Project Coordinator

Vacancy Announcement


CHADET is a child focused Ethiopian Resident Charity which exists to ensure the provision of quality services for vulnerable children. Every year CHADET supports more than 20,000 such children.CHADET will be implementing a Girls’ Education Challenge Transition (GEC-T) project funded by DFID aimed at supporting 16,503 marginalized girls stay in school, learn and successfully transit in the different cycles of education. This project is a four year project (2017-2021) to be implemented in 30 Kebeles in three Zones (South Gondar, South Wollo and Arsi) in Amhara and Oromiya Regional States. CHADET is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions.


Position title:        Project Coordinator

Duty Station:              
Project Offices (Debretabor, Kombolcha and Assela)

Report to:                   GEC-T Project Manager

Salary:                        As per the organization’s scale

Term of employment: One year contract with possible extension based on proven


Desired No:                 One per project site


A) Major duties and responsibilities

Staff Management

  • Manages and supervises, leads guides and supports the GEC-T project implementing in the respective Zones.
  • Supports the development of high performing teams at the program/project operational area level and ensures that appropriate procedures and policies are followed;
  • Completes all CHADET performance management activities including: performance planning, monitoring, and annual performance appraisals.

Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Study and propose new ideas pertinent to the delivery of quality services to target groups in particular and the community in general;
  • Based on the main project document, prepare annual, bi-annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly work plans and oversee its implementation accordingly;
  • Support and coach staff in preparing quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plan, budget and report;
  • Ensure that joint monitoring visits with government stake holders and other stakeholders’ meetings are carried out regularly.

Program Implementation and Technical Support

  • Lead, coordinate and supervise the activity of project staff who work in GEC-T project at the field office;
  • Capacitate each of the field office staff to mainstream and adopt organizational core values, policies, procedures and program approaches are clearly understood and adhered;
  • Ensure that appropriate technical, administrative and financial support is provided by the respective sections of the Head Office to enhance the capacity of the field office for successful implementation of the project.

Financial Management and Administration

  • Ensure that there is proper and timely budget tracking;
  • Assists in the preparation of new project/program budgets.
  • Ensure the protection and proper handling of the property of the project;
  • Ensure that periodic activity and financial reports are prepared and submitted to the Program Manager, government offices and partners timely;

Networking and Learning

  • Establish and maintain formal and informal communication mechanisms with government, community partners, and other stakeholders particularly in the education, safeguarding and livelihoods sector;
  • Lead the partnership with CCCs (for Amhara Region) and other similar stakeholders in Oromiya Region.
  • Ensure that reports are prepared and submitted to concerned parties, donors, counterparts and CHADET members on time and in a professional manner;
  • Keep up to date records, including best practice and ensure ongoing personal development and learning;
  • Participate in the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned.

B) Job Requirements

  • A minimum of BA Degree in relevant fields of the social sciences including Development planning, Project management, sociology, community Development, 
  • At least five years of experience of project management/coordination in the NGO sector and in the management of projects of similar nature.
  • Proven experience in report writing.
  • Ability to work independently and think innovatively and strategically, as well as work collaboratively.
  • Proven experience of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and its application within annual planning processes.
  • Experience of managing subordinate staff

C) Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent IT skills, especially MS Word, Excel and other MS Office applications.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage complex and sensitive organizational relationships.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic (spoken and written) is required, in addition to this for Assela field base fluency in Oromiffa (spoken and written) is mandatory.


Deadline:   The deadline for submitting applications for all positions is 10 days from the date of Announcement.


How to Apply

If you are interested in the job and fulfill the above requirements, please send your application letter, CV and copies of your credentials

P.o.Box- 5854, HR department

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


Additional Info

  • Job Position: Project Coordinator
  • Deadline: Friday, 14 July 2017
  • Place Of Work: Project Office


CHADET is a charitable organisation registered in Ethiopia (Reg. no. 0234) that works for the protection and welfare of children found under difficult circumstances.


CHADET’s Motto


Striving to build Children’s future!


25 years of service for vulnerable children and young people!