IRC Project Manager for Urban Development Jobs in Ethiopia

IRC Project Manager for Urban Development Jobs in Ethiopia

Scope of work

  • IRC is seeking a Project Manager for a three-year project, “Promoting Inclusive Urban Development in Assosa town, Ethiopia”, funded by EUTF.

  • This project seeks to increase the safety and well-being of the displaced population and its host community in Assosa urban or peri-urban settings and reduce inequalities between these groups.

  • Under this project, IRC intervenes in public service provision across the three sectors (WASH, health, and GBV).

  • He/she will work with Assosa Field Coordinator, Community Well-being Initiative (CWI) Coordinator, Environmental Health Coordinator, and Health Coordinator.

  • He/She will be responsible for coordinating across the above mentioned three sectors, partners, and governmental actors to ensure the project delivers high impact programming for the target population.

  • The Project Manager will ensure that the project achieves the encouraged results and is implemented per the donor agreement, donor regulations, and internationally recognized quality of assistance standards.

  • The Manager is also encouraged to assist in Beneficiary Feedback mechanism initiatives and is encouraged to spend over 50% in the field and deployments assignments in BGRS regions as needed.

    Major/key responsibilities

  • Represent the program teams in regular donor and partner coordination meetings, briefings, field missions, and visibility/recognition efforts related to the project.

  • With support from WASH, CWI, and health coordinates the development and timely preparation/submission of governmental and donor reports and submit to grants team.

  • Maintain open and co-operative relations between key program implementation partners, governmental actors, and donors through regular consultations, meetings, and effective coordination.

  • Ensuring timely and duly management of the project and implementation of all activities listed in the Work Plan.

  • Lead on the establishment of multi-stakeholder coordination and steering committee forums in target area, and facilitate any required support from government bodies for the intervention the activities under the three sectors.

  • In consultation with WASH, CWI, and health develop a detailed plan of action for the operation of interventions every year based on close engagement and consultation with all partners as well as regular monitoring of the program implementation.

  • Develop, review, and supervise, in coordination with the mentioned department program staff and governmental actors, annual work, and
    performance plans to ensure long-term and short-term priorities are on track.

  • Supervise project operation and progress through communication with field managers and regular field visits.

  • Regularly communicate and coordinate with the three sectors coordinators and field managers on technical and project management issues.

  • Collaborate closely with operations (HR and Supply Chain) on project transportation needs, recruitment, and procurement, adhere to all IRC policies and procedures.

  • Conduct field visits to project sites and thoroughly document findings and recommendations include a final review of any assessment conducted or any other project learning and evaluation activity.

  • Ensure good project M&E to demonstrate a good plan project implementation and project impact. Assist with planning throughout the project cycle. Ensure that all project requirements and indicators are met and are of a high quality-cost effective implementation, this includes activity guidance, tools, or any innovative approach are developed to improve program quality and support the implementation at field level across the three sectors.

  • Closely follow up on the implementation of planned activities under the project in a timely manner.

  • Ensure proper and timely budget utilization in compliance with donor requirements and IRC’s financial policies.

  • Ensure the achievement of the project’s deliverable within the grant period.


    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Applies technical or administrative skills requiring intermediate knowledge of procedures and systems to perform the requirements of the job; skills and knowledge are typically acquired through formal education.

  • MA/MSc or equivalent in Health (MPH), Social Science, Humanities environmental science, water resources management, or another related field of study/BA.

  • Minimum of 4/6 years of professional work experience for MA and BA subsequently.

  • At least one year of experience in a manager/coordinator level position, preferably with experience in the field of humanitarian response and project management working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.

  • Skills Required

  • Proven management skills

  • Project management experience

  • Proposal and report writing skills

  • Excellent representational skills

  • Fluent spoken and written English

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, and facilitation skills.

  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IRC Project Manager for Urban Development Jobs in Ethiopia

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