Ethiopia: Senior Programme Coordinator for Gambella, Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Senior Programme Coordinator for Gambella, Ethiopia

Organization: DanChurchAid
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 20 Jan 2019

DanChurchAid (DCA) is a legally registered International NGO (Charities and Societies Agency Certificate # 1083) engaged in development and humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people and communities in Ethiopia in partnership with Ethiopian NGOs and civil society organizations. DCA has a strong development and humanitarian programme in Ethiopia with offices in Addis, Bale, Gambella, Waghimra and Afar.

The DCA Gambella Programme has grown extensively since the office opened in March 2015. The projects relate to WASH, fresh food electronic vouchers, cash and market-based programming and livelihoods for host communities and refugees in four different camps and are among other funded by ECHO, BPRM and DANIDA.

As the Senior Programme Coordinator for DCA in Gambella, you will report directly to the Head of Programmes for DCA in Addis Ababa. You will be responsible for the overall coordination and leadership of the planning, implementation, M&E and fundraising for all DCA projects in Gambella. You will play a key role in representing DCA including liaison with local government and other humanitarian actors. Under the direct supervision of DCA’s Head of Programmes in Addis, you will provide technical and administrative leadership and guidance to the Gambella team and ensure that projects are implemented in line with donor requirements and the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Main technical tasks of the position are:

· Management and coordination of all DCA projects in Gambella, in close consultation with the relevant Coordinators, Managers and Advisors and in accordance with project proposals;

· Closely coordinate with all departments within the programme on planning and implementation to ensure maximum impact for communities;

· Support the Head of Programmes in development and production of new strategies, concept notes and proposals as well as budgets for new projects;

· Ensure complete and timely reporting of activities, in accordance with donor and HQ requirements;

· Facilitate and lead annual implementation and procurement planning processes for all projects in Gambella;

· Ensure the quality of projects through regular supervision and monitoring in project areas;

· Regularly monitor potential security risks and implementation challenges, including contextual changes, and advice DCA management on mitigation and evolving needs on the ground;

· In close collaboration with the finance department, manage and monitor budget utilization for each project and adjust as required;

· Set up, manage and coordinate Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning across all projects;

· Develop and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders and represent DCA at coordination meetings and working groups in all sectors;

· Manage the day to day operations of DCA Gambella field office and ensure that DCA’s administrative rules and regulations are respected;

· Ensure that necessary administrative and logistics supports are provided to field staff based in intervention requirements;

· Conduct monthly project meetings and send monthly reports to the HoP covering all aspects of the programme in Gambella;

· Facilitate timely recruitment of Gambella project staff;

· Ensure that DCA’s human resources policies and procedures are fully implemented and respected at field offices

Additional responsibilities include:

· Ensure relevant induction of programme staff to DCA policies and procedures, including Core Humanitarian Standards, Child Safeguarding Policy, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy, Anti-corruption Policy etc.;

· Contribute to culture of excellence, continuous improvement and performance optimization in all projects;

· Ensure diversity and inclusion and contribute to building the team spirit

Required Key Qualifications and Experiences:

· MA/MSC degree in Development Studies/Agricultural Economics, livelihood or other related fields;

· Minimum of 12 years’ experience in humanitarian INGO preferably on humanitarian programme/project management positions, at least 3 years of which should be in senior management position with progressive greater responsibility;

· Advanced leadership, team building, project management, networking and advocacy skills are required;

· Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously;

· Ability to evaluate data and course of action to reach logical and pragmatic decisions;

· Proven experience in working in refugee settings within a complex context;

· Ability to work under minimum supervision

· Proven experience of programme development, the humanitarian programme cycle and participatory planning methodologies;

· Good writing skills including for proposals and reporting to high-level international donors;

· Excellent understanding and experience in developing and utilizing rigorous planning, monitoring, and evaluation processes;

· Proven experience in monitoring projects and leading successful project implementation;

· Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure with minimum supervision

Personal Skills and Qualities:

· Excellent inter-personal communication, facilitation and problem-solving skills;

· Ability to work as a team and independently;

· Excellent written and spoken English language is essential;

· Experience with data analysis, tablets, smartphones and associated software (e.g. Magpi, ODK);

· Computer literacy in Microsoft office package;

· Working experience or developed knowledge of working in the region desirable

· Effective networking abilities and good interpersonal skill

We offer:

  • 2-year contract starting as soon as possible with possibility for renewal;
  • A competitive salary package based on experience level with 30 working days of annual leave; Medical and accident insurance

How to apply:

To Apply please upload your CV and cover letter no later 20 January 2019 using the following link: https://www.danchurchaid.org/join-us/jobs/international-vacancies/senior-programme-coordinator-for-gambella

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. DCA reserves the right to select a candidate prior to the deadline.

Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Only online applications consisting as a minimum of a CV and a cover letter will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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