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Ethiopia: National Consultant on Civil Registration (11.5 Months), Addis Ababa, (Open for Ethiopian Nationals ) Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 15 Jul 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Purpose

  • To Provide technical assistance to FVERA, ARRA and RVERAs in the implementation of a two-year project entitled Establishing a decentralized and integrated civil registration system for refugees and host communities in Ethiopia, supported by the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).

How can you make a difference?

Tasks

The consultant is expected to perform the following tasks:

1. Support FVERA in developing tools to assess office logistic needs for camp and zonal registration centres and RVERAs (kebele (village) registration centers). Coordinate with ARRA and RVERAs undertaking of the assessment;

2.Based on findings of the assessment develop a comprehensive supply list with unit costs and quantities;

3.Follow up on the adaptation of training manual and guidelines on the civil registration principles, standards and processes for civil registrars of RVERAs and ARRA;

4. Provide technical assistance and follow up assessment of capacity needs and monitor the results of the capacity building and training plan;

5. Assist and follow up with the five target regions in organizing roll-out trainings for civil registrars based on the standard training manual developed at Federal level;

6. Coordinate and follow up on the development of a CRVS communication strategy (including C4D component). Support involves drafting of Terms of Reference to outsource the undertaking of the exercise, follow up on the recruitment and the timely completion of deliverables by sub-contracting agency;

7. Coordinate and follow up on production and dissemination of Information Education Communication (IEC) materials in local languages (in the language of host communities and refugees) to promote birth registrations and certification. Support involves drafting of Terms of Reference to outsource the undertaking of the exercise, follow up on the recruitment and the timely completion of deliverables by sub-contracting agency;

8. Assist and follow up with the five project target regions adaptation/translation of the messages and disseminations;

9. Support the development of standard data capturing and reporting formats for FVERA, ARRA and RVERAs, and follow up on their regular application and submission of reports to FVERA (by ARRA) and UNICEF (by FVERA and RVERAs);ÂÂ

10. Coordinate and follow up on the undertaking of pre- and post-assessment on Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP survey) to measure change among the target groups. Support involves drafting of Terms of Reference to outsource the undertaking, follow up on the recruitment and the timely completion of deliverables by sub-contracting agency;

11. Assist the development of a feasibility study and operational plan for development and roll-out of data management for CRVS. Based on the study and plan, develop strategy for development, procurement of related soft- and hardware, testing and roll-out in identified targets and monitoring;

12. Provide technical assistance to FVERA and ARRA in the establishment of coordination and review mechanisms at federal level involving FVERA, ARRA, UNICEF, UNHCR etc. Support involves developing a performance-monitoring tool, regular and timely recording of minutes and follow up on action points. Coordinate bi-monthly joint field monitoring mission for the identified members to review progress of vital events registration in refugee camps and out of camp refugee registration centres;

13. In collaboration with UNICEF Field Office colleagues, undertake regular monitoring visits to refugee camps to provide technical support and oversee progress of the registration work including identification and documentation of bottlenecks and success stories;

14. Undertake any other duties relevant to CRVS and data development as may be required by UNICEF;

Expected Deliverables and Time frame

Tasks End Products/Deliverables Time frame 11.5 months

1. In consultation with UNICEF Child detailed work plan with milestones and timeline for each task and deliverables covered by the ToR.

(1) Project work plan developed and submitted 30 July 2018

2. Support FVERA in developing tools to assess office logistics needs for camp and zonal registration centers and RVERAs (kebele registration centers). Coordinate with ARRA and RVERAs undertaking of the assessment.

(2) Assessment tools developed;

(3) Assessment undertaken in all the five regions and refugees camps with 15 August 2018

  1. Based on findings of the assessment, develop a comprehensive supply list with unit costs and quantities.

Comprehensive supply list developed with unit costs and quantities and targeted location (region/ARRA)

15 August 2018

  1. Follow up on the adaptation of training manual and guidelines on the civil registration principles, standards and processes for civil registrars of RVERAs and ARRA. Training manual and guideline for host community and refugees vital events registration adapted 30 October 2018

  2. Provide technical assistance and follow upon the Âassessment of capacity needs and monitor the results of the capacity building and training plan

(1) Training of trainers organized at federal level for RVERAs

(2) In-service training organized for registrars of refugee 30 January 2019

6. Assist and follow up with the five target regions in organizing roll-out trainings for civil registrars based on the standard training manual developed at Federal level.

5.1. Assist design of standard pre- and post- assessment tool and its application.

5.2. Provide guidance on documentation and reporting of training and results achieved.

Comprehensive report of the roll-out trainings organised based on standard training manual developed at Federal level.

Documentation submitted on the results achieved (change in knowledge, skills and competencies of registrars). 15 April 2019

  1. Coordinate and follow up on the development of CRVS communication strategy (including C4D component). Support involves drafting of Terms of Reference to outsource undertaking of the exercise, follow up the recruitment and timely completion of deliverables by sub-contracting agency. CRVS communication strategy (including C4D component) developed informed by an assessment of barriers and opportunities to inform the strategy

15 October 2018 for sub-contracting of the assignment to identified agency

15 December 2018 for submission of the CRVS strategy

8. Coordinate and follow up production and dissemination of Information Education Communication (IEC) materials in local languages (in languages of host communities and refugees) to promote birth registrations and certification.

Support involves drafting of Terms of Reference to outsource undertaking of the exercise, follow up the recruitment and timely completion of deliverables by sub-contracting agency.

Complete production of messages based on the C4D strategy and disseminated to target regions

25 November 2018 for outsourcing of the assignment to identified agency

30 December 2018 for complete production and dissemination of messages to target regions

9. Assist and follow up with the five project target regions adaptation/translation of the messages and disseminations.

IEC materials produced at Federal level are adapted/translated into regional languages and disseminated throughout each region

15 June 2019

  1. Develop standard data capturing and reporting formats for FVERA, ARRA and RVERAs, and follow up their regular application and submission of reports to FVERA (by ARRA) and UNICEF (by FVERA and RVERAs). Standard data capturing and reporting tools developed and consolidated monthly report submitted to UNICEF using the standard reporting format

2 October 2018 standard data capturing and reporting formats developed and shared with FVERA, ARRA and RVERAs

Starting from 1 November 2018 consolidated report on progress on project interventions and results submitted to UNICEF

  1. Coordinate and follow up undertaking of pre- and post-assessment on Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP survey) to measure change among the target groups. Support involves drafting of Terms of Reference to outsource the undertaking, follow up the recruitment and timely completion of deliverables by sub-contracting.

Report on findings of the KAP assessment submitted

15 October 2018

For undertaking the pre-assessment.

30 May 2019 for post-assessment

  1. Assist the development of a feasibility study and operational plan for development and roll-out of data management for CRVS. Based on the study and plan, develop strategy for development, procurement of related soft and hardware, testing and roll-out in identified targets and monitoring. Feasibility study undertaken and operational plan developed based on findings of the study 15 May 2019

  2. Provide technical assistance to FVERA and ARRA in the establishment of coordination and review mechanisms at federal level involving FVERA, ARRA, UNICEF, UNHCR etc. Support involves developing a performance-monitoring tool, regular and timely recording of minutes and follow up on action points. Coordinate bi-monthly joint field monitoring mission for the identified members to review progress of vital events registration in refugee camps and out of camp refugee registration centers.

(1)Bi-monthly joint coordination and review meetings organized by FVERA

(2) Bi-monthly joint field monitoring mission for the identified members to review progress of vital events registration in refugee camps and out of camp refugee registration centers.

15 August 2018 for the first national coordination meeting and joint field monitoring mission organized and every two months afterwards throughout the contract period

  1. Undertake regular monitoring visits to refugee camps to provide technical support and oversee progress of the registration work including identification and documentation of bottlenecks and success stories Monthly field monitoring report covering progress of the registration work along with identification and documentation of bottlenecks and success stories Throughout the contractual period (at least one field monitoring mission every month)

15. Undertake any other duties relevant to CRVS and data development as may be required by the Director General, and/or UNICEF.

Quarterly report based on the specific task assigned Throughout the contractual period

Reporting

The consultant will be directly recruited by UNICEF Ethiopia and will report to the Child Protection Specialist (NOD). The Specialist will have the overall responsibility for managing the work proposed above as well as monitoring and assessing the quality and timeliness of the required deliverable. The Director General of FVERA will exercise day-to-day supervision over the work of the consultant. The consultancy is for a period of 11.5 months.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in project management, social science, demography, population studies, statistics, law, or other relevant areas; *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in project management, preferably in the area of civil registration and (vital) statistics activities;
  • Experience in coordinating and working with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in programme monitoring and reporting;
  • Ability to innovate and communicate ideas effectively, establish effective working relations and meet deadlines;
  • Able to work both in a team and with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to demonstrate political/cultural sensitivity and work harmoniously with others
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Fluency in Amharic and English. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514155



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Ethiopia: National Consultant - Skills/Knowledge Gap and Investment Opportunities Assessment Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 08 Jul 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Context and Scope

IOM Special Liaison Office in Addis Ababa is implementing a project entitled “Mapping of Ethiopian Diasporas Residing in the United States of America,” funded by the IOM Development Fund (IDF). The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has now more than ever recognized the need for a structured mechanism to engage members of the diaspora and harness the developmental potential of migration. This materialized in the release of the National Diaspora Policy in 2013, which aims to systematize diaspora engagement to enhance its contribution to Ethiopia’s envisaged development goals as contained in the Growth and Transformation plan (GTP II). It is estimated that more than two and half million members of the Ethiopian diaspora currently reside in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania and Africa. As an initial step, the government prioritized mapping the Ethiopian diaspora and accordingly requested IOM to provide technical support in formulating and implementing extensive mapping exercises. This project feeds into this effort and will serve as a knowledge base to design effective strategies to implement the National Diaspora Policy, to supplement the GoE’s efforts to enhance the contribution of the Ethiopian diaspora towards Ethiopia’s development goals.

As a practical step in implementing the policy and contributing to the success of this diaspora mapping project, IOM and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), in partnership with relevant stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) have planned to assess skills/knowledge gaps and investment opportunities in Ethiopia, specifically in the three following priority sectors which are key to Ethiopia’s development strategy: health, education, science & technology (with specific focus on higher education – tertiary level). The information collected will be used to facilitate the matching of diaspora resources identified through the mapping with the skills/knowledge gaps and investment opportunities identified through the present assessment.

The assessment will aim to identify the knowledge/skills gaps and investment opportunities within public structures in the health, education, science &technology sectors in the Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples’ (SNNP) and Tigray regional states as well as Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa city administrations. The assessment will be conducted by a team of experienced consultants with relevant backgrounds in the health, education & science &technology sectors and who are familiar with the Ethiopian national education and health policy frameworks and institutional arrangements. The consultancy is expected to be conducted with close support from IOM Ethiopia, the Diaspora Engagement Affairs Directorate of the MoFA, Federal and Regional Diaspora Coordination offices, MOST, MoH (including Pharmaceutical Fund and Supply Agency, and the Ethiopian Food, Medicines and Health care administration and Control Authority), MoE, the Ethiopian Investment Agency, Ethiopian diaspora associations, the consultant who conducted the diaspora mapping and other institutions/individuals with mandates/functions in direct relation to the scope of the assessment. Other sectors which have indirect linkages to the sectors identified should also be included in the study.

Objectives of the Research

Overall objective of the consultancy

The overall objective of this consultancy is to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the skills/knowledge gaps and investment opportunities in public structures of the health (public hospitals) and education (with specific focus on higher education – tertiary level), science &technology sectors in Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples’ (SNNP) and Tigray regional states as well as Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa city administrations. The assessment will aim to provide the GoE and IOM with the needed evidence base to concretely identify strategic skills/knowledge gaps within the education and health sectors as well as to identify potential investment needs within these sectors. The information collected will contribute towards matching the identified gaps and opportunities with mapped diaspora resources.

The assessment will ensure the mainstreaming of gender-based analysis to identify how gender relations affect skill/knowledge gaps and will provide recommendation to address the identified issues.

Specific objectives of the consultancy

  1. To identify skills/knowledge gaps and investment opportunities in the health (public hospitals), education (higher education – tertiary level), science &technology sectors with a gender sensitive lens and with focus on public structures only;

  2. To propose appropriate interventions/strategies to effectively address the identified skills/knowledge gaps and promote investment opportunities in the health, education, science &technology sectors through the contribution of members of the Ethiopian diaspora;

  3. To match the identified skills/knowledge gaps with resources identified in the diaspora through a diaspora mapping exercise (in coordination with the consultant who is conducting the diaspora mapping exercise);

  4. To identify possible linkages between the identified investment opportunities and diaspora resources as identified in the diaspora mapping exercise;

  5. To develop a short, medium and long-term based roadmap to inform knowledge/skills transfer programmes in Ethiopia.

Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Assess skills/knowledge gaps and identify investment opportunities in the selected regional states and city administrations in the health and education (public), science &technology sectors: in order to achieve the consultancy’s overall objective, the assessment is expected to offer a comprehensive overview of the skills/knowledge gaps and investment opportunities within the health (public hospitals) and education (higher education), science &technology sectors focusing on public structures only. This task includes:

a) Based on a sound and clear methodology, preferably informed by UNESCO, UNDP, WHO, UNDP etc., conduct a comprehensive skills/knowledge gaps assessment in the public education (particularly at the higher education institutions)**, public health (including in teaching hospitals) and Science and technology sectors. T**his assessment will specify (but should not be restricted to) the following:

  • Number and nature of key positions/specializations required in three sectors under study and comparison with actual number and nature of existing positions;
  • Assessment of the knowledge and skills gaps of the professionals in the sectors;
  • Description of the overall institutional capacity and challenges encountered by the three sectors;
  • Description of GoE’s short- and long-term strategies to address the existing gaps;
  • Compilation of institutional/sectorial policies and strategies to assess readiness to facilitate skills/knowledge transfers from the Ethiopian diaspora to address the identified gaps;
  • Assessment of present opportunities for partnership between the sectors under study and the Ethiopian diaspora:
  • Assessment of previous diaspora return programs within the sector and lessons learned and best practices;
  • Compilation/analysis of previous similar studies conducted by the sectors if any;
  • Assessment of the openness and readiness of the institutions under study to facilitate future diaspora return programs.
  • Proposed strategic interventions to address the existing gaps with contribution from the Ethiopian diaspora.

b) Based on an evidence based and clear methodology, establish a comprehensive inventory of investment opportunities while demonstrating clear linkages between these opportunities and building the capacities of the institutions under study within the health, higher education and science and technology sectors. This inventory will specify (but should not be restricted to) the following:

  • Analysis of gaps and related viable investment opportunities in the higher education, health and the science and technology sectors;
  • Analysis of relevant legal, institutional and policy frameworks to identify the challenges and opportunities for diaspora investment in these sectors as well as proposed interventions to facilitate the latter;
  • Analysis of past Ethiopian diaspora investment experiences in the health and education sectors and lessons learned/best practices.

Expected Deliverables

a) One inception report (deliverable 1) containing detailed methodology, a set of data collection tools, a proposed report structure and a work plan to be submitted and reviewed/validated by IOM and MoFA;

b) One comprehensive draft assessment report (deliverable 2) comprising and addressing all components mentioned under section 4 of these ToR;

c) One consultation workshop to present preliminary findings and collect key stakeholders’ feedback;

d) One final assessment report (deliverable 3) incorporating stakeholders’, IOM and MoFA’s feedback and capturing all topics listed in these ToR;

e) One validation workshop to present findings and collect stakeholders’ final feedback to validate the document.

Timeline - The consultancy is projected to end by 30th August 2018.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in social science, international relations/affairs, or relevant natural science field.
  • Minimum of ten years’ relevant professional work experience, preferably in data analysis, social assessment and analytical report writing and in programming, with at least three years spent in designing and conducting diaspora related research and assessments including primary research and policy analysis (submission of proof is highly appreciated).
  • Previous work experience in conducting research, in the education, health and science and technology sectors on areas of skill and professionalism assessment and/or development issues.
  • Previous experience working in Ethiopia and familiarity with the Ethiopian diaspora context is desirable.
  • Experience working with UN agencies/other international agencies as well as governments especially in the health, education, science and technology and investment sectors, diaspora associations, and with other relevant stakeholders.
  • Strong writing, analytical, reporting, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fully proficient in MS Office, with capacity desired in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic (both oral and written), ability in other Ethiopian languages is an advantage.
  • Practical presentation experience in national/international stages
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of research methodologies and processes;
  • Proven work record in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment is necessary;

Proposal Contents for Application

Interested consultant/ firm is required to submit a proposal of maximum 3 pages, which must include the following items:

  • Summary of consultant’s/firm’s experience and background.
  • List of the most relevant previous consulting projects completed, including a brief description of the projects and contact details for references.
  • Summary of the proposed methodology for the assessment.
  • Team structure, roles and responsibilities and time allocation if applicable.

The following items should be included as attachments (not included in the page limit):

  • Detailed work plan.

  • CV for consultant/firm, and other team members if applicable.

  • At least three sample reports of similar works conducted from previous consulting projects or online links to such works. All samples will be kept confidential.


How to apply:

Interested candidates/firms are invited to submit all documents stated above; under the title “**Proposal Contents for Application”** via our e-mail address RECADDIS@iom.int, by July 08, 2018 at the latest, referring the position title and vacancy code in the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates/firms will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

Posting period*:* From 29.06.2018 to 08.07.2018



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Ethiopia: Director, Communications Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

Vacancy Announcement

ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY

Position: Director, Communications

Term of Employment: Fixed

Duty Station(s): Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Required Number: 1

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Application Deadline: July 30, 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 meaningful contribution 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 Communications Director leads the development and successful implementation of the ATA’s communications strategy. This includes external engagement with national, international and regional media and partners to enhance partnerships, build ATA’s brand, share learnings and highlight success stories, as well as internal communications, events and training to strengthen the capacity and culture of the ATA team.

The successful applicant will have a passion for strategy coupled with the entrepreneurialism and pragmatism to execute at a tactical level. S/he should demonstrate a genuine commitment to developing a team and assisting the organization to achieve broad-based social impact through the Agricultural Transformation Agenda.

The Communications Director will manage a team of six people and report directly to the Senior Director of Strategic Services. Strategic Services is a new vertical within the ATA formed to enhance the effectiveness of the ATA and our partners’ work. As part of Strategic Services, the Director will work closely with the Performance Management/MLE, Ministry-based Delivery Units, Project Management, and Analytics teams. This role presents a unique opportunity to work directly with the ATA Senior Management Team and mobilize stakeholders on highly visible initiatives within an exciting national and international context.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Lead the development and successful implementation of the ATA Communications Strategy to reflect external engagement, internal communications, branding, and project support needs
  • Inspire and lead a team of dedicated communications professionals by effectively planning, prioritizing, coaching and providing development opportunities
  • Maintain a regular and strategic media presence, including facilitation of events for major projects and partners, interviews with the CEO and other senior leaders/experts, speeches and news articles, and enhancement of website and social media
  • Lead production of key publications, including annual reports for the ATA and the Transformation Agenda, quarterly newsletters, press releases, and project briefs
  • Collaborate with the Partnerships and Government Relations teams to engage key stakeholders and partners for joint publicity and communications initiatives
  • Collaborate with the Senior Management Team in communicating organizational strategy and priorities
  • Collaborate with Project Team Leaders to develop annual communications plans for all ATA projects and provide technical advice on procurement of creative and marketing vendors
  • Build the communications capacity and awareness of the strategic role of communications with ATA teams through targeted training and mentoring
  • Develop a platform for the ATA team that facilitates sharing of key documents and information among teams and across the organization
  • Ensure the quality, consistency, timeliness and professionalism of all ATA communications materials, through brand manuals, communications toolkits, and team trainings
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on communications activities and identify new communications approaches and opportunities
  • Manage planning, recruiting and budgeting for the Communications Team
  • Other communications activities as assigned by the Senior Director of Strategic Services

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, international relations, media relations or other relevant field

  • At least 10 years’ relevant professional experience for MSc/MA candidates, preferably in a generalist corporate communications role with a national or international focus, including experience managing a team

  • Self-motivated team-player with proven ability to contribute to organizational success at both strategic and operational levels

  • First-rate oral and written communication skills, and ability to shift smoothly between storytelling and structured technical communication to fit the audience

  • Sophisticated stakeholder engagement skills with a successful track record dealing with government bodies, development agencies, media, and the general public

  • Passion and talent for training, coaching, and capacity building

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-moving, start-up environment, with an emphasis on high performance, teamwork, accountability and results

  • Strong set of personal values, including integrity, honesty and desire to be of service

  • Experience in the agriculture and/or development sectors preferred

  • Previous international work experience or work with international organizations is a plus

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic


How to apply:

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.

Women are highly encouraged to apply.

NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



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Ethiopia: SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR TO THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: AGRA
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 19 Jul 2018

About AGRA

Founded in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. As the sector that employs the majority of Africa’s people, nearly all of them small-scale farmers, AGRA recognizes that developing smallholder agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent.

AGRA is rolling out a new 5-year strategy to catalyze and sustain an Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa to increase incomes and improve food security for 30 million farmers. Under this strategy, AGRA will deliver through an approach that simultaneously catalyzes change at farmer level, strengthens input and output market systems and puts government at the center to enable and champion private-sector-led agricultural growth at national level.

As part of its cooperation framework agreement with the Government of Ethiopia and the AGRA Ethiopia Country Program, AGRA seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in effectively implementing the flagship Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the role of Senior Policy Advisor (SPA) to be seconded to the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to provide policy and advisory to support the Ministry for an initial one year period renewable up to a maximum of three years based on performance.

The Position:

Reporting to the State Minister of the Mistry of Agriculture and Livestock and the Vice President for Country Support and Delivery of AGRA or a designee, the SPA will be responsible for supporting the Ministry in providing policy advisory and technical support to the State Minister of Agriculture. The position will be based at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The SPA is expected to better understand and monitor the policy environment at both the federal and regional level to identify opportunities and constraints for the development of an enabling environment for agricultural transformation.

The SPA will arrange for the collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant general agriculture issues, services, markets, trade, and agriculture policy reform information to the State Minister for Agriculture, partners, clients, and others.

The Senior Agriculture Policy Advisor (SPA) plays a lead role in providing strategic, policy, and technical advice on general agriculture issues, including agricultural markets and commercialization, extension services, trade, and agriculture policy reform activities.

The SPA will liaise with other technical units in the Ministry, Development Partners, NGOs and private sector, and other government institutions. S/he will also represent the Minister in meetings and forums deemed important to general agriculture issues and agriculture policy reform.

Major functions:

· Serve as a senior technical expert on general agriculture issues, extension services, markets, trade, and agriculture policy reform issues to the State Minister.

· Provide strategic, policy, technical, and managerial support, and mentor junior professionals.

· Prepare briefing notes high level talking points to the minister and prepare the Minister for high level meetings

· Advise The Minister and other officials of the Ministry regarding agriculture policy, extension, and research development, strategic planning, technical direction, activity design, budgeting, and managing for results.

· Provide expert analysis and concise information regarding trade, investment, and agriculture sector development policies.

· Actively support the formulation of general agriculture issues, agro-education/extension services, trade, and agriculture policy related polices and projects that support accelerated and sustainable growth of the Ethiopian economy.

· Establish, maintain and manage sensitive high level relationships with Federal and Regional government entities, multilateral and bilateral development partners

Key Qualifications and Experience required:

· At least a Masters degree in agricultural economics, International Development, or a closely related field.

· A minimum of ten years of relevant and practical professional work experience at a senior level designing, managing and evaluating agribusiness, trade, extension services, agriculture education, and agriculture policy reform activities in developing countries is required.

· A strong emphasis is placed on agri-business development, value-chains, extension services, policy reform, and/or trade experience in south Asia. Experience working in a post-conflict or conflict environment is required. Experience in policy analysis is highly desirable.

· Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a range of professional counter-parts at all levels, including high level officials and technical staff, business executives, civil society leaders, and international organizations and other donors.

· The candidate must demonstrate cross cultural sensitivity, as he/she will be called upon to interact with high level officials from a range of cultural backgrounds, including senior political representatives.

· Demonstrated leadership in a team environment and ability to work in a collegial and persuasive fashion is required. Proven record of effective, team-based working relationships, from staff to policy-making levels, with a wide range of individuals and organizations, including technical experts and contractors, public and private sector partners, and international organizations is required.

· Strong interpersonal skills and superior written and oral communication skills in English are essential. The ability to meet tight deadlines with concise documents and verbal interpretation is required.

· Deep understanding of the Ethiopian agricultural sector and stakeholders

· Knowledge of Amharic language highly desirable

The SAP is expected to prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports for the VP of Country Support and Delivery or a designee on activities undertaken, success stories, and any issues and problems.


How to apply:

Objectives

As part of its cooperation framework agreement with the Government of Ethiopia and the AGRA Ethiopia Country Program, AGRA seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in effectively implementing the flagship Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the role of Senior Policy Advisor (SPA) to be seconded to the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to provide policy and advisory to support the Ministry for an initial one year period renewable up to a maximum of three years based on performance.

The services include

· Serve as a senior technical expert on general agriculture issues, extension services, markets, trade, and agriculture policy reform issues to the State Minister.

· Provide strategic, policy, technical, and managerial support, and mentor junior professionals.

· Prepare briefing notes high level talking points to the minister and prepare the Minister for high level meetings

· Advise the Minister and other officials of the Ministry regarding agriculture policy, extension, and research development, strategic planning, technical direction, activity design, budgeting, and managing for results.

· Provide expert analysis and concise information regarding trade, investment, and agriculture sector development policies.

· Actively support the formulation of general agriculture issues, agro-education/extension services, trade, and agriculture policy related polices and projects that support accelerated and sustainable growth of the Ethiopian economy.

· Establish, maintain and manage sensitive high level relationships with Federal and Regional government entities, multilateral and bilateral development partners

AGRA now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services including detailed Curriculum vitae and certified academic certificates. AGRA will request for a financial proposal and negotiate with the best candidate.

The detailed terms of references can be found on ……………………….*(indicate link)*

Interested individual consultants may obtain further information at the email address provided below.

Expressions of interest must be sent to: procurement@agra.org by Thursday 19th July 2018 at 2359 Hours East Africa Time (GMT +3).



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Ethiopia: MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: AGRA
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 19 Jul 2018

About AGRA

Founded in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. As the sector that employs the majority of Africa’s people, nearly all of them small-scale farmers, AGRA recognizes that developing smallholder agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent.

AGRA is rolling out a new 5-year strategy to catalyze and sustain an Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa to increase incomes and improve food security for 30 million farmers. Under this strategy, AGRA will deliver through an approach that simultaneously catalyzes change at farmer level, strengthens input and output market systems and puts government at the center to enable and champion private-sector-led agricultural growth at national level.

As part of its cooperation framework agreement with the Government of Ethiopia and the AGRA Ethiopia Country Program, AGRA seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in effectively implementing the flagship Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the role of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to be seconded to the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.

The Position:

Reporting to the Director of Planning and Programming of the Mistry of Agriculture and Livestock and the Vice President for Country Support and Delivery of AGRA or a designee, the M&E Officer will be responsible for supporting the Ministry in planning and executing an M&E framework, and conducting monitoring and evaluation of for the main flagship programs of the Ministry, including but not limited to the GTPII. The position will be based at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

· Develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions;

· Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources;

· Coordinate policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, prepare impact evaluation or equivalent studies, etc.;

· Generate survey initiatives; review, analyze and interpret response, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions;

· Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.;

· Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.;

· Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities;

· Lead and/or participate in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultant, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.;

Specific Functions:

· Lead the mid-term evaluation of the Growth and Transformation Program (GTP) II and writing of the evaluation report.

· Develop recommendations for program adjustment based on the findings of the mid-term review and follow up action

· Develop an effective M&E framework with trackable performance measures for monitoring the performance of the GTP II implementation for the reminder of the GTP II implementation

· Conduct regular monitoring of the program and identify key bottlenecks for the program implementation and follow up decision making with the relevant authorities

· Lead the final evaluation of GTP II at the end of the programme

· Contribute to the design of GTP III.

· Build the capacity of the PPD through training, coaching and mentoring

Key Qualifications and Experience required:

· At least a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, International Development, social science, economics, or relevant discipline.

· Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a performance monitoring and/or evaluation role with an international development organization.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a team orientation and strong collaborative skills.

· Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project design, monitoring, and evaluation of development activities.

· Experience developing results frameworks, logical frameworks, or similar tools for project design is required.

· Experience developing and/or using performance management plans or similar tools is required.

· Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs—including indicator development, study design, and data analysis—in multiple sectors.

· Experience using knowledge management software or database is highly desired.

· Excellent analytical skills and the ability to summarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner

· Excellent research and data collection methodology skills

· Ability to create organizational work plans based on higher-level goals

· Deep understanding of the Ethiopian agricultural sector and stakeholders

· Knowledge of Amharic language is highly desirable

The M&E Officer is expected to prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports for the VP of Country Support and Delivery or a designee on activities undertaken, success stories, and any issues and problems.


How to apply:

Objectives

As part of its cooperation framework agreement with the Government of Ethiopia and the AGRA Ethiopia Country Program, AGRA seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in effectively implementing the flagship Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the role of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to be seconded to the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock for an initial one-year period renewable up to a maximum of three years based on performance.

The services include*:*

· Lead the mid-term evaluation of the Growth and Transformation Program (GTP) II and writing of the evaluation report.

· Develop recommendations for program adjustment based on the findings of the mid-term review and follow up action

· Develop an effective M&E framework with trackable performance measures for monitoring the performance of the GTP II implementation for the reminder of the GTP II implementation

· Conduct regular monitoring of the program and identify key bottlenecks for the program implementation and follow up decision making with the relevant authorities

· Lead the final evaluation of GTP II at the end of the program

· Contribute to the design of GTP III.

· Build the capacity of the PPD through training, coaching and mentoring

AGRA now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services including detailed Curriculum vitae and certified academic certificates. AGRA will request for a financial proposal and negotiate with the best candidate.

The detailed terms of references can be found on ……………………….*(indicate link)*

Interested individual consultants may obtain further information at the email address provided below.

Expressions of interest must be sent to: procurement@agra.org by Thursday 19th July 2018 at 2359 Hours East Africa Time (GMT +3).



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Ethiopia: ICT PROFESSIONAL TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: AGRA
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 19 Jul 2018

About AGRA

Founded in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. As the sector that employs the majority of Africa’s people, nearly all of them small-scale farmers, AGRA recognizes that developing smallholder agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent.

AGRA is rolling out a new 5-year strategy to catalyze and sustain an Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa to increase incomes and improve food security for 30 million farmers. Under this strategy, AGRA will deliver through an approach that simultaneously catalyzes change at farmer level, strengthens input and output market systems and puts government at the center to enable and champion private-sector-led agricultural growth at national level.

As part of its cooperation framework agreement with the Government of Ethiopia and the AGRA Ethiopia Country Program, AGRA seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in effectively implementing the flagship Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the role of ICT Professional to be seconded to the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to provide operation and management of ICT system support to the Ministry.

The Position:

Reporting to the Director of Planning and Programming of the Mistry of Agriculture and Livestock and the Vice President for Country Support and Delivery at AGRA or a designee, the ICT Officer will be responsible for supporting the Ministry in planning and executing an M&E framework conducting monitoring and evaluation of for the main flagship programs of the Ministry, including but not limited to the GTPII. The position will be based at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Administrative and Finance Unit, the ICT Officer manages ICT services, develops and implements ICT management systems, provides information management tools and technology infrastructure to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. The ICT Officer is responsible for review of and advice on the use of new technologies that will enhance the Ministry’s productivity. The ICT Officer promotes a client-oriented approach.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate ensures implementation of ICT strategies and new technologies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

· Compliance with the Ministry’s information management and technology standards, guidelines and procedures.

· Provision of inputs to development of internal policies and procedures on the use of ICT.

· Participation in the office business process re-engineering activities and ensures that business needs drive IT solutions related to organizational resource management.

· Development and update of the ICT annual work plan and reporting.

· Provision of advice on and assistance in procurement of new ICT equipment for the office, provision of technical specifications and information on best options in both local and international markets.

· Work closely with M&E Officer in implementing online reporting and tracking of GTP and other transformation agenda deliverables

Major functions:

· Provide Applications support, Hardware/Software Installations and require monitoring of the organization Web Site by analyzing web site usage data from server logs or other sources.

· Receive and log requests for support from ICT users and respond to the requests in a logical and prioritized manner.

· Within a broad area of competence, investigates problems and other requests for support and in consultation with the supervisor, determine appropriate actions to take. Helps to resolve problems (e.g. poor performance) and faults (e.g. system failure) occurring in the operation of hardware and software

· Within own area of competence, provides correct response to requests for support by means of for example: making system modifications, developing work-arounds or site-specific enhancements, manipulating data, reconfiguring systems, changing operating procedures, training users or operations staff and producing additional documentation.

· Ensure all work is carried out and documented in accordance with required standards, methods and procedures. Liaising with Finance, Admin and Program departments to ensure integrated internal controls and full, auditable support documentation.

· Provide guidance and advice to staff on policy issues related to ICT equipment safety and maintain confidentiality and observe data protection guidelines of the organization.

· Monitor progress of requests for support and ensure users and other interested parties are kept informed. Take corrective action to avoid or minimize delays.

· Carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function commensurate with the level of responsibilities of the position.

Requirements:

· A minimum of a BSc degree in Information Technology, electrical engineering with practical skills in Information Management and ICTs.

· Proficiency in the use of ICT particularly in development of web‐based solutions, maintenance of websites and working with databases.

· At least five years of experience in communication and ICTs.

· Excellent use of MS Office packages and office automation solutions

· Good organization, interpersonal, negotiation and high level of computer skills, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and ERP systems

· Knowledge of Amharic language highly desirable


How to apply:

Objectives As part of its cooperation framework agreement with the Government of Ethiopia and the AGRA Ethiopia Country Program, AGRA seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in effectively implementing the flagship Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP). AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the role of ICT Professional to be seconded to the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to provide to operation and management of ICT system support the Ministry for an initial one year period renewable up to a maximum of three years based on performance.

The services include: • Serve as a senior technical expert on general agriculture issues, extension services, markets, trade, and agriculture policy reform issues to the State Minister. • Provide strategic, policy, technical, and managerial support, and mentor junior professionals. • Prepare briefing notes high level talking points to the minister and prepare the Minister for high level meetings • Advise The Minister and other officials of the Ministry regarding agriculture policy, extension, and research development, strategic planning, technical direction, activity design, budgeting, and managing for results. • Provide expert analysis and concise information regarding trade, investment, and agriculture sector development policies. • Actively support the formulation of general agriculture issues, agro-education/extension services, trade, and agriculture policy related polices and projects that support accelerated and sustainable growth of the Ethiopian economy. • Establish, maintain and manage sensitive high level relationships with Federal and Regional government entities, multilateral and bilateral development partners

AGRA now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services including detailed Curriculum vitae and certified academic certificates. AGRA will request for a financial proposal and negotiate with the best candidate. The detailed terms of references can be found on ……………………….(indicate link)
Interested individual consultants may obtain further information at the email address provided below. Expressions of interest must be sent to: procurement@agra.org by Thursday 19th July 2018 at 2359 Hours East Africa Time (GMT +3).



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Assistant Direct Marketing- Vacancy in Ethiopia

Megenegna, AA Barohub
Are You Ready for a Challenge?
Well, there is an opportunity to be a part of an online advertisement agency that is exciting to transform the way advertisement is conducted in Ethiopia.
Our Story:
Barohub has been in the business for over a year focusing on the importance of digital marketing and what we need to do to better serve our customers and to create an online advertisement that are personalized, seamless and convenient.
How we roll?
A start over helping transform marketing in Ethiopia with a digital practice that we are surely believe is effective.  Eventhough we have not been in the industry for so long, we are proud of the work we do and want to be known for delivering exceptional customer service experiences.
We’re inventive and willing to experiment; with the autonomy to doing things our way which have a real impact. We’re a new organisation with great ambition for Ethiopia as far as an online advertisement is concerned. You only need to visit barohub.com to believe what we say.
Where we play?
Barohub is based in Megengna, Bethlehem Trading Centre.  We are a walking distance from bus stops, train station, cafes and restaurants that Megengna has to offer. While you will be based in Megenegna, this job would require you to Explore Addis Ababa and know all the suburbs, shops and business complexes like no other as you you would frequently be travelling around in Addis Ababa to campaign for barohub so as to convince or persuade customers who are online enthusiast to use Barohub website and other sisterly websites like Mekina Mender and Abyssinian Real Estate.
What we are looking for?
A highly motivated person preferably a fresh graduate from University or a College graduate with Diploma and a year or two experience in the industry.
Terms:
This job is for three days a week preferably Monday. Wednesday and Friday with a possibility to fulltime position based on performance and job Availability.
You would be motivated in this role and you are expeceted to display a great Passion in Internet Marketing. You must campaign for Barohub by engaging in door knocking and following up with targetted audiences by facebook and Google Adwords. Barohub offers Br 35  transport per day when doind campaign.
Salary:
Depending on experience and capability, a succesfull candidate will be paid Br 250 Per a Day. This is a sum of Br 3000 per month. Once defaulted to full time it would be Br 5,000 per month. This Salary does not include Br 35 per day when campaigning in Addis Ababa.

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