The Carter Center - Ethiopia Regional Project Manager Jobs

The Carter Center - Ethiopia Regional Project Manager Jobs

Job Id: 205634

Category: Development and Project Management, Health Care
Location: Gambela
Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Negotiable

Job Description

Internal/ External

Vacancy Number: VA_043_FY19

The Carter Center is a not-for-profit international NGO committed to waging peace, fighting disease and building hope worldwide.

The Carter Center - Ethiopia, which assists the Government of Ethiopia in Disease Elimination and Eradication Programs is looking for a qualified professional to fill the following vacant post for its River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program.

Summary Job Description:

  • Provides overall leadership and guidance to all regional Oncho/LF Elimination Program projects in his/her assigned region.
  • Works closely with Entomologists, Oncho/LF Program Officers, and Zone Project Coordinators to develop annual Plan of Action (PoA) for all Oncho/LF Elimination Program projects.
  • Works closely with Entomologist, Oncho/LF Program Officers, Zone Project Coordinators, RHBs, and FMoH in preparation of annual Mectizan and Albendazole applications.
  • Ensures proper implementation of Oncho/LF Elimination Program PoA in project areas.
  • Compiles monthly, quarterly, and annual activity reports. Monitors performance of the projects against project agreements.
  • Monitors finance utilization status of projects under his/her authority. Identifies important issues, and updates Program Manager & Country Representative on key findings.
  • Mobilizes Zone Project Coordinators for development/revision of Oncho/LF Elimination Program guidelines, training manuals, IEC/BCC materials, and other program inputs.
  • Completes periodic performance appraisal for all staff under his/her supervision.
    In consultation with Country Representative or Deputy Country Representative, regularly updates BoFEDs, RHBs, ZHDs and Zone Finance and Economy Development departments on progress of projects implementation.
  • Participates in Oncho/LF Elimination Program workshops in
    respective regions, zones, and elsewhere, when instructed by Program Manager.
  • Contributes to strengthening NTDs (Oncho/LF) Taskforce at zonal and regional levels.
  • Closely supervises performance of administration, finance, and general service personnel and resources deployed for projects.
  • Prepares periodic budget funding proposals.
  • Approves local procurement, supply disbursement, and other logistics.
  • Authorizes payments effected by cheque.

    Terms of Employment: One year contract with a possibility of extension.

    Required Number: 1 (One)

    Job Requirements

    Qualification and Experience:

  • Msc degree in Project Management, Public Health or related fields from a recognized university
  • Minimum of seven years relevant experience preferably in project management of health programs.

    Additional Requirements:

  • Reasonably good experience in health projects management
  • Highly energetic and able to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent data management and report writing/preparation skill
  • Willingness to travel and work in remote rural areas during field work
  • Very good computer skills
  • Able to present release letter with recommendation from recent employer in two weeks after job offer
  • Previous NGO experience
  • Able to speak local language of the area is highly advantageous
  • Prior work experience in Gambella Region or similar hardship areas

    How to Apply

    Deadline for all applications: Ten (10) days from the date of this vacancy announcement.

    Interested applicants should submit their CV, application letter (Please indicate duty station & position applied for in the subject line) including photocopies of all supporting documents to the address given below.


    Drop your application in person at

    The Carter Center - Ethiopia, Gambella Regional Office

    Kebele 05, Openo Village, Kella Sefer

    Tel. +251 – 478-519-029

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

    The Carter Center - Ethiopia Regional Project Manager Jobs

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