Project Manager, Ethiopia

Global Sustainable Aid Project

About the organization

The Global Sustainable Aid Project (GSAP) was founded in 2007. GSAP’s mission is to bring safer sanitation, better education and sustainable development to rural communities through sustainable aid practices. Website:

GSAP’s Microflush vermi-composting toilets won a $100,000 prize from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2011. After receiving numerous small grants for building this innovative solution to the ills of poor sanitation in about 20 countries, GSAP now has a service agreement with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Ethiopia through The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to expand the sanitation success that GSAP has led in other countries. This position would primarily oversee the Ethiopian project and could grow as the right person advances GSAP’s other programs in education and health in the developing world


The Project Manager oversees technical implementation toward achieving project goals to bring Microflushg toilets to the communities served and create small businesses as a sustainable solution in the context of this large USAID BHA project. The PM assures the smooth coordination with CRS and partners in Ethiopia seeing that all deliverables are met, especially regular reports, certification of builders, mapping, inspection, logistics of activities, continuous improvement and evaluation. Responsibilities include:

1. Coordinates all communication between GSAP, CRS and other partners in Ethiopia.

2. Budget management and financial reporting.

3. In addition to providing guidance to team members, the Project Manager manages hiring and training of staff and contributes to staff evaluation as needed. Arranges all travel logistics and HR needs for team.

4. Technical analysis/interpretation to package field findings, challenges, successes and emerging opportunities. Managing of field activities, targeting and goals.

5. Coordinating support with the CRS DFSA on-going improvement methodology called Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL). Keeping metrics of implementation in the field.

6. Sufficient IT knowledge for data collection and mapping in the field.

These core responsibilities are not exhaustive. The person should be able to be flexible and to adapt to the tasks as the project unfolds


• Master's degree in international development, international relations or related field. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
• 5 years of related work experience in project administration/management. Preferably some prior experience working on USAID contracts, with CRS, or other international NGO.
• 1 or more years of related field experience in international development is a plus
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; detail oriented and comfortable working with deadlines.
• Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and to work independently, willingness to travel both domestically and internationally
• Ability to lead a team and manage tasks.
• Grant writing ability
• Experience conducting research and analyzing data
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, reference management software, and social media applications (e.g. Twitter). Ability to work with budgets in Excel. Knowledge of Epicollect, CommCare or other field data collection app is a plus.
• Fluency in English required.


proportional to qualifications

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
This position will involve 75% travel mainly to Ethiopia and will require considerable flexibility in working schedule. This may involve working outside normal hours in order to meet the demands of the team members located in other parts of the world in varying time zones.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States
Job: Administration
Organization: GSAP
Employee Status: Limited Appointment pending winning the USAID BHA award for next 5-year DFSA in Ethiopia.
Schedule: Full-time

Contact: Dr. Terry McGoldrick, GSAP President at [email protected]

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