Regional Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria


The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

CHAI's Vaccines Delivery Program

Immunization is one of the most successful public health interventions in history. National immunization programs reach >100 million infants every year and have averted globally two to three million deaths every year since the launch of the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) in 1974, whilst the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) and rotavirus vaccines could save ~1 million lives per year. Furthermore, great advances in discovering and financing new vaccines provides a great opportunity for countries to further reduce burden of disease such as human papillomavirus (HPV). Despite these successes, 1.5 million children still die each year of vaccine-preventable diseases, many of them in low-income countries, as immunization programs there face unprecedented challenges.

In 2010, CHAI launched a vaccine program to reduce mortality and morbidity from vaccine preventable diseases by improving access to immunization services through national immunization programs and by leveraging its experience in-country to improve the global immunization ecosystem. Since then, CHAI has become a core partner in the immunization space and is pursuing five complementary strategic objectives:
1. Improving affordability and supply security of vaccines;
2. Accelerating the uptake of new or under-utilized vaccines;
3. Improving effective immunization coverage and reaching the unreached;
4. Supporting successful transition from Gavi support; and
5. Strengthening the management system and capacity of immunization programs
CHAI's vaccine program very closely supports the national immunization programs in 15 focus countries - Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Cambodia and Vietnam, and also engages with global stakeholders such as Gavi, WHO and UNICEF to inform global policies and practices.

CHAI is seeking a Regional Manager, Global Vaccines Delivery to work with a set of focus program countries in West Africa including Cameroon, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. There might be other countries in the region that get under the regional manager's oversight. The Regional Manager will work as a member of the CHAI's global vaccines team and work alongside CHAI's country teams to help government partners improve national improve immunization programs.

This is relatively a newer role in the Global Vaccines Delivery team so it will be continued to be refined as Regional Managers start their activities. Hence, one key expectation for this role is the ability to contribute to making this role a success by providing feedback and adapting the role as needed.

They will be expected to manage strong internal and external relationships, develop an exceptional team, work with CHAI's country and technical teams to devise evidence-based strategic plans, and provide effective management to execute high-impact programs. The Regional Manager will have substantial opportunity to shape CHAI's approach in developing these programs across focus countries.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding leadership and management skills. The candidate must be able to drive the development and implementation of this program with significant autonomy, have deep personal commitment to producing results, and have the ability to lead in a challenging and multi-cultural professional environment.


Overview of In-Country Responsibilities
1. Strategy and fundraising of the vaccines program in-country
• Work with country and global technical staff to develop or update evidence-based and technically sound strategic plans to improve immunization outcomes in-country and to contribute to advancing the immunization agenda globally
• Inform CHAI's global vaccines strategy with priority country needs and insights
• Support country fundraising and grant development in line with CHAI's vaccine strategy, model, competing priorities and capabilities, both at country and global level.

2. In-country planning of effective immunization programs, building on local and cross-country insights, needs, and capabilities
• Support country teams in developing and revising effective priorities, milestones and costed work-plans (at the level of grant, the upcoming year and quarters), and ensure those plans reflect program objectives, funding parameters, CHAI's programmatic know-how, and synergies across CHAI focus countries
• Plan with country management and global technical managers priorities for and high-level allocation of global team support
• Support the development and revision of multi-year income allocation across all vaccines work and in alignment with program priorities and funding, including working with country teams to determine annual allocations and identify under- or over-spends

3. In-country implementation and progress review across entire vaccines program in-country
• Ensure global support to country implementation is effective
o Work with country program manager, and in conjunction with other relevant global staff, to ensure critical decisions and deliverables reflect the best of CHAI, are taking into account lessons learned from other geographies, global strategies and policies and are made in the spirit of joint accountability
o Work with country management to foster effective and collegial collaboration between global and country team members (e.g., regularly monitoring communication and collaboration; promoting good practices and mutual understanding; troubleshooting issues as they arise)
• Provide management support for in-country implementation as needed
o Support country teams to manage implementation of all ongoing immunization programs, including hiring, staffing, or other general management issues
o Work with country management to strengthen management capacity and programmatic expertise as needed
• Monitor progress against target results and provide troubleshooting support and redirect efforts as needed
o Organize regular joint review of program performance with country and global leadership
o Regularly assess progress against targets, identify operational bottlenecks or risks, and work with country and global leadership to strengthen programs as necessary
• Work with country teams to develop strong and timely programmatic and financial updates for donor reporting and engage effectively donors.
• Contribute to sharing insights and lessons learned with other CHAI countries and with global partners

Overview of transversal responsibilities
1. Engagement between global vaccines delivery team, country teams, and other stakeholders
• Streamline communications between global leadership and global staff and country teams, and provide regular updates on opportunities and progress to each
• Engage with relevant partners for the countries in the region (notably WHO and UNICEF regional offices, Gavi regional manager) to foster better collaboration and results in-country

2. Design and implementation of Regional Manager model, in collaboration with global vaccines delivery
• Communicate on the role and rationale & value-add within CHAI
• Identify improvement opportunities on the role as it is designed and implemented
• Develop and regularly update key processes and tools to support regional managers' effectiveness

3. Leadership role in the vaccines program, as a key member of the global vaccine management team
• Contribute as a member of the global vaccine management team to the effectiveness and collegiality of the team, help identify opportunities and improve CHAI's vaccines program and team
• Represent CHAI and scope of work externally
• Role model CHAI values and mission

• Bachelor's degree and at least 6 years of working experience in the private or public sector with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
• At least 3 years of program management experience with wider portfolio of technical areas or program countries and experience of team management
• Exceptional problem-solving solving skills and analytical capabilities
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to create persuasive presentations and written reports
• Demonstrated experience managing complex projects involving multiple teams, including priority setting, planning, budgeting, performance review and management; and influencing with limited authority
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
• Ability to balance and find productive trade-offs between various tensions (personal style, incentives, timeframe)
• Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships in a complex and multicultural environment with occasional tensions or conflicts
• High emotional intelligence, patience and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations
• Strong organizational abilities
• Ability to travel, mainly to CHAI focus countries and other global/regional engagements (approximately 35% of the time)

• Past experience of working at CHAI
• Prior experience in public health especially governance, systems strengthening, financing and /or management of operations at sub-national level, or similar fast-paced, output-oriented environments
• Prior experience in management consulting
• Strong experience of engaging with government officials and multilateral organizations in developing countries
• Professional proficiency in a second language of a CHAI vaccine program country
• Knowledge of vaccines, health systems strengthening, and/or health financing

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Expiring: Nov 20, 2020

Trainer for Peace Work in Uganda , Uganda

AGIAMONDO e.V. is the human resources service of German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS), we offer specialists the opportunity to perform a meaningful role in collaboration with local development workers. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It advocates a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Together with church and civil-social partner organisations in Uganda, AGIAMONDO aims to contribute to civil conflict transformation and sustainable and equitable development of the country using peace-building measures.

For the reinforcement of our partner organisation Acholi Religious Leader for Peace Initiative (ARLPI), at the earliest opportunity, we are looking for a Trainer for Peace Work in the Area of Land and Resource Conflicts (m/f/d), Gulu, Uganda

Your new field of activity
ARLPI is an initiative of representatives of different faiths who are working together towards a peaceful future in Northern Uganda. The Interfaith Organization for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation was founded in 1997 and has since been committed to peaceful coexistence.
In Northern Uganda, there are numerous land and resource conflicts due to the post-war situation, the discovery of resources and ethnic tensions, some of which escalate into violence. ARLPI wants to make a sustainable contribution to the peaceful resolution of existing conflicts over land and resources. Your role lies in strengthening ARLPI's capacities to educate people about their rights and contribute to non-violent mediation in conflicts.

You will be responsible for the following tasks
• You conduct conflict analyses and strengthen the capacities of your colleagues through targeted awareness raising and knowledge transfer on land and resource conflicts.
• Together with ARLPI, you plan, design and organise workshops on land and resource conflicts in order to promote mutual understanding and reconciliation among the population.
• You establish sustainable knowledge management on the topic of land rights which is made available to the target group.
• You support ARLPI with the identification and implementation of strategies for non-violent processing of land conflicts in rural areas.
• You are responsible for the proper spending and administration of funds on-site in accordance with the donor guidelines and the specifications of AGIAMONDO. In doing so, you work in partnership with the ARLPI.

Your profile
• You have completed university degree, e.g. in peace and conflict studies, political science, geography, ethnology, social sciences or law and have gathered work experience abroad, outside of Europe.
• You have gathered professional experience related to land rights and land and resource conflicts. Ideally, you have previously developed and implemented training concepts in this field.
• You have knowledge of and experience in peace work and are familiar with approaches and methods of peace-oriented adult education.
• As a member of a Christian church, you identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work and support these convincingly.
• You can communicate fluently in written and spoken English and are a citizen of the EU or Switzerland.

The offer of AGIAMONDO
• Individual and thorough preparation
• A three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your complete online application by 08.11.2020 at the latest.

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Expiring: Nov 08, 2020

Impact and Training Manager in Senegal , Senegal

Title: Impact and Training Manager
Location: Thies, Senegal
Report to: Director of Agriculture
Language Requirement: French and English fluency

About myAgro

myAgro helps farmers move out of poverty: we do this with a simple approach. We help farmers manage their cash flow better – at harvest time when farmers have more cash, they can lock away their funds for seeds and fertilizer for the next season. They pay using their mobile phone (or mobile money in Tanzania) and myAgro delivers the inputs they’ve paid for before it rains and provides technical training so farmers know how to use the inputs efficiently. This leads to 50% more food and 50% more income per farm. To date myAgro serves 80,000 farmers and will scale to 1 million farmers by 2025. The award-winning team has received recognition from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, Bill Gates and more.

About the Role

The Training Manager is a key management and leadership role at myAgro that should touch and impact the work and lives of many of our team members and farmers. So what exactly does that mean?!?

- You are able to Execute @ Scale. In one month you might hire 40 ag trainers who then need to recruit and train 400 seasonal agents. You are able to design and lead a large-scale program and care about the details without getting overwhelmed. You are adept at implementing quality controls to ensure quality of program execution.
- You are an Effective Collaborator. You know how to coordinate and communicate effectively across departments (sales, product, HR, etc) and have a knack for getting alignment on work plans and calendars, while building in flexibility for the unknowns of the agricultural / sales work.
- You are an Open-Minded Listener. You are focused on the organizational goals and therefore work at all times starting from the end-users of the programs you design for (both farmers and field staff). You are not one to get stuck on Agricultural Theory or perfection at the cost of delivering on organizational goals.
- You are a Master Manager. From project management to organizational aptitude to delegation and coaching, you have the tools in your tool-belt to own this role and goals / projects that come with it. You make your team and those around you better with your management tool-belt.

The Training Manager role is critical to ensuring that we are delivering the highest quality of inputs and services possible to our farmers. With our ambitious plans to increase our impact with farmers, this is a crucial role to the team.

While this position is part of the AG team it doesn’t require you to be an Agronomist. We have agronomists on the team and within our network that you will work closely with on a regular basis. The magic ingredient of this role is that you’re a great listener, an excellent project manager and open-minded. A passion for learning about agriculture, life sciences, and working with farmers will get the job done.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Manage agriculture programs
- Implement agriculture training programs in collaboration with the sales team to promote successful planting for farmers. These training programs are a mix of training channels: trainings in group, video, flyers, radio, and call center.
- Co-manage the monitoring and evaluation program with the Regional M&E Manager to monitor effectiveness of training and evaluate impact in terms of yield and increased revenues.
- Listen to farmers and collaborate with local R&D team members to inform trials, pilots and package design centered around ‘design for the farmer, with the farmer’.
- Design, test and improve training models to lower costs and increase farmer reach/impact so myAgro can provide training sustainably as we grow

Manage the agriculture team
- Mentor and manage the country-based agriculture field teams, including creating quality training materials, developing work plans, reviewing work deliverables, and providing value-added feedback.
- Set up KPI and data management systems to inform decision making.
- Proactively solve problems and set up the team to achieve their goals of training farmers.

Is this the Role for You?

You are RIGHT for this role if…
- You have 5 years of prior management experience – preferably including background in scaling and expanding programs.
- You have designed, developed, and/or implemented training programs for rural areas.
- You have held a position on the crossroads between multiple departments.

You are NOT qualified for this job if…
- You do not have more than 5 years of project management experience.
- You have never managed a team of 5 direct reports for more than a year.
- You are not fluent in French and English.
- You have no experience working in Africa.

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment .

Are you interested in becoming an Impact and Training Manager in Senegal? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Nov 11, 2020

Program Director in Senegal , Senegal

Program Director, Senegal
Location: Thies, Senegal
Report to: Country Director
Language Requirement: Fluent in French and English

About myAgro

myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro’s founder and CEO here.

About the Program Director role

You are the CEO of Senegal Field Operations, including both seasonal activities and special projects, and you are the glue between the field team and supporting departments.

You own both the present and the future of Senegal’s seasonal field operation by meeting seasonal goals as well as creating sales strategy. You meet field goals by building a strong field team - including program managers and program associates - managing their progress, and collaborating with supporting departments. You assess areas that need improvement, test and evaluate assumptions, and create incremental plans to reach future goals.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Field Operations: Responsible for meeting overarching field operations’ seasonal goals through a combination of team management and direct hands-on work. Serve as a direct supervisor to the Regional Field Coordinators as well as several associates and program managers. Assign project responsibilities for the activities below to assure goals are met. Collaborate with supporting departments. Regularly report progress to leadership and other relevant parties.

Farmer enrollment :
- Closely track progress throughout enrollment and adjust strategies accordingly, including increasing customer density
- Communicate between HQ/field/other supporting departments
- Ensure staff is trained and prepared
- Develop and implement marketing strategy and lead a small marketing team to meet customer acquisition goals
- Manage close-out and knowledge management for next season.

- Manage payment period and implement sales strategies, setting and meeting seasonal goals
- Improve KPI data collection and analysis and coordinate with the Audit Department
- Manage Village Entrepreneurs:
- Manage transition to mobile vendor model
- Set compensation, bonus, and incentive plans
- Identify training needs and materials

Farmer Training
- Collaborate with agriculture and M&E departments to prepare for training
- Serve on the Agriculture Committee for analysis and rapid response during planting period
- Team Management
- Manage and train a team of 4-5 people and invest in their professional development. This includes managing onboarding, writing and assigning project descriptions, conducting weekly meetings and performance evaluations, ensuring objectives are met, supporting skills development, and complying with all internal myAgro management policies.
- Conduct weekly department meetings for the field operations team and monthly field coordinators
- Ensure collaboration and compliance with other departments
- Ensure that your team follows HQ policies (i.e. budget requests and reporting, HR incident reporting, vehicle use, etc.). Provide training or corrective measures as needed.
- Proactively communicate with support departments and collaborate on key activities.

- Contribute to shaping organizational strategy
- Help set and measure long-term, annual, and quarterly goals and KPIs

Skills and Qualifications:
- Fluency in English and French required
- Experience working in rural West Africa
- Eager to get mud on your boots – go to the field often and sell side by side with the field team
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated success in execution & delegation, quality results, developing others, and communication
- Experience with mobile money agent networks, commission-based sales networks, and/or rural sales networks a plus

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Director in Senegal? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Nov 11, 2020

Executive Director of CMU Africa , Rwanda

Established out of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate the economic development and digital transformation of Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world. CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa.

CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research.

Our vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. Our mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

We are seeking an Executive Director of CMU-Africa to provide strategic and senior operational leadership to our programs in Kigali, Rwanda. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the coming transformation of Rwanda and Africa, and want to be a driving force in that transformation. The scope of the role includes:

Overall operational oversight of CMU-Africa, ensuring the organization is effectively and efficiently delivering on the defined strategies, goals and objectives of CMU-Africa and its partner organizations
Growing CMU-Africa’s ability to attract significant new resources from governments, foundations, associations, individuals and corporations in Africa and around the world. This will include managing and nurturing relationships involving partner organizations that have the interest in and capacity to make groundbreaking commitments
Managing, together with our Director, commitments to all partner organizations, which includes regularly communicating with the Government of Rwanda and the MasterCard Foundation, currently two of the strongest partners to CMU-Africa
Building upon CMU’s world-class reputation and driving a marketing and communications strategy for CMU-Africa to engage key audiences
Along with the Director, you will be a key leader of CMU-Africa, and will help develop short-, medium- and long-term plans that will position the organization to operationally fulfill its mission, and spur the future engagement and investment needed. Reporting jointly to our College of Engineering Dean and CMU-Africa Director, you will balance high-level oversight and direction of multiple administrative areas including business operations, partnership relations, student affairs and student services. You will employ multiple strategies to emphasize direct relationship building with faculty, staff and students at CMU-Africa and with other colleges and university leadership.

Externally, responsibilities will also involve initiating conversations and interactions that can lead to transformational gifts enabling outstanding advances in Engineering-related teaching, learning and discovery. In addition, you will continue to find opportunities and initiatives and, in consultation with the Dean, Associate Dean/s and Director of CMU-Africa, develop new strategies and tactics sought at attracting more resources for CMU-Africa’s critical work. As part of the position’s development responsibilities, you will collaborate regularly with the college and university advancement team and external university partners. In this context, you will have familiarity with the college’s overall campaign priorities, as well as the individual strategies and key initiatives planned and launched to achieve those goals. In addition, you will develop alternative approaches that allow the college to build upon existing partnerships to attract major commitments needed to realize shared goals.

Core responsibilities will include:

Serving as the most senior staff member of CMU-Africa; executing operational oversight to ensure CMU-Africa is fulfilling on its strategies, goals, and objectives towards its mission
Working in partnership with the director, dean, and associate dean/s to develop and implement strategies to grow CMU-Africa’s brand and reputation on the continent. Managing relationships that are local, regional, national, and international in scope
Collaborating with our college and university’s development offices, to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for fundraising. This work will include planning, oversight, management, and performance measurement and solicitation strategies
Providing leadership to and managing all critical initiatives to ensure CMU-Africa is delivering on its goals and objectives
Directly supervising professional staff


8 or more years of progressive professional international experience in a related field required. At least 5 years’ experience at an academic or non-profit organization and a corresponding record of accomplishments in fundraising and operational management preferred
A strong global network with connections in Africa and across the global, who align with CMU-Africa’s strategic priorities. Work experience in Africa is strongly preferred.
Bachelor's degree required.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within CMU. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population of internal and external partners at a high standard of integrity. We are looking for someone who can contribute through their work/life experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

You should demonstrate:

Ability to drive and execute a high-level strategic plan and engage the organization behind it.
High degree of energy, creativity, flexibility, organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
Demonstrated ability to work in a partnership culture
Strong aptitude for verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship development
Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers both face to face and across time zones.

This position is based in Kigali, Rwanda. Occasional nights and weekend hours maybe required. Regular international travel required.

Are you interested in this opportunity? Please apply at https://cmu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2015477&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

More Information:

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of our employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

Expiring: Nov 02, 2020

Senior Program Officer - Nutrition , Ethiopia

Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve results for development, too.

About the organization:

Founded in 2008, Results for Development (R4D) has grown rapidly during its first decade, with a diverse set of programs in global health, education, and nutrition and funders that include bilateral donors, multi-lateral development institutions, and private foundations. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. The organization has offices in Washington, DC in the United States (140 staff), Ethiopia, Tanzania, and the UK. Outside of the U.S., we employ 21 staff in ten countries.

We have a unique and vibrant culture at R4D. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our work environment and help advance our mission. Diversity—of ideas, identities, perspectives and backgrounds—is vital to who we are and what we do. We seek people who embrace these values and will help reinforce them. Our work culture is collaborative, creative, and entrepreneurial. We operate based on trust and respect. Teams across the organization frequently collaborate on programmatic work and support each other in building a better R4D.


R4D’s Nutrition Practice works with global and country change agents to find solutions to complex challenges that impede progress towards achieving the global goals for nutrition. Our growing nutrition team works across a broad range of areas, including:

Promoting increasing global investments in nutrition through sustainable financing approaches.
Approaches to integrate essential nutrition services into health systems.
Data for nutrition approaches, including promoting the use of data for nutrition decision-making.
Support transformation of food systems through multisectoral approaches
Structured learning approaches, to generate, share and translate knowledge into actions.
Our ongoing program of work in Ethiopia supports key government bodies and development partners. This includes:

Collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health to develop capacity to track budget allocations and expenditures and to use this for improved planning, accountability and stakeholder coordination.
Support for the development of the Seqota Declaration expansion and scale up phase roadmap and investment plan which will inform the Food & Nutrition investment case.
Support to strengthen systems for the treatment of wasting into routine health systems. This includes assessing country needs to generate practical research and guidance on wasting treatment integration into health systems; and an assessment of market barriers that limit the availability and affordability of ready to use therapeutic foods, and scoping opportunities to address them.

To support this mission, R4D seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO) to join our rapidly growing Nutrition Practice to support the growing Ethiopia portfolio. This position is based in Addis Ababa and is unique opportunity to work closely with the R4D Ethiopia Country Director and provide leadership to R4D’s Nutrition practice in Ethiopia.


The SPO will serve as a critical member of project management teams, advising on overall project strategy and design, contributing technical expertise, managing project teams, and overseeing the implementation of activities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Lead activities in Ethiopia related to the integration of wasting into routine health systems by advising on project strategy, providing technical guidance and being responsible for the timely execution of work plans and completion of project deliverables
Build and manage relationships with partners in Ethiopia, internal and external experts consulted, and program managers involved in engagements
Support R4D Ethiopia Country Director in new business development
Provide thought leadership and technical expertise to the nutrition team and across the broader organization, including representing R4D in external settings and developing knowledge products

We are seeking an experienced professional with expertise in nutrition and/or health systems and strong project and partner management skills.

7+ years of relevant professional experience on issues related to health or nutrition or related fields
MD and/or Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant field preferred
Experience in nutrition programming through one or more WHO building blocks: Leadership & Governance, Financing, Supplies & Supply Chains, Human Resources, Information Systems, Service Delivery
Experience with wasting programs, or issues regarding Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods, is preferred but not required
Demonstrated ability to manage partner relationships and project workstreams including managing situations with potential for conflicts
Experience in capacity building/training, facilitation and stakeholder management
Experience in research, including desk research and stakeholder interviews
Proven capacity to synthesize technical content into effective presentations to high-level audiences
Ability to prioritize and manage work in a fast-paced environment across multiple projects and work streams with competing time/resource demands
High level of organization, attention to detail, professionalism, and reliability
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Enthusiastic about joining a diverse and inclusive work environment
Motivated to learn, grow, contribute and produce

Expiring: Nov 02, 2020

Technical Director , Ethiopia

Our client focuses on sustainable farming with small scale, subsistence farmers across East Africa, while investing in sustainable supply chains for global customers.
We are looking for a Technical Director, to be a member of the Executive Team, who will help the business strengthen its agricultural performance and drive the next generation of growth from 250 to 1,000 farmers over the next 3 years.

The role:
• Responsible to lead all agronomic operations and execution in Ethiopia
• Planning regenerative, multi-crop, year-round production with 250+ out-grower farms, while improving weekly harvest estimations and quarterly production forecasts
• Testing, evaluating and implementing new crops, cutting-edge smallholder technologies, and various engagement models
• Supporting field managers to motivate staff and drive improvements in smallholder yields and farm management
• Rapidly iterating and continuously improving our internal systems and processes
• Involved in all aspects of company leadership, strategy and management

The person:
• A background in commercial fresh-produce farming/growing
• Experience with regenerative or organic growing practices
• Experience leading teams in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment
• An analytical and entrepreneurial mindset
• Experience managing P&L, budgets, and production forecasting

Interested to join this innovative business and in being based in Ethiopia? We would like to hear from you.

Expiring: Nov 01, 2020

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