Sep 17, 2019

Emergency Program Specialist

  • ChildFund International -Ethiopia
  • ChildFund ETHIOPIA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full Time NGO Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

ChildFund Ethiopia is an international child focused NGO working to improve the wellbeing of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children and families. We achieve positive change in communities in partnership with local organizations through our three core programs that improve education, health and livelihoods and achieve the outcomes of healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children and skilled and involved youth. ChildFund Ethiopia would like to invite competent and vibrant candidates to apply for the following positions.

The Emergency Program Specialist  will be responsible for all aspects of program implementation, including resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation of all Emergency and Child Protection in Emergencies activities within the Ethiopia Country program. The Emergency Specialist will liaise with Emergency Global team and represent ChildFund in donor and partners’ meetings.  The Specialist reports directly to the Country Director but closely works with other staff such as the Grants and Resource Mobilization Manager, the Child Protection Specialist and the Program and Sponsorship Director.

 Major Responsibilities

Actively engages in Emergency program design, Implementation and Management

  • Leads in the Rapid Needs Assessments and present analysis to Organization’s Management Team
  • Leads the preparation and updating of the Country Office Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Actively engages in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Program (DRR)
  • Strengthen Organizational and Local Partners’ capacity in Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) and Education in Emergencies (EiE).
  • Actively seeks for new grants and works with the resource mobilization team 
  • Seeks out for opportunities for Innovation and shows same in the program design
  • Represents the Country office in various forums
  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Develop learning and knowledge products in the emergency response that meet standards and enable organization-wide learning and sharing by documenting approaches, project and program designs and lessons, case studies and other knowledge products. Seek and leverage existing knowledge products in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Terms of Employment:         One year with a possibility of extension based on proven performance

Job Requirements



Degree graduate in International Development, or relevant discipline in social sciences

 Work Experience                 

  • At least 5+ years’ experience in Humanitarian, emergency response preferable with an international development organization
  • Experience in grant proposal development and understanding of humanitarian standards
  • Experience in managing Child Protection in Emergency Programs.
  • Proven experience in supervising, representing and liaising with external parties.
  • Managing Education in emergencies is an added advantage.

Demonstrate Competencies

  • Ability to pre-position capacity in order to respond quickly and efficiently in emergencies.
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English and Amharic.  Knowledge of other local languages an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, develop and foster relationships internally and externally.
  • Strong organizational, inter-personal, communication and report writing skills.
  • Computer proficiency in general office software (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook).

How to Apply

Qualified candidates can apply in person, via e-mail or by sending non-returnable full CV and copies of supporting documents with cover letter on or before September 30, 2019 to:          

ChildFund Ethiopia

Bole -03-680 Street, House No 207-11, P.O.Box 5545

Tel. 0116-612-928/637-498     

   Please write the job title on the subject line when applying through e-mail.

 ChildFund Ethiopia is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.

Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply