Project Manager – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia

Posted on: Saturday Mar 30 , 12:35 PM , 2019
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Save the Children

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Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for  innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.


The Regional Social and Behaviour Change communication project manager will lead the SBCC planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting at regional level.  The position holder manage local NGOs and closely works with Growth through Nutrition regional team, regional and zonal, to provide technical and support for the behavioural change communication and social mobilization objectives of the Project.  With support from GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION SBCC team in Addis Ababa, He/she will lead the development and/or adaptation of SBCC approach and materials to regional context to be used for community conversations. This may include pretesting, creative concept testing, translation and development of SBCC media, messages and materials adapted for use in the region. He/she ensures that community conversation and education efforts of Growth through Nutrition are cascaded to the target communities in keeping with developed strategies and plans.  He/she will manage   Local NGOs, ensure regional SBCC activities are harmonized with other partners, lessons from growth through nutrition SBCC approaches were documented and shared.


§  Responsible to roll out and oversee GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION SBCC activities in the region, including support for the development /adaptation of SBCC materials in coordination with GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION SBCC team and partners

§  Manage the local NGOs implementing the SBCC activities of the project.

§  Ensure that GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION SBCC strategy and activities are well understood by the relevant regional/zonal /woreda sector bureaus

§  Participate in regional SBCC working group to harmonize existing materials or develop new materials

§  Leads planning and organization of SBCC workshops, trainings, and site visits.  Maintains regular communications with GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION’s SBCC team in Addis to provide feedback and suggestions from the region.

§  Provides technical support to program staff and partners agencies on community and social mobilization to increase support and local community involvement; provide technical support regarding GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION SBCC interventions to Local NGOs and regional Nutrition and Livelihood Coordinators, health workers, health extension workers and DAs. Serves as a technical resource in SBCC for staff and partners to strengthen approaches, materials and activities.

§  Work closely with other thematic managers and senior program managers to ensure coordination among partners, SCI   nutrition and resilience projects and Growth through Nutrition technical specialists to ensure quality of project implementation and timely completion of the activities.

§  Ensure the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment, a rigorous learning agenda, sustainable approaches, and most importantly convergence/overlay of multi-sector nutrition interventions (e.g. agriculture, livelihoods, education, health, humanitarian assistance) in the same geographic areas

§  Coordinate and collaborate with other projects/programs of Save the Children, working on nutrition and livestock / agriculture-nutrition issues in areas of BCC and advocacy to ensure synergy, sharing of technical resources, learning and mutual support.

§  Conducts supportive supervisions and provide responsive support to assure quality and timeliness of activities at regional, district and ward levels. Provides mentoring to community facilitators.

§  leading community conversations.

§  Work closely with M&E team to ensure regular and timely monitoring and reporting of SBCC data and responsive feedback to improve program performance.

§  Develop regional SBCC component budgets and integrate SBCC costs into the GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION budgets

§  Participate in  assessment of existing local community mobilization, community conversation and other SBCC  efforts in GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION target areas

§  Work with SBCC team to organize communication activities such as workshops, focus group seminars, and other training activities among project partners including local  NGOs, local community groups to improve quality of SBCC service delivery;

§  Participate in regular review meetings, joint supervisions and other GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION led activities relevant to nutrition areas.

§  Actively contribute to GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION’s documentation, dissemination and sharing of lessons learned, research findings, best practices and success stories in SBCC

§  Provides assistance with generating reports and feedback forms related to SBCC from the field.

§  Ensure appropriate staff management within area of responsibility

§  Prepare weekly/biweekly  updates, monthly and quarterly ,bi annual and annual  report and submit on timely manner to the senor  program  manger

§  In collaboration with M&E coordinator, ensure that appropriate documentation of beneficiary profiles, inputs, trainings and nutrition and health related case stories

§  Prepares periodic reports related to his/her assignment

§  Act as a focal person for layering and convergence

§  Performs other related tasks as required

Job Requirements 

§  A BA or BSc Degree in Communications, Health Promotion, Community Development, Social Sciences,

§  A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in SBCC programs, ideally in nutrition, health or related technical areas.

§  Experience with SBCC materials development and and/or adaptation strongly preferred

§  Experience working effectively with local NGO/CSOs/FBOs

§  Experience working in respective region with pastoralist and agro-pastoralist populations

§  Proven ability to work in a team, with good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to motivate community leaders, health extension workers, AEWs.

§  Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

§  Willingness to work with district government officials, local NGO/CSOs and frequently travel to rural communities

§  An understanding and commitment to Save the Children values

§  Strong results orientation

§  Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload

§  Excellent spoken and written English and local languages

§  Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word) and internet skills

§  Expected to make decisions on well-established procedures, under close supervision

§  Able to solve problems by selecting the most suitable procedure or method within guidelines and precedents; direction sought when solutions not within established guidelines or precedents

§  Female applicants are highly encourged

How to Apply

Deadline: April 08, 2019

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through Save the children Online Application Portal

a.     A CV (not more than 3 pages)

b.     A cover letter (not more than one page)

c.     A one page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

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