Program Officer – Development Expertise Center (DEC), Ethiopia

Location:  Addis Ababa
Salary:  As per Organization Salary Scale
Deadline: Jul 28, 2022

Job Description

Development Expertise Center (DEC) is a National Civil Society Organization (CSO) aspires to see all marginalized children properly fostered. The organization has four major program areas; Child Development, Gender and Life Skill Development; Skills and Entrepreneurship Development and Lobby & advocacy. DEC works in four National Regional States of Amhara, Afar and Oromia, Gambela , Benishangoul Gumuz and Addis Ababa City Administration. DEC would like to recruit on the following position:

DEC needs to deploy a competent applicant who has proven experience and better understanding of development programs, emergency responses; resource mobilization and project cycle management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop Project Planning , maintain comprehensive project documentation and reports.
  • Provide technical assistance to project implementation to faster continuous improvement in quality in both in programmatic and operational performance.
  • Create a good and collaborative work atmosphere with the Program Coordinator and Grass root community
  • Participate in resource mobilization action ,by writing and contributing for proposal
  • Mobilizes resources, communities , initiates and implements projects, and ensures achievements to attain the organization’s mission and objectives.
  • Deploy and implement innovative tools and methodologies for their project
  • Ensures, and Supports that the program/ project strategic objectives and results are fully achieved and meet expected technical quality standards..
  • Communicate and cooperates with relevant stakeholders to identify and define project requirements, scope, and objectives.
  • Responsible for maintaining crucial project documents that track project progress.
  • Closely watch the project schedule, monitoring deadlines for each project task.
  • Organizing, attending, and participating in stakeholder meetings, documenting and following up on important actions and decisions from meetings.
  • Manage, control, and coordinate project schedule & implementation to make sure the project to be completed on time.
  • Monitor and track project progress and handle any issues that arise and report on the progress of a project to all concerned stakeholders.
  • Prepare/update project status reports, process invoices, update tracking reports, and maintain files for due diligence and financials.
  • Participate and accomplish all other additional duties given by supervisors

Duration: 1 year with possible extension

Required Number: 1

Sex: Female/ Male

Job Requirements

Qualifications Required 


  • BA/BSc/ Social Science, Education, Sociology, social work, Psychology, Development studies, project Management, and related fields.


  • At least four years related and proven experience in NGO sector


  • Proven experience in writing reports, communications and compiling necessary data
  • Good knowledge and skill of project cycle management
  • Ability to work in  the  hard to reach areas
  • Ability to use computer and mobile apps

How to Apply

All applicants should send a CV, a cover letter, educational records, work certificates

Application can be submitted/sent by email:

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted

Copies of CV + supporting documents are non-returnable.