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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.

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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
Cash Specialist in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

Overall Purpose of the Role:
Working under the direct management of the Head of Programme, the Cash specialist responsible to provide technical support for the development and implementation of all cash-based assistance and for taking the lead in ensuring best practice is followed in all cash and market-based approaches across sectors, including but not limited to implementation of sector specific and multi-purpose cash assistance grants, market assessments and training of other teams in cash & market-based approaches. Furthermore, the Cash Specialist will be required to provide regular support and guidance to project cycle management and proposal development with specific contributions in the area of cash and markets. The Cash Specialist also expected to contribute towards DRC’s strategic direction for cash and market based interventions.

Responsibilities:

Assessments
- Support in the conduction of needs or/and vulnerability assessments in order to select, design and implement appropriate cash modalities and methodologies.
- Conduct market analysis in current as well as new areas of operations.
- Guide on price monitoring for key commodities and based on needs for programs.
- Conduct market assessments for key commodities (using EMMA, MAG, etc.), labor market assessments, and support on market-related components of other sector assessments, as needed.
- Contribute to the development of any technical guidance related to cash distribution activities in close relationships with technical coordinators.

Cash Distribution Programming and Technical Support
- Support the technical design and delivery of cash-based program interventions in different programme areas, including Emergency, ESNFI, Protection, WASH and Livelihoods, as needed.
- Ensure cash distributions are properly documented and meet technical quality, accountability, and protection standards in compliance with DRC and donors’ regulations.
- Coordinate closely with DRC programs to ensure harmonization of approaches and potential integration between programs.
- Provide support for the implementation of all the MEAL activities related to cash and market interventions and in coordination with relevant managers and with the support of MEAL department.
- Creation of reporting and indicators follow up for monthly-based tools.

Human Resources:
- Support site-level recruitment processes for cash teams, and advice on the most appropriate staffing structures for cash/market based interventions.
- Promote professional development by identifying training and capacity building opportunities and ensure relevant staff are well versed in cash concepts.
- Provide all assistance required to ensure that programme teams are able to use market-based approaches in their work. This includes, but it’s not limited to, training in cash modality selection, market assessment methodologies, sourcing voucher providers, assisting in vendor selection and training, assisting in monitoring of processes.
- Develop the Cash Team’s capacity to meet good quality standards by providing supervision and coaching/on the job training.

Logistics and Procurement:
- Collaborate with the logistics/procurement and finance teams to map and contract relevant and program suitable financial service providers in current and new areas of operations.
- Participate in tendering processes, procurement committee meetings and in the review of bid analyses as needed.
- Together with the logistics and procurement team, participate in designing market surveys of goods and services relevant to cash activities.
- Advise on the required resources to be available in order to implement cash-based interventions on a good quality and timely basis.

Others
- Coordinate with relevant national and international actors and actively participate in relevant working groups and other meetings in the area of responsibility. Ensure full cooperation and engagement with the relevant UN clusters and Cash Working Groups.
- Contribute to the context follow-up in DRC’s areas of interventions.
- Ensure Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach to distribution is consistently applied through community and rights based participatory methods.
- Budget follow ups with field CTP managers.
- Any other duties as directed by the Head of Program.

Reporting
The Cash Specialist will report to the Program Manager.

Conditions:
Contract: One-year contract. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for expats. This position is graded at A14 for international staff or competitive salary and conditions as per national staff terms of employment, as relevant. This is a non-family posting.

Availability: Immediately

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with frequent travel to the field locations

General
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the country team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.
- Collaborating: You lead initiatives at country operation level by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen to beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
- Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values and set a very clear standard for your country team members.

Qualifications

Experience and Technical Competencies:
- At least bachelor’s degree in relevant field or extensive experience can substitute qualification.
- Minimum 4 to 5 years of cash/markets programme experience with INGOs or NGOs.
- Excellent communication skills – verbal and in writing.
- Excellent inter-personal skills and proven ability to negotiate with a wide range of people (internally and externally).
- Ability to adapt to the complex and stressful working conditions of the area of operations.
- Cultural and gender sensitivity, adaptability, willingness to travel.
- High-level knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
- Ability/willingness to work with extremely tight deadlines and multiple tasks.

Languages:
- Excellent verbal and written English.
- Knowledge of Amharic an added advantage.

Application and CV
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

"Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis”.

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Expiring: Sep 06, 2018
Area Manager Ethiopia / Djibouti , Ethiopia

Overall Purpose of the Role:
The Dimma-based Area Manager is responsible for the overall implementation and strategic direction of the organization's current and future projects in Okugo refugee camp, and is the direct supervisor of both program and support staff in the Dimma field office. The Area Manager advises DRC’s program and support staff to ensure all programming in Okugo camp is in line with DRC Ethiopia’s country strategy and is in full compliance with the organization’s policies and best practices. Furthermore, the Area Manager is responsible for leading project cycle management, proposal development and program strategy - ensuring the successful implementation of all activities, and relevance and responsiveness of the activities to priority humanitarian needs in Okugo camp. In this capacity, the Area Manager is also responsible for representing DRC publicly at the site level, including in coordination fora with other agencies, and for providing the direct link in communications between DRC's Dimma field office and the organization's Addis Ababa country office. Finally, it is essential the Area Manager collaborates with the Addis Ababa based Security Coordinator and Senior Management Team to provide safety and security management of the Shire-based team and ensure all safety and security measures, including contingency plans and standard operating procedures, are in place and well understood by all staff.

Responsibilities

Management and Coordinator:
- Overall responsibility for the recruitment and daily management of the Dimma-based program and support teams, including ensuring positive and collaborative working relationships in line with DRC's Code of Conduct and assessing staff capacity to provide or recommend relevant training or coaching as needed.
- Daily management of the Dimma office, including ensuring compliant financial operations and budgeting, administration, human resources, logistics, procurement and security in line with DRC and donor regulations.
- Represent DRC publicly at the site level, including in coordination fora with other agencies, and for providing the direct link in communications between DRC's Shire field office and the Addis Ababa office.

Programming and Technical Support:
- Provide oversight of all programming in Okugo camp in compliance with core protection principles and best practices, and DRC and donor regulations, while upholding rigorous project cycle management standards.
- Design and support in conducting needs assessments to inform program design as well as identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.
- Develop concrete initiatives to respond to protection risks experienced by the South Sudanese refugee population in Okugo camp as well as specific strategies which build upon existing assets within the population.
- Contribute to the strategic direction of Dimma’s programming through active and ongoing participation in and contribution to strategic planning meetings and development of strategic documents.
- Work with the Head of Programs and finance team to contribute to new project development, including both narratives and budgets, by coordinating and compiling inputs from other technical and support staff.
- Ensure the timely and quality delivery of all organizational and project reports and staff contributions to organizational monitoring and evaluation requirements to ensure project quality, relevance and accountability to DRC's beneficiary populations.
- Support staff to integrate protection and migration concerns and awareness into other sectors as relevant.

Finance and Administration:
- Provide daily management of the field office’s finance team.
- Oversee and regularly update a comprehensive master budget of all of DRC’s operations in Okugo camp.
- Assume responsibility as primary budget holder of all projects and lead in the development of new budgets and spending plans.
- Collaborate regularly with the Addis Ababa based finance team to monitor spending and ensure the timely utilization of all grants.
- Ensure full compliance with DRC and donor financial guidelines and policies.

Human Resources:
- Manage the Based-based team and support respectful and positive working relationships which allow for the effective implementation of all activities. This is to be achieved through leadership, team building, day-to-day support, capacity-building and strong, generalist knowledge in all of DRC’s core sectors, including protection, migration and infrastructure.
- Lead site-level recruitment processes and ensure that relevant staffing structures are in place and are reflective of appropriate gender balance.
- Promote professional development by identifying training and capacity building opportunities and ensure staff are well versed in core protection concepts, DRC's code of conduct, accountability, respectful dialogue with the refugee population, and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse.
- Collaborate with the Addis Ababa human resources department to ensure staff evaluations are conducted on a regular basis.

Logistics and Procurement:
- Collaborate with the Logistics and Procurement Team Leader and Addis Ababa based logistics and procurement team to develop and maintain procurement plans.
- Ensure logistics and procurement processes are in place and fully compliant with DRC and donor policies and standards.
- Collaborate with the Logistics and Procurement Team Leader to ensure field-based records are well managed, fulfill DRC and donor requirements, and are always up-to-date for use in donor reports.
- Monitor budget lines to ensure spending is in line with project timelines and implementation schedules.
- Regularly review procurement plans with procurement and logistics, and finance teams to adjust spending as required in advance of project closure.

Safety and Security:
- Assume responsibility for staff safety in the area of operation.
- Ensure all relevant information regarding safety, security and the context is collected,updated and shared in a regular and timely manner.
- Collaborate with the Addis Ababa based Security Coordinator and Senior Management Team to make decisions and manage security incidents at a local level.

Reporting
The Area Manager will report to the Country Director.

Conditions:
Contract: one-year contract. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment at A13 for international staff or competitive salary and conditions as per national staff terms of employment, as relevant. This is a non-family posting.

Availability: Immediately

Duty Station: Dimma, Ethiopia

General Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the country team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.
- Collaborating: You lead initiatives at country operation level by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen to beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
- Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values and set a very clear standard for your country team members.

Qualifications

Experience and Technical Competencies:
- Master’s degree in law, social sciences, international development, or other relevant field.
- Minimum of 8 to 10 years of work experience within the field of law or protection, particularly within the field of humanitarian response and refugee protection, with experience working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior project management position.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
- Knowledge of Office software packages and experience using data analysis tools.

Languages:
- Excellent verbal and written English.
- Knowledge of Amharic an added advantage.

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Expiring: Jul 13, 2018
Migration Expert in Ethiopia , Ethiopia

The purpose of the assignment is to provide long-term technical assistance (1 key expert) to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) in the implementation and management of the Support to the Management of Labour Migration in Ethiopia (SMLME) Project.

The forced repatriation of 163,018 Ethiopian migrants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, combined with a significant number of reported cases of abuse and mistreatment of migrants, have made migration an important issue in Ethiopia.

The SMLME Project expectedly will aim at supporting the efforts of the Government of Ethiopia and of stakeholders from Civil Society in setting up an effective migration management system which will enable them to better address migration challenges in the future.

The key expert will be requested to support the overall project management, including financial management and compliance with EDF rules and procedures, and to assist in achieving the following objectives: (1) capacity building of government institution to improve access to legal migration and (2) awareness raising on migration, including prevention of irregular migration, human trafficking and migrant smuggling.
The ideal candidate has experience in the management of labour migration and Government capacity building. Prior experience of working with the Government of Ethiopia is considered an asset.

Contract will be on freelance basis. Location will be Adis Ababa. Input will be at least 1 year.

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: May 11, 2017
Head of Programmes , Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa or Nairobi

NOTE: To be eligible, applicants must have Kenyan citizenship, permanent residence or current valid work authorization for the East African Community including Ethiopia.

ABOUT AFRODAD
The African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) was created 20 years ago as a pan African platform and organisation for lobbying and advocating for debt cancellation and addressing other debt related issues in Africa. Over the next five years, AFRODAD will be working with others to address the problems of debt and development in the following thematic areas on the continent: Debt Management, International Public Finance and Domestic Resource Mobilisation.

ROLE PURPOSE:
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to play a leadership role in a cutting-edge development finance network. You will lead AFRODAD’s policy research, advocacy and thematic team to deliver specific yet transformative policy changes on critically important development finance issues, including: debt management, domestic resource mobilization and international public finance.
The successful candidate will have extensive experience of delivering advocacy wins, and will be an excellent, results-oriented staff manager, focused on building the capacity of colleagues to deliver on AFRODAD Strategic objectives. They will be an excellent communicator in English and French, with highly developed and convincing presentational skills, allied to a first class ability to write for a variety of audiences. They will have an important role in supporting fundraising, including implementing and renewing existing grants.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policy Research, Advocacy and Communication
1. Strategic research on key policy issues: Coordination of research in all the thematic areas as a basis for policy advocacy. Coordination of quality control of research concept papers, actual research and their outputs (including Research Papers, policy briefs and messages for advocacy).
2. Strategic advocacy coordination: Ensure that AFRODAD’s policy advocacy, and programme work is based on sound strategic plans, with SMART objectives, clear theories of change and effective monitoring and evaluation. Ensure coordination across issue areas, including interactions with targets. Help build the capacity of the AFRODAD secretariat team and members, including through organising training, reflection and evaluation, and during joint activities
3. Advocacy, communications and policy analysis: Speak, present, brief journalists and represent AFRODAD with advocacy targets, including at the highest levels. Follow closely a wide variety of development finance issues, and write your own reports and articles
4. Network building: Lead the implementation of AFRODAD’s network strengthening strategy, which covers both strengthening and expanding the AFRODAD network itself, and strengthening working with other allies, particularly sub regional and national partners. This will involve building strong relations with colleagues from around the continent and the world, facilitating strategic discussions, brokering compromises and helping to build capacity and understanding
5. Development of new issues: Support colleagues to develop effective workplans and strategies on new issue areas and cross-cutting issues

Programme Management and Organisational development
1. Team management: Lead a motivated and effective policy, advocacy and programme team that delivers our policy change objectives. This includes line managing several staff, providing appropriate feedback, and supporting them to deliver on their strategies and work plans
2. Work planning: Ensure that AFRODAD’s work planning systems deliver targeted, effective work plans for each of the thematic areas, backed by advocacy strategies with clear objectives and strong theories of change. Work with the Executive Director and Finance and Administration Manager to develop and implement our monitoring and evaluation system
3. Quality assurance and capacity development: ensure that all AFRODAD policy, advocacy and programme outputs are of high quality, including signing off on new positions and recommendations, and commenting on press release, reports, briefings etc. Ensure that the team implements a plan for continued development of relevant skills
4. Strategy and organisational development: provide support, as necessary, for the implementation and review of AFRODAD’s 2016-2020 strategy, and lead the implementation organisational development initiatives that involve policy, advocacy and programme staff.
5. General: Support colleagues, as required. Attend AFRODAD management team, board meetings and other statutory meetings, and assist in the preparation of these meetings, if required.

Grants Management and Fundraising
1. Grant implementation: Support and advise thematic teams on delivering the required outcomes and activities of grants. This may include leading the coordination of major grants that cut across several issue areas. It also involves signing off narrative reports, and supporting the core team, as required, to ensure good financial management of grants
2. Donor relations: Help maintain strong relations with existing donors, and ensure that current grants are renewed, including meeting funders, and responding to requests for information
3. Fundraising: Support the Executive Director to bring on board new funders, as required. Mainly this means leading on the content side: helping develop concept notes, and drafting proposals, with support from policy and core team colleagues.

Liaison functions African Union Commission
1. To provide liaison between the AFRODAD Secretariat and AUC on matters pertaining to the Strategic Objectives of AFRODAD and any other regional integration matters as AFRODAD may decide from time to time.
2. To liaise with the AUC and create permanent communication network between the AUC and the AFRODAD Secretariat as well as assisting in the organisation of missions, meetings and follow-ups on priority issues and key policy processes to ensure that AFRODAD provides significant input in the negotiations and implementation of respective policies and programmes.
3. To examine policy issues and strategies as well as facilitating AFRODAD/AUC understanding, coherency and complementarity in order to create synergy in impact and contribute to sustainable continental development.
4. Develop close professional relationship with officials in departments within the AUC particularly, Economic Affairs Department and all that play substantive role in integration agenda in order to continuously update oneself with issues and timely identify potentials areas, monitor developments and in flash points report to AFRODAD Secretariat.

ROLE RELATED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential skills
• Proven academic background and publishing. Minimum of a Masters Degree in economics or any social science.
• Political change expert able to identify and define specific but transformative policy changes, and work out who and how and to influence to deliver them
• Excellent communicator in English and French, with highly developed and convincing presentational skills, allied to a first class ability to write for a variety of audiences
• A people person, able to support, guide and coach colleagues, helping their personal development, while ensuring a focus on delivery of objectives
• Organised and efficient

Essential experience and knowledge:
• Over 10 years experience in creating policy change working with civil society organisations, including developing and implementing advocacy or campaigns strategies, working to influence the media, other CSOs, officials, politicians and other targets
• Minimum 10 years experience writing articles, reports, briefings, op eds, etc that have reached a wide variety of audiences
• Line management of staff, and team leadership
• Understanding of key debates and issues in development finance

Desirable experience:
• Proven ability to fundraise or support fundraising.
• Experience of developing and implementing initiatives to build capacity of staff, and support organisational development
• Fluent oral and written English and French
• In depth understanding of a range of development finance issues

Committed to AFRODAD’s objectives and willing to travel

The successful candidate be an excellent, results-oriented staff manager, line managing the three Senior Policy Analysts to deliver on our strategic objectives. S/he will have extensive experience of delivering advocacy wins, and be able to build capacity as well as contribute directly to advocacy, communications and policy development

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Jan 29, 2017

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