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Program Coordinator


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Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


Economics-Development, Management, Other

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Job Description:

Program Coordinator
Program: The (Oxford) Handbook on the Ethiopian Economy project
Location: Addis Ababa
Duration: Year
Salary: Attractive
Type of contract: Par-time (2 days a week)
Expected Start Date 15 December 2017

The Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) is a semi-autonomous thank-tank established by the Ethiopian Government to conduct research and policy analysis that provide evidence-based inputs for policy making and implementation. The institute is engaged in: Economic research and policy analysis, Bridging research and policy, Capacity, Knowledge dissemination and exchange and Consultancy.

EDRI is currently supporting the Oxford University Press (CUP), a leading global academic publisher, to publish “The [Oxford] Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy’. The Handbook will be a high-profile volume that aims to present an authoritative yet accessible ‘state of the art’ analysis of the past, present and future of the Ethiopian economy.

The volume will contain around 50 chapters and will be divided into five parts, each dealing with a key aspect of the Ethiopian economy: (I) Context, concepts and history; (II) Economic and Social development; (Ill) Agriculture and rural transformation; (IV) Industrialization and urbanization; and lastly (V) Structural transformation and African context. The central focus of the handbook will be on economic transformation, covering the history, policies and performance of the Ethiopian economy during a recent period of significant structural change.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • EDRI would like to engage an experienced Program Coordinator to manage the project, based in Addis Ababa. This project is supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
  • The successful candidate will support and advise Volume Editors on the operational aspects of the production of the Handbook, and coordinate the works of 40 contributing authors.
  • Specifically, the Program Coordinator will carry out the following;
Program management and coordination
  • Ensure the project is managed effectively in line with proposed plans and overall objectives
  • Oversee the implementation key milestones, and activities
  • Liaise with publishers, authors and program partners
  • Identify and evaluate risks associated with program implementation and advise appropriate actions
  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis
  • Organize workshops, seminars and group discussions in relation to the project
  • Recruit and provide direction and guidance to research assistants and other project staff
  • Follow up on the activities of research assistants
  • Liassie with chapter authors to identify research needs that are to be addressed by research assistants
  • Carry out any other activities related to programmatic issues
Qualification and Experience
  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in one of the following disciplines: Management, international relations, development studies, Economics, business administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum twelve (12) years of progressively responsible experience in management of projects. preferably international donors-funded programs.
  • A proven track record of leadership and management of resources in multicultural settings, including coordination of interdisciplinary teams is required.
  • Ability to work independently in an intellectual challenging environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong set of personal values
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Amharic languages
Closing date: Dec. 12, 2017

How To Apply:

Applicants fulfilling the above requirements should send their CV and Application letter to:
Information Desk
Human Resources and Property Management Department
Ethiopian Development Research Institute
Blue Building South Wing Second Floor / near National Stadium
P0 Box 2479 Fax 251115505508 Tel: 251 115506066 Addis Ababa

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Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)
Addis Ababa

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