Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development Inclusive Education Project Officer Jobs

Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development Inclusive Education Project Officer


Job Id: 221777

Category: Development and Project Management

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)

Employment Type: Contract


Job Description

Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD)

Vacancy Announcement

Inclusive Education Project Officer

Ensuring Quality and Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities Program (EQIEP)

The Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) was established on December 2005, registered by the Charities and Societies Agency in November 2009 and re-registered in February 2016 as an Ethiopian Residents Charity.

ECDD has 60 Association members, a 7-member Board of Directors, and 40 staff members, the majority being persons with disabilities and women.

ECDD works collaboratively with other organizations to promote, facilitate, and build organizational capacity for “disability-inclusive development” in Ethiopia – the inclusion of disability issues and persons with disabilities in mainstream government service delivery and non-governmental development programs.

ECDD is partnering with CBM international to promote inclusive and quality education for all, with a focus on boys and girls with Disabilities in support for the realization of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 target 4.5, which will be implemented in Tigray and Amhara regions of Ethiopia.

Inclusive Education Project Officer - Tigray

The ECDD Inclusive Education Project Officer for Tigray Region based in Mekele, reporting to the ECDD Inclusive Education Project Coordinator in ECDD Head Office in Addis Ababa, will implement and monitor all-inclusive education activities of the EQIEP project in Tigray Regions. The Project Officer will:

Description of Tasks:

Conduct capacity assessment, facilitate and strengthen the capacity of local Associations of persons with disabilities Consult with MoE and REB’s and town education bureaus on the implementation of an inclusive education system
  • Coordinate and jointly devise project implementation approaches with Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Tigray
    Support the identification of school-age children with disabilities at target schools and their catchment areas
  • Organize community mobilization activities to raise awareness on access to education for children with disabilities
  • Consult with REB personnel in target zones and towns on making target schools accessible to children with disabilities
  • Support establishment of
    Inclusive Education Resource Centers (IERCs) and provision of other inclusive education resource center materials at target schools
  • Assist the distribution of learning materials for newly established IERCs at the target schools
  • Devise a referral system for specialized service provision for students with disabilities at target schools
  • Help organize and participate in DAIT and other capacity building training for education personnel at zonal and town levels
  • Facilitate economic empowerment activities for families of children with disabilities at target schools
  • Help organize and participate in DAIT training for CCC field workers, CBR workers, DAs, DPOs, and other relevant grassroots level actors
  • Prepare regular and timely updates and reports, including success stories, best practices;
  • Undertake such other tasks as may be assigned by the ECDD Inclusive Education Project Coordinator and/or the ECDD Program Director.

    Job Requirements


    1. Education – BA degree in special needs education/Inclusive Education or relevant field of study

    2. Professional experience – a minimum of 2 years of experience

    3. Previous experience desirable working with parents of children with disabilities

    4. Good communication skills, interpersonal relationships, and teamwork

    5. Able and willing to travel frequently to target schools

    6. Competence in the use of computer applications

    7. Fluency in English and Amharic, other local languages and Sign Language skill also desirable

    Qualified individuals with disabilities, especially women, are encouraged to apply. ECDD gives priority in employment to qualified candidates with disabilities.

    ECDD will meet any and all required disability adjustment costs to enable individuals with disabilities to meet the requirements of the position.

    How to Apply

    Fill the ECDD Job Application Form clicking on the link and submit with your only application letter, CV and combined together then converted PDF format (testimonials are not required at this stage) the file not more than one( 1MB)

    *** The file name use your full name.

    via or by e-mail to or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope to the ECDD Office in Mekele, Tel. +251-344-406581.

    Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Deadline: Ten (10) days following the posting of this announcement

    Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development Inclusive Education Project Officer

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