International Consultancy for the provision of Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training

Country: Ethiopia Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council Closing date: 9 Nov 2020 NATIONAL INVITATION TO TENDERNRC Ethiopia funded by Multiple Donors is seeking to engage International Consultancy service providers to deliver International Consultancy for the provision of Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training **ITB reference:PTN/2020/028**TENDER DOCUMENTSThe Invitation to Bid (ITB) documents will provide all relevant information in detail, requirements, quantities, delivery location, date, time, and place for the submission of the Tender, and can be obtained either:From the NRC website: https://www.nrc.no/procurement/Or bidders can pick-up in person the ITB documents from Logistics Department from Monday to Friday 08:30 to 15:00 at the following locations:· Addis Ababa Country Office – 5th Floor, Adika Building, Woreda 03, Bole Sub-city, Addis AbabaDuties and responsibilities:In order to achieve the objectives, the consultant(s) will:· Study relevant documents· Develop the concept of t…

Programme Director

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Oxfam GB
Closing date: 13 Oct 2020

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Our team

The Programmes Team will ensure that the programmes make the proper shift, with the quality needed to ensure a proper achievement of the Ethiopia Oxfam Country Strategy

Job purpose

Responsible for the development, design and management/monitoring of the country programmes and for ensuring the Oxfam in Ethiopia programme responds to current development trends related in the country. Ensure the proper implantation of programme strategies and plans maintaining the coordination, linkages and synergies within and between the long-term development and humanitarian programmes as well as contributes to linking these programmes with influencing and ensuring programme quality. **

What the recruiting manager has to say about the role?

This role is responsible for the strategic development and management of the country program.

Supports Oxfam’s impact locally, regionally, continentally and globally through ensuring program alignment to the key strategic objectives and program standards.

Provides strategic leadership and support to resource mobilisation efforts.

Ensures that the promotion of women’s rights is at the heart of all Oxfam in Ethiopia’s program work.**

core details

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Salary: As per Oxfam benefit package

Internal Grade: B2, National

Job Family: Programme

Contract type: Fixed-Term contract for Two years

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at interview stage

This role reports to: Country Director

Staff reporting to this post: Gender Programme Manager, Humanitarian Program Manager, Resilience Programme Manager, Livelihoods Programme Manager, Program Quality & Learning Manager

Annual budget for the post: N/A

Key relationships/interactions: Work closely with different with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

Screening checks: All successful candidates will be screened through

Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.

References: Should you be successful and not already employed by Oxfam GB, we will require minimum of two references covering five years of employment history.

DBS checks (for roles based in the UK):

It is a requirement in the UK for a new DBS check at enhanced level for every new member of staff who works directly with, or has regular contact with, children or vulnerable adults in the UK (consistent with DBS guidance and relevant law): N/A

Key responsibilities

Program development and delivery

  • Under the leadership of the CD, provides overall strategic and technical leadership in the design, development, planning, budgeting, and implementation of the OCS.
  • Ensures the delivery of a country program with demonstrable impact and is accountable for ensuring that the programme meets overall program quality and learning standards.
  • Manages and is accountable for programme budget including responding to high-level management and variance reports.
  • Working with the Program Q & L Manager, develop, implement and embed, a knowledge management system, that will ensure the sharing of knowledge across the program, other country programs, and the broader confederation.
  • Oversees the development of program and project improvement plans, to ensure effective and timely implementation of the projects and program.
  • Working closely with the Grants and Funding Manager, identify opportunities for funding to ensure the financial sustainability of the country programme of Oxfam in Ethiopia
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Oxfam’s partnership approach, including work with coalitions and networks, adopting a strategic, proactive perspective on how to achieve partner-led approaches to achieve sustainable change
  • Oversee the partner portfolio, with specific reference to the identification of both implementing and strategic partners, and building and maintaining these relationships
  • Leads the development of country level programme reporting – facilitating programme Managers and other team members’ contributions to reporting, consolidating programme reports and providing high-level strategic analysis of programme impact
  • Directs and coordinates external program engagement
  • Strong links between development programmes, humanitarian preparedness and response and to policy and advocacy interventions
  • Ensures that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues. In particular, promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work
  • Assist the programme team to develop, finalise and closely monitor their programme(s) budget
  • Work closely with the Finance Department to ensure effective financial and budgetary control of the programmes, according to OI’s policy and procedures
  • Manages a broad spectrum of programs or geographies, requiring a variety of competences and skills of the job holder. Management tasks and problems are diverse and complex and involve a significant degree of risk (financial, security, brand).
  • Participate in the annual budget process, leading on the program budget process, and provide ongoing oversight of program budgets

Coordination, networking and representation

· Provides strategic leadership and management of Oxfam ’s programme in-country including all development, advocacy, and humanitarian programming to maximise our influence and impact

  • Initiate, coordinate and lead Oxfam’s one program in Ethiopia ensuring it delivers on the OCS vision and objectives and championing the new ways of working embodied in the OCS
  • Develop and facilitate links with civil society (including non-implementing partners), the private sector, academic /knowledge institutions and governments, initiating contacts and building associations that can be used to enhance Oxfam’s work, and identifying key partners to collaborate with on the delivery of the program

People development and management

  • Strategic management and thought leadership
  • Ensures that team members have access to staff development opportunities, identifies and addresses capacity gaps and provides ongoing counselling and support team members
  • Motivate and support the Programme Team, providing leadership, inspiration, capacity building and guidance and ensuring that the management of the team is in line with Oxfam’s HR policies and procedures.
  • Establish effective relations with programme managers and other managers at all levels for application of matrix management responsibility of Programme and Programme Support staff based in operating locations.
  • Ensure all programme team have set annual performance objective and perform quarterly and annual performance appraisal as per the Let’s Talk Process
  • Manage and support the Programme Team to deliver on the OCS (Oxfam Country Strategy), providing leadership, inspiration and guidance and ensuring that the management of the team is in line with Oxfam’s HR policies and procedures.
  • With support from the Human Resources unit, manages the life cycle of individuals within the team from pre-recruitment to exit, including Let’s Talk processes, people’s development and working with HR on issues such as disciplinary matters among others.
  • Work closely with the HR Business Partner on the human resources planning for the programmes team including staff retention and talent management and succession planning.

Leadership and Management

  • To provide direct support to the Country Director, and the Programme Managers in the field on all matters of program and grants management with a view to ensuring quality program development and implementation standards are met.
  • Leadership, management, negotiation and coordination skills (of people and projects) in a complex multi-stakeholder, networked, global and largely virtual environment
  • Provide leadership to the programme team, ensuring the best possible support to the programme and advice to the country management team.
  • Liaising with managers in country in order to resolve problems related to the effective functioning of program function.
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviours and ways of working within the program team that promotes value addition, non-duplication of roles across functions, empowerment and role enrichment of team and a culture of cost-effectiveness by all functional managers.
  • Development of customer service attitude within the program team and a focus on integrated teamwork.
  • Proactively address the interface between different functions and programme teams in-country to ensure efficiency and accountability.
  • Developing organizational strategies and plans for communication and measuring the effectiveness

Other

  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights (click here).
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff safety health and wellbeing principles.

Your commitment to Oxfam

· Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights

· Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

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Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here.**

Essential - Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications & Competencies

· Post-Graduate from a recognized university/ college in International Development, Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian / Programme Management or any other area that can bring an added value to the job.

  • Relevant programme management experience of at least 10 years, preferably in an international NGO/operational UN agency/equivalent, out of which at least 7 years should be senior leadership/managerial experience
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in the field leading development and humanitarian programmes in one or more challenging contexts in developing countries.
  • Good understanding of development issues in general with significant knowledge and experience in one of the fields of: (a) sustainable livelihoods and resilience, b) gender and development
  • Good managerial skills to co-ordinate the Ethiopia program team to deliver on the OCS objectives.
  • Ability to coach on the building of strong, credible relationships with international and local NGOs, government associations, business leaders and communities
  • Ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; able to understand complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans
  • Ability to think strategically, work creatively, effectively and in an innovative manner
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and those of marginalised people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work in Ethiopia.
  • Proven analytical and conceptual thinking, high-level research, project management knowledge and skills and experience using participatory tools and methodologies for assessment, programme identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of development programs, humanitarian response and advocacy and campaigning.
  • Knowledge of capacity building, learning and development activities and how to create a learning and sharing environment with a strong knowledge management basis
  • Commitment to and knowledge of creating a partner-led operational environment, with an ability to create an internal Oxfam approach that is focussed on developing and supporting partner organisations to achieve direct impact and results relating to Oxfam’s objectives
  • Knowledge of, and experience in working with donors
  • Excellent influencing and persuasive skills and personal gravitas to gain respect and build and maintain strong, credible relationships, with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Influencing experience and ability to develop organisational networks and associations
  • Demonstrated organisational awareness and understanding of knowledge management
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; able to understand complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans
  • Persuasive influencing, motivation, team building and facilitation skills
  • Good understanding of management roles and dynamics in organizations
  • Developing organizational strategies and plans for communication and measuring the effectiveness
  • Experience in managing and developing others, including direct line management
  • Experience of leading and managing conflict resolution
  • Ability to liaise with a wide range of people, both internally and externally at very senior levels (OI, Executing Affiliate and other senior organizational leaders) with credibility, tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with demonstrable ability to lead, influence and motivate others.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to explain complex technical/legal issues, and build a considered analysis of taking different approaches
  • Excellent in the use of computers and Microsoft, especially spreadsheets (Excel), accounting packages, word processing (Word) and PowerPoint. Competent in the use of email packages.
  • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills. Able to use different approaches to achieve followership.
  • Flexibility in terms of travel and working hours is a requirement of this role with the possibility of working away from the office for periods of up to 2 weeks at a time.

Desirable

  • Experience in complex and insecure environments working in the humanitarian context with diverse teams.**
  • Previous experience in Ethiopia or East Africa and knowledge of the regional dynamics**
  • Familiarity with Oxfam’s priorities and development and humanitarian programme work is an advantage
  • Politically astute, with a good understanding of key external organisations, how they operate and make decisions, and the country development context.

OXFAM LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK

Competencies Description

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Decisiveness

We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.

Influencing

We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization. We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.

Humility

We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.

Relationship Building

We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.

Listening

We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thought and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.

Mutual Accountability

We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.

Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity

We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with a lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.

Systems Thinking

We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well-unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.

Strategic Thinking and Judgment

We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.

Vision Setting

We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.

Self-Awareness

We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.

Enabling

We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.

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How to apply:

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through www.ethiojobs.net or using Oxfam internal application portal https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/or https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/12973/description on or before 13th October 2020.

Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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