International Foundation for Electoral System Senior Project Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

International Foundation for Electoral System Senior Project Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 220676

Category: Legal, Social Sciences and Community

Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Job Description

Primary Function/purpose:

The Senior Project Manager shall provide technical and administrative services and assistance in support of the IFES-Ethiopia project.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish, maintain and develop relationship with Ethiopian national counterparts, including especially the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE).
  • Assist the Country Director with country, regional context and advise on general implementation of electoral activities, ensuring timely execution of project activities within the allocated budgets.
  • Serve as the IFES representative to the funder community, including but not limited to USAID, US Embassy, UNDP, and the EU, on IFES technical programming when the Country Director is not available.
  • Provide guidance in design, implementation, evaluation and overall management of project including adherence to approved annual work plans and effectiveness of activities.
  • Alert Country Director of programmatic concerns, challenges and difficulties.
  • Lead discussion with Monitoring and Evaluation team to design and determine indicators, monitor to ensure the project is meeting indicators, and make recommendations where project activities may need to be adjusted based on M&E results.
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation personnel to review, refine, and manage program monitoring and evaluation systems. Regularly spot check program data in compliance with USAID standards for data quality.
  • Ensure quality and timeliness of project deliverables, including the timely drafting of all project technical and narrative reports and other materials on election related topics.
  • Provide technical input to Finance and Administrative personnel in budget preparation, grant/contract and procurement actions when needed.
  • Oversee recruiting, interviewing and hiring
    of local office staff and consultants as needed.
  • Supervise local staff and consultants, provide developmental opportunities for junior Program staff, evaluate performance and provide feedback.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Skills and Specifications

  • Strong knowledge of democratic process, particularly elections and legal drafting
  • The ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to complete tasks with limited supervision
  • Business awareness and numerical ability
  • Must possess solid communication and presentation skills
  • 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
  • Conduct himself/herself with integrity and function ethically
  • Ability to manage staff and work with senior management

    Field Office:


    Field Job Grade:



    IFES Ethiopia Country Director

    Job Requirements

    Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in law, public administration, public policy, international relations or related required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working with international NGOs required, in areas of democracy, governance, rule of law preferred
  • Demonstrated professional experience and knowledge in election administration;
  • Demonstrated professional experience and knowledge in managing components of international development funded programming;
  • Proficiency in Word, Power point, Outlook and Excel.

    Language Skills:

  • Fluency in written and spoken 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 ''Senior Project Manager"

    International Foundation for Electoral System Senior Project Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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