International Foundation for Electoral System - IFES Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Foundation for Electoral System - IFES Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 219072

Category: Social Sciences and Community, Languages
Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Job Description

Primary Function/purpose:

The Project Officer will provide technical and operation support to the IFES-Ethiopia field office.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support implementation of activities as directed by the Project Manager, based on approved workplan(s), budgeting, and other relevant framework;
  • Provide input into the annual workplan drafting process;
  • Coordinate with IFES’ CEPPS partners and other USAID implementing partners, and participate in roundtables or other events per Project Manager’s guidance;
  • Contribute to regular programmatic reports to donors and IFES HQ, including monthly and quarterly performance reports;
  • Contribute regularly to monitoring & evaluation data collection;
  • Maintain crucial project documents which track project progress, file all project documents in an appropriate database, ensure that all documents are accurate and have been accepted by the Project Manager;
  • Identify any potential issues or risks that could affect the progression of the project, communicate these items with the Project Manager, and work to identify potential solutions;
  • Closely monitor the project schedule, monitoring deadlines for each project task, raise potential delays with the Project Manager;
  • Ensure branding, marking, and reporting expectations are well planned and met;
  • Maintain and develop productive working relationships with partner organizations;
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Skills and Specifications

  • The ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • The ability to complete tasks with limited supervision;
  • Excellent reporting and document handling skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in order to be able to work with IFES program and administrative staff to identify and resolve issues.
  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality.
  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment.
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues and address inclusion matters with integrity

    Job Requirements

    Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English language, political science, international relations or related required.
  • 4 years of experience working with international NGOs on implementation of international technical assistance programs;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded programs;
  • Demonstrated professional experience and knowledge in election administration preferred;
  • Training/facilitation skill/qualification is an advantage;
  • Proficiency in Word, Power point, Outlook and Excel.

    Language Skills:

  • Fluency in English and Amharic required.


    Travel may be required.

    Physical Requirements/work Environment:

    Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified applied applicant should apply through the email below

    Please state the subject line of your email As ''Project Officer"

    International Foundation for Electoral System - IFES Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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