CBM Ethiopia Country Office Project Coordinator for Eye Health Cluster Project Jobs

CBM Ethiopia Country Office Project Coordinator for Eye Health Cluster Project Jobs

Job Id: 199996

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

Job Description

Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM) is an international Christian development organisation. CBM envisages an inclusive world in which all people enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

Based on its Christian values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty as a cause, and a consequence, of disability, and works in partnership to create a society for all.

CBM is a child-safe organization and promotes safeguarding of adults at risk as well. CBM is committed to keeping children safe globally from abuse, through awareness raising, prevention, responding and reporting, as well as through the implementation of CBM Safeguarding Policy.

CBM opposes and does not act as a willing party to wrongdoing, e.g. corruption, bribery or other financial impropriety, safeguarding abuses, personal misconduct, or illegal acts in any of its activities.

CBM has a clear policy for prevention of Fraud and Corruption and all CBM staff members are strictly required to comply with it.

CBM personnel are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects honesty and integrity, and that maintains the effectiveness, values and mission of the organisation. These standards of conduct are maintained despite possible prevailing contrary practices elsewhere.

Core Purpose

Acts as Project coordinator for Cluster Eye Health Project

The purpose of this position is to provide support to the CBM Ethiopia Cluster Eye Health Project in terms of programme implementation, administration, reporting and communication to CBM Country Office.

Overall Mission

The job holder is responsible for working as Cluster Project Coordinator. The incumbent will take responsibility for the planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the Cluster Eye Health Project, which is aligned with the CBM Ethiopia Country Plan and CBM Federation strategy.

The job holder is the first point of entry for CBM Country Office in regards to all issues related to program implementation, compliance with CBM reporting requirements, national level advocacy, alliance-building and networking in eye health sector.

Main Activities

Project Planning
  • Coordinate the project planning and budget application process from the partner side with proper input of recommendation of organizational capacity assessment;
  • Identify and report the capacity gap of the cluster partners for input for future CBM development plan for partners;
  • Assist in preparation of the supply list on bases of the available supply and approved budget and share to CBM Country Office on time;
  • Mange the supply of the partner by effectively use CBM supply management system;
  • Report suspected cases of fraud and mismanagement to CBM Country Office;
  • Compile and document regular reports shared to CBM and recommendation and resources shared by CBM.
  • Pro-actively communicate with the partner to ensure that all preparatory steps for starting the new programme have been done ahead of the start date of the project implementation. These should include but not limited to the recruitment of qualified staff, development of clear job descriptions for them and development of monitoring system (later on).

    Project Implementation

  • Strengthen linkages between the partner and the Country Office through effective communication and coordination on programme implementation matters;
  • Coordinate/write periodical reports (narrative/statistics and financial reports) and share to CBM and respond to queries raised from the report review on time;
  • Develop scheduled communication (verbal and written) with Cluster sub-partners regarding the status of implementation of project activities and act accordingly to help and facilitate the resolution of all problems as they may occur. All communications that are important should be documented in writing for reference.
  • Ensure that the Cluster partners project staff are properly oriented or trained for clear and comprehensive understanding of the project
  • Provide the partner with comprehensive understanding of CBM reporting systems for both programme and finance. Emphasis should be given to quality and accountability.
  • Organize and implement trainings to
    strengthen the capacity of sub-partners to meet CBM expectations.
  • Provide constructive and quality feedback to sub-partners if and when necessary.
  • Conduct monitoring visits, analyse results with relevant stakeholders and ensue appropriate action is taken.
  • Ensure the utilization of CBM fund as per the plan and request saving approval whenever there is unused fund;
  • Collect from Cluster sub-partners and share the filled and stamped request of fund template as per the approved budget;


  • Record all results and analysis of project monitoring results/data that are stored at the project level by partners, with important/ strategic findings (lessons learned, best practices, evidence base) also stored at CBM Country Office.
  • Share appropriately project data to be easily accessible for use in project evaluations as well as for evidence to be used in national level advocacy and alliance-building.
  • Ensure relevant new knowledge, project lessons learned and other learning are internalised, documented and shared with CBM Country Office and partners in the spirit of learning.

    Quality Management

  • Ensure that processes and procedures organisationally and at individual project staff level, meet the project requirements for proper quality management and implementation of activities/interventions of the projects
  • Ensure that principles and practice of disability inclusive development are woven through the design and implementation of the projects

    Achieving results

  • Assist partners to plan and organise seminars exposing projects’ successes and positive results that are supported by evidence, inviting relevant district, provincial and national levels government offices and other players
  • Conduct scheduled evaluations and share results accordingly for advocacy purposes.

    Additional responsibilities

  • Carry out role-specific responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk (as guided by CBM’s respective policies) in programmes and enforce this with any colleagues and partners.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Programme Manager.

    Job Requirements

    Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience

  • Relevant university degree in social sciences, international development or related field.
  • Professional experience of 5 years in a national or international NGO with, with a track record in successfully managing inclusive development and/or eye health programs in collaboration with national partners.
  • Experience in managing institutionally funded projects, including consortium led projects.
  • Experience in evaluation and strengthening of quality and effectiveness systems
  • Proven experience in results-based management and project cycle management, including assessment, monitoring and evaluation, with a sound understanding of budgeting and Programme finance management.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing internal and external relationships and partnerships particularly with national / local governments.
  • Experience in working with various government/bi-lateral/major institutional donors.
  • Proven good organizational and coordination skills as well as a high level of autonomy and flexibility.
  • Ability to work diplomatically and with sensitivity with individuals from a variety of cultures, professions and personal backgrounds.
  • Advantage of lived experience with disability.
  • Experience of working with persons with disabilities or promoting disability rights a distinct advantage.
  • Commitment to CBM’s mission, vision and values


  • English (professional proficiency)
  • Local Language (professional proficiency / advantageous)


  • Good knowledge of MS Office (particularly advanced Excel skills)
  • Database management

    Core Competencies

    Organisational competencies

  • Professional Knowledge

  • Fostering Teamwork

  • Attention to Communication

  • Customer / Service Orientation

  • Initiative

  • Results Orientation

  • Flexibility

    Position Competencies
  • Building Collaborative Relationships

  • Personal Credibility

    Performance Criteria
  • Quality of Work
  • Quantity of Work
  • Positive partner experience with CBM
  • Timely receipt of quality partner reports
  • Effectively planned and implemented partner visits
  • Programme quality levels by partners as per Country Office Performance Dashboard.
  • Effectiveness in identifying and promptly managing critical (programme) issues.

    How to Apply

    Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional references and salary expectations to:

    By email to info.ethiopia@cbm.org within 10 working days after announcement of this vacancy.

    Office telephone: +251 116 629703/06/08

    CBM encourages persons with disabilities who qualify to apply for this position.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    CBM Ethiopia Country Office Project Coordinator for Eye Health Cluster Project Jobs

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