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Concern Worldwide is looking for Project Manager

Concern Worldwide is looking for Project Manager, March 23 2022



Organization: Concern Worldwide

Position: Project Manager

Deadline: 04.02.2022
Employment: Full time
Salary: ETB 35,775 – ETB 42,789
Location: West Emi, Somali





Job Description:

Job Purpose:
  • The purpose of the position is to provide effective and professional leadership/management role for the emergency nutrition intervention project supported by HPP as per in-country protocols and international standards.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Leadership, Coordination and networking

  • Manage the emergency nutrition intervention project as per the project proposal and budget secured.
  • Ensure the proper and timely utilisation of the allocated project budget
  • Contribute to budget preparation and revision as necessary
  • Co-ordinate and manage project staff and conduct PDR of each of these Officers.
  • Assist the project team to develop weekly and monthly objectives and work-plan for the project and ensure that all planned activities are met.
  • Coordinate and insure that reports from project officers are received timely, compiled, analysed and submitted.
  • Monitor staffing needs and ensure the recruitment of local staff on timely manner
  • Ensure the project the logistics officer is tracking & properly managing allocated fleets, food resources and other supplies
  • Update the Area Manager about security issues on regular basis
  • Ensure good collaboration and participation of government and other relevant partners
  • Liaise with relevant national and international NGOs operating in the area and government bodies to ensure information sharing and coordination, regarding response plans, agreements and reports.

Technical Support and Facilitation

  • Compile monthly, quarterly, and project end reports to Concern, government and donors. Provide both formal and ongoing training to field teams and partners in planning and implementing the project.
  • Support staff development through coaching and mentoring to enhance the capacity of project and partner staff
  • Organize and provide capacity building training for Out-reach workers on sanitation and hygiene promotion
  • Prepare periodic review meeting with CMAM officer, supervisors, Out-reach workers and Government stakeholders

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensuring that Monitoring & Evaluation plans are implemented with the involvement of relevant stakeholders
  • Ensuring that all project partners have a clear understanding of Monitoring & Evaluation requirements and incorporate them in the project implementation
  • Plan and implement project monitoring and evaluation activities


  • Develop different monitoring tools based on the activities

Planning, Reporting and Accountability

  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports
  • Prepare Bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly report and submitted on timely manner to the regional program manager.
  • Ensure that program participants and stakeholders have clear information about the program activities as appropriate and relevant to them.
  • Make sure all the policies and guidelines of the organisation are adhered and respected by project staff.
  • Make sure that mainstreaming gender, protection, accountability, HIV/AIDS, and equality throughout the implementation of project period.
  • Committed to CWW’s vision, mission and core values

Additional Duties

  • Perform other duties assigned by the line manager for the accomplishment of programme objectives.

Emergency response:

  • Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.


In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

  • actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
  • work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
  • work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.


  • Able to seek appropriate advice and report concerns, and feel confident that they have been understood.
  • Understands local safeguarding structures and arrangements.
  • Practises in a manner that seeks to reduce the risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
  • Identifies and refers to appropriate services any other associated persons including carers, family members and children at risk.
  • Able to document safeguarding concerns, and maintain appropriate record-keeping, recording the wishes and views of the adult or child at risk, differentiating between fact and opinion.

Gender Equity :

  • Ensure that programme/project staffs have a strong understanding of gender mainstreaming and that gender mainstreaming tools are effectively implemented across all programmes/projects
  • Coordinate with the Gender Equality Coordinator in planning,  allocating and implementing a programme budget for gender mainstreaming
  • Ensure that programmes have a thorough gender mainstreaming design and plan from the conceptualization stage
  • Ensure that gender mainstreaming is effectively implemented and monitored throughout the project cycle management process.
  • Ensure that gender sensitive indicators and M & E plans are in place and that they are effectively monitored
  • Ensure quality reporting on gender mainstreaming in all programme reports

Job Requirements:

Person specification:
  • MPH/ MSc or BSc. degree in Public Health, Nutrition or other health related fields of study with minimum of three years or six years relevant experience respectively in an emergency & development context;
  • Minimum of three years NGO experience
  • Management experience in wider emergency response programmes
  • Experience of managing multi-sectoral teams
  • Financial Management skills and some experience in donor compliances
  • Good analytical, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Experience in CMAM programme is advantageous
  • Flexible, reliable, culturally sensitive
  • Fluent spoken & written English and local languages
  • Good administrative skills
  • Computer Literate
  • Self-starter and motivator
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skill


Knowledge of participatory approaches

  • Excellent ability to write good quality reports and proposals in English.
  • Able to work in teams/ isolated situation and stressful environments and under pressure meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to competing demands and report

Analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • plan own work, set priorities, complete work under pressure or when faced with

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  • 26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18 weeks (unpaid) parental leave

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

  • Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

How To Apply:

  • Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your
  • supporting documents at this stage: or in person in Concern Worldwide  Somali Programme Coordination Office, Jigjiga
  • Women and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted
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