Emergency Officer

Position: Project Officer (Drought Response) Ethiopian Somali Regional State

OrganizationPastoralist Concern

Code: 15

Category: Health and Project Management

Management Location: Addis Ababa with frequent travel to field Woredas

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

Employment Type: Temporary


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

PC in ESRS is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, project officer to join the Humanitarian & Emergency Response in Somali Region. Under the supervision of the Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for timely project implementation, monitoring, liaising with communities & local authorities, provision of feedback from field activities, and monthly reporting & representing the emergency program at head office.

He/She will be expected to follow closely the implementation of the project activities at field level, inform and involve project beneficiaries & local authority in selected project sites, monitor cash transfers, and WASH interventions and advice on needed logistical support for smooth implementation. Documentation of project activities & monthly reporting for ease of monitoring outputs & impacts of emergency project in selected kebeles are important in this position.

Scope of Work

  • Plan and implement emergency program activities in Somali Region and deliver projects that assist disaster affected vulnerable population to manage the impact on their well-being & livelihood;
  • Ensure timely and high quality completion of project activities planned as part of emergency program is work plan and strategies;
  • As per need & jointly with Director conduct rapid assessment in disaster affected areas that contribute to design of new interventions;
  • Ensuring participation and involvement of beneficiaries in the design, planning, implementing and monitoring of activities;
  • Coordinate with participant in relevant meetings with local authorities, humanitarian agencies, community leaders & other partners in Somali region to plan, discuss & implement activities& ensure avoidance of duplication;
  • Prepare detail implementation plan (DIP) for activities, in consultation with the director and ensure that is being followed and regularly updated;
  • Prepare distribution plans (water trucking, cash transfers, non-food items, etc.) and share lists with the director and WASH officers at the Woredas for implementation;
  • Prepare progress reports for different responses activities from the target areas;
  • Monitor activities at the kebeles level ensuring progress against established performance indicators;
  • Establish and maintain relationship with stakeholders and ensure that all project activities are planned in a participatory manners;
  • Share regular project related information and other updates concerning humanitarian context in areas of operations;
  • Bring to the notice of the director any discrepancies, serious incidents or any urgent information which may need serious consideration regarding day-to-day project activities;
  • Perform any other duties/delegated by the director when and where needed.

Skills & Qualification

  • Minimum 3 years of work experience with NGOs;
  • University degree in social sciences, health science, and related;
  • Previous experience in emergency related response is an added advantage;
  • Previous experience in food security or WASH is strongly preferred;
  • Understanding humanitarian issues affecting pastoralist and agro pastoralist communities in Somali Region;
  • Experience with short technical reports;
  • Ability to be flexible in demanding situations;
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure;
  • Ability to work effectively with a team and work unsupervised;
  • Excellence computer skills, including MS software: word, excel, outlook;
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills (in English and Somali)
  • Excellent proficiency in English& Somali is essential
  • Strong analytical skills including analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Excellent Information Technology skills;

How to Apply

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through

Pastoralist Concern

P.O.Box 123034 Addis Ababa or

Pastoralist Concern Head Office and all Field Offices

Tel: +251-114-42-62-32/+251-464730054/55

Before January 2, 2016

  • A complete CV (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 vacancy announcement 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. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.

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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