Project Manager Job at UNOPS

Job categories: Project Management
Vacancy code: VA/2018/B5308/14735
Level ICS-11
Department/office: AFR, ETOH, Ethiopia
Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract type: International ICA
Contract level: IICA-3
Duration: 12 Months
Application period: 15-Jan-2018 to 23-Jan-2018

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners’ needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Background Information – Job-specific

Established in 2009, UNOPS Ethiopia Office has been providing services to various partners, including the government of Ethiopia, UN agencies such as WHO, UNHCR and WFP, and other international organizations. In 2014, the UNOPS Executive Director decided to establish the UNOPS Ethiopia Operational Hub (ETOH), which manages and coordinates the UNOPS activities in Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti.

UNOPS ETOH activities range from tailor-made administration, operations, human resources and logistics support for implementation of development and humanitarian projects; infrastructure and procurement management services; and advisory services to partners to facilitate effective procurement, supply and financial management.

UNOPS’ Climate Adaptation Project in Sheballe Valley Ethiopia is a three-year project that supports the Government of Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan II. The project focuses on improving smallholder productivity and commercialization of crop and livestock value chain in partnership with the private sector. The goal is to promote inclusive growth and job creation in the Somali Region of Ethiopia by strengthening the capabilities of producers and private enterprises to effectively link farmers to domestic and international markets. The project will invest in improving productivity and facilitation of the development of a high value, drought-resistant crop and enhancing the capacity of the community in sustainable livelihoods.Under the leadership of the Head of Programme (HoP), the Project Manager will ensure effective delivery of the project through provision of high quality overall management of project cycle from designing, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, to documentation of project results and learning.  The position requires good leadership and management skills, experience in implementing an agricultural value chain, and the ability to work in a challenging and fragile environment. The incumbent will be based in Addis Ababa with frequent travels to Gode District in the Somali Region of Ethiopia.

Functional Responsibilities

The Project Manager will perform the following duties and responsibilities. The work will include tasks relating to the presence of the Operational Hub in all areas of responsibility.Summary of Key Functions:

  • Report to the Head of Programme on designing and implementing the project in accordance with UNOPS mandate and strategy;
  • Manage the overall implementation of the project, including project planning and budgeting, identifying and maintaining direct contacts with partners, monitoring and supporting partners in project implementation and overseeing financial management of the project;
  • Maintain a robust relationship with all stakeholders (public and private sector); attend high-level meetings/workshops/presentations to provide updates on project progress and challenges;
  • Assure quality control of project activities, including supporting field teams, reviewing work deliverables, and providing value-added feedback; and
  • Produce the Project Initiation Document (PID), and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners and stakeholders to ensure the project products are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the client.

The project would rely on the private sector and the local community for its successful delivery under firm deadlines. The PM must be able to apply, independently, the below duties and responsibilities of the project success criteria:
Stakeholder Management:

  • Establish a solid working relationship with the project board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), and key stakeholders;
  • Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions, and are in a position to accept hand over of products;
  • Advise stakeholders on issues that may impact the achievement of outputs and outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post-project requirements such as maintenance); and
  • Manage the information flows between the Project Board/Director and the project.

Delivery and Performance:

  • Develop and maintain project plans;
  • Establish accurate project delivery forecasts;
  • Implement approved project plans (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the Project Board;
  • Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life cycle;
  • Manage the production of the required products, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary;
  • Liaise with the private sector and relevant government authorities;
  • Authorize Work Packages;
  • Advise the Project Board of any deviations from the plan;
  • Identify and manage risks so that maximum benefit to stakeholders is achieved;
  • Manage and review product quality and ensure products are accepted;
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of staff;
  • Identify and report threats to UNOPS internal business case to Project Board;
  • Complete and submit exception reports when projects deviate from delivery forecasts;
  • Report foreseeable shortfalls in project delivery to the management team;
  • Actively mitigate foreseeable shortfalls in project delivery; and
  • Travel frequently to project site to monitor progress and update the senior management team.

Procedures:

  • Follow the Project Management Cycle Instructions and ensure that all organizational policy is complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions)
  • Prepare/adapt the following plans for approval by the Project Board:  I. Project Initiation Documentation; II. Stage/Exception Plans and relevant Product Descriptions
  • Prepare the following reports: Highlight Reports, End Stage Reports, Operational Closure Checklist, End Project Report, Handover Report
  • Maintain the following: i. Electronic Blue File; ii. Procurement, HR and Finance files as required by those practices;
  • Ensure that all expenditure comply with UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations (FRR);
  • Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time;
  • Understand and manage UNOPS overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project;
  • Understand the unique structures of the UN and budget appropriately for personnel; and
  • Manage and remain accountable for expenditures against the budget (based on accurate financial reports).

Knowledge Management:

  • Actively interact with other PMs to share case studies, lessons learned and best practices;
  • Ensure an efficient project hand-over to the succeeding Project Manager, when the Project Manager moves to the next project;
  • Complete lessons learned as per reporting format; and
  • Incorporate lessons learned from others as per planning format.

Personnel Management:

  • Lead and motivate the project team;
  • Ensure that behavioral expectations of team members are established;
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted;
  • Have a thorough understanding of UNOPS personnel contract modalities (including ICA and Staff);
  • Select, recruit and train team as required by project plans;
  • Ensure safety and security for all personnel and comply with UNDSS standards; and
  • Enable subsequent project managers, and the project management teams, to effectively operate the relevant projects in keeping with UNOPS best practices.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Ensure that the project produces the products within the specified tolerance of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits; and
  • Produce outputs as defined in the Business Case, and contribute to the overall business targets and needs.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Political/Security/Development Studies, or other relevant discipline.
  • University Degree (bachelor’s degree/first level) with a combination of 10 years of relevant professional experience in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Political/Security/Development Studies, or other relevant discipline, may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.
  • A relevant combination of academic credentials and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university education.

Work Experience:

  • Ten years (or more based on academic credentials) of progressive experience in project development and management, with focus on monitoring, reporting, development and coordination in either public or private sector organizations.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (writing, reading, speaking) is required. Knowledge of a second UN working language is desirable.

Certifications:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner is an asset (successful candidate who may not have the certificate will be required to do the certification within 6 month of employment)
  • Complete the UNOPS Project Management Foundation course (within six months after employment)

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Functional competencies

  • Look for ways to embed UNOPS sustainability principles in day-to-day project management;
  • Seek opportunities to champion gender equality at work place;
  • Understand and Respect National ownership and capacity;
    • Understand the principles of the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness and mainstream them into the project plans
    • Seek opportunities to recruit qualified local staff
    • Look for ways to build capacity of local counterparts
  • Understand the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and UNOPS, the project’s place in the UN system.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International ICA
Contract level: IICA-3
Contract duration: One year with possibility of extension ( Subject to satisfactory performance and funds availability)For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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Main Purpose
Controlling the daily cash/check management, supporting the project accounting staff, overseeing and preparing the projects books in accordance with the Finance Manager’s instructions and MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to provide accurate, reliable and updated financial information |
Accountabilities
•       Controlling the daily cash and check management and ensuring that all receipts and documentation meet MSF requirements (procedures, deadlines, information, signatures …). Tracking bills/vouchers, invoices and other running costs and analyzing the related information (costs, service contracts …) in order to give reliable and updated information.

•       Controllingcash advances and cashbook movements for each petty cash box, recording all IN and Out transactions, ensuring that cashbox balances always reflect the actual amount of money kept in the cashboxes and investigating any discrepancy. Ensuring strict compliance with cash control procedures for each cashbox / currency (daily cash control, weekly cash inventory and reconciliations)

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MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities
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Ethiopia: Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Pooled Fund Manager (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 23 Jan 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Jijiga, Ethiopia. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office (HoO), OCHA Ethiopia, the incumbent reports to the Head of Humanitarian Financing Unit.

Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Pooled Fund Manager, will be responsible for the following duties:

I. Fund Management and Coordination:

  • Under the supervision of the HoO, support and advise the HC on the overall management of the CHF vis-à-vis the humanitarian context (i.e. priorities and critical needs).
  • Ensure the overall administration of the Fund and liaise as necessary with relevant OCHA HQ sections (i.e. OCHA Coordination and Response Division (CRD), OCHA Funding Coordination Section (FCS), OCHA Administrative Services Branch (ASB) or Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF).
  • Support and implement standardized policy in line with HQ guidance and decisions.
  • Manage and supervise Fund-related support staff.
  • Manage fund allocation processes ensuring necessary coordination with relevant counterparts in line with the Terms of Reference and/or allocation guidelines (i.e. Review and/or Advisory Boards, cluster or sector leads, humanitarian organizations, and OCHA).
  • Liaise with NGOs, UN partners as well as clusters and OCHA field offices to follow-up on project progress and overall Fund progress.
  • Conduct periodic field visits to promote the knowledge and support the appropriate use of the Fund in line with its Terms of Reference, field visits should focus on key actors (i.e. OCHA field colleagues, recipient organizations, local governments, communities).
  • Ensure proper communication and support during the allocation process to all stakeholders.
  • Liaise with and provide necessary support to recipient organizations of the Fund throughout the life-cycle of the projects, promoting coherence between humanitarian needs and response.
  • Advise the HC, recipient organizations and stakeholders on measures to mitigate foreseeable operational risks.
  • Ensure recipient organizations compliance with financial rules applicable to the Fund.
  • Ensure coordination and information exchange with humanitarian donors aiming to promote coordinated and complementary use of funds.

II. Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation:

  • Ensure compliance with monitoring and reporting requirements in place for the Fund.
  • Systematically provide information on project status to the HoO and the HC, donors and relevant governing bodies of the Fund.
  • Ensure timely overall project reporting, including acting as the lead for the pooled fund annual report exercise.
  • Assist in the preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies in consultation with relevant HQ sections (FCS, EGS).

III. Analysis, communications and public information:

  • Research, analyze and present humanitarian financing information, in particular funding trends and requirements, gathered from diverse sources.
  • Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of humanitarian issues and funding trends at the country level, ensuring proper coordination with FCS.
  • In collaboration with other OCHA units and field offices, as well as with support from relevant OCHA HQ sections, document and disseminate results, best practices and results of the Fund across internal and broader audiences through information and communication products/pieces (i.e. bulletins, feature stories, photographs/videos, websites, etc.).
  • Liaise with OCHA field offices and recipient organizations in order to disseminate full information on Fund activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the OCHA Head of Office.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Sound knowledge of and exposure to a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues. Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance. Strong analytical capacity, in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian and protection dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Good knowledge of the UN common system and humanitarian NGOs. Ability to identify issues and to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Strong research skills, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights and protection situation in assigned country/area. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). Ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Excellent drafting skills and strong computer literacy (MS Word and Excel). Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, project management, budget management, or related area is required. Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is desirable. Experience in project administration, monitoring and evaluation is desirable. Experience in the design of policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance is desirable. Experience with the UN common system is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal, as well as, external candidates. The duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 31/12/2018, with the possibility of extension (subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of funds), and the selected candidate is expected to be deployed as soon as possible.

  • A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

  • Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

  • The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

  • Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

  • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

  • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.

  • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

  • Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Ethiopia: Senior Advisor (m/f) Horn of Africa, Special Assignments Programme

Organization: Berghof Foundation
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Role of Senior Advisor:

The Senior Adviser will act as a focal point for the Berghof Foundation in the Horn of Africa region and work together with the Special Assignment’s team in Berlin to support the implementation of the four projects’ important dialogue processes in the region.

Rationale for the Senior Advisor:

The four projects spanning Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and a regional Horn of Africa initiative are implemented by the Berghof Foundation’s Special Assignments Programme, which works in close cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office and various departments of the African Union (AU) including: the AU Mediation Support Unit, the AU Peace and Security Department, the AU High-Implementation Panel as well as IGAD.

Key responsibilities:

In coordination with the Berghof Foundation staff, the Senior Advisor will be expected to:

  • Represent the Berghof Foundation as its focal point in the region;
  • Liaise with respective partners, regional stakeholders, representatives of the diplomatic community as well as the AU and relevant regional organisations, in particular IGAD;
  • Produce timely analysis of political developments and mapping conflict stakeholders;
  • Support the planning and implementation of events taking place in the region;
  • Act as a leading facilitator in Berghof led consultations and mediation.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and cover letter as well as diplomas, certificates and references (letters or contact information) until 31 January 2018 through our online application system:

http://www.berghof-foundation.org/nc/de/ueber-uns/jobs/

Ethiopia: Amharic Interpreters

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Role description

The ICRC is looking for Amharic / Tigrinya Interpreters.

Main responsibilities:

  • Oral interpretation: from Amharic to English and vice versa during confidential interviews with people deprived of liberty, ICRC institutional dissemination, ICRC dialogue with authorities, activities to establish the family links which includes delivering Red Cross messages, family tracing and visits to families of detainees
  • Written translation: translation of Amharic (newspaper articles, correspondence, etc.) into written English
  • Analysis and reporting: analysis of conditions of detention, security and other matters relating to the ICRC's mandate

Desired profile and skills:

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Open-minded and adaptable
  • Ideal age: 25 to 45 years old
  • University education/degree in interpretation or translation is an advantage
  • 2 years of professional experience as interpreter or translator is an advantage
  • Very good command of English and of Amharic

Our operational and field constraints:

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each) or total of 24 months

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Generous social benefits
  • Length of assignment: 12 months
  • The opportunity to join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere

How to apply:

Please apply directly on our job portal, create your profile and submit your application at the following link: http://bit.ly/2FGXHvV

Ethiopia: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL, CERTIFICATION OF TECHNICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS

Organization: DAI Global
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 15 Feb 2018

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL, CERTIFICATION OF TECHNICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS

Intervention Code: FIN 25

Sector: SME Finance

Fund used: WEDP Extension

Responsible Person: SMEF Intervention Manager

Date of RFP: December, 2017

Application Deadline: 15 February 2018

1. BACKGROUND

Background to the assignment

There are 35 MFIs operating in Ethiopia, serving over 15 million clients. Due to their focus on clients at the Base of the Pyramid and the financially excluded, the MFIs have the potential to make significant contributions towards the national economic growth and financial inclusion. However, various assessments indicate the MFIs face major capacity gaps, in areas of governance, deposit mobilization, product innovation, IT/MIS, amongst others. There are several NGO/Donor funded projects, supporting MFIs to meet their capacity building needs, but, it is not enough nor sustainable.It is rare for the MFIs to seek and procure Technical Service Providers (TSPs) to address their capacity needs, mainly due to limited availability and access to quality and affordable technical assistance services. There are few TSPs, but they do not have standardized training materials and lack the skills required to deliver effective technical assistance.

The Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) is the national network in charge of the development of the microfinance sector, but lacks capacity to address such gaps. In addition, there is also a lack of quality standard for technical service and related TSPs certification programme in the country.

Therefore, this intervention is led by AEMFI with support from Enterprise Partners (EP) to create pool of certified local TSPs to offer quality and affordable technical assistances to MFIs. AEMFI in partnership with an internationally recognized certifying organization will operate the programme to create the pool of technical service providers and maintain the training curriculum. Certification program targeted individual consultants & those aspiring to be a consultant/trainer of MFIs, and MFI practitioners who have interest & potential to engage in technical services provision business for the microfinance industry.

Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions

AEMFI is a non-profit membership organization registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Federal Government of Ethiopia (1999). Its objectives are to serve as a platform for knowledge and information sharing, represent the Ethiopian microfinance institutions in national and international platforms and build the capacity of its members. Regionally, AEMFI is the one of the strongest of the country level networks in Africa. AEMFI has established training and research centre, Ethiopian Inclusive Finance Training and Research Institute (EIFTRI) to fill the capacity gaps of MFIs focusing on trainings and research works that would help microfinance industry to grow and spread inclusive finance. For more information visit: http://www.aemfi-ethiopia.org/

Enterprise Partners

EP is a 7-year (2013-2020) wealth creation programme funded by DFID with the aim to support the private sector and Ethiopia’s economic growth which is inclusive of women and the environment. By applying the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach for sustainable results, it aims to facilitate market development in order to spur innovation and investment that creates jobs and increases incomes for the poor. It does so with a combination of technical assistance and market facilitation in resolving market failures. EP is being implemented in a consortium led by DAI Europe, and includes First Consult, Enclude and ITAD. For more information visit http:// www.enterprisepartners.org /.

2. PURPOSE

The purpose of this assignment is to create a pool of qualified TSPs capable of providing high quality and affordable technical assistance to MFIs in Ethiopia.This is to be achieved through partnership with AEMFI and, through the development of a certification programme for TSPs in specific thematic areas such as risk management, deposit mobilization, product development, etc. The programme should be designed to ensure it can be sustained by AEMFI or a local reputable institution(s).

To ensure sustainability, the programme must consider and develop a strong business case and value proposition for AEMFI, the certifying organization and the TSPs.

3. DELIVERABLES

The main deliverables of the assignment are listed below, but may not be limited to:

3.1 Produce standardized high quality training materials/packages for five top training areas below:

  • Product development
  • Customer service and relationship management
  • Business planning and strategy formulation
  • Risk management
  • Deposit mobilization

3.2 Develop TSP certification scheme in-line with international best practice to be co-branded in partnership with AEMFI.

  • Detailed course contents and supporting tools /materials such as guiding manual, handouts, overheads, schedule, delivery modality and others, on the selected five priority areas.
  • Pre & post course tests, course evaluation tool, and monitoring mechanisms.

3.3 Screen, select, train, mentor and certify TSPs

  • Screen, grade and select TSPs who best fit for the certification scheme in particular areas of expertise
  • Train and mentor TSPs on packaged products (five priority areas) and packaging of new products (standard procedures, techniques, tools & others), and general TOT skills.
  • Equip TSPs with value proposition development and selling skills in order to build their own market.
  • Certify TSPs up on successful completion of capacity building program in-line with the pre-defined accredited certification criteria.

3.4 Develop AEMFI’s capacity to carry out future TSPs certification programs by building on going partnership with the international certifying organization.

  • Co-branding of certification
  • Packaging of training materials
  • Updating training modules
  • Branding and marketing of TSPs certification scheme
  • Screening, grading and selection of potential TSPs
  • Validating capacity of certified TSPs and refreshing the skill sets of certified TSPs
  • TSPs certification scheme implementation and management framework

3.5 Develop a model for ongoing quality assurance for the co-branded TSPs certification scheme

4. INVITATION TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL

AEMFI and EP invite qualified international certifying organizations to submit a proposal for a co-branded programme to certify TSPs that are capable of providing technical services to MFIs. Interested certifying organizations who have standard, internationally recognized certification scheme shall provide financial and technical proposals demonstrating their capacity and approach to perform the assignment, accompanied with clear supporting documents, including:

  • Organizational structure and ownership
  • Experience in similar tasks: In-depth knowledge of MFIs capacity development & management of related tasks, and accredited certification scheme for MFI technical service providers
  • Description of similar assignments undertaken, preferably in developing countries
  • Good knowledge of the financial sector in Ethiopia or experience in other African countries will be an asset
  • Number, qualification and experiences of key consultants available for the assignment
  • Methodology to be deployed to accomplish the assignment
  • Knowledge and content of certification courses per identified training areas
  • Strategy to improve the capacity of AEMFI to ensure continuity of co-branded TSPs certification program
  • Timeline required to certify 20 potential TSPs (as 1st batch)
  • Financial proposal with detailed breakdown
  • Renewed and appropriate license, etc.

Interested organization should submit their proposal to the address stated below. The proposal should be clearly marked “**Proposal for The Certification of Technical Service Providers for Microfinance Institutions – FIN 25**”, and be submitted no later than February 15, 2018 (before 5:00PM EAT). International TSPs certifying organizations have options to collaborate with the locals to better understand local contexts or to bid alone. Any proposal emailed after 5pm EAT, February 15, 2018 will not be considered.

Any questions concerning this Request for Proposal (RFP) should be submitted in writing not later than 10 days prior to the closing date shown above to the address stated here below (#6).

5. WORKING ARRANGEMENT

The selected organisation will work closely with and report to AEMFI. All the deliverables of the assignment shall be reviewed and approved jointly by AEMFI and EP.

EP will support AEMFI in recruiting qualified organization to deliver the assignment and undertake activities to ensure the programme meets its objectives.

How to apply:

E-MAIL ADDRESS

Please submit your proposal or any any queries you may have at:

Email: proposal@enterprisepartners.org

Ethiopia: Coordinateur Pays – Ethiopie

Organization: Inter Aide
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 17 Feb 2018

CONTEXTE

Inter Aide intervient en Ethiopie depuis 1988 dans la conception et la mise en place de projets de développement en milieu rural dans 3 domaines :

· l'accès à l’eau, hygiène & assainissement et d'appui au développement des services publics de l'eau (8 programmes)

· l'appui aux agricultures familiales (3 programmes)

· la santé: 1 programme de contrôle de la tuberculose et 1 programme de santé reproductive

Dans ce cadre, Inter Aide recherche un(e) coordinateur pays. Il/elle sera chargé(e) des relations avec les partenaires privés et institutionnels, de la communication avec le siège, de la coordination administrative, financière et logistique, de fournir un appui opérationnel aux responsables de programmes, et de contribuer au renforcement d'un partenaire local.

MISSION

Seul(e) expatrié(e) en capitale, le/la Coordinateur pays travaille en collaboration étroite avec les Responsables de Secteur et les Responsables administratifs et financiers basés en France et les Responsables de Programme présents sur le terrain. A travers des missions régulières sur le terrain, il/elle a pour principales fonctions :

La coordination administrative et financière :

  • Assurer le fonctionnement du bureau d’Addis Abeba, encadrer l'assistante administrative, gérer la trésorerie du bureau ;
  • Superviser le suivi des procédures administratives (audit, remise des documents à temps aux autorités concernées, renouvellement des licences…) ;
  • Auditer et valider les comptabilités et les transférer au siège, consolider et valider les demandes mensuelles d’envoi de fonds du siège, assurer les transferts bancaires vers les projets ;
  • Contrôler la concordance des tendances budgétaires et du planning financier selon les activités prévus et effectuer des ajustements le cas échéants ;
  • Organiser l’audit financier annuel et veiller à l'application de la réglementation éthiopienne.

L’appui logistique aux programmes :

  • Encadrer le logisticien pour la préparation et le suivi de commandes diverses en Ethiopie et pour l'importation des tuyaux et des véhicules ;
  • Assurer un suivi régulier du fonctionnement du garage à Soddo, des commandes de pièces détachées, surveiller l'état du parc de véhicules, faciliter la liaison et le suivi avec des garages privés à Soddo et Addis Abeba.

Les relations avec les autorités de tutelle fédérales et régionales :

  • Assurer la préparation, le suivi et la finalisation des agréments de projets avec les autorités locales ;
  • Veiller au maintien d'échanges réguliers avec les représentants des Ministères, essentiellement au niveau de la Région à Awassa ;
  • Etre au courant des orientations politiques et s’assurer de la concordance des actions avec la politique et les lignes de conduites éthiopiennes.

La coordination, communication régulière et appui opérationnel aux Responsables de Programmes :

  • Fournir un appui formatif des Responsables de Programme dans la mise en place des orientations définies lors des visites des Responsables du Siège ;
  • S’assurer de l’adéquation des résultats avec les objectifs fixés et les ressources allouées ;
  • Faciliter la collecte d'indicateurs et une pré-analyse des données et contribuer à l’évaluation des résultats et de l’impact des projets ;
  • Assurer un suivi des projets lors de phases spécifiques (enquêtes, changements méthodologiques, stagiaires, début ou fin de cycle, évaluation externe…) ;
  • Développer des mécanismes d’échanges formels et informels entre les programmes ;
  • Organisation de réunions annuelles (chaque année, une réunion rassemblant le Coordinateur Pays et les Responsables de Programmes est organisée. Il s’agit du corps décisionnel concernant les règles et politiques internes (grille salariale, utilisation des véhicules, règlement internes, mécanismes de contrôle…)).

Les relations avec les partenaires financiers et opérationnels :

  • Représenter l’organisation auprès des partenaires financiers et opérationnels, et maintenir des échanges réguliers (Agence Française de Développement, Délégation de l’Union Européenne, Ilri, Centres de Recherche, Ambassade de France…) ;
  • Participer à la préparation des rapports d’activités pour les financeurs en suivant les échéances prévues ;
  • Explorer de nouvelles sources de financements ;
  • Participer aux réunions et rencontres des autres acteurs opérant dans des domaines ou des zones similaires en Ethiopie.

Le renforcement de l'organisation éthiopienne RCBDIA :

  • Aider RCBDIA, et particulièrement la direction, à représenter l'organisation et améliorer sa visibilité, au montage des projets, la rédaction de propositions de financements et la recherche de fonds ;
  • Apporter un soutien à la gestion (outils, mise en place de procédures, comptabilité) et à la programmation de leurs activités ;
  • Assurer un suivi des actions réalisées en partenariat, appuyer la collecte et l'analyse des données et la réalisation des rapports d'activités et financiers.

PROFIL

  • Diplôme universitaire

  • Expérience en gestion administrative, logistique et financière, mise en place de procédures, contrôle et audit dans des contextes similaires

  • Expérience en gestion de projet

  • Expérience d’expatriation longue en PED souhaitée

  • Dynamisme, rigueur et sens de l’organisation

  • Capacité à communiquer dans un environnement multiculturel

  • Grande autonomie et capacité à travailler avec un minimum de supervision

  • Capacité d’écoute et sens de la diplomatie

  • Mobilité (déplacements réguliers dans les zones d’intervention)

  • Anglais courant indispensable

STATUT

  • Statut salarié en Contrat à Durée Indéterminée

  • SMIC versé en France + 13e mois + allocation terrain

  • Couverture sociale complète + assurance rapatriement + retour annuel en France

  • Possibilité de départ en couple (avec enfants)

How to apply:

Poste à pourvoir au 15 mars 2018

Merci d’envoyer CV + LM sous réf. COORDO/AA

à interaide@interaide.org

Ethiopia: Technical advisor – Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness

Organization: Netherlands Red Cross
Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Netherlands, Uganda
Closing date: 01 Feb 2018

We help to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and money. Together we act before, during and after disasters to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.

We do this without regards to nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, class or political opinion. Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

The International Assistance division is responsible for all Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) international support for victims of disasters and conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards.

The International Assistance division has opened a vacancy for a:

Technical advisor – Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness

(Financed for duration of project)

32 h p/w

Position in the organization:

As Technical advisor you are part of the advisory unit of the NLRC. Your position is in one of the selected partner countries (Uganda, Ethiopia or Kenya) or in The Hague. You report to the respective programme manager and the unit lead of the advisory unit. You will work with 510.global (510), the Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCCC), the British Red Cross (BRC), the NLRC programme manager, PME officer, and field delegates, and the National Societies of the partner countries.

Purpose of the position:

The Technical advisor supports a 5-year multi-stakeholder programme (8 international partners) with an innovative approach. Activities address the institutional capacity of disaster preparedness, focusing on climate change and refugees. The three main approaches include: Forecast based Financing, Cash transfer programming in preparedness, and data preparedness. The programme will be implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

In close collaboration with the RCRC Climate Centre, IFRC, NLRC 510 team and other technical partners, the technical advisor will ensure synergies between the technical advice provided by 510, RCCC, BRC and Kenyan Red Cross Society (KRCS) and identify additional needs in Response Preparedness required to reach the programme objectives. In addition you function as liaison with other partners of the programme and possibly other relevant stakeholders (within and outside the Movement).

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Ensure a coherent approach and sharing of experiences amongst programme partners. This includes the exchange of knowledge and expertise between the different countries.
  • Ensure close linkages between the various components of the projects (Forecast based Financing, Data Preparedness, cash in preparedness and core response preparedness activities) and between countries to ensure that all synergies are identified and implemented at the earliest stage.
  • Identify key needs in response preparedness of the three National Societies. In case gaps in capacity or knowledge of key concepts and approaches are identified, the advisor seeks solutions to address these, in coordination with the programme partners and possibly other Movement partners.
  • Guarantee a link with the IFRC strategies and tools, so that the programme makes use of existing tools while at the same time contributes (with lessons and experiences gained in the programme) to strategy and tool development within IFRC/the Movement.
  • Stay connected to global developments and initiatives on response preparedness and ensure embedding these in the projects where relevant.
  • Promote programme ownership and commitment of senior management of the respective National Societies
  • Build the capacity of the project manager, as much as possible, to develop in country capacities as well as capacities among NLRC staff.
  • Ensure close communication and cooperation between partners of the project (National Societies, RCCC, IFRC, NLRC, 510).
  • Work with the project manager in country to ensure that this project is implemented in synergies with other similar and relevant project implemented by the National Society over the same period of time.
  • Work in close collaboration with the NLRC PMEL advisor to facilitate exchange and learning between National Societies, stimulate peer-to-peer-learning across the National Societies and capture learnings of the programme to be shared within and outside the Movement’.
  • Support the National Societies in mainstreaming the cross cutting issues as described in the proposal.
  • Support, when needed, the NLRC programme manager in planning and reporting.
  • Deliver inputs to planning and reporting of the activities to ensure quality and sustainability, as requested by the NLRC programme manager.
  • Will remain aware of funding opportunities and provide technical input for new projects in the area of response preparedness, Cash Transfer Programming, or Forecast-based Financing.
  • Liaise closely with the NLRC Technical Advisor Response Preparedness to align programmes and activities.**Skills and experience**

  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in an international organization in the field of Disaster Management.

  • Extensive field experience in disaster management, both at institutional and community levels (in emergency response, response preparedness and community preparedness).

  • Experience in working in (one of) the programme countries is an added value

  • Advanced technical knowledge of Emergency Response, Response Preparedness, Cash Transfer Programming, and Forecast-based Financing (approaches, strategies and implementation).

  • Experience in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in this or a related field is an asset.

  • Demonstrable skills in institutional capacity building and coordinating with stakeholders and networking in Response Preparedness.

  • Ability to monitor project objectives both qualitatively and quantitatively.

  • Knowledge of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation methodologies and tools, such as Theory of Change, case studies, facilitation of focus group discussions and Logical Framework.

  • Excellent command of the English language; command of Dutch and French is an asset.

Competencies

  • Organisational sensitivity, cooperation, providing feed-back, planning, supportive, analysing and forming opinions, result oriented, adaptability, intercultural (communication) skills.

We offer

  • An appointment for 32 hours a week for one year, with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding.
  • A flexible and human centred working environment in an international environment with a variety of international organizations.

  • Well balanced employment conditions with space for initiative and development.

Remuneration: the salary scale level is set at 11 as mentioned in the CAO, depending on education level and experience. (€3144,13 – €4159,49 per month on the basis of full time employment).

How to apply:

Please send a letter of motivation in English before 1 February with reference to Rob Vugs by using the following link https://werkenbij.rodekruis.nl/nl/Vacature/Solliciteren/92055

The interviews will be conducted in week 6 and week 7 of 2018.

For more information about the position contact Suzanne van der Velden, svandervelden@redcross.nl.

Please note that an assessment is part of the selection process.

For more information of the work of the Netherlands Red Cross please go to www.rodekruis.nl and www.rodekruis.tv. NLRC on Facebook: Facebook.com/rodekruis and Twitter: Twitter.com/rodekruis

Ethiopia: Education Specialist – Ethiopia

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

The Norwegian Refugee Council in Ethiopia is looking for an Education Specialist to provide the technical development of the NRC Education Program in Ethiopia, as well as providing strategic direction and quality assurance. The position is based in Shire, but will require significant travel in order to provide technical oversight of all education activities across the country.

Job Description

• Develop the Education Core Competence (CC) Strategy, technical guidance and Macro Logframe;
• Provide technical oversight of the Education Program in Ethiopia
• Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposals, budgets and donor reports;
• Identify trends, technical standards and donor priorities;
• Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within the Education programme, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation;
• Provide technical direction and project implementation support;
• Ensure that key learnings are extracted from implementation of education projects, and incorporate them in the programme design and staff development processes;
• Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff;
• Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors;
• Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Qualifications

• First level university degree in Education/Qualified teacher with a minimum of a Certificate in Education from a recognised institution, and a minimum of three years’ teaching experience, including in minimally resourced education systems. Experience teaching large classes and developing own teaching and learning materials is an advantage.
• At least five years of relevant field experience in international project management, with technical expertise in a humanitarian/recovery context; including experience of proposal development and report writing.
• Strong co-ordination competence, with the ability to establish and supervise technical lines, promote communication and knowledge sharing, manage multiple work streams, and ensure quality.
• Ability to use child-centred, process-oriented teaching and learning methodologies, positive discipline, inclusive classroom management and curriculum strategies (including gender and children with disabilities or special educational needs), formative and summative assessment, and lesson planning and schemes of work, along with understanding of ‘traditional’ modes of delivery.
• Solid understanding of adult learning methodologies, with experience in delivering a range of teacher development activities.
• Ability to assess institutional and professional capacity, design capacity development strategies through participatory mechanisms, and deliver organisational and staff development through a variety of means, including formal and informal training, mentoring, coaching and workshop facilitation.
• Ability to rapidly understand the policy, strategic and institutional environment and to provide contextually appropriate and achievable technical advice.
• Understanding and experience of programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting, with the ability to design effective M&E tools and train implementation staff in their use, and to use evidence to inform programme design and management
• Knowledge of the context in Ethiopia is an advantage

Personal Qualities

• Sound interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with in particular the ability to write concise, accurate reports in easily-understood language.
• Commitment to participatory and inclusive methods of working, and cultural sensitivity.
• Ability to handle insecure environments and work in remote locations.
• Strategic thinking and analytical
• Ability to influence, empower and build trust

We Offer

• Duty Station: Shire, with 50% travel to Addis and other field locations
• Contract Period: 12 months with possibility of extension
• Salary/Benefits: In accordance with NRC's policy
• NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our website: www.nrc.no/vacancies

Ethiopia: Local Evaluation Sector Specialist, Evaluation of the GAC Humanitarian Assistance Program, Ethiopia

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 31 Mar 2018

Local Evaluation Sector Specialist, Evaluation of the GAC Humanitarian Assistance Program, Ethiopia

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

The International Assistance Evaluation Division (PRA) of GAC is undertaking an evaluation of DFATD’s humanitarian assistance program to fulfill the accountability requirements set out in the Financial Administration Act and the Treasury Board Policy on Results; and to provide information to improve the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and connectedness of the Humanitarian Assistance Program. Consequently, PRA is undertaking this evaluation for accountability and learning purposes to:

  • Improve the relevance and quality of future programming in humanitarian assistance;
  • Document results and lessons from past policy dialogue and programming delivery; and
  • Account for humanitarian aid expenditures to Parliament, Canadians and partners.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Local Evaluation Sector Specialist to develop evaluation tools and analysis for the GAC Humanitarian Assistance Program.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates who have Ethiopian citizenship will be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in fieldwork.
  • Conduct interviews with relevant personnel.
  • Produce analytical reports in areas of specialty.
  • Produce recommendations for appropriate action, based on analytical findings.
  • Support the Evaluation Team Leader.
  • Provide specialized advice on key issues of the evaluation.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in relevant subject area, such as humanitarian assistance and gender equality in humanitarian action.
  • Five years’ (60 months) of evaluation work experience in one and/or more of the following sectors: humanitarian assistance and gender equality in humanitarian action. Experience must be ongoing or not earlier than 2008. Ongoing evaluation assignments must be at least 70% completed in terms of LOE.
  • Experience and knowledge of the principles of humanitarian assistance, gender in humanitarian action, working in fragile and conflict affected states, development assistance, and good practice of humanitarian donorship.
  • Expertise in the areas of fragile states and development assistance.
  • Experience as team members on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience in conducting evaluations in complex humanitarian emergencies.
  • Fluency in English; and fluency in oral and written French is preferred; ability and willingness to travel.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=1877