Loading the content... Loading depends on your connection speed!

Jobs Login Register
Snap Plaza 8th floor, Bole Next to The Millennium hall. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Description:
The Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli - International Committee for the Development of Peoples (CISP) is a non-governmental international organization established in 1983 in Italy. CISP has been operating in Ethiopia since 1986 and since then has always been alongside local institutions and communities to face humanitarian emergencies and lay the foundations for the consolidation of long-term development processes.
In the last 35 years in Ethiopia CISP has been implementing more than 200 multi-sectoral and multi-regional projects, mainly in the sectors of food security and rural development, Livelihood, WASH, Education, Health, Migration, Protection, CMDRR, and Emergency and Rehabilitation in Oromia, Tigray, Benishangul Gumuz, Somali, Afar regions and Addis Ababa City Administration. In all projects, CISP set gender, children, and environment either mainstream or as cross-cutting issues. 
Currently, CISP in partnership with CUAMM and COOPI started a project to mitigate the effects of the ongoing drought, helping to save lives through the provision of essential services in  Filtu, Bokolmayo and Dolo Ado Woredas of Liben Zone and Dolobaye woreda of Afder Zone of Somali Region.

The Project Coordinator will perform the following duties in coordination and under supervision of the Program Manager:
Responsibility # 1: Project Implementation.  % of Time:  35%
  • Responsible to overall management and implementation of the project implementing by CISP in Filtu and Boqolmayo Woredas of Liben  Zone, Somali National Regional State,
  • Manages and coordinates the implementation process of all sets of targets planned for the project with respective supervisors, experts and other concerned staff working within program departments.

    • Develops Detailed program implementation plans in consultation with the Program Manager, MEAL Expert, project staff and partners.
    • Ensure activities are implemented according to physical plan and budget, donor requirements and acceptable quality standards in ways that are responsive to communities’ needs.
    • Regularly visits field activities and provide formal and informal feedback to the project staff in terms of adequate and inadequate progress as well as recommendations for improved performance;
    • Builds the capacity of project staff and its partners in technical issues pertinent to the sector including WASH, Agriculture and Food Security;
    • Coordinate with the consortium staff (COOPI and CUAMM) and make sure the project implementation is going on as per the plan,
    • Maintains ongoing communication with project stakeholder regarding project progress and challenges;
    • Continuously assesses project’s context, assumptions and changes in the working environment to ensure that the project focus, strategies and activities remain relevant and to propose adjustments when needed.
    • Makes sure the AAP principles implementing properly.

    Job Responsibility #2: Project Planning.  % of Time:  15%

    • With the project team and partner staff analyzes past experiences to systematize and incorporate lessons learned into the planning process;
    • Based on past accomplishments and achievements adjusts project targets, strategies, resources and delegation of responsibilities to ensure appropriate progress toward project objectives;
    • Shares draft plans with CISP head office management team, staff and partners involved in the implementation and incorporate their input into the plan;
    • Submits annual plans as per established schedules to all project stakeholders.

    Responsibility #3: Staff Management. % of Time:  10%

    • Supervises, leads, guides, orients, trains, coaches and supports the project team, 
    • Builds the technical capacity of the subordinate staff in planning and implementing projects effectively and efficiently;
    • Ensure that all project staff have appropriate individual operational plans linked to project priorities;
    • Completes all performance management activities including: performance planning, monitoring, and annual performance appraisals;
    • Provides ongoing feedback to project officers and specialists, recognizing and praising successes and pointing out failures that need corrective measures.

    Responsibility No. 4: Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting. % of Time:  15%

    • Ensures that project under his/her supervision include an appropriate log-frame and baseline design;
    • In consultation with MEAL personnel organizes a monitoring system to collect routine data for tracking project performance and decision making;
    • Plans and conducts quarterly and annual project review meeting to assess progress, adjust plans, and draw/disseminate lessons learned.
    • Write monthly/quarterly/annual comprehensive and high-quality project progress reports for the donor and the government;
    • Monitor the activity implementation of the consortium members and provide feedback to all concerned.
    • Lead the extraction and documentation of learning briefs, case studies and other projectl
    • Implement other M&E related tasks based on donor requirements

    Responsibility No. 5: Project Budget Management. % of Time:  10%

    • In collaboration with finance staff prepares annual budget based on project proposal and ensures compliance with donor requirements.
    • Ensures appropriate utilization of fund codes for charging budget expenditures.
    • Monitor monthly budget burn rates and make adjustments when needed.
    • Ensure timely financial reporting is done and shared with the HO finance.
    • Communicate with the coordination unit for any finance related challenges at the FO level          
    • Responsibility No. 6: Networking, Learning and Representation. % of Time:  10%
    • Establishes and maintain formal and informal communication mechanisms with government, community partners, consortium member and other stakeholders in the project implementation area.
    • Participate in clusters, taskforce meetings, and supervision visits held at Zonal and Woreda level to discuss project related issues.
    • Keeps up to date with developments in the project, including best practice and ensure ongoing personal development and learning;
    • Make formal presentations to the counterparts about project progress, challenges, lessons learned and needed adjustments;            

    Responsibility No. 7: Any other duties assigned by supervisor. % of Time:  5%

    Behavioral & Accountability:

    • Accepts and gives constructive criticism
    • Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies
    • Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
    • Monitors own work to correct errors
    • Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings

    Continuous Learning:

    • Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills
    • Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas
    • Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area


    • Actively shares relevant information
    • Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures
    • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience
    • Listens effectively and communicates clearly, 

    Creativity and Initiative:

    • Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

    Planning and Organizing:

    • Identifies priority activities and assignments for self 
    • Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers
    • Identifies risks and makes contingency plans
    • Adjusts priorities and plans to achieve goals
    • Allocates appropriate times and resources for own work 


    • Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
    • Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
    • Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
    • Knowledgeable about and promotes CISP’s core mandate.


    • Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
    • Contributes to, and follows team objectives
    • Seeks input and feedback from others
    • Actively supports and implements final group decisions
    • Takes joint responsibility for team's work
    Duty station : Filtu, Somali Region 

    No of Position : 01
    Employment type: Regular

    Contract Duration: One Year

    Line of responsibility: The Community/Social worker is directly responsible to the project coordinator 

    Project :“Best Practices for Resilience Directed to Management of Drought Emergency in the Somali Regional State (BRIDGE)

    Job Requirements:


    • B.Sc. degree Economics, Project Management, Development studies, WASH and related field;
    • Minimum of 8 years relevant experience for B.Sc. and 6 years for MSc. with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in development and humanitarian settings. 
    •  Experience and knowledge of the tradition and pastoral context;
    •  Proficient in Somali, Amharic and English Language 

    Competencies/Technical Skills:

    • Good knowledge of Development project Management/Coordination.
    •  Track record of successful work experience and results in project management in NGOs setting
    • Result oriented and team player,
    • Knowledge and understanding of Project Cycle Management (PCM), 
    • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office, MS Project, 
    • Proficiency of English, Somali and Amharic,
    • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality
    • Commitment to values and working styles of CISP Movement,
    • Excellent interpersonal skills – builds good relationships with internal and external stakeholders and maintain effective collaboration with all staff,
    • Ability to manage a complex and demanding workload,
    •  Ability to travel with the country whenever required.
    Job Category:
    Development and Project Management
    Development and Project Management
    Filtu, Somali
    CISP (Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli) CISP (Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli)

    Share Page