Mar 05, 2018

Senior Project Coordinator at The Carter Center

  • Carter Center Ethiopia
  • Gambela, Ethiopia
Full time NGO Jobs/Nonprofit/Social Services Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Vacancy Number: VA_034_FY18

The Carter Center is a not-for-profit international NGO committed to waging peace, fighting disease and building hope worldwide. The Carter Center country office in Ethiopia, which assists the Government of Ethiopia in Disease Elimination and Eradication Programs, is looking for a qualified professional to fill the Senior Project Coordinator vacancy for its Guinea Worm Eradication Program.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Regional Health Bureau in training health workers and other support staff on EDEP, surveillance, and awareness activities.
  • Arranges, coordinates, and oversees activities of Woreda and Kebele level Guinea Worm Officers.
  • Travels to different woredas and kebeles about 90% of the time to ensure all activities are being carried out according to plan.
  • Provides assistance and guidance to all field staff, as well as partner staff as needed.
  • Attends all woreda level task force meetings.
  • Assists the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer when acquiring all necessary data for documentation, and works closely with him/her to ensure quality of data management at all levels.
  • Conducts bi-annual monitoring, impact assessments, and operational research activities related to surveillance and awareness projects with the assistance of the Program Manager.
  • Collects, updates, analyzes, and maintains information required to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate program activities and conduct risk assessment and analysis to identify villages and kebeles at risk of Guinea Worm cases and intensify surveillance and awareness raising activities.
  • Develops and revises annual, quarterly, and monthly work plans with detail activities, targets, budgets, and indicators, and ensures effective and efficient implementation and operations.
  • Conducts and supports health education and awareness raising activities through household visits as well as in schools, markets, places of worship and other places where people congregate.
  • Organizes and conducts video shows and cash reward announcements, and ensures distribution of Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials and placement of Guinea worm disease (GWD) and reward posters and banners in health facilities, schools, offices, markets, villages, places of worship, and other places where people congregate.
  • Conducts active case search, including through household visits as well as in schools, markets, places of worship, and other places where people congregate.
  • Performs other duties as instructed by his/her supervisor.

Terms of Employment: One year contract with a possibility of extension.

Required Number:  2 (Two)   

Duty Station:

  • 1 for Gog Woreda, Gambella and
  • 1 for Abobo Woreda, Gambella  (With frequent field travels to different Kebeles)  
Job Requirements:  

Qualification and Experience:

  • MSc degree in Public Health, Environmental health or related fields from a Recognized university.
  • Minimum of seven years relevant work experience in disease control & elimination preferably NTDs area. 

Additional/Advantageous Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel and work in remote areas
  • Highly energetic and able to work independently with little supervision
  • Previous NGO experience
  • Prior work experience in Gambella Region
  • Reasonably good experience in health project management
  • Good computer skills
  • Recommendation letter from the most recent employer
  • Able to present release letter from current employer in two weeks after job offer
How To Apply:  

Deadline for all applications:  Fifteen (15) days from the date of this vacancy announcement.

Interested applicants should submit their CV & application letter including photocopies of all supporting documents to the address given below.

Human Resource Manager

P.O. Box: 13373

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


You can also submit your documents in person at TCC-E Country Office,

Addis Ababa

Bole sub city, Woreda 03, House No. 2357

Around Bole, next to Hayat Hospital

+251 - 118 -69-95-37

The Carter Center - Ethiopia, Gambella Regional Office

Kebele 05, Openo Village, Kella Sefer

Tel. +251 – 478-519-029

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

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