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Ethiopia: Chief of party Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: Chemonics
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 28 Sep 2018

Chemonics seeks a chief of party for the anticipated USAID Land Governance project in Ethiopia. The activity’s overall objective is to assist the Government of Ethiopia, its regions, and its citizens in strengthening land governance, increasing incomes, reducing conflict, and supporting well-planned urbanization, thereby contributing to the country’s transformation plan. The chief of party will be responsible for technical leadership, administrative oversight, and overall coordination of the activity. This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall project leadership through strategic planning, management, and technical implementation
  • Manage staff and ensure that the USAID Land Governance project meets stated goals and reporting requirements
  • Ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project
  • Serve as the principal institutional liaison with USAID and key stakeholders

Qualifications:​

  • Advanced degree (master’s level or equivalent) in land tenure, land administration, land use planning, land management, or another relevant field required
  • 10 years of experience in complex land administration or land tenure projects targeting topics such as land policy, customary land tenure systems, land use planning, and land administration
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of pastoral/grazing issues, customary land, peri-urban land tenure challenges, legal and policy reform, and land information systems, especially in Ethiopia
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in leading large teams of specialists in multiple disciplines; in collaborating with and providing regular written and oral results reports to senior government officials; in managing financial resources; and in interpreting and applying complex rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Proven negotiation ability and flexibility to navigate through acceptable solutions while working with host government officials and other partners in a politically sensitive environment
  • Experience in leading the implementation and monitoring of complex donor-funded projects with similar budgets and scopes
  • Excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the contract
  • Experience working in East Africa highly desired
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity​

How to apply:

Apply online at https://chemonicsesaf.formstack.com/forms/ethiopialandkp by Friday, September 28, 2018. We are recruiting on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.​



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Ethiopia: PROGRAMME DIRECTOR-ETHIOPIA Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: Concern Worldwide
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 12 Oct 2018

RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead the process of new programme development and design including preparation of concept notes and proposals.

• Take the lead role in conceptualizing, designing and development of new programmes in line with How Concern Understands Extreme Poverty

• Lead programme teams and various stakeholders in programme and proposal development processes.

• Develop effective linkages with Government, donors, strategic networks and partners to ensure Concern’s programmes are highly relevant to the wider development.

• Ensure organisational approaches such as equality, risk and vulnerability and accountability are addressed in programme design and implementation approaches.

Ensure a comprehensive funding strategy in place and meet organisational funding targets to effectively support delivery of development programmes. Including, but not limited to:

• Researching and analysing donor funding priorities as well as keeping informed on available funding opportunities in the various sectors and geographical areas of Concern’s programming in Ethiopia.

• Formulation of short, medium and long term funding strategy for programmes in consultation with the Senior Management Team and headquarters.

• Ensuring submission of high quality proposals to meet the funding requirements of development programmes

Provide strategic guidance and management of teams for effective implementation of development programmes

• Ensure that all programme implementation is guided by result based management principles and have effective planning and implementation review processes in place.

• Line manage programme managers and area coordinators ensuring performance objectives are aligned to programme delivery and are achieved.

• Lead on resource planning for development programmes including assisting in HR planning, recruitment and staff development.

• Coordinate the programme activities across programmes, sectors and approaches; coaching staff and ensuring complementary approaches.

• Manage budgets and resources in line with organisational procedures; this includes, preparation of programme budgets collaboratively with programme and finance staff and tracking programme expenditure through monthly management and quarterly financial review.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

• Ensure programme M&E system is in line with organisational guidelines and programme design.

• Liaise with PQU to ensure M&E of Concern Ethiopia development programs is in line with Concern M&E policy.

• Undertake regular monitoring visits to programme areas and provide feedback to programme staff and management.

• Identify areas of learning and good practice, sharing with internal and external stakeholders.

Donor and Grant Management

• Track programme implementation progress, programme context and provide regular updates to Country Director and SMT.

• Coordinate with programme managers, finance and support departments to ensure timely grant utilisation and compliance with donor requirements.

• Develop an annual reporting calendar for development programmes and lead in ensuring that good quality reports are submitted in line with donor requirements.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, provide effective leadership to the organisation. Including, but not limited to:

• Active participation in Senior Management meetings, contributing significantly to decisions on policy and strategic direction.

• Ensuring that the policies and strategies of Concern Worldwide are incorporated in our work as well as proposing, updating and implementing changes to existing policies and strategies within Ethiopia programme.

• Active contribution in following up Country Strategic Plan elaboration and implementation

PERSON SPECIFICATION

This is a national position. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ethiopia at the time of application

Education & Qualifications Required:

Essential:

ü Relevant Master’s degree qualification (agriculture, social science, health, economics, rural development etc.)

ü A minimum of 5 years senior management level experience with an INGO in development programming.

ü Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation techniques, accountability to beneficiaries and mainstreaming

ü Excellent management/leadership experience

ü Proven record in proposal development and resource mobilisation

ü Strong financial management

ü Good experience in networking, team building and mentoring

ü Strong staff management and development skills including Training, coaching and mentoring skills and ability to motivate and develop skills of others


How to apply:

All applications should be submitted through www.ethiojobs.net. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Concern Ethiopia, Human Resource Department

P.O. Box 2434, Addis Ababa. **

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

***Concern is committed to transparency and accountability in all of our work.* Contact us if you have any questions.** **

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Ethiopia: Head of Safety & Security Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 28 Sep 2018

Internal/External Vacancy Announcement

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INTRODUCTION

Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title

Head of Safety & Security

Code

0315

Place of Work

Addis Ababa

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the salary scale of the Organization

No. of Positions

1(One)

ROLE PURPOSE:

The security environment in Ethiopia is complex and dynamic due to conflicts between tribal and ethnic groups; the rise of extremism in the region; the prevalence of arms; the presence of illicit trade; poverty; lack of visible improvements in living standards; banditry. The changing political landscape on the local, national and regional levels, contributes to the changing security environment. There is a need to strengthen the Security management function of SC in Ethiopia and provide an efficient support function to country and local programmes and their programme managers. SC working in this insecure area requires a National Security Advisor to inform and advise on the continually changing security environment. The overall objective of this position is to reduce the risks posed to the programme personnel and assets of all national and international SC staff in Ethiopia through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused security management support. As member of the SMT, the position holder is also expected to play a significant role in ensuring gender equity among staff is maintained across the organization.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Country Director

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 9 regions in Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately 1,600 staff and current expenditure of approximately $90+ million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: TBC

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

As a member of the Extended Senior Management Team, contribute to:

· Leadership of the Ethiopia Country Office

· Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and donors

· Help design and implement a coherent organizational structure that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to programme needs

· Ensure Ethiopia Country Office complies with all Save the Children Management Operating Standards and Standard Operating Procedures

· Ensure that all required support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the rules and principles during emergencies, working closely with the Regional Office

Policies and procedures

· Develop and maintain country-wide security plan that is consistent with the acceptance model and Save the Children standards

· Ensure that all staff understand country-wide security plan and agree to abide by its policies and procedures

· Monitor the security environment and adjust security policies and procedures accordingly

· Ensure quality and relevance of area security plans

· Undertake reviews of policies and procedures; identify opportunities to enhance security

Assessment and analysis

· Ensure that incident report forms are properly compiled by staff and distributed to Country Office and Region Office

· Monitor events, review incidents and coordinate analysis, follow-up actions and recommendations

· Provide security update, which includes situational analysis, actions taken and actions recommended, to SC Senior Management Team on a regular basis

· Submit written weekly and monthly reports to SC SMT and regional management

· Provide informed recommendations in the context of security assessments and reviews

· Assess application of security policies and level of vulnerability of SC facilities; recommend changes to enhance security

· Monitor HR/Finance/Logistics working practices within context of safety and security and alert Country Director if inappropriate decisions are impacting safety and security of the team or external perception of the organization, thereby creating security risks

Programme implementation

· Advise on safe movement of staff, e.g. proper vehicle fleet management policies, adequate safety and communications equipment in vehicles, and training of drivers in established procedures and requisite skills

· Assist with programme proposal development to ensure adequate consideration of safety and security needs and inclusion of safety and security costs

· Undertake security assessments of and field missions to programme areas and potential programme areas; report on findings and design necessary improvements

· Provide safety and security support and advice to area and field managers

Communication and training

· Liaise on a regular basis with UN, government, diplomatic and consular officials and community leaders in the process of gathering and verifying security information

· Coordinate the gathering and flow of security information with other relevant actors; classify security information according to its reliability and accuracy

· Maintain and review incident reporting and mapping system; ensure that up to date incident maps are available for all SC staff on a regular basis

· Ensure that appropriate systems are in place to effectively disseminate security information and updates of the security system to staff

· Coordinate and manage the proper use of SC telecommunications systems

· Ensure that regular security meetings are conducted with relevant SC staff

· Develop and implement security training plan for all staff; develop and apply evaluation processes to determine whether training competencies are met

· Facilitate security management training with staff in the country office and at project locations

· Build capacity of security focal points to conduct threat assessments

· Provide recommendations to SC staff as to ways in which they can effectively reach out to, gain acceptance from and improve their image in host communities

· Develop security briefing materials and provide orientation for incoming or newly appointed SC staff

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Formal security qualification or advanced security management training
  • Advanced level of understanding with the philosophy and mode of operation of NGOs
  • 10 -12 years of relevant progressive experience, out of which 5 years in managerial, in complex and insecure settings, preferably in more than one country with large teams of staff
  • Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with regional, national and international institutions
  • Experience of incident reporting, incident mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions, set up and execution of an incident warning system (warden system), compilation of security reports and assessments
  • Strong analytical capacity, resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of security within programmes and ensuring the most effective support to line management
  • Ability to balance demands of beneficiary and security actors while maintaining appropriate contextual NGO security advice and coordination
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments
  • Competency in Internet and Microsoft Office systems including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other database/mapping systems
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Ability to speak Amharic and preferably other local languages
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children. We undertake rigorous procedures during the recruitment process including background checks to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will therefore be subject to this scrutiny.

In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview.


How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through ethiopia.recruitment@savethe children.org on or before September 28, 2018**

a. A CV (not more than 3 pages)

b. A cover letter (not more than one page)

c. A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.



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Ethiopia: Head of Safety &Security Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 30 Sep 2018

ROLE PURPOSE:

The security environment in Ethiopia is complex and dynamic due to conflicts between tribal and ethnic groups; the rise of extremism in the region; the prevalence of arms; the presence of illicit trade; poverty; lack of visible improvements in living standards; banditry. The changing political landscape on the local, national and regional levels, contributes to the changing security environment. There is a need to strengthen the Security management function of SC in Ethiopia and provide an efficient support function to country and local programmes and their programme managers. SC working in this insecure area requires a National Security Advisor to inform and advise on the continually changing security environment. The overall objective of this position is to reduce the risks posed to the programme personnel and assets of all national and international SC staff in Ethiopia through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused security management support. As member of the SMT, the position holder is also expected to play a significant role in ensuring gender equity among staff is maintained across the organization.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Country Director

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 9 regions in Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately 1,600 staff and current expenditure of approximately $90+ million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: TBC

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

As a member of the Extended Senior Management Team, contribute to:

· Leadership of the Ethiopia Country Office

· Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and donors

· Help design and implement a coherent organizational structure that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to programme needs

· Ensure Ethiopia Country Office complies with all Save the Children Management Operating Standards and Standard Operating Procedures

· Ensure that all required support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the rules and principles during emergencies, working closely with the Regional Office

Policies and procedures

· Develop and maintain country-wide security plan that is consistent with the acceptance model and Save the Children standards

· Ensure that all staff understand country-wide security plan and agree to abide by its policies and procedures

· Monitor the security environment and adjust security policies and procedures accordingly

· Ensure quality and relevance of area security plans

· Undertake reviews of policies and procedures; identify opportunities to enhance security

Assessment and analysis

· Ensure that incident report forms are properly compiled by staff and distributed to Country Office and Region Office

· Monitor events, review incidents and coordinate analysis, follow-up actions and recommendations

· Provide security update, which includes situational analysis, actions taken and actions recommended, to SC Senior Management Team on a regular basis

· Submit written weekly and monthly reports to SC SMT and regional management

· Provide informed recommendations in the context of security assessments and reviews

· Assess application of security policies and level of vulnerability of SC facilities; recommend changes to enhance security

· Monitor HR/Finance/Logistics working practices within context of safety and security and alert Country Director if inappropriate decisions are impacting safety and security of the team or external perception of the organization, thereby creating security risks

Programme implementation

· Advise on safe movement of staff, e.g. proper vehicle fleet management policies, adequate safety and communications equipment in vehicles, and training of drivers in established procedures and requisite skills

· Assist with programme proposal development to ensure adequate consideration of safety and security needs and inclusion of safety and security costs

· Undertake security assessments of and field missions to programme areas and potential programme areas; report on findings and design necessary improvements

· Provide safety and security support and advice to area and field managers

Communication and training

· Liaise on a regular basis with UN, government, diplomatic and consular officials and community leaders in the process of gathering and verifying security information

· Coordinate the gathering and flow of security information with other relevant actors; classify security information according to its reliability and accuracy

· Maintain and review incident reporting and mapping system; ensure that up to date incident maps are available for all SC staff on a regular basis

· Ensure that appropriate systems are in place to effectively disseminate security information and updates of the security system to staff

· Coordinate and manage the proper use of SC telecommunications systems

· Ensure that regular security meetings are conducted with relevant SC staff

· Develop and implement security training plan for all staff; develop and apply evaluation processes to determine whether training competencies are met

· Facilitate security management training with staff in the country office and at project locations

· Build capacity of security focal points to conduct threat assessments

· Provide recommendations to SC staff as to ways in which they can effectively reach out to, gain acceptance from and improve their image in host communities

· Develop security briefing materials and provide orientation for incoming or newly appointed SC staff

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Formal security qualification or advanced security management training
  • Advanced level of understanding with the philosophy and mode of operation of NGOs
  • 10 -12 years of relevant progressive experience, out of which 5 years in managerial, in complex and insecure settings, preferably in more than one country with large teams of staff
  • Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with regional, national and international institutions
  • Experience of incident reporting, incident mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions, set up and execution of an incident warning system (warden system), compilation of security reports and assessments
  • Strong analytical capacity, resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of security within programmes and ensuring the most effective support to line management
  • Ability to balance demands of beneficiary and security actors while maintaining appropriate contextual NGO security advice and coordination
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments
  • Competency in Internet and Microsoft Office systems including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other database/mapping systems
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Ability to speak Amharic and preferably other local languages
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through ethiopia.recruitment@savethe children.org on or before September 30, 2018

a. A CV (not more than 3 pages)

b. A cover letter (not more than one page)

c. A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children. We undertake rigorous procedures during the recruitment process including background checks to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will therefore be subject to this scrutiny.

In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities. Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview.



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Ethiopia: Chief Health (P5), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (International Fixed Term Post) Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 15 Oct 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.

For every child, A chance to Thrive!

UNICEF Ethiopia has been working in Ethiopia for the last 65 yearssupporting the national and regional efforts towards the progressive realizationof the rights of children and women.

We do this by supporting the achievements of the Growth and Transformation Plan II as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our programmes in Health, Nutrition, WASH, Child Protection, Education and Social Policy and Evidence on Social Inclusion.

In addition, UNICEF Ethiopia has been leading the support in humanitarian programmes relentlessly working towards responding to emergency needs.

How can you make a difference?

The Chief, Health reports to the Deputy Representative for general guidance and direction. The Chief is responsible for managing and leading all stages of health programmes/projects with a health systems focus (e.g gender, maternal, neonatal, child survival, emergency preparedness, resilience building ) from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of results. S/he leads and manages the health team including establishing plans of action to achieve concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework, and does so in consultation with the Regional Health Adviser.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Managerial leadership
  • In line with the Government of Ethiopia’s Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP), establish the section’s annual work plan with the health team, and set priorities and targets in support of government systems strengthening, including resilience building to shocks and emergency preparedness and response. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
  • Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team.
  • Ensure Ethiopia Country office priorities of resilience building, integrated early childhood development and adolescent girls focus is ensured in policy advocacy, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation , systems strengthening support etc
  • Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives, goals, direction, and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.

2. Programme development and planning

  • Lead the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis to establish a comprehensive and updated strategic plan for development, design and management of health related programmes in line with the HSTP and with systems strengthening and emergency preparedness and resilience underpinning all work. Keep abreast of national, regional and global development trends and priorities to determine the strategies, approaches and priorities for programming to address the country’s health needs with a systems strengthening perspective in view.
  • Lead, coordinate and supervise the development of health programmes (as a component of the CO and/or UNDAF programmes) and establish plans of action, programme goals and results using results-based planning methodology and terminology (RBM).
  • Oversee the timely preparation of the health programme recommendation and related documentation for inclusion in the Country Office Programme recommendation ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.

3. Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results

  • Coordinate, plan and/or collaborate with monitoring and evaluation initiatives to establish benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence, and delivery of concrete and sustainable and gender sensitive results in health programmes.
  • Participate in major monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management ; identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Monitor programmes/projects to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Plan, approve, monitor, and control the use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) certifying/verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Submit programme/project reports to donors and other partners to keep them informed on programme progress and critical issues.

4. Advisory services and technical support

  • Advise key government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners on policies, strategies and best practices and approaches on health and related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation, and delivery of results.
  • Participate in strategic discussions to influence policy discussions and agenda setting to promote health and development issues especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness, maternal, neonatal and child survival and development.

5. Advocacy, networking and partnership building

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners, allies, donors, and academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication of UNICEF’s mission, goals, programmes, and resource mobilizations needs.
  • Develop communication strategies as well as implementation plans and activities for maximum communication impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for UNICEF and Country Office health programmes (maternal, neonatal and child survival).
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on health-related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting. Collaborate with inter-agency partners and colleagues in UNDAF planning and preparation of health programmes/projects.

6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable health programmes/projects initiatives.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting edge practices in the health management and information systems. Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Lead and/or develop policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Lead, plan and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health related programmes/projects.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in A medical or advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or another relevant technical field *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 ten years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas, at the international level, is required: public health planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. 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 functional competencies required for this post are

  • Leading and supervising (III)
  • Formulating strategies/concepts (III)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (III)
  • Deciding and initiating action (III)
  • Persuading and influencing (II)

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:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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=516555



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Ethiopia: Chief Nutrition (P5- Fixed Term), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 15 Oct 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.

For every child,making Early Moments Matter!

UNICEF Ethiopia has been working in Ethiopia for the last 65 yearssupporting the national and regional efforts towards the progressive realizationof the rights of children and women.

We do this by supporting the achievements of the Growth and Transformation Plan II as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our programmes in Health, Nutrition, WASH, Child Protection, Education and Social Policy and Evidence on Social Inclusion.

In addition, UNICEF Ethiopia has been leading the support in humanitarian programmes relentlessly working towards responding to emergency needs.

How can you make a difference?

The Chief, Nutrition reports to the Representative or Deputy Representative for general guidance and direction. The Chief is responsible for managing and supervising all stages of the nutrition programme, from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of results in support of the government’s multi sector nutrition policy and the SDG’s. The Chief is responsible for leading and managing the Nutrition team. The Chief is accountable for ensuring that concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programmes are achieved in accordance with plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans aligned to the SDG’s, standards of performance, and accountability framework. The Chief of Nutrition post ensures that support is provided to government systems strengthening for achievement of sustainable gender sensitive results, builds resilience at the institutional, community and household levels to manage shocks and plan, prepare and respond to nutrition emergencies in line with ongoing humanitarian reforms. The Chief is also responsible for delivering against UNICEF’s accountabilities for the nutrition cluster in emergency settings.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Managerial leadership

 Ensure the vision, strategy and plan, implementation and monitoring of the nutrition team supports government systems strengthening for achievement of sustainable gender sensitive results, builds resilience at the institutional , community and household levels to manage shocks

 Establish the section’s annual work plan with the nutrition team in collaboration with health and Water , Sanitation and Hygiene teams in particular, and set priorities and targets. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.

 Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team.

 Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives, goals, direction, and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently

 Ensure support to government and partners to plan, prepare and respond to nutrition emergencies in line with ongoing humanitarian reforms and deliver against UNICEF’s accountabilities for the nutrition cluster in emergency settings.,

2. Programme development and planning Lead and support the planning and updating of the situation analysis to ensure comprehensive and current data on maternal and child nutrition is available to guide policy development and design and management of nutrition programmes and projects in alignment with other partners.  Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery to achieve sustainable, effective and equitable coverage of maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition programme results. Lead, coordinate and supervise the formulation and design of nutrition programme/project recommendations and related documentations as a component of the Country Programme, establishing clear programme goals, objectives, strategies and results based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM).  Oversee the timely preparation of nutrition programme recommendation to ensure the alignment of nutrition programmes with the overall UNICEF Strategic Plan, Country Programme, and coherence and integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies, and national priorities, plans and competencies.

 Consult and collaborate with colleagues and external partners to provide technical and operational support on programme planning, management and implementation, and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with UNICEF Strategic Plans, donors’ development strategies, policies, country level national priorities and competencies, and UN system development interventions and initiatives.

3. Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results

 Coordinate, plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in nutrition programmes.

 Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual health reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.

 Assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management.

 Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.

 Monitor programmes and projects to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems; and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.

 Plan, approve, monitor and control the use of programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, standards of accountability and integrity, donor commitments. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.

 Submit Programme/project reports to donors and other partners to keep them informed on Programme progress and critical issues.

4. Advisory services and technical support

• Advise key government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners on policies, strategies, best practices and approaches on nutrition and related issues to support Programme development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.

• Participate in strategic programme discussions and planning to provide technical advice, contribute to policy discussions and agendas, and promote health/nutrition interventions, especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness and maternal/newborn/child health and nutrition.

• Prepare policy papers, briefs and other strategic Programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.

• Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives Programme development and contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated.

5. Advocacy, networking and partnership building

• Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with nutrition/health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, allies, donors, and academia, through active networking, advocacy and effective communication. Build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and/or promote cooperation and alliances to achieve programme goals on maternal and child rights as well as social justice and equity.

• Develop communication and information materials to highlight programme goals, achievements and/or needs to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and support fund raising for nutrition programmes (maternal, infant and child survival and development). Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on nutrition-related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting. Collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of nutrition programmes/projects.

6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

• Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable nutrition programme/project initiatives through advocacy and technical advisory services.

• Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting edge practices in health management and information systems. Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.

• Lead the development of policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.

• Lead, plan and/or implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health/nutrition related programmes/projects

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.*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 ten years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.

  • Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. 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 functional competencies required for this post are….

  • Leading and supervising (III)
  • Formulating strategies/concepts (III)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (III)
  • Deciding and initiating action (III)
  • Persuading and influencing (II)

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:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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=516575



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