Strategic Partnerships Program Advisor

Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a rapidly growing adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to equip young people with the life-saving information, services, and mentorship they need to live healthier lives. Since 2002, GRS programs have reached more than 18 million young people in over 60 countries with life-saving health information and services.

GRS has been working with partners in Ethiopia since 2004. Over the past 18 years, the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Oromia Development Association (ODA) have scaled the GRS curriculum to reach millions of young people in all regions of Ethiopia. GRS is seeking to provide technical support to partners in the form of curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation, training, and research.

Role Overview

The Strategic Partnerships Program Advisor – Ethiopia will be responsible for overseeing technical assistance and ensuring quality implementation and monitoring for organizations utilizing Grassroot Soccer’s SKILLZ methodology. As the primary representative for Grassroot Soccer in Ethiopia, this position will also be responsible for cultivating and strengthening Grassroot Soccer’s network of partners, including the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Oromia Development Association (ODA), and collecting/interpreting program data.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to with “Strategic Partnerships Program Advisor” on the subject line. Candidates must be authorized to work in Ethiopia. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


  • Coordinate work plans with both MOE and ODA to ensure GRS can provide the appropriate technical assistance and project goals are being met in a timely fashion.
  • Lead GRS’ overall in-country strategy for engaging the Ethiopian Ministry of Education, Health, and other line ministries to adopt and scale GRS programs.
  • Please see full job description for additional information and to apply.

Specifications & Competencies

  • 7+ years of experience managing, implementing, and monitoring concurrent, large scale international development projects in Ethiopia
  • Demonstrated experience working in partnership with Ethiopian ministries and local NGOs
  • Demonstrated experience developing new business and partnership opportunities
  • Please see full job description for additional information and to apply.

Job Overview

Date Posted

February 21, 2023


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with up to 30% domestic travel

Job Type

Full Time