Assistant Program Manager – Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement

Assistant Program Manager – Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement, December 5 2023



Organization: Concern Worldwide

Position: Assistant Program Manager

Location: Jigjiga, Somali

Employment: Contract

Salary: ETB 41,141 – ETB 53,680

Deadline: Dec 15, 2023






Job Description


Job Purpose:

  • The Assistant Program Manager is to assist the programme manager in managing the ongoing multisectoral emergency programme implementation (Health, Nutrition, Food security and livelihood, WaSH, and non-food item and other related projects) in different woredas, Somali Region. This include but not limited to helping team leaders develop detail implementation plan , project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, ensure delivery of appropriate and quality report. The assistant programme manager, in consultation with the programme manager, expected to represent Concern during coordination platforms both at regional and zonal and woreda level. S/he will also expected to contribute that emergency programmes implemented in line with approved donor budget and on time; as well as in adherence to recommended international/national standards and Concern guidelines.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Capacity Building and Technical supervision

  • Provide technical support in planning, prioritization, and coordination of project activities.
  • Collaborate with sector leads including WASH, agriculture, and MEAL to ensure coordinated efforts.
  • Ensure that programmes implementation is monitored using acceptable quality standard, including SPHERE, CHS, Cluster guidelines, etc.
  • Develop Woreda specific action in consultation with Woreda team leaders to ensure project deliverables achieved on time and on budget.
  • Identify obstacles/challenges encountered; update the programme manager; facilitated development of joint action plan with all concerned internal team members to address identified gaps.
  • Ensure that Woreda level teams adhered to existing protocols/checklists; conduct woreda level training needs assessment; provide ongoing technical support (on-the-job-training) and/or facilitate delivery of standard off-the-job training – in consultation with the programme manager.
  • Provide technical support and advice to teams and ensure quality of the programmes
  • Work with the MEAL officer based at Mekelle in monthly analysis of health, nutrition, WASH and other sectors related data, and provide on time feedback for the Woreda team as well as update to the programme manager.
  • Facilitate integrated supportive supervision with the respective team members internally and develop actionable plan based on the findings.

Monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning:

  • Prepare and submit timely and high quality monthly reports internally for Concern.
  • Maintain databases of all projects data in collaboration with Woreda team leaders and MEAL team at all level.
  • Support the Woreda team to capture and document success stories and case studies across the projects for wider sharing.

Coordination & Liaison:

  • Actively works with the Woreda Health office and other line ministries at Woreda level, other agencies other programme staff to promote and facilitate good working relationships, collaboration and clear communication.
  • If requested, attend external coordination meetings to represent Concern and provide information on Concern projects as required

Human Resources:

  • Contribute to setting performance objectives using the Concern PDR system and carry out performance development reviews.
  • Provide technical and managerial support to field staffs in order to build their capacity to perform their assigned roles and responsibilities.
  • Report any HR issues that are not confidential to the programme manager in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with good team sprit with other staff.


  • Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy.
  • Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women treated equally and with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.


In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

  • Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E).
  • Work with the relevant colleagues in CRM, and safeguarding to ensure staff behaviour respect programme participants and communities.


  • Able to seek appropriate advice and report concerns, and feel confident that have understood.
  • Understands local safeguarding structures and arrangements.
  • Practises in a manner that seeks to reduce the risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
  • Identifies and refers to appropriate services any other associated persons including carers, family members and children at risk.
  • Able to document safeguarding concerns, and maintain appropriate record keeping, recording the wishes and views of the adult or child at risk, differentiating between fact and opinion

Job Requirements


Person specification:

  • Degree in Public Health or Nutrition or Social/Development Studies. Having MSc in Public Health is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with a strong background in implementing of multi-sectoral emergency/development projects.
  • Experience in working in Tigray region context is a plus.
  • Written and spoken English.

How to Apply


  • Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy. Please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage:

Apply by Or in person to Concern Ethiopia, Human Resource Department Somali Regional Office & filed offices.

  • Women and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply & Only short listed candidates will be contacted

What we Offer:

A competitive salary and benefit package

  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  • 26 weeks maternity leave, 18weeks(unpaid) parental leave


Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies:

  • Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide would be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.



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