Project Officer, Livelihood

at SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia
Location Jimma, Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 22, 2020
Category Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Who we are

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an International Non-governmental organization and a member of SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. The organization started its humanitarian work with the opening of its first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of Ethiopia in 1974. The organization has been providing life-saving provisions such as food, water and health services for a very significant number of children devastated by severe drought and the subsequent famine.

Today, we have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront Ethiopian children who have lost parental care and are at risk of losing their parental care. Working in close collaboration with international donors, local government and community based organizations across seven program locations; SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia aspires that every child grows up with love, respect and security.

Why we need you?

We are looking for a Project Officer; Livelihood who  will be responsible for the implementation of livelihood activities particularly focusing on livelihoods, employment opportunities, strengthening of SACCOs and CBOs for the Girls Empowerment Projects which aims at reducing child abandonment and neglect.

 What we provide...

An amazing work environment that promotes personal growth through providing professional space to grow and advance your career

Your role....

As  a Project Officer, Livelihood you will be in charge of the following:

  • Leading the initial assessment of families of potential child participants
  • Facilitating the preparation of a family’s first family development plan (FDP)
  • Supporting co-workers of the community-based partner(s) in their work with families
  • Supporting the monitoring & evaluation of the project
  • Supporting SACCOs and CBOs in establishing standard operation and management procedures,
  • Training SACCO management members in operational and management practices of micro-finance,
  • Working with and coaching volunteers supporting families, CBOs and SACCOs
  • Supporting SACCOs in recording all transactions on monthly basis,
  • Assessing private sector partners and facilitate linkage to youth entrepreneurs and job seekers
  • Preparing periodical reports and provide analysis and recommendation
  • Following up on the procurement of program inputs
  • Facilitating assessments for the establishment/strengthening of SACCOs and CBOs
  • Periodically collecting institutional, financial, and operational data and prepare reliable and standard report on SACCOs and CBOs 
  • Produce case and success stories and share to the line supervisor,

Job Requirements

Up for the challenge...

Then check out our criteria’s:

The must haves:

  • BA degree in Economics, Rural Development, Cooperatives Management and /or other related fields.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in similar field
  •  Sound experience on youth livelihoods and sound knowledge of entrepreneurship and financial services
  • Proven experience in facilitation and community mobilization skills
  • Technical and report writing skills
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Oromifa
  • Experience in Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent communication skill
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent Technical and report writing skills
  • Experience in Monitoring, evaluation and reporting

The Pluses:

  • Prior NGO experience is advantageous

Applying Instructions

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Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

"Our selection process is a reflection of our engagement and dedication to acquire talents that promote a safe and enabling environment for children and young people."

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