COOPI Head of Programmes Jobs in Ethiopia

COOPI Head of Programmes Jobs in Ethiopia

Description of the Role

The Head of Programmes (HoP) is the focal point for COOPI programmes in Ethiopia. S/he will report to the Head of Mission and work closely with the Head of Operations, Country Administrator, Emergency Response Lead, and Program Advisors in order to meet quality standards of the overall programs of COOPI in Ethiopia. S/he will be leading the program support team (MEAL Supervisor and Program Coordinator).

Main responsibilities

Project Development

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

  • Review priorities and strategies of main institutional donors and propose the submission of project proposals according to COOPI’s expertise and geographical presence;

  • 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;

  • Collaborate with Head of Operations and Country Admin for logistical and financial requirements.

    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;

  • Represent COOPI in relevant fora and ensure institutional positioning of the Organization in the Country.

    Monitoring & Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

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

  • Provide required inputs for the development of data collection tools, questionnaires, surveys, as required by the projects;

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

  • Use collected data/lesson learnt to enhance internal learning with the HoM for proposal development;

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

  • Ensure linkages and learning among technical advisors;

  • Carry out field monitoring missions in the areas of interventions;

  • Ensure the financial monitoring of the projects and monitor the respect of COOPI’s and donor’s procedures.

    Project Reporting

  • Ensure a final review of all project narrative reports ;

  • Ensure the submission
    of reports according to internal and external submission deadline;

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

    Human Resources Management

  • Identify HR needs in the framework of existing and/or new programmes;

  • Provide essential inputs to the definition of ToR and Job descriptions for programme staff members;

  • Participate in the recruitment process for programme staff at level 2 management; upon request of the Head of Mission and HQ support the recruitment process of international staff;

  • Support the definition of HR plan for new approved programmes;

  • Provide continuous training on the job and capacity development, including mentorship and coaching, of staff assigned under the humanitarian programmes;

  • Provide evaluation of performance of staff members, as required by COOPI’s HR Manual.



  • University master’s degree in relevant subject (post graduate degree required);

  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in project formulation, implementation and coordination with an International NGOs (livelihood background is preferred);

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

  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills in English;

  • 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;

  • Diplomatic and confidentiality skills;

  • Advanced IT skills;

  • Embrace COOPI’s vision and mission.


  • Previous experience in the Region is an asset;

  • Knowledge of Italian will be considered an asset;

  • Advanced GIS skills are an advantage.

    How to Apply

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

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