Project Manager

Project Manager: Habitat for Humanity invites application for the qualified and experienced candidates for position of Project Manager.

Organizational Overview

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand-up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.

Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia (HFHE) started operation in 1993 as a branch of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). HFHE has provided simple, affordable shelter for families in Ethiopia while also working to improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and empower Vulnerable Groups in the country. Read more

Position: – Project Manager – STAND FOR HER LAND PROJECT


The Project Manager-Women’s Land Right (PM-WLR) under the direct supervision of the Program Director leads a five-year project that focuses on Women Land Rights (WLR) Landesa funded project entitled “STAND FOR HER LAND: Collective Advocacy to Realize Women’s Land Rights in Ethiopia”. The PM-WLR will lead the project in accordance with the overarching framework and guiding document of WLR North Star Framework as well as the approved project document including budgets and workplans, which may be amended from time to time based on the emerging situations of the project. The project target operational area in Ethiopia, based in Addis Ababa with frequent trave to HFHE Project sites. The position holder will deal holistically with policy and advocacy strategy documents formulation and program design and implementation, including leading/ strengthening the establishment of Country Coalitions in partnership with Civil society organizations by developing a coalitions’ strategies documents and working with Finance Department, the MEAL Department, Communications Department and other program operations teams to monitor the implementation of the project.

The Project Manager (PM-S4HL) will be leading a team that comprises Advocacy and Communication Specialist and represent the project at the community, government office, in the designing all advocacy works to meet the project objectives and enhance project’s visibility and accountability with key partners and the community members.

The Project Manager will work closely with the Habitat for Humanity International Area Office Advocacy Manager to achieve the overall goal of the SFHL project.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Through strategic direction from the Program Director, the PM will ensure that mapping of existing laws and policies and customary practices relevant to land, women rights, and climate resilience against Civil Society Organizations (CSO) actions is carried out to identify mutual priorities of coalitions and CSO collaborators roundtable gatherings to sensitize collaborators on the relevance of WLR to development priorities.
  • The Project Manager – SFHL also coordinates trainings & workshops to advance action in mutual Women Land Right (WLR) priorities and do direct engagement with grassroots led organizations and regional and national CSOs. Train local and national government actors on specific WLR topics such as transformative leadership on women land rights
  • Work with the grassroot led women CSO, Coalition members by organizing a round table policy dialogue targeting both the right holders and duty bearers to influence policy formulation or revision related to Women Land Right (WLR) in the Ethiopia
  • Oversee the establishment of the SFHL project communication strategy by closely e working with Communication Director of Africa Area Office as well as Communication Manager and Stand for Her Land Advocacy and Communication Specialist of Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia. This has to Conduct assessments on selection of target groups members of champions and collation members. Facilitate the selection of SFHL project ambassadors by an independent jury on the basis of a clearly defined criteria and from within candidate ambassadors so as to engage them in WLR advocacy work in Ethiopia.
  • Work with the coalition members by facilitating public speeches for WLR ambassadors in academic, government institution, and NGO/CSO-Ethiopia.
  • Attend the national and regional advocacy meeting organized by regional bodies such as the Africa Union (AU), IGAD, UNECA, etc. and contribute to the advancement of WLR agenda and update the outcomes of these events to the management on timely manner.
  • Provide and Facilitate capacity building training for coalition members on WLR.
  • . Ensure the project planning and implementation is carried out as per the project plan.
  • Compiles periodic (monthly, quarterly, and annual reports), management, donor and government reports.
  • Develop policy briefs, blogs and position papers on women land rights.
  • Ensures relationships are managed with a wide range of groups (including all project contributors, selected partner, civil societies, donors) and relevant government organizations and WLR ambassadors, collation members and other stake holders.
  • Responsible for managing and supervision of the quality of all the project activities and manages the work of advocacy and communications officer provides leadership and overall coordination and supervision, allocating and utilizing resources in an efficient manner and maintaining a co-operative, motivated and successful team.
  • Ensure that all project data and information is updated, well organized and easily accessible; and those lessons learnt, and best practice are capitalized and shared with relevant like-minded organizations.
  • Identify and monitor risks, constraints, or escalating issues, and inform the hierarchy accordingly.
  • Liaison with Finance Manager, Grants Officer, MEAL Manager and Program Director for all relevant technical support and coordination of the SFHL project activities.
  • Engage and review documents for payments to services rendered by short-term technical assistance consultants.
  • Work with finance department about budget utilization as project budget holder and monitor financial expenditures on regular basis and also preparation of annual planning and budgeting.
  • Prepare and submit status and progress reports of donors and government agencies to the Program Director for review and approval.
  • Organizing and leading project kick off calls and briefings at the project level with the donors and SFHL taskforce or ad hoc committees.
  • Work with the HFH knowledge management team by ensuring ownership and management of project materials consolidating and up keeping, and documenting,
  • Represent/liaise SFHL project of HFHE in discussions or meetings related to women land right advocacy work and also coordinate meetings related to SFHL.
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Required:

  • University degree in fields relevant to the tasks including governance, human rights, civic studies, gender, law or social sciences,
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience with land tenure and administration, systems, , gender issues in land tenure and property rights including research, project planning and design, and implementation oversight.
  • Very good knowledge and experience of Pan-African women rights/human rights instruments and mechanisms, the operating environment and political climate.
  • Very good understanding of, or experience in, implementing and monitoring women rights/human rights in a Pan Africa context, including very good knowledge and demonstrated experience of on the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) on the Rights of Women in Africa (RWA) and its mechanisms, and other relevant human rights instruments and mechanisms.
  • Worked on projects promoting women’s property and land user rights in Ethiopia, including urban/peri-urban, smallholder farming, and pastoralist/agro-pastoralist contexts.
  • Proven excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills essential.
  • Experience in planning and conducting public consultations with a wide range of stakeholders in government and civil society, and in analyzing and communicating results.
  • Capability to manage complex tasks with minimal supervision, and to work under time pressure.
  • Native speaker fluency in English is required. Fluency in Amharic highly desirable.
  • Ethiopian National
  • Female applicants highly encouraged.

Duration of the contract: Two years, renewable based on performance and availability of funding.

Duty station: Addis Ababa with travel to project target areas

Salary: Negotiable

Required number: – 1

Vacancy Closing date: – April 12, 2022

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit their non–returnable application by quoting the position in the subject matter including (1) application/cover letter indicating why the candidate is the best fit to the advertised post, and (2) updated CV with contact details of three work related referees, (including HR and immediate supervisor) through Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further screening.

The ideal candidates are expected to be active supporters of HFHI’s Core Values:

Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves. – Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular. – Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission.

Safeguarding: HFHE requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.

Department: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Workplace: Addis Ababa
Contract Type: Full time
Categories: EthioJob Vacancies
EthioJobs: Habitat for Humanity
Education: Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree

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