Economic Empowerment Coordinator

at Plan International Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted December 4, 2019
Category Economics
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Plan International Ethiopia is looking for Economic Empowerment Coordinator for Addis Ababa Program Area who will be reporting to the Program Area Manager.





The Economic Empowerment Coordinator is responsible to manage assigned Projects as per the agreed project plan. The Role is expected to work with different government and non-governmental stakeholders to create evidence-based, innovative and sustainable development solutions to communities in Addis Ababa city Administration. The Economic Empowerment Coordinator together with other program, MEAL and finance team is responsible to manage the projects with light support from the Program Manager.



The Economic Empowerment Coordinator will report to Addis Abeba Program Area Manager of Plan International Ethiopia.  The post holder oversees the Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship component of different projects and collaboratively work with program area Livelihood, Education, Child protection and Sponsorship Coordinators and other admin staffs. She/he is responsible to ensure support and linkages to the Value Chain developments, Village Saving and Loan Schemes, Youth Economic Empowerment and innovation program components. The post holder is responsible for the delivery of results in line with pre agreed program plans and objectives and oversees program implementation at all stages throughout the project cycle.  Given that a significant and increasing amount of the work is done through partnership, a key aspect of the role is nurturing, developing and facilitating the achievement of results through partners.


  • Oversee the overall implementation of the Program Area Skills and Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship projects and support the Program Area in successful project delivery as per the standards, donor agreement and Plan’s guidelines and agreed implementation strategy.
  • Provide leadership into the project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; assess the  outputs, outcomes and impact of program interventions and activities in the program area.
  • Prepare and develop in consultation with appropriate stakeholders annual work plans and project plans.
  • Participate in grant review meetings ensuring partner NGOs are compliant with donor regulations, and are on track with implementation.
  • Facilitate on time budget transfer and budget liquidation of partners organizations
  • Monitor expenditure on a monthly basis to ensure spending is on track, and ensure forecasts are updated based on activities and in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Prepare programmatic reports for donor, government and the country office as required.
  • Take a lead in the development of new Youth Employment and Skill Development proposals designing.
  • Conduct regular field monitoring visits to provide support to partners and to ensure program’s quality and impact
  • Represent the Program Area in sectoral coordination at regional, national and sub-national levels and with the technical authorities.
  • Any other tasks as may be required for operational support directed by the line manager or designate

Policy engagement and networking

  • Serve as a principal representative to regional SOYEE networks and clusters to promote effective program implementation, to create collaborative and positive partnerships and alliances, and to influence policy that maximizes the impact of the country program.
  • Establish links and good relationships with relevant government authorities, NGOs, , academic and research institutions and  the media, in the area of Youth Engagement draw information and knowledge for program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Makes follow up and proper documentation of regional government policies, strategies and plans with respect to education


Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


  • Masters or First degree in Social Since, Agriculture, Rural Development  or related  fields Minimum five years relevant field experience in urban livelihood projects
  • Technical experience and knowledge in the area of Village Saving and Loan Association, Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment (YES) , Youth Innovative Program.
  • Experience working with local NGOs and partners in the implementation of programmes and support in institutional development.
  • Experience in budget management.
  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Empathy with PIE vision, mission, goal and objectives and commitment to capacity building, protection and participation.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, including experience developing proposals and other resource materials
  • Good knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning
  • Assist in building good relations with national authorities, international organizations, donor governments and other organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a large team of national staff at different levels
  • Strong documentation and information management skills
  • Good analytical, facilitation, communication and presentation skills
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize work under pressure
  • Good in written and spoken English. Local language Speaking



Applying Instructions

The closing date for the application is December 05, 2019.

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that:

  • Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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