Vacancy Announcement

Employability, skills development and training officer



Project Management

Career Level

Mid-Level (2 – 5 years’ experience)

Employment Type

Full Time


Employability, skills development and training officer


Addis Abeba

Starting Date



Kefeta Program Coordinator

Contract Duration

1 Year with possibility of extension

Number Required


TaYA in partnership with Amref Health Africa implements USAID Integrated Youth Activity – Kefeta in Addis Abeba and Debrebirhan city.

The USAID Integrated Youth Activity – Kefeta envisions Ethiopian youths who are game changers: empowered to advance their own economic, civic, and social development; resilient in the face of shocks; actively promoting development within their communities and contributing to the country’s peace and prosperity.

Kefeta will strengthen the youth ecosystem in Ethiopia with integrated, multi-sectoral, youth-centered programming aligned with the Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate and contribute to the design, execution, and analysis of labor market assessment and mapping activities to identify employability challenges and available employment opportunities.
  • Develops work plans for CSO level operations associated with youth training, employment, and basic education. 
  • Collaborate with regional/Zonal and cities partners and make them understand the project youth employability and basic education program/modality and participate them in implementation from the very beginning to an end.
  • Identify and target youth for functional literacy program, linking youth in need of basic education to project services and ensure components of life skills.
  • Lead and provide cascading of work readiness, employability, life skill and entrepreneurship trainings for the target youth.
  • Lead and work with local authorities to facilitate better understanding and coordination among the actors in improving enabling environment for youth support and employment at city, woreda and regional level.
  • Closely work with IYA technical officers and specialists across to ensure basic education and skilling interventions are well integrated and aligned with overall program strategy and goals.
  • Ensures that implementation of youth employability, basic education and life skill trainings of the project are proceeds according to approved plans, and implementation guideline.
  • Conduct regular monitoring using data collection systems to track performance and document learnings and best practices related to basic education, work readiness and employment.
  • Works with Project M&E Officer to reviews project report, compiles, and shares lessons for future project design considerations.
  • Regular reporting of achievement and performance on monthly, quarterly, and annual base
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements/qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, adult education, Business management, Development studies, Economics, Agri business and other related fields.
  • Minimum of 2 years prior work experience and micro enterprise development, financial service providers, one stop centers and job
  • USAID projects experience implementation in the area of youth Employability is a plus.
  • Strong commitment to working with youths.
  • Excellent partnership building, communication, and management skills to work with youth owned enterprises, private sector, government institutions, NGOs, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills and ability to solve problems.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Proficiency in English and Amharic language, written and spoken.

How to apply

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to apply here on Ethiopojobs website using the applying link.

Please submit your application accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e., with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work related references. 

Please Note:

  • TaYA reserves the right to shortlist on ongoing basis. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • TaYA will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, TaYA has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.
  • TaYA is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct. TaYA has specific policies, including Safeguarding and Child Protection, which outlines the expected behavior and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants, and other stakeholders and has zero tolerance towards misconducts. Any candidate offered a job with TaYA will be expected to sign TaYA’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

TaYA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities and women’s who fulfill the above requirements are highly encouraged to apply. If you face any difficulties or need assistance, please contact us using +251 116 673418 or via email: [email protected] (for questions related to assistance)

We will not accept any applications via email
. Only candidates who applied via EthioJobs will be considered.