Feb 23, 2018

Program Assistant (1)

  • Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC)
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full time NGO Jobs/Nonprofit/Social Services Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC) is looking for competent personnel to fill up the following vacant positions. EDC is a quasi-government institution, established by the ministry of Urban Development and Housing and the Federal Urban Job Creations and Food Security Agency (FeUJC&FSA), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme UNDP) Ethiopia, in February 2013. The program aims to foster the emergence of a robust competitive private sector with focus on micro and small scale enterprises. EDC has its headquarters in Addis Ababa regional coordination offices in Oromia (Bishoftu), Amhara (Bahir Dar). SNNPRS (Hawassa), and Tigray (Mekelle).

EDC is looking for qualified personnel for the following vacancy

1. Program Assistant (1)

Duty Station - EDC Headquarters - Addis Ababa
Duties and Responsibilities
The specific duties of the Program Assistant will include, but not limited to, the following:
  • Provide effective administrative support to ensure smooth operations of the Business Development Services (BDS) and Training programs.
  • Maintain the BDS and Training programs clients’ database.
  • Compile and analyze program data and produce regular reports (monthly. quarterly and annually) in addition to performance evaluation reports of BDS Advisors and Trainers.
  • Follow up on report deadlines for the BDS and training programs and ensures timely submission to the program managers.
  • Assist in the establishment and controlling of budgets for training and BDS activities.
  • Review travel authorizations and documentation and summarizes professional fees for BDS advisors and trainers to ensure timely payment.
  • Assist in monitoring BDS activity in Addis Ababa and collecting success stones.
  • Manage the stationary and training materials and documentation stock in order to coordinate the dispatch and timely arrival of training materials to the training sites.
  • Assist in the identification and procurement of training venues.
  • Provide logistical support to the programs in addition to managing the calendar of program managers, contacts with visitors and staff, arranging appointments and meetings, and take minutes when required.
  • Maintain programs related filing system to ensure safekeeping of confidential materials.
  • Undertake additional tasks assigned to him/her by program managers.
Management Arrangement: The Program Assistant will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Training and BDS Program Managers. The incumbent shall also works in close collaboration with other EDC staff to resolve administrative related issues and relevant information delivery.

Education: Degree in relevant field of studies from recognized university is required. Additional training or qualification in project management and or business administration is an advantage.
Experience: At least 2 year work experience relevant to this assignment. Prior experience on project related administrative work is preferred.
Skills and knowledge:
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Self-starter who can work independently;
  • Skilled in establishing priorities and managing workload;
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Previous experience in office setting required
  • Technologically literate with basic computer skills;
  • Good organization skills and record keeping (attention to detail is critical).
Language: Good oral and written communication skills of English and Amharic languages  

How To Apply:

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to send their updated CVs, copies of their educational background and cover letter to: info@edcethiopia.org or submit the documents in person to EDC Headquarters, Nega City Mall, 3rdfloor, Josef Tito Street, Casanchis, Addis Ababa until March, 02, 2018

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