Rss en-us Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:23:57 GMT Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:23:57 GMT editor@example.com webmaster@example.com <![CDATA[Director, Horticulture Value Chain]]>

Vacancy Announcement

ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY

 

Position:                          Director, Horticulture Value Chain

Term of Employment:   Project

Duty Station(s):              Addis Ababa

Required Number:        One

Salary & Benefits:          Competitive

Application Deadline:   September 3, 2017

 

BACKGROUND:

The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) has been established by the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to identify and address systemic bottlenecks to Ethiopia’s agricultural development. The Agency does this through problem-solving, implementation support, and capacity building of stakeholders involved in implementation of interventions that address the systemic bottlenecks. The Agency reports to the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources and is Secretary to the Transformation Council chaired by the Prime Minister.. 

The Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) initiative has been introduced in Ethiopia to apply a geographically-focused approach for rapidly enhancing priority commodity agricultural value chains throughout the country. The implementation of this initiative will support agricultural sector transformation by enhancing and supporting existing structures of government, private-sector and other non-governmental partners, to address systemic as well as commodity- and geography-specific bottlenecks in agricultural value chains.

ACCs are defined as geographically concentrated networks of producers, agro-industries, traders and other private and public actors engaged in the same industry and that are inter-connected and building value networks, either formally or informally, when addressing common challenges and pursuing common opportunities. This concept builds on previous federal and regional efforts for value chain development, including part of the government’s focus on Economic Growth Corridors and crop production and productivity Initiatives in priority woredas. The current approach advocates for a more focused and market-driven solution with significant coordination and support between federal and regional bodies.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Federal ACC Horticulture Value Chains Director will lead and oversee all operations of the ACC horticulture  production and Value Chain wing of the ACC and report to the Senior director .The Horticulture  value chain director is responsible to manage senior technical experts and ensure all deliverables are executed within the specified amount of time and budget. The horticulture value chain director is responsible to develop and execute interventions that render the Value chain of focus commodities more efficient. Ultimately, the Horticulture value chain director is responsible to ensure production, productivity as well as commercialization activities are increasing according to target in the cluster woredas.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Leadership

 

Ÿ  Support the Senior Director of ACC in leading  ATA’s Federal ACC engagement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources  in the implementation of ACC deliverables

Ÿ  Support the senior director  in the engagement with the Regional Presidents and Regional Transformation Councils as well as with the Bureaus of Agriculture and other relevant Regional stakeholders

Ÿ  Support the Senior director  in aligning  national and regional strategies and programs to deliver increased results in effectively impact cluster level VC concept 

Ÿ  Support the senior director of ACC in co-coordinating  public-private stakeholders' alignment on ACC strategies and deliverables

Ÿ  Support the senior director in  timely and effectively designing and delivering  higher level reporting  on achieved results, planning and execution strategies

Ÿ   Ensure effective regular communication and reporting with the various government offices, and key public, private and development partner stakeholders

 

Technical

Ÿ   Supervise and performance manage horticultural crops technical experts   of the ACC initiatives  across the followings domain : Regular field visits ; disease monitoring / diagnostics; Soil moisture status monitoring, Irrigation scheduling; Ag chemical, fertilizer & seed recommendations, Crop rotation planning and hybrid/variety selection recommendations, farmer demonstrations planning and monitoring

Ÿ  Provide direction, guidance and support to the regional directors to ensure technical knowledge is transferred to regional bureaus  and  high quality deliverables and outputs are created within each region , in line with the ACC focus commodities

Ÿ  Actively participate in diagnostic activities, solution design and development and implementation of horticulture interventions  in cluster woredas

Ÿ  Support, enable and facilitate close and collaborative relationships between ATA Program Directors and key stakeholders/partners across problem solving and implementation support areas

Ÿ  Critically assess capacity gaps that may hinder effective implementation of activities and develop solutions as required and develop corrective action for implementation

Ÿ  Coordinate and harmonize the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects within the ACC  Value Chains enhancement programs

Ÿ  Assist in building capacity of key government, private and informal actors in the education, research, extension and production continuum associated with the system sub sector.

Ÿ  Work closely with the irrigation team for effective and efficient use of water in irrigation agriculture, participate on new crop package preparation and revision

Ÿ  Support the RBoANR in promoting high-value crops and scaling up of best practices

Ÿ  Assist the regional counterparts to link farmer, farmers group and private actors to  market

Ÿ  Support in organizing national platforms on horticulture  commodities

Project Management

Ÿ  Ensure stakeholder coordination, planning, reporting, problem solving and implementation support activities is conducted by federal ACC technical experts  

Ÿ  Design  actionable  programs to be implemented by the ACC team and key stakeholders for effective results

Ÿ  Lead the technical component of the agronomy wing, production to  post harvest of the ACC

Ÿ  Manage budget and timely (monthly, quarterly and yearly)

Ÿ  Reporting  ( weekly , monthly, quarterly and yearly) of performance and provide insight on reason why variation exist to plan for corrective action

 

Resource Mobilization

·         Support the mobilization of domestic and external resources for the ACC Initiative, including development of project proposals as required

·         Support the facilitation of  private sector investments and provide on-going problem-solving support by closely working with the concerned stakeholders

 

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:53:31 GMT
<![CDATA[Social Development Advisor]]>

Social Development Advisor

GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #86/2017

GIZ- SLM

 

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes.

 

In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 40 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on the commission of the Ethiopian government and international donors.

 

Ethiopia is one of the Sub-Saharan African countries most seriously affected by environmental problems such as land degradation. In order to reduce these impacts, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE), in collaboration with its development partners, has been implementing the Sustainable Land Management Program (SLMP) since 2009. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusam-menarbeit (GIZ) is currently supporting the Ethiopian Government’s efforts with the Sustainable Land Management Program (GIZ-SLM) operating in the country’s highland regions and with the Strengthening Drought Resilience Program (GIZ-SDR) which focuses on pastoralist lowland areas. In early 2016, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the European Union (EU) agreed to launch a new support program to SLMP under the title “EU Support to the Sustainable Land Management Program” (EU Support to SLMP). The action is fully harmonized with the Government of Ethiopia’s SLMP results framework and builds on the ongoing SLMP and the aforementioned GIZ programs.

Against this background, GIZ is currently recruiting an advisor (social development and income generating activities) for EU Support to SLMP (duty station: Addis Ababa, with frequent duty missions to Yayu and Bale eco-regions), matching the following profile;

 

 

Position:                                 Social Development Advisor

Remuneration:                       As per the GIZ scale

Application deadline:            September 2, 2017

Place of Work:                        Yayu Eco-Region

 

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate GIZ-SLM’s / EU Support to SLMP’s capacity development activities as defined in the Operational Manual (OM) for GIZ-SLM service delivery

 

B1  General Tasks:

  • Address capacity development needs in his/her specific fields of expertise on zonal and woreda levels, in line with the principles and mandates as defined in the GIZ-SLM OM
  • Provide trainings in his/her specific fields of expertise in accordance with GIZ-SLM standards and in line with EU Support to SLMP
  • Provide technical support and backstopping in his/her specific fields of expertise to SLMP implementing bodies on zonal and woreda levels in close collaboration with the eco-regional coordinators
  • Ensure the cascading of trainings to community level according to annual work plans
  • Provide coaching to trained trainers during implementation of cascaded trainings
  • Follow up on agreements and recommendations from technical cooperation field support in close collaboration with the responsible eco-regional coordinator
  • Communicate knowledge products that improve quality of service delivery to the eco-regional coordinator as defined in the GIZ-SLM OM
  • Report on monthly basis to the project manager according to the standards as defined in the GIZ-SLM OM

 

B2  Specific Subject Matter Specialist Tasks:

  • Facilitate networking between the different woreda offices involved in formation of groups or associations, such as Office of Agriculture, Cooperative Office, Micro and Small Enterprise Office and Women and Youth Affairs Office, etc.
  • Provide guidance and support to SLMP zone and woreda focal persons on formation of platform at woreda, kebele and community levels in accordance with the CBPWDG
  • Provide guidance and support to SLMP zone and woreda focal persons on the formation of Community Based Organizations (CBOs), such as watershed user associations and self-help groups for sustainable management of rehabilitated lands in accordance with the PIM and/or regional proclamations
  • Provide guidance and support to SLMP zone and woreda focal persons on formulation of byelaws for watershed user associations and self-help groups for sustainable utilization of natural resources in accordance with steps outlined in IGA Guideline or existing partner documents
  • Provide training of trainers to SLMP implementation staff at regional level to consequently strengthen capacities on zone and woreda levels in participatory approaches for institutional development on kebele and community levels
  • Provide guidance and support to SLMP zone and woreda focal persons on the elaboration of basic business plans for individual farmers and self-help groups on income generating activities according to the IGA guideline and PIM
  • Provide guidance and support to SLMP zone and woreda focal persons on cross-cutting issues, screening environmental and social impacts of SLM measures and developing mitigation measures
  • Provide technical support and backstopping in field of institutional development to SLMP implementing bodies on zone and woreda levels based on the demand identified as per the coordination by the eco-regional coordinator
  • Provide zonal level cluster trainings on community level institutional development for woreda staff in collaboration with eco-region cluster advisors and eco-regional coordinator
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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:12:13 GMT
<![CDATA[Terms of Reference for one-year framework agreement (Re-Advertisement)]]>

 

 

 Terms of Reference for one-year framework agreement

for Videography and Photography Work (High Level Events and Productions )

 Organization: Save the Children in Ethiopia

Location/Venue: Addis Ababa and other field offices as appropriate

Dates/duration: one year.  

Background:

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Ethiopia and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

 

Scope of Work:

The consultant/s selected for these assignments will provide comprehensive and highly professional video and photography service of all high-level events organized by Save the Children for the duration of one year.

 

For the purpose of this TOR and subsequent agreements, “high-level events and productions” include but are not limited to events and productions such as national project launches that are attended, opened or led by VIPs. For this TOR, VIPs may be defined as CEOs and CEO-level Save the Children representatives from outside Ethiopia, Country Director of Save the Children in Ethiopia, President, Prime Minister, Minister or Deputy Ministers of government institutions, Donor Mission Directors or Deputy Directors, Head of Donors, celebrities. . A high-level event also has a high-level security requirement for attending guests, and a high-level press conference attached to the event or that runs on its own. A high-level training/workshop event requires at least two break out rooms for the press and/or participants, and press presence is a necessity  at  such an event.  High-level productions could also be defined as photography and videography outputs that will be used for external high level visibility, fund raising and learning documentations for projects.

 

 

 

About the Project:

Save the Children in Ethiopia wants to hire photography and videography services for one year to comprehensively and professionally cover all its high level events as defined in the Scope of Work section of this TOR. These events are of high importance to Save the Children, and they need to be documented in high quality audiovisual and picture versions. High level events are normally followed or preceded by essential press conferences which need to be reproduced with the same level of quality and comprehensiveness as the events themselves. If a high level event happens to involve small group engagements, all the group discussions and their final presentations are an important part of the event and they need to be captured as well as other sessions. In a nutshell, a full video and photographic coverage of a high level event is expected to be largely a rerun of that event enriched with creative elements and professional edits. High-level productions will be used for external high-level visibility, fund raising and learning documentations for projects.

 

 

Responsibility of the local consultant

 

The local consultant will:

   

·         Cover all Save the Children high level events in videos and pictures

·         Cover all press conferences or/and panels preceded or followed by high level events

·         Cover small group discussions and presentations of high level events

·         Produce short documentaries for all Save the Children high level events

·         Produce short promotional videos for all Save the Children high level events

·         Produce high quality video productions documenting projects (success stories, baseline data, human stories. project close out promotional videos)

·         Edit existing videos and photographs to bring them to a high level production, which is applicable to all productions listed above

·          Use latest video and photo cameras for the task. Save the Children will use expertise to check whether the quality of equipment is up to the standard that will be set and included in the agreement to be signed between Save the Children and the consultant who gets the job.   

 

Summary of Expected Outputs and Deliverables:

 

·         Raw video recordings and all pictures of high level events covered

·         Edited version of video recordings of covered events in latest softcopy version

·         Edited version of short documentary videos of covered events in latest softcopy version

·         Edited version of promotional videos of covered events in latest softcopy version

·         Edited version of video recordings of high level press conferences in latest softcopy version

·         If required, the consultant should subtitle videos for covered events

·         Edited and captioned set of relevant pictures

·         Edited and captioned poster size photos

 

Specific deliverables

·         First edited draft of the video recordings and their summary and documentary versions should be summited no later than two weeks after the events take place..

·         First edited and captioned draft of photos should be submitted no later than two weeks after the events take place

·         Final versions of video recordings and photos should be submitted together with their raw versions no later than one month after the events take place

·         Exceptions for timeline of delivering all assignments may be provided in specific agreements depending on location and urgency of work.

 

  

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:50:02 GMT
<![CDATA[Terms of Reference for one-year framework agreement (Re-Advertisement)]]>

 

 

Terms of Reference for one-year framework agreement

for Videography and Photography Work (Regular Events and productions )

 

Organization: Save the Children in Ethiopia

Location/Venue: Addis Ababa and other field offices as appropriate

Dates/duration: one year  

Background:

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Ethiopia and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

 

Scope of Work:

The consultant selected for these assignments will provide comprehensive and professional video and photography service of all regular events and productions needs organized by Save the Children for the duration of one year.

 

For the purpose of this TOR and subsequent agreements, “regular events and productions” include but are not limited to recurring strategy development, planning or kick-off meetings in which attendance is not categorized as VIP. The media are typically not invited in these meetings.  Regular event documentation and  productions could also be defined as photography and videography outputs that will be used for internal/ external visibility, and learning documentations for projects not targeting high level audience.

 

 

About the Project:

Save the Children in Ethiopia wants to hire photography and videography services for one year to comprehensively and professionally cover all its regular events as defined in the Scope of Work section of this TOR. Save the Children needs these events documented in high quality audiovisual and picture versions. If a regular event happens to involve small group engagements, all the group discussions and their final presentations are an important part of the event and they need to be captured as well as other sessions. In a nutshell, a full video and photographic coverage of a high level event is expected to be largely a rerun of that event enriched with creative elements and professional edits.

 

Responsibility of the local consultant

 

The local consultant will:

   

·         Cover all Save the Children regular events in videos and pictures

·         Cover small group discussions and presentations of Save the Children regular events

·         Produce short documentaries for all Save the Children regular events

·         Produce short promotional videos for all Save the Children regular events

·          Use latest video and photo cameras for the task. Save the Children will use expertise to check whether the quality of equipment is up to the standard that will be set and included in the agreement to be signed between Save the Children and the consultant who gets the job.   

 

Summary of Expected Outputs and Deliverables:

 

·         Raw video recordings and all pictures of regular events covered

·         Edited version of video recordings of covered events in latest softcopy version

·         Edited version of short documentary videos of covered events in latest softcopy version

·         Edited version of promotional videos of covered events in latest softcopy version

·         If required, the consultant should subtitle videos for covered events

·         Edited and captioned set of relevant pictures

·         Edited and captioned poster size photos

 

 

Timeline:

·         First edited draft of the video recordings and their summary and documentary versions should be summited no later than two weeks after the events take place

·         First edited and captioned draft of photos should be submitted no later than two weeks after the events take place

·         Final versions of video recordings and photos should be submitted together with their raw versions no later than one month after the events take place

·         Exceptions for timeline of delivering all assignments may be provided in specific agreements depending on location and urgency of work.

 

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:45:51 GMT
<![CDATA[Ethiopia Program Director]]>

TEAM: East Africa Regional Team

GRADE:  TBD

POST TYPE: National

CLOSING DATE: September 4, 2017

Background

The Millennium Water Alliance is a consortium of leading development organizations helping to bring safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. We work with governments, corporations, foundations, individuals, and other non-governmental organizations to advance best practices, share knowledge, build collaborations, and advocate for greater commitment to this global goal.

ROLE PURPOSE

The Ethiopia Program Director will work closely with the MWA Ethiopia team and MWA Ethiopia members to design and implement high quality programs around the MWA Global Strategy and donor strategies in Ethiopia.   

SCOPE OF ROLE:

  • Reports to: East Africa Regional Director (or Executive Director if regional position is vacant)
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: All MEL and other Ethiopia program-specific staff
  • Other vital relationships:
    • Internal: key relationships with MWA Executive Director and Program Director; East Africa Regional Director and Program Coordinator; MWA Ethiopia team.
    • External: Strong relationships and leadership role with MWA Ethiopia members and donors; government leadership and other WASH sector actors in Ethiopia

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Provide leadership of MWA collaborative programs in Ethiopia
  • Promote strong coalition building across MWA members in Ethiopia and provide consistent communication, shared learning and strategizing across MWA members
  • Ensure high quality, well-coordinated program implementation and knowledge management and communication documentation of program learnings and outcomes
  • Provide assistance with ongoing sensitization of the MWA regional and global strategies with MWA staff, members and collaborators
  • Promote and support development of an organisational culture that reflects respect and peer support, accountability, high performance, innovativeness, continuous improvement, and effective team communication
  • Establish, maintain, and improve working relationships with key Ethiopia donors, government, strategic partners and other collaborators within the country
  • Visit program sites periodically to learn and support implementation and new program development
  • Provide high level representation and communication about program achievements to government and other key stakeholders

Programme Design and Technical Assistance

  • With support from the Regional Director, ensure that MWA is implementing quality WASH programs that are government-led/supported and proactively utilising market-based approaches to attain sustainability and scale
  • Oversee the design, implementation and monitoring of all longer term technical goals, objectives and activities of programs in Ethiopia
  •  Ensure that the different technical sectors of the program are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimize programmes and projects
  • Convene and lead regular program meetings, including steering committee, technical groups and others
  • Lead the program teams in developing and submitting all necessary reports and documents to the local/country governments and to donors
  • Provide grant reports to Regional Program Coordinator for review
  • Stay informed about activities in the country and innovations that MWA might want to consider testing or using
  • Ensure that program offices are keeping appropriate financial records and staying on budget
  • Develop, in collaboration with MWA members a national supporting strategy and lead implementation of it
  • Lead program relationship development activities with government officials

Knowledge Management

  • Collect and share ideas from programs that should be disseminated for mutual learning
  • Oversee Knowledge Management so that all program minutes, reports, proposals, documents are accurately labelled and stored in a shared MWA repository
  • Share lessons learned or interesting findings with global communications director to facilitate learning and sharing
  • Help to position MWA as a regional expert via sharing of tools, presentations and lessons in high level forums
  • Support members in documenting and sharing research, pilots, innovations and lessons learned. 
  • Ensure that MWA staff have time to generate knowledge management pieces for learning and sharing
  • Write and design communications documents to leverage program based evidence for advocacy and development and learning purposes, including internal documents, narrative articles, and external publications
  • Coordinate workshops/meetings in collaboration program team, government or strategic partners
  • Produce at least two learning documents each year for sharing among members or in the WASH sector

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Oversee development, execution and periodic review of program MEL
  • Convene regular learning events to ensure that all members are getting learning value from the program
  • Utilize program learnings to influence modifications to the program to increase program value
  • Support MEL personnel in analysis of field data to be used in program reporting, learning and program improvements, including qualitative and quantitative statistical analysis and narrative evidence from MWA programs

Membership Value-add

  • Provide and promote regular communication and transparency among MWA staff and MWA members
  • Engage in frequent communication with members to ensure collaborative relationships and shared value
  • Seek ways to provide and improve value for MWA members
  • Continuously look for new strategic partners that may add value or collective impact to MWA programs

Additional Responsibilities

  • Notice, understand and resolve any issues that develop between members or within the MWA Ethiopia programs
  • Conduct performance reviews and future objective development and provide guidance, coaching, and/or remedial steps to staff
  • Lead or serve on program teams as helpful to accomplish above goals or support MWA activities
  • Present or facilitate sessions at national or regional events and represent MWA at events
  • Engage in relevant regional networks to learn and represent MWA
  • Develop thematic areas of expertise based on gaps in the country in MWA staff and utilize knowledge to support program development and implementation and knowledge management
  • Additional duties as needed to support national or global objectives
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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:43:45 GMT
<![CDATA[Consultancy-Terms of Reference (TOR) for Final Evaluation survey of the EC-IcSP funded Support]]>

Consultancy Terms of Reference (TOR) for Final Evaluation survey of the EC-IcSP funded Support to Early Recovery and Socio-Economic Stability of the Drought Affected Population in Ethiopia Project

 

Program Ref: IcSP 2015/42 (BL 19 02 01)

 

1.      Introduction

 

The “Support to Early Recovery and Socio-Economic Stability of the Drought Affected Population in Ethiopia” project addresses the objectives of the European Union with an aim to help stabilize severely drought affected communities in Ethiopia in response to the El Niño caused severe drought. This project is being implemented in eighteen “hotspot 1 Woredas” as identified by the government of Ethiopia found in Tigray, Oromiya and Amhara regions for eighteen months beginning from January 15, 2016. The project is implemented by CARE, Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA), Relief Society of Tigray (REST) and Save the Children (SCI). The project has targeted a total of 1,005,940 individuals (201,118 Households) consisting of small holder farmers and agro-pastoral communities.

 

2.      Project Objectives and expected results

 

Overall objectives

To foster social and economic stability of communities in the drought affected areas.

 

Specific Objectives of the project:

1.      Resilience of poor smallholder farmers enhanced through increased agricultural production and income.

2.      Drought affected communities have reduced their vulnerability to external shocks while having increased their productive and income generating capacity.

3.      Local government and community/traditional institutions capacity reinforced; service delivery improved, and conditions for sustainable peace and development promoted in the target operational areas improved

4.      Social norms and values are contributing positively to women’s food security at community and household level.

 

Expected Results of the project are:

1: Enhanced access to agricultural inputs and services, and increased productive capacity and production income by target poor smallholder farmers.

2: Reduced vulnerability of the target drought affected households/communities to external shocks through increased productive and income generating capacity.

3: Improved local capacity and service delivery, and conditions for sustainable peace and development in the target operational areas.

4: Enhanced food security for women at household and community level through increased knowledge, understanding and contribution to changes in social norms.

 

 

 

3.      Project intervention areas

The project has been implemented in the following eighteen woredas in three regions across five zones.

·         Tigray Region (East Tigray zone): Atsbi Wenberta, Ganta Afeshum, Gulo Mekada and   

Hawzen woredas (implemented by local partner REST)

·         Oromia Region: East Hararghe Zone: Fadis, Kurfa Chale, Meta, and Deder woredas

West Hararghe Zone: Boke, Chiro, Doba and Odabultuma/Kuni Woredas (Both  

Hararge zones implemented by CARE)

·         Amhara Region: Wag Himra zone: Sekota and Ziquala woredas (Implemented by SCI)

      North Wollo zone: Meket and Bugna Woredas ((Implemented by local partner ORDA)

      Wag Himra zone: Dahina and Gazgible Woredas (Implemented by local partner ORDA)

 

4.      Purpose of the consultancy: Final Evaluation Survey

 

The overall objective of this assignment is to carry out final evaluation survey for the IcSP EU recovery project in the implementation woredas. The survey shall generate evidence for the indicators of the project in the logical framework. It is also to identify key lessons and to propose practical recommendations for future similar actions.

 

The final evaluation will be conducted to:

·         Review the relevance of the project and its approaches/strategies in the context of the need of the communities in the intervention areas;

·         Verify the efficiency and effectiveness of the results achieved and trace the changes observed in the lives of the target beneficiaries;

·         Generate quantitative data for project overall objective, specific objectives and expected results based on the project indicators which will be comparable with baseline results; 

·         Critically examine the validity of the assumptions on which the project’s likely impact was based;

·         Analyse sustainability of the project initiatives from the point of view of local stakeholders including target beneficiaries participation, institutional arrangements, compatibility of project objectives and target community’s need;

·         Assess level of the intended synergies/integration/complementarities as well as the coordination of the project interventions with other on-going similar food security  initiatives implemented in the respective project intervention weredas by both the government and other actors;

·         Draw lessons and provide recommendations having strategic significance for improvement in future similar actions.

 

The final evaluation survey will require conducting both qualitative and quantitative survey embedding pre-codified answers to accelerate collection. The survey will be conducted by the consultant in collaboration with project staff from all consortium members. The main responsibilities of the project staffs will be appointing the sampled beneficiaries at the specified date and time.  The evaluation survey will focus on sampled households from the target kebeles and documentations in implementing organizations. The consultant might follow the following processes:

·         Document Review: The selected consultant will first  be responsible for preparing an outline of basic data elements needed prior to fieldwork by reviewing the existing project documents (narrative, log frame, etc.), survey and midterm review reports and proposing sample size and key procedures of the survey.

·         Development of appropriate tools: the consultant will submit detailed methodology for the survey with tools for data collection. The methodology should include focus groups discussions, key informant interviews to generate information, cross check results and validate the assumptions of the project. The consultant will also look into some secondary information and basic documentations in consortium members to get enough evidence and meet the evaluation objectives. After the development of the tools, it will be shared and commented by consortium members and feedbacks will be incorporated accordingly.

·         Sampling techniques: the consultant should include the sampling technique and make sure that representative samples from intervention areas are selected.

·         Staff, government and community participation: the survey methodology should be designed in such a way that it will involve project staff, relevant stakeholders and community members.

·         The overall survey process should clearly show in the inception report submitted by the consultant. The survey will be commenced after the consortium members agreed on the survey process. The inception report will be critically reviewed and commented after submission by the consultant.

 

5.      Time Frame

The survey has to be completed within 60 calendar days starting the day of beginning the assignment. The applicants for this consultancy service are responsible to come up with detailed inception report not to exceed 10 pages including work plan within 5 days after signing of the agreement.

 

6.      Activities for the Final Evaluation

The following is an indicative list of activities to be performed during period of the conduct of the final evaluation survey but not limited to:

·      Orientation and discussions with CARE and consortium staff

·      Desk review of relevant project documents

·      Preparation of a draft evaluation survey study design, methodology for qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis as well as a work plan, and presentation of same to the employer

·      Testing of the survey tool before commencing the survey and made corrections accordingly

·      Training of enumerators taking into account CARE standards and project’s results chain  

·      Conduct the actual survey generate results which includes administering the survey questionnaire, facilitation of FGDs and in-depth interviews with relevant project stakeholders and key informants (CARE, consortium staff, government partners, private sector, etc.) and review of documentations at consortium members 

·      Submission of draft result summary table and evaluation report for comments by consortium members

·      Submitting of second draft report incorporating feedbacks

·      Presentation of the results to CARE and other consortium members, and selected stakeholders in a workshop to collect feedback

·      Incorporating feedback from consultation and finalization of study report

 

7.      Expected outputs

The final evaluation will generate project results with reference to the indicators in the project log-frame. The consultant should deliver the following assignments as a result of the consultancy.

·         Inception report, including proposals of design of the final evaluation survey including data collection tools and outline of the final report

·         Draft result table generated for indicators and narrative report for comments by CARE and other consortium members

·         Second draft evaluation report incorporating comments 

·         Final evaluation result validation workshop: half day workshop is required to be facilitated to share project findings to consortium members

·         Final version final evaluation report incorporating feedbacks from CARE and consortium members. The report should be concise with maximum of 30 pages.  The report shall encompass executive summary, main findings, conclusion and recommendations. Relevant documents such as data collection tools, references, raw dataset, etc. have to be annexed and delivered both in soft and hard copy during submission.

 

8.      Proposal for the Consultancy

The consultant must submit both technical and detailed financial proposals separately sealed to CARE Ethiopia in ten calendar days from the date the announcement.

 

9.      Competency and expertise required

The consultant/consulting firm should have a multidisciplinary team with appropriate socioeconomic, food security, statistical and survey expertise. Have excellent analytical and report writing skills. The consultant/consulting firm should have knowledge of or experience of livelihood programs, food security, and emergency recovery programs, financial services provision systems, gender and market value chain analysis. The Consultant needs to have good facilitation skills, and experience in conducting similar surveys. Have at least 5 years continuous professional experience in the design, monitoring, evaluation and review of activities related to Food Security, EW/DRR and gender. The curriculum vitae of the team members has to be annexed and submitted along with the technical proposal.

 

The selected consulting firm shall hire and train its own enumerators. The involvement of staff from CARE and other consortium members shall involve in design review, facilitation during actual survey and reviewing evaluation findings. The consultant will have overall responsibility for ensuring all parts of the TOR are addressed satisfactorily.

 

10.  Reporting Responsibility

·         Ultimate reporting will be to EU Recovery Program Coordinator for CARE Ethiopia in Addis Ababa, who will oversee quality and other technical issues connected with this consultancy. The Program Coordinator may delegate the overseeing work as may be appropriate to other colleagues within the project.

·         The consultant will work closely with IcSP Project Managers and other project staff in the field.

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:33:48 GMT
<![CDATA[Deputy Health and Nutrition Program Manager]]>                                                                        

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 As a registered charity, founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger operates in 45 countries. The international network of Action Against Hunger is represented in Paris, London, Madrid, Montreal and New York. Teams in the field combat hunger on 4 fronts: nutrition, food security, health, water and sanitation.

For our Nutrition department in Somali, we are currently looking for the following professional:

  

Deputy Health and Nutrition Program Manager: - Female/Male

 

Work Base: Somali

Availability: As Soon As Possible

Required Number: 1

 

General Assignment:

Provide support for the definition and follow-up of the projects to implemented nutritional program, Supervise and train the nutrition team, so as to improve the management of malnourished patients. Ensure that the objectives of project supervision and animation of the teams are met in the absence of the PM.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1: Supervise Action Against Hunger team:

-          Participate in the recruiting process;

-          Report training needs to the PM;

-          Assist in the implementation of training sessions in the nutrition department on the base;

-          Organize training and refreshers training courses for the team;

-          Explain and ensure application of the nutrition protocols;

-          Supervise, check and analyse the daily and monthly reports of the team.

2: Improve the quality of programmes

-          Participate in field assessment in order to identify the needs;

-          Collect, cross check and correct weekly and monthly statistics/ activity report from the mobile teams/sites;

-          Draft weekly and monthly reports for the nutrition program and analyse the nutrition situation and the performance of the team/programme;

-          Participate in the definition/modification of the programs, follow-up and evaluation;

-          Identify possible work or team problems, try to solve them and report to the PM  ;

-          If there is any problem, analyse, report and find solution for that problem.

 3: Provide technical, organizational support and supervision to the existing health structures:

-          Ensure that the protocols /guidelines are strictly followed and implemented

-          Providing and participating in continuous and practical training, supervision and monitoring of the existing health structures

-          Supervise the OTP/SC/SFP program

-           Ensuring that the existing health structures (HP) will conduct systematic screening, record and report the children who come for consultation where OTPs are implemented

4: Supervise the management of supplies (therapeutic foods (F75/F100), RUTF, CSB++, medicines and medical and anthropometric equipment):

-          Collect, check and complete the orders before have them validated by the PM

-          Check the coherence of the state of stocks with the orders

-          Check that the medicines, the therapeutic food and RUTF and are delivered on time;

-          Take delivery of the orders.

-          Consolidate the monthly consumption report;

 5: Liaise with the authorities/partners

-          Communicate the programme’s activities to the authorities/partners

-          Represent Action Against Hunger  in meeting with authorities/partners when needed.

6: Ensure the interim for the Programme Manager when absent. 

-          Take the responsibilities and task assigned by PM/FC during the PMs absence Participate preparation and activities related to donor visit

-          Develop a network of contacts at base level (NGOs, technical or scientific) to allow a smooth implementation of the project;

-          Closely follow up the overall health and nutrition situation of the camp, zone and region and interpretation of different indicators such as direct follow up of health status, outbreaks and general nutrition status.

7: Participation on nutrition strategy development 

-          Participate actively in developing a coherent and sustainable nutrition strategy for the Refugee.

8: Represent Action Against Hunger when liaising with partners:

-          Represent Action Against Hunger  when dealing with partners and official authorities;

-          Participate to the logistics cluster;

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:00:27 GMT
<![CDATA[Project Director]]>

 

Internal/ External Vacancy Announcement

INTRODUCTION

 

Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

 Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

 Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

 

Job Title

Project Director, READ II

Code

0162

Place of Work

Addis Ababa 

Program/Unit

READ II                 

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

One

Length of Contract

1 year with possibility of extension

 

ROLE PURPOSE:  

Save the Children is currently recruiting for a five-year USAID-funded opportunity in Ethiopia focused on improving the reading proficiency of 15 million students. The program will develop and implement interventions to meaningfully and measurably prepare vulnerable students for learning. It will provide a structured gender approach to increase boys’ and girls’ grade retention and grade progression at key grades in key regions or zones.

Specific roles and responsibilities

The Project Director (PD) will work with the Chief of Party (COP) to manage the program’s technical, financial, and day-to-day operations to provide quality control for the program’s technical outputs. The PD will provide technical and managerial leadership. S/he will focus on overseeing the effective implementation of key project activities.

 

The PD must bring a senior leadership profile with a proven record of accomplishment in managing complex programming delivery and diverse teams in the education sector. S/he must have significant experience implementing USAID programs and ensuring compliance with USAID regulations. S/he will provide technical leadership to project staff for education materials development, community engagement and refugee components of the project.  The PD will develop work plans with technical staff and ensure deliverables are met in a high quality and timely manner.

 

The PD will have demonstrated ability to organize program work teams, to collaborate with a wide range of diverse sectors and stakeholders, and to liaise as needed with USAID and home office personnel to ensure the smooth implementation of the program. S/he will work closely with program staff, local communities, and host government agencies, as well as other relevant stakeholders, to implement education focused community engagement activities.

This position will be based in Addis, Ethiopia and will report to the Chief of Party. International and local candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

  • Ensure that efficient systems are in place to support high quality programming, including sub-grantee/ grant management and project monitoring & evaluation, and that they support the effective use of project resources in compliance with USAID regulations.
  • Ensure efficient and effective support from Save the Children (SC) operational units including HR, finance, procurement, and others.
  • Make key operational and administrative decisions to mitigate challenges on a daily basis while maintaining operational and program quality and integrity.
  • Work with partners to identify and develop relationships with appropriate local organizations to assist in the implementation of the project.
  • Oversee the dissemination of reports and effective communication of learning and best practices related to project activities.
  • Ensure that financial systems support Save the Children’s accountability to USAID and that financial reports are timely and complete.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Prime organization into the Save the Children International and SCUS office and structures.
  • Monitor, analyze and report significant variances between budget and actual expenditure.

  • Ensure accurate recordkeeping of all committed costs and that procurement of goods and services (including staff costs, rental, freight, etc.) does not exceed the budget line.
  • Ensure that the match plan is prepared and reviewed quarterly, match is properly documented and that documentation is appropriately saved and updated in the SC Award Management System.

 

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:41:42 GMT
<![CDATA[Mobile Health and Nutrition Officer]]>

 

 

Internal/ External Vacancy Announcement

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

 Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

 Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

 

Job Title

Mobile Health and Nutrition Officer

Code

Gode/0090/2017

Place of Work

Korahey & Shabelle Zones 

Program/Unit

SCI Appeal Fund

Reporting Relationship

Nutrition Project Coordinator

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

Four

Length of Contract

3 months

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

   

The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation and delivery of the Mobile health and Nutrition services in the assigned Woreda. S/He will mainly be responsible for the daily implementation of the screening, OTP, consultation, outreach EPI, health education, sanitation, safe motherhood and child health as per the guideline of Somali RHB mobile health and Nutrition teams. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide supervision, technical assistance and capacity building to health extension workers and Health workers in health facilities. She/he will be responsible for the daily implementation of mobile health and Nutrition services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities assigned as integrated mobile health & Nutrition modality and daily dispensary and drug supply management.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Improving basic preventive health care at community level with emphasis health, immunization, health and nutrition services

  • Conduct & undertake PHC like consultation & provide proper treatment based on the protocol

  • Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Woreda health bureaus

  • Strengthening of early referrals mechanism

  • Plan and implement project outlined in the protocol for OTP and SC to achieve objectives of the project.

  • The health and nutrition Officer will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.

  • Train and support the HEWs in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up (e.g., referral to SC) according to national guidelines.

  • Train and support community-based volunteer health workers for the implementation of the community component of the project.

  • Ensure each and every admitted child receives adequate and quality clinical and nutritional care through existing resources.

  • Ensure at all times adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary nutritional and clinical requirements – Plump nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipment’s, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.

  • Assisting the planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community.

     

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:31:23 GMT
<![CDATA[Mobile Health and Nutrition Nurse]]>

 

Internal/ External Vacancy Announcement

INTRODUCTION

Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

 Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

 Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

 

Job Title

Mobile Health and Nutrition Nurse

Code

Gode/0089/2017

Place of Work

Korahey & Shabelle Zones 

Program/Unit

SCI Appeal Fund Drought Response                   

Reporting Relationship

Mobile Health & Nutrition Officer

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

Eight

Length of Contract

3 months

 

ROLE PURPOSE:    

The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation and delivery of the Mobile Health and Nutrition services in the assigned Woreda. S/He will mainly be responsible for the daily implementation of the screening, OTP, consultation, outreach EPI, health education, sanitation, safe motherhood and child health as per the guideline of Somali RHB mobile health and Nutrition teams. In addition, the position holder is also expected to provide supervision, technical assistance and capacity building to health extension workers and Health workers in health facilities. She/he will be responsible for the daily implementation of mobile health and Nutrition services package as per the standard, supporting health facilities assigned as integrated mobile health & Nutrition modality and daily dispensary and drug supply management. He will also be responsible for day to day documentation of screened children and mothers, children admitted to OTP, children and adults treated, people provided for health education, vaccinated children and all provided services accordingly and compile weekly and monthly reports and share with Woreda projects officers and Woreda health offices.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Improving basic preventive health care at community level with emphasis health, immunization, health and nutrition services

  • Conduct & undertake PHC like consultation & provide proper treatment based on the protocol

  • Strengthening of linkages and coordination mechanisms between community and the Woreda health bureaus

  • Strengthening of early referrals mechanism

  • Plan and implement project outlined in the protocol for OTP and SC to achieve objectives of the project.

  • The health and nutrition nurse will help facilitate admission of the patient at the OTP, and SC.

  • Train and support the HEWs in severe acute malnutrition case management and follow-up (e.g., referral to SC) according to national guidelines.

  • Train and support community-based volunteer health workers for the implementation of the community component of the project.

  • Ensure each and every admitted child receives adequate and quality clinical and nutritional care through existing resources.

  • Ensure at all times adequately equipped and supplied with the necessary nutritional and clinical requirements - Plumpy'nut, Vitamin A, routine drugs, nutritional equipment’s, nutritional/medical stationeries, etc.

  • Assisting the planning and promotion of awareness creation on nutrition and preventative health care issues in the community. 

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:21:16 GMT