Light for the World Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Light for the World Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 223057

Category: Health Care

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)


Job Description

Light for the World International strives for a world in which persons with disabilities in developing countries have a decent life, equally participate in society and have access to their rights.

We focus on persons with disabilities living in poverty, who are amongst the most excluded and underprivileged groups in society.

Putting them at the center of our development efforts will advance the removal of barriers for other excluded groups as well and bring about change towards an inclusive society.

To strengthen our highly committed and passionate team in Ethiopia we are looking for a

Project Officer based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with frequent travel to project areas

Your duties:

As a Project Officer, reporting to Eye Health Program Officer. The position holder will actively engage in the planning and managing of the child eye health projects to enable Light for the World to turn its vision on eye health into reality.

As part of the Comprehensive Eye Health programme in Ethiopia, the role holder will also be responsible to support the effective and efficient coordination and implementation of the eye health project.

S/he is also responsible for promoting Light for the World’s contribution in the sector at national, regional and partner level. Furthermore, the role holder will engage in networking with other NGO actors engaged in eye health and relevant stakeholders in Ethiopia.

The position is for one year with a high possibility of extension based on performance

Specific duties and responsibilities include

  • Support partners in preparing project proposals and producing standard reports
  • Review partners report and provide constructive feedback in time
  • Develop, and maintain strong working relationships with partner organizations and their program staff through continuous communications, projects monitoring and technical support
  • Actively participate in the Country’s Office Strategic Eye Health Programme development in collaboration with Comprehensive Health team.
  • Actively participate in producing quality report to donors and government stakeholders; collect information on partners output monitoring sheet bi-annually;
  • Actively participate in the development of project proposals and appraisals of project
  • Play proactive role in coordination and monitoring of Eye Health components of the country strategy and annual work plans
  • Build the capacity of partners in the area of project cycle management and project budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Coordinate and work with
    other Comprehensive eye health team in conducting assessments, mid-term reviews and final projects evaluations.
  • Active participation in networks and alliance building initiatives relevant for the field
  • Play active role in programme development to support fundraising for eye health services in collaboration and coordination with Comprehensive Eye health team
  • Ensure flow of information and exchange of ideas through active communication and dialogue with staff, partners and other stakeholders
    Work in close collaboration with the deputy country director and all country office team.

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualification

  • Minimum of University degree/BSc/BA in public health and/or Health officer with a minimum of five years’ practical experiences in projects cycle management in general and needs to have health related projects background in particular.
  • MSc. in similar fields would be an added value. Prior experience in NGO setup is also required. Your vast general knowledge in projects/programmes planning and management brings an added value to the success of projects jointly implemented by Light for the World and its partners.
  • You must have good social attitude and ability to operate in a multifaceted cultural setting. Your interest in development cooperation, in particular on the inclusion of people with disabilities is vital.

    What we can offer as an employer:

    We are offering an outstanding opportunity to bring about change through a young and dynamic organisation with a strong profile, track record and space for exploring new directions, testing new ideas and allowing you to excel as an individual and with your team.

    We are a professional team that strives towards continuous development. All employees carry responsibility for their fields of action and for reaching the defined targets.

    We believe in participatory leadership and expect you to contribute your expertise and ideas also outside of your focus areas. We believe that learning from mistakes is an important way of developing.

    How to Apply

    We are looking forward to receiving your application no later than October 2nd 2019. Please sent your application to A complete CV and a cover letter including an indication of your salary requirements are important as parts of the application.

    Please also let us know why you would like to join our team and why you consider yourself suitable for the role and include three professional references.

    Light for the World International

    Country Office Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

    We highly encourage applications from women and men with disabilities.

    Light for the World Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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