Social Accountability Project Coordinator – Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD)

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Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD)

Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD) is an indigenous, non-for profit, volunteer based organization.


Creating healthy and productive society in collaboration with development actors to eradicate poverty through HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support to Orphans & Vulnerable Children and People Living with HIV/AIDS, providing reproductive health services, facilitating socio-economic development, ensuring environmental sustainability and capacity building of stakeholders and partner organizations.

 Mahibere Hiwot for Social Development (MSD) is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization founded in October 1999. Since its establishment, MSD has been implementing different programs in collaboration with partners on providing broad range of HIV prevention, care and treatment services and Sexual and Reproductive health (SRH), Migration & Trafficking, Good Governance, Education and Child Development in different parts of the country.

MSD is a child safe organization and all successful applicants will be required to sign the Safeguarding Code of Conduct. The safety and wellbeing of children and at-risk adults are priorities of MSD. The organization provides a safe environment in all its programs and activities. It has strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in its programmes.

 MSD is looking for qualified and competent applicants for the following position:


 Under the supervision of the Area Office Manager, the SA project coordinator (PC) shall be stationed in one of the aforementioned sites where the project is operating. S/He is responsible for overall coordination, planning & budgeting, implementation and quality assurance of the project in the intervention woredas. 

Main tasks of the PC:

  • Follow-up and implement directives and guidelines of the project management team as per the contract with the MA – ensure that new MA directives are shared with and understood by the partners and all project team members;
  • Ensure full adherence/compliance to MA new directives and guidelines during project implementation;
  • Lead the project team in activity planning and budget forecasting – so that every team member understands the project activities, the resources available and how to account for these;
  • Provide technical, organizational and coaching support to all the WSAEs (including those employed by partners) – facilitate and monitor their active collaboration with FTA/PFM, woreda administration, sector offices and council, citizens and their organizations, in particular women and vulnerable groups;
  • Support and mobilize sub-partners and WSACs for meaningful involvement in project planning and implementation;
  • Together with the M&E officer, provide training to WSAEs and enumerators on data collection and uploading;
  • Coordinate CRC pre-survey activities across the woredas;
  • Lead the cluster level CRC survey process and ensure cluster level CRC reports and woreda level JAPs according to MA’s guidance; coordinate the activities of project staff, including GSIE, M&E officers and WSAEs;
  • Ensure CRC survey data collection is conducted in accordance with the MA guidance and standards;
  • Oversee project implementation and fund allocation and expenditures; the preparation and submission of narrative and financial reports to the MA as per the grant agreement and operational manual – follow-up timely disbursement of the project funds;
  • Together with other PCs and the MA, prepare ESAP grantee participation in the regional FTA-SA partnership meetings for sector responsiveness, policy dialogue, and SA systems development – debrief the project team and follow-up activities agreed in these meetings;
  • Establish partnerships with local media to promote SA;
  • Ensure organization of monitoring visits, either planned by the MA or requested by government, development partners or other stakeholders – participate   in such visits;
  • Participate in and provide input to learning and capacity development events organized by the MA with the federal/regional governments and relevant sector ministries/ bureaus – actively share learning with the project team and follow-up on agreed actions;
  • Liaise with regional, zonal and woreda sector bureaus and departments on SA project matters including submitting progress reports as required;
  • Strictly observe and support project staff members to comply with safety precautions in times of public health events, such as COVID-19, natural disasters and other security situations as per set standards and guidelines;    
  • Follow-up and coordinate timely auditing and close-out of the ESAP3 project grant contract.

Reports to:  Program Director

Term of Employment: Contract 

Staff required: 4 (Gondar, Woldia, Dessie and Debreberhan)  

Minimum qualifications and skills:

  • BA in social studies, development studies, economics or related field  
  • Three years project management experience
  • Some SA or local governance experience, or similar, required
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Strong determination to promote gender equality
  • Good knowledge and experience on local and regional government operational systems and procedures 
  • Willingness to spend significant time in the woredas – a minimum of 20% travel is expected, and sometimes significantly more. 

As per the organization’s scale


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