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Finance and Administration Officer in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Terre des Hommes Netherlands in East Africa is looking for a Finance and Administration Officer (Ethiopia), full time, to be based in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), with frequent travel within the country.

Who we are
Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) prevents child exploitation in developing countries, rescues children from exploitative situations and ensures that these children can continue their development in a safe environment. Terre des Hommes is a rights based organisation. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is the cornerstone of all our programmes.

What we do
Terre des Hommes Netherlands focuses its long-term development work on (Worst Forms of) Child Labour, Child Migration and Child Trafficking, (Commercial) Sexual Exploitation of Children and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Children (including Child Abuse and Child Marriage) and on Child Protection in Humanitarian Crisis. For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des Hommes Netherlands develops and implements programmes, through local partners in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Our approach
Terre des Hommes Netherlands addresses the above mentioned issues through five types of interventions: prevention of the worst forms of child exploitation, prosecution of those who perpetrate crimes against children, promotion of a safe and conducive social/economic/legal context for children, provision of services to ensure safe and enduring reintegration of child victims; and partnership & participation to strengthen civil society in the promotion of children’s rights and include meaningful participation of children.

Objective of the function
The Finance & Administration Officer is responsible for performing financial and administrative work within the department/organisation. To implement, coordinate, realise and evaluate the financial and administrative policy and processes concerning the operations and programmes in the country and to execute the AO/IC (administrative organisation and internal control) processes within the country office. The financial and administration officer advises and guides the country manager, project partners and other stakeholders on financial management as well as urges them to take action when needed.

Position in the organisation
The Finance & Administration Officer reports to the Country manager of the country within which the function is positioned (Ethiopia) and has no direct reports of its own.
The post holder will work closely with the programme implementation and administration staff in the country, at the Regional Office and at the Head Office.

General features
The Finance & Administration Officer provides a supportive contribution to business operations by performing financial and administrative work, processing relevant information, and providing information.

Result areas
1. Country Office Administration & ICT
- In consultation with the Country Manager and Regional Finance Manager, coordinate the day-to-day management of the office and office assets and consumables, as per established TdH-NL procedures.
- To ensure TdH-NL operations and activities are compliant with laws, regulations, and other statutory requirements of the government, its agencies and instruments.
- To advise on appropriate administrative systems and procedures in the country office.
- To be responsible for security of office, staff and assets.
- To facilitate sound data entry systems for the country office and TdH-NL partners in-country; and take appropriate and timely action in consultation with the Regional Office in case of ICT issues.

2. Finance
- To be responsible for the preparation and monitoring of operational budgets, in consultation with Country Manager and Regional Finance Manager.
- To be responsible for all financial (cash and cheque) transactions of the operational budget as per established procedures, as well as maintain up-to-date accounts, including filing and safekeeping of documentation.
- To be responsible for compiling and submission of timely and complete monthly financial reports of the country office operational budget.
- To provide clear analytical information and advice to the management at country and regional office to support informed decision making.
- To be responsible for timely submission each month to the regional office of monthly finance reports as well as quarterly cash requests.
- To be responsible for compliance to all bank requirements.
- To review partner contract budgets and provide informed advice to management, as well as periodically (at least quarterly) review budget performance and provide analytical advice as well.
- To coordinate with the Country Manager and regional office on all finance related issues (partner contracts and office operational budgets).

3. Audit
- To prepare yearly plan of audit schedule for partners and submit to the regional office (RO).
- To facilitate in the selection process for auditors for partner audits.
- To secure approval of audit engagement and budget from RO prior to audit fieldwork.
- To coordinate the progress of audit and ensures timely submission of the draft and final report after country manager’s approval, to the regional office.
- To ensure maintenance of audit reports and documentation at the country office and follow up of recommendation with the Project Partners.
- To assist in office audits undertaken by the regional office or head office.

4. Programmes
- To make supervisory support visits to all programme partners, to review financial reports and planning, as well as any other support or monitoring activities as may be appropriate.
- To apply TdH-NL tools (PCATs) in organisational assessment, and identify together with TdH-NL programme staff and project partners areas for further improvement on programme, finance and administration management.
- To ensure that programme reports are delivered on time and are of good quality, according to TdH-NL standards and analyse the received information. This includes supporting the use by programme partners of the TdH-NL online reporting system (PMEasy).
- To maintain good relationships with project partners, guiding them, giving capacity building training in finance and administration and giving direction as may be appropriate.
- Support the Marketing and Communication Officer at Regional Office with information and materials for marketing and communication, e.g. for the newsletters.
- Guide project partners, give capacity building training and give direction so that they improve on quality of work, efficiency, effectiveness of the desired outputs and sustainability of results.
- Safeguard project quality by maintaining an overview of supported projects and evaluating the quality of work and results. Ensure that project partners follow the terms and conditions of the signed agreements; facilitate them to keep track of key factors in project management, implementation and monitoring of results.
- To do the day-to-day management of the projects/partners we have: financially, monitoring, etc.

5. HR Administration
- To advise country and regional office on any changes, development and policies of the government relating to employment contracts and statutory benefits.
- To advise country and regional office on employment and consultancy contracts.
- To assist the regional management and country management in any HR related aspects per local laws.

6. Other
- To carry out any other duties that can reasonably be asked of this position.

Knowledge and skills
- Relevant University degree up to at least Bachelor's level.
- Relevant accounting professional qualification up to completion level.
- Mid/ High level applied thought and working ability.
- Knowledge of the processes and services of the organisation.
- Knowledge of and insight in the (financial) administrative setup of the organisation.
- Knowledge of the application of automated data processing/ICT.
- Skills in the accurate processing of financial data - planning/budgeting, execution, controlling, documentation and reporting (grant management cycle).
- Skills in maintaining contacts.
- Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a similar position in a similar non-profit organisation.

Competence profile

Finance and Administration Officer

A. Analytical capacity
Understanding the essence of complex issues by logical reasoning, investigation of potential causes, separation of key messages from the mass of detail and acknowledgment of their interdependence.

Level 2: Collects and examines information from various sources independently and on own initiative. Acquires insight by doing so and draws conclusions from their interdependence.

B. Driving for quality
Set high demands to the quality of own work and that of others; constantly strive for improvements.

Level 1: Applies the specified quality requirements within own work and repairs mistakes.

C. Planning & Organising
The effective alignment of activities, time and resources to achieve objectives.

Level 1: Plans and organises own work in a logical way.

D. Care
Possessing an eye for detail and doing things precisely as required.

Level 2: Has an eye for detail with regard to own work and that of others and in the way work is completed.

Job Level: C
Contract Period: One year contract with a possibility of extension.

Are you interested in becoming a Finance and Administration Officer in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Feb 16, 2018
Production Manager in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

We are looking for an organizational talent with a technical background that is motivated to commit himself for the development of Ethiopia.
Our client is a healthy and fast growing company in Ethiopia, a beautiful country with friendly people and many opportunities. They’d like to make a difference to their 60 employees, their families and surroundings with good employership. At the same time the company stands for a high quality product, for which they known for in the whole of Ethiopia.

Because of the growth the last 5 years and the planned growth the coming 5 years, our client needs a production manager who will help to achieve their goals. The purpose of the role is to optimize the processes of the production lines and to realize the intended extension.

Key responsibilities are:
- Responsible for the production process and the employees;
- Responsible for the technical department (maintenance and reparation);
- Further development of the production processes and internal logistics;
- Further development of the quality measurements;
- Hiring and training of employees.

Requirements:
- Character! In this company that means being independant, but also being able to work in a team, being flexible, persistent and keep working on quality;
- Proactiveness. In Ethiopia things work different then they do in ‘western countries’ and because of this you need to able to think ahead and act selfsecure;
- Knowledge of technique. At critical moments you have to act yourself and come up with good solutions. An mba with a technical background is important;
- Fluent in the English language.

If you have always dreamed of challenge in Africa, this is an opportunity of a lifetime. Working in the middle of the Ethiopian society and gaining fantastic experience. Not one day is the same and it’s an incredible adventure. The wages will be determined with the candidate and depends on factors like experience. Accommodation and transport will be arranged in consultation with the employee.

The companies is based on christian values so there is a preference for a person who stands for these values as well. We are looking for someone on a short term notice.

Are you interested in becoming a Production Manager in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Sep 29, 2017
Technical Manager in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Our client in food production is expanding their production capacity on short term. We are looking for an engineer to become their new Technical Manager.

Tasks:
• Negotiate with local contractors
• Finalise contracts for installation and civil work
• Realise the expansion projects
• Responsible for (preventive) maintenance
• Work together with the local production manager on design, plan and execute maintenance
• Train local mechanics and electricians
• Discuss product specifications, scope of project, implementation process with global engineers
• Implement maintenance software with help of the local team
• Minimize downtime

Requirements:
• Completed education in civil or electrics mechanics
• At least years’ experience within a maintenance / technical role
• Preferably experience in (food) manufacturing environment
• Capable of convincing to adapt their professional approach to the local circumstances
• Proven experience in leading technical capex projects
• Proven project management skills
• Fluent in English, speaking and writing
• Hands on, hard worker, motivator
• Long term plans for staying on this project

Package offered:
• International environment
• Room for professional and personal development
• Full time job
• Attractive compensations and benefits package

Are you interested in becoming a Technical Manager in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Sep 29, 2017
General Manager in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Overall focus:
 This person should have proven management experience in the agribusiness, technical knowledge, result-­‐driven leadership, (local and international) sales experience
 Lead a customer focused team that can deliver quality sales for the company with a strong emphasis on getting the production and sales operations right.
 Manage all supporting functions such as marketing, HR, technical support and finance).
 This person will play a critical role in the success of the current business,
 Organize the main functions in line with the strategy of the company: Sales operations, Technical operations, Marketing and HR

Key Responsibilities

Objectives:
 Lead the production team to maintain timely, safe and efficient operations
 Optimize the farm operations, process efficiencies and technology
 Work closely with farm management to ensure effective organizational design and output
 Optimizing production flow, from inbound to final products
 Further developing the operational management team and workforce
 Full planning and budget responsibilities
 Responsible for supply chain, logistics, quality, production, safety and administration of the company in Ethiopia
 Ensuring cost control and increasing productivity and sales
 Understanding of what makes or breaks sales for local market (and export) and hands on direct support to sales when needed
 Determine and prioritize the company’s strategic direction and operational activities to serve their customers.
 Measure and report performance according KPI’s
 Further developing the operational management team and workforce
 Development of the operations towards sustainable production
 Ensure alignment with our customers' needs

Skills

Attributes:
 Education Bachelor level in production and/or agriculture is required
 Min 5-­‐10 years of (leadership) experience in agribusiness in an international setting.
 Strong commercial drive
 Significant experience of managing staff and operations
 Competitive
 Experience in Africa or another developing country
 Proven track record of developing and refining operational processes
 Proven understanding of sustainable production.
 Entrepreneurially minded and highly driven
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills
 Ability to solve challenging problems, prioritizing, meeting deadlines
 Experience in working with minimal direction, strong ‘self-­‐starter’
 Able to switch between ‘workfloor’ and management level.
 Willingness and the ability to live and stay during this assignment in Ethiopia.

Are you interested in becoming a General Manager in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 22, 2020
Production Manager in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Would you like to live and work abroad for a leading international company where you will have an opportunity to make an individual contribution and where a good working atmosphere is a top priority? If so, Florensis Abyssinia Farm in Ethiopia has the job for you!

Florensis is a supplier of high-quality young plant material for professional growers in the European horticulture sector. Our main office is located in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht in the Netherlands. Florensis operates internationally and has various sales and production locations in both Africa and Europe. For our location in Ejersa, Ethiopia, we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic full-time Production Manager.

What will you do?
As a Production Manager you are responsible for specific planning and logistics activities at our modern production site in Ethiopia. In this position, you will acquire extensive experience and quickly expand your expertise. The interesting, special and varied Ethiopian environment and culture will constantly offer you professional and personal challenges.
This is a flexible position in which your capacities will be applied where most needed. You will quickly increase your knowledge and build up your experience, while at the same time helping our business to progress.
In short: a challenging position! You will work with a professional team of motivated colleagues and will report directly to the General Manager.

You are able to motivate others, work in a team and create a positive atmosphere; You formulate clear goals that you manage to achieve with your team. You have a positive outlook and demonstrate a fair attitude. You always work from a customer perspective.

You also perform the following duties:

• You manage the Planning and Logistics department;
• You ensure that the correct cuttings are supplied to customers at the right time;
• You inform Florensis Netherlands of the correct availability of cuttings;
• You are a key user of ERP and other support systems;
• You are responsible for optimum greenhouse planning, leading to the highest possible yield;
• You will be working on specific projects at the nursery in Ethiopia;
• You will be co-responsible for production, cultivation and Supply Chain;
• Setting up and organising all aspects of new cultivation procedures/new crops;
• Initial communication with external customers;
• You will be a member of the Management Team (MT).

What we offer:
We are able to offer you a challenging, autonomous and responsible job within a dynamic, international organisation, which profits from short communication lines and a cooperative, no-nonsense work environment. Florensis will provide you with plenty of room for personal growth and development. In addition, Florensis has a large team of enthusiastic and motivated colleagues!

What will you bring to the job?
• Completed higher professional education (Dutch hbo), preferably related to the field of horticulture or the equivalent work and educational background developed through practical experience;
• Good knowledge of plants (experience with mother stock plants is an advantage);
• Some working experience (traineeship) abroad;
• You are accurate and have excellent analytical skills;
• You have excellent communication skills and a good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing;
• Willing to live and work in Ethiopia for a longer period of time.

What we offer:
We are able to offer you a challenging, autonomous and responsible job within a dynamic, international organisation, which profits from short communication lines and a cooperative, no-nonsense work environment. Florensis will provide you with plenty of room for personal growth and development. In addition, Florensis has a large team of enthusiastic and motivated colleagues!

What will you bring to the job?
• Completed higher professional education (Dutch hbo), preferably related to the field of horticulture or the equivalent work and educational background developed through practical experience;
• Good knowledge of plants (experience with mother stock plants is an advantage);
• Some working experience (traineeship) abroad;
• You are accurate and have excellent analytical skills;
• You have excellent communication skills and a good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing;
• Willing to live and work in Ethiopia for a longer period of time.

Information and applications
Does this sound like the job for you and do you fit the requested profile? Are you ready for this challenge? Have a look at our website: www.florensis.com and click the application button to apply before 15 February 2020. We'd love to hear from you! For more information about this post, please contact Ronald Vijverberg at ronald.vijverberg@florensis.com. An assessment may be included in the recruitment procedure.

WE DO NOT WELCOME ENQUIRIES FROM RECRUITMENT AGENCIES

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Expiring: Mar 01, 2020
Operations Manager Ethiopia (Interim assignment) , Ethiopia

Job overview:
As interim operations manager you will face a fantastic challenge of starting up a newly build production facility in an African country and lead the implementation of the operational performance standards and train and develop the operational team accordingly. In this position you are responsible for factory management, risk assessment, opportunities recognition, business reporting, development and improvements of operational and process efficiencies, and information exchange within our commercial team. Your natural leadership skills, high energy, drive, creativity and outstanding communication skills will be necessary to develop the facility and its operation to achieve production volume, financial, development and sustainability targets conform the strategic business plan.
This role will report into the Operations Director EMEA and functionally to the General Manager of Ethiopia.

Responsibilities/objectives:
 Lead the plant team to maintain timely, safe and efficient plant operations.
 Drive process improvement and change management programs to clear conclusion and measurable benefit.
 Establish and communicate policy and best practices.
 Measure and report performance against KPIs.
 Ensuring cost control and increasing productivity and sales.
 Support planning and budget responsibilities.
 Works with management to ensure effective organizational design and those roles are correctly organized, defined, documented and communicated.
 Ensures effective safety procedures, tools and record keeping are managed through plant leadership.
 Adheres to company GMP’s (good manufacturing practices), safety procedures and all other quality processes.
 Develop and train the operational team to be able to work on industrial operational standards.
 Select and train (young) talents for the succession of your role as production/operations manager before end of your assignment
 Optimizing production flow, from inbound to final products
 Optimize the operations and process efficiencies and technology
 Further developing the operational management team and workforce.
 Development of the operation towards organic and sustainable production
 Communications with the leadership at a senior level in a complex, global organisation, with the demonstrable ability to work in a matrix organization, influencing others through 'soft power';
 Continuing the implementation of the new business structure, demonstrating the ability to identify the necessary steps towards an ambitious goal;
 Be final responsible for supply chain, factory budget, logistics, quality, production, safety and administration for this factory in Ethiopia;
 Determine and prioritize the plant’s strategic direction and tactical activities designed to serve and satisfy our customers.
 Ensure alignment with our customers’ needs; ensure they are well-informed of our programs.


Skills/attributes:
 Education on a Bachelor level in production and/or agriculture is minimally required
 Min 3-5 years of (leadership) experience in the raw material processing industry in an international setting.
 Change management leader with proven ability to build teams;
 Ability to lead teams, providing professional direction, inspiration, high standards of performance and championing standards and developing team members;
 Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in;
 Significant experience of managing staff with different backgrounds and expertise and building and developing their performance;
 Proven understanding of sustainable production.
 Experience in Africa or another developing country
 Entrepreneurially minded and highly driven
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in multicultural team
 Ability to solve challenging problems, prioritizing, meeting deadlines and working with minimal direction – strong ‘self-starter’ able to switch between ‘workfloor’ and management level.
 Proficiency in English language (in writing and verbally) is a must;
 Advanced proficiency with Word and Excel.
 Willingness and the ability to live and stay during this assignment in Ethiopia.

The conditions of employment we offer:
 A contract for a period of 12 months as interim operations manager
 A workspace in a quickly developing African country with lots of opportunities.
 Access to a worldwide network of professionals in the organic and sustainable industry.
 An exciting and challenging role in a rapidly growing international company with opportunities for further development
 Good working conditions and a young, pleasant and dynamic work environment
 A company culture of team spirit, can-do attitude, informal atmosphere and professionalism

Interested in this challenging position?
Please send your motivation letter and CV to Lieuwkje van Zwieteren, Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist, via the following e-mail address: recruitment@tradinorganic.com.

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Manager in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Dec 19, 2019
Communication and Knowledge Management Officer , Ethiopia

Field of activity
The Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) is a partnership of over 50 institutions of higher education across Africa, which have proven leadership in education, training and research in one or more aspects of land governance. NELGA has been established by the African Land Policy Center (ALPC) with support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in collaboration with other partners.

The main objectives of NELGA include:
1. Enhancing training opportunities and curricula on land governance in Africa
2. Promoting demand driven research on land policy issues
3. Connecting scholars and researchers across Africa through academic networks
4. Sourcing/collecting data and information for monitoring and evaluation on land policy reforms

To coordinate its activities and facilitate implementation of the Network in the different African regions, seven NELGA Nodes – regional coordination units – have been established. These are: Northern Africa: Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II, (in Morocco); Southern Africa: Namibia University of Science and Technology; Eastern Africa: Ardhi University (based in Tanzania); Anglophone West Africa: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (based in Ghana); Francophone West Africa: Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis (in Senegal); Central Africa: Université Yaoundé I, (Cameroon) and the University of Western Cape in South Africa as a technical node.
A secretariat for NELGA is currently being established and will be hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The NELGA secretariat will serve as the administrative office of NELGA and will be responsible for liaising with the Regional Nodes and acting as the link between the Nodes and other partners. Other functions of the Secretariat will include:
• Enable and enhance communication between partners
• Development and implementation of network structures (decision-making, NELGA membership, governance)
• Organize NELGA Steering Committee Meetings and support implementation of decisions
• Development of a sustainability strategy
• Partnerships and resource mobilisation
• Coordinate joint activities between the Nodes and NELGA institutions (e.g. research, trainings and knowledge exchanges)
• Knowledge management and communication for NELGA, including NELGA virtual platform and website, Data Repository, Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA), NELGA Journal)
• Organization and logistics of meetings and events

Responsibilities and tasks
As Communication and Knowledge Management Officer you are responsible for the design and implement of a Communication & Knowledge Management Strategy for NELGA.

Your specific tasks are:
• Identify the communication and knowledge management needs of NELGA and suggest appropriate knowledge management and communications tools/services;
• Capture, document and effectively disseminate knowledge, lessons learned as well as land governance related topics and activities in collaboration with other NELGA partners;
• Provide technical support to NELGA partners for documentation and dissemination of re-search findings, policy dialogues, curricula reviews and other knowledge management activities;
• Design and organize knowledge sharing events, including webinars, workshops, conferences (including the biannual Conference on Land Policy in Africa – CLPA), and peer learning sessions;
• Develop, design and publish promotional materials for NELGA (factsheets, flyers, posters, etc.), in adherence to Communication & Media Policies while maintaining the NELGA brand;
• Update and maintain the NELGA website and virtual exchange platform as well as the NELGA Journal and manage the platform’s community engagement;
• Develop, maintain and regularly update a NELGA mailing list as well as stakeholder list.

Qualifications
• M.Sc. in the field of Knowledge Management, Development Communication, Journalism or related discipline;
• 5 years of relevant working experience and a sound knowledge of communication strategies, knowledge management tools;
• Broad understanding and experience preferably in international organization and NGO experience and in the land governance or related sector;
• Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders and external parties on different levels;
• Flexibility and inter-cultural adaptability;
• High degree of self-motivation and creativity with attention to detail;
• Very good computer and graphic design skills, especially Microsoft and Adobe products;
• Excellent writing and communication skills, excellent command of the English language, French is a strong asset.

Duration
The initial contract duration is two years.

Application deadline
27.10.2019

Application procedure

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their CV to HR_African_Union@giz.de by October 27, 2019, clearly indicating the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome job applications from people with disabilities.

Are you interested in becoming a Communication and Knowledge Management Officer in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 27, 2019
Programme Officer (m/f/d) in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

The Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA) is a partnership of over 50 institutions of higher education across Africa which have proven leadership in education, training and research in one or more aspects of land governance. NELGA has been established by the African Land Policy Center (ALPC) with support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in collaboration with other partners.

The main objectives of NELGA include:
1. Enhancing training opportunities and curricula on land governance in Africa
2. Promoting demand driven research on land policy issues
3. Connecting scholars and researchers across Africa through academic networks
4. Sourcing/collecting data and information for monitoring and evaluation on land policy reforms

To coordinate its activities and facilitate implementation of the Network in the different African regions, seven NELGA Nodes - regional coordination units - have been established. These are: Northern Africa: Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II, (in Morocco); Southern Africa: Namibia University of Science and Technology; Eastern Africa: Ardhi University (based in Tanzania); Anglophone West Africa: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (based in Ghana); Francophone West Africa: Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis (in Senegal); Central Africa: Université Yaoundé I, (Cameroon) and the University of Western Cape in South Africa as a technical node.

A secretariat for NELGA is currently being established and will be hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The NELGA secretariat will serve as the administrative office of NELGA and will be responsible for liaising with the Regional Nodes and acting as the link between the Nodes and other partners. Other functions of the Secretariat will include:

• Enable and enhance communication between partners
• Development and implementation of network structures (decision-making, NELGA membership, governance)
• Organize NELGA Steering Committee Meetings and support implementation of decisions
• Development of a sustainability strategy
• Partnerships and resource mobilisation
• Coordinate joint activities between the Nodes and NELGA institutions (e.g. research, trainings and knowledge exchanges)
• Knowledge management and communication for NELGA, including NELGA virtual platform and website, Data Repository, Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA), NELGA Journal)
• Organization and logistics of meetings and events

Responsibilities and Tasks

As Programme Officer you are responsible for the overall coordination of the secretariat’s functions and the liaison with the NELGA implementing and financing partners.

Your specific tasks are:

• Facilitate communication and strengthen synergies between NELGA partners;
• Establish and strengthen partnerships and resource mobilization for NELGA;
• Lead in developing concept notes and proposals for events, policy dialogues and trainings;
• Develop ToR for short-term consultants and MoUs with cooperation partners;
• Establish an overall governance structure and M&E framework for NELGA and support development and review of progress reports from NELGA partners;
• Organize NELGA Steering Committee Meetings and monitor implementation of decisions.

Qualifications

• University degree in agricultural economics, rural development, international relations, political science or related discipline;
• 5-10 years relevant working experience and cooperation experience with international institutions, multilateral or bilateral donors in the field;
• Sound understanding of the basic principles of partnership and resource mobilization;
• Overview of main stakeholders in the area of rural development in developing countries (including donor organizations, the private sector, NGOs);
• Very good communication and networking skills;
• Excellent written and spoken English; competency in French is a strong asset.

Duration
The initial contract duration is two years.

Application procedure

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their CV to HR_African_Union@giz.de by October 27, 2019, clearly indicating the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome job applications from people with disabilities.

Are you interested in becoming a Programme Officer in Ethiopia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 27, 2019

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