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Ethiopian Education Foundation

Ethiopian Education Foundation

Ethiopian Education Foundation

The eef mission is to provide excellent schooling for severely under privileged yet motivated, academically promising students in Ethiopia, empowering them with the skills that will enable them to ...


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

10 Jan 2013

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EEF students' residence manager

In this role you will change the lives of many Ethiopian teenagers forever

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

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You may be familiar with ActionAid, World Vision or Plan International. They all do a great job. However, EEF take child sponsorship to a completely different level.

Each year we grant around 15 secondary school scholarships (grades 9-12) extremely bright yet severely underprivileged children, carefully selected from a pool of government “feeder schools” as well as local charity organisations and across all racial and religious communities.

By sending them to one of the leading private secondary schools in Ethiopia, university entrance is pretty much guaranteed after four years on our programme. So far all our 76 EEF graduates have achieved places at university in Ethiopia, some even abroad (New York University).

For all our selected students the scholarships include four years of fully paid tuition, school uniforms, school materials and full boarding at one of our student houses. The facilities of these houses such as computer room with internet access, library and recreational as well educational facilities, 1-2-1 mentoring and group seminars can be used and attended by all eef scholars.

Each student is mentored through the 4 year programme by matching them with motivated, hand-picked individual sponsors; the children are given housing and all materials. This structure gives them a sense of protection and encourages an environment where they can excel in their studies.

EEF’s work is making a real, lasting difference to future leaders of Ethiopia

The Role – Hostel Manager

This is a position that can influence huge positive change in the lives of EEF’s students and create an environment that encourages them to excel in their studies, to gain wider life skills and ultimately see them all enter university and go on to become leaders in Ethiopia’s future.

In detail the role involves:
  • Acting as “House Parent” for our students (aged 12 – 18) ensuring their day to day wellbeing, and attendance at school.
  • Fostering a strong study culture among the students.
  • Controlling the local charity spend ensuring that every penny is put to maximum use.
  • Managing and co-ordinating hostel maintenance
  • Creating and overseeing a programme of extra curricular activities to expand the wider skills and interests of the students (we work with a range of local, no-resident volunteers) 
  • Oversee local staff including two cooks and maintenance staff
  • To engage local business and government groups and create possibilities for work placements.
  • To get involved in the annual scholar selection process
  • To report back regularly to the London Team on local progress.

We are seeking a person 25 years of age or above.  A self-sufficient university graduate, well organised, completely fluent in English, with strong written, communication, interpersonal and IT skills. A passion for education is a key as is the desire to implement our vision to make a real difference. Previous experience in Africa and / or with teenagers is an advantage but not essential.

Interviews will be held in London. EFF cannot cover travel costs related to the interview. 
  • Minimum of 12 months contract 
  • En-suit private facilities at the Hostel. Live-in position with all meals included. 
  • One return flight to the United Kingdom included. 
  • Small monthly expense allowance. 
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