


How to apply:

Please fill in Link’s Application Form which you can find on Link Education International’s website here: submit the Application Form and a Cover Letter to:****copying: with the subject line "Gambella - Regional Assistant – Job Application"

  • The closing date for applications is Wednesday, Nov 8th, 2021

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

Female candidates and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply!


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