Humanitarian Project Team Leader – Afar; CARE Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement

Humanitarian Project Team Leader – Afar; CARE Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement, July 20 2023



Organization: Care Ethiopia

Position:  Humanitarian Project Team Leader – Afar

Employment: contract

Location: Afar

Salary:  $1,091.00

Deadline: July 25, 2023





Job Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality, and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.  These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world.  Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe.  Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

I Job Summary

The Humanitarian project Team Leader will provide managerial and technical oversight to a specific project within CARE’s humanitarian portfolio. S/he will be responsible for the effective and efficient implementation of project activities and achievement of expected results. S/he will provide management and technical support to project staff, monitor progress against plans and report against agreed schedules. The post holder will ensure the project receives technical and operational support to ensure quality programming and intended impact. S/he will document learning and ensure it is fed into wider organizational planning and strategic direction.

II Responsibilities  

Job Responsibility #1: Staff Management (15%)

  • Support project staff to effectively undertake their roles and responsibilities
  • Complete all CARE performance management activities including: performance planning, monitoring, and semi- annual and annual performance appraisals for direct reports
  • Collaborate with the Humanitarian Response Manger (HRM) and human resources (HR) to take appropriate personnel actions to address problems
  • Identify staff capacity requirements and follow up plans to ensure appropriate support is provided

Job Responsibility #2:  Program Quality Assurance (15%)

  • Ensure that the project employs appropriate programmatic approaches based on project EPMTs, M&E frameworks and CARE’s programing principles and relevant  guidelines
  • Identify technical assitance requirements and work with the HRM and the appropriate humanitarian program managers (HPMs)  to ensure the project receives the specific techncial support it requires
  • Utilize appropriate management tools and technical guidance  in order to achieve intended impact
  • Collaborate with the LDM Manager to ensure timely and effective monitoring and evaluation of project activities and the availability of accurate and reliable project information
  • Promote synergy with other CARE Ethiopia long-term development interventions being implemented in the same FO
  • Collaborate with and support  the commodity team as required

Job Responsibility #3:  Program Implementation, Compliance and Technical Support (30%)

  • Ensure the implementation of planned project activities per the proposal and in accordance with donor and CARE rules and regulations through monthly reviews of both financial and activity reports against work plans
  • Develop a detailed implementation plan (DIP) in accordance with the  project proposal
  • Conduct monthly field trips, and undertake periodic reviews to follow up on the status of project implementation against DIP
  • Supports the development of woreda and zone level plan including the activities of health, nutrition and food security projects as being the integral part of the overall woreda and zone plan;
  • Ensures that the project activities are implemented according to the technical specification set together with partners and time schedule and also within the limit of the planned budget;
  • Ensures that the project’s capacity building activities are implemented in line with the felt need and demand of the users and address the set objectives;
  • Support project staff in the timely identification of implementation challenges and their resolutions with appropriate strategies
  • Collaborate with the Field Office Operations departments (procurement, human resources, finance, and administration) and assist the HRM to facilitate efficient and quality support to the project as well as the timely resolution of challenges and identify when additional or specific support is required from HO
  • Collaborate with tehcncial and operational teams to ensure that organizational core values, policies, procedures and program approaches are understood and adhered to by staff in implementing project activities
  • As appropriate, coordinate with the commodity manager to facilitate the timely and appropriate distribution of commodities per donor regulations e.g. ensuring the development and use of commodity distribution plans
  • Support staff in efforts to fully involve the key stakeholders, especially community members and government partners in the entire project cycle
  • Maintain ongoing communication with cooperating agencies and implementing partners on project progress, fund utilization and challenges
  • Support the implementation of audit recommendations related to humanitarian projects
  • Support HRM to ensure project compliance with all CARE policies and procedures (including all CI members and CARE Ethiopia) and donor rules and regulations
  • Collaborate with the Humanitarian Unit Finance Manager and other finance staff based in the FO to ensure compliance by all cooperating agencies to sub-grant agreements with CARE Ethiopia

Job Responsibility #4:  Financial Management (10%)

  • Assist HRM to facilitate appropriate budget management and utilization in compliance with donor and CARE rules and regulations
  • Support staff in the management and utilization of budgets per the proposal and in accordance with donor and CARE rules and regulations
  • Support HRM to appropriately revise budgets as required
  • Assist HRM in monthly monitoring of burn rates and identification of appropriate corrective action to address low/high burn rates
  • Assist HRMs and HPMs in the preparation of new project/program budgets

Job Responsibility No. 5: Reflective Practice and Learning (10%)

  • In collaboration with the humanitarian LDM Manger, HPMs and HRM facilitate reflective practice and learning  to improve project performance
  • Support staff in identifying, documenting, replicating and disseminating best practices and/or lessons learnt
  • Promote peer review processes with other CARE Ethiopia development projects
  • Collaborate with the LDM Manager and HPMs to assess current project challenges and ensure that lessons learned are documented and fed into forward design and planning processes
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of reports to concerned parties, donors, counterparts and CARE members on time and meet quality standards

Job Responsibility No 6:  Reporting and Documentation (10%)

  • Ensure the preparation of project reports and documents per donor and/or CARE reporting schedules and formats
  • Assist HRM in the timely and quality submission of field reports to Head Office

Job Responsibility #7: Other (10%)

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender, youth, and social inclusion issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and PSEAH (safeguarding), as evidenced in previous positions / programming

Job Requirements

IV Qualifications


  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience with first degree or 3 years relevant work experience for graduate degree in public health officer, public health nursing, Human nutrition, or other related field of study.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing staff and working in emergency programming, Health. Nutrition, WASH disaster management, rural livehood programs, food security interventions,  and program management
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English, budget planning and management, monitoring and evaluation, report writing
  • Knowledge of local languages
  • proficiency in standard office software package
  • Good interpersonal communication skill and ability to effectively liaise with government, community leaders and other stakeholders
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of the importance of gender, youth and social inclusion Demonstrated commitment to principles of gender, equity, diversity, inclusion and PSHEA (safeguarding) through previous positions or programming experience


  • Working knowledge of programming in chronically vulnerable environments
  • Skills in organizing and facilitating training events

How to Apply

If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 pages) and cover letter (not more than one page) through


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women!

CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

CARE Ethiopia is committed to preventing all unwanted behavior at work. This includes sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. We expect everyone who works for us to share this commitment by understanding and working within the CARE Safeguarding Policy and related framework. CARE Ethiopia has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives, or partners.

CARE Ethiopia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ current and/or previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.

By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Ethiopia requesting the information specified above. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks.








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