Ethiopian Red Cross Society vacancy

The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS), established in 1935, stands as one of Ethiopia’s oldest and largest humanitarian organizations. It extends services to communities impacted by both natural and man-made disasters through emergency responses, ambulance and first aid provision, family reunification, essential medications, water and sanitation, and various other humanitarian services. ERCS actively implements disaster risk reduction programs with the objective of fostering resilience in families and communities. Currently, ERCS operates with a structure comprising 12 Regional Offices, 34 Zonal Branches, and 131 District/Woreda Branches, along with 599 Woreda Red Cross Committees and 5871 Kebele Red Cross Committees.

In addition to disaster response, ERCS is engaged in disaster risk reduction initiatives related to food security, climate change adaptation, livelihood diversification, and institutional capacity building. The aim is to enhance the resilience of both households and communities. ERCS collaborates with the Ethiopian Government, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), partnering National Societies, members, volunteers, and the communities it serves.

Now, let’s look at the job positions:

Position 1: ECHO HIP 2023 Project Officer, Benishangul Gumuz

Qualification Requirements:

MSC and/or BSC degree in disaster risk management, project management, development studies, environmental health, public health, or a related field.

Minimum of 4/6 years of relevant NGO-supported project/program management experience.

Proven expertise in areas like WASH, health, and CVA is advantageous.

Demonstrated project management and coordination skills.

Knowledge of different Ethiopian languages (relevant for Benishangul Gumuz) is a plus.

Commitment to Ethiopian Red Cross values and ethical standards.

Position 2: Senior Youth and Social Cohesion Officer


BA/MA Degree in youth development, social work, conflict management, community development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, or related Social Science fields.

Experience and Knowledge:

8 years’ experience for BA and 6 years for MA, ideally in a humanitarian organization or NGO.

Proven experience in program development and project management related to social cohesion, community dialogue, and youth engagement.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated leadership abilities and effective teamwork.

Knowledge of current social cohesion and youth-related issues.

Mastery in utilizing technology and social media channels to foster community involvement and connect with the younger demographic.

Position 3: Admin and Finance Manager

Qualification Requirements:

Second/First Degree in Accounting/ Accounting & Finance/ Management.

8/10 years of relevant experience, including 4/6 years in a managerial position.

Knowledge of accounting software is essential.

Deadline: Feb 9, 2024

How to Apply:

Interested candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to fill out the online employment application form through the provided link before the deadline on Feb 9, 2024.

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