COOPI Head of Programme Jobs in Ethiopia

COOPI Head of Programme Jobs in Ethiopia

  • COOPI started its operations in Ethiopia in 1995. In 2021, COOPI is implementing 18 projects in the sectors of WASH, Food Security, Emergency Response and Energy in the 3 regions of Oromia, Afar and Somali. In particular:

  • Promote access to safe water and efficient irrigation; we improve hygiene and sanitation for rural populations working in communities, schools and health centers.

  • Is responding to emergencies including forced displacements, floods and recently desert locusts.

  • Promotes agriculture, livestock and sustainable employment. We sustain the coffee value chain and increase long lasting youths employment.

  • Since 2017, COOPI is working in the energy sector promoting the use of efficient cooking stoves, solar and renewable energies.

    Purpose of the role

  • The Head of Programme (HoP): is the focal point for COOPI programs in Ethiopia;

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


    Project Development

  • 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;

  • Collaborate with support offices on logistics and administration requirements.


  • Approve M&E plans for projects in alignment to planning documents and to Logical Frameworks;

  • Provide quality assurance of M&E reports (e.g. KAP surveys, Monitoring Reports, PDM.);

  • Use M&E data, innovation and evidence collected in the on-going and past projects for engaging new donors and partners;

  • Carry out field monitoring missions in the areas of interventions

    External coordination

  • 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;

  • Represents COOPI in relevant fora.

    Project Reporting

  • Ensure a final review of all project narrative reports (interim, quarterly and final) and their submission in line with submission deadline;

  • Ensure that sources of verification of accomplished activities are meet quality standards and are available.

    Project Planning

  • 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.



  • University master’s degree in relevant subject;

  • 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;

  • 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;

  • Positive ability to bear stressful and complicated situations;

  • Diplomacy and confidentiality.


  • Knowledge of GIS;

  • Knowledge of Italian;

  • Previous experience in the Region;

  • Previous experience in livelihood sector.

    How to Apply

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

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