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Ethiopia: Research Advisor - Horn of Africa Regional Programme Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: Life and Peace Institute
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 25 Aug 2018


The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) is an international centre that supports and promotes nonviolent approaches to conflict transformation through a combination of research and action that entails the strengthening of existing local capacities and enhancing the preconditions for building peace. LPI envisions a world where peace, justice and non-violent relations prevail through people’s active work and commitment. LPI works with a variety of local and regional partners in the Horn of Africa region (Somalia, Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia) and Great Lakes region (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

For the past four years, LPI has been implementing its Horn of Africa Regional Programme

(HARP) based in Addis Ababa. This policy-focused programme aims primarily at supporting civil society and academia in the Horn of Africa (HoA) to work together with regional and continental policy actors to address key peace and conflict issues. In order to achieve this aim, HARP provides capacity support to civil society in policy engagement and analysis, works directly with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union (AU), as well as informs policy through research, publications (e.g. the Horn of Africa Bulletin) and facilitating policy dialogue between policy actors and non-state actors on the ground.

Position: Research Advisor

Position Summary

The Research Advisor will support HARP’s research and policy action on preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE), in close collaboration with the Senior Research Advisor focusing on P/CVE, the HARP team, Head of Addis Ababa Regional Office and relevant programme staff in other LPI offices.

He/she excels both at evidence-based research and analysis and is passionate about how research can support better decision-making on P/CVE, in particular contextualising P/CVE with peacebuilding approaches and broader issues of human security in the HoA. He/she is an expert listener and brings a range of experience to support the research, analytical and dissemination components of HARP’s work.

The Research Advisor will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with regular travel to programme implementation locations.

Relations within the organisation

Line Manager: HARP Manager/Team Leader

Working relations: Senior Research Advisors, Addis Office Programme staff, Head of Addis Office, programme staff in other LPI offices as required, Addis Office Finance & Admin staff, LPI Knowledge & Learning Unit members.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Advisor will contribute to the research and policy advocacy agenda of the HARP, specifically on P/CVE, in close coordination with line managers and LPI colleagues. Her/his main tasks will consist of, but are not limited to:

* Carrying out relevant, high-quality desktop and field research on P/CVE and other relevant topics in close collaboration with Senior Research Advisors.

* Providing synthesised and up-to-date periodic analysis of political developments and trends in the HoA, especially as they relate to P/CVE.

* Building and updating a mapping of P/CVE actors in the HoA region.

* Drafting research proposals, concept notes, reviews, research and background papers, as well as policy briefs.

* Supporting the design of context-suitable, innovative research methodologies and tools, including participatory and collaborative methods for generating knowledge and evidence.

* Regularly monitoring of relevant national and regional policy processes on P/CVE.

* Supporting the work of LPI’s CVE Reference Group.

* Contributing to the translation of research findings and evidence to policy options and programmatic imperatives.

* Supporting the planning and implementation of LPI events taking place in the HoA region.

* Presenting research findings and facilitating external and internal discussions on topics of relevance to the programme.

* Deepening the partnership and collaboration with IGAD, particularly with the IGAD Centre of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism.

* Building relationships with and networks of relevant thought leaders, think tanks and academia.

* Contributing to results-based reporting for diverse donors as needed, in compliance with all requirements of donors and LPI standards for monitoring and reporting.

* Supporting and striving for research excellence, programmatic effectiveness and learning in LPI’s conflict transformation work in the HoA.

* Participating in and contributing to other tasks as assigned by the line manager, as needed for the implementation of the HARP.

* Adhering to all LPI policies and guiding principles including but not limited to the Code of Conduct.

Experience and skills

* MA degree in one of the following disciplines: peace and conflict studies (preferred), social sciences, political science, international relations, or other related fields.

* Expertise in academic and/or policy-oriented research and publishing.

* Minimum four years of progressively responsible research experience in the conflict resolution field, with fieldwork experience at HoA/Pan-Africa level.

* Strong grasp of issues relating to violent extremism in the HoA with at least four years’ experience in peace and conflict research (and preferably P/CVE related), programming and/or policy advocacy.

* Advanced knowledge and understanding of policymaking processes, the AU and IGAD, the role these and other regional institutions play in peace and security, as well as issues relating to human security, regional integration and conflict dynamics in the HoA.

* Ability to conceptualise and analyse complex information of current and emerging peace and security issues.

* Experience in successfully operating and communicating in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

* Sound analytical skills, attention to detail, ability to think strategically and to plan and prioritise work and meet deadlines.

* Experience in solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; other AU or IGAD working languages, Amharic, Swahili, Arabic or Somali are preferred.

* Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

* Willingness to travel widely, often at short notice and in conflict and crisis-affected settings.

* Commitment to LPI’s values.

The successful candidate will be offered a one-year contract with the possibility of extension based on performance. The position will be full time, with an average 40 hours of work per week.

How to apply:

Please submit your application by 25 August 2018 to: Applications must be in English and include a detailed CV, a writing sample (10-15 pages, preferably on P/CVE) and a concise cover letter explaining why you should be hired as Research Advisor in LPI’s Horn of Africa Regional Programme.

This position shall be filled as soon as possible. Due to the number of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

We thank you for your interest and look forward to receiving your application.

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The main role of Field Coordinator is for coordinating, monitoring and providing support  to Enumerators. In addition the Field Coordinator, will be responsible for creating a safe and friendly working environment, providing leadership & logistics support  and maintaining quality of work. Ideal candidates have experience in collecting quantitative data using electronic data collection instruments, ability to motivate team members, keep a neutral attitude with the respondents, good understanding and skill of properly managing and coaching enumerators. And, they have the appropriate skill and methods to implement in the data collection process to maintain high data quality. They are excellent communicators in English and Amharic, have excellent interpersonal skills, team players and are able to effectively solve problems and adapt to changing situations. They are willing to develop their professional skills and  work in challenging environment such as walking in rural villages and farms.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the team has all required information and necessary equipment’s  ready in  working order.
  • Schedule activities as well as the work of others.
  • Always be available to enumerators and team members
  • Keep the team motivated and energized
  • Provide coaching and feedback to enumerators regularly.
  • Accompany new enumerators for their 1st days, with “replacement enumerators” if any, or with enumerators that produce lesser quality data and actively coach/train them
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  • Quick learner and effective team-player
  • Able to ride Motor bikes 

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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

Save the Children is recruiting for an experienced Project Director to lead a capacity strengthening nutrition sensitive agriculture project in Ethiopia. It is a five-year (2019-2023) nutrition sensitive agriculture project to strengthen the capacity and system of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoA&LD) and the Regional Bureaus. The project is expected to establish sustainable and creative methods to build the capacity of the MoA&LD Ministry and Regional Bureaus to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the integration of nutrition sensitive agriculture into large scale agriculture and livestock programs in accordance with the government’s national Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Strategy (NSAS) and National Nutrition Plan II (NNP II). They will in turn guide and support delivery of nutrition-sensitive agriculture (NSA) interventions at the zonal and woreda levels. Government leadership and ownership, and quality technical assistance from the project team are key to the success of this important project.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • In-depth technical expertise in nutrition and one or more of the following areas: Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture, system strengthening or institutional capacity building, agriculture productivity or value chain, public health programming, and/or human resource development.
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  • Demonstrated experience interacting with senior officials of the Government of Ethiopia, international donors and other relevant stakeholders.
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Ethiopia: IT Manager (Ethiopian Nationals Only) Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 26 Aug 2018

The IRC is a non-governmental organization operating in 26 countries in the world. IRC started operation in Ethiopia in year 2000, currently working in five regions in providing relief services to refugees, victims of drought, and war affected populations.



Internal/External Advertisement

Position- IT Manager

Location- Addis Ababa

Length of Employment- Open

Posting Date- August 15, 2018

Closing Date- August 26, 2018

Vacancy Code- 01/538

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 US cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Job Overview/Summary:

The IT Department supports the organization’s work by providing reliable and scalable applications and infrastructure of the IRC’s offices in the US and around the world, including many technologically challenging locations. An integral component of this effort is ensuring that Country Programs have the capacity to implement and support these IT initiatives effectively across the country offices and in the field sites.

Reporting to supply Chain Coordinator (SCC), the IT Manager (ITM) will provide quality leadership and oversight of all IRC Country Office IT service functions, including assisting and facilitating the installation, configuration, staff training and operations support. A key aspect of this role is ensuring all technology implementations in-country conforms to the global IT policies and procedures hence working closely with the Regional IT director (RITD) is vital. Another key aspect of this role will be to establish an open channel to different working groups across the country program to ensure business needs are met and IT concerns were being addressed in a timely fashion.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work in close collaboration with RITD to ensure all IT updates are shared and timely guidance is sought
  • Interact with Programs, Operations and field offices to ensure understanding of business needs and efficient support is delivered
  • Work with field office IT staff and Field Coordinators to ensure timely delivery of IT project activities and resolution of IT issues.

  • Conduct relevant training sessions to ensure that staff possess the knowledge and skills commensurate with their responsibilities specially in using the technologies being implemented in IRC.

  • Manage installation, configuration, maintenance, repair, security and documentation of local area networks, servers, desktop/laptop computers, communication resources and other office equipment

  • In consultation with the RITD, test and evaluate new technologies that will improve IT support processes in country and region.

  • Investigate local Internet connectivity options to connect CP offices through VPNs and obtain adequate bandwidth for Intranet and application connectivity.

  • Implement and manage backup solutions for office/individual users as per IRC IT recommendations and provide the necessary training on the use of these back-up solutions.

  • Help ensure successful implementation of IRC IT global initiatives and policies.

  • Creation of a country IT strategy plan to improve the IT state of the country program in line with Global IT strategy focused on SMART objectives measured every quarter.

  • Participate in CO management meetings, grants and proposal sessions to lobby and advocate for IT initiatives in line with the set roadmap.

  • Enforce network security policies.

  • Maintain firewall rules and perform regular security sweeps for new vulnerabilities.

  • Participate in the annual budget planning and ensure allocation for the necessary IT investments to acquire the required infrastructure that corresponds to the business needs

  • Act as the IT Lead for country office program

  • Perform other duties as directed by the operations director.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Supply Chain Coordinator
Position directly supervises: IT Officer(s)

Indirect Reporting: Regional IT Lead - East Africa **
Other Internal and/or external contacts: **

Internal: Program Coordinators, Finance Controller, HR & Supply Chain Coordinators, and Field Coordinators

External: Vendors and Consultants

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s and or Master’s university degree in Computer Engineering and/or equivalent in relevant field

Technical Skills & Experience:

· At least 6 years’ experience in IT Service Management. Or 3 years relevant experience plus post graduate.

· At least 2 years senior level management experience.

· Strong troubleshooting skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical troubleshooting results to IT peers for seamless issue resolution

· Experience in Virtualization technologies using VMware

· Background in networking technologies using Cisco and/or Cyberoam

· Proficiency with client-server environment using Microsoft Server 2008/2012 implementing Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and group policy objects

· Familiarity in server and endpoint updating and patching methodologies

· Strong technical writing/documentation skills

· Experience in providing support in an environment that implements ERP is an advantage

Soft Skills and Competencies:

· Excellent management, interpersonal and negotiation skills and a demonstrated ability to promote harmonious/cohesive teamwork, in a cross cultural context.

· Excellent presentation, verbal communication and report-writing skills with the ability to convey information effectively in English.

· Customer & client centered and service oriented mind & attitude, and ability to work independently under pressure.

· Proven ability to plan long-term, organize priorities and work under administrative and programmatic pressures with detail orientation and professional patience.

· Strong diplomacy and collaboration skills in establishing positive working relationships with senior level management and all other stakeholders to maximize cooperation and productivity.

· Proven sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to manage situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.

Language Skills: Excellent English and communication skills including speaking, listening and writing

Computer Skill: High proficiency in supporting industry standard IT infrastructure and applications

· Certificates or Licenses: A+, ITIL, PMP, MCSE or similar certifications preferred

Working Environment*:* Based in Head office, occasionally required to travel to field offices and joining regional conferences and workshops, if required. *

How to apply:

· Please send your CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the following address:

IRC Addis Ababa office P.O.BOX: 107 code 1110

· Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

· Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

· Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

· Name of the position you have applied for

· Date of application

· Summary of your qualifications and experience

· Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

· Permanent Address and present address (if different form permanent) and telephone number

· Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

Are any of your relatives employed by International Rescue committee (IRC)?

If answer is “yes”, give the following information:





Office/field office

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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