Internal/External Vacancy Announcement Project Coordinator PRIDE Project

at Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 26, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) is an Ethiopian Civil Society development organization that works with other organizations to promote, facilitate and build organizational capacity to make mainstream government and non-governmental service delivery and development programs accessible to, and inclusive of persons with disabilities

ECDD is partnering with USAID to implement “Promoting Rights and Inclusion for Disability Empowerment (PRIDE)” from December 20, 2021, to December 19, 2024, with a major goal of the project, which is to increase the economic empowerment of youth with disabilities. The first objective of the project is Skills and Work: youth with disabilities have access to vocational skills training and jobs. The second objective is Policy Reform: duty bearers adopt and implement disability-inclusive policies and practices. Primary beneficiaries of the Project will be 1,200 youth, between the ages of 15-29, with visual, hearing, or mobility disabilities, with a majority being young women with disabilities. Special efforts that involve family members will be made to include youth who are deafblind, and youth with intellectual, cognitive, developmental, or psychosocial disabilities.

Description of Tasks

The Project Coordinator Pride Project is based at ECDD Head Office, Addis Ababa, and reports to the Inclusive Livelihoods Program Team Lead and works under the overall supervision of the Program Director and Executive Director. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of activities and results of the project.

Specifically, the Project Coordinator of Pride Project will:

1.    Prepare the annual project work plan, implement and reporting all project activities according to the work plan, managing the annual project budget and expenditure

2.    Coordinate the planning, implementation, and reporting of project activities with the Regional Project Officer.

3.    Supervise Regional Project Officers, Disability inclusion facilitators and maintain contact with project partners

4. Organize workshops, training, and events together with the Project Officers.

5. Work closely with the Federal TVET Agency and Regional TVET Agencies to promote the implementation of inclusive TVET

6.    Facilitate inclusive CBT /TVET opportunities for youth with disabilities.

7. Facilitate CBT graduates in forming groups and initiating income-generating activities and Procurement of materials for IGA groups.

8. Facilitate accessibility audit and modification of model TVET centers.

9. Provide technical support to the Ethiopian Business and Disability Network (EBDN) and its members in their efforts to promote inclusive employment

10. Follow-up and monitor partnerships developed between TVET institutions, employers, and government authorities towards realizing disability-inclusive TVET in Ethiopia.

11. Design and implement systems to assist disability inclusion facilitators for the mobilization of youth with disabilities to CBT and TVET training.

12. Ensure observance of the ECDD Child and Adults-at-Risk Policy by project staff and partners, in consultation with the ECDD Safeguarding Focal Person.

13. Monitor and evaluate progress on achievement of project results, and provide data and information to the ECDD M&E Coordinator.

14. Prepare quarterly reports of activities accomplished, in collaboration with the Project Officer and submit reports to the ECDD M&E Coordinator and Livelihoods Program Team Lead in a timely manner.

15. Oversee the collection, documentation and dissemination of lessons learned, case stories and good practices of the project and its partners.

16. Undertake such other tasks as may be assigned by the ECDD Program Team Lead or Program Director.


Job Requirements

Job Requirement

Required qualifications:

1. Education – Minimum of Master’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Business Administration or a related field

2. Professional experience – minimum of 6 years of responsibility for the implementation of donor-funded projects related to vocational skills training and work

3. Good understanding of National TVET policies and strategies, and extensive knowledge of other organizations active in livelihoods-related work in Ethiopia

4. Good knowledge of the practice and profession of special needs education

5. Previous professional work in vocational skills training is desirable

6. Previous business experience is desirable

7. Previous professional experience working with persons with disabilities is desirable

8. Excellent interpersonal relationships and teamwork

9. Excellent communication skills

10. Able and willing to travel frequently to the project intervention areas

11. Competence in the use of computer applications

12. Fluency in English and Amharic or Ethiopian Sign Language, knowledge of other Ethiopian languages also advantageous.

Qualified individuals with disabilities, especially women with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.  ECDD gives priority in employment to qualified candidates with disabilities.  ECDD will meet any and all required disability adjustment costs to enable individuals with disabilities to meet the requirements for the position.

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