Rss en-us Wed, 22 May 2019 05:50:39 GMT Wed, 22 May 2019 05:50:39 GMT <![CDATA[Sr. Technical Programme Manager (DFID Migration Project) Re-advert]]>



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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

Sr. Technical Programme Manager (DFID Migration Project)




Place of Work

Addis Ababa



Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

01 (One)

Reports to

Chief of Party (DRC)

Length of Contract

One-year contract depends on both funding and performance




The Senior Technical Programme Manager is responsible for overall strategic and technical guidance in ensuring the programme interventions across all consortium members are implemented to the highest standard. Providing high-quality and timely technical support; ensuring context specific and common implementation approaches across implementing partners for quality programming; strategy design, developing strong external relations with key stakeholders; maintaining and managing a highly-qualified team of specialists; and producing and utilising high quality and well-articulated project evidence and research for learning, and advocacy.


The Senior Technical Programme Manager oversees the work of field offices and short trem technical specialists who support programme implemntation. S/he will ensure cross functionality, coordination, standardisation of programme implementation across different implementing partners, and that quality of programme are implemented according to nationally/internationally accepted and recommended standards. He/she represents SC values and principles in interactions with staff and external audiences. These values and principles include commitment to the mission of Save the Children, team orientation, quality management and leadership development, introducing systems and procedures to strengthen staff motivation and productivity.



Oversees progress and coordination of the programme’s migration, protection and livelihoods

activities in collaboration with the Chief of Party and field-based team.

•     Work with technical specilists and ensure timely and quality delivery of capacity building activities for programme staff and other stakeholders in cooperation with Learning and Knowledge Management, ensure proper documentation of experiences and lessons learned from the programme under supervision.

•     Work closely with the Programme Specialists and field based staff to ensure work plans are adequately resourced to deliver effectively.

•     Coordinate, manage and motivate field teams, ensuring that they have clear objectives/individual work plans as part of performance management and receive meaningful feedback on their performance.

•     Lead the programme, continually encouraging team members to re-evaluate their strategies, gather and incorporate tacit information, and adapt programming to new learning and environmental conditions.

Ensuring the guiding documents draw on international best practices and global research, lessons learned from the field-level and reflect implementation realities related to key migration, protection and livelihoods issues in Ethiopia.

•     Provide ongoing technical advice to the field-based programme implementation teams, including consultants, and sub-contractors, as needed.

•     Collaborate with field-based teams to ensure protection records and documentation are properly managed and compliant with organisational requirements and international best practices.

•     Ensure Value for Money is mainstreamed across technical areas of responsibility, is incorporated into decision making, and effectively reported to the donor.

•     Document and communicate programme achievements against agreed strategic objectives and milestones for a wide range of internal and external audiences.

•     Actively communicate and coordinate with the CoP (DRC), other relevant and technical advisors and project managers to ensure integrated approaches across themes.

•     Build and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders including relevant Government of

Ethiopia Ministries and departments, donors, research institutes, and other INGOs.

•     Identify and advise on key risks related to the programme’s response to migration, protection and livelihoods issues and ensure effective reporting of such risks.

•     Provide technical reviews of all programme reporting related to migration, protection and livelihoods, ensuring reports are completed to a high standard.

•     Travel frequently throughout the programme’s areas of intervention to monitor and provide

technical guidance.


Programme Quality and Effectiveness

•     Oversee that all field level interventions and related researches is technically managed to a high standard.

•     Support the development and continual revision of a dynamic, programme-wide monitoring and evaluation system linked to programme strategies, indicators, and information management tools, which supports programme management, accountability and learning.

•     Work with MEAL unit to contribute to the technical development of an M&E framework/systems that monitors the impact of the programme activities and progress towards achievement of programme objectives and outcomes, with quality; including the identification and design of needs assessments, profiling exercises and other research initiatives, which contribute to enhancing knowledge on migration and protection issues relevant to the programme

•     Ensure proper understanding of cross-cutting issues among technical managers and advisors (e.g., gender, child protection and safeguarding) and integration of same in the programme management.

•     Ensure a quarterly review is conducted to monitor progress and where appropriate take corrective measures.

•     Ensure an integrated approach to programme implementation in order to maximise resource utilisation and synergy between the staff and different programmes.

•     Exercise sound judgment to ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocable and prudent. Ensure all project funds are spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations.

•     Review, edit and submit timely written reports on the programme activities capturing impacts related to all activities.



Tue, 21 May 2019 13:38:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) – Senior officer]]>

Title:  Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) – Senior officer

Location:  Jijiga

Reports to: Area Manager

Employment Band-H1

Start of Contract & Duration: 12 Months

Posting date: May 21, 2019


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants. The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.  With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.


Under the direct supervision and management of the Jijiga Area Manager, the MEAL Senior Officer oversees all aspects of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning for the Jijiga area office, ensuring that the area office’s MEAL activities are in line with the country office MEAL framework as well as DRC global Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Minimum Operational Procedures (MEALMOP). The MEAL Senior Officer will provide technical support to all projects in designing MEP, developing detail implementation plan, review performance monitoring tracker, updating the indicator tracking table and in reviewing internal as well as external reports in collaboration with the country MEAL Coordinator.



Monitoring and evaluations

  • Develop and maintain Jijiga area office M&E system in accordance with DRC minimum operational procedures for MEAL and DRC Ethiopia MEAL framework
  • Facilitate and provide Jijiga area office level MEAL related capacity building  trainings and meetings on M&E
  • Lead Jijiga area office sector-specific data collection tools development and ensure their proper use by implementing teams.
  • Participate in and lead data collection in the field, training of data collectors and support and facilitate data analysis
  • Develop MEP, DRC’s Performance Monitoring Tracker (PMT), indicator tracking table (ITT) which will be used by the program and MEAL teams to provide monthly updates and analysis of progress against indicators
  • Support the program team in DIP development and actively participate in organizing kick off meetings
  • Lead field-level assessments, including baseline, mid-term, end-line and post-distribution monitoring surveys.
  • Conduct regularly field monitoring visits and lead verifications exercises across programmes to ensure beneficiaries are registered and selected for assistance in line with sector objectives, program criteria and humanitarian principles.
  • Provide support in preparing and reviewing reports and verifying consistency between collected data, means of verification, and the PMT and donor reports
  • Facilitate and lead internal project audits with an eye to ensuring means of verification are documented and reflect data reported by the implementing teams.

Accountability and Learning

  • In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator, lead field-level learning events to capture, document and disseminate lessons learned for internal and external purposes.
  • Organize area office level quarter review meetings and annual review meetings and capture the lessons and share
  • Facilitating trainings on Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and beneficiary feedback and response mechanisms.
  • Lead the implementation of and compliance with DRC Ethiopia and Djibouti’s Beneficiary Feedback and Response Mechanism, and all associated tools and SOPs, in the field office. 

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values

Tue, 21 May 2019 10:44:15 GMT
<![CDATA[Request for Proposal: Determining Site for Pilot Project Implementation & Format for Participatory Project Design]]>


The Member States of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region share borders that extend 8,382 km, while the external borders of the IGAD region (with non-IGAD States) extend to 6,910 km.[1] Borders and borderlands in the IGAD region are inhabited by millions of people who pursue a range of economic pursuits, including pastoralism, agro-pastoralism, agriculture and trade. Borderlands in the HoA are situated in arid and semi-arid lands inhabited by communities vulnerable to climate change shocks and processes such as desertification, deteriorating rangelands, drought and famine. In the IGAD region, borderland areas exhibit some of the lowest human development indicators in terms of access to basic social amenities. Issues such as interstate and intrastate conflicts and tensions, human trafficking and smuggling, and trafficking in small arms and light weapons afflict borderlands and further threaten the human security of communities.

A critical aspect of the conundrum that faces policy responses to borders and borderlands has been the lens through which borderlands and their inhabitants have been viewed, which has tended to emphasize varying aspects of illegality from the ‘criminal’ to the ‘subversive’.[2]  This lens has exacerbated the marginalization of borderland communities through its legitimation of policies and actions that inadvertently criminalize borderland communities’ strategies of survival and adaptation to borders. Perspectives such as the ‘borders as constraints’ view or perspectives that increasingly view borders as irrelevant also have a distorting effect in terms of their narrowness of focus or inability to appreciate complexity and/or the context-specificity of borderlands.[3]

The member states’ governments of the IGAD have adopted a range of policy initiatives to respond to the human security challenges of borderland communities. Governments have implemented decentralized forms of governance which should allow borderlands communities a say in the political and economic decisions that affect their lives. IGAD member states governments have also utilized bilateral agreements and regularized meetings of joint border commissions to address the varied hard and soft security challenges in borderlands. The IGAD has also sought to respond to the pressing human security challenges of borderlands through initiatives such as the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) and, also through focal agencies such as the IGAD-Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (IGAD-CEWARN). The IGAD through its Peace and Security Strategy has also foregrounded borderlands in the IGAD region as a thematic focus.    

Small scale informal cross-border trade (ICBT)in the IGAD borderlands is a critical source of support to precarious livelihoods. ICBT is a crucial source of food security in arid and semi-arid lands, a source of employment for millions and a mechanism to generate alternative sources of income and capital. It is the youth and women, the most marginalized in borderland communities, who are the biggest beneficiaries of ICBT. However, policy and regulatory frameworks in the IGAD region have not kept pace with these realities.

The 20 and 21 June meetings of IGAD Member States’ Experts and Ministers of Trade held in Mombasa, Kenya, adopted a policy framework (PF) on the Informal Cross-Border Trade-Cross-Border Security Governance (ICBT-CBSG) Nexus.[4] The PF articulates five policy objectives and defines strategies to actualize each of these policy objectives.

The adoption of the PF represents a critical advancement for regional integration and cooperation in the IGAD region.[5] It will also assist IGAD member states’ governments to tackle the multifaceted, socio-economic and security challenges in the Horn of Africa’s borderlands. The policy recommendations in the PF will ensure the economic empowerment of the most marginalized groups in the borderlands such as women, youth and people with disabilities, through employment creation and the facilitation of their participation in ICBT.

Research Background/Rationale

The adoption of the PF represents a key milestone, however, the policy recommendations in the framework still need to be cascaded to the IGAD member states level, ratified and applied to ICBT-CBSG policies and regulations. In order to test and learn, build evidence and political will surrounding the recommendations in this policy, the Quartet (coalition that led this policy through formulation and adoption) envisions a pilot project in a cross-border site in the IGAD region. Testing the policy recommendations plays an essential role in, not only showcasing the implementation of the PF,  but through its lessons and successes play a key role in promoting the topicality and utility of the PF for the IGAD region. 

With this end in view, the Quartet organized a reflection and planning workshop in Bishoftu, Ethiopia in November 2018 which, through a process of joint reflection and planning, led to the development of an inception phase plan to implement policy recommendations in the PF. The inception phase plan outlines a range of activities that entail implementation of participatory pilot project design to realize the policy recommendations in the PF. This project design is a central component of the PF.

The proposed pilot project will particularly seek to implement two of the central policy objectives in the PF:

 Objective II: trade facilitation-easing of barriers to cross-border trade in subsistence goods

Objective IV: promoting the participation of borderlands communities in policy spaces and discussions.[6]

The identification of a suitable site is the first stage in the design and implementation of the proposed pilot project. The determination of the site for the proposed pilot project should take into account a number of factors including:

·         degree of relative security and stability which would impact the feasibility of the project

·         optimal value-added of pilot project (i.e. a cross-border site where ICBT flows are critical to local communities and face multiple regulatory and policy barriers)

·         proximity and convergence with other complementary IGAD cross-border projects

·         readiness & approval/collaboration of host IGAD member states governments and their respective local administration structures.

Therefore, the Quartet seeks to commission a rapid assessment of many Horn of Africa borderlands by a team of researchers to assess and determine the optimal cross-border site for the location and implementation of the proposed pilot project. Furthermore, the team of researchers will also be expected to outline the modalities/design for the participatory pilot project. 

Assessment Objectives

The key objectives of the assessment are as follows:

I.                     Determine the optimal site for the proposed pilot project in a specific cross-border site in the IGAD region

II.                   Outline and define the key components and stages in the design and implementation of the participatory pilot project

Key Assessment Issues/Questions

The rapid assessment will address the following key questions/issues:

I.                     Determine the key socio-economic indicators in a borderland (population, key socio-economic activities, populations and settlement patterns, key indices of socio-economic wellbeing, patterns/features of ICBT in the borderland, key border crossing points for ICBT etc).

II.                   Identify and analyze the key human security issues in the borderland from the local perspective.

III.                 What are the key socio-economic contributions of ICBT to the livelihoods of borderland communities?

IV.                Identify the key obstacles to ICBT/CBT in the borderland.

V.                  From the perspectives of the local, what can/should be done to facilitate ICBT/CBT in the borderland (i.e. in terms of policy/regulations, in terms of documentation/certification requirements, in terms of currency usage and exchange issues, in terms of infrastructure relating to ICBT etc.)

VI.                Outline and define the key aspects and stages of a participatory pilot project design process.


Recommended Assessment/Study Methods

The assessment team will work closely and in collaboration with the Quartet. and will review the outputs from the policy formulation process.[7] Researchers will consult the authors and/or organizations that produced the research reports for the the KH. The research team will also be expected to conduct field visits to at least two of the potential cross-border sites for the proposed pilot project. Suggested methods in research design include but are not limited to key informant interviews (KIIs), focus group discussions and review of relevant studies and reports. The researchers should ensure that the assessment process takes into account the views of a cross-section of the borderland community, local civil-society/community based organizations, local officials etc. as well as engaging marginalized communities within the larger borderland communities (including women, youth, young women, and persons with disabilities). The rapid assessment process is expected to be carried out on both sides of a contiguous borderland. The Quartet will assist the assessment team in logistics, facilitating some of the interviews and provide the team with the reports and studies from the KH process.

Key Sources & Informants

I.                     Quartet organizations

II.                   IGAD secretariat and focal agencies

III.                 Research reports and studies from the KH process

IV.                IGAD member states’ focal agencies and officials

V.                  Local government officials in border areas

VI.                Representatives of borderland community-based organizations and borderland community representatives

VII.               Civil society organizations engaged in cross-border projects

VIII.             Relevant studies and reports on borders and borderlands in the IGAD region


The team will be expected to produce the following outputs:

I.                     Inception report and negotiated research plan that details lines of inquiry, definitions, data sources, methods for data collection, methods for data analysis, conflict considerations and time and budget planning

II.                   Data collection instruments and protocols

III.                 Draft study/report at the conclusion of the field visits

IV.                A validation workshop for initial findings

V.                  Final copy-edited report/study following review (no more than 30 pages excluding annexes), including a stand-alone executive summary of no more than 5 pages.

I.                     Copy of the primary data collected

Timeline of assessment

The assessment is expected to be carried out in 30 working days i.e. 45 calendar days and should be completed by July 15 2019. 15 2019

[1] International Boundaries Research Unit, ‘International Boundary Demarcation in the IGAD Region: A review of existing practice and thoughts on future developments’, unpublished report, April 2008.

[2] Korf, Benedikt & Timothy Rayemaekers. “Introduction: Border, Frontier and the Geography of Rule

at the Margins of the State” in Benedikt Korf & Timothy Raeymaekers eds.Violence on the Margins: States, Conflicts And Borders. 213. Palgrave Macmillan: NY. Pg: 9.  

[3] Hoehne, Markus Virgil & Dereje Feyissa. ‘’Centering Borders and Borderlands: The Evidence from Africa’’ in Benedikt Korf & Timothy Raeymaekers eds. Violence on the Margins: States, Conflicts And Borders. 2013. Palgrave Macmillan: NY. Pgs: 56-64.

[4] CBSG is defined as cross-border multilateral or bilateral cooperation, coordination and collaboration among States, civil society and/or borderland communities to address threats and harness opportunities along their borders toward commonly shared peace, integration and prosperity.

[5]The policy framework document is the outcome of a research and consultative process led by the Collaborative Policy Analysis and Engagement (CPAE) Pilot, a joint initiative between the Intergovernmental Authority on Development-Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (IGAD-CEWARN), Organization for Social Science Research in Southern and Eastern Africa (OSSREA), Inter Africa Group (IAG) and the Life & Peace Institute-Horn of Africa Regional Program (LPI-HARP), (henceforth the Quartet) which began in 2014.  

[6] Refer to section 4 of the IGAD policy framework on the ICBT-CBSG nexus.

[7] This refers to the Knowledge Harvest (KH) process: a research and analysis phase of the policy formulation process where existing knowledge and research was ‘harvested’ for input into the PF. The KH process led to the production of over 20 outputs and included seven member states of the IGAD (Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Sudan). It covered eight borderlands and border crossing points; Busia (Kenya-Uganda), Liboi-Dobhley (Kenya-Somalia), Moyale (Kenya-Ethiopia), Togowajale (Ethiopia-Somalia), Nimuley (South Sudan-Uganda), Abyei-South & West Kordofan(South Sudan- Sudan), Afar-Dikhil (Ethiopia-Djibouti), Metema-Al Qadarif-Kassala-Gash Barka (Ethiopia-Sudan-Eritrea).

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:57:21 GMT
<![CDATA[Market Specialists - Agribusiness Technical Support to a Participatory Small-scale Irrigation Development Program (PASIDP II)]]>

Position Description

Regional Market Specialists will lead the overall work in his/her assigned regions, including markets and value chain assessments and analyses, supporting business plan development and implementation. Regional Market Specialists will coach and train farmer organizations, local extension and Development Agents to enhance their ability to analyze different entrepreneurial and agronomic options and support effective organizational/enterprise management.  S/he will facilitate linkages to buyers, financial institutions and other key market actors as well as ensure ongoing learning, knowledge exchange and capacity building.

Duties and Responsibilities

Regional Market Specialists’ duties and responsibilities are described below:

Technical Assistance in Market analysis and Marketing

·         Assess key site-specific market opportunities by identifying and engaging potential buyers

·         Assess technical and financial viability of market opportunities through data collection and analysis;

·         Evaluate current production and marketing systems and identify opportunities for developing new and/or enhancing existing businesses

·         Engage with farmers and their organizations to make choices on major crops to be cultivated and technologies applied based on an informed analysis of their options, which depend on market demand, technical capability, assess to technologies and finance, as well as other relevant factors;

Business Plan Development and Implementation

  • Support the development of business plans at Irrigation scheme /IWUA, Irrigation cooperatives level, including strategies for strengthening farmer cooperatives’ and Water Users Associations’ organizational capacity and management
  • Guide effective management of Irrigation cooperatives’ and marketing associations, coaching and supporting emerging entrepreneurial leadership, as well as robust and transparent management practices
  • Support farmer groups with technical issues related to business plan implementation as they emerge
  • Support Financial analysis of farming/Cropping system;

Training and Coaching

·         Train and coach local extension experts and Development Agents (DAs), cooperatives and farmers on managing production, accessing markets and services, engaging in participatory planning and applying tools for financial viability analysis;

·         Coach DAs to enhance their ability to support IWUA, Irrigation cooperatives and farmers’ groups in managing their enterprises;

·         Regularly visit IWUA, Cooperatives, farmers and DAs to coach them and monitor performance;

·         Train Irrigation water user association, cooperative leaders, DA on the issues related to marketing, market oriented irrigated crop production, Business plan Development, ADP and other training identified through Training Need Assessment;  

Facilitate linkages with other key market actors and manage relationships

  • Support identification and prioritization of market system actors and facilitate linkages between farmers, farmer organizations, private sectors and these different actors, including financial institutions
  • Facilitate interactions between farmers, engineers, agronomists, cooperative experts and consultant during feasibility studies to ensure that assessments are accurate, and business plans are both participatory and realistic. Example Identification market outlets, Input sources, development of market strategy;   
  • Ensure continued facilitation of transparent and mutually beneficial business relationships, including with intermediate processors, off-takers, traders, input and service providers, and rural financial institutions (RuSACCO) as a model for viable market access alliances;
  • Support IWUA and irrigation cooperatives improved income and Repayment capacity; collective sale of produce, link with better market, negotiate prices, and produce large quantities of high quality produce;
  • Assist primary cooperatives and unions;
  • Facilitate donors, partners, and external guests visiting project in respective regions;

Work planning, Reporting and Learning

  • Develop monthly and quarterly reports, describing IWUA& cooperatives assistances, technical marketing, financial progresses;
  • Develop and maintain regional-specific work plan, in consultation with Project Manager and key GoE counterparts including PASIDP II staffs/Focal Persons;
  • Share agribusiness knowledge and approaches to replicate successes to other sites
  • Deliver on-time, high quality, quarterly reports and other work products, as required;
  • Collaborate and support project Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning colleagues
  • Continuously exchange knowledge with other staff members and key stakeholders; identify and share knowledge with key market system actors and with the broader TNS Ethiopia team
  • Ensure learning by documenting progress, outcomes, challenges and lessons learned
  • Closely work with regional and woreda PASIDP focal Person(WFP) and Zone Technical committees 
Tue, 21 May 2019 09:45:25 GMT
<![CDATA[Resettlement Associate (protection referrals caseworker)]]>

Description of Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Protection Officer, the Resettlement Associate/protection referrals caseworker will:

  • Identify protection cases for possible referral to resettlement with a target of 20 cases per week;
  • Prepare the protection referral forms (PRFs) that will be shared with the (Associate) Protection Officer for approval and referrals to resettlement;
  • Work as part of the protection team with focus on the protection referrals for resettlement;
  • Provide counselling and advice to refugees concerning criteria, prospects, and problems in connection with the resettlement process;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Duration of the Contract: Till 31 December 2019 with a possibility of extension

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:40:53 GMT
<![CDATA[Resettlement Associate (Caseworker)]]>

Description of Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Resettlement Officer, the Resettlement Associate caseworker will:

  • Interview cases that were identified and cleared for resettlement with a target of 18 cases per month;
  • Complete RRF’s (Resettlement Referral Forms) or NFF (Note for the Files) for the cases that did not meet the resettlement criteria during the resettlement interview;
  • Implement resettlement policies, strategies, and standard operating procedures to maintain a coherent, credible, and transparent resettlement program;
  • Provide counselling and advice to refugees concerning criteria, prospects, and problems in connection with the resettlement process;
  • Oversee and assist in the dissemination of resettlement policy issues among refugees, partners, and government authorities;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Duration of the Contract: Till 31 December 2019 with possibility of extension

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:33:25 GMT
<![CDATA[Business Advisor (BA) - Agribusiness Technical Support to a Participatory Small-scale Irrigation Development Program (PASIDP II)]]>

Position Description

The Business Advisor will assist in developing the irrigation agricultural development plan and corresponding business plan at scheme level and support implementation. The BA will coach and train irrigation smallholder farmers’ organizations as well as Development Agents to enhance their ability to analyze entrepreneurial and irrigation production options and support effective organizational/enterprise management. The Business Advisor will facilitate linkages to buyers, irrigation input providers, distributers, financial institutions and other key market actors as well as ensure ongoing learning, knowledge exchange and capacity building.

Business Advisor (BA) Duties and Responsibilities

1.       Training and Coaching

a.       Assist the Market Specialist in identifying market as well as business knowledge gaps in irrigation water user associations and Market Access Alliances;

b.       Coach and give on-the-job support irrigation water user associations (IWUAs) and primary cooperatives to build their capacity around management/leadership, management, financial management and marketing

c.       Assist irrigation farmers and their organizations to make choices on major irrigation crops to be cultivated and technologies applied;

d.       Support preparation of crop calendar; Assist IWUA/Cooperatives in the development and implementation of annual scheme ADP planning;

e.       Advise on market oriented irrigation crop production including postharvest management;

f.        Lead formal training of Development Agents (DAs), irrigation cooperatives leaders and farmers on market oriented irrigation crop production, management and marketing; 

g.       Promote and support enhanced gender and youth mainstreaming;

2.       Facilitate relationships between market system actors

a.       Act as a link between IWUAs, support service agencies and other market system actors; 

b.       Facilitate linkages with financial lending institutions

c.       Assist irrigation agriculture input supply chain plan and distribution chain linkages;

3.       Deliverables

a.       Assist other market-related deliverables within the PASIDP program activities, as needed

b.       Carry out ongoing market data collection and analysis;

c.       Assist the production or translation of training materials into appropriate regional languages;

d.       Develop and translate training materials to relevant regional languages under the guidance of the Market Specialist and Project Manager

e.       Develop business plans working directly with Farmers, Development Agents and under guidance of Market Specialist

f.        Assist the development of Irrigation Agricultural Development Plan (ADP); Support business growth planning and implementation in selected irrigation crops

g.       Other deliverables as assigned by Market Specialist

4.       Work planning, Reporting and Learning

a.       Develop and maintain work plan, in consultation with Market Specialist;

b.       Assist documentation of progress, outcomes, challenges and lesson learned; for example, document irrigation production market success stories and best practices;

c.       Identify and share knowledge with key stakeholders and TNS team;

d.       Facilitate partners and external guests visiting respective target areas; 

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:28:21 GMT
<![CDATA[Business Development Representative]]>

MODETH Outsource PLC is looking for a Business Development Representative to act as the liaison between our Marketing and Sales team and ready to boost sales and contribute to our long -term business growth. Learn how MODETH works from the ground up and build the foundation for your career.

Job Description:

  • Researching and evaluating additional leads/prospects through web research.
  • Research target demographics, economic trends, customer needs and other data that can be used in creating strategies for business development.
  • Work to identify ongoing strategic targets.
  • Demonstrate the value of our offering through phone calls, email, LinkedIn and other social mediums.
  • Diligently update our CRM, to stay current on leads and follow-ups.
  • Promoting and marketing MMCY business through extensive and persistent cold calling, emails and communication(s) to prospective clients.
  • Scheduling Initial Prospecting Meetings for the Sales Team.
  • Providing in-depth information to the Sales team to enable the most qualified and productive demos.
  • Meet or exceed the assigned quota of a minimum number of calls/emails daily.
  • Working together with the Sales Director to grow a specific sales territory.
  • Working with the Sales Director to support the acquisition of new accounts in the region.
  • Create and build awareness of special projects/events. 

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:07:14 GMT
<![CDATA[Lead Inventory Controller]]>

Job Purpose: - Manage commodities worth more than 50 million at a given time and is responsible for receiving and issuing commodities from the particular warehouse under his/her custody. Coordinate and supervise the daily activities of the particular warehouse. Coordinate the work of Inventory Controllers.


  • Responsible for the overall management of incoming/ receiving and issuing commodities from the particular warehouse under his/ her custody;
  • Coordinates and supervises the daily activities of the particular warehouse;
  • Coordinates the work of Inventory Controllers;
  • Ensures accuracy of documents received and completes the necessary documentation upon receipt of the commodity;
  • Ensures proper movement of commodities into and out of the warehouse and maintains all records accurately and timely;
  • Visually inspects and randomly takes sample while unloading and verifies if the grade given by the laboratory is correct against known grading samples for each deposit;
  • Regularly checks the condition of stored commodities for possible quality deterioration, insect infestation, etc. and recommends immediate remedial measures;
  • Signs and submits the quantity loaded and unloaded using deposit ticket and loading ticket to the Warehouse supervisor;
  • Signs GIN’s and GRN’s confirming the quantity and grade of commodity loaded from / received into the warehouse under his/her supervision;
  • Responsible for any weight loss in the warehouse as determined by the Warehouse Operations Manual;
  • Checks and approves the labor cost requisition on a timely basis and passes it to the Warehouse Supervisor;
  • Ensures that all inventory transactions are properly recorded, documented; and updates the stock records at all times in accordance with the warehouse operations manual;
  • Facilitates complete inventory count as well as cycle counts and report;
  • Maintains a neat, orderly and efficient warehouse;
  • Compiles reports including daily GRN and GIN approval, opening balance, deposit, delivery by classification and grade on a daily basis and submits to the Warehouse Supervisor;
  • Responsible for the overall record and inventory management of the warehouse;
  • Conducts warehouse visual inspection weekly/as required in a particular warehouse under his/ her custody;
  • Handles leftover/ reference samples as assigned by the Warehouse Operation Supervisor according to their grades;
  • Clearly and unequivocally instructs the day laborers concerning the designated place for loading and unloading operations;
  • Assigns similar types and grades to specific warehouses to ensure better space utilization and logistics efficiencies;
  • Checks there are no double submissions of DN and validates that the GRN related to the PUN was initially deposited in his/her warehouse before instructing the commencement of loading the vehicle;
  • Approves delivery tickets and loading tickets prepared by IC;
  • Sends the undelivered and expired  PUN/DN paper copies back to WHO Supervisor for report to HO each working day;
  • Always checks and ensures the manual ground scale in the warehouse is working properly and reports immediately in case it malfunctions;
  • Displays the highest ethical and professional behavior towards the customers/ clients getting services associated with the Exchange  at specific warehouse;
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Tue, 21 May 2019 08:20:30 GMT
<![CDATA[Project Coordinator]]>

Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) is a non-for-profit, Ethiopian charitable association established in 1996. EWLA’s mission is to promote the economic, political, social and legal rights of women and to that end assist them to secure full protection of their rights under the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and other international human rights conventions. EWLA in partnership with The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has now started implementing a project named Advancing Access to Justice through Legal Aid and Awareness Creation in two Federal Cities and Six Regional Stats of Ethiopia with the financial support from Irish Aid

EWLA would like to hire well a qualified Project Coordinator

Duties of the Employee:

  • Plans, coordinates and guides the implementation of the project in all the project target areas;
  • Provides technical and organizational support to the Project implementation teams of the lead;
  • Follows up and implements directives and guidelines of the project management team as per the contract
  • Follows up timely disbursement of project funds;
  • Organizes and conducts project monitoring visits;
  • Consolidates project targeted branch reports and submits progress report to the donors on quarterly basis as per agreed upon time frame and format;
  • Ensure monitoring, evaluating and documenting progress of program implementation against indicators and ensure that activities are on track;
  • Providing overall guidance and direction focusing the program team on achieving agreed targets;
  • Periodically collect and prepare success stories and best practices; disseminate reports to stakeholders;
  • Coordinate and conduct baseline and mid-term evaluations and dissemination for action;
  • Documents and disseminates studies, learning experiences and best practices;
  • Carrying out other duties assigned by the Executive Director.

Tue, 21 May 2019 08:14:40 GMT