Project/Training Officer

at Ethiopian Medical Association
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 12, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



The Project/Training officer is responsible for  all COVID-19 Emergency Response for Health Professionals project activities under the supervision of the program and business development manager;  is in charge of facilitating the relationship with the local authorities at University teaching hospitals ,Regional, zonal and woreda health office level; is responsible for the implementation of the training activities and for financial issues related to project activities; performs other related tasks as required. The Project/Training officer applies established systems and procedures and assists in the creation of substantive knowledge by compiling, synthesizing and analysing information relevant to the programme and specifically to COVID-19 Emergency Response issues. He/she maintains collaborative relationships with all project and non-project staff at EMA.

Main Duties and responsibilities:

Be in charge of project planning, coordination and implementation;

  • Liaise with, MOH, University hospitals and EMA branch office members for the effective facilitation the training
  • Participate in the trainer selection recruitment and follow up for their engagement on their assigned tasks
  •  Establishes and maintains relationship with all the relevant authorities (sister professional associations) for their effective engagement and contribution to the project activities
  • Responsible for the training planning, implementation and follow up
  • Prepare biweekly donor report as per the donor’s template
  • Closely work with finance team
  • Respects and promotes EMA’s principles, rules and regulations;
  • Coordinates the trainer, trainee and support the personnel in addressing the problems related to the implementation of COVID-19 Emergency Response activities;
  • Monitors the expenses of the project in accordance with the budget;
  • Controls that the timeframe of the project is respected and reports any variances with causes of delays;
  • Creates a system for monitoring the implementation of the activities and write activity and financial reports every training session and whenever requested by the local authorities or EMA’s office;
  • Monitors the activities and collect the necessary data;
  • Controls that EMA’s procedures are respected at all level;
  • Controls that the project abides by all the requirements included in the national and donors’ requirements;
  • Reports any problem concerning the COVID-19 Emergency Response and proposes any necessary change of the activities and new initiatives;
  • Performs any other activities related to the project as requested by the supervisor.

Duration: One month initially with possibility for extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of fund

Job Requirements

Required Competencies

  • Values: Integrity, commitment, embracing change.
  • Core Competencies: Achieving results, accountability, developing and applying professional expertise, analytical and strategic thinking, working in teams, communicating for impact.
  • Required skills set: Providing a technical support system; facilitating quality programmatic results; managing documents correspondence and reports; managing information and work flow; planning, organizing and multitasking;

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • BSC degree in relevant fields of study (nursing, public health…)
  • At least 5 years experience out of which 2 are in Emergency response related position;
  • Previous experience with the similar position is an asset;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to foster engaged partnerships;
  • Fully proficiency in computer-related applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Fluency in English and Amharic.


Applying Instructions

Please send your application quoting the vacancy position with covering letter including 3 pages updated CVs, 1 page summary of CV and cover letter through email address: or hard copy to Admin. & Finance department of EMA.

Deadline for applications: April 14, 2020.

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