Project Manager – RMNH Project

Position: Project Manager – RMNH Project

Job by:-Pastoralist Concern

Code:- RIF/PC/01/2016

Category: Health and Project Management

Management Location: Jigjiga with frequent travel to field woredas

Career Level: Senior Level (7+ years’ experience)

Employment Type: Full time Salary with other basic benefits

Duration of the contract:   Depend on the project life

Job Description

Pastoralist Concern (PC) is a pastoralist initiated, inspired and led Civil Society Organization (CSO) committed to Ethiopian pastoralist development and founded in 1995. As our people are from pastoralist communities, we know and understand pastoralism and its dynamics not from blue prints but from having lived the life. Our vision is “to see improved and sustainable livelihood of the pastoralist communities of Ethiopia and further realize strong co-operations with neighboring countries’ pastoralist communities.”

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Pastoralist communities. PC offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

JOB Summary

Pastoralist Concern (PC) and its implementing partners, has been grantedWaayeel Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health Program” on utilization of RMNH service to be undertaken at 32 Pastoralist Woredas from four Zones (Siti, Nogob, Afdhere and Liben) in Ethiopian Somali Regional State. The project areas are among the hard-to-reach woredas in the country and have been given priority by MoH/DFID /RIF’s project on improving the utilization of RMNH services.

The Project Manager will oversee the overall coordination and implementation of the Waayeel RMNH awards/projects that are implemented in Siti, Nogob, and Afdher & Liban Zones of ESRS.

The Project manager will report in to the Executive Director but as the project requires considerable coordination and facilitation at the Head office level in terms of procurement, finance, government, donors and awards. In addition this role will be central in keeping track of the deliverables of the overall project, ensure tracker is in place, that MEAL and PCU are providing the necessary support. Last but not least to ensure that the project keeps in line with the overall response strategy of Pastoralist Concern and the government coordinated response.


 Program implementation

  • Coordinate the implementation of the RMNH Waayeel projects among implementing partners;
  • Ensure that Pastoralist Concern’s interventions are implemented to a high quality and effectively coordinated and managed with appropriate levels of technical support among implementing partners;
  • Advise on, and co-lead the recruitment of the project teams to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of our interventions with the budget available;
  • Strengthen all areas of PC’s responding &providing management support and mentoring to the field-based Zonal and woreda coordinators and officers;
  • Advise the Partners, and/or PC Director in Addis on support requirements from both the head Office to strengthen the RMNH programs;
  • Ensure high quality program implementation at scale that impacts positively on the lives of pastoralist communities and other vulnerable women and children and that meets with PC’s Standard Operating Standards, and our commitments to donors, the Government of Ethiopia;
  • Work closely with the Federal Ministry of Health &regional health Bureau and the assigned Awards Manager to manage the allocation and use of the budget, liaise between the project coordinators at field level and for the other partners in the consortium;
  • Conduct regular visits to field implementation sites (zones/woredas/kebeles) in concerned areas to update program analysis;
  • Work closely with logistics to follow up and ensure the procurement done at HO level is initiated and processed timely. Facilitate the coordination between the field teams and the HO logistics & finance team
  • Work closely with the operations and PCU teams to ensure timely and adequate Technical specialist support to the programs, including frequent field visits. Ensure reports are disseminated to the field and recommendations are implemented;

Representation and Coordination

  • Coordination with other partners and Co-implementers at Addis and field levels;
  • Sharing minutes of the coordination meeting and disseminate these to the field project coordinators and all relevant parties;
  • Ensure Addis level coordination with other PC programs, specifically in the Health areas. Facilitate field level coordination;
  • Consult and lead the consortium and its partners for the successful implementation of the project;
  • Ensure all partners are in line with the agreed upon detailed implementation plan (DIP) of the project and share necessary steps to do so;

Reporting and MEAL

  • Ensure that effective M&E and accountability mechanisms are in place and that relevant information, statistics and analysis are provided in a timely way for donor reports, situation reports, project reports, case studies and communications;
  • Contribute to the development and documentation of best practices and their dissemination to a variety of internal and external audiences and among implementing partners;
  • Coordinate the data input and co-responsible for report writing for all narrative and program data reporting requirements ensure with the support of the MEAL Officer and coordinators that the data is clean, segregated where needed and timely compiled. Ensure partners deliver timely and all have joint and consistent indicators.

 Job Requirements

  • Masters or Bachelor’s degree in health or related field relevant to Pastoralist Concern program themes/sectors;
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant progressive experience in program management, specifically in health projects and coordination with an INGO and government institution;
  • Expertise in joint (multiple actors) program operations, grant management and project planning and coordination;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large and complex health & development projects in the pastoralist communities;
  • Excellent analytical writing skills in English& Somali;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and experience in managing diverse teams of national staff are a prerequisite;
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for completing tasks to a high standard and to meet deadlines;
  • Willingness to work flexibly and professionally in a dynamic and fast-moving environment;
  • Ability to work in a challenging work environment with minimal direct supervision;
  • Functioning language is English, fluency in Somali language an advantage;
  • Good knowledge and experience in Project Cycle Management and Risk Management;
  • Considerable experience in people Management;
  • Very good skill in influencing others and conflict management;

How to Apply

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through and Cc to

  • A complete CV with 3 references (not more than 3 pages)
  • A cover letter (not more than one page)
  • A one page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the code of the position while doing this

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. For hard copy applicants you can forward your application through Pastoralist Concern; P.O. Box 123034 Addis Ababa; Ethiopia, physically to Pastoralist Concern Head Office or all Field Offices ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.

Address:- Saris Addis Sefer in front of Nifas silk painting Factory CHEM – HOUSE Building 3nd   Floor Door # 307  Tel: +251-114-42-62-32/33; Field Office Tel: +251-464-73-00-54/55 and +251-2-54-58-01-64

In the selection of its staff, Pastoralist Concern is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

“We strive for pastoralist Development Innovation and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with pastoralist communities are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Policy and Code of Conduct.”

 Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview.


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