Children's Program Director, Chiri Ethiopia

Lalmba Association

About the organization

Lalmba Association has been working in rural Africa for over 50 years and in the Kafa region of Ethiopia for over 20. Our model is to settle into a community long-term, first providing basic health care in end-of-the-road areas that have none, then instituting programs to support vulnerable children to receive an education. Finally, we institute microloan programs to promote sustainable livelihoods for eligible villagers. We employ local staff and have only 1-2 volunteers at our site. Our expat volunteers provide skill-building expertise to help the local staff eventually run the project themselves.

The setting is rural, in an area without modern amenities. This is a rare opportunity to improve a children's project in an area of great need and breathtaking beauty. The role requires a 1-2 year commitment.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Children's Program Director provides the overall leadership of the children's program in Ethiopia and will mentor local leadership in how to run the project themselves. The Children's Program Director is the primary liaison with government officials and US office, is responsible for the management of Ethiopian staff, maintenance and improvement of the grounds and equipment, management of the finances and other miscellaneous duties.


QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates have a desire to serve the poor and are willing to make a 1-2 year commitment to work in a very rural location. They must have strong organizational skills, be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, and be very flexible. International experience in the developing world is also strongly recommended. Personnel management skills and/or experience are strongly preferred. Applicants must be college graduates. Must be currently located in the U.S., South America, Canada or Europe.


All expenses paid

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