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Project Coordinator


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Forum for Social Studies (FSS)




Economics-Development, Legal, Management

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Full time

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Job Description:

The Forum for Social Studies (FSS), an independent policy research institution, wishes to invite applications from qualified candidates for the post of Project Coordinator

The Forum for Social Studies (FSS) is a non-government, non-profit institution engaged in conducting and sponsoring policy-oriented research and promoting informed public debate on a wide range of development issues. It was established in 1998 by a group of academics and CSO activists whose aim was to help deepen and broaden a democratic tradition of public debates. Its work is guided by the conviction that enhancing the public-decision-makers interface on key social and economic issues can promote a transparent, participatory and all-inclusive policy-making and implementation process.

Background Information/Objectives
Under the overall supervision of Executive director of Forum for Social Studies (FSS) and direct supervision of program manager of FSS and close work relationship with Head of Project of MAP of WHH, the Project Coordinator is responsible for implementation of the project “Land for life — making policies work for food security” at national level and, coordinates, undertakes day-to-day management and implementation of and ensures the quality of outputs and results of the Project.
Duties and Responsibility
  • Undertake day-to-day management of the effective Project implementation on national level,
  • Establish a functioning work and coordination structure for civil society actors who work on land rights and/or agricultural investments issues or strengthen a network that is already existing,
  • With the support of the national Head of Project, support this network in establishing a common advocacy strategy and coordinate the implementation of advocacy activities at national level,
  • Establish and maintain a network in the entire country, not only representing civil society actors in the capital, but also local community-based organizations, smallholders and vulnerable groups,
  • Participate actively in the MAP and channels demands, suggestions and challenges of civil society actors,
  • Oversee and facilitate the implementation of project activities in accordance with the work plan, the advocacy strategy developed, the objective of the MAP-project and the country context,
  • In particular, elaborate monthly project progress updates and quarterly reports on key Project activities, issues and required action points (progress against planned activities, update on risks and issues, expenditures),
  • Contribute to timely and effective communication within the MAP-country team and advise on project related developments and political issues,
  • Ensure that budget is requested and spent according to spending plans and forecasts, and maintain a high level of accountability.
  • With the support of the national Head of Project, prepare procurement plans with ToR for all project consultancies and procurements.
  • In collaboration with the Partner Communication Expert, document activities and results.
Education Level: Masters or BA degree or equivalent in international development, social sciences, public administration, law or other relevant field.
  • At least 5 years for Masters or 7 years of relevant work experience for B.A degree.
  • Managerial experience in the field of development cooperation, preferably in a nongovernmental organization.
  • Proven experience working with international organizations, donors, Governments and civil society.
  • Knowledge of land tenure governance issues in the context of Ethiopia is an asset.
  • Relevant practical experience in the development and implementation of multi stakeholder processes is desirable as are experiences in policy and advocacy.
  • Openness to cultural diversity and to work in an international team,
  • Proven ability to draft, edit and produce written proposals and results-focused reports.
  • Experience in the usage of compilers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Power point, etc.)
Relevant requirements:
Fluency in English is a must; knowledge of Afan Oromo is an added advantage.
Willingness to travel frequently
Salary: As per the FSS scale

How To Apply:

Interested applicants should send their applications and 2 references with full contact details, in English, and Current CV (both non-returnable) in a sealed envelope to the FSS at the address above, or by e-mail to: fss.ethiopia@gmail.com . Applications should reach FSS until April. 20, 2018.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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