CARE Ethiopia Program Coordinator-SPIR Jobs

CARE Ethiopia Program Coordinator-SPIR Jobs

Job Id: 216050

Category: Agriculture, Development and Project Management, Environment and Natural Resource
Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: USD 2,633

Job Description

Internal/external Vacancy Announcement

Program Coordinator-SPIR

CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with the poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.

Date: July 29, 2019

Vacancy #: 065/19

Salary: USD 2,633

Project: SPIR

No of position; 1 (One)

Type of Employment- Regular

Duty base: Head Office /Addis Ababa

Dead Line: 10 days from the date of advertisement

Job Summary

The Strengthen PSNP4 Institutions and Resilience (SPIR) under Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) implemented by a Consortia where CARE Ethiopia is implementing SPIR activities in East and West Hararghe aimed to enhance livelihoods, increase resilience to shocks, and improve food security and nutrition for rural households vulnerable to food insecurity in Ethiopia.

The Program Coordinator position is responsible and accountable for overall planning, quality implementation and management of the program.

S/he provides oversight and guidance to the Technical Team based in Addis Ababa, and two Project Managers based in field offices, coordinates with the Consortia, CARE Food management team and other departments/units at CARE Ethiopia.

S/he will also manage financial and other project resources following the organizational/donor regulation. S/he also need to ensure timely submission of different project and financial reports.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Supervises the management of program staff and field operations for SPIR/DFSA operational areas.
  • Ensures SPIR/DFSA adhered to program goals and work plans and compliant with donor and GoE regulations.

  • Ensures the development of key leadership, management, financial and administrative skills of direct reports as relevant to increase their capacity and ensure overall quality of program actions and impact.

  • Ensures teams in the program operational areas are adhering to procedures and policies (compliance).

  • Completes all CARE performance management activities including: performance planning, monitoring, and annual performance appraisals.

  • Ensures gender related manuals, strategies and guidelines are available and utilized by program staffs to ensure gender sensitivity and equity in the context.

  • Ensures that SPIR/DFSA team develops realistic and strategically focused implementation plans which are oriented toward accomplishment of the SPIR/DFSA, and are supported by individual operation plans of the field office program staff.

  • Ensures that the program interventions are implemented according to the program guideliens/policy, agreed upon plans and signed agreements.

  • Monitors the implementation of program and documents progress on program objectives and areas for correction, and ensures that appropriate follow-up actions are taken.

  • Ensures gender impacts of the SPIR/DFSA are timely and appropriately monitored, analyzed and reported through monitoring and evaluation system.

  • Coordinates with SPIR/DFSA consortium planning and monitoring activities at the national level, and in the Technical Working Group of the program.

  • Ensures monitoring data is collected and used in a timely manner to
    ensure critical sequencing and implementation of activities and ability to adapt interventions and timing as appropriate.

  • Ensures M&E information is used to identify gaps and to develop timely strategies to advance accomplishment of the program.

  • Facilitates detailed implementation plans for CARE operational areas, and works closely to ensure the completeness and adequacy of Details Implementation Plans.
  • Regularly visit field offices and program implementation sites
  • Works with Field Offices to assess and identify technical assistance needs and cater support from the CARE SPIR/DFSA or Consortium Technical Team.
  • Ensures that appropriate technical, administrative and financial support is provided by the respective deparments and sections of the CO to enhance the capacity of the program team/field offices.

  • Prepare annual plan for fund, procurement, commodities and human resources management.
  • Ensure that program is implemented in a cost-effective manner, within the approved budget framework and make sure that burnt rate is up to the expected level.

  • Make sure that relevant colleagues and the team are giving adequate attention to fund management.

  • Time to time visit the warehouses and review their documents. Also, visit FDPs as appropriate. Regularly monitor status of commodity and record keeping.

  • Ensure timely Budget Performance analysis and take necessary corrective measures.

  • Establishes and maintains formal and informal communication mechanisms with GoE relevant departments/units, community Partners, donors and other stakeholders particularly in the food and livelihoods sector.

    This includes participating in the relevant sector working groups and Clusters currently active in Ethiopia.
  • Actively participates in Program Coordinating Committee and Technical Working Group to ensure that new information, innovations and lessons are shared and capitalized on.
  • Ensures that reports are prepared and submitted to concerned parties, donors, counterparts and relevant CARE members on time and in a professional manner.
  • Participates in the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned.

    Job Requirements

    A) Education/training


  • Master’s Degree in international development field of study directly related to rural livelihoods, including agricultural and economic development, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.

    B) Experience


  • 8 years of experience in development and management of multi partner complex Projects/programs


  • Experience and familiarity with issues related to the Productive Safety Net Program of the Government of Ethiopia

    D) Competencies

  • Respect, integrity, diversity, excellence, adaptability, stress tolerance, innovation, building Partnership, communicating with impact, coaching, facilitating change, developing teams, initiating action, strategic decision making, planning and organizing, leading through vision and value.

    How to Apply

    Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please forward your: CV (not more than 3 page) and cover letter (not more than one page) directly to or Send your application by e-mail to Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: On the subject Line, please clearly write the position you are applying “Program Coordinator-SPIR”. Your application will be automatically disqualified, if you fail to do so.

    Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women

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