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Opportunity

Qualified Females are highly encouraged to apply 

ActionAid Ethiopia (AAE) is a Gender equality and poverty eradication organization. In Ethiopia, ActionAid works to challenge gender inequalities and the root causes of poverty through empowering critical mass of communities especially Women and Girls living in poverty.

ActionAid Ethiopia believes that Gender equality and poverty eradication are achieved through purposeful individual and collective action to bring socio-economic changes from household level to local, national and international levels. Empowerment of people living in poverty and women leadership with the support of their allies is crucial to drive change that will ensure equality and poverty eradication.

ActionAid Ethiopia is currently looking for a vibrant, energetic, ambitious, knowledgeable, experienced, highly capable and motivated professional and leader for its Programme department. 

Post one:      Head of Programme

Reports to:  Country Director

Duty base:   Addis Ababa, with frequent in country travel

Job Summary:

The Head of programme is a member of the Senior Management team and  provides Organizational Leadership for the Country programme, (contributing to strategic direction, risk management, performance management across the programme department). Strategic Leadership of Programmes department including, team management and risk management.; Provides strategic leadership to overall program development and implementation including strategy, program/ project design, setting direction and agreeing standards; external policy engagement, partnership development and management, Programme quality and Learning, and capacity building.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible to provide strategic leadership, coordination and management to the Programme Development, Implementation and programme Quality.
  • The position holder will specifically be responsible to play lead role in producing and instituting AAE’s programme development and partnership directions, strategies and policies.
  • Lead AAE’s national level programme, research and knowledge generation works in the area of Women Development, Sustainable livelihood , Partnership and Capacity Building; link national level programme works with ActionAid international initiatives; and ensure programme linkage with AAE’s grassroots work.
  • Lead technical team to provide diversified support to grass root development areas (DAs) including in the development of concept notes and project proposals for fundraising, lead the programme review, evaluations and impact assessment processes.
  • Lead the programme quality and focusing initiatives, coordinate and lead the national level planning, budgeting and reporting programme communication and documentation and shared learning processes.
  • Play lead role in the development of Country strategy and country level review processes.
  • As Senior Management Team (SMT) member S/he is expected to take part in the deliberation and decision making of major organizational matters.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Masters Degree in Development Studies or related field; a minimum of Ten years experience with at least 3 years at senior leadership level; strategic programming and partnership development and processes; solid knowledge of the country’s national frameworks and strategies; proven ability to lead multiple technical teams; good experience in research; strong interpersonal, team work and proven people management skills; excellent analytical and conceptual thinking; solid understanding of organizational programme approach and strategies.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants can apply online through email to [email protected]

“ActionAid will be conducting safeguarding reference checks on the successful candidate”

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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  • Job City Addis Ababa
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ActionAid is an international non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to work against poverty and injustice worldwide. ActionAid was founded in 1972 by Cecil Jackson-Cole as a child sponsorship charity (originally called Action in Distress) when 88 UK supporters sponsored 88 children in India and Kenya, the primary focus being on providing children with an education. Today its head office is located in South Africa with hubs in Asia, The Americas and Europe. The charity has received negative attention for its fundraising practices.

ActionAid made India's first bollywood film on AIDS titled 'Ek Alag Mausam'. It is a love story about a couple and the denial of basic rights to HIV positive people. It is based on a script by playwright Mahesh Dattani. Jeroninio Almeida, the fund-raising director of ActionAid asserted that a serious subject can be dealt with in an entertaining way, without trivializing the issue. ActionAid spent Rs 50 lakh for the making of the movie. ActionAid also supported Shyam Benegal's 'Samar', starring Rajit Kapoor and Rajeshwari Sachdev. It is based on the book Unheard Voices: Stories of Forgotten Lives, written by Harsh Mander. The film raises issues about Dalits

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0 USD Addis Ababa CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week ActionAid International

Opportunity

Qualified Females are highly encouraged to apply 

ActionAid Ethiopia (AAE) is a Gender equality and poverty eradication organization. In Ethiopia, ActionAid works to challenge gender inequalities and the root causes of poverty through empowering critical mass of communities especially Women and Girls living in poverty.

ActionAid Ethiopia believes that Gender equality and poverty eradication are achieved through purposeful individual and collective action to bring socio-economic changes from household level to local, national and international levels. Empowerment of people living in poverty and women leadership with the support of their allies is crucial to drive change that will ensure equality and poverty eradication.

ActionAid Ethiopia is currently looking for a vibrant, energetic, ambitious, knowledgeable, experienced, highly capable and motivated professional and leader for its Programme department. 

Post one:      Head of Programme

Reports to:  Country Director

Duty base:   Addis Ababa, with frequent in country travel

Job Summary:

The Head of programme is a member of the Senior Management team and  provides Organizational Leadership for the Country programme, (contributing to strategic direction, risk management, performance management across the programme department). Strategic Leadership of Programmes department including, team management and risk management.; Provides strategic leadership to overall program development and implementation including strategy, program/ project design, setting direction and agreeing standards; external policy engagement, partnership development and management, Programme quality and Learning, and capacity building.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible to provide strategic leadership, coordination and management to the Programme Development, Implementation and programme Quality.
  • The position holder will specifically be responsible to play lead role in producing and instituting AAE’s programme development and partnership directions, strategies and policies.
  • Lead AAE’s national level programme, research and knowledge generation works in the area of Women Development, Sustainable livelihood , Partnership and Capacity Building; link national level programme works with ActionAid international initiatives; and ensure programme linkage with AAE’s grassroots work.
  • Lead technical team to provide diversified support to grass root development areas (DAs) including in the development of concept notes and project proposals for fundraising, lead the programme review, evaluations and impact assessment processes.
  • Lead the programme quality and focusing initiatives, coordinate and lead the national level planning, budgeting and reporting programme communication and documentation and shared learning processes.
  • Play lead role in the development of Country strategy and country level review processes.
  • As Senior Management Team (SMT) member S/he is expected to take part in the deliberation and decision making of major organizational matters.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Masters Degree in Development Studies or related field; a minimum of Ten years experience with at least 3 years at senior leadership level; strategic programming and partnership development and processes; solid knowledge of the country’s national frameworks and strategies; proven ability to lead multiple technical teams; good experience in research; strong interpersonal, team work and proven people management skills; excellent analytical and conceptual thinking; solid understanding of organizational programme approach and strategies.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants can apply online through email to [email protected]

“ActionAid will be conducting safeguarding reference checks on the successful candidate”

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

2019-01-22

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