World Vision Ethiopia (WVE) is an International Humanitarian Christian Organization whose objective is to provide holistic and integrated development and emergency response programs in the country. WVE National Office has an immediate opening for a person who fulfills the following qualifications.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Community Systems and Capacity Development Director (CSCDD) will work closely with the Chief of Party (CoP) and Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP), government counterpart, community based structures and other actors in need of capacity building interventions that are actively engaged in comprehensive community based HIV and AIDS treatment, care and support services in the project operation areas and at national level.
The proposed CSCDD will be responsible for coordinating all activities associated with building host government capacity, community-based structures, and other actors and processes that constitute systems for the provision of comprehensive community based HIV and AIDS treatment, care and support services.
The CSCDD is expected to have Advanced Degree or higher in social work, social sciences or a closely related field with at least five years of experience in designing, implementing and managing community based HIV and AIDS treatment, Care and Support systems strengthening initiatives, institutional/ organizational capacity building, in sub-Saharan/developing countries. S/he will also work to ensure that sub-grantee management activities are in full compliance with USAID regulations and aligned to WV Ethiopia national office operations. The CSCDD shall have a keen understanding of the country context and work carefully and collaboratively to support the various entities in Ethiopia.
The proposed candidate shall have experience of managing comprehensive community based HIV and AIDS treatment, care and support services, strengthening systems and processes for ensuing the care and protection and People living with HIV and AIDS, and building the capacity of government, communities and other civil society organizations as well as experience in quality improvement or policy research, advocacy, planning and development and engaging representatives of the host country government, civil society organizations, international development organizations and NGOs to support project implementation.
S/he is required to have capability to strategically think, use diplomacy and effectively manage conflict, build team and negotiate with skills of interpersonal communication and facilitation, writing and oral presentation as well as ability to lead high-level meetings, forums, and conferences nationally and sub nationally.
The applicant must demonstrate strong experience in sub-grantee management, including building the capacity of local organizations and sub-grantees in U.S. government (USG) - supported grants. Coaching, advising, and enforcement. As the focus of this project is building capacities to effectively deliver community based HIV Prevention Care and Treatment for PLHIV, the most competitive candidates will also have experience in child welfare, protection and gender programs. Experience/expertise reaching adolescents, discordant couples, mothers, and PLHIV is a plus.
Ensure all community systems strengthening and capacity development related results are fully achieved
Ensure Continued community and institutional systems strengthened and capacity built for sustainable community and facility based HIV treatment, care and support service
Active institutional and community partner structures relevant to the project capacity and systems assessment
Effectively communicate and maintain partnerships and collaboration with host government; coordinate with MOH/HAPCO, PLHIV Associations and Networks, Local Implementing Partners, CSOs and other agencies related to systems strengthening and capacity building initiatives on community based HIV treatment, care and support
Identify capacity development needs of local partners through a participatory process, analyze feedback and develop operational plans
Monitor progresses made in building the capacity of local partners in collaboration with the M&E unit and provide periodic reports
Establish and maintain effective systems strengthening and capacity building reporting and evaluation for timely and quality communication within the project, consortium /sub grantees and partners
Advanced Degree or higher in social work, social sciences or related field
Five years or more experience on community based HIV and AIDS treatment, Care and Support interventions design, implementation and management
Experience in management and administration of a USAID Cooperative Agreement
Experience in technical, organizational, financial and human capacity assessment and building of community based and institutional structures in Ethiopia or any sub-Saharan/developing countries
Experience in managing of comprehensive community based HIV and AIDS treatment, care and support services, strengthening systems and processes to ensure care and protection for PLHIV
Experience with quality improvement, policy research, advocacy, planning and development
Experience in engaging representatives of Ethiopian government, civil society organizations, international development organizations and NGOs
3. Additional Technical Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated strategic thinking, diplomacy, conflict management, team building and negotiation skills
Demonstrated interpersonal communication and facilitation skills
Writing and oral presentation skills in English
Ability to lead high-level meetings, forums, and conferences
Strong analytical, managerial, leadership, communications and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to oversee the work of consultants and subcontractors, as required
Experience in health systems strengthening or capacity development of local community based organizations
Experience working in humanitarian/ civil society (NGO experience) or social work
4. Additional Requirements: Committed to WV’s vision, mission and core values.
5. Place of Work: Addis Abeba Office-based with frequent travel to the field
6. Salary: World Vision has an attractive salary and benefits package.