Disaster Risk Management Program Coordinator Ethiopia

Closing date

In support of the US Forest Service Office of International Programs (USFS), Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc (METI) may seek one full-time program coordinator to manage and oversee a disaster risk management program in Ethiopia for two years. This skills search outlines activities and objectives for a potential full-time program coordinator position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight to and hands-on support for project implementation including engaging diverse stakeholders, coordination, empowering government of Ethiopia partners, and tracking and managing day to day activities;
  • Provide reporting and program implementation information on a regular basis to USFS/IP Washington, USAID/Ethiopia, and local partners;
  • Finalize work plans, budgets, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Supervise a team of personnel and identify short-term consultants as needed to implement technical program activities within Ethiopia;
  • Collaborate closely with development assistance partners in Ethiopia working on disaster risk management to ensure this program leverages resources and coordinates with other partners;
  • Lead program implementation and overall in-country management, ensuring the program considers political and cultural aspects of the Ethiopian context;
  • Maintain effective relationships with the leadership of relevant disaster management organizations.


· Experience managing USAID or US Government-funded projects in Ethiopia;

· Experience managing a team of staff;

· Prior experience with US and Ethiopian disaster management, humanitarian principles or programs desired;

· Excellent communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills;

· Proven ability to work well with multi-level stakeholders;

· Familiarity with donor reporting, indicators, and monitoring and evaluation;

· Professional written and spoken proficiency in English and Amharic required;

· Strong ability to work independently while maintaining productivity;

· Excellent organizational skills; product and client-oriented;

Position Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with local travel in support of project activities.

Recruitment Process

· If a qualified applicant is located, the individual would be hired through a contractor.

How to apply

Application Instructions

Please email your resume or CV and a cover letter to by September 30, 2020. Please include “Ethiopia Disaster Risk Management Program Coordinator” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please indicate where you saw this posting.