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Project Coordinator – SOS Children’s Village

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SOS Children’s Village is looking for qualified applicants for the following open position.

Job Title:  

Project Coordinator

Job Overview:                             

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Company’s Scale

Place of Work: Addis Ababa,Ethiopia.

Job Position:                                

Project Coordinator


  • Carry out a feasibility study or up-date existing information for starting a family strengthening Project in a particular community ensuring participation of key stakeholders.
  • Identify key stakeholders including the local government, community-based partners and Project participants and ensure their active participation in the Project design and implementation putting a particular emphasis on child participation.
  • Draw-up an initial action plan based on the findings from the feasibility study, followed by annual plans with concrete Project activities based on the analysis findings and in line with the organisations mission, policies, strategic priorities and available resources.
  • Identify local funding sources and apply for grants and other forms of local income, such as donations in kind and government subsidies.
  • Lead the implementation of Project activities with partners according to the objectives, actions and time frames outlined in the annual plan and joint action plan.
  • Ensure that the Project operates in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that a proper Project intake process for children and their families is implemented through an initial assessment process and the systematic prioritisation of cases in collaboration with key stakeholders involved in the management/coordination of the Project.
  • Coordinate the development of a comprehensive Project service package according to the findings in the initial assessment. Capacity-building of all participating families towards self-reliance is supported through the implementation of a family development planning process.
  • Support capacity-building of Project implementation partners (can be community-based organisations or structures, self-help groups, local NGOs or local authorities) to ensure the long-term sustainability of service delivery and ongoing development of the Project in future.
  • Build a strong network of partner organisations. Where appropriate formalise these partnerships through Memorandum of Understandings (MOU).
  • Build strong relationships with local government authorities, recognised community leadership, like-minded groups, organisations and/or institutions operating with the local community, who share the organisation’s vision, as well as those who provide complementary services.
  • Participate in governmental and/or community forums dealing with issues affecting children of our target group.
  • Build good relations with the local media (e.g. community radio), so child rights issues in general as well as the organisation’s mission and objectives can be promoted on a regular basis.

Job Requirement:                       



  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Community Development or Public Administration.


  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in the field of social services or community development. Management experience will be an added advantage.


  • Understanding of child rights issues: knowledge in the area of child rights, child protection, child development and family & community development; knowledge of relevant local and national laws, regulations and protocols.
  • People development: facilitation skills to build the capacities of families, children and partner organisations.
  • Leadership: able to build effective teams, motivate high performance, and generate commitment to the programme goals.
  • Communication & networking skills: ability to foster effective relationships with the key stakeholders of the programme including the local authorities, community leadership, partner organisations and participating families. Ability to represent the organisation externally.
  • Collaboration: driven to work with others, able to build partnerships and networks internally and externally.
  • Functional skills: financial management, HR management, project cycle management.
  • Experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent command of at least two local and/or national languages used in the country and good communication skills, including both written and verbal. Preferably fluent in the language(s) spoken in the programme’s target communities.
  • Positive and professional approach: highly organised, able to work independently, using initiative and keeping commitments, leading a team;
  • Good knowledge of children’s rights.
  • Awareness and understanding of social development issues including gender, education, health, HIV/AIDS, etc.
  • Basic financial skills.
  • Basic human resource development skills.
  • Basic computer skills (Windows, Word, Excel)
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.

  How to Apply

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to:  Click Here

Deadline: 19, October , 2023.

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