LEGO Assistant Project Coordinator

at Plan International Ethiopia
Location Assosa, Benishangul Gumuz, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 26, 2021
Category Business Development
Education / Teaching
Facility Management
Social Sciences
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB



    ·    Project management and monitoring

    ·  Make sure that the project is implemented in accordance with the donor agreement and requirements i.e. as per the signed LOU/PPA

    ·  Coordinate and monitor the overall management of the LEGO “Learning through play” project in Assosa refugee operations, specifically in Tongo & Gure-Shembolla refugee camps.

    ·   Supervise and follow up on the work of the Pedagogical Mentors and the Community mobilizers recruited and engaged in the implementation of this project.

    · Conduct on spot-mentoring to the project engaged team and teachers based on field observations and monitoring of implementation.

    ·  Set, follow up and monitor the distribution plan of the “Learning through Play” kits including radios, Play papers, Sola Spells, Tablets and Bricks.

    · Follow up on the training materials distribution and translation into the local language.

    · Report and harmonize the collection of data related to the targeted groups of children, teachers and schools’ management, community participation and the impact of the project on children in particular and the community in general.

    · Organize and coordinate the workshops and training planned for this project, and ensure relevant participants are effectively engaged and committed.

    · Initiate and facilitate regular meetings and reviewing sessions to ensure qualitative implementation while measuring the impact of the activities on the learning process.

    ·  Regularly report and share information with the LEGO Project coordinator, including referral of children at risk.

    · Effectively participate in the project relevant meetings and training and contribute as required to advocate for children’s rights to learn and play.

    · In consultation with Assosa field operations manager, LEGO project coordinator and education program coordinator maintain efficient and effective operating systems, and ensure compliance with Plan International’s Quality Framework and Minimum Operating Standards.

    ·       Facilitate the preparation, review and periodic revision of the project detail implementation plan (DIP) particularly the work plan, MEAL and procurement plans.

    ·       Oversee the implementation of the project in the field and monitor the progress on a regular basis through field visits and meetings with project staff, children, communities, partners, local and regional government, and other key stakeholders.

    ·       Prepare the initial draft programmatic and financial reports and submit to LEGO project coordinator, ensuring these are of a high quality and on a timely manner.

    ·       Act as sub-budget holder for this project, he/she will be responsible to support the overall management and when necessary facilitate the revision of a realistic budget, authorization and track expenditures in line with the budget and donor guidelines.


    ·  Manage and monitor LEGO project budget in line with the country office scheme of delegation, ensuring compliance with donor rules and accurate and timely financial reporting.

    ·  Support the LEGO project coordinator in the preparation of project phased budget.

    · Ensure that budget for LEGO project accurately reflects anticipated costs of planned work at all times.

    ·  Jointly with LEGO project coordinator, prepare and implement pipeline analyses and Monthly/quarterly spending targets.

    ·   Contribute Award Implementation Review (AIR) and align with BVA analysis

    ·  Ensure the financial records relating to the project budget are accurate and in line with policies and procedures set out in the Finance Manual

    · Monitor, analyse and report significant variances between budget and actual expenditure

    ·        Keep a record of all committed costs in relation to procurement of goods and services for LEGO project.

    ·       Be fully aware of the grant compliance regulations for the donor.

    ·  Facilitate and work together with the award unit, documentation for any project modifications, amendments or extensions, which require donor and/or government consent and approval. Ensure such changes are made in close consultation with the LEGO project coordinator, Education Program Specialist, award, finance staffs, all relevant project staffs and senior managers.

    Job Requirements



    ·  Bachelor’s Degree in education, development studies, social science or equivalent.

    ·  5 years’ work experience in NGO and INGO in emergency and development area of environment in managing education projects and other related.

    ·   Substantial experience in all aspects of project management within the NGO development and humanitarian sectors including refugee response program and camp coordination.

    ·  Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Ethiopian education policy, strategies and programs.

    ·   Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

    ·   Willingness to reside in Tongo Refugee Camp and travel to other nearby camps, work in harsh and difficult physical conditions in areas of potential insecurity around Assosa region.


Applying Instructions

  • The closing date for the application in June 29.2021. Qualified candidates should submit the application form found with this link  through

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

    More information about Plan International can be found on

    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 organization, 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 organization, 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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