Project Officer

at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 10, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Project Officer

GIZ Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #075/2020

Regional Project Improving the prevention of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the Horn of Africa

The overall approach of the project is to work with relevant actors on regional, national and local level to raise awareness for the prevention of FGM.

The project will focus on:

  • Capacity development of relevant stakeholders in the prevention of FGM on the local, national and regional level
  • Strengthening the networks of relevant stakeholders
  • Community based and cross-border awareness raising campaigns

Furthermore, transnational, national and local awareness-raising activities of state and non-state actors are implemented.


  • Support main partners through technical advice and independently initiate and coordinate capacity development activities for different stakeholders,
  • Facilitate and support networking activities,
  • Assist the project manager in the implementation of all project activities including planning, organizing and managing of workshops, conferences and partner events in Addis Ababa, the pilot regions Afar and Somali and eventually other locations,
  • Assist the project manager regarding the preparation, funding and technical and financial monitoring as well as the evaluation of community based and cross-border awareness-campaigns,
  • Exchange and align activities with other project officers of the project (in Sudan and Somalia), within the country’s portfolio and across thematic expert networks
  • Take responsibility for administrative tasks according to GIZ rules and regulations (PuR), including assisting in and autonomously preparing bookings, bidding procedures, preparing ToRs and contracting of experts/ external consultants, ensuring documentation of the procedures and handling invoices, office procurements, event-related purchases;
  •  Assist the project manager in the preparation of the annual reporting

Job Requirements


  • MSc/MA Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related fields,
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement,
  • Good knowledge of the public health sector in Ethiopia.
  • Proven organisational and coordination skills in an international context, experience in project management is an asset
  • Excellent command of English, fluency in Amharic and preferably other Ethiopian languages

Professional experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of female/public health and/or prevention of FGM,
  • Work experience in the field of international development cooperation is of advantage, as well as experience in the collaboration with state and non-state actors,
  • Experience in public relations/ communication and/or impact monitoring is of advantage

Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and high commitment to integrity and the promotion of human rights, and in particular women’s rights
  • Very good project management, organizational and analytical skills,
  • Ability to work independently,
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills,
  • Proficiency in the use of computer and communication technologies (such as MS Office, Skype, MS Teams..),
  • Availability for regular business trips to the pilot regions and eventually outside the country.

Applying Instructions

Application procedure:

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or

Note: -

Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position title ‘#075/2020 Project Officer’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorize applications with the vacancy numbers. Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

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