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Cost Manager

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Cost Infrastructure Transparency Initiative is looking for qualified applicants for the following open positions.

Job Overview

  • Salary:Negotiable but attractive

Job Title

Cost Manager

Job Requirement 

Responsible to: Chairman, Multi-Stakeholder Group with assistance from Vice Chairman, Representative of Host institution of Cost-Ethiopia

Purpose of the Job:To manage the delivery of the Cost –Ethiopia Implementation  

  • Plan with budget and advice the multi-Stakeholder Group
  • According to ensure a successful Country Programme.


1.Finanical Management

  • Coordinate financial and budget activities for maximum Operation efficiency
  • Prepare annual implementation plan of Cost-Ethiopia and Follow-up its approval
  • Prepare annual budget and funding application to deliver the activities specified in the Cost Country Implementation Plan.
  • Manage the preparation of quarterly management accounts for the Multi-Stakeholder Group and the international Secretarial.
  • Manage the preparation of end of year accounts in line with current legislation and in Consultation with auditor
  • Manage the income and expenditure of funding  ,Preparing  reports as required
  • Approve payments to suppliers and consultancy in accordance with agreed procedures
  • Ensures payroll is functioning
  1. Administrative Management
  • Lead on the preparation for Multi-Stakeholder Group Meetings Such as Consulting on the agenda and advise the Multi-Stakeholder Group on key issues
  • Manage the delivery of all other meetings such as disclosure events, annual general meetings etc.
  • Maintains and develop Office  system and Procedures
  • Prepare Cost-Ethiopia Policies and Practice in line with international Secretarial and Follow-up approval

3.Project Management

  • In partnership with the Multi-Stakeholder Group, Manage the delivery of the country implementation Plan within the agreed budget
  • Coordinate technical assistance(TA) and Capacity  building activities as reflected in the implementation plan
  • Procure and mange consultancy to deliver technical assistance such as the assurance process and baseline studies in line with the implementation Plan
  • Implement the MSG agreed quality assurance process for all published documents
  • Co-Ordinate and manage fundraising for the CoST-Ethiopia programme

4.Project Management

  • Work with relevant Ministers and procuring Entitles to identify Capacity building requirements for the disclosure of CoST Project Information .
  • Work with Civil Society Organizations to Identify  their needs to identify capacity  building requirement to use and Respond  to the disclosed CoST Project Information
  • Coordinate the baseline data Collection Exercise  at a Country level ,in Consultation with the MSG and International Secretariat.
  • Produce Policy documents, Procedures, terms of reference ,guidance materials etc,for the CoST-Ethiopia programme as agreed with the MSG.


  • Prepare regular Country Progress reports on quarterly basis for Submission to the MSG and International Secretariat
  • Ensure the Implementation Plan is Update and submitted to the MSG and International Secretariat on quarterly basis

6.Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

  • Produce and implement a communications plan for the CoST-Ethiopia programme
  • Engage with donor country Offices ,Government, Private sector Companies and Civil Society organizations to build a wider coalition of supporters for the country programme
  • Use a range of Communication tools such as new letters, Social Media etc for Communication with Country Stakeholders
  • Organizes and deliver CoST-Ethiopia stakeholder events within budget
  • Maintain frequent Communication with the International Secretariat to keep them Updated on Progress ,any difficulties arising and additional support required within the country concerned
  • Act as a Secretariat Public enquiry point for in –Country stakeholders
  • Provide a Secretariat contact point for local media
  • Ensure Contributions are made to the international CoST bulletin
  • Provide relevant information to the International Secretariat for inclusion on the CoST  website  in timely Manner .
  • Maintain the national CoST website  to ensure information is available to stakeholders throughout implementation

7.Staff Management

  • Coordinate the recruitment of new staff and MSG Members
  • Set, Support and monitor performance Objectives of staff members

8.Person Specification

  • Education to degree level in Construction Management ,Civil Engineering or Related ,or equivalent experience in Construction works ,with at least 4 years in a managerial Position directly related to Construction Management  Procurement or Contract Administration;
  • Significant financial and administrative experience
  • Significant experience of  Managing Complex Project ;
  • An Understanding of how public Construction projects are procured & managed :
  • Experience of producing year end accounts:
  • Experience budget procuring and managing consultants
  • Good MS Office Skills including Excel, Access and email:
  • Good Written Skills:
  • Ability to report in English
  1. Desirable Criteria
  • Knowledge of national laws (e.g .employment ) relating to a Small Organization:
  • Experience of Organizing meetings and event ;
  • Experience of minute writing ]
  • Experience of producing a communication plan]
  • Experience of engaging with  the Media
  • Experience of engaging with a website
  • Experience of Managing  a website

How to Apply

Qualification and interested applicants should submit their Cover letter with CV to CoST-Ethiopia Secretariat by email:

 Female Candidates are Strong encouraged to apply

For any clarifications, Contact

Ato Haileyesus Meseret

Administrative Assistant CoST-Ethiopia


Deadline፡March 07,2021



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