Zonal Project/Health Coordinator – RMNH Project

Position: Zonal Project/Health Coordinator – RMNH Project

Job by: – Pastoralist Concern

Code:- RIF/PC/04/2016

Category: Health and Project Management

Management Location: Afder and Liban zones

Career Level: Mid-Level (5+ years’ experience)

Employment Type: Full time Salary with other basic benefits

Duration of the contract:   Depend on the project life


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 granted “Waayeel 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.

Zonal Project Coordinator works under the guidance of PC’s Afder/Liban Zone Area Manager   at the Filtu/Charati Office level is responsible for coordinating the Waayeel RMNH project activities in assigned Zone/Woredas. S/he is responsible to closely work with the respective Zonal Health department and Woreda health office for organizing; coordinating and facilitating Project activities in the zone/ Woreda based on the implementation plan.  The Project Coordinator represents PC values and principles in interactions with staff and external audiences. These values and principles include commitment to the mission of PC, team orientation, quality management and leadership development, introducing systems and procedures to strengthen staff motivation and productivity.  The Project Coordinator is responsible for providing technical and managerial support to the staffs for the implementation of Waayeel RMNH Projects. Ensure program implementation is in line with the planned budget, conducting training and monitoring effective implementation of program and ensure program performance in line with the international and national standard.

Scope of the Technical Work/Accountabilities

  • Ensured appropriate project preparation, planning and start-up planned activities to be delivered according to the contractual requirements of PC/FMOH & the back donor.
  • Ensure programme activities in the operational area fulfill the requirements of approved PC/FMOH contract & detail implementation plan.
  • Monitors and supports health Project Officers and other directly reporting staff in implementing the project to ensure the smooth implementation of the project activities in accordance with the Waayeel RMNH program & Donor requirements.
  • Assists project team to identify the technical support required by the field team (Health project officers, Community volunteers, health centers staffs, HEWs etc) in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project or programme activities.
  • Ensures the effective and efficient use of all Pastoralist Concern resources in order to keep costs low and ensure effective utilization of resources for the intended purpose.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly project report to PC field office, head office as well as regional office.

Strengthen effective partnership

  • Support for the establishment of woreda Waayeel/RIF taskforce/HP/HC committee and ensure functionality.
  • Support for establishment and strengthening of health facilities boards at HC/HP etc.
  • Participate and support woreda RIF/Waayeel program planning and implementation.
  • Engage and share information to other actors (partners).
  • Represent RIF/Waayeel project in d/f forums at zonal level and woreda level as necessary etc.

Monitoring and documentation of project activities

  • Facilitate supply of recording and reporting formats for CVs.
  • Conduct regular supportive supervision jointly with WOHs, ZHD at HF, Community level.
  • Develop individual action plan and submit to both Field offices and Head office respectively.
  • Facilitate monitor and support quarterly and monthly meetings of CVs & HEWs at Woreda and kebele level respectively.
  • Develop CVs data base and health profile of zonal woreda and kebele.
  • Prepare and document monthly and quarterly Waayeel RMNH report at field offices and head.

Budget Management

  • In collaboration with program finance staff progress annual budgets based on program proposal and ensures utilization of fund codes for charging budget expenditures;
  • Monitors monthly budget utilization rates and makes adjustment when needed.

Staff Management

  • Manage the Waayeel RMNH Project team under the assigned zone’s Woredas.
  • Builds the technical and officer capacity of the program staff in implementing programs effectively and efficiently.
  • Conduct regular performance management.  This includes work plans and performance reviews.
  • Ensures individual action plans are developed by the Project officers and submitted to PC’s Field Offices, Regional Office and Head Offices respectively.
  • Promotes and model a working style based on strict adherence to the organization core values.
  • Performs other related tasks as required.

 BEHAVIOURS Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling PC’s values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for him/her and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for PC, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and act on a locally scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity and sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Job Requirements

  • Public heath (HO, Env’tal heath and other related fields), BSc nurse, BSc mid wife
  • Diploma clinical nurse with at least 8 years of relevant experience fulfilling all other requirements.
  • Minimum of 4 years progressively responsible experience, including significant experience developing and managing monitoring and Evaluation system.
  • A good understanding of development issues with at least two years experience of managing development & Emergency projects in Somali regional State.
  • Proven team and personnel management experience
  • Proven analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Experience of managing donor grant funding projects of programmes
  • Experience in developing and monitoring budget
  • Willing to spend at least 80% of his/her time in the field
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent computer literacy; advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access. Ability to use data management software’s, including SPSS and Epi Info.
  • Proefcicent and skilled in report writing
  • Able to program mange database
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases)

How to Apply

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through  pcae@ethionet.et and Cc to gulilatena@ymail.com

  • 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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