Rss en-us Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:34:23 GMT Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:34:23 GMT editor@example.com webmaster@example.com <![CDATA[Assistant Sales Trainer/Re-Advertised/]]>
Kom Trainer is responsible for training KOM sales promoters and Kom supervisors and also for all sales and marketing individuals in the BU.
Ø  Identifying the training need for Kom sales and Kom supervisors.
Ø  Based on the need preparing training manuals and materials.
Ø  Provide training to sales promoters and supervisors.
Ø  Follow-up the day to day activities of sales promoters and supervisors and other sales and marketing teams to support them
Ø  Prepare performance evaluation criteria’s and implement it to sales promoters and supervisors.
Ø  Advising the manager on the best methods and mechanisms which help the department to achieve its objectives.
Ø  Collect and analyses weekly and monthly sales amount of each sales promoter to identify his or her performance.
Ø  Based on the analyzed sales performance Recommend and implement improvement mechanisms.
Ø  Facilitate training & development programs
Ø  Secure adherence to company’s policies and guidelines
Ø  Any other duties assigned by his or her immediate supervisor or Manager
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Mon, 21 Jan 2019 00:06:33 GMT
<![CDATA[Dairy Extension Facilitator - Tigray Region - Adigrat and Tseatsi Tseada Amba woredas]]>

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is Dutch based, non for profit foreign charity operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently SNV is working in the eight+ regional states of Ethiopia which includes– Addis Ababa, Afar, Somali, Gambella, Benishangul, SNNPR, Oromia, Amhara and Tigray regional states, providing technical assistantce and program implmenetaiton in the major 3 sectors including Agriculture, WASH and Energy. SNV is an open and learning organization focusses on improving the lives of Ethiopian Need people through best practices in value chain, market and youth and geneder. Through its work in the three sectors, SNV in Ethiopia supports the development of number of value chains and commodities to improve the Livelihoods. This takes a value chain and market development approach, with special focus on improving access to sustainable markets for smallholder farmers, youths, urban development and by developing business-to-business relations and improving business development services. 

For more information on SNV's operations, visit our website: www.snvworld.org.  

BRIDGE, Building Rural Income through Inclusive Dairy Business Growth in Ethiopia, is a five-year dairy development project (2018-2023), implemented by SNV Ethiopia in partnership with Wageningen University-Livestock Research. The impact of the project is to contribute to an “improved performance in the dairy sector in Ethiopia”, for 120,000 farming households, with four main outcomes: (1) Improved milk production, (2) Improved milk collection, processing, and marketing, (3) Improved consumption of nutritious foods, and (4) Improved enabling environment.  The project will work in 4 regional states: Oromia, Amhara, SNNP and Tigray.

SNV Ethiopia is looking for dynamic, experienced, talented, energetic, flexible, open and ready to learn candidates for Dairy Extension Facilitator position for its growing program and the Building Rural Income through Inclusive Dairy Business Growth in Ethiopia (BRIDGE) project in Tigray Region. 

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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:14:57 GMT
<![CDATA[Dairy Extension Facilitator - Tigray Region - Mekelle & Hawzen Woredas]]>

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is Dutch based, non for profit foreign charity operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently SNV is working in the eight+ regional states of Ethiopia which includes– Addis Ababa, Afar, Somali, Gambella, Benishangul, SNNPR, Oromia, Amhara and Tigray regional states, providing technical assistantce and program implmenetaiton in the major 3 sectors including Agriculture, WASH and Energy. SNV is an open and learning organization focusses on improving the lives of Ethiopian Need people through best practices in value chain, market and youth and geneder. Through its work in the three sectors, SNV in Ethiopia supports the development of number of value chains and commodities to improve the Livelihoods. This takes a value chain and market development approach, with special focus on improving access to sustainable markets for smallholder farmers, youths, urban development and by developing business-to-business relations and improving business development services. 

For more information on SNV's operations, visit our website: www.snvworld.org.  

BRIDGE, Building Rural Income through Inclusive Dairy Business Growth in Ethiopia, is a five-year dairy development project (2018-2023), implemented by SNV Ethiopia in partnership with Wageningen University-Livestock Research. The impact of the project is to contribute to an “improved performance in the dairy sector in Ethiopia”, for 120,000 farming households, with four main outcomes: (1) Improved milk production, (2) Improved milk collection, processing, and marketing, (3) Improved consumption of nutritious foods, and (4) Improved enabling environment.  The project will work in 4 regional states: Oromia, Amhara, SNNP and Tigray.

SNV Ethiopia is looking for dynamic, experienced, talented, energetic, flexible, open and ready to learn candidates for Dairy Extension Facilitator position for its growing program and the Building Rural Income through Inclusive Dairy Business Growth in Ethiopia (BRIDGE) project in Tigray Region. 

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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:07:49 GMT
<![CDATA[Emergency Gender Based Violence Program Advisor]]>

Norwegian Church Aid is a non-profit organization working in 30 countries worldwide to eradicate poverty. In Ethiopia, Norwegian Church Aid has been operating since 1974, engaged in short term emergency response and long-term development programs.

Our intervention in Ethiopia focuses on Climate Resilience, Reproductive Health, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, as well as Humanitarian Emergency Response.

NCA/E operate in six regions: Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Gambella, Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s State and at the Federal level.

To achieve our development goals, we work with faith based and non-faith-based actors which have demonstrated strong grassroots reach and influence in the society.

Norwegian Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance, a coalition of organizations working together in over 140 countries to create positive and sustainable change in people’s lives.

NCA/E would like to invite interested and qualified applicants for Emergency Gender Based Violence Program Advisory position.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the head of Humanitarian Program, the emergency GBV advisor provides broad support to the development, implementation, monitoring and follow up of NCA’s humanitarian program with wide range of Norwegian government and UN agencies supported emergency GBV projects.  The task requires an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual who can work autonomously and as part of a team of humanitarian program. The Advisor will be required to closely work with NCA and implementing partners' program and finance team. The post holder will need to deliver effective, highly competent project support and consistently deliver in a person-centered environment, which promotes positive relationships, ensures timely and cost-effective implementation of program activities, support the program / project development, monitoring of implementation of plans, budget preparation, reporting, documentation, partner relations, and knowledge management. 

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Develops work plans, monitoring plans, spending plans, programme progress reports and other coordination tools for efficient implementation of the programme in collaboration with humanitarian program and implementing partners;
  • Conduct frequent field visits and monitor project implementation progress and identify and address implementation challenges; 
  • Support the documentation and dissemination of project results, including preparation and submission of progress reports, presentations, and other program documentation; 
  • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and program reviews activities. Support the development of emergency GBV project proposal and budgets, budget modifications and monitor program expenditures to ensure activities are implemented within budgetary guidelines; 
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of implementing partners project initiatives;
  • Support in project appraisal and reviewing project implementation in line with NCA and other donor requirements;
  •  Ensure compliance with donor requirements and NCA financial and other policies and procedures and contribute to the preparation and implementation of grant requirements;
  • Provide feedback and implement project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs, and   activities are delivered on time and as per the planned budget;
  • Represent NCA and the program externally in meetings, workshops and seminars, and attend key internal meetings and initiatives as required;
  • Establish positive relationship with partners and other stakeholders through effective communication;
  • Provide capacity building to partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries. Contribute to capacity building plans for NCA / partners and its implementation with other team members;
  • Link up with relevant national protection clusters, GBV sub-clusters and relevant stakeholders;
  • Undertake any other duties as appropriate and within the post holders' capabilities. 

Area of Specialization/Focus: Gender Based Violence

Reporting to: Head of Humanitarian Program

Length of Contract:  One year with possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funds

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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 03:30:50 GMT
<![CDATA[Consultancy Service to Develop Management Information System]]>

The Population Council conducts research to address critical health and development issues. Our work allows couples to plan their families and chart their futures. We help people avoid HIV infection and access life-saving HIV services. The Population Council conducts research and implements programs in more than 50 countries. Our New York headquarters office supports a global network of offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

The Population Council - Ethiopia is implementing a 3 1/2 - year project entitled “Biruh Tesfa for All” in Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Hawassa and Shashemane. The project is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) under the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC)/ Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB) initiative.

Objective of the Assignment

The Population Council seeks to procure the services of a local IT firm to develop a management information system (MIS) for the Biruh Tesfa for All project over a period of three months. The MIS will be used to collect project data (starting from households, safe spaces[1] and community level), transfer data to a central server/database to store and use for further statistical analysis.

Deliverables 

·  A tablet-based Android application to be used for data collection by the Population Council

·  A Windows-based solution to be installed centrally at the Population Council’s office. The solution should be able to load data from the Android based data collection application and merge and store the data in a central database for further use.

·   Provide training to users on both the Android application and the Windows based solution.

.  Provide technical support to the “Biruh Tesfa for All” project team during the pilot data collection period.

Required Skills

Bidders should have strong background and skills in the following key areas:

·  3+ years experience developing Android application.

·  3+ years experience in developing windows desktop or web application in any of these languages: C#, VB, .NET, VB.NET, JAVA, Python, PHP, JavaScript.

· Proficient with programming in Java, VB, C# or .NET

· Proficient with data development using MS SQL, MS Access or My SQL.

· Experience with XML and Jason data manipulation.

· Experience developing system application based on data distribution and data synchronization.

· Developing and putting in place an IT solution that works offline that can transfer data to shared folders such as OneDrive or SharePoint.

· Developing a tablet-based Android application in Amharic.

Desired Skill



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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:46:18 GMT
<![CDATA[ToR "Exploring the learing and success of various TVET post graduation sart-up support packages" (Individual Consultancy)]]>

Terms of Reference (ToR) for Consultancy Service:  

 

Exploring the learning & success of various TVET post graduation start-up support packages  

LI-WAY Program Background

 

Save the Children international is the world’s leading independent organization for children, delivering programs and improving children’s lives in about 120 countries worldwide. Save the Children mission is to fight for children's rights and deliver immediate and lasting improvement to their lives worldwide. In Ethiopia Save the Children has been operating since 1973 providing both relief and development programs. It has operational presence almost in all the regions of the country implementing Programs in different thematic areas such as Resilience and Livelihoods, Health and HIV/AIDS, Education, Child Rights and Governance,

LI-WAY is a five-year programme implemented by a consortium of partners composed of SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (lead), Mercy Corps, Techno Serve and Save the Children with the financial support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to sustainable poverty reduction, improved gender relations and social stability in Addis Ababa. And the specific objective is to increase incomes of 200,000 poor people (50% women and 75% youth) through increased access to wage and/or self-employment opportunities. The programme uses Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to guide the design and implementation of its interventions. It is an approach to developing market systems so that they function more effectively, sustainably and beneficially for poor people (in LI-WAY case, primarily for women and youth in Addis Ababa). 

Currently LI-WAY identified four sectors which are implemented by each consortium partners. Accordingly, SNV leads on Micro Enterprise (ME), Mercy Corps leads on Labour Market, Techno Serve leads on Growth Sector and Save the Children leads on skill development Market Sector.

Recently, Save the Children International has got agreement and started working with four TVET partners (The partners are from private, civil society organization and public TVET colleges). With the partners, Save the Children International (SCI) agreed to pilot deliverables under various work streams which have their own learning outcomes.  Now Save the Children under LI-WAY program would like to outsource research service that follow up, assess and produce learnings on each TVET post graduate start-up support package.  

Rationale of Out Sourcing the research

LI-WAY program through Save the Children International has made agreement with four TVET partners to pilot TVET post-graduation support packages.  This component of the supports is for those TVET graduates who opted self-employment pathway.

Under this broad workstream, there are mainly three components of supporting packages. These are; (a) providing start-up capital for those TVET graduated who would be demanding the cash in order to start their business and/or running their business in more effective manner. (b) Technical Assistance for the targets TVET graduates that the in house and business expert follow up and mentoring required to run and grow their business. And (c) providing short term and tailored training for targeted graduates on business administration and management. (d) one TVET partner has also planned to provide promotion and marking services to the targeted groups. Each graduate will receive just one of these packages of support.

For the purpose of having practical and biased free learning evidence of each components of support, the program team has decided to out-source the follow up and continues generation of learning by external research consultant. Furthermore, it has been also seen important for the service that because the existing LI-WAY team in Save the children could be busy with the support and follow up of other live interventions of and intervention designing supports. The service will be started after the TVET partners has started providing the support. The services of the external consultant start from conducting the baseline of those targets that just began benefiting the start up support package categories. The service provisions could be in two phases. The first phase of the services starts from conducting the baseline of the targeted beneficiaries and producing deliverables on the given tasks/assignments vis-à-vis the performance that demonstrated by the TVET partners for the first six months since they started agreement and commencement. And the second phase of services actually will be continued with the first consultant upon the performance of the first phase deliverables and submission. Deliverables and researches could be one or two months after the partners completed the provision of support packages to the targets. The tasks and deliverables will be listed below.      

 Objective of the Consultancy Assignment  

General Objective: To assess, distinguish and share success, best practices, challenges, lessons, knowledge and experiences on the piloting TVET post graduate start up supports (Mentioned in Paragraph Six above) to professional service providers/enterprises.  The specific research questions are:

•                    What package of support best enables TVET graduates to start successful micro-enterprises?

•                    What characteristics of graduates predict successful micro-enterprises?

•                    What are the results for TVET graduates from taking different packages, both quantitative and qualitative?

•                    What is the ability of TVETs to manage and provide this package of support?

Specific Objective of the outsourcing assignment

·         To Produce and submit baseline reports of the targets in each treatment support packages and their contexts

·         To collect and analyse the evidences separately for the three treatment packages with their comparisons

·         To produce and sharing learning periodically to LI-WAY team that shows the status of the targets in each support categories

·         To facilitate and arrange learning workshops for the four targets TVETs on the learning development from the three treatment packages and comparisons

·         To organize and conduct validation workshop in the presence of the four TVETs and LI-WAY team and concerned government stakeholders on the final findings of the learnings.

·         Produce and submit report and recommendation to LI-WAY program team

Methodology

This research is assessing and producing a learning among the different post-graduation support packages that being implemented by four TVET partners in collaboration with the LI-WAY program through Save the Children. It will employ quantitative and qualitative data collection methods such as Focus Group Discussion (FGD), surveys, and Key Informant Interview. Interviews should cover both the target group as well as TVET staff, relevant government officials, teachers, etc. The study population (program target groups) and inclusion and exclusion criteria will be developed by the consultant. The sample size data will be also determined by the consultant based on the given targets of the four TVET partners. The consultant will submit the detailed methodology plan (study design, target size, sampling procedure, data collection procedure, data collection tool, data analysis procedure and operational definitions etc) and work-plan for Save the Children LI-WAY program prior starting implementation of the exercise. The desk review, data collection, analysis and report writing will be conducted by the consultant with strong oversight and feedback by Save the Children throughout the consultancy.

 

Geographical location of the assignment

 

LI-WAY program is operational in Addis Ababa. Four TVET partners that made agreement with Save the Children and started implementation in Addis Ababa. Even if the TVET partners are located in three sub-cities, the LI-WAY program targets could be in different places in Addis Ababa where they are making businesses. The research consultant will discuss and agree with the LI-WAY program team to determine the location and the number of targets in each support treatment for TVET graduates that chose to have their own enterprise.

 

Deliverables of the consultancy assignment;

ü  Workshop report: Save the Children and the research consultant hold a workshop with TVET relevant partners before the tools and implementation plan are created to ensure that they have a good understanding of the progress, context, needs and suggestions for the implantation plan.  

ü  A detailed implementation plan and approaches for the consultancy assignment, approved by Save the Children.

ü  Report on the desk review of relevant supports experiences for micro enterprises and other relevant and available external literature and research sources

ü  Baseline report

ü  Collecting, analysing and presenting ongoing learning information on each of the three supporting package

ü  Facilitate learning for the four TVET partners on the development and evolving evidences

ü  Provide follow up supports as needed to the specific TVET partners together with LI-WAY team

ü  Facilitate validation workshop on the final findings of the learning of each treatment and their comparison

ü  Prepare and submit soft and hard copy reports of the action research.

 

Save the Children International (SCI) shall be responsible to;

ü  Provide all relevant information to the consultant about the overall program objectives, principles and framework of the approach.

ü  Facilitate agreements with the consultant through the SC logistics unit/HRD.

ü  Provide oversight of the assignment from beginning to the end

ü  Provide comments/ feedback and approve the Plan of Action and documents produced

ü  Ensure that the comments/feedback given on the draft report are fully incorporated in the final report

ü  Link the consultant with the four TVET partners that carrying out the agreed project activities

ü  Provide guidance for the research design and selecting appropriate methodologies, questionnaires, number of targets in each treatment start up support package

ü  Facilitate payments for the consultant as per the agreement and SC logistics unit/HRD and Finance disbursement policy.

Ethics, safeguarding and code of conduct

As the consultant(s)/firm will be working on behalf of Save the children, they will be required to adhere to the Child Safeguarding Policy and ethical guidelines.

The consultant will make clear to all participating stakeholders especially children of all ages that they are under no obligation to participate in the action research. All participants will be assured that there will be no negative consequences if they choose not to participate. The consultant must obtain informed consent from all participants, including children and their care-giver if a child is to be interviewed. He/ She must receive prior permission for taking and use of visual still/ or moving images for specific purposes during data collection, document preparation and presentation. The consultant will assure the participants the anonymity, confidentiality and will protect the visual data and its use for agreed purpose only.

 

Time frame

The specific and detailed timeframe will be discussed and agreed later. But more specifically, the timeline includes:

·         Meeting with program staffs and the four TVET partners (5days)

·         Prepare the action research plan (including sampling, tools for da collection) and drafting the conceptual structure and outline/ template of the strategy/guideline (5 days)

·         Report on the desk review of relevant supports experiences for micro enterprises and other relevant and available external literature and research sources (10 days)

·         Baseline report (six weeks)

·         Collecting, analysing and presenting ongoing learning information on each of the three supporting package. This activity is the heart of the assignment. It may take more than six months. The consultant will do assignment intermittently as guided by the program team.  

·         Facilitate learning workshop for the four TVET partners on the development of the learning (2 workshops: 4 days) while doing the assignment

·         Final draft summary report (2 weeks)

·         Facilitate validation workshop on the final findings of the learning of each treatment and their comparison (2 days)

·         Prepare and submit soft and hard copy reports of the action research (five days)

Term of payment

Term of payment will be determined later 

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:35:20 GMT
<![CDATA[Capacity Development Coordinator]]>

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

Capacity Development Coordinator

 

 

Code

0004

Place of Work

Addis Ababa

 

 

Program/Unit

Partnership

 

 

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the scale of the organization

No. of Positions

01

 

 

Length of Contract

One year with Possible extension

 

 

 

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the Children globally has developed a theory of change based on partnership as the methodology to amplify the impact of its work and to ensure sustainability and innovation. Save the Children in Ethiopia implements a wide range of both humanitarian and development programs with partners across the country.  We work with UN agencies, donors, Government of Ethiopia, International and local organizations, research centers, academic institutions and media agencies. Most programs implemented by Save the Children and with partners have components of capacity strengthening of partners and stakeholders as a strategy to ensure program quality for children and communities.

Our partners are of diverse type, capacity, technical expertise and geographic focus. Partnership development and management takes place across different departments at program development and quality, implementation and close out.

 

The position holder is responsible for oversight of all aspects of partners’ capacity strengthening across the country office. H/she is responsible to ensure relevant units and teams are aware of the partnership minimum standards and quality frameworks and are adhering to these standards. H/she will lead monitoring of capacity strengthening intervention in reference to quality standards in each partnership. The role holder will also track progress in our efforts to implement quality programs with partners. In particular, the position holder is responsible for overseeing partners’ selection and partnership development, capacity assessment and building of partners and staff working with partners. In addition, h/she is responsible for the development and roll out of partnership specific standards, compliance and guidelines to relevant stakeholders. The incumbent will also be a focal point to ensure Save the Children’s representation and visibility in external forums as relevant. As part of continuous improvement projects, the role holder will also have oversight and leadership on change projects on partnership, manage and hold budget and projects on partnership and civil societies strengthening.

All in all, the position holder plays coordination and facilitation roles across finance, programs, awards and other key functions to ensure implementation of Save the Children’s internal policies and standards on partnership management.

 

SCOPE OF ROLE:

 

Reports to:  Head of Partnership

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

 

Partnership development and partners’ capacity building

  • Coordinate and support ownership of the partnership selection/development systems, processes and procedures.
  • checking (and occasionally drafting) partnership agreements, memorandum of understanding; ensuring SCI formats and standards are adhered to;
  • Conduct partners’ capacity assessment; ensuring SCI standards for partnership development are complied with and documented. 
  • Facilitate and coordinate pre award partnership and capacity assessment and follow up implementation of capacity support plans.
  • Ensuring standards for partnership establishment, development, management and close out are complied with.
  • Facilitate regular dialogue, review meetings and information sharing with partners including government, non-government, research, academics and other types of partners
  • Keeping up to date and documentation of core partnership processes per each agreements and ensure these are reported to relevant teams
  • Design a system to provide technical support for partners based on assessment findings
  • Work with external agencies to understand contexts where partners work and support in providing strategic guidance to the organization.
  • Identify and recommend possible supports to partners to build their capacity and enhance performance
  • Report trends and performances of partners and document lessons drawn from working in partnership

 

Support and develop partnership policies, strategies, guidelines including systems and procedures

·         Develop tools and procedure to support and operationalize partnership policy and strategy

·         Support development of tools, systems and procedure for partnership management

·         Support review of working approaches and propose changes or areas of improvements as necessary.

·         Work with relevant teams to ensure projects and programs have partnership sensitive budgeting

 

Project Planning, management, monitoring and Evaluation

  • Closely work with internal and external stakeholders to support projects implemented by partners and with partners
  • Design projects including project proposal development on partnership capacity strengthening and 
  • Follow up and monitoring of projects; ensuring preparation of periodic reports, review, evaluation
  • Ownership of the project budget and making sure partnership and capacity development budgets are allocated as appropriate
  • Lead periodic review, evaluation and learning among and with partners
  • Documentation of learning from promising and good practices on partnership

 

Budget and Budget Management

  • Prepare and manage project budget related to partnership activities
  • Authorise the utilisation and propose for reallocation and revision as needed
  • Authorise budget reallocations within the project budget limit

 

Representation and networking

·         Represent SC in the various organisations and forum mainly related to partnership, civil society sector and/or charities.

Network with peers, other agencies, INGOS and relevant government stakeholders

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

c.            holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

Ambition:

·         sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

·         future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

                 approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

                 Values diversity, understands where different people are coming from, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:

·         develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach

Integrity:

                 honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence

displays consistent excellent judgement

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:28:12 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for an Expression of Interest to prepare Tana Forum Papers]]>

Introduction

The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University is a prominent Institute for higher education, research and policy dialogues on peace and security in Africa. Established in 2007, it ranks among the top 50 educational establishments and think tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa according to the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Global Go to Think Tank Index Reports. IPSS was also selected as the Center of Excellence for Post Conflict Societies by the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) in 2017.  Moreover, the Institute runs the Africa Peace and Security Programme (APSP), a joint initiative with the African Union, which is mandated by the African Union’s Executive Council to take up the intellectual challenge of finding African-led solutions to peace and security in Africa. IPSS serves as the secretariat to the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa.

The 2019 Tana Forum Papers will address the main issues of this year’s Tana Forum theme titled: ''Political Dynamics in the Horn of Africa: Nurturing the Emerging Peace Trends''. The 8th edition of Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa will take place from 4-5 May 2019 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Contextual Background

Despite the enormous human and natural resources it possesses and relative socio-economic progress registered over the past few years, the IGAD region is one of the poorest in the world ranking low on several human development indicators.  Experiencing recurrent drought and famine, the region is known for the persistent food insecurity and dependency on foreign aid. The region is also marred by instability, violent conflicts and multiple security threats with regional implications, which have so far produced an estimated 4.6 million IDPs and 1.8 million refugees. As a result, many of the countries in the region are listed among the thirty-five most fragile countries in the world.  

The Horn of Africa (HoA) region suffers from immense security threats that emanate from unresolved border issues, inter and intra-states conflicts as well as the existential threat from terrorism and violent extremism, maritime and energy insecurity and transnational organized crimes that have become the defining letterings of the region. However, over the course of 2018, emerging positive political and security dynamics has brought about a new wave of hope in the region. Improved diplomatic relations between and among the countries of the region, including between Eritrea and Ethiopia; Eritrea and Djibouti as well as Eritrea and Somalia has ignited a renewed momentum for peace with the prospect of having a spill-over effect beyond the region. In this regard, the signing of the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Cooperation between Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia; the bilateral agreement between Eritrea and Djibouti as well as the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan are also significant steps towards a reinforced engagement and cooperation in the region.

In order to effectively reap the peace dividend from the renewed rapprochement, it is imperative that countries of the Horn and other relevant stakeholders, particularly the IGAD and AU, deeply analyze and understand the complexity of regional dynamics with the aim of devising a comprehensive strategy to build on progress and sustain the gains made so far. The aim of the Tana Forum Papers is, therefore, to undertake research and critical analysis on the proposed topics that are related to the theme of the upcoming Tana forum event and propose concrete recommendations on how to best nurture the emerging peace trends and sustainably resolve the political, economic and security challenges in the sub-region.

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:59:03 GMT
<![CDATA[FSL Project Officer (EHF Livelihoods) Project (re-advert)]]>

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

FSL Project Officer (EHF Livelihoods) Project

Code

SCI/HFO/005/19

Place of Work

Abaya town with frequent travel to Gedeb, Abaya ,  Gelana and Gedeb woredas 

Program/Unit

FSL

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the scale of the organization

No. of Positions

01

Length of Contract

Six Months

 

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Project officer - EHF FSL Project is responsible to coordinate, supervises, and provides technical assistance for the implementation agriculture and livelihood activities at woreda and zonal level in the three woredas indicated above.  S/he will actively participate in, and strengthen, nutrition multi-sectoral coordination among the various relevant sectors with that of the agriculture sector; identify strategies and facilitate the implementation of nutrition-sensitive agricultural activities among vulnerable household; ensuring proper documentation of information, data, experiences and lessons learnt. S/he shall provide consistent and strong technical support to the implementing partner, and organize targeted experience sharing visit among the implementing partners in Gedeo and Guji areas. S/he will be accountable for reporting and the day to day communication with the SCI FO at Hawassa & SCI CO in field office related to the implementation of the project.

 

 

JOB SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Project development and management

·         Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with SCI program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

·         Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.

·         Coordinate, supervise, and provide technical assistance for proper implementation of food security and livelihood activities like, homestead vegetable production, productive livestock rearing, food safety and postharvest handling planned by the project with respective government at woreda and kebele levels.

·         Facilitate the implementation of activities to secure livelihood of beneficiaries, including providing technical training in agronomic practices of horticultural crops, livestock husbandry, business development skills, saving, cooperative management, and financial literacy.

·         Ensure target committee establishment with respective woreda partners.

·         Lead and coordinate selection of beneficiaries for seed/seedling provisions.

·         Ensure timely distribution of vegetable seedling to beneficiaries.

·         Coordinate and facilitate provision of training/orientation to selected beneficiaries on improved agronomic practices and technique in production and management to promote and strengthen HHs resilience

·         Led post-distribution assessment/monitoring of beneficiaries before provision of seed/seedling.

·         Coordinate selection of beneficiaries for cash transfer/provision, prepare beneficiary master lists and other necessary documentations.

·         Ensure cash disbursement on monthly bases (for four months) based on standard payment procedures and agreed timelines

·         Conduct regular follow up and joint close post-distribution monitoring on proper use of cash for the intended purposes.

·         Ensure appropriate and timely supply of inputs to targeted beneficiaries.

·         Conduct and facilitate livestock purchase process, vaccination, treatment and provision to clients.

·         Ensure allocated resources reach the right beneficiaries, for the right objective, and in a timely manner.

·         Conduct monitoring and evaluation of beneficiary resilience level as result livelihood interventions 

·         Verify and review targeted beneficiaries eligible for the provision of vet medicine/drugs

·         Support reporting and monitoring and evaluation, assuring that quality reports are submitted using standard project formats and in a timely manner.

·         Sign clear MOU with the Woreda Office of Agriculture and Livestock resources (WOALR), local vet drug pharmacies, CAHWs for proper quality and timely provision of vet services

·         Design and printing of veternary vouchers and link with private pharmacy

·         Provide refresher training for SCI staff, government staff and CAHWS on the Voucher Scheme

·         Distribution of Voucher to targeted beneficiaries

·         Follow up of the selection process of project beneficiaries for the project services.

·         Develop monthly cash disbursement plans & ensure appropriateness & timeliness of cash transfers to beneficiaries

·         Ensure timely procurement & distribution of crop seeds to target beneficiaries

·         Handle the communication with CAHW for vet services

·         Timely preparation of vouchers

·         Provides quality technical support to SCI staffs, partners in the course of project implementation.

·         Facilitates and ensures strong community participation in the implementation of the project.

·         Initiates and facilitates linkages, coordination and integration with other similar or related programmes/projects.

·         Serves as the technical focal person for both internal and external actions as it pertains to the project

·         Experience in multi-sectoral coordination.

·         Ability to travel throughout the focus zone, woredas, kebele and other rural areas as needed

·         Experience working in the region and understanding of local context.

·         Provide refresher training for SCI staff, government staff and CAHWS on the Voucher Scheme

·         Ensure appropriate and timely supply of inputs to targeted beneficiaries.

·         Conduct and facilitate livestock purchase process, vaccination, treatment and provision to clients.

·         Ensure allocated resources reach the right beneficiaries, for the right objective, and in a timely manner.

·         Conduct monitoring and evaluation of beneficiary resilience level as result livelihood interventions 

·         Verify and review targeted beneficiaries eligible for the provision of vet medicine/drugs

 

Budgeting and Budget Management 

·         Prepares monthly & quarterly project activity based budget

·         Follows up on budget utilization and project budget expenditure.

·         Makes periodic project budget revisions.

·         Facilitates Cash transfers to target beneficiaries on timely basis.

 

 

 

Partnership and Capacity Building

·         Facilitates communication and interaction between the target communities, local government authorities and SCI as necessary.

·         Closely work with FSP in the areas for timely cash transfers

·         Facilitates and supports the field level project officer & facilitators to work closely with partner NGO staff in the course of project planning, implementation and monitoring. 

·         Organizes experience sharing forum

·         Experience conducting trainings, training of trainers, and organizational capacity building

·         Knowledge and learning ability to integrate gender issues in agriculture and livelihood interventions.

 

Documentation, Learning and Advocacy

·       Ensures proper documentation of experiences and lessons (including pictures and video documentation) learned in the course of project implementation

·       Organizes and properly maintains database and information related to the project.

·       Facilitates and participates in studies and reviews related to the project

·       Participate in the recruitment of facilitators, undertake studies, reviews, development of cash based intervention guidelines etc. 

·       Participate or create CASH working plate form at woreda and zonal

·       Facilitate and ensure dissemination of information and study/review

·       Provides information/inputs to be used for SC information and communication materials.

·       Undertakes advocacy activities at woreda and zonal level.

 

Collaboration and Networking 

·       Facilitates and enhances SC’s active involvement in cash program networks and forums.

·       Facilitates the establishment of links and good relationships with relevant government offices/authorities.

 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

·         Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

·         Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

·         Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

·         Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

·         Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

 

Creativity:

·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Skills:

·         Project/programme development and management

·         Monitoring and Evaluation, and Research

·         Child Right Programming

·         Rights Based approach to development

·         Working with partnership and partnership management

·         Capacity building and civil society development

·         Facilitation and communication skills, organizing trainings

·         Advocacy, Leadership, Financial management

·         Basic Computer application 

 

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Re-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

FSL Project Manager (EHF Livelihoods) Project

Code

005

Place of Work

Dilla

Program/Unit

FSL

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the scale of the organization

No. of Positions

01

Length of Contract

Six Months

 

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Project Manager- EHF FSL Project is responsible to oversee the overall implementation of EHF Project in the three woredas indicated above. S/he will engage in project planning and management, budgeting and budget management, working with implementing partner organization and other relevant local organizations, and ensuring proper documentation of information, data, experiences and lessons learnt. S/he shall provide consistent and strong technical support to the implementing partner, and organize targeted experience sharing visit among the implementing partners in Gedeo and Guji areas. S/he will be accountable for reporting and the day to day communication with the SCI FO at Hawassa & SCI CO in Addis Abeba (as required) related to the implementation of the project. 

 

 

 

 

 

JOB SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

 

Project development and management

·         Develops feasible project implementation plans, including project budget.

·         Follow up of the selection process of project beneficiaries for the project services.

·         Develop monthly cash disbursement plans & ensure appropriateness & timeliness of cash transfers to beneficiaries

·         Ensure timely procurement & distribution of crop seeds to target beneficiaries

·         Follow up MOU Signing with private vet pharmacies for voucher based veterinary services

·         Handle the communication with CAHW for vet services

·         Timely preparation of vouchers

·         Follow up timely implementation of project activities as per the project implementation plan in the project document & handle timely review on the same as necessary

·         Provides quality technical support to SCI staffs, partners in the course of project implementation.

·         Makes regular follow-up of the implementation of the activities in each of the three Woredas.

·         Identifies critical issues in the implementation of the project and takes the necessary actions to address problems and constraints.

·         Undertakes regular supportive supervision and (joint) monitoring to ensure proper and efficient implementation of the project activities.

·         Prepares quality periodic reports (complying with the donor’s reporting format).

·         Facilitates and ensures strong community participation in the implementation of the project.

·         Initiates and facilitates linkages, coordination and integration with other similar or related programmes/projects.

·         Serves as the technical focal person for both internal and external actions as it pertains to the project

 

Budgeting and Budget Management 

·         Prepares monthly & quarterly project budgets.

·         Follows up on budget utilization and project budget expenditure.

·         Makes periodic project budget revisions.

·         Facilitates Cash transfers to target beneficiaries on timely basis.

 

Partnership and Capacity Building

·         Facilitates communication and interaction between the target communities, local government authorities and SCI as necessary.

·         Closely work with FSP in the areas for timely cash transfers

·         Facilitates and supports the field level project officer & facilitators to work closely with partner NGO staff in the course of project planning, implementation and monitoring. 

·         Maintains regular communication and interaction with partners to facilitate and promote learning and information sharing between SC and other relevant stakeholders.

·         Organizes experience sharing forum

 

Documentation, Learning and Advocacy

·       Ensures proper documentation of experiences and lessons (including pictures and video documentation) learned in the course of project implementation

·       Organizes and properly maintains database and information related to the project.

·       Facilitates and participates in studies and reviews related to the project

·       Participate in the recruitment of FSL Project Officer and facilitators, undertake studies, reviews, development of cash based intervention guidelines etc. 

·       Facilitate and ensure dissemination of information and study/review

·       Provides information/inputs to be used for SC information and communication materials.

·       Undertakes advocacy activities within the advocacy strategy of SCI in Ethiopia.

 

Collaboration and Networking 

·       Facilitates and enhances SC’s active involvement in cash program networks and forums.

·       Facilitates the establishment of links and good relationships with relevant government offices/authorities.

 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

·         Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

·         Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

·         Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

·         Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

·         Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Skills:

·         Project/programme development and management

·         Monitoring and Evaluation, and Research

·         Child Right Programming

·         Rights Based approach to development

·         Working with partnership and partnership management

·         Capacity building and civil society development

·         Facilitation and communication skills, organizing trainings

·         Advocacy, Leadership, Financial management

·         Basic Computer application 

 

 

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