German Red Cross Project Manager Emergency Relief WASH Addis Abeba / Benishangul Gumuz,Jobs in Ethiopia

German Red Cross Project Manager Emergency Relief WASH Addis Abeba / Benishangul Gumuz,Jobs in Ethiopia


  • The German Red Cross (GRC) is part of a worldwide community assisting victims of conflicts and disasters and people affected by social or health related crises.

  • The Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement provides vulnerable people with assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality.

  • The German Red Cross assists in disaster response, rehabilitation and capacity building projects on appeals of their sister organisations within the Movement.

  • GRC is currently seeking a Project Manager (m/w/d) responsible for an emergency relief project with a focus on WASH activities.

  • The project will also strengthen the capacities of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) to respond to disasters.

  • In cooperation with ERCS, GRC supports humanitarian aid activities for for South Sudanese and Sudanese refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and their host communities in the region Benishangul Gumuz.

  • The Project manager will be based in Addis Abeba.

  • Frequent long-term field visits to the project area are expected.

    Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Implement the project in close cooperation with our partner ERCS

  • Ensure accurate project budgeting, financial management and expenditure tracking according to GRC and donor (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AA) requirements

  • Narrative and financial reporting in compliance with GRC and MOFA policies and regulations

  • Set up a monitoring and evaluation system and guarantee collection and analysis of data for indicator-based reporting and project control

  • Provide technical support to ERCS staff in the field of relief and WASH

  • Ensure visibility and information sharing on the project

  • Security Management in close cooperation with the GRC security advisor

  • Enhancing the partnership and cooperation with ERCS and liaise with other partners

  • Representation of German Red Cross in stakeholder
    meetings and other events

  • Contribute to a conducive work environment

    Required Skills

  • Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in implementation and coordination of emergency aid activities

  • Strong project management skills, particularly PCM and participatory methods
    Profound experience in finance management and prudent stewardship of project budget

  • Experience in managing donor funded projects (BMZ and MOFA experience will be a strong asset)

  • Strong skills in networking, negotiation and advocacy

  • Proven capacity in operational and structural planning of emergency relief operations, as well as mainstreaming new concepts and approaches

  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to build relationships

  • Experience in cooperating with local organizations/ capacity building

  • Experience in training local staff and community volunteers, and provide technical support

  • Oral and written fluency in English; knowledge of German would be an asset

  • Readiness to work in remote areas

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Ability and agreement to adhere to the Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles

  • Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural environments

  • Ability to complete a thorough medical screening process 'working abroad under specific climate and health conditions'

  • Valid Driving Licence.

    What we offer you

  • You will be part of a highly motivated professional and multicultural team.

  • We offer you a compensation package according to the collective employment agreement of the GRC, an expatriation allowance during your mission as well as the accommodation/personal allowance to cover your accommodation.

  • In addition to a full insurance package GRC is covering a home flight within a 12-months period of assignment.

  • You will benefit from a comprehensive training package and receive briefings and coaching prior as well as during and after your mission.

  • Medical check-ups and Psychosocial Support Service are included in your assignment. This is not a family posting.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Overall Title

    Please indicate Ref. No. 2020-015 with your application.

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