One on One Coach

Djibouti, Djibouti
Mid Level



Organization Development Activity (ODA) activity for USAID/Ethiopia and USAID/Djibouti objectives are to: (1) renew a common and omnipresent organizational ethos that effectively guides individual and team behaviors to support broad-based Mission goals and objectives; (2) facilitate the planning, implementation, and institutionalization of appropriate Mission technology, systems and structures in relation to Mission challenges and context; and (3) improve the identified hard and soft skills that enhance the Mission’s ability to achieve its goals and objectives.

In the ODA Year 2 work plan under the leadership development focus area, one-on-one (1:1) coaching is identified as an intervention aimed at fostering critical leadership skills to employees of USAID Ethiopia and USAID Djibouti. The 1:1 coaching intervention is informed by the evidence that a coaching culture enhances personal development, organizational effectiveness, and results.

2.0        PURPOSE

Purpose and aim of this SOW is to provide one-on-one coaching services to willing USAID staff members in USAID/Djibouti. ODA targets to coach staff with the aim of developing employees as a pathway to individual, team and organizational effectiveness.  The coaching intervention is relevant now at USAID/Djibouti missions where staff are working in a fluid state due to COVID-19, and an ever-changing global policy environment. This calls for superior skills in self and team management in order to deliver the programmatic and tactical support required in delivering the country strategies



The one-on-one coaching process will entail an introductory first session where the staff member and coach getting to know each other, building up a sense of trust and rapport.   The coach will follow a globally identified framework such as the GROW framework [or something similar] covering the – ‘goals, reality, options and will’ structure.

To deliver a tailored coaching service the STTA must meet the following criteria


  • Demonstrable experience coaching leaders within the US government
  • Internationally recognizable coaching certification or qualifications (e.g. ICF, AoEC, AC, EMCC)
  • Evidence relevant experience working in a multicultural setting
  • Ability to allocate at least 4-6 hours per month for the coaching services
  • Technically able to link coaching for leadership, adaptability and resilience
  • Reports required will be number of sessions a coachee has attended, and at no time will the coach/coachee be asked to share contents of sessions as confidentiality is highly enforced and asserted.
  • Experience working with USG/USAID is preferred.
  • Located in Djibouti City, Djibouti



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