Project Manager – ASCEND

Project Manager – ASCEND Job Description Help us end avoidable blindness in Ethiopia Assist us to strengthen local health systems Leading International Development Organization in the area of eye health Fixed term position based in Addis The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international NGO founded in 1992 has been a driving force in the development and implementation of blindness prevention programs in some of the poorest and most isolated regions in the world. Currently operating in over 25 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australasia and Middle East. The Foundation is working to end avoidable blindness. Ethiopia is one of The Foundations largest funded programs, focused on the Elimination of Trachoma.  Up until now our program has focused on the complex and direct delivery of services to help those in need.  With a strong foundation in place, we are now looking to enter into a new phase of our programming building on the work that we have already done. About the Position The Project Manager ASCEND is in charge of the development, co-ordination and management of The Fred Hollows Foundation ASCEND project in Oromia, Ethiopia.  Responsible for overall leadership, management and technical direction and oversight for the DFID funded ASCEND project. Specifically, responsible for effective planning, implementation, coordination, and day-to-day management of the project activities. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that all systems and resources (human, material and financial), policies and procedures are in place and followed. Engage in high-level strategic, planning and networking activities International Trachoma Initiative (ITI), Caritas, EPSA (Ethiopian Pharmaceuticals Supply Agency), Oromia Regional Health Bureau(ORHB) and other relevant stakeholders including the private sector. Specific responsibilities include: Provide technical guidance and direction to ASCEND Project Coordinator, Project M&E, Project Finance and Partners  in the development of annual operational plans. Oversee the implementation of planned project activities in accordance with the project design document, and annual and strategic plans. Lead the development of standard operating procedures and protocols for ASCEND project planning, implementation, review and monitoring, documentation and sharing of lessons learned Job Requirements To be successful in this role, we are seeking someone with the following experience and skills. Minimum of 10 years working experience preferably with reputable NGOs. Masters Degree in relevant field (Public Health, Social sciences, International development or related fields) from a recognized institution. Knowledge of program design, program management, budget development and monitoring of Trachoma programs. Knowledge of Resource mobilization and management. How to Apply Applications should be made via our website: and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose as well as details of your current and expected salary. Alternatively, if you would like further information please contact HR Manager Ethiopia, Daniel Jirane via email at CV’s sent to this email will not be considered as an application. Applications close: 15th September 2020 The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child-safe environment. The Fred Hollows Foundation – Ethiopia (FHF-E) has been re-registered and licensed by The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Organizations Of Civil Societies in accordance with the Organizations Of Civil Societies Proclamation No.1113/2019 and certificate number 2985, on May 20/2019.  To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in Ethiopia.


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