Project Manager – GOAL Ethiopia

Project Manager – GOAL Ethiopia, September 18 2023



Organization: GOAL Ethiopia

Position: Project Manager

Location: Danot &Geladi, Somali

Employment: Contract

Deadline: Sep 27, 2023






Job Description


                                                                    JOB OPPORTUNITY



Reference No:   REC/ 85/23
Job title:            Project Manager  
Location:          Somali- Danot/ Geladi area office
Reports to: Area Manager
Number of Posts 02 /Two/
Closing date:    September 27, 2023


About GOAL

GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.

GOAL is a non-for-profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years, towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS. Currently, we work with pastoralist, agropastoral, pastoral dropouts, rural small holder farmers, rural/urban youth and street children to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience in Ethiopia working closely with local communities, local government, donors and other key actors. GOAL E Humanitarian Response is centered on nutrition, WASH, livelihoods, multipurpose cash, NFIs and protection interventions in country wide while the recovery and development focus on livelihoods, economic opportunities, health, health and nutrition system strengthening and WASH with solid emphasis on integrated programming and community-based approach in Oromia regional state. The Street Children programme is implemented with local partners in Addis Ababa and Hawassa.

We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing are removed and where everyone has equal rights and opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO, and other private donors

About the Position:

·   The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the day-to-day activities of a GOAL Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and other activities in the assigned Field site.


·         (Detailed list of tasks and outputs categorized by “daily” “weekly” “monthly” or any other category which fits the role)

·         Providing ongoing training for MoH staffs with special emphasis to develop ownership of the programme by MoH staff and build their capacity to sustain the programme.

·         Supervise and review of weekly and monthly reports from stabilization centers (SC) and outpatient Therapeutic programme (OTP) SFP and other related activities.

·         Supervise the activities of the supplementary feeding programme/TSFP/ to run smoothly and in line with the guideline.

·         Maintain work schedule with each OTP, SC, WASH and TSFP site as well as community mobilization.

·         Update the regional Program manager on the implementation of the CMAM and other activities on weekly basis.

·         Assign tasks among the staff according to the variation in workload, holidays, unplanned absences, or illness.

·         Work with Woreda and zonal MoH, DPPC and other officials to ensure all aspects of programme understood and agreed to implement the programme.

·         Conduct capacity assessment of the activities on monthly basis with Woreda CMAM focal person and incorporate the finding to the monthly progress report.

·         Ensure MoH at clinic or Woreda level (as appropriate) are included in all decision making regarding the programme activities.

·         Negotiate Stabilization Care for referral with nearest relevant MoH Hospital or health center inpatient facility where available.

·         Ensure referrals in and out of inpatient care are working smoothly.

·         Follow up management of stocks with the storekeeper; monitor rates of consumption and ensure supplies are ordered in a timely manner.

·         Ensure all criteria are respected and understood by the teams, including admission, discharge, and transfer to and from the various components of the programme, all medical and nutritional protocols, and their application/OTP/SC/TSFP/.

·         Ensure the beneficiaries, caretakers and members of the community are always treated respectfully.

·         Lead regular nutrition team management meetings.

·         Report any problems in a timely manner to the Regional Programme Manager,

·         Ensure all authorities and communities are kept well informed of the programme,

·         Prepare monthly progress reports and statistic reports and an end of project final report for submission to the regional program manager. The progress report needs to follow the monthly report guide and also provide detail explanation on why admission decrease or increase or remain the same and also provide detail explanation on the trend of admission.

·         Review the TSFP report and send to the regional program manager including the activities of the TSFP distribution, post distribution monitoring, on site distribution monitoring and daily distribution monitoring analysis and summary report with recommendation and next distribution planning.

·         Follow up any absence by the staff.

·         Facilitate delivery of salaries, per diems or other payments to MoH staff

·         To ensure that all staff fully complete and sign timesheets monthly for submission to HO

·         To ensure payments made locally are compliant with the Procurement & Authorisation Chart with appropriate supporting documentation.

·         To ensure that distribution lists and records are properly documented, maintained, and filed for submission to HO quarterly.

·         To ensure stock cards are maintained for all items received, separated by donor, and reconcile to all store documents (GID, DDs etc)

·         To ensure assets are safe guarded and included on the monthly update of assets to HO.

·         Assist in any other tasks when required.

Mainstreaming Issues:

·         Familiarize self, understand, and implement according to area of responsibility, GOAL’s policies, and procedures on mainstreaming of Gender, HIV/AIDS, Child protection and Accountability.

·         Ensures gender and HIV/AIDS is effectively mainstreamed throughout the programme activities, work plans, budgets, reports, research, analyses and where specifically relevant, analysed in detail.

·         Work on increasing the sensitivity and awareness of staff towards Gender, HIV/AIDS, Child Protection and Accountability issues.

Compliance Issues

·         Familiarize self and understand to GOAL Donor Compliance issues, specifically to the terms and conditions of the Donor the programme is working on and comply with same in area of responsibility.

·         Ensure the timesheet of each staff in the office is completed using the right time allocation accurately and sent to the responsible person in HR department at HO monthly.

·         Ensure the timesheet of each staff in the office is completed using the right time allocation accurately and sent to the responsible person in HR department at HO monthly.

·         Review the monthly beneficiary distribution summary sheets (BDSS) completed by the L/F/A Officer and ensure this is sent to the responsible person in Grants Unit based at HO monthly.

·         For those documents listed in the log frame as means of verification, ensure proper hard copy and soft copy files are kept at field level and same are submitted to the responsible person in Grants Unit based at HO on a quarterly basis (calendar quarters).

·         Understand the branding/visibility plan of the specific donor funding the program and ensure implementation of this accordingly in the office and operational areas in cooperation with the responsible person in RRP department based at HO.

·         During project closeouts ensure program deliverable documents during implementation of the program including beneficiary distribution lists are formally submitted using the standard forms to the Regional Logistics Coordinator.


Job Requirements


·     Qualification (Education, Experience, key qualities, skill and competence)

·         BSC in Public Health and Nursing with a minimum of 4 (four) years relevant work experience

·         Have a demonstrated experience in emergency nutrition programme, notably CMAM and running other feeding programme

·         Strong knowledge of operational planning, budget planning and management, monitoring and evaluation and report writing,

·         Good knowledge, understanding and implementation of integrated Rural Development and emergency Programme activities,

·         Ability to plan and organize work to meet individual, team and programme objective,

·         Training and facilitation skill,

·         Ability to effectively liaise with government, donors, NGOs, community leaders and other stakeholders,

·         Fosters working in teams & teamwork spirit, coach and lead staff.

·         Very good knowledge and practice of computer application,

·         Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.

·         Continually looks to improve personal skill, knowledge and work hence contribute to capacity building within the team and organization,

·         Willing to travel to remote areas and to camp in the field, ability to work flexibly including weekends and willingness to travel and work in rural locations and live in basic conditions.

·         Understanding of the nature of the program and willing to travel and live in field site, with frequent transfer from site to site.

·         Flexible and creative approach; keen to take initiative where appropriate.

·         Accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities,

·         Knowledge of local language,

Desirable quality, skill and competence

·         Familiarity to local culture.

·         Passionate, strongly dedicated and highly committed to work for the improvement of the poor community.

·         Resilience: Maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic, persistent and professional even under adverse, stressful or difficult situations.


GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safeguarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other rules and regulation of the organization. GOAL is strongly committed not to harm the people under its care.


How to Apply



Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non – returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy references number along with the  title & duty station need to be written in the application letter.

Applicants can directly apply via

GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process









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