Programme Officer - Governance at Embassy of Ireland Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ireland Embassy

Job Role

Areas of responsibility for the Irish Aid Programme Officers include ensuring that all funding partnerships are managed in line with best practice for Project Cycle Management and Irish Aid’s commitment to management for results, the provision of technical support to partners, and coordination and representational duties as and when required.

The Programme Officer will report to the Irish Aid Senior Governance Programme Manager. The Programme Officer will be based in the Embassy of Ireland in Addis Ababa, but will be expected to participate in regular field monitoring of all governance sector programmes.

Job Requirements

Essential requirements candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • A bachelor level degree in an area relevant to social development e.g.
    • Development Studies,
    • Political Science,
    • Law etc.
  • Three years of work experience in project cycle management including procurement processes; financial management of budgets and disbursements; audit; M&E; and information management.
  • Knowledge and experience of the operating framework for civil society in Ethiopia.
  • Knowledge and experience in actions promoting good governance, accountability and development including civil society roles, economic governance, conflict mitigation/resolution, Human Rights protection etc.
  • A willingness and ability to travel frequently, often to remote areas.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Amharic. A written exam will be administered to test writing skills.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills, with an aptitude for external representation and networking.
  • Excellent computer skills including in Outlook, Word, Excel and Power point.
  • The successful candidate must have a legal entitlement to live and work in the Ethiopia prior to recruitment.

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience of mainstreaming cross-cutting issues, particularly governance and gender equality.
  • Knowledge and experience of organisational capacity development.
  • Knowledge and experience of Social Accountability and other community-based participatory tools, knowledge of civil societies’ contribution in the main thematic areas of development in Ethiopia (livelihoods, health and nutrition, social protection, economic empowerment and development, policy influence and capacity building).
  • Results-based monitoring, including the generation and analysis of survey data.
  • Case study preparation

Terms and conditions of employment:

The Governance Programme Officer position will be appointed initially on a three-year fixed term contract.

The salary for the position is €1,608.59 per month, paid directly to a bank account therefore the successful candidate must have a bank account.

How to Apply

Application packs can be downloaded from the Embassy website here

If you have difficulties in downloading the application form, please contact us with +251 115 180500 Completed applications comprising of the application form and a covering letter should be submitted by email only to by close of business Friday 15th October 2021.

CVs will not be considered. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.   The successful candidate must have a legal entitlement to live and work in Ethiopia prior to recruitment.

General Data Protection Regulation:

All personal information received will be kept in line with GDPR guidelines.

Security Clearance for Local Staff

Police security clearance will be sought in respect of individuals who come under consideration for appointment. Enquiries may also be made with the police force of any country in which the applicant under consideration for appointment resided. If unsuccessful, this information will be destroyed. If the applicant subsequently comes under consideration for another position, they will be required to supply this information again.

Please note that canvassing will disqualify applicants.

Embassy Addis Ababa is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity.

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