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Ethiopia: Communication Officer (Re-Posted) Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 14 Apr 2018

SCOPE OF WORK

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives. The IRC has been working in Ethiopia for over 15 years implementing emergency and resilience programming in the areas of WASH, education, livelihoods, reproductive health, gender-based violence, and child and youth protection and development. In 2017, IRC provided services to approximately 405,200 refugees in 20 camps and more than one million vulnerable Ethiopians in seven regions.

Position Summary

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking a Communications Officer (CO) to manage internal and external communications and visibility projects for the IRC Ethiopia country program. He or she will be responsible for designing and delivering a range of communications products, including country office fact sheets, VIP visit briefing materials, program success stories, photos and videos, interviews with beneficiaries, blog posts for the IRC’s website, interviewing and writing staff profiles, and maintaining a new website for the IRC’s three-year Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) project funded by USAID, among other tasks. He or she will be expected to develop and maintain a communications strategy for the country program, train staff on communications approaches, and be accountable for meeting IRC Ethiopia’s contractual donor visibility requirements. The Communications Officer will report to the Deputy Director of Programs and work closely with the RRM Program Director, other IRC Ethiopia staff members, and the IRC’s regional and HQ communications staff.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Develop, update, and implement an internal and external communications strategy for IRC Ethiopia;

· Lead in designing and developing information and visibility materials, such as fact sheets, briefing papers, brochures, posters, as well as RRM website content;

· Develop and track implementation of donor visibility and branding plans for the RRM project and other IRC programs;

· Lead the development of a RRM project website with up-to-date information on humanitarian needs and project responses/interventions and data on outputs and outcomes;

· Help IRC country program staff to proactively prepare for communications needs in emergencies to contribute to overall better information flow and coordination of rapid response interventions;

· Be in regular contact with communication and advocacy staff based at headquarters and provide relevant information for IRC’s global communications products;

· Work with HQ teams on media campaigns to raise global awareness of humanitarian needs and RRM’s and IRC’s other program activities in Ethiopia;

· Proactively seek out interesting stories from programs, initiating or accompanying field visits to collect high-quality photos, quotes and audio and video material suitable for use in media and communication products;

· Train and coach program staff on external communications and how to spot and share relevant information, data, and human interest stories from their work to convey the project’s success and impact on clients’ lives;

· Develop networks contacts among humanitarian organizations, coordination bodies, and donor organizations (and, as necessary, national and international media) for more effective information sharing and communication of the RRM consortium’s and IRC’s activities and interests;

· Maintain and analyze data on the scale and reach of communication products.

Qualification and Requirements

· Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (journalism, humanitarian affairs, etc.) and at least three years of relevant work experience;

· Work experience in communications, journalism or documentation, ideally for an international humanitarian organization;

· Demonstrated experience producing public relations and/or visibility materials in different media;

· Understanding of the humanitarian context in Ethiopia and knowledge of Ethiopia’s regions;

· Experience with websites and blogs highly desirable;

· Experience in conducting trainings and workshops would be an asset;

· Fluency in spoken and written English required;

· Strong written communication and editing skills (including creative writing) with the ability to make complex information and data accessible to non-experts;

· Computer literacy: Proficiency in MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Publishing or other publishing software required with experience in graphic design/layout for publications desirable;

· Must be proactive, a good team player, open to criticism and be results oriented;

· Ability to coordinate and liaise between colleagues from different technical areas across various levels (local/regional, country level, global) of the organization and across partner organizations;

· Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks;

· Experience with photography, videography, and script-writing highly desirable;

· Must be culturally and gender sensitive both in personal interactions and communication.


How to apply:

How to Apply:

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

- IRC P.O.BOX: 107 Code 1110, Addis Ababa, or apply online on www.ethiojobs.net

· 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 from 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:

YES NO

NAME

Relationship

Position

Office/field office

Recruiter of the position**: HR/Admin – Addis Ababa**

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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Afghanistan: Head of Office, Humanitarian Affairs (Multiple Duty Station for 7 posts), D1 Job ID# 91817 Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Libya, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Ukraine
Closing date: 23 Apr 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principles humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.

This job opening is being published for seven positions in OCHA in Afghanistan (Kabul), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa), Nigeria (Abuja), Sudan (Khartoum), South Sudan (Juba), Ukraine (Kiev) and Libya (Tripoli). The Head of Office supports the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) under the overall leadership of the Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division of OCHA.

NOTE*: In the cover letter of your application, please indicate which of the duty stations you would be interested in and also rank them in order of preference - with #1 being the most preferred.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, under the overall leadership and direction of the Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD) of OCHA, and supporting the UN RC/HC, the Head of Office will discharge and be responsible for the following functions:

I. Humanitarian Policy

  • Serve as senior policy advisor to the UN RC/HC, the UN Country Team (UNCT) and the humanitarian country team on humanitarian principles and initiatives;
  • Develop and maintain contacts with the international community in order to raise awareness and advocate for issues of humanitarian concerns;
  • Act to strengthen cooperation among the humanitarian community on policy issues of inter-agency concern and serve as a key interlocutor with relevant Government partners;
  • Advise, promote and provide guidance to the UN RC/HC, the UNCT and the humanitarian county team on humanitarian reform initiatives including cluster coordination, humanitarian financing, etc.

II. Humanitarian Programming / Coordination

  • Provide strategic support to the UN RC/HC in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the work plan of the humanitarian community, soliciting and negotiating inputs with relevant authorities, UN agencies, NGOs, etc.;
  • Consult on a regular basis with the RC/HC, Heads of UN Agencies and Programmes, NGOs heads of mission, the government and the donor community on all appropriate aspects of the implementation and delivery of humanitarian activities, to ensure that coordination structures at local, provincial and national levels operate in a coherent and cost-effective manner.
  • Support the planning, monitoring, and evaluation of humanitarian programs, facilitating incorporation of lessons learned, policy guidelines etc. into humanitarian response activities.
  • Promote best practices in humanitarian planning, response and evaluation;
  • Facilitate inter-agency resource mobilization efforts, including the provision of specialized international assistance to respond to ongoing as well as new and /or emerging emergencies;
  • Develop, reinforce and maintain effective coordination mechanisms with the humanitarian county team and other key humanitarian stakeholders;
  • Establish / manage information management systems to effectively map areas of humanitarian needs and response activities in support of coordination efforts;
  • Foster and reinforce linkages between field monitoring, information management and coordination efforts;
  • Ensure timely and appropriate assistance to the UN RC/HC and (if applicable) the United Nations Disaster Management Teams (UNDMT) in response to disasters and emergencies;
  • Support inter-agency efforts to build in-country UN capacity to manage natural disaster response;
  • Provide substantive support and leadership to government institutions and local humanitarian entities to build national capacity for emergency and/or disaster management;
  • Promote dialogue, regional alliances, sharing of knowledge and resources, among national and, as appropriate, regional humanitarian actors in disaster risk reduction, disaster/emergency preparedness and response.
  • Promote and lead contingency planning processes in close cooperation with UNDMT and Regional Disaster Reduction Advisers (RDRA) as applicable;
  • Develop joint initiatives on disaster management with other UN and (if applicable) regional actors; including early warning mechanisms;
  • Under the overall guidance of the Director of the OAD and in partnership with other branches of OCHA, work to reinforce regional networks and mechanisms for swift, effective response to emerging humanitarian situations.

III. Office Management / OCHA Representation

  • Serve as the OCHA Head of Office in designated duty station, providing oversight of all programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the efficient functioning of the OCHA office and any sub-offices, and being accountable for the use of resources and for the results obtained;
  • Lead work planning and budgeting process, support resource mobilization and ensure sound financial management;
  • Ensure regular and effective supervision of OCHA staff, particularly by leading, managing, developing, and training staff; foster teamwork and communication amongst staff; and strengthen linkages between the staff in field, regional and headquarters offices.
  • Promote OCHA's mandate, objectives and tools in the designated area through contacts with the government, diplomatic missions, UN entities, non-governmental organizations and the media.
  • Ensure the Office produces timely, high-quality outputs including comprehensive workplans, concise and factual situation reports, analytical papers, comprehensive and fact-based information products, etc.;
  • Perform other duties as requested by the UN RC/HC and / or Director of OAD.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Expert knowledge of complex, multi-faceted humanitarian issues with wide exposure to humanitarian and emergency relief operations; Ability to advise the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator as well as OCHA’s senior management team on tactical approaches and techniques to address complex and sensitive humanitarian issues; Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Excellent understanding of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to humanitarian affairs and of the institutions of the UN system, in particular, the mandate of OCHA as well as its core policies and guiding humanitarian principles; Knowledge of OCHA institutional mandate, its policies, and organizational procedures as well as understanding of the core UN policies and guiding principles pertaining to international humanitarian affairs. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

PLANNING AND 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.

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.

JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences, international affairs, political science or related area is required. 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 fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in disaster relief coordination, humanitarian assistance, human resources management, administration, logistics, financial management, budget or related field is required. Five years of experience at the international level two of which have been in a field location is required. Experience leading and coordinating humanitarian relief operations in complex emergency or natural disaster situation is required. Management experience at senior level is required. Experience within the UN common system or other comparable international organisation is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, 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

These posts are funded for a finite period of one year and may be subject to extension. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations is Secretariat and is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions.

An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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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Communication Officer External Engagement at ATA - Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)

Vacancy Announcement

ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY

Position:                         Communication Officer External Engagement

Term of Employment:   Temporary – 6 months

Duty Station(s):              Addis Ababa

Required Number:          One

Salary & Benefits:           Competitive

Application Deadline:   14 April 2018

BACKGROUND:

The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) has been established by the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to identify and address systemic bottlenecks to Ethiopia’s agricultural development. The Agency does this through problem-solving, implementation support, and capacity building of stakeholders involved in implementation of interventions that address the systemic bottlenecks. The Agency reports to the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources Development and is Secretary to the Transformation Council chaired by the Prime Minister. 

The programmatic focus of the Agency responds to a core set of needs identified by the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources Development and the Transformation Council. Within the Agency, issues are divided into four different pillars:  Crops & Natural Resources which includes Inputs and Plant Protection, Soil Health & Fertility, Irrigation and Drainage, and Mechanization; Cross Cutting Initiatives, which includes Inclusive Growth, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Planning and MLE; Livestock, which includes Animal Health and Genetic Improvement and Feed & Feeding; and Agribusiness and Markets including Market Development, Rural Finance, ICT, and Private Sector. In addition, the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters Initiative is another critical focus area for the Agency.  Across the programs, the ATA engages public, private and non-governmental stakeholders to support strategic planning, manage and strengthen implementation capacity and test innovative models.

Our Culture

We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results.  Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great team work to achieve excellent results. 

At ATA, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningfulcontribution in changing the country’s agricultural sector.  We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training.  We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals. 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communication Officer – External Engagement will be responsible for executing the ATA’s communications strategy together with other members of the Communications team. Primarily, this role will involve crafting consistent messaging that accurately and positively conveys the work of the ATA in order to build awareness and understanding of the ATA’s work. The Communication Officer also helps to ensure that ATA staff are able to effectively engage and utilize media to promote the organization’s work.

In addition to working across all areas of the organization as a communications generalist, the Communication Officer – External Engagement will provide specific communications support and assistance to help ATA program and project teams achieve maximum impact. The successful applicant will be driven, dynamic, possess a problem-solving mindset, as well as excellent communication skills. The positions will report to the Communications Manager – External Engagement.

This is a temporary position for six months.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Implement the ATA Communications Strategy together with the other Communications team staff.
  • Develop consistent and appropriate communications materials (reports, brochures, newsletters, press releases and presentations) for various target audiences, including ATA’s partners, government institutions, media agencies, and the public.
  • Help to organize events, such as project launches, field days, and press conferences, for priority projects or on an ad hoc basis.
  • Build and maintain relationships with communications/public relations teams at key partner institutions.
  • Work with priority project teams to assist their communications activities, particularly by providing coaching with regard to media engagement.
  • Facilitate media interviews with appropriate ATA staff.
  • Maintain and regularly update the ATA website.
  • Write, edit and proofread Amharic documents, as needed.
  • Assist with translation of organizational publications from Amharic to English or vice versa.
  • Liaise with ATA program/project teams to remain abreast of progress and developments and maintain up-to-date information relevant for the production of communications materials.
  • Work closely with the Communications Officer – Internal Communications to ensure alignment of outputs and to provide additional support.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, journalism, international relations, media relations or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in a generalist corporate communications role with a national or international focus.
  • Self-motivated, organized team-player, capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • First rate written and verbal communication skills in both English and Amharic, with some experience with translation work.
  • Experience dealing with government bodies, development agencies, media, and the general public.
  • Strong professional commitment and orientation within the agriculture and/or development sectors

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV (maximum 5 pages), and (iii) a completed ATA Application Form at http://apply.ata.gov.et.

Please note that CVs, cover letter and other application materials WILL NOT be considered unless accompanied by a fully completed ATA Application Form.  Also, please DO NOT submit scans of certificates with your application form.

Women are highly encouraged to apply.

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