HEKS Ethiopia Field Office Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

HEKS Ethiopia Field Office Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 220424

Category: Business Development, Economics, Management
Location: Yabello, Borana, Oromia
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Job Description

About Swiss Church Aid/HEKS-EPER

Swiss Church Aid/HEKS is the aid organization of the Protestant Churches of Switzerland and has its headquarters in Zurich/Switzerland.

Swiss Church Aid/ HEKS works towards a more humane and more equitable world, assisting people and communities to overcome economic, social or humanitarian disparities in order to gain autonomy and to live with dignity both in Switzerland and abroad.

Therefore, Swiss Church Aid/ HEKS engage in development cooperation, humanitarian aid and church cooperation and works in more than 30 countries and runs around 200 projects world-wide. Swiss Church Aid/ HEKS is a member of the ACT Alliance.

In Ethiopia, Swiss Church Aid/ HEKS have country programmes with focus on Natural Resource Management, WASH, Inclusive Markets for Smallholder Pastoralists & Farmers and Humanitarian Assistances for drought and conflict affected communities.

Swiss Church Aid/HEKS is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated Field Office Coordinator for current and future operation in Borana.

Standard function description:

  • Contribute to the implementation and running of specific projects / programmes
  • Maintain contacts with partner organisations at various levels
  • Supervise and coach project staff and contribute to appraisals
  • Contribute to written project reporting, proposals, budgets, and other relevant documents
  • Provide technical advice to the thematic areas of Market Systems Development/livelihoods, NRM, WASH, etc

    Job description

  • Overseeing and coordinating project implementation
  • Coordinate humanitarian assistance (when applicable)
  • Conduct regular field level monitoring visits to project sites on a rolling programme
  • Prepare monitoring reports
  • Facilitate capacity building for partners and stakeholders
  • Assist in preparing detailed work plans/budgets for the projects.
  • Render timely technical assistance to implementing partners especially in the areas of resilience building, gender mainstreaming, local capacity for peace / Do No Harm/ and participatory project planning methods.
  • Review progress made towards the proposed work plan as well as the stated objective and results on a quarterly basis.
  • Assist the organisation in arranging & conducting training, workshops and meetings.
  • Show good interpersonal skills and a belief in team spirit.
  • Oversee project progress, reporting, monitoring, evaluation and financial information, especially in respect of cross-cutting issues.
  • Take a major role in project planning, appraisal, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Promote knowledge management and networking among HEKS partners and other like-minded NGOs.
  • Prepare annual
    action plan and compile quarterly reports.
  • Ensure compliance and quality of financial system
  • Ensure human resource management system is up to standard and facilitating conducive work environment for staffs.
  • Discharge other responsibilities and assignments given by Country Programme Director

    Job Requirements

    Minimum qualifications & experience:

  • University degree, preferably 2nd degree in economics, business management, natural resource management, agriculture or any other related field
  • At least 5 years’ work experience in a similar field (and 3 years in managerial position) in INGOs
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of local language (Afan Oromo) is mandatory
  • Very good understanding of the pastoralist context and their livelihood systems
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good computer skills (MS Office)


  • Familiarity with rangeland management and rehabilitation of natural resources
  • Proven knowledge and experience in market development and value chain analysis (esp. focusing on livestock value chain)
  • Experience in WASH and related components
  • Understanding food security and livelihood improvement in the context of dryland ecology
  • Good experience in early warning and disaster risk reduction strategies
  • Ability to lead gender sensitive and youth led interventions
  • Profound knowledge and skills in conflict transformation and do-no-harm approaches
  • Conviction and proven experience in active community participation (including in decision making) and empowerment of grassroots structures


  • Experience in working with PCM approach
  • Engage actively in “facilitating” processes for better results (facilitation skills)
  • Ability to provide effective coordination following result-based management principles
  • Well experienced in monitoring and evaluation techniques & processes
  • Good understanding of resource management and value-for-money principle
  • Provide coaching and be a positive influence towards other team members


  • Capable to engage in action-research and evidence based advocacy
  • Affinity to the customary institutions
  • Good networker, and explore opportunities for cooperation with others
  • Able to exchange on best practices and engage on learning activities
  • Capable of working in multi-stakeholder approach, and particularly with government bodies
  • Participate in partnership building and capacity development
  • Seeking innovation, creativity


  • Constructively critical, and analytical
  • Open minded and flexible in approach
  • Positive feedback and encouragement to staff members
  • Effective communication
  • Cross cultural sensitivity
  • Integrity, service-mindedness, commitment.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates can apply by sending letter of application and updated CV through Endalu.Endriyas@heks-eper.org

    Deadline for application: September 4, 2019

    Only short-listed applications will be contacted. No phone calls are allowed!

    Qualified Female applicants are encouraged to apply

    HEKS Ethiopia Field Office Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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