Ministry of Science and Higher Education National ESHI-TSDP Project Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Ministry of Science and Higher Education National ESHI-TSDP Project Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description


  • The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, represented by the Federal Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Ministry of Finance as well as the development partners have agreed to advance their shared objective of accelerated implementation of the TVET-Sector contributing to the ESHI-TVET Sustainable Development Program (hereinafter referred to as the “ESHI-TSDP”) in accordance to the Education Sector Development Program “ESDP”) TVET Strategy and the new Education Road Map.

  • The ESHI-TSDP shall encompass all activities and associated results as specified in the Results Framework annexed to this ToR

  • The Joint Financial Partners (JFPs) are in agreement that a basket funding modality managed by the MoSHE, using the Government´s procedures shall be established for the additional finance for the TVET sector.

  • This shall contribute to priority areas within the strategic framework of ESDP that are underfunded.

  • Basket is the preferred modality of the MoSHE for harmonizing the assistance of Development Partners (“DPs”) and scaling up the support of the TVET-Sector.

  • The Government of Ethiopia (“GoE”) has committed itself to provide an agreed level of funding to the ESHI-TSDP.

  • Any DP channeling resources to the sector through the sector budget support can at any moment join the JFA.

  • This JFA sets out the jointly agreed terms and procedures for the ESHI-TSDP, including planning, financial management, governance framework and decision-making, reporting, review and evaluation and audit.

  • The Signatories are committed to the principles of aid effectiveness and to enhancing ownership, alignment, harmonization, results orientation and mutual accountability in their support to the Ethiopian TVET-Sector.

  • The partnership framework is founded on the commitment to adhere to ‘one plan, one budget, one report’ concept and serves as a coordinating framework for consultations, joint reviews of performance, and common procedures on monitoring and reporting.

  • The priority areas to be supported will be defined in the revised TVET-Sector strategy (to be

    General Responsibilities of the MoSHE

  • The MoSHE, representing the GoE carries overall responsibility and accountability for the performance of the TVET-Sector as a whole, including the ESHI-TSDP, ensuring that all activities undertaken within the sector contribute to the approved TVET-Strategy.

  • MoSHE will be fully accountable and responsible for the management of the JFPs’ financial contributions and making sure the timely availability of funds for implementation of ESHI-TSDP activities.

  • The Funds shall be managed in accordance with the GoE Financial Rules and Regulations and the accounts for ESHI-TSDP shall be kept in accordance with GoE accounting system.

  • The MoSHE will perform its financial management responsibilities in accordance with sound financial management procedures including internal control mechanisms of mutually acceptable standards.

  • The
    JFP´s will use the Financial Monitoring Reports to monitor the budget execution of ESHI-TSDP.

  • Ensure that strategic plans contain clear objectives and targets; that the measures required to achieve the targets are evidence-based and are fully costed; that the objectives and targets can realistically be achieved taking into account implementation capacity and projections of the available resource envelope; that the ESHI-TSDP is consistent with the ESDP, and that it is the outcome of a consultative process involving DPs; that there is a clear annual results framework for monitoring and evaluation.

    Job Requirements


  • The applicant should have: Post-graduate degree in the field of social science, Education or equivalent in a related field;

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in relevant subject areas covered in the terms of reference and more specifically having experience at executive level with solid knowledge on quality infrastructure;

  • Considerable years of progressively responsible experience in the internationally funded projects in managing and /or implementing;

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills to flexibly and responsively interact and coordinate with the MoSHE, FTA, FTI, regional TVET Bureaus, colleges and other stakeholders;

  • Should drive work plans to completion and meet milestones with little or no daily supervision, and be able to multi-task and be effective under tight deadlines and in high-pressure situations

  • Strong computer, analytical and organizational skills;

  • Excellent Written & Spoken English;

  • Proven initiative & ability to work independently;

  • Strong issue identification, problem-solving skills and analytical capacity;

  • Proactive communication and ability to know when to ask for help; and

  • Ability to develop solid partnerships with high-level officials

  • Good understanding of sector development programs

  • Strong staff development experience with demonstrable success in building of capacity and facilitating change using participatory methodologies.

  • The abilities to work flexibly and adapt to different styles of working

  • Willingness to travel and work to regions and institutions throughout Ethiopia and other relevant institutions

    Reporting line/Communication

  • The Project Coordinator will report to the General Director and or State Minister and work closely with the Steering and Technical committee.

    How to Apply

  • Email:

  • Application for Project Coordinator (ESHI Program)

  • Expressions of interest (CV), Cover letter and documentary evidence for fulfilling the qualifications must be sent to the email below, on or before May 31st 2020, 17:00 local time.

  • Please specify the position of the post in the subject line of your e-mail for easy sort-out of applicants.

  • Candidates who meet the minimum requirement shall be invited for further assessment.

  • Due to the COVID-19 situation we will only being accepting applications via email

  • The address referred to above is:

    Ministry of Science and Higher Education

    East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP)

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    E-Mail Address:

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