Project Coordinator-AcceleraTE

at The Fred Hollows foundation Ethiopia
Location Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted October 27, 2019
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


  Help us end avoidable blindness in Ethiopia

·         Assist us to strengthen local health systems

·         A new country strategy built on true partnerships

·         1 position based in West Hararge

The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of Australia’s most respected and trusted international development organisations whose vision is to end avoidable blindness and ensure the work of Fred Hollows lives on.

Ethiopia is one of The Foundation’s largest funded programs, focused on the Elimination of Trachoma.  Up until now our program has focused on the complex and direct delivery of services to help those in need.  With strong foundations in place, we are now looking to enter into a new phase of our programming building on the work that we have already done.

In line with the priorities of the New Global Strategy, the next phase of our programs will see us moving towards a system strengthening approach ensuring the work that we do, is sustainable and integrated within the local health systems.  Moving forward we will focus on the following key areas;

·         Support and Strengthen the health systems – integrating trachoma into broader eye health services

·         New Comprehensive Eye Care Programs (cataract, diabetic retinopathy, Uncorrected Refractive Error (URE) and trachoma)

·         Sustainability - through increased investment and support we will work hand in hand with local governments


About the Position

The Project Coordinator, AcceleraTE oversees the planning, co-ordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Accelerate TT surgery project in West Hararghe of The Fred Hollows Foundation Trachomatous Trichiasis (TT) Surgery Project.

Specific responsibilities include:   

·         Coordinates stakeholders and play an active role in the development of annual operational plans and quarter action plans of TT surgery of the Zone by Weredas.  He/She is also responsible to lead the scheduling and sequencing of the planned activities in consultation with partners.

·         Play a coordination role towards the elimination of TT by engaging all partners working at Zonal and Wereda levels to ensure the project is contributing to the trachoma elimination intervention.  It is the role of the coordinator to lead the TT surgery service provision maintained to reach the elimination targets using static, routine outreach and enhanced outreach approaches in the Zone.

·         Provide programmatic and technical guidance and direction to TT Surgery team that include Zonal Program Advisor, Zonal Finance Officer, TT Surgeons (IECWs), as well as the government health sector focal points.

·         Work closely with the country office TT surgery program and M&E team to implement the use of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) systems and processes that measure and demonstrate programs’ performance & strategic impact and promote evidence-based decision-making.

  • Ensure the program quality through surgical quality audit, joint supportive supervision and data verification approaches  in consultation with the quality supervisor to ensure the program quality assurance.

Job Requirements

To be successful in this role, we are seeking someone with the following experience and skills.

·         Minimum of 3 years working experience preferably with reputable NGOs.

·         Master’s Degree in relevant field (Public Health, Ophthalmology, Social sciences or related fields) from a recognized institution

·         Experience of coordinating people, resources and approaches particularly on trachoma intervention.

·         Knowledge of program design, program management, budget development and monitoring of Trachoma programs.

·         Experience of working in trachoma intervention, particularly implementation of the TT surgery.


Applying Instructions

Applications should be made via our website: and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose as well as details of your current and expected salary.

Alternatively, if you would like further information please contact HR Manager Ethiopia, Daniel Jirane via email at

Applications close: 2nd November 2019

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

The Fred Hollows Foundation – Ethiopia (FHF-E) has been re-registered and licensed by The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Organizations Of Civil Societies  in accordance with the Organizations Of Civil Societies Proclamation No.1113/2019 and certificate number 2985, on May 20/2019.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in Ethiopia.

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