Project Coordinator – Bright Future Initiative (BFI)

Social Sciences and Community

Bright Future Initiative (BFI)

Bright future Initiative organization is a  non-profit charity NGO. BFI-org  aimed at helping the widows,children and their families in crisis, with a current focus on Iganga district. We strongly believe that something should be done to various suffering faced by children of poor families in underdeveloped environment.

We seek partnership with all Christians and NGOs whose mission it is, to follow our Lord Jesus Christ in doing good everywhere by working with the poor and oppressed, to promote human transformation, to seek justice and to bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. Each and every day, millions of African children struggle to find enough food to stave off malnutrition, enough clean water to survive and medical services necessary to sustain minimal health. Faced with limited vocational and educational opportunities and the realities of abuse, they long for lives of health, prosperity and security for their families.

It is our desire for every child that he or she should have life in all its fullness. To be able to achieve this, we seek to work with children and their families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. As a christian relief, development, advocacy and charity ministry, we are dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people. We do seek to serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith. It's not about what we can do on our own. It's about what we can all do together to reach the world and share the love of Christ-making a difference in people's lives.

Every child deserves the love and care of a family. Because we believe that this is also God's desire, we are committed to serving vulnerable children around the world by providing the best possible lifetime of care for them. 

It is our belief that every child deserves the love and care of a family. We seek His direction in serving children at risk around the community. And, to the best of our efforts, we serve these children and their families as Jesus Christ would serve them. 

BFI profile:

Bright Future Initiative (BFI) is a non- profit making and non- partisan organization established in 1999 with the aim of improving the lives of marginalized urban and rural communities especially women, children and youths through skill enhancement, rehabilitation, education, livelihood support and psycho-social services.

The organization has many years experiences in the area of disability and rehabilitation that have been considerably improved the life quality of people with disabilities and their families/caregivers.

The Organization wants to fill vacant position of highly qualified and experienced Project Coordinator for its new Bridge the Gap – Community Based Disability Inclusive Development phase-II project to be implemented in East Gojjam zone three districts with the financial support of Christopher Blind Mission (CBM).

Job summary:

Project Coordinator position is responsible to implement Bridge the Gap – Community Based Disability Inclusive Development (CBDID) Phase-II Project. He oversees the overall management, planning and implementation of all the project activities in the various sectors within the project area mentioned above. He/she is responsible for the management of the project’s personnel and financial and material resources under the supervision of BFI program coordinator.

Main Tasks:

Project Implementation:

  • Coordinate Bridge the Gap – CBID phase II project implementation in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the implementation areas.  
  • Technical support – Ensure adherence to the CBID methodology and quality implementation, especially with regards to utilizing locally available resources.  
  • Programmatic support – Ensure results-based implementation and reporting, adherence to M&E plan and project documents.
  • Financial management support – in collaboration with BFI Head Office finance team, ensure the adherence to highest quality of financial management and accountability.
  • Undertake frequent field visits
  • Prepare annual work plan and budget and submit to the program coordinator
  • Prepare reports and submit to the concerned program coordinator and government signatories  
  • Manage project activities and budgets for which CBM are in lead, including:
  • Conduct the planned activities and follow up the budget planning, utilization and reporting process with finance team of BFI head office
  • Documentation:
  • Record all results and analysis of project monitoring results/data that are stored at the project level, with important/ strategic findings (lessons learned, best practices, evidence base) also stored at BFI coordination and head offices; 
  • All project data should be easily accessible for use in project monitoring and evaluations as well as for evidence to be used in zonal, regional and national level advocacy and alliance-building;
  • Actively engage in updating the organization’s website via uploading best practices, case stories and photos
  • Quality Management:
  • Develop contacts with as many as possible relevant external parties to develop network and alliances;
  • Plan and organize forums/seminars exposing projects’ successes and positive results that are supported by evidence, inviting relevant district, zonal and regional levels government offices and other players;
  • Conduct scheduled supportive monitoring and evaluations and share results accordingly for advocacy purposes;
  • Relationship and Communication:
  • Liaise with partners (government, non-government disability actors, community-based institutions, DPOs) in terms of good communication;
  • Facilitate effective communication with the donor and stakeholders;
  • Taking up any other tasks assigned by the organization

Required Number: One (1)

Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience:

  • MA/ BA degree in Psychology, social work, sociology and other related fields of studies. 
  • Proven work experiences of minimum 7 years for BA and  5 years for MA/MSc holders; out of which at least 3 years in community development programs;
  • NGO Experience as coordinator and/or manager position is highly preferred;
  • Excellent personal and public communication and negotiation skills with all types and levels of stakeholders
  • Computer Literate and have practical skills of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, Internet and E-mail communications;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Amharic and English Languages;

As per the scale of the organization


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