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17 Nov 2022

Project Manager at Friendship Support Association (FSA)

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Job Description

Friendship Support Association (FSA) is a local NGO working in Afar and Oromia Regional States in various sectors supporting the pastoral and agro-pastoral communities. FSA is currently looking for candidates for Civil Society Afar Project -ETH 1171.


The Project Manager will be required to manage the planning, implementation, monitoring & reporting of all aspects of the Civil Society Afar project –ETH 1171 through strong management and leadership of the project delivery team. As part of this, the Project Manager will play a lead role in internal and external project reporting, financial management, partner management, monitoring and evaluation of the project activities, outputs and impacts, and ensuring that all stakeholders at the project area are fully engaged.


  • In consultation with the Programme Manager (PM), review and prepare the project’s work plan and budget as part of the quarterly planning process.
  • Manage monthly and quarterly work plans for project activities and logistics,
  • Ensure all project staff and partners are clear on project plans and required resources during planning.
  • Ensure that project activities are implemented and outputs achieved as planned, in an organised manner, and within the agreed budget
  • Ensure the methodologies for each activity are clearly understood by the project team and delivered according to FSA Approaches.
  • Review progress regularly, submitting quarterly internal progress review reports outlining progress, issues and actions being taken in the standard format.
  • Proactively identify and monitor any risks to non-delivery and, where required, develop and implement action plans to address issues identified;
  • Spend a high proportion of the time in the field visiting project activities to ensure activities are on track and are in line with FSA Approaches/Methodologies
  • Work closely with the M&E officer and PM to contribute lessons learned, ensure dissemination and maintain dialogue on key project findings
  • Ensure the project’s log-frame and data collection plans are regularly reviewed and refreshed, and the project is collecting the breadth of indicators required at a frequency and timing in line with reporting purposes
  • Ensure that the project is regularly conducting beneficiary surveys, collecting other data through relevant sources, developing case studies and collating photos
  • Oversee mid-term, final evaluation and other external evaluations, ensuring that learning and recommendations from those evaluations are explicitly incorporated into the project’s future implementation activity
  • Provide leadership and motivation to all project staff building values-based team working and individual staff skills relevant to the project.
  • Proactively identify and raise with the PM any project-related delivery risks, and work with project partner staff to implement action plans to resolve identified issues
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of FSA’s strategy
  • Identify and explore opportunities to grow and expand the project pipeline, both in relation to the current project or related to new project opportunities
  • Work with the PM and the Programme Team to prepare funding proposals where requested, ensuring that any lessons learned during implementation are documented and built into future project design
  • Participate in FSA programme meetings with other project coordinators, as reasonably requested
  • Adhere to FSA Code of Conduct including child safeguarding and PSEA Standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • MA or BA in Project Management, Development Study or other relevant field
  • At least 3 years of experience for MA and 5 years for BA in a project management/coordination role (or equivalent). NGO experience in
  • WASH and Public Health areas are advantageous.
  • Project management knowledge and skills;
  • Ability to identify and plan the work strategically and to work to deadlines;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to operation staff;
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, and proficiency in Word and Power point;

Method of Application

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to  [email protected]
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 26 November. 2022


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