Good Neighbors Project Field Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Good Neighbors Project Field Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Good Neighbors International (GNI) is an international humanitarian and development non-governmental organization, operating in 46 countries with the focus on Community development. GNE has a 25-year track record of assisting Ethiopia's most vulnerable and marginalized populations. GNE is present in Ethiopia's Amhara, Oromia, Benishagul Gumez, Sidama, SNNPR, and Addis Ababa city administration.

GNE will start operation in Gedeo-West-Guji Zone which entitled “Promotion of Livelihood and Social Cohesion in Gedeo and West–Guji zones, Ethiopia.” and we are looking for energetic & well experienced person. The project is funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan implemented by Good Neighbors Japan through its implementing partner Good Neighbors Ethiopia.

Overview of the Position

The overall objective of the project is to improve the livelihood of people affected by the conflict and natural disaster and promote social cohesion between ethnic groups of Gedeo- West-Guji zone border areas. The Field Project Manager will be in charge of all project field operations on day to day basis and therefore shall supervise activities related to the project.

Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Ensure efficient, effective, quality and timely implementation of the entire project.

  • Lead, manage and coordinate day-to-day planning, implementation and management of project activities according to the project document, project budget and project log frame;

  • Ensure effective integration of core technical areas –gender, enterprise development, agriculture, natural resource management and peace building;

  • Provide technical input for the implementation of the project including in the preparation of training materials, guides and manuals;

  • Prepare standard progress reports (monthly, quarterly and annual), annual work plans and budgets for consideration for HO.

  • Ensure effective coordination of planned project activities and implementing partners towards the timely attainment of the project outcomes and objectives;

  • Ensure project compliance with all legal and donor requirements;

  • Guide the project field facilitator and ensure that he/she is empowered to perform duties as required by ToRs.

  • Responsible for provision of on farm technical assistance to project field facilitator and and/or local counterparts in providing technical assistance to the selected beneficiaries in project activities;

  • Responsible for collection of updates and information of sector reports (monthly, quarterly, and final technical as well as activity progress report) in accordance to the rules of the GNE.

  • Coordinate and facilitate, and as per direction of the Project Manager; lead or coordinate project rapid assessment (including livelihoods, and agriculture cooperative etc.), organize and conduct baseline and end lines survey and compile report of findings and evaluate the impact of the project towards communities;

  • Facilitate effective communication and decision-making between all stakeholders for effective process management;

  • Act as the key focal point with GNE country office
    to ensure all programming, financial and administrative matters related to the project are transparently, expediently and effectively managed, in line with established processes, rules and regulations in the absence of Project Manager.

  • Coordinate impact research in the project areas, share with all the concerned stake holders and give accurate recommendations to be used as action plan for further action;

  • Ensure monitoring systems and tools are developed and used by all project staff to track project progress, and capture learning;

  • Coordinate processes for project evaluation, document and share lessons learned with local governments, development partners and other stakeholders;

  • Monitor the context and carry out adjustments to project plans and management on an on-going basis in light of changing context, resources, and opportunities;

  • The filed project manager will supervise project staff under his/her supervision.

  • Carryout any other duties as outlined by the Project Manager.

    Qualifications and Background:

  • BSc/BA or MSc/MA degree in Agricultural economics, Development studies, rural development, Agricultural extension and related field;

  • Minimum 5 year for BSc/BA and 3 years for MSc /MA in related fields.

  • Practical experience in managing grassroots agriculture development, livelihood, community/rural development and peace building sector.

  • Required Languages – English, and Amharic, (local language Afan Oromo and Gediofa)


  • Strong skills in technical knowledge;

  • Ability to work well within a team and take responsibility to deliver results;

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;

  • Ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and difficult conditions in an area of potential insecurity;

  • Knowledge of gender and social inclusiveness.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

  • Computer literate especially Microsoft word, excel, database and power point.

  • Strong sense of integrity and personal commitment to the goals and values of GNE.

  • Knowledge of working area and the local language is an advantage;

    How to Apply

    If you are interested and fulfill the minimum requirements, please apply by sending a cover letter, CV, and relevant documents to The deadline for the application is seven working days from the vacancy postdate.

    Please clearly indicate in the Present Locality (1), cover letter (2) current or last salary scale and (3) your expectation on the salary.

    Note: Use “Project Field Manager" as the subject line of your email!

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