National Project Officer

Job Description

Mission description

The Project Officer placed under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, He/she will be responsible for providing overall support for the implementation of the program to ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on-time, within budget, and at a high level of quality. More specifically, the Project Officer will be expected to:

 Project management, monitoring, evaluation and learning

  • Provide overall support over the project planning, budget, implementation and monitoring;
  • Ensure the project is implemented in close coordination and collaboration with Dessie’s Hospital;
  • Oversee the partnership with local building companies and with the Ethiopian Pharmaceuticals Supply Agency (EPSA);
  • Organise and lead frequent field visits and monitoring missions on the project’s site;
  • In coordination with the Project Manager and relevant team members of the Stabilisation & Resilience Unit, support the implementation of planning, operational and budgetary monitoring tools to assess (1) the real-time progress of activities, including cross-sectoral activities such as recruitment, reporting, management, etc.; (2) achievement of indicators under the project logical framework; and (3) budget expenditure and running balance;
  • Support the organization and facilitation of quarterly and annual project reviews that include the preparation of progress reports and project team meetings to assess the intervention strategy and contextual changes;
  • Support information/data collection and draft narrative donor reports in compliance with donor guidelines;
  • Ensure that findings / recommendations of past and future assessments (e.g. Results-Oriented Monitoring, Mid-Term Evaluation, Beneficiary Satisfaction Surveys) are acted upon and/or used to improve the project’s results;
  • Support the visibility of the project, in line with the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (Crisis and Support Centre) guidelines;
  • With the support of the Finance team, monitor the efficient budget utilisation and suggest reallocation of funds if needed;
  • Support the implementation of the project’s “exit strategy”.

Institutional representation & partnership

  • On a needs-basis, participate in coordination and technical meetings, represent EF in relevant Inter-Agency Working Groups (e.g. Health Cluster) and discussions;
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the MoH and Dessie’s Hospital at technical level.

 Project or context description

Expertise France is currently expanding its portfolio of programs in Ethiopia to promote conflict-affected communities’ access to basic services. Expertise France will engage in a 12-month program to strengthen conflict-affected communities’ access to health care through the rehabilitation and re-equipment of Dessie’s hospital. Please see the project’s summary below:  

Target areaTown of Dessie, Amhara region
Target groups and stakeholdersMinistry of Health, Amhara Region Government, Amhara Region Health Bureau, Dessie Hospital medical staff, and hospital users
Intervention sectorRehabilitation of public infrastructure
Programme SynopsisExpertise France has designed a project to rapidly help resume conflict-affected communities’ access to health care in the city of Dessie. Through rehabilitation works, re-equipment activities and coordination with ongoing stabilisation initiatives in the Amhara region, the programme will increase target communities’ resilience.
GoalTo promote the resumption of essential service provision for conflict-affected communities
Specific objectiveTo strengthen conflict-affected communities’ access to health care through the rehabilitation and re-equipment of Dessie’s hospital
Expected resultsER1: Dessie’s hospital is rehabilitated and upgraded to provide a comprehensive health care offer to the most vulnerable populations affected by violent conflicts.ER2: The staff of Dessie’s hospital have the necessary equipment to relaunch the provision of essential health care.
Programme length12 months
Duty stationAddis Ababa with frequent travel to project area

Job Requirements

Qualifications and skills:

  •  Master’s Degree in international development, public health, social protection, or any related field;
  • Demonstrated knowledge in stabilisation programming;
  • Strong programme/technical and budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective representation and liaison skills;
  • Personal qualities: promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well; result-oriented; pays attention to detail and quality;
  • Fluency in English and Amharic. Fluency in French is an asset.

 Professional experience:

  •  Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in humanitarian and non-humanitarian sectors, with specific experience in public infrastructure rehabilitation projects in emergency or post-conflict settings;
  • Proven experience in project management and/or project coordination working for an INGO, a UN or a bilateral agency.

How to Apply

All applications must include the following:

  • CV

 Applications should be sent to Expertise France by email;

using the following subject: National Project Officer – Dessie Rehabilitation

Deadline for application: Monday, July 4, 2022 @ 17:00

 The process of selection of expressions of interest will occur in two phases:

  • As a first step
  • a shortlist will be freely established by Expertise France.
  • Selected candidates may then be invited for an interview.
  • Fees for the services will be negotiated with the designated candidate.

If you do not receive a response within two weeks of the application deadline, please consider that your application has not been shortlisted.

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