Project Officer

at Whiz Kids Workshop
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted December 27, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job Description

The purpose of the position is to provide demonstrated capacity to directly involve in the execution of project plan while involving on the overall project management phases. The project officer should have substantial experience in designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the projects related in Ethiopia. Also design, implement, monitor project area in charge and assist Chief Executive Officer, Chief Program Officer, & MEAL Director to lead the projects properly.


  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight for  WKW strategies in line with Donor Guidance and WKW quality principles and standards, MEAL Policies and Procedures, and industry best practices.

  • Preliminary & intermediate project planning with basic understanding of donor requirements & expectations.

  • Supervise project implementation, track progress and achievements and produce quality reports accurately and on a timely basis.

  • Ensuring that Monitoring & Evaluation plans are implemented with the involvement of relevant stakeholders with the aid of systems in place.

  • Assist in the development/adaptation of assessment tools and producing detailed assessment reports.

  • Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E).

  • Actively follow up on project report and task submission deadlines that includes all task & financial deadlines with proper meeting schedules.

  • Provide technical support through regular mentoring and coaching of internal & external teams.

  • Coordinate field missions to meet with minimum scope & budget lines.

  • Financial Management skills and some experience in donor compliances.

  • Maintaining accurate and comprehensive files of project activities, outputs, materials, and other relevant documentation.

  • Execute and carry out additional assignments as per the request by supervisors and managers.

  • Ensure appropriate execution of project monitoring, data quality assurance, coordination & advisory, Collaboration Learning & Adaptation (CLA), and relevant capacity building.

  • Collaborates with program staff and prepares an annual work plan.

  • Prepares and submits periodic reports (weekly, monthly, quarter and, annual) as per the requirement.

  • Ensures high quality correspondence management and delivery.

  • Flexibility and Willingness and personal readiness to travel to fields.

Job Requirements


  • Masters degree or higher in the development or related field (business administration, social work, rural development, Economics, Education, Nutrition, Gender, Social Science or other related fields)

  • Proven experience of direct involvement in managing projects with international donors.

  • Fluent spoken & written English and Amharic (Oromiffa is plus)

  • Punctual, Flexible, Reliable, Culturally sensitive

  • High system usage & implementation capacity as per the given company standard


  • At least 2-3 years in a similar or related position on an NGO experience or Proven experience  and knowledge of related roles.


  • Strong presentation and report writing skills

  • Proficient in using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Mastery of Excel is an added advantage

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions

  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

  • Strong relations management abilities

  • Good presentation and facilitation skills

  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

  • Excellent oral and written communication in Oromiffa will be a plus.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is analytical and forward thinking

  • HAS EXTREMELY STRONG WRITING SKILLS in both English and Amharic

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment

  • Has great problem solving skills

  • Thinking outside of the box to solve problems

  • Is hardworking and extremely organized

  • Takes a data-driven approach to business decision

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Office-based with frequent travel to the field

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