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Link Education Ethiopia (LEE) is part of Link Education International (LEI), a family of not for profit organisations working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished areas of Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since our foundation in 1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over 2,000,000 children through unique and effective school improvement models. We guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children. Through a partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local systems, we influence changes to policy, practice and accountability on a national scale, and our interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts. LEI, based in Edinburgh – Scotland, supports all project, M&E, fundraising, finance and governance activities in our four sub-Saharan partner countries.


The Project Officer will implement and/or facilitate on the STAGES Project. and Boeing Company funded work for LEE, and contribute across projects.

The Project Officer will facilitate on the implementation of all interventions related to funds awarded to Link

Ethiopia by the STAGES Project and Boeing Company, and contribute to other project activities as relevant.  The STAGES Project which focuses on literacy and numeracy to support vulnerable girls learning as well as Boeing funding supports projects which focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and current funds are supporting the development of numeracy teacher training materials, a training of trainers for numeracy teacher training, and the provision of relevant story/numeracy books to school libraries, while transforming perceptions and attitudes which can exclude girls and women from these subjects and vocations, and strengthen transition pathways for girls that consider the potential for them to enter STEM-focused careers.


  • Facilitate on the development and implementation of all interventions funded by STAGES and Boeing at LEE
  • Work closely with the education specialist and consultants supporting the development of literacy and numeracy teacher training materials through STAGES and Boeing, and their application on the ground
  • Develop and deliver series of on-going trainings to education government stakeholders
  • Work closely with SNNPR and Wolaita Zone partners in project design and implementation, building on existing structures and mechanisms, for sustainability
  • Contribute to activities which are rooted in the school improvement planning framework in Ethiopia including teaching and learning, community engagement, school leadership and the school environment.
  • Working with the GESI Team responsible for safeguarding, social and emotional learning, gender and inclusion, and ensure that these cut across all Boeing activities
  • Work closely with the M&E Team to monitor project activities and continually feed evidence-based learning into programming by documenting best practices, providing recommendation for work plans, and annual reviews
  • Frequently travel to field sites and provide supportive supervisions to staff and partners
  • Organize distribution of goods to the field sites, and ensure a safe arrival of supplies
  • Facilitate  in organizing workshops and trainings based on specific needs of beneficiaries & plan
  • Be responsible for preparation and submission of activity reports, meeting minutes and financial reports on regular basis to LEE Soddo Field Office Education Specialist

Contract Type: Full time (1 year)

Reporting to: Education Specialist

Job Requirements




  • A University Degree in Education, preferably combined with a qualification in Project Management, and/or Education Management
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in similar type of engagement
  • Strong knowledge of education curriculum, policy and practice in Ethiopia
  • Knowledge and experience of strengthening transition pathways from school into the world of work especially for marginalised children
  • Strong background in education programming, especially numeracy, literacy, gender and inclusion
  • Background in teacher professional development, school leadership, supervision and governance, and school improvement planning
  • Experience and expertise on how to engage the community, parents and a wide range of education stakeholders in school improvement and accountability.
  • A strong understanding of safeguarding, and its application in the Link office and in projects
  • Good MS Office application skills including MS-Word, MS-Excel and Power-Point
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • Proficiency in English and Amharic languages; knowledge of local languages is desirable (Wolaytatto in particular).
  • Excellent coordination and time management skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal and team skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Link § Commitment to humanitarian principles and action; § Commitment to Link’s Safeguarding and gender policies.  Desirable
  • Experience of working with an international NGO in a similar assignment

submit the Application Form and a Cover Letter to: [email protected] copying:

[email protected] with the subject line “Project Officer – Job Application”

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

Female candidates and persons with disability are strongly encouraged to apply! 

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