Internal/External Vacancy Announcement Project Coordinator

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Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Job Description

Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD)

Internal/External Vacancy Announcement

Project Coordinator

The Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) is an Ethiopian civil society development organization that works with other organizations to promote, facilitate and build organizational capacity to make mainstream government and non-governmental service delivery and development programs accessible to, and inclusive of persons with disabilities

ECDD in partnership with Amref Health Africa implements Kefeta in all result areas (18 cities). Kefeta envisions Ethiopian youths who are game changers: empowered to advance their own economic, civic, and social development; resilient in the face of shocks; actively promoting development within their communities and contributing to the country’s peace and prosperity. Kefeta will strengthen the youth ecosystem in Ethiopia with integrated, multi-sectoral, youth-centered programming aligned with the Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach.

Currently, ECDD is looking for competent & qualified candidate for Project Coordinator position.

Description of Tasks

The Project Coordinator is based at ECDD Head Office, Addis Ababa, and reports to the Inclusive Livelihoods Program Team Lead and work under the overall supervision of the Program Director and Executive Director. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination, implementation, monitoring, Evaluation and reporting of activities and results of the project.

Specifically, the Project Coordinator will:


1.    Organize consultative workshops nationally and at the clusters on increased participation of youth with disabilities in governance and civic affairs 

2.    Facilitate leadership and disability rights advocacy, and soft skills trainings

3.    Build the capacities of the implementing partners on disability mainstreaming skills

4.     Facilitate accessibility audit at selected TVETs and universities career centers for disability inclusion and accessibility and sensitize centers’ staffs to include youth with disabilities

5.    Facilitate capacity building trainings to key staff/trainers  from selected TVET's and cascade down  the newly developed TVET disability mainstreaming guideline  

6.    Identify and mobilize youth with disabilities to enroll to Kefeta's youth economic empowerment activities

7.     Engage in strengthening of  the Ethiopian Business and Disability Network, and facilitate participation of youth with disabilities in different Job fairs

8.    Organize annual inclusive employer’s award event to award a company who hired more youth with disability.

9.    Support establishment of youth enterprises and IGA groups composed of youth with disabilities and link to youth empowerment fund.

10. Participate in creation of voluntary service package for youth with disabilities as component of the Kefeta volunteerism Program               


  1. Provide overall credible leadership ensuring that Kefeta’s strategies, guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and manuals are properly implemented in the clusters;
  2. Contribute to technical excellence at Kefeta consortium through active membership and  participation in the technical working lab ;
  3. Provide targeted technical assistance to project implementation to foster continuous improvement in quality in both programmatic and operational performance;
  4. Ensure that projects are aligned with and contribute to national and local strategies, policies, operational guidelines, and protocols as applicable;
  5. Assure quality to all operational plans for projects to ensure they are realistic;
  6. Review operational budgets in conjunction with project teams, Finance team to ensure value for money;

17.  Facilitate planning and performance review sessions in alignment with Kefeta’s planning cycle;

  1. Ensure timely submission of quality project plan and reports;
  2. Be primary contact person for Kefeta project and work closely with Directors based at the central coordination office;
  3. Effectively manage dissemination of information from the central coordination to clusters and cities staff;
  4. Ensure observance of the ECDD Child and Adults-at-Risk Policy by project staff and partners, in consultation with the ECDD Safeguarding Focal Person.

22.  Report , Monitor and evaluate progress on achievement of project results

  1. Undertake such other tasks as may be assigned by the ECDD Program Team Lead or Program Director. 

Job Requirements

Required qualifications:

1. Education – minimum Masters in Social Work, Sociology, Business Administration or a related field

2. Professional experience – minimum 6 years of responsibility for the implementation of donor-funded projects related to vocational skills training and work

3. Good understanding of national TVET policies and strategies, and extensive knowledge of other organizations active in livelihoods-related work in Ethiopia

4. Good knowledge of the practice and profession of special needs education

5. Previous professional work in vocational skills training desirable

6. Previous business experience is  desirable

7. Previous professional experience working with persons with disabilities desirable

8. Excellent interpersonal relationships and team work

9. Excellent communication skills

10. Able and willing to travel frequently to the project intervention areas

11. Competence in the use of computer applications

12. Fluency in English and Amharic or Ethiopian Sign Language, knowledge of other 

      Ethiopian languages also advantageous.

Qualified individuals with disabilities, especially women, are encouraged to apply.  ECDD gives priority in employment to qualified candidates with disabilities.  ECDD will meet any and all required disability adjustment costs to enable individuals with disabilities to meet the requirements of the position.



How to Apply

Fill the ECDD Job Application Form by clicking on the link .

 Submit with your application  letter  and  CV   only, combined it together then convert it into  PDF format  (testimonials/supporting documents are not required at this stage) the file not more than  one MB (1MB) 

      ***  The filename uses your full name 

    ***  write the vacant position in the Subject area.

via   or by e-mail to  [email protected]   or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope to the ECDD Office – Meskel Flower Road behind Dreamliner Hotel, Tele: +251-114-165859 or through p. o. box 1530 code 1250, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 Note:  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Relevant documents will be requested after screening.

Deadline:   Ten (10) Working Days following the posting of this announcement