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11 Jul 2019

Ethiopia Project Manager – Vaccine Cold Chain Deployment Program at Strategic Planning & Project Management Associates (SPPMA)

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Job Description

Strategic Planning & Project Management Associates (SPPMA) seeks a Project Manager to support a program in Ethiopia to evaluate and enhance the performance of vaccine cold chain systems.The manager will be based in Addis Ababa, and is expected to manage a team of technicians and when required to travel to meet with FMOH provincial and national contacts, and to monitor and support deployments of cold chain equipment to rural health facilities.

The successful candidate will be provided with required training and other forms of support from the hiring organization.  The term of employment is two years, subject to the successful completion of an initial probationary period of three months.  The successful candidate will be notified before the conclusion of the two-year term if there are opportunities for further, extended employment.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will meet the following requirementsSkills and Experience

  • Fully qualified to live and work in Ethiopia
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Amharic (written and oral)
  • Goal-oriented with strong organizational skills, ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines
  • Proven technical experience in the vaccine cold chain, including experience with the installation and maintenance of solar and other refrigeration systems
  • Experience with electronics, computer programming
  • Proven leadership in managing large projects:  from initial planning and goal setting to practical day-to-day management of internal teams and external partners
  • Knowledge and experience in working with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH)
  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field (engineering, public health, etc.)
  • Previous experience working with international organizations is beneficial for this position

Availability/Work Environment

  • The position of project manager is open for immediate hire
  • The successful candidate will be available to travel domestically for multiple days during each travel period
  • The position requires frequent communication with international colleagues and partners.  The successful candidate will be available for periodic evening communications with overseas contacts and be available to collaborate with international colleagues visiting Ethiopia

How to Apply

Interested persons are invited to apply, and submit their application to: [email protected]

Application review date shall be 31 July 2019

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