Ethiopia: Gender/Community Well-being Initiative (CWI) Coordinator/ Department Heads- only for Ethiopian citizen

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Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018

Position– Community Well-being Initiative (CWI) Coordinator (Re-posted)

Location– Addis Ababa

Length of Employment– Open

Salary & benefits– ETB Negotiable/month, based on the candidate’s qualification, experience and previous earning history plus 15% Transport allowance and 15% Pension and/or PF contribution

Posting Date– November 30, 2017

Closing Date– Dec 15, 2017

Vacancy Code– 01/468 l


The International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) Community Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) Coordinator leads the IRC’s female empowerment and gender-based violence prevention and response programs in Ethiopia. The CWI Coordinator is responsible for technical leadership, grant management, staff supervision, fundraising, and representing the IRC at humanitarian and government coordination meetings.


Reporting to the IRC’s Deputy Director of Programs, the CWI Coordinator is a senior technical position requiring multiple years of experience in this sector. He or she manages a team of approximately 50 program staff located in the IRC’s HQ in Addis Ababa, four field offices, and multiple refugee camps.

  • Oversee the design, implementation, and monitoring of CWI programs in Ethiopia.
  • Represent the CWI program at UN, NGO, donor, and government coordination meetings in Addis Ababa and field sites.
  • Develop budgets for CWI program activities, staff costs, and operational requirements in collaboration with the IRC’s Grants, Finance, and Supply Chain units.
  • Serve as accountable grant manager of CWI grants, ensuring timely completion of donor reports, spending plans, and other contractual deliverables.
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of CWI projects, including tracking progress against indicators, compiling program data from the field, designing and leading program evaluations, and ensuring appropriate division of labor for M&E within the CWI team.
  • Lead CWI proposal development in collaboration with the IRC’s Grants unit, Deputy Director of Programs, and GBV Technical Advisors in Nairobi and New York.
  • Recruit, interview, and orient new CWI staff; mentor CWI staff through regular feedback; create, facilitate, and support opportunities for career development; and oversee performance reviews.
  • Provide guidance and technical support to other IRC programs on mainstreaming support to women and girls.
  • Liaise with IRC operational staff (HR, Supply Chain and Finance) to ensure effective and timely program implementation.
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in Addis Ababa, including the Government of Ethiopia, UNHCR and other UN agencies, international and local NGOs, donors, and other relevant actors.

    Minimum Requirements

    • BA or MA in social work, health, social sciences, or other related Field.
    • At least 8 years’ experience (or 5 years’ with MA) leading programs focused on gender quality, female empowerment, psychosocial support, and GBV prevention and response.
    • At least 4 years’ experience supervising and managing a large team, including providing direct and remote technical support.
    • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff.
    • Demonstrated leadership, communication and facilitation skills.
    • Ability to multi-task and manage simultaneously several different projects.
    • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, flexibility and creativity.
    • Strong coordination, diplomacy and networking skills.
    • Experience in grant management and proposal writing.
    • Excellent written and oral English skills.
    • International humanitarian experience is a distinct advantage.

How to apply:

How to apply:

· Please send your CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the following address: IRC – Addis Ababa Office P.O.BOX 107 Code 1110.

· Please include 3 references

· Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

· Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

· Name of the position you have applied for

· Date of application

· Summary of your qualifications and experience

· Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

· Permanent Address and present address (if different form permanent) and telephone number

· Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

Are any of your relatives employed by International Rescue committee (IRC)?

If answer is “yes”, give the following information:





Office/field office

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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