Project Coordinator – TT Transition

Job Description

·         Help us end avoidable blindness in Ethiopia

·         Leading International Development Organization in the area of eye health

·         Full time, Fixed Term Position

·         Position based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

About us

The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international NGO founded in 1992 has been a driving force in the development and implementation of blindness prevention programs in some of the poorest and most isolated regions in the world. Currently operating in over 25 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australasia and Middle East. The Foundation is working to end avoidable blindness.

It’s not just what we do that’s important, it’s the way that we do it that matters. We work hand in hand with our communities and partners who together, share the same goals and determination.  We focus on results and are passionate about making affordable and accessible eye care a reality for everyone, so that no one person is needlessly blind. Working together we deepen our impact.

About the role

Reporting to the Program Manager TT Surgery with close collaboration with the Medical Advisor, the main purpose of the role is to provide leadership and oversight of the Trachoma Trichiasis (TT) Transition research project. The TT transition research project seeks to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Oromia Regional Health Bureau (ORHB) to pilot the implementation of the Transition Guidelines. The Project Manager will be accountable for delivery of the TT transition research project in collaboration with local partners and FHF technical and operational teams

Key responsibilities & outcomes

·         Be the main focal point and liaison for the TT transition research project between the partners, The Foundation, and other external stakeholders.

·         Provide leadership and technical expertise to ensure the TT research project is effectively implemented and activities are effectively coordinated

·         Be the lead focal point with technical support teams, and other stakeholders.

·         Create and manage the research plan including data collection schedules, budgets, deliverables.

·         Oversee an effective reporting system which includes providing periodic budget and financial reports to the country office and other stakeholders as appropriate.

·         Coordinate study teams, and manage research project timelines, to ensure the research is completed within the specified timeline.

·         Conduct periodic review and evaluation of efficacy of research efforts in collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders.

·         Participate in regular team meetings to review research progress and deliverables.

·         Coordinate and supervise and ensure the quality of data collection activities.

·         Document case studies

·         Participate in national forums and TT transition initiatives in Ethiopia.

·         Document and disseminate learnings.

Job Requirements

  • Have at least 7 years’ experience working for international development organizations, preferably in health-related field including demonstrated capacity at a similar position.
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Research or related field;
  • Project management of complex, donor funded international development or research projects (ideally in eye health or public health).
  • Budget management experience.
  • Demonstrated capacity for high-level representation and strategic advocacy: able to engage and influence senior levels of government, multi-lateral agencies, and other partners.

Something extra to get our attention!

·         Good understanding of Trachoma programming and situation in Ethiopia and Oromia region.

·         Understands integrated primary eye care.

·         Experience working with stakeholders and the global networks involved in eye health.

·         Experience addressing compliance issues and ensuring gender equity and disability inclusion in Trachoma.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via our website: and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose as well as details of your current and expected salary.

Alternatively, if you would like further information, please contact our Talent Acquisition team via email at  Applications sent to this address will not be considered.


Applications close: 21st September 2021


The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

The Fred Hollows Foundation – Ethiopia (FHF-E) has been re-registered and licensed by The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Organizations Of Civil Societies  in accordance with the Organizations Of Civil Societies Proclamation No.1113/2019 and certificate number 2985, on May 20/2019

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in Ethiopia.