We employ two Programme Managers in Addis Ababa, one male and one female.

Currently we are fully staffed and we are not actively looking for new managers. But every now and again these positions open up, so please take a look at the job spec below and get in touch. If you subscribe to our news updates, we will inform you that way. However, we welcome your application at any time. 

Being a Programme Manager for EEF is the perfect role for getting into international development. In this role you will change the lives of many Ethiopian teenagers forever.

The Programme Managers provide a structured and disciplined environment for our students.

In addition to student welfare, the Programme Managers are ensuring the smooth running of the EEF programme overall.

 Key Functions

  • House Parent to 50 boys and girls aged 13 to 18
  • Budget/ expenses management (this is a key factor)
  • Weekly reporting to Head Office in London
  • Hostel maintenance management / coordination with external contractors
  • Student Selection – Playing a key part during the scholar selection process. This involves hosting entrance exams, writing candidate evaluation reports and managing assessment centres
  • Liaison with external parties – Represent EEF with external agencies and our 15 feeder schools in both Addis Ababa and in Gambella
  • Daily liaison with our main partner school
  • Organising extra-curricular activities and workshops for our students
  • Staff management - There are two local cooks
  • Volunteer Management - organising both local volunteers as well as visiting volunteers who are staying at the hostel


  • University Graduate aged over 25
  • Previous experience in education or working with disadvantaged teenagers is a distinct advantage
  • Excellent English both written and spoken
  • Self-sufficient and independent individual
  • Disciplined work ethic and the clear understanding of the benefit of structure and ground rules within a hostel environment
  • Highly organised with excellent report writing skills and precise financial management (medium level excel skills required)
  • A passion for education


  • Minimum of 12 months contract but longer term preferred

Compensation details

  • En-suite private facilities at the Hostel.
  • Live-in position with all meals included.
  • One return flight to Europe included per annum.
  • Small monthly expense allowance (similar to a local high school teacher's salary)

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter, outlining why you think you would be suitable for this position, to Achim Kram, Managing Director at Achim @EthiopianEducationFoundation.org

Olga and the EEF students