Ethiopian Training and Development Professionals Association /ETDPA/

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Operation Officer Vacancy Announcement


Ethiopian Training and Development Professionals Association (ETDPA) was established in 2022 under the proclamation number 1113/2019 by the Authority of Civil Society Organizations in Ethiopia with a registration number 6295.  The major objective of ETDPA is promote the eco system of training and development profession, recognize the work ethics and rights of professionals, serve the country to get to be advantageous from the sector, work on the indigenous training and development practices to gain the recognition and respect as it deserves and contribute to the development of the sector in our country and beyond.

Overview of membership benefits

Professional associations provide an excellent opportunity for members to connect with other professionals in similar fields, to network and collaborate on projects, and to stay abreast of the latest news and trends. Professional associations can provide members with career-building activities such as conferences and seminars, access to job listings, peer-to-peer mentoring, and knowledge development resources. They can also provide powerful advocacy on behalf of members’ careers and causes, such as lobbying federal and regional governments, working to establish professional standards, and developing programs that benefit the profession, also provide members with access to exclusive job listings, certifications, products and services related to members' fields, granting members more exposure to potential employers and other special offers.  As a result, professional associations can be powerful resources for members, providing both tangible career benefits and invaluable professional contacts.

Objectives of this call

Ethiopian Training and Development Professionals Association (ETDPA) want to call and employ experienced staff to its head office. The assignment will play a critical role with the association president to ensure the performance of the individual members, departments and partners.    

Job description

The Job description of the assignment will be:

·       Manage membership related issues and day to day office operations

·       Resource identification and proposal writing

·       Social media management

·       Follow up and support different operational committees

·       Operate day to day outstanding issues

·       Perform other duties when assigned by the president

Job Specification/requirements

·       Education – any field of study

·       Year of experience – similar or related practical experience for Level 4/5/BA (with 7 years), MA (with 3 years), PhD (with 1 year).

·       Self-initiated and works with very minimal supervision

·       Familiarity to work in professional associations is a plus    

·       Excellent communication skill with individuals and organizations

Technical skills and experience  

·       Strong analytical skills and interpersonal relationship with diverse group of people.

·       Proposal writing and project management skills is mandatory.

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic.

·       Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks.

·       Computer proficiency in MS Office applications and technology-assisted communication techniques.  

Employment type

Three months contract and will renewed based on the availability of funds and best performance of the employee.

Salary and benefits  

·       Negotiable

·       Attractive and based on fund availability   

Applicant requirements

·       Expression of interest with how to address the mentioned job descriptions.

·       Academic and any certification with three references from employers or work colleagues phone number and email address.

How to Apply

All interested applicants are invited to submit their interest that fulfill our interest can apply only through all the required documents will attach on the form:- , Email:

Deadline:  July 15/2023

ETDPA has a right to totally reject and or partially change the assignment at any time.