Project Coordinator (PC)

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Development and Project Management, Economics, Social Sciences and Community
Shashemene/ Negele Arsi town, Oromia 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description


Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization (RCWDO) is a local Non-Governmental Organization established in 1993 G.C and registered by Authority of Civil Society Organization (ACSO) with registration number 0178. It is operating in eight zones of Oromia Regional State namely: East Bale, Arsi, Bale, West Arsi, Kellem Wollega, West Wolega, Gugi Zone and East Shoa zones implementing integrated rural community development programme in partnership with different donors & international NGOs partners targeting the poor and marginalized people.  

One of the projects that RCWDO is currently implementing in the National Regional State in collaboration with SEDA is the third Phase of the Ethiopian Social Accountability Project (ESAP3) for Lot-12. The project is financed through a multi donor trust fund (MDTF) involving several DPs. The MDTF is administered by the World Bank (WB) managed by VNG International (MA) to be implemented in eight woredas of West Arsi & East Shoa Zones of the region.  To facilitate effective implementation of the project, RCWDO would like to invite qualified, competent and interested applicants for the project that would be launched soon for the following position.

The SA project coordinator (PC) shall be stationed in the region where the project is operating. S/He is responsible for overall coordination, planning & budgeting, implementation and quality assurance of the project in the intervention woredas. S/he is accountable to the MA for the overall functioning of the project, including the activities undertaken with partners, and the financial management.

Main tasks of the PC:

  • Follow-up and implement directives and guidelines of the project management team as per the contract with the MA – ensure that new MA directives are shared with and understood by the partners and all project team members;
  • Ensure full adherence/compliance to MA new directives and guidelines during project implementation;
  • Lead the project team in activity planning and budget forecasting – so that every team member understands the project activities, the resources available and how to account for these;
  • Provide technical, organizational and coaching support to all the WSAEs (including those employed by partners) – facilitate and monitor their active collaboration with FTA/PFM, woreda administration, sector offices and council, citizens and their organizations, in particular women and vulnerable groups;
  • Support and mobilize sub-partners and WSACs for meaningful involvement in project planning and implementation;
  • Together with the M&E officer, provide training to WSAEs and enumerators on data collection and uploading;
  • Coordinate CRC pre-survey activities across the woredas;
  • Lead the cluster level CRC survey process and ensure cluster level CRC reports and woreda level JAPs according to MA’s guidance; coordinate the activities of project staff, including GSIE, M&E officers and WSAEs;
  • Ensure CRC survey data collection is conducted in accordance with the MA guidance and standards;
  • Oversee project implementation and fund allocation and expenditures; the preparation and submission of narrative and financial reports to the MA as per the grant agreement and operational manual - follow-up timely disbursement of the project funds;
  • Together with other PCs and the MA, prepare ESAP grantee participation in the regional FTA-SA partnership meetings for sector responsiveness, policy dialogue, and SA systems development – debrief the project team and follow-up activities agreed in these meetings;
  • Establish partnerships with local media to promote SA;
  • Ensure organization of monitoring visits, either planned by the MA or requested by government, development partners and other stakeholders – participate   in such visits;
  • Participate in and provide input to learning and capacity development events organized by the MA with the federal/regional governments and relevant sector ministries/ bureaus – actively share learning with the project team and follow-up on agreed actions;
  • Liaise with regional, zonal and woreda sector bureaus and departments on SA project matters including submitting progress reports as required;
  • Strictly observe and support project staff members to comply with safety precautions in times of public health events, such as COVID-19, natural disasters and other security situations as per set standards and guidelines;    
  • Follow-up and coordinate timely auditing and close-out of the ESAP3 project grant contract.

Duration: One year with possibility of Extension 

Job Requirements

Minimum qualifications and skills:

  • At least BA in social studies, development studies, economics or related field  
  • At least five years project management experience in CSOs
  • Some SA or local governance experience, or similar, required
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills
  • Strong determination to promote gender equality
  • Good knowledge and experience on local and regional government operational systems and procedures 
  • Willingness to spend significant time in the woredas – a minimum of 20% travel is expected, and sometimes significantly more.
  • Knowledge of Afaan Oromo is preferable 

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send or submit in person non-returnable Application, testimonials along with a complete CV with in 07 working days from the date of announcement to: RCWDO  Head Office at Gurd Shola, CMC Road, 3rd floor on AHF Building where Fresh corner center is located, P. O. Box 12916, Addis Ababa or send through email: [email protected] or [email protected] .

Note: Use "Project Coordinator (PC)" as the subject line of your email !

Female candidates are encouraged to participate. 

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