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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

22 Mar 2014

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EEF Programme 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 12 secondary school scholarships (grades 9-12) to extremely bright yet severely underprivileged children.

Students selected by EEF are sent to one of the leading private secondary schools in Ethiopia which has an excellent record of examination success. So far all of our High School graduates have achieved places at university in Ethiopia, some abroad with full scholarships (US, Finland, Turkey, UAE). 

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 include a 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. This structure gives them a sense of protection and encourages an environment where they can excel in their studies.

After High School graduation EEF also runs a university assistance programme for all our scholars who are not in receipt of full scholarships.

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

THE ROLE – Programme  Manager

EEF is looking for a MANAGER in the true meaning of the word. The focus of the role is managing the EEF Programme and its two properties (hostels).

The Programme Manager is to focus on budget management as well as to provide a structured and disciplined environment for students who have often come from a totally unstructured life with limited boundaries. The hostel environment is to act as an example to students and the Programme Manager is to be a role model.

The smooth running of the programme and the hostels 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 both key issues and secondary issues

Key Functions

  • Budget management – EEF operates on a tight budget and as such this is a key factor of the role. Weekly financial reporting to London required.
  • Communications – A detailed weekly report to London on all activities together with quarterly individual reports on student’s development.
  • Discipline – It is essential there is a strict regime of fair discipline otherwise the programme cannot work.  There must be clear rules and regulations that must be followed.
  • Liaison with external parties – Represent EEF with external agencies in particular our partner school
  • Staff management - There is girls hostel manager (from Europe) and two local cooks and general maintenance people 


Secondary Functions

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
  • Managing and co-ordinating hostel maintenance
  • To get involved in the annual scholar selection process


We are seeking a person 25 years of age or above. A self-sufficient university graduate, highly 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 with teenagers would be an advantage as discipline is of utmost importance to the role.

Interviews will be held in London or by SKYPE for exceptional candidates. 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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