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

Currently we are looking for a Programme Manager Girls - start date will be May 2020. Please send your CV and a cover letter, outlining why you think you would be suitable for this position. Email address below.

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