Graduate Training Scheme Coordinator

First, to coordinate the selection and onboarding of 12 graduates to start September 2023. Subsequently, responsible for coordinating the training programme and learning journey of the trainees.

Evaluation, Policy Analysis and Learning
Employment or fixed term / part -time or full-time, depending on skills and experience
Competitive, based on experience
Primarily at our office in Bole City, Addis Ababa, with some flexibility to work from home
Reports to:
Principal Consultant / Project Lead
Start date:
Flexible, prior to mid-August

About the job

The focus of this position is to play a central role on a current Triple Line programme where we are the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) partner for an international philanthropic organisation in Ethiopia whose portfolio of work is focused on job creation for young men and women. The client has a keen interest in using innovative and indigenous MEL methods to understand its impact, and in developing the MEL capacities of young Ethiopian professionals. It is the latter part of this ambition that this position specifically relates.

The programmatic support to Ethiopian young professional relates to the ‘Young Impact Associates’ (YIA) component in which we will select 12 recent graduates to join a 12 month training scheme ran by the Triple Line programme team in Addis Ababa. The goal of the YIA Programme is to strengthen and inspire the next generation of African evaluation leaders, facilitate their access to dignified and fulfilling work opportunities, and promote a practice that puts at the centre the communities the client intends to serve with their work.

We are part way through the design process; we have strong guidance from the Client, lessons learnt from sister country YIA programmes, a recruitment process in place, and the early draft of a curriculum. We are now seeking a coordinator to pull together all the components, own the process, and drive this component from planning through to delivery.

Roles and responsibilities and the specific tasks you will undertake:

  • With input from other team members (including the curriculum developer, trainers, and operations teams) and the client, lead on the coordination of the YIA programme; 
  • Lead on the end-to-end recruitment and induction process of 12 trainees; 
  • Own the curriculum timetable, ensure the trainees and trainers are in the right place at the right time;
  • Facilitate the group reflection and peer learning sessions; and ensure all trainees are following their personal learning plans;
  • Coordinate the graduate placement sessions – liaising with potential partner organisations on requirements, and learning objectives;
  • Be the primary point of contact for the trainees for training, and logistical matters;
  • Ensure all equipment and materials are in place for the graduates and the trainers;
  • Identify, coordinate and oversee the work of other team members who will work with, coach and mentor the trainees and hold classroom learning sessions. This includes developing clear guidance for trainers and ensuring consistency of style and methods;
  • Collect regular feedback from the YIA’s to help adapt and improve the capacity building programme;
  • Support the YIA’s in post-training next steps and employment opportunities, and the development of a supportive peer network.

About you

Triple Line promotes independent thinking and critical challenge. We encourage debate and love new ideas. We operate a flat hierarchy where all voices are heard, and opportunities are granted on merit not on grade. We are not driven by rules and process; we are able to react quickly, and our clients appreciate this adaptability. This does mean that we expect a lot from our colleagues, we have high standards and require individuals to be well organised, show initiative and to be good communicators.  

As a member of the Triple Line team you will be expected to deliver on our company ethos and values. This includes supporting diversity, equality of opportunity, and awareness of the environment.

Essential candidate attributes:

  • Strong coordination and management skills and experience
  • Experience of designing or coordinating training and capacity development programmes, ideally with under 25’s
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, in English, using MS Office tools
  • Right to live and work in Ethiopia

Desirable candidate attributes:

  • Knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Experience and knowledge of andragogy and paedology
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring

About us

For over 20 years, Triple Line has worked with governments, financial institutions, the private sector, foundations and civil society to deliver an expanding portfolio of development assistance in countries across Africa, Asia and the rest of the world.

Climate change, loss of biodiversity, growing povert, entranched inequality, unemployment, access to decent work and shifting demographics – these are just some of the complex problems standing in the way of the global sustainable development goals. We are helping to address many of them at both a policy level and on the ground. By combining innovative thinking with practical solutions, we aim to help meet today's challenges and prepare for tomorrow's opportunities.

Our ultimate goal is to create opportunities for people, protect the environment and generate prosperity in responsible ways that create lasting value, unleash innovation and build inclusion and equity.

We work across two teams (Inclusive Growth and Resilience and Evaluation, Policy Analysis and Learning) to deliver 7 services to our clients:

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Recruitment process

Interested candidates should submit an up-to-date CV of 2 – 4 pages and a cover letter to referencing the title of the position in the subject line. The cover letter (max 2 pages) should include an explanation of how your experience and qualifications meet the criteria for this position and provide information about availability, daily fee rate /salary expectations, and any additional points related to your application that you would like us to consider.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Triple Line is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We have a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination within our recruitment process and actively encourage applications from a range of backgrounds. Please include any information you would like to share with Triple Line about additional support you may need during the interview and recruitment process.