Field/ Project Coordinator (based in Awash 7 Killo)

Category: Health Care
Location:  Awash 7 Killo, Afar
Career Level:  Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:  Contract

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement:

Health Poverty Action (HPA) is a UK based international development organization with a mission of supporting the poorest and most vulnerable people to achieve better health and wellbeing in their effort. Established in 1984, HPA currently operates in 13 countries including Ethiopia.

HPA has been operational in Ethiopia since 2006, primarily with semi-nomadic pastoralists, and has implemented various SRHR, MNCH, TB, NCDs and other health and women empowerment projects that support communities in South Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR), in lowland districts of Bale, Oromia Region and in Liben Zone of the Ethiopian Somali Region and other selected hospitals and health centres in Addis Ababa and 6 regional states. Currently, we are preparing to implement COVID-19 testing and other women empowerment project in the Zone 3 of Afar regional state with field office in Awash 7 Killo. For more information about our organisation please visit our website:

HPA wants to recruit for the following vacant position:

Field/ Project Coordinator (based in Awash 7 Killo):

Under the direct line management of the Program Manager in Addis, the Field/Project Coordinator is responsible for the overall management of field office activities as per the project documents including management of field teams, logistics management, external relations support as well as liaising with the local governmental and non-governmental stakeholders of HPA.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Represent HPA to NGOs, UN agencies, regional authorities, communities, donors and other relevant parties in the field and share information with the field and coordination teams
  • Ensure the coordination and implementation of all project activities in the target location/region and ensure the activities are implemented as planned, prepare action plans, implementing / monitoring of activities; information sharing; reporting (including financial management of field office)
  • Ensure adequate information flow within the country office
  • Oversee and coordinate the general functioning of the field/project office
  • Create/maintain a positive “team spirit” among the project staff
  • Support team members under direct supervision in their duties
  • Ensure the implementation of the project in the field and its follow-up in its different aspects
  • Maintain close and regular update and communication with country office team
  • Work with the program manager, partners and stakeholders in the region to adjust operational approach and activities, depending on changing needs in the area
  • Coordinate and lead outreach community mobilization, Ag-RDT testing campaigns, events both at health facility and community levels
  • Contribute and give inputs for business development in the region
  • Work closely with the woreda health office heads and responsible persons in the respective woredas.
  • Ensure efficiency and timely implementation of the Ag-RDT and other health project interventions in the project implementation areas.
  • Responsible for the preparation and submission of regular project reports and case stories and meets deadlines for reporting and program updates.

Duration: The contract duration is one year with possibility of renewal depending on the availability of funds and performance. Please clearly indicate the name of the position and location that you’re applying in subject line of your email.

Job Requirements

Competence and Personal Requirements:

  • Strong experience working on a field or hard to reach community in a health related project context
  • A minimum of MPH/BSc degree in Public Health/Nursing/Health Officer with 5/7 years’ relevant work experience in implementing and coordinating health projects at grassroot level.
  • INGO work experience in the region is an asset
  • Solid understanding of the Ethiopian health policy and strategies, as well as the health sector transformation plan and the health extension platform
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Good command in written and spoken English.
  • Good communication skills and Team player
  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours.
  • Good command in the local language

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their CV and one page motivation letter by including their salary expectations and when you’ll be available only through and for seven consecutive working days starting from the first date of advertisement. Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview on a progressive basis.

Note: Use “Field/Project Coordinator (based in Awash 7 Killo)”  as the subject title of your email