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Project Coordinator

Center of Concern is a registered  indigenous nongovernmental, non for profit organization working on Human Right, Democracy, Peace Building & Conflict Management, Child Empowerment and Protection, Youth and Women Empowerment, Education, Environment & Climate  Change in Sidaama and SNNP Regional States.Center of Concern is looking for a competent Project Coordinator for the Urban Destitute Support Project Project to be implemented in Hawassa City Administration in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Position Description:

Position Title: Project Coordinator

Required: One/1/

Salary:  ETB 16,000 (including benefits)

Reports to: Program Manager

Duty Station: Hawassa 

Application Deadline: May 26, 2021

Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension up on performance and fund availability

Job summary:

The Project Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination and supervising the activities of the project activities and subordinates in the centers and in the community. S/he is also responsible for the adherence of safeguarding policy, data management of beneficiaries, file keeping and proper documentation. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

Ensure the proper functionality of centers and service delivery

Facilitate the timely planning, implementation and reporting of the project activities.

Coordinates, organizes and monitors activities in relation to protection ,selection, rehabilitation and  ensuring sustainable development components

Supervises activities of  technical staff assigned in the centers  and community activities and takes appropriate measures  to ensure achievement of program objectives

Plans and follows up the day to day activities which are being carried out in the centers         together with  the Social workers, Child care workers, Health worker and Psychosocial support officer,

Coordinates and oversees referral of  selected needy beneficiaries to other agencies and  transitional care-based  centres 

Plans, facilitates and closely supervises major program activities such as; reunification, reintegration & small business initiatives to ensure their implementation as per the plan

Represents the at the relevant local government structures and non-government organizations and liaison with them together with the Information, Partnership and Networking unit  

Facilitates  awareness creation activities for community members including  police, local administration, network members, partners and collaborators, in collaboration with IPN

Coordinates  child case meeting, community meeting and staff meeting as per the plan

Plans, coordinates  and supervises the day, night and weekend street observation to understand the street dynamism & use the information for further programming ,

Organizes and follows up standards of provision of services for street children dropping in DIRC,

Performs any other activities as assigned by the line manager,

Job Requirements:

Education & Experience:

MA/BA in Social work, Psychology, Sociology and similar fields.

Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in nongovernmental organizations only 

Other Skills and Desirables 

Speaking and writing Sidaamu Affo

Computer application skills

Understanding and knowledge of the socioeconomic issues of street youth and elders 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Good time management and management skills

Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit

Ability to follow deadlines, accuracy and attention to details

Motor/Car driving license 

Terms of Employment

Based on the period of the project


Interested applicants should apply in person their non-returnable application letter, CV, academic credentials and other supporting documents before the deadline to the following address.

Haik Dar Sub city, Kebele 05

Sidama Red Cross Association compound 

Center of Concern-HR Officer, Office No: 5