Cordaid Humanitarian Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Cordaid Humanitarian Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


  • Cordaid Ethiopia is seeking qualified professional Humanitarian Program Officer

  • The Humanitarian Program Officer will lead Cordaid Ethiopia’s strategy to provide humanitarian aid in accordance with global standards and universal commitments.

  • Cordaid Ethiopia’s humanitarian program focuses on:

    Improving disaster preparedness

  • Providing emergency relief, answering immediate needs for survival: food, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), shelter and settlement, protection and cash; and

  • Enable recovery and reconstruction and help to re-establish livelihoods

    Responsibilities and Accountability

  • Communicates the Cordaid Humanitarian Program message convincingly, along with assessment on the perception and goals of stakeholders;

  • Maintains networks and relationships. Engages with relevant stakeholders in the Humanitarian clusters to be a significant partner at different levels; and

  • Coordinates agreements with stakeholders continuously with the Country Office and Global Office and gives advice about policy processes to be influenced.

    Networking and Resource Mobilization

  • Participates and contributes to conferences, meetings and other networking events which are important to achieve the Humanitarian Program objectives;

  • Assesses key person, organizations and funding possibilities as well as their activities to get their ideas and perspectives aiming at creating a clear image for Cordaid’s Humanitarian strategy in order to better position and profile Cordaid; and

  • Creates possibilities to acquire funds from institutional donors, and maintains relations with relevant donors. Analyses funding profile and plans, and generates recommendations.
    Programme Planning and Implementation

  • Prepares regular situation papers/reports highlighting relevant operational factors affecting the humanitarian situation and response efforts;

  • Support the preparation, implementation & monitoring of the Office’s humanitarian work plan, usually expressed in the country office’s strategic plan and annual project plan;

  • Formulates a plan including time and planning and ensures progress, in coordination with Humanitarian Program partners;

  • Improve delivery of timely, quality and effective emergency response program;
    Ensures that all designated projects are implemented on time and within budget, and ensue achievement of the set objectives and milestones;

  • Supports in developing project concept notes and proposals to donors;

  • Contributes to needs assessments, and generate sound analysis of needs and response options;

  • Manages humanitarian grants and ensure Cordaid funds are spent/committed in compliance with the agreed objectives, timeframe and donor regulations;

  • Ensures compliance with the Cordaid and donor standards for program management;

  • Ensures mainstreaming of gender and protection into relevant activities; and

  • Follows project budgets to ensure appropriate spending in accordance with donor and organizational policies.

  • Tracks spending and perform monthly analysis on
    budget vs actual. Ensure all financial supporting documents are in place for all transactions.

    Capacity building & Administration

  • Assesses the capacity of (new) partners with regard to program content, accountability and compliance with donor policy and procedures.

  • Where necessary, formulate and implement capacity building proposals and acquires funding for these proposals;

  • Supports capacity building to staff and partners on Lobby, Advocacy and Communications on Humanitarian Values;

  • Assists the logistics of project administration and ensures security of distribution items;

  • Participates in meetings as directed and report on proceedings; and

  • Ensures good documentation of Humanitarian projects

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management

  • Monitors, analyses and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations;

  • Harmonizes M&E framework and plans required for humanitarian projects;

  • Plans and implements M&E activities of the designated projects;

  • Ensures that donor contractual requirements are met;

  • Contributes to the strengthening knowledge management (consolidation of experience, formulate case studies, etc) for Cordaid or its partners;

  • Submit all required reports in good quality and in a timely manner, and in line with donor and Cordaid reporting standards and deadlines;

  • Ensures accountability measures are in place in designated projects to ensure the voices and feedback from beneficiaries and stakeholders are captured and responded; and
    Provides recommendations based on M&E findings.

  • Discusses with concerned Managers to address gaps identified and suggested mitigation strategies.

    Qualifications, skills and competencies

  • Degree in Social Sciences, or related field;

  • At least 5 years’ relevant work experience in managing Humanitarian Response projects.

  • Good understanding on global and national framework on Humanitarian response mechanisms
    Knowledge and experience in Global standards and universal commitments.

  • Strong communication and awareness raising skills through media, social media, and campaigns

  • Experience in project cycle management, logframe development, and proposal writing.

  • Practical experience of working with local partners and community capacity building.

  • Strong reporting, analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Willingness to travel in field location with very basic facilities.

  • Excellent English writing and communication skills.

  • Diplomatic, culturally sensitive, result-oriented, innovative and a strong team player

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualifying applicants can submit their application letter and CV in English, with email contact details of at least 3 professional references, to the following email hr.ethiopia@cordaid.org

  • Please note due to urgency of the vacancy , the selection will be done on a rolling basis.

  • CORDAID is an equal opportunities employer and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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