Heifer International Programme Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Heifer International Programme Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia


  • The Country Programme Coordinator provides project management and operations support to project implemented in coordination with partners & provides leadership to the project officers stationed in project sites for Heifer Ethiopia programme including participating & leading the planning, design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the country projects and ensuring the quality of projects, implementation, donor & Heifer reporting and field level management is of the highest standards.

  • The programme coordinator will also lead the social capital strengthening work and serve as the CALF champion for the country programme.

  • The Programme Coordinator enforces quality assurance with all projects being implemented by Heifer International through local partners in Ethiopia.

  • The Programme Coordinator provides line management support to all Project Offices including overall management of their performance and of all the Program staff in Heifer Ethiopia.

  • The Programme Coordinator supports the translation of Heifer International’s Global Vision and Strategy into project implementation and ensuring project design and implementation are geared towards achieving scale and impact, attracting funding to diversify funding resources and that project implementation processes respond to Heifer International’s need to strengthen global operating systems.

  • With the support of the Country Director, the Programme Coordinator leads the process for developing and growing Heifer Ethiopia’s Program to reflect a fair balance in the project portfolio.

    Essential Character Traits

  • Self-motivated, results oriented, high integrity, accountability, respectful, analytical ability, interpersonal skills and proactive, problem solving, enthusiasm, dependability, creativity and team player.

    Responsibilities & Deliverables

  • Program Management (30%)

  • Program Planning and Budgeting (15%)

  • Resources & Budget Management and Monitoring (10%)

  • Program Reporting (20%)

  • Program Development and Fundraising (15%)

  • Documentation and Learning (5%)

  • May perform other job-related duties as assigned (5%)

    Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Rural Development or equibalance subjects, Project Planning and Management, Agriculture, Agribusiness and Animal Science or other relevant qualification.

  • Seven (7) years of relevant experience in Program management, extension and community development work.

    Preferred Requirements

  • Five (5) years of supervisory/programme management experience.

  • Thorough understanding of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level.

  • Solid skill, knowledge and foundation in proposal development and of the project management cycle.

  • Sound understanding of value chain development on various agricultural commodities and the livestock sector.

  • Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of the root causes of poverty in Ethiopia.

  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes.

    Most Critical Proficiencies

  • Good experience in annual work planning and budgeting and budget monitoring.

  • A good understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes.

  • Solid project management and reporting skills.

  • Sound project and proposal development skills.

  • A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.

  • Solid knowledge and experience in extension methodologies.

  • Experience in Livelihoods and food security, Agribusiness development, especially developing livestock value chains in areas of poultry, small ruminants and dairy development; livestock market facilitation approaches and development of small holder farmers and farmer business institutions.

  • Knowledge and experience in training and participatory training methodologies.

  • Team leadership skills, with good abilities of addressing conflicts amongst diverse teams and constituents.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in English, both oral and written.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

  • Preparing and presenting project reports and presentations in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.

  • Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of line managed staff and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.

  • Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.

  • Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis to strengthen partnerships and leveraging of resources

  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public to scale up country program visibility and publicity.

  • May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office work in the field and/or in remote conditions.

  • Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.

  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Heifer International Programme Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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