Project Concern International Women Empowered (WE) Supervisors (Woreda Level Field Facilitators) Jobs in Ethiopia

Project Concern International Women Empowered (WE) Supervisors (Woreda Level Field Facilitators) Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

About PCI

  • Project Concern International (PCI) is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower people to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women & girls.

  • Our vision is that the most vulnerable people in the world will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and will create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and in the future.

  • Women Empowered (WE) is a PCI global initiative dedicated to promoting the economic and social empowerment of women through the formation of self-managed and self-sustaining savings groups.

  • In Ethiopia, PCI’s Women Empowered program is part of a USAID-funded program working to support Resilience in Pastoral Areas (RIPA) for pastoral communities.

    Job Summary

  • The WE Supervisor will lead the implementation of PCI’s Women Empowered (WE) program within a specific Woreda and support the implementation of the same across the entire RIPA program.

  • Based in each Zonal Office, the WE Supervisor will work under the supervision of the WE Master Trainer and will directly manage the WE Promoters in their Woreda.

  • Expect frequent in-Zone travel to provide training and supportive supervision to WE Promoters and occasional trips to the project headquarters office in Addis Ababa for planning meetings and refresher trainings.

    Objective of the Position

  • To support RIPA project through effective implementation of WE/VSLA activities at Woreda and kebele levels.

  • At respective Woreda level, to lead the training and implementation of RIPA program to form new or strengthen existing VSLA/WE groups and supervise training of the groups using PCI’s WE methodology to meet overall RIPA program objectives.

  • The WE Supervisor may also support the rollout of a savings group mobile app with WE groups in selected demonstration Kebeles.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Form WE savings groups (90%)

  • Continuously guide, build the capacity of, and provide technical support to community-based volunteer WE Promoters for program implementation and sustainability;

  • Facilitate implementation of program activities to achieve project objectives in accordance with approved work plans and agreed upon modalities with WE Master Trainer and WE Specialist;

  • Through WE groups, facilitate the bringing together of communities, local leaders and other stakeholders to participate in all stages of the RIPA program as well as develop Kebele level plans for sustainability;

  • On quarterly basis, and whenever the need arises, supervise collection of WE groups and members’ performance data and contribute in the preparation of the quarterly, semi-annual and annual project implementation reports as necessary;

  • Participate in WE program situation analysis, baseline/endline surveys, data quality assurance, midterm reviews, final evaluation and studies conducted within the project;

  • May assist in review of translation and localization of the training and
    technical information materials for use at groups and community level;

  • Collect and submit to the WE Master Trainer, a minimum of one success story/best practice story per month;

  • Represent PCI Ethiopia in strategic forums at Kebele, Woreda and Zone levels, sharing with the WE Specialist the outcomes of such meetings;

  • Other relevant duties as assigned by WE Specialist and PCI management respectively.

    DreamSave Savings Groups Mobile Technology (10%)

  • Support and participate in successful rollout of DreamSave mobile app;

  • Provide interpretation services for PCI and DreamStart Labs during field visits;

  • Translate interview guides, protocol, prototypes and project other materials;

  • Plan regular visits to pilot groups and be first point of contact for communities, providing timely support to groups the duration of the pilot project;

  • Organize notes and observations from pilot group visits and transfer back to PCI and DSL;

  • Work with PCI Ethiopia’s IT unit to provide first line of troubleshooting with prototypes.

    Performance Factors

    Applied Knowledge

  • Demonstrates understanding of PCI Ethiopia, job, and work procedures.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and practical know-how as needed for position.


  • Participates, listens, and contributes in a team environment; understands individual role.

  • Appropriate conduct; respectful; works well with colleagues.

    External Relations

  • Represents and promotes PCI Ethiopia, both inside and outside the normal scope of business, with tact, responsibility and diplomacy (donors, governments, partner organizations, vendors, etc.).


  • Self-starter; follows jobs through to completion; is resourceful. Meets work commitments with a minimum amount of supervision.

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in Community Development, Social Sciences, or relevant field

  • Postgraduate education in Community
    Development, Social Sciences, or related field is an added advantage

  • At least 5 years’ experience in community level savings and lending group or VSLA programming, with a focus on gender sensitive, socio-economic programming in a rural context preferred

  • Familiarity of social-economic environment of RIPA Southern cluster (Guji, Borena, Liben and Dawa Zone of Oromia and Somali and South Omo Zone of SNNPR Regions) is an added advantage

  • Proven ability to work alongside Zone or Woreda councils’ officials

  • Proven ability to travel and spend time in rural areas/villages

  • Knowledge and experience with digital technology and digital financial inclusion

    How to Apply

  • The closing date for this application is May 30, 2020.

  • Interested applicants who meet the qualifications should send their application letter and Curriculum Vitae using the below options on or before the closing date.

  • Apply on, or

  • E-mail your application and CV on Please specify the position and duty station on subject line of your e-mail. Or

  • Mail your application and CV on P.O.Box: 27/1080 Addis Ababa

  • Applicants must clearly indicate the names of Zones for that they are applying for on their cover letter.

  • Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

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