Project Design and Proposal Development Senior Expert

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Management, Environment and Natural Resource, Social Sciences and Community
Addis Ababa 

Job Description

The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) wants to recruit employees in the following vacant positions the details of which are mentioned bellow.

About the Ethiopian Red Cross Society

The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) was established in 1935 and is one of the oldest and largest humanitarian organizations in Ethiopia. ERCS provides services to communities affected by natural and manmade disasters through the provision of emergency responses, ambulance and first aid, family reunification, essential drugs, water and sanitation, and other humanitarian services. ERCS also runs disaster risk reduction programs with the aim of creating resilience households and communities. Currently the ERCS has a structure consisting of 12 Regional Offices, 34 Zonal Branches and 131  District/Woreda Branches, 599 Woreda Red Cross Committee  and 5871 Kebele Red Cross  committees.

ERCS also runs disaster risk reduction programs relating to food security, climate change adaptation, livelihood diversification, and institutional capacity building interventions, with the aim of creating resilience households and communities. ERCS works in partnership with the Ethiopian Government, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), partnering National Societies, members, volunteers and the communities we serve.

Brief Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in the overall project design and proposal development of ERCS in the Disaster Risk management area with due emphasis on vulnerability and capacity assessment of the community for long-term projects, community immediate needs assessment for emergency preparedness, and response areas.                 
  • Take part in writing of quality project proposals with log frame, budget, and plan of action for the course of implementation of the project.            
  • Participate in conducting research on potential funding sources and call for proposal on website (computerized grant databases), station development offices, publications; Prioritize intervention areas of disaster risk management in consultation with concerned bodies & Participates in developing or revising program/project designing and monitoring policy, guidelines and tools.

work unit , Place of work & Term of employment 

  • Work Unit :Project Design & Proposal development               
  • Report to: Project Design & proposal development specialist                                
  • Permanent after probation period


  • Some of the position listed position above salary may be negotationed further.
  • Qualified women are strongly recommended to apply !
  • Please note that we ONLY consider those who fulfilled requirement and apply following the application procedure

Job Requirements

Educational Requirement

  • Second/First Degree in Project Planning and management, Disaster Risk Management/ Development Studies / Environmental Science/ Social Work/ Sociology/ Social Anthropology/ Regional & Local Development Studies, Economics.


  • 6/8 years related work experience 

How to Apply

We invite candidates meeting the required qualifications to fill out the employment application form from the official website of the Ethiopian Red Cross in vacancy menu  and email to 

[email protected] before the closing date of this announcement 

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