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Project Manager – Women’s Land Rights – Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia

Category:  Development and Project Management, Research and Development
Location:  Addis Ababa
Career Level:  Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Salary:  Negotiable



Job Description

      Internal/External Vacancy Announcement 

Organizational Overview

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.

Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia (HFHE) started operation in 1993 as a branch of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). HFHE has provided simple, affordable shelter for families in Ethiopia while also working to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and empower Vulnerable Groups in the country.


The Project Manager-Women’s Land Right (PM-WLR) under the direct supervision of the National Director leads a 5-year project that focuses on Women Land Rights (WLR) Landesa funded project entitled “STAND FOR HER LAND: Collective Advocacy to Realize Women’s Land Rights in Ethiopia”. The project target operational areas will be Addis Ababa, Fiche and Debre Berhane. The position holder will deal holistically with policy and advocacy strategy documents formulation and program design and implementation, including leading the establishment of Country Coalitions in partnership with Civil society organizations membership and establish coalitions’ strategies documents and M&E activities and background analyses to support the launching of the coalition, introducing them to the government, other partners, and media.

The PM-WLR will be leading a team that comprises Advocacy specialist and communication coordinator and represent Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia (HFHE) at the community, Government office, in the designing all advocacy works to meet the project objectives and enhance project accountability with key partners and the community members.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure that mapping of existing policies and customary practices relevant to land, gender, and climate against Civil Society Organizations (CSO) actions is carried out to identify mutual priorities of coalitions and CSO collaborators roundtable gatherings to sensitize collaborators on the relevance of WLR to development priorities.
  • He/she also coordinates and arrange trainings & workshops to advance action in mutual Women Land Right (WLR) priorities and do direct engagement with grassroots activist organizations and regional and national CSOs. Train local and national government actors on specific WLR topics
  • Facilitate events to engender and connect government planning and implementation mobilize women to engage in government implementation of land formalization, sensitization, dispute resolution, etc. Meetings with government officials to influence policy on WLR
  • Galvanize a movement for WLR that cannot be ignored through establishing country Coalitions, develop a coalition charter to be discussed, improved, and ratified by the coalition once launched.
  • Conduct launching workshops for country coalitions Conduct Background Analyses to support country coalition development. Develop coalition strategy paper
  • Ensure to improve country lead communication and advocacy knowledge,
  • Organize Public dialogue to validate and reach concuss on the mapping exercise in Addis-Ababa, Deber Berhan, fiche Advocacy strategy development in media companies WLR
  • Select and announce ambassadors of WLR from and engage them in advocacy
  • Facilitate public speeches for WLR ambassadors in academic, government institution, and NGO/CSO-Addis Ababa, Fiche, and Debre Berhan
  • Organize round table discussion by the coalition engaging high government officials Organize and host capacity building training for Government, CSO stakeholders and Para lament members
  • Engage communities in realizing WLR Community dialogue Create WLR champions from customary leaders
  • Compiles periodic (monthly, quarterly, and annual reports), Management, Donor and Government reports.
  • S/He ensures managing relationships with a wide range of groups (including all project contributors, selected partner civil societies) and concerned government organizations and advocacy ambassadors, collation members and other stake holders.
  • Responsible for managing and supervision of the quality of all the project activities and manages the work of the advocacy specialist and communications coordinator provides leadership and overall coordination and supervision of them, allocating and utilizing resources in an efficient manner and maintaining a co-operative, motivated and successful team.
  • Analyze and report on the evolving WLR issues and provide clear recommendations for interventions.
  • Identify and monitor risks, constraints, or escalating issues, and inform the hierarchy accordingly.
  • Provide input (i.e., Project overview, needs, deliverables and budget) for RDC in new project proposal writing.
  • Participate in meetings in relation to Advocacy work for land rights and related topics
  • Represent/liaise HFHE in discussions or meetings related to women land right advocacy work
  • Participate and contribute on GO and NGO forums to promote strategies and approaches with regards to Collective Advocacy to Realize Women’s Land Rights in Ethiopia”
  • Ensure Community Based Feedback and Complaint Mechanisms are in place and well addressed.
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor


Duration of the contract:  Two years with possibility of extension up to five years.

Duty station:  Addis Ababa with travel to project target areas

Required number: – 1


Job Requirements

Minimum Required:

  • Education: Advanced postgraduate degree in fields relevant to the tasks and a minimum of eight (8) years of experience with customary land tenure systems, land use and environmental planning, gender issues in land tenure and property rights including research, project planning and design, and implementation oversight.
  • Extensive experience guiding and undertaking, technical analysis and integration of social inclusion and/or gender issues in project designs, assessments, management plans, studies, and in procurement and contract documents.
  • Proven excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills essential.
  • Experience in planning and conducting public consultations with a wide range of stakeholders in government and civil society, and in analyzing and communicating results;
  • Capability to manage complex tasks with minimal supervision, and to work under time pressure;
  • Native speaker fluency in English is required. Fluency in Amharic and Oromifa highly desirable.
  • Ethiopian National
  • Female applicants highly encouraged.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to send their non–returnable application by quoting the position in the subject matter including updated CV and application and contact details of three work related referees, (including HR and Immediate supervisor) you can submit your application through hfheapplication@habitatethiopia.org. The closing date for submitting applications is within 7 days of this announcement. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further screening.

Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of partner families and all staff. Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) is everyone’s responsibility, and all staff are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct, that protects principles of PSEA, at all times (both during work hours and outside work hours).


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