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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.

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

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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.

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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
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Employment Type: Full time
Duration: 3 years with possible extension
Immediate Supervisor: Director, Operations

About African Bamboo
African Bamboo is a pioneer technology, distribution, manufacturing, and forestry group focused on the development and commercialization of a fundamentally new application of bamboo based products from Africa into hardwood timber and polymer substituting products such as natural fiber composites (NFC), bamboo plastic composite (BPC), medium density fiber-boards (MDF), oriented strand boards (OSB), particle board (PB), bamboo plywood and more. Our business model centers on creating a high performance product that substitutes plastics or hardwood timber and is environmentally friendly over their full life cycle. All our products will be made from abundantly available, fast growing, and renewable bamboo resource with durability and performance parameters exceeding the relevant European or International norms and standards.

Job Profile
The CFO provides financial advice and support to the executive management team of African Bamboo (AB) to enable sound business decisions, and understanding of the cash flowing through and out of the AB’s business by ensuring financial practices are in line with international standards (IFRS) and all statutory legislation and regulations.

The CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company. S/he is responsible for the development of a financial strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

The CFO directly assists the Director, Operations on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.


Description of Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Primarily
1.1 Develop financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; developing action plans.
1.2 Develop organization prospects by studying economic trends and revenue opportunities; projecting expansion prospects; analyzing organization operations; identifying opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement.
1.3 Monitor financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
1.4 Train and develop the finance team to be able to apply and execute financial policy and accounting procedure manual of African Bamboo in an efficient manner.
1.5 Initiate review of financial policy and Accounting procedures in light of computer system application & dynamism.
African Bamboo BV | Kingsfordweg 151 | 1043 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands | +31 204 91 91 91 | info@african-bamboo.com | www.african-bamboo.com
1.6 Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization
1.7 Ensure that all information required for the purpose of auditing is available and institutionalizes the resultant Management comments.
1.8 Administer budgets of African Bamboo and analyzes variances accordingly.
1.9 Introduce cost accumulation mechanisms whereby to determine prices of service products with due consideration of market value.
1.10 Produce reports on the utilization fund channeled to African Bamboo from donors & partners in line with prior agreement
1.11 Prepare operational and risk reports for management analysis.
1.12 Ensure the finance team is effectively managed and with an emphasis on empowerment, accountability, continuous improvement, productivity and goal attainment.
1.13 Evaluate the performance of the finance team fairly & rationally and identify and develop potential successors.
1.14 Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with all partners that have direct or indirect financial stake.
1.15 Exchange financial information and align financial activities with AB’s holding company in Netherlands


Description of Major Duties and Responsibilities:

key Activities
1. Financial System
1.1 Validate the accounting system rollout
1.2 Establish IFRS compliant monthly reporting system
1.3 Establish IFRS compliant vouchering system
1.4 Establish IFRS compliant financial records index, files, & folders

2. Consolidated Financial Statements
2.1 Prepare AB BV and AB Plc annual statement
2.2. Prepare AB BV and AB Plc financial statement for each business unit
2.3. Prepare AB financial summary on the basis of source of Fund: Equity, Debt
2.4. Prepare AB financial summary on the basis total Assets, total equity, total liability
2.5. Prepare monthly cash flow
2.6. Actual vs. Forecast Capital Expenditure
2.7. Actual vs. Forecast Operation Expenditure
2.8 Business Development Target Report by business units (KPI)
2.9 Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization
2.10 Financial support of shareholding structure by Business units (operating companies), holding company and the Plc
2.11 Financial support of commercial contracts

3. Financial Model and Accounting System Alignment
3.1 Undertake Charts of Accounts (current) Alignment with Business model for the 4 operating units (Factory, Forestry, Distribution and IP)

4. Manual (Standard Operating Procedures)
4.1 Prepare the standard systems for Procurement and Assets in order to control registration & handling of properties towards safeguarding the interest of African Bamboo.
4.2 Validate the standard systems for Finance and HR in order to control registration & handling of properties towards safeguarding the interest of African Bamboo.
African Bamboo BV | Kingsfordweg 151 | 1043 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands | +31 204 91 91 91 | info@african-bamboo.com | www.african-bamboo.com
4.3 Train and develop the finance team to be able to apply and execute financial policy and accounting procedure manual of African Bamboo in an efficient manner.
4.4 Initiate review of financial policy and Accounting procedures in light of computer system application & dynamism.
4.5 Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization

5. Due Diligence Readiness
5.1 Undertake Audited financial statements for each of the Company, with the auditor’s opinion and all footnotes.
5.2 Undertake Un-audited financial statements for each of the Company for the most recent month or quarter end.
5.3 Preparatory Q&A
5.4 Defend due diligence

6. Company Formation
6.1 Support formation of
 Holding companies
 Operating companies
6.2 Tax memo on consequence of planned company structure:
 Holding companies
 Operating companies
6.3 Tax memo on double taxation treaty applications between Netherlands and Ethiopia
6.4 Trading

Required qualification and experience
 B.A/M.A in Accounting and Finance or Business Administration. Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance, and IFRS certification.
 5 years of relevant experience with at least 2 years at leadership position.
 Strong problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job
 Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Stress resilient and flexible
 Experience in the international scenario, especially in import/export business
 Special Training: Peachtree, Computer skill is essential

African Bamboo is an equal opportunity employer; qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Are you interested in becoming a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 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 03, 2019
Education Technical Lead in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Job purpose and scope:
The Education Technical Lead is a senior member of the in-country team and will have overall responsibility for the technical leadership of specific workstreams related to the reform of school leadership training. Reporting to the Team Leader, the post-holder will provide high level education technical management to the project, which will be achieved through managing a team of highly skilled technical educational experts from both Education Development Trust and our partners. The Education Technical Lead will play an active role in the ongoing project management of the programme, using up-to-date programme data, implementing agreed programme objectives and ultimately being accountable for workstream success.

Job Objectives:
1. Manage the work of the in-country team of technical experts including partners, monitoring the progress against project objectives and deliverables and be accountable for successful outputs
2. Lead on the technical implementation of the deliverables related to the reform of school leadership training, with a particular focus on gender, equity and inclusion. Work with the gender specialist to audit the existing provision, and develop interventions that promote gender and inclusion
3. With the support of the School Leadership Lead, manage the development of school leadership capacity-building programmes at all levels of the education system, including university centres of excellence, regional colleges of Teacher Education, regional education bureaus, woredas, inspectors, cluster supervisors and primary/secondary schools
4. Build on instructional leadership approaches to strengthen on-the-job capacity and capability for poor performing schools. Work with these schools to improve school leadership, inclusion provision, teacher classroom performance and career development
5. Manage the efficient and effective co-ordination of work carried out by a roster of additional technical experts and suppliers, including quality assurance, contract management and ensuring that disparate inputs are co-ordinated and cohesive
6. Deputise for the Team Leader and as a member of the Senior Management Team, be accountable for the quality of the technical outputs to the Education Development Trust, DFID (the client) and the FMoE
7. Ensure alignment of activities with existing donor-funded projects working in the area of school leadership, for example the USAID-funded READ II project
8. Plan for the effective and efficient use of resources in consultation with other workstream Leads, the Finance Manager and the Programme Manager
9. Co-ordinate the writing of the technical sections of client reports across the workstreams, collating inputs and editing prior to submission to client

Person specification:

Knowledge:

- Essential
• Qualified to Masters level or above in a relevant field in education or international development
• Strong education sector background and knowledge
• Substantial knowledge of project management processes and monitoring programme outputs
• Knowledge of education in an international context
- Desirable
• Regional knowledge of the education sector in Ethiopia

Experience:

- Essential
• More than 10 years’ relevant experience, with a minimum of 5 years working on similar, internationally-funded technical assistance programmes
• Prior experience of implementing and monitoring the technical deliverables of large-scale education sector programmes, preferably school leadership programmes
• Proven experience in leading and managing teams of technical experts to deliver to a high quality, on time and on budget
-Desirable
• Experience of implementing projects focusing on gender or inclusion
• Experience of living and working in Ethiopia

Skills:

-Essential
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including report writing
• Excellent managerial abilities and ability to work alongside senior stakeholders

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and police checks.

Are you interested in becoming an Education Technical Lead 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: Sep 14, 2019
Chief of Party in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Chief of Party - Livelihoods and Livestock, Ethiopia

This position is contingent on funding and donor approval of the candidate.

About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps has been present in Ethiopia since 2004, and acts on behalf of people who have become disenfranchised and poor. We stand with Ethiopia to find and access opportunities, and to be part of lasting and meaningful transformation in the country. Mercy Corps seeks to be influential with government and development actors towards a more resilient country where poverty is tackled through the eyes of those who understand it best. This translates into ensuring that the population is financially stable, healthy & nourished, educated & unformed, and that natural resources are accessible, shared and utilized sustainably.

Mercy Corps anticipates a multi-year, multi-million dollar USAID funded initiative focused on: stimulating increased production, productivity and marketing through more competitive livestock and livestock products markets; increasing communities’ resilience; improving alternative livelihood options through essential skills transfer; and contributing to the wider knowledge on pastoral development. PRIME will operate in multiple regions across Ethiopia.

General Position Summary
The Chief of Party (CoP) will provide overall leadership, management and strategic vision to the implementation of a multi-year, multi-million dollar USAID/Ethiopia -funded Program. S/he will manage staff, resources and partnerships to ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on time and within budget. The CoP will supervise program staff and ensure accountability to Mercy Corps’ policies and donor rules and regulations. S/he will be the primary program representative to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders. In addition, the CoP will play a central leadership role in developing and driving Mercy Corps’ resilience strategy and program portfolio in Ethiopia.

Essential Job Responsibilities

STRATEGY AND VISION
- Recognize and act on opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
- Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions and resources to achieve objectives.
- Oversee the development of annual, integrated strategic work-plans for the program.
- Lead the development and execution of a program-wide resilience-building strategy to guide coordination and integrated design and implementation of resilience programming.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
- Oversee program start-up and ongoing program management and administration of teams across various field locations, ensuring mechanisms for effective adaptive management are in place and utilized regularly.
- Lead the development of detailed implementation plans, flowing from annual strategic work-plans, and ensure the delivery of the same.
- Lead the socialization of the program with Government of Ethiopia stakeholders, ensuring necessary approvals and collaboration as required.
- Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to established vulnerability criteria.
- Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
- Provide managerial and programmatic oversight to partners and sub-grantee(s).
- Document processes and achievements to ensure best practices are captured and disseminated. This will include the continual re-evaluation of program activities and information, with resulting activity adjustments in keeping with new insights.
- Produce written reports on program activities, capturing the impacts of activities.
- Oversee efforts to design effective M&E systems for the program, and linkages with internal M&E systems.
- Oversee efforts to produce strategic resilience-related research for the program.
- Create and follow effective stakeholder management plans, ensuring sound and proactive communications with Mercy Corps Ethiopia, partner organizations, Mercy Corps headquarters, USAID, Government of Ethiopia authorities, and colleague agencies.
- Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites – spend up to 30% of time in the field.

TEAM MANAGEMENT
- Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
- Set a team culture valuing learning and adaptive management in support of an ongoing resilience approach in programming
- Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.
- Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
- Supervise and manage all program staff to ensure day-to-day activities are implemented in a coordinated fashion according to schedule, budget and quality.
- Supervise and manage all program partnerships to ensure sound coordination in the context of an overall program strategic and resilience-building framework.
- Manage and help with the recruitment, orientation, professional development and ongoing training of staff to ensure they are of the quality and technical capacity necessary to ensure the successful implementation of activities.

FINANCE AND COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT
- In collaboration with the country program’s operations and finance departments, ensure proper financial management, procurement, administration, human resources and logistics (including transport, warehousing and asset management) needs of the program are conducted within Mercy Corps’ policy and with the maximum benefit to the program.
- Monitor adherence to grant agreement, Mercy Corps’ policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations, including those of the government of Ethiopia.

INFLUENCE AND REPRESENTATION
- Liaise with and represent program to USAID and other cooperating sponsors and stakeholders.
- Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Country Director.
- Ensure close coordination and information sharing with consortium partners, sub-grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
- Establish and maintain relationships with communities and local government.

Security
- Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country
- Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Organizational Learning
- As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility
National and international team members working on the program, as well as partnerships with international and national program partners. The number of direct and indirect reports is to be determined.

Accountability
Reports Directly To: Country Director
Works Directly With: Deputy Country Director, Finance Manager, Operations Staff, Technical Support Unit and Partner Organizations

Knowledge and Experience
- MA/S or equivalent experience in international development, management, economic development or other relevant field.
- At least 10 years of relevant international experience with positions of progressively greater responsibilities.
- At least five years in a senior management role is required with experience in project management related to multi-sectoral, USAID funded activities strongly preferred.
- Prior experience managing USAID-funded assistance projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries; experience managing multi-sectoral projects including livelihoods, agricultural development, resilience, market-based approaches to economic development, climate change, food security, gender, conflict.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
- Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
- Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
- Experience working in Ethiopia/Horn of Africa.
- Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Internationally recognized qualification in project or program management or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work.
- Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

Success Factors
The successful CoP will combine exceptional management skills and experience in building and maintaining donor and partner relationships. S/he will have an ability to approach complex development challenges through a systems-thinking lens and have an ability to think creatively about improving food security, community development and resilience. The CoP will have proven experience with cross-cultural team and capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring skills. S/he will be passionate about learning and adaptive management techniques as fundamental strategies to improve program impact. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail as well as strategic vision are essential. The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations. The successful Chief of Party must be comfortable operating and traveling in a sometimes volatile security environment and therefore, changing plans and program tactics accordingly.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The CD is based in the capital city – Addis Ababa. The location is accompanied and secure. Housing is family accommodation with good freedom of movement beyond the house/office. There are several international schools in Addis Ababa, British systems exist for children up to 11 years old. The US school takes students to pre-university levels. Staff have access to basic services (electricity, water, sporadic internet etc). Medical facilities are basic with international clinics able to provide emergency services. This position requires 35% travel by road and air to field offices in often insecure environments. Addis Ababa is host to many international organizations including the OAU, the Economic Commission for Africa and other multi-national bodies, many of which have their headquarters based in the capital city.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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Expiring: Dec 30, 2018

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