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Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Education Officer


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Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


Education, Other

Employment Type:

Full time

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Job Description:

The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF) is a Swiss nonprofit organisation which promotes peaceful cohabitation worldwide by empowering the most marginalised children and adolescents. The Foundation seeks to provide children and youth with access to holistic quality education and to strengthen their intercultural competencies. The Pestalozzi Children’s Village in Trogen (Appenzell Outer-Rhodes) is at the heart of the Foundation and its activities in Switzerland and in twelve countries. Abroad, PCF works with local partner organisations to enable children to access quality education in primary schools, particularly vulnerable children. For more information, please visit

In Ethiopia PCF works with local partners, mainly community based local NGOs and schools, to enable children to access quality primary education in several regions.
PCF Ethiopia is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of: Education Officer
The post is based in Addis Ababa and opened to Ethiopian Nationals only.

This position will report to the Country Representative and will be responsible for educational analyses, capacity development and strategic support to the country programme.

We are looking for a motivated, reliable and result-oriented individual, committed to learn from peers, willing to travel in the field (50%) and with excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit.
Starting date: November 15 or as per agreement

Main Responsibilities:
  1. Analyses of the education sector and support to the strategic development of the Country Programme.
  2. Knowledge sharing and trainings to Operational Partners and other stakeholders on educational contents and processes.
  3. Monitoring and reporting on the results of the Operational Partners and the Country Programme.
Full job description is available on our website.

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications:
Professional Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Education or related fields with a minimum of five years of experiences in project management across a range of project types in education and child safeguarding;
  • Extensive knowledge of the country’s education system, policies and strategies;
  • Extensive experience in Training of Trainers in child-centered approach and curriculum development;
  • Knowledge in Child Protection Policies and Intercultural Education is an asset;
  • Proven track record of coordinating projects involving different stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated understanding of programme development with practical experiences in Project Cycle Management and Result Based Management;
  • Results-oriented team player with very good analytical skills and problem solving attitude;
  • Fluency in local language(s) and English (spoken and written).
  • Very good knowledge in PC Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Personal Qualifications
  • Reliable, accurate and systematic;
  • Goal-oriented, independent, committed, innovative and motivated;
  • Able and willing to learn and acquire new knowledge relevant to the function;
  • Excellent social and interpersonal communication skills and team spirit.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application in pdf per e-mail, including a motivation letter in English (max.1 page), a recent CV (max. 3 pages), two recent references, work certificates, copy of diplomas and the salary expectations, no later than October 19, 2017 to the following contact person:

lsabelle Wippermann, Finance and Administration Manager, Email: . Please state in the subject line “Application for Education Officer Ethiopia”.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Applications received after the deadline and through means other than the address given above will not be considered. All applications will be treated confidentially.
First round interviews will take place in Addis Ababa as of October23 - 27, 2017