Project Manager

at Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) Ethiopia
Location Abala and Chinaksen Base, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 29, 2021
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Base Salary 19950
Currency ETB


COOPI Ethiopia office is currently seeking two qualified and competent Project Manager to be based in Abala and Chinaksen.

Key Activities/Responsibilities


  • Prepare the agreement with the regions
  • Draft detailed activities workplan
  • Draft the project procurement plan
  • Draft the project expenditures in COOPI Financial System
  • Attend the grant opening meeting
  • Coordinate and support the Program Coordinator and MEAL Co. to prepare the M&E plan for all projects according to Log Frames
  • Preparation and presentation of agreement with the region, consolidate and review draft ToRs for activities implementation (background, methodology, objectives, results, activities, BoQ, Monitoring and post monitoring table linked to result framework, cash, materials, transport)
  • Lead weekly meetings requiring the participation of support staff, as needed. Review past weekly activities with the team Solve and/or report to the program coordinator all challenges.
  • Approve next weekly plans including movement plan of activities with the team
  • Approve weekly movement orders with a direct link with with support staff and logistics departments
  • Consolidate monthly activity plan and submit them to the Program Coordinator and HoP


  • According to the issue faced: For managerial issues (logistic, HR, transport, procurement, administration, etc.) - Propose and implement solutions with the team, - Solve it directly, - Link with program coordinator, logistics and administration. For technical issues link with the the advisory team
  • Manage the activity implementation directly according to the weekly plans. Organize monitoring field visits. Implement the technical solutions negotiated and proposed by the advisory group and managerial decisions negotiated with the program coordinator and if needed the advisory group
  • Review the work of the contractors and Implementing Partners, supporting the field level supervision. Follow up and ensure consistency and accountability. Link with the advisory group as necessary to approve completion reports for works
  • Lead in the elaboration, preparation and collection of M&E data linking with the program coordinator and MEAL Co.
  • Lead in the implementation of baseline, midterm monitoring, post-monitoring survey, end-line surveys and all data collection required for activities implementation, reporting on results and objectives as required by the advisors and ToRs (with Kobo when possible).


  • Compile weekly reporting
  • Prepare monthly reports and submit them to the program coordination and M&E officer
  • Receive and prepare monthly preppy and submit them to the program coordinator and advisors
  • Lead the collection of technical activities reports from the technical team, liaise with the program coordinator and advisory group.
  • Compile the first draft of all reports required by the donor and government institutions (interim, final, ad hoc, etc) using data from M&E, monthly reports and technical reports (e.g. post distribution monitoring, completion reports, etc.)
  • Participate in grant closing meetings for every closed grant.

External Coordination

  • Support the program coordinator to approve project proposals at regional level.
  • Attend regional level, Woredas and Kebele level coordination meetings and share key points
  • Lead the organization of internal and donors meeting to the project sites, liaising with advisory group and HoM.
  • Prepare and meet with donors visiting the sites of implementation
  • Provide inputs to the advisor group in the definition of the country strategy within SMT meeting
  • Ensure an active participation in relevant technical working group

Project development

  • Contribute in drafting new project proposals
  • Share project ideas and concepts as deemed useful, propose written innovative actions in the area of intervention
  • Review and support the collection of information from the area of intervention (Zone, Woredas and Kebele, community, local partners, NGOs, etc.), liaise with the program coordinator, MEAL and advisory group


  •  Basic start salary of ETB 19,950
  • Gross salary of ETB 22,463.70 month including, income tax, monthly insurance cost, pension contribution plus other benefit.
  • Net payment will be Between ETB 29,514.43 and 27,268.06 including hardship and field allowance if based in Ab’Ala and Chinaksen.

Job Requirements

Qualification and Experience


  • Advanced university degree in a field related to WASH, preferably water engineering
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience in humanitarian and/or development contexts.
  • Previous experience working in INGO In WASH/NFI in IDPs as field work supervisor, PM assistant, government liaison
  • Proven experience in liaising with governmental/local authorities, IOs and NGOs in the Somali Region
  • Ability to work well within a team and take responsibility to deliver results.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, knowledge of local language is an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of the working area is required
  • Respect culture, believe of diverse ethnic and traditional set up

Applying Instructions

Please send your CV by email before the 6th of July 2021 to: and

Subject of the email should be RRF055_Cashier

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