Link Community Development Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Link Community Development Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Link Community Development is a family of not for profit organisations working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since our foundation in 1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million children through unique and effective school improvement models.

We guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children.

The Programme Manager will support the delivery of Link’s Girls’ Education Challenge ‘STAGES’ project in Ethiopia. Reporting to the Programme Director of Link Community Development Ethiopia, the post-holder will ensure all project activities are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standard. Some travel within Ethiopia is required.


  • Lead and support the programme team to plan, deliver and monitor all STAGES activities per the project agreement, workplan and budget
  • Develop and maintain strong and positive working relationships with the SNNPR Regional and Zonal Education Bureaus, and the Woredas in delivery of STAGES
  • Provide strategic programme input, with a particular focus on gender and inclusive education, school improvement processes and community engagement
  • Work closely with the M&E Manager and the STAGES external evaluators to deliver on the STAGES MEL framework
  • Act as lead for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. Ensure safeguarding policy is followed by the project team, contractors and visitors at all times, including supporting training needs of project staff and contractors and ensure concerns are escalated as appropriate
  • Lead on field level reporting including the quarterly GEC-T Project Tracker, the LCDI quarterly report, and BoFED reporting
  • Work with the programme team to strengthen government efforts around girls’ transition, learning
    and attendance, including training content, materials, resources and monitoring instruments
  • Promote a safe, supportive, respectful and participatory organisational culture as per LCD’s values
  • Ensure the robust and proactive management of project risk utilising the project risk register, due diligence assessment for downstream partners (as necessary), and fund flow map. Ensure the project level risk analysis and mitigation plan and actions are in place and risks are escalated in line with Link procedure.
  • Attend and contribute to Advisory Committee meetings



  • Strong knowledge and understanding of international best practice on education and community engagement
  • Demonstrable experience of the Ethiopian education system
  • Experience of working with government officials at a high level within Ethiopia
  • Strong technical background and experience around gender and inclusion, budgeting and financial management experience
  • Experience working on large, multi-partner, complex projects
  • Proven skills in child and vulnerable adult safeguarding processes
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment with a variety of stakeholders, including learners, communities and high-level government staff
  • Strong experience of M&E and use of data to continually improve and strengthen programme quality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Amharic
  • Degree in a relevant discipline


  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (International Development, education, research skills)
  • Experience in delivering projects for marginalised beneficiaries
  • An understanding of inclusive education programming
  • Demonstrable human resource experience

    How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter, Application Form and Equal Opportunities monitoring form to Link at with the subject line “Safeguarding Senior Programme Officer, STAGES Application”

  • Your cover letter should detail how you meet the required criteria
  • It should also include your available start date and salary expectations

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 12th November, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Link Community Development Safeguarding Senior Programme Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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