COOPI Ethiopia - Head of Programme Jobs

COOPI Ethiopia - Head of Programme Jobs

Purpose of the role

The Head of Programme (HoP):

  • Is the focal point for COOPI programs in Ethiopia;

  • Will report to the Head of Mission and work closely with the Head of Operations, Country Administrator and Program Advisors;

  • Will be leading the program support team (MEAL Supervisor and Program Coordinator).


  • Working together with three international Program Advisors, will be responsible for:

    Project Development (40%)

  • Lead the definition and implementation of the country program strategy, with the support of the HoM and Program Advisors;

  • Lead the development of new project proposals (current donors include ECHO, EU, AICS, OCHA-EHF and various UN Agencies);

  • Review priorities and evidence from ongoing and closed grants;

  • Use M&E data, innovations and evidence collected from on-going and past projects, for preparing new project ideas and concepts;

  • Ensure linkages and learning among technical advisors, Program Coordinator and Project Managers.

    External coordination (30%)

  • Meet regularly with donors and partners, consolidating the position of COOPI in the country;

  • Engage new potential donors and partners, working closely with the HoM and program advisors;

  • Manage donors visits, liaising with the HoM and PMs.

    Project Reporting (20%)

  • Ensure a final review of all project narrative reports (interim, quarterly and final).

    Project Planning (10%)

  • Support review and approve the M&E plans for all projects, according to log frames and indicators;

  • Support and participate the internal project grant
    opening meetings;

  • Support the program advisors and PMs to approve project activities workplan.



  • Post graduate degree in Livelihood, Humanitarian/Development Studies or any related field;

  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in project formulation, implementation and coordination with an International NGOs;

  • Experience in working with different Donors (ECHO, EU, USAID, AICS, UN agencies);

  • Good knowledge of humanitarian standard and background;

  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills in English and Italian;

  • Advanced IT skills.

    Soft skills

  • Proactive aptitude in terms of planning and coordination with different bodies, institutions and reference points;

  • Target oriented and problem-solving aptitude;
    Strong managerial skills;

  • Good leadership skills, aimed at managing and motivating a team;

    <[i> Positive ability to bear stressful and complicated situations;

  • Diplomatic and confidentiality skills.


  • Knowledge of GIS;

  • Previous experience in the Region;

  • Previous experience in livelihood sector.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; COOPI Ethiopia - Head of Programme Jobs

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