Hub Manager- Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: British Council
Closing date: 17 Jan 2021

Pay band: 7 (Locally engaged)

Alternative locations the role could be based: Ethiopia

Department: Finance

Contract type: Fixed Term

Duration: One year with high possibility of extension**

Role Purpose

The Regional Hub Manager primarily leads on the day to day delivery of the Civil Society Support in Northern part of the country covering Tigray, Amhara and some parts of Afar. The regional manager is required to represent the programme and facilitate strong, dynamic and transparent relationship building with local civil society, government and other relevant actors and maximise the impact of their engagement with the programme.

Challenges & Accountabilities

The work of the Hub Manager involves a strong focus on grants management, technical support and direct coaching and mentoring to CSO grant recipients, from pre-grant application support and grant selection process through to successful delivery and closure of grant funded initiatives. The hub manager will ensure that central cross programme strategies and policies are consistently implemented within the region, following DFID and corporate British Council standards are met.

The postholder will lead on the programme delivery in North Hub, based in a regional office (which is situated within partner premises through hosting arrangement) without direct day to day supervision; a significant challenge will be to balance long and short-term priorities whilst combining frontline delivery and back office management effectiveness and essential controls;

The hub will operate outside of Addis, with a very small footprint and skeleton staff and the hub manager will be responsible for leading and overseeing a wide range of work areas and functions including financial planning and management, HR/line management, event management, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation.

The postholder will be responsible for the quality of delivery in the regional hub across the range of programme functions, particularly financial management, granting and M&E, the quality of returns and reports to the centre, in particular related to progress, impact, MEL, financial / grant management and control, risk management and the effectiveness and robustness of CSO grantee oversight measures and mechanisms necessary to safeguard the regional hub share of the grant funds.

In addition, you will also be responsible for a regional hub operation that flexibly but effectively manages competing demands including statutory requirements, British Council governance and client specifications. Most critical will be the degree to which central programme requirements are met alongside core regional hub activities.

You will also ensure the attainment of regional administrative, financial, logistical) programme standards, strategies and client KPIs, which may include contract deliverables such as plans and frameworks (such as procurement, value for money etc). You will build a strong networks and relationships with regional partners, government representatives and other stakeholders to ensure good levels of programme support and understanding as well as facilitate good levels of access to stakeholders by senior programme staff and consultants.

The ideal person should be a self starter and have the ability and experience to deliver on projects as you will own research, existing knowledge of the region and its key stakeholders and partners and extensive understanding of programme and client objectives used to contribute to the strategic and technical development of programme delivery.

As with any business that experiences peaks and troughs of activity, there is likely to be a need to work outside office hours from time to time.

Essential Requirements

The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

• Fluency in English (C1 or IELTS 6.5 or equivalent), Amharic and/or a language spoken and used in one of the regional states of the country.

• A first degree or equivalent professional experience in project management, business administration, finance or related discipline

• A first degree or equivalent professional experience in project management, business administration, finance or related discipline

• At least three years’ experience in a similar role managing client funded projects and/or grants

Programme / Operations management - Ability to adapt and implement back office programme management functions, particularly in relation to grant and downstream partner management

• Direct experience of preparing and presenting highlight reports for mixed audience groups including clients, partners, senior managers and corporate stakeholders

Financial management – a thorough understanding of costing, forecasting and budget management issues in the British Council donor funded grant management context; strong experience of applying corporate governance.

CSO Capacity Building – Significant experience of building the capacity of CSO/NGO grant recipients at all stages of the grant process from design to closure.

Desirable requirements

• A professional project management qualification

Additional Information: Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.

Closing Date 17 January 2021 applications will close 23:59 Nigeria Time**

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