National Project Coordinator, TOFI Project


Who we are

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an International Non-governmental organization and a member of SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. The organization started its humanitarian work with the opening of its first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of Ethiopia in 1974. The organization has been providing life-saving provisions such as food, water and health services for a very significant number of children devastated by severe drought and the subsequent famine.

Today, we have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront Ethiopian children who have lost parental care and are at risk of losing their parental care. Working in close collaboration with international donors, local government and community based organizations across seven program locations; SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia aspires that every child grows up with love, respect and security.

Why we need you?

Together For Inclusion (TOFI) Project focuses on Human Rights Advocacy (HRA), Inclusive Education (IE) and Economic Empowerment (EE) at local, regional and national level, and will improve the accessibility, participation and influence of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia and the Project will run for two years.

We are looking for a National Project Coordinator for Together For Inclusion (TOFI) Project who will be responsible for leading the planning (including budgeting), implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project activities, in accordance with the organisation’s policies, strategies, and available resources.

What we provide…

An amazing work environment that promotes personal growth through providing professional space to grow and advance your career

Your role….

As a National Project Coordinator for TOFI Project, you will be in charge of the following:

Lead the planning of the Project

  • Coordinating the baseline assessment and analysis of the situation of children at risk of losing parental care within the targeted community(s) and make a final recommendation regarding the choice of community(s) to the FS programme manager.
  • Carrying out a stakeholder analysis, to identify key stakeholders within the selected community(s) who are interested in or affected by the planned programme.
  • Formulating an initial action plan based on the findings from the baseline assessment, followed by annual plans with concrete programme activities based on the analysis findings.
  • Identifying local funding sources, applying for grants and other forms of local income, such as donations in kind, and government subsidies.
  • Leading the development of the programme design, based on the findings of the baseline assessment and analysis, and in line with the organization’s policies, strategies and available resources.
  • Ensuring that the annual planning process is carried out and plans are updated, according to the policies and strategies of the organization.
  • Supporting capacity building of programme implementation partners to ensure the long-term sustainability of service delivery and ongoing development of the programme in future.

Coordinate the implementation of programme activities

  • Coordinating the implementation of programme activities, according to the objectives, actions and time frames outlined in the annual plan.  In doing so, ensuring that the programme operates in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Guiding and supporting the development of sustainable community responses to the situation of children at risk of losing parental care.
  • Ensuring that those children who are most at risk of losing parental care participate in the programme.
  • Guiding and supporting the building of self-reliance in families

Financial management and administration of the project

  • Ensuring that the organization’s financial resources are used modestly and efficiently.
  • Implementing financial and administrative procedures, in line with the organisation’s policies/guidelines and in consultation with financial support staff.
  • Ensuring all programme expenditure/resource usage is in line with the annual plan and budget.

Project team capacity building and management

  • Participating on the screening of applications, interviews, and reference checks in consultation with HR/Op manager and direct supervisor to hire project team.
  • Planning orientation programmes for new co-workers to ensure they have a good understanding of the organization and their role within it at project level under the guidance of Location HR/OP manager.
  • Ensuring effective performance management systems are implemented for all project co-workers, including job descriptions, regular review sessions and annual performance appraisals, in line with organization performance Management guideline.
  • Ensuring that individual staff training and development needs are identified and that these are addressed through staff development measures, according to priorities and available resources.

Establish mechanisms for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the project

  • Ensuring that monitoring and evaluation systems are in place and functioning well, in line with the organization’s requirements at project.
  • Providing direct supervisor with regular up-dates on programme activities and results, including regular written reports, according to organizational requirements.
  • Securing regular financial management reports, including budget vs. expenditure reports, as required for the effective management of project resources.

Contributing to the work of the broader organization

  • Participate in local, national, regional and continental processes, meetings and structures within the organization as required and agreed with the direct supervisor
  • Prepare programme information as required for public relations and fund development purposes.
  • Keep track of child rights issues in general, as well as current social development issues and trends relevant to the organization’s mission.

Job Requirements

Up for the challenge…

Then check out our criteria’s:

The must haves:

  • He/she must have Bachelor’s Degree in inclusive education, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology
  • Experience: 6 years related experience out of which 2 years in supervisory position
  • Experience in disability project or disability rights promotions is desirable
  • Awareness and understanding of relevant social development issues and policies, such as CRPD, SDG, and inclusive education and economic empowerment.
  • Excellent command of the English language including both written and verbal
  • Excellent communication & networking skills
  • Strategic thinking and Planning and coordination skill
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Project Monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent Collaboration and leadership skills
  • Planning and Coordination Skills
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, Power Point)

The Pluses:

  • Previous experience working with international NGO’s

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