CISP (International Committee for the Development of People) Project Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

CISP (International Committee for the Development of People) Project Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Company’s Background:

The Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli, - International Committee for the Development of Peoples (CISP) is a non-governmental international cooperation and voluntary service organization established in 1982 in Italy.

The Head Quarter is located in Rome, with regional offices throughout Italy and worldwide.

In the last 30 years, CISP has carried out over 600 projects in more than 30 different countries, reaching millions of peoples in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean countries, Middle East, Asia.

In Ethiopia CISP is operational since May 1986, officially registered according to the national laws and regulations, operates through a close partnership and collaboration with the existing decentralized administrative bodies, such as the Regional, Zone and District (Woreda) line departments and administrative offices, in several sectors of Relief-Rehabilitation and Multi-Sector integrated development activities.

A number of partnerships and collaborations are also active with International NGO’s, Ethiopian NGOs, CBOs, Research Institutes, government development actors.

CISP is involved in development projects implemented in Ethiopia through reliability, sustainable and effective organization committed to reduce social vulnerability and building resilience.

Project Summary

“The project entitled "Resilience and Integration in Favour of Eritrean Refugees and Host Communities in Shire area (RIFER)" will be implemented in Mai-Ayni, Adiharush and Hitsats refugee camps and host communities around the camps.

The project aimed at to improve the living condition of Eritrean refugees and host communities through integrated environmental protection, livelihood diversification, vulnerable group protection and empowerment and access to basic services such as education WASH and health sectoral intervention.

The project is implementing in consortium with VIS, CISP, CIAI and CCM, and led by VIS for 18 months.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall managing and leading the projects implementing by CISP in Shire in and outside the camps, particularly the project entitled Resilience and Integration in Favour of Eritrean Refugees and Host Communities in Shire area (RIFER)”,
  • Ensure activities are implemented according to plans and budgets, donor requirements and that activities are executed in line with acceptable quality standards in ways that are responsive to communities’ needs
  • Integrate community approach, gender sensitivity, and capacity building into all activities as appropriate
  • Coordinate/facilitate and manage the day-to-day implementation of CISP’s RIFER project activities; particularly the WASH and environmental protection activities;
  • Ensure that project development and implementation are responsive to communities and partners and consistent with CISP’s relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
  • Closely work with partner staffs, UNHHCR, ARRA, target beneficiary representatives, and the local government in setting out clear and transparent targeting criteria; and ensure they are clearly communicated to target communities and stakeholders;
  • Participate in regional, zonal, district and camp level coordination forums, meetings, networks, and ensure CISP operations are aligned and coordinated with similar efforts of the consortium partners, the government and other humanitarian and development actors;
  • Ensure feedbacks from target communities and stakeholders are regularly collected, documented and timely responded;
  • Provide update on project implementation status to CISP Tigray Regional Coordinator, CISP program manager, and RIFER management team,
  • Regularly monitor potential risks, and implementation challenges and, together with all project staffs and consortium members work and other partners towards proactively seeking solutions;
  • Promote experience sharing and cross-learning among the RIFER partners;
  • Develop partners’ MoUs, contracts, ToRs, partnership frameworks as required for the implementation,
  • In collaboration of other relevant officers/experts responsible for compiling monthly, quarterly and terminal reports and action plans of the project as per the government and donor formats and submit to stakeholders including the CISP head office;
  • Detailed project planning and monitoring.
  • Taking part in developing various assessments tools, conducting the assessments, analysis, recording and reporting the findings of the assessment to facilitate learning, implementing monitoring and evaluation
    of the project contributions;
  • Monitoring project progress and performance.
    Identify, manage and sometime facilitate technical training for government partners, project beneficiaries and project staff.
  • Liaison with, and updates progress to, project stakeholders and senior management.
  • Managing project evaluation and dissemination outcomes.
  • Participate in data collection, concept note and proposal preparation for future development;
    Perform other additional duties as per the directives of the country office.

    Partnership and Representation

  • Represent CISP at regional, zonal, and district GO-NGO forums; UNHCR/ARRA task force meetings;
  • sectorial coordination meeting; and other relevant engagements and update the rest of the team on the outcomes of such meetings;
  • Promote and maintain good partnership with stakeholders (target communities, private sector, government, ARRA, UNHCR, and other humanitarian actors) in the spirit of respect, equity, transparency and complementarity;
  • Work closely with the consortium members and the VIS project coordinator for day to day implementation of the project activities and implementation modalities.

    Budget Management

  • Ensure adherence to donor guidelines, CISP internal control procedures as well as CISP financial management guidelines in the course of the utilization and management of organization resources;
  • Ensure resources are used only for the intended purpose with maximum possible efficiency;
  • Manage and regularly monitor budget utilization status of the CISP’s RIFER project; and make sure prior authorization is secured from respective CISP and donor officials in the case of over and under expenditures,
  • Length of Contract: One Year with possible extension
  • Line of responsibility: the coordinator is responsible for the CISP Program manager,
  • He/she has to comply with consortium coordinator of the RIFER Project,

    Job Requirements

  • Cooperation and humanitarian Aids, or other related fields from recognized universities,
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience for B.Sc. or 5 years for M.Sc. holders, with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in development and humanitarian settings.

    Competencies/Technical Skills:

  • Good knowledge of Software components PHAST, CBHFA, CLTSH and capacity to train others in this field
  • Track record of successful work experience and results in project management in NGOs setting
    Result oriented and team player,
  • Knowledge and understanding of WASH sector policies and standards,
  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office, MS Project,
  • Proficiency of English and Amharic,
    Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality,
    Commitment to values and working styles of CISP Movement,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – builds good relationships with internal and external stakeholders and maintain effective collaboration with all staff,
  • Ability to manage a complex and demanding workload,


  • Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities,
  • Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity,
    Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts,
    Knowledgeable about and promotes CISP’s core mandate.


  • Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
    Contributes to, and follows team objectives,
    Seeks input and feedback from others,
  • Actively supports and implements final group decisions,
  • Takes joint responsibility for team's work.

    How to Apply

  • Qualified candidates should submit the following materials by e-mail to
  • Letter of application; and
    Summary of Curriculum Vitae (not more than 4 pages);
  • Qualification documents (evidence of Diploma(s) and additional application materials is required at a later time.

    Application Deadline

  • First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 7th, 2019. Early response is encouraged
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We strongly encourage qualified women to apply.

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