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Nursery Coordinator at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Job Description

Nursery Coordinator

Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #194/2019

Strengthening Drought Resilience Programme (SDR)

Background

Economic development in Ethiopia is highly dependent on agriculture. Crop cultivation and livestock farming are the mainstay livelihoods for 79% of the population. Over 25 million people live in Ethiopia’s arid and semi-arid lowlands, with 1.6 million living in the state of Afar. 87% of the population is rural and derives its livelihood either entirely from livestock farming or from a combination of crop and livestock farming. However, the adapted traditional agricultural systems are coming under increasing pressure. The primary reason is the growing scarcity of natural resources, which is the consequence of population growth and climate change. The increasing frequency of climate-related extreme weather events, such as drought caused by El Niño followed by heavy rains, exacerbates the situation and has an adverse impact on food security.

The population and the institutions involved do not have the capacities required to secure productive livelihoods and food for the long term, also in the event of climate-induced weather extremes (core problem). The project objective is strengthening capacities of the population and the institutions involved to enable them to secure productive livelihoods and food for the long term, also in the event of climate-induced weather extremes.

To support the smooth implementation of various activities, SDR seeks to hire an Nursery Coordinator as per the following:

Position:                                Nursery Coordinator

Place of Work:                      Semera

Required Candidate:            One

Application deadline:          December 15, 2019

Responsibilities:

  • Support the nurseries of the Strengthening Drought Resilience Programme (SDR) both group-based and project-based, in their day-to day operation;
  • Create linkages between nursery production and demand from the different projects in the SDR programme
  • Identify and promote production of promising indigenous grasses and tree species suitable for integration in the dry valley rehabilitation and productive use approach
  • Coordinate plantation of identified indigenous tree and forage grasses in the designated areas;

General Tasks:

  • Facilitate communication between the project nursery staff and regional programme management to ensure smooth implementation of activities;
  • Support the existing project nurseries in operational aspects, including follow-up of yearly production plans, signing of daily labour sheets and facilitate payments
  • Support the existing group-based nurseries in overall management and production linking the nurseries with project activities of SDR and other government and non-government organisations
  • Ensure the provision of the necessary technical and business training for the members of the established group-based nurseries;
  • Ensure in collaboration with Woreda experts, Development Agents and community representatives the sustainability of the group-based nurseries;
  • Facilitate the production of planting material (seeds, cuttings, seedlings) of identified indigenous species and the utilization in the project areas;
  • Provide training to Woreda experts and Development Agents on different planting techniques needed for proper establishment of trees and grasses;
  • Distribute and safeguard project materials and equipment that is being delivered and used at the project implementation sites;
  • Carry out the day-to-day supervision and monitoring of project activities at community level;
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly work plan and activity based report in collaboration with the GIZ-SDR Livelihood team leader and SDR senior NRM advisor
  • Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Degree in relevant subject matter;
    • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant occupational experience

    Competences:

    • Excellent communication skills to handle stakeholders with different interest;
    • Capability of concise and coherent reporting along standard formats;
    • Conflict management skills;
    • Good analytical skills;
    • Solution oriented;
    • Proven track record as trainer for practical sessions;
    • Good knowledge of both Afarigna and Amharic;
    • Good English language skills, both written and oral;
    • Basic computer skills esp Microsoft office.

    Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Email: hreth@giz.de

    Note:

    Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position title ‘Nursery Coordinator #194’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers. Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

    Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

    We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

    Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

    Regional Emergency Program Manager at Mercy Corps Ethiopia

    Job Description

    About Mercy Corps

    Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.  Now, and for the future. We help people overcome poverty and conflict. Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives. To grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. Mercy Corps Ethiopia invites motivated and qualified candidates to apply for the following vacant position.

     

    Position Title:  Regional Emergency Program Manager

     

    Duty Station:  Jigjiga, with 50% travel to Woreda project areas

     

    Open Position:  1

    General Position Summary

    In collaboration with the Emergency program manager, the Regional program Manager Will be responsible to coordinate all emergency program activities in Somali region. He/she will support the coordinators in coordinating and standardizing of program implementation to ensure the quality of our emergency response based on the standard guideline. He/she will be expected to coordinate with other Mercy Corps project team to improve coordination, planning, implementation; monitoring and reporting processes. Establishing and strengthening well organized reporting systems among partners working with Mercy corps. He/She will also be responsible to manage Mercy Corps relationship with key regional government partners and also responsible to monitor the progress of all emergency activities according to the project implementation plan. The Regional Emergency Program Manager will also provide technical assistance to coordinators and officers in planning, capacity building for government staffs, coordinating with other Mercy Corps support staffs like finance, Logistic and HR team at Jigjiga office.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

     

    Main responsibility:

    • Lead all Emergency program staffs based at regional, Zonal and Woreda levels in collaboration with the program managers & Zonal coordinators
    • Establish and maintain systems for work planning, implementation of activities, reporting, and capacity strengthening for the government system
    • Foster close working relationship for project to project interaction that promotes easy sequencing and layering of project activities across the Nutrition, WASH and Livelihood components
    • Will be responsible for Managing Mercy Corps partnership with key stakeholders
    • Work with colleagues to ensure timely and high quality services for the community. Support opportunities for professional growth, reflection and quality improvement.
    • Manage the flow of tasks and allocation of responsibilities to coordinators and other program staffs
    • Coordinate and liaise with the program managers for planning, coordinating and monitoring the progress of program activities as part of the project’s technical assistance in our integrated emergency response program
    • Coordinate and liaise with Mercy Corps finance, logistic and administrative teams to support the smooth and timely execution of contractual, procurement, administrative, and financial aspects of the emergency programs.
  • Liaise with RHB, RDPPB and other offices to ensure excellent partnership with government stakeholders and other partners working with Mercy corps
  • Establish effective collaboration with UN agencies like WFP and UNICEF to ensure smooth collaboration and to get required support from these organization
  • Provide technical inputs and serve as technical manager in overall emergency response activities
  • ·         Design field test and produce CMAM tools for assessment, program design, planning, capacity strengthening, monitoring, reporting and evaluation. Tools may include training materials, manuals, guidelines, job aids, and other tools.

    ·         Document and disseminate evidence on successes, performance, impact and sustainability of integrated and scaled-up CMAM and WASH services. Support mechanisms for continued sharing of lessons learned and evidence, including production of reports, and disseminate lessons learned on CMAM integration.

    • Facilitate sharing of lessons and promising approaches across activities, and strengthen the capacity of team members.
    • Participate in meetings and consultations with Governments and other agencies at regional level on topics related to emergency nutrition and WASH.
    • Communicate regularly and collaborate with other Mercy Corps staff to ensure consistent and coordinated interventions. Share key information, updates with other technical staff, provide input related to emergency Nutrition, WASH and Livelihood to other project teams as needed.

    Carry out other job-related technical or managerial tasks as needed.

    • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job.

     

    SECURITY

    ●       Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

    ●       Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

     

    ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES

    ●       Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects; and

    ●       Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

    Job Requirements

    ●       BSC in one of the health related field plus Master’s in either Nutrition or Public Health is required.

    ●       At least five years of relevant work experience, including a minimum three years’ experience working in NGOs in managing health and emergency nutrition programs.

    ●       Experience managing teams of program staff, technical specialists, or consultants

    ●       Experience in program management or the provision of technical assistance to programs at all levels.

    ●       Knowledge and experience in maternal and child nutrition programming.

    ●       Experience with diver’s donor programs is preferred.

    ●       Experience working with Regional governments and health systems.

    ●       Ability to manage and work in a team consisting of people with different technical backgrounds and varying levels of technical training.

    ●       Demonstrated managerial, leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

    ●       Ability to facilitate relationships and interact smoothly and effectively with clients, colleagues, and partners including Regional governments, sub-recipients, and peer organizations

    ●       Ability to work with others to translate technical materials into practical tools and approaches and be able to communicate these options using print, electronic and presentation services.

    ●       Ability to undertake problem analyses and organize diverse information in a systematic way while thinking creatively to propose approaches to improve program design, implementation and results reporting.

    ●       Strong analytical ability is essential.

    ●       High level of report writing skills and oral presentation skills.

    ●       English fluency is essential.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised.  All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents. Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts.  In order to ensure fairness to all applicants personal inquiries are not permitted.

    Only candidates that are short-listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

    “Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and    diversity. Qualified female and young candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women and youth.”

        DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: 12 December 2019/ 4:00 PM

     

    Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address:           et-recruitment@mercycorps.org

    Note: Please make sure that you mention the position title in the subject line of your email application.

    OR:

    Mercy Corps Recruiter

    Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319

    Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33 , Jijiga: P.O. Box 225   

    Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116

    Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974

    Agricultural Extension Officer at Dashen Brewery Share Company

    Job Description

    Job summary

    Contribute to the profitable and efficient operation and growth of Dashen Breweries by:

    • Influencing the development of a soundly structured and well managed barley industry through technical advice, cooperative research and development and an information transfer service.
    • Promoting the interdependence between barley producers and malting and brewing industries by developing and maintaining relationship with the relevant agricultural bodies.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1.    Actively transfer information to the barley producers.  This includes:

    • Directing an effective two-way communication channel between Dashen and the producers in order to keep both parties fully informed about developments in the industry;
    • Initiating specific information transfer actions as required by the company and deciding upon the most urgent needs of the industry;
    • Ensuring that the type of information received is of value in directing future research projects or further information transfer;
    • Providing producers with technical extension to bring forth improved yields, better quality and lower input costs.

    2.    Assist with Seed multiplication and distribution.

    3.    Assist with Quality assurance at delivery/intake points

    4.    Assist with all research and development projects within the Agricultural department.  This involves:

    • Staying up to date with technical and research changes;
    • Participating in any research projects, such as varieties and seed trials
    • Effectively communicating the findings and recommendations to the barley agricultural industry and the Company and assist in conducting special good agriculture practice.

    5.    Actively contributes to other external research projects as required by Dashen and the barley industry.

    6. Actively promote Dashen’s image and role in the barley industry by liaising effectively with all segments of the barley industry, e.g. producers, cooperatives, Agriculture sector and suppliers to the industry.

    7. Build up knowledge and maintain contact with developments in the control of insects, weeds and diseases in the barley industry.

    8. Maximize productivity of existing farming units on a sustainable basis to bring about the greatest possible cost effectiveness in barley and grain production.

    9. Represent the company in all commercial or government related issues in order to gain the maximum advantage for Dashen.

    10. Assist the Agricultural sector, Risk Management Program by identifying and assessing risks in the department and ensuring that proper safety standards are maintained.

    Job Requirements

    Required qualification and experience

    • A bachelor’s degree in Plant science, Agricultural economics, Agriculture business, Rural Development and Agricultural extension or related fields is required.
    • At least five years’ experience in Agricultural information transfer services and Cereal value chains.
    • Experience in cereal crops seed supply chains considered an asset
    • Technical experience on malting barley, malting and brewing considered an asset.

    Key competency & behavioral skill

    • Ability to work in any malt barley producing environment of Ethiopia
    • A broad understanding of all areas of management basics
    • Commercial acumen and Problem-solving skills
    • Project and process management skills
    • Ability to influence stakeholders and Conflict handling ability
    • Resilience and Good interpersonal skills
    • Strong self-management practices
    • Ability to interact, liaise and communicate with needed stakeholders
    • Attention to detail.
    • Strong computer skills: MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook

    Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send their application and CV to the following address before December 13, 2019. Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

                                                                        Dashen Brewery Share Company,

    Gondar and Debrebrehan Plants

    Wello Sefer, Ambasel Building 2nd floor

    E-mail to: jobs@dashenbeer.et

    Please mention the Title of the position you applied for on the subject line of your email.

    Environmental Safeguard Officer at World Vision Ethiopia

    Job Description

      As an International Christian Humanitarian Development organization, World Vision Ethiopia (WVE) is trusted to deliver integrated programs with target communities through its 58 Area programs (APs) located in seven regional states of the country.  WVE envisions a thriving organization where our strong leadership at all levels results in improved delivery of results for children.

    Purpose of the Position

     

    This position, Environmental Safeguard Officer, is designed to provide technical support to Siraro Woreda SPIR/DFSA Program on environmental management, climate risk management and sustainability of the programs’ interventions (public works-biodiversity protection, natural resource management, construction of capital projects and sustainability issues) and follow up & technically lead its implementation. S/he is responsible for technical guidance, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of program activities against standards of the safeguard guideline

    Major Responsibilities:

    ·         Understanding of the functioning of the Ethiopian government and USAID environmental safeguard policies and prepare tools and checklists for screening safeguards impacts in coordination with the USAID’s requirements.
    ·         Work as an integral part of WVE DFAP Siraro Woreda program team to ensure that environmental issues are properly considered and addressed and that WVE supported operations comply with the USAID’s safeguard policy during program design and implementation;
    ·         Assist the DFSA work on environmental management, specifically focusing on strengthening institutional capacity, improving environmental quality and the sustainable management of natural resources, and promoting equitable solutions in managing commons such as climate change, sustainability, biodiversity conservation and others)
    ·         Provide assistance to DFSA staff in relation to the implementation and reporting of activities and ensure they are in compliance environmental safeguard program requirements.
    ·         Conduct relevant field reviews in environmental safeguards compliance in DFSA program and monitor the environmental plan activities and supervise the implementation in consultation with DFSA program staff
    ·         Facilitate the preparation and updating of environmental safeguard lessons/results by the USAID’s requirements
    ·         Conduct necessary capacity building for DFSA staff, government ministries and relevant stakeholders on environmental safeguards in conjunction with the USAID
    ·         Coordinate with government counterparts, and other relevant stakeholders for the implementation and monitoring on environmental safeguards
    ·         Monitoring or following up the actual practice of the WVE DFSA program meet to the maximum criteria of environmental safeguard policy
    ·         The review undertakes the effectiveness of Environmental Safeguard policy with local stakeholders (communities and government offices) in annual base

     

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

    The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

    ·         Qualification required: A University BSC/M.Sc. Degree in Environmental Science and related fields.

    ·         Experience: The ability to understand the climate change, changing environment, sustainable interventions for agriculture, environment and energy sectors anticipate sustainable developments and opportunities,

    Preferred: Experience at least 6/4 years’ experience in safeguard’s assessment, Environmental sustainability, Biodiversity conservations and management, project implementation and capacity building. Experience in safeguards assessment, EIA,  planning, and implementation in USAID funded programs/projects, NGOs

    Technical Training qualifications required:  in EIA, Climate change, Biodiversity conservations, natural resource management, and environmental audit and sustainable livelihoods

    Working Environment / Conditions:

    ·         Work environment:  Office-based with frequent travel to the field

    ·         Travel:  35% Domestic/international travel is required.

    ·         On call:  20%

    Interested applicants must require to attach Current CV and email before the closing date of this announcement to Recruitment_ethiopia@wvi.org    

    World Vision Ethiopia is a child-focused Organization and is striving to keep children safe and is committed to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for this position.

    Note: we don’t receive hard copies

    Assistant Community Development Officer at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

    Job Description

    Assistant Community Development Officer

    GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #188/2019

    SURED

    Background

    As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world.

    We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including rural and economic development, education and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible, effective and cost-effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. Of our 18,260 employees in some 120 countries, almost 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field.

    As a public-benefit German federal enterprise, we are committed to meeting our clients’ high standards with regard to transparency and accountability. German and European values are central to our work. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party. European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and national governments benefit from our services, too.

    In Ethiopia GIZ has been implementing development programmes on behalf of the German government for over 40 years jointly with our national partners. The focus of our work in the country is on vocational education, sustainable use of natural resources, land management and food security, biodiversity and forestry. Further programmes enhance the development of a sustainable textile sector and renewable energies.

    GIZ-SURED (Sustainable Use of Rehabilitated Land for Economic Development 2018–2020) will be focusing on the economic development and sustainable utilization of rehabilitated areas. Against this background, GIZ Ethiopia is looking to recruit an Assistant Community Development Officer for SURED Project as specified:

    Position:                         Assistant Community Development Officer

    Remuneration:               As per the GIZ scale

    Application deadline:   December 09, 2019

    Required Candidates:   One

    Place of Work:               Delomena Woreda, Bale zone

     Responsibilities:

    • Represent GIZ-SURED, particularly EU Support to GIZ-SURED program, at community level in their respective kebeles;
    • Coordinate the implementation of project activities and make sure that project activities are implemented as per agreed standards and quality;
    • Closely work with local government both at woreda and kebele level, especially with development agents
    • Facilitate project implementation at woreda, kebele/community level;
    • Undertake all activities under direct supervision of the respective senior cluster advisor;
    • Provide periodic progress reports and updates.

    Tasks

    •  The task of the Assistant Community Development Officer will be to:
  •  Facilitate regular community meetings, dialogue to discuss issues pertinent to project implementation;
  •  Facilitate communication between communities, local partners, service providers and project staff;
  •  Mobilize and organize the community in collaboration with the Community Liaison Officers, woreda focal person and Development Agents (DAs) as appropriate for participation in planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities;
  •  Facilitate the selection of beneficiaries for different interventions in collaboration with Community Liaison Officers of FZS, woreda focal person, DAs and community representatives;
  •  Distribute and safeguard project material and equipment that is being delivered and used at the project implementation sites;
  •  Carry out the day-to-day supervision and monitoring of project activities at community level;
  • Facilitate, in close cooperation with the Community Liaison Officers, the creation of local use agreements of natural resources and cooperation agreements for implementation of watershed-based rehabilitation measures;
  •  Carry out regular monitoring and supervision of project activities as per annual work plan under direction of the responsible cluster advisor;
  •  Participate in EU Support to GIZ-SURED Program meetings at community and woreda level
  •  Prepare monthly and quarterly work plans and activity-based reports in collaboration with the responsible senior cluster advisor and woreda focal person as required.
  • Job Requirements

    Required qualifications, competences and experience

    Competences

    • Basic knowledge on project cycle management and community mobilization;
    • Excellent communication skills to handle stakeholders with different interests, practice active listening as core principle of advice, capability of concise and coherent reporting along standard formats·
    • Able to operate and work in multi-stakeholder teams;
    • Solution orientation, good problem solving skills;
    • Proven track record as trainer / moderator for practical sessions;
    • English language skills, both written and oral;
    • Oromiffa language skills are an absolute must
    • Basic computer skills, especially Microsoft Office
    • Valid motorbike driving license.  

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • College degree in natural resource management, forestry and or other related field
    • At least 3 years of professional experience in community development issues;
    • NGO experience will be considered as an asset.

    Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Email: hreth@giz.de

    Note: –

    Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘PR and Communications Advisor #189’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers. 

    Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

    We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

    Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

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    November 22, 2019   Agricultural Jobs in Ethiopia

    Project Manager at Islamic Relief

    Introduction to IRW

    Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity founded in 1984 with its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities – regardless of race, religion or gender. The office officially started its operation in Ethiopia in 2004. Islamic Relief Ethiopia (IRE) is operational in the Somali Regional State with a base office in Hargelle, Elkere, Bare and Dekasuftu, Afar Regional State; Ewa and Gulina, Oromia Regional State; Chiro and Meayso and an additional operational office in Addis Ababa. For more information please visit our website: www.islamic-relief.org/work-with-us.

     

    Purpose of Division

     

    Through capacity building and through technical and programme support, the International Programme Division keeps the organisation focused on the socio-economic and humanitarian needs of vulnerable people.

    [The division reinforces IRW’s implementing structure to enable these people and their communities to develop themselves sustainably and ensures that the organisation is prepared to respond promptly and effectively to humanitarian crises.

    The division increases the organisation’s ability to tackle poverty by developing and fostering partnerships and institutional relationships effectively and proactively and by ensuring transparent and timely reporting to the organisation’s donors.

     

    Background to the position

    Islamic Relief Ethiopia has received funding from DfID for a resilience building project to be implemented in Somali region. The project aim is to protect livestock and reduce mortality to strengthen the resilience of 3,000 pastoralist HH (19,800 individuals) to withstand drought shock through five pillars: livestock insurance, disease prevention, DRR technology, water infrastructure and fodder production. The project will be implemented in Hargelle woreda targeting Cid-dhere, Dawacale, Dirinder, Hayir and Sogsog kebeles.

     

    To successfully deliver on the target component of the project, IRE will require an exceptional manager who has some knowledge, expertise and experience in project management preferably in the area of DRR/Resilience/Integrated WASH/Food Security for our DfID funded project in Hargelle, Somali region. The preferred candidate must have expertise and experience managing institutional grants especially DfID projects.   The position is only for national candidates.

    Key Working Relationships

     

    Has regular contact with Country Director, Program Manager, Regional Desk Coordinator and donor office.

     

    Scope and Authority

    Scope of the Role

    This position reports to the Islamic Relief Ethiopia Program Manager. His/her main tasks include;

    ·       Ensure project activities and objectives are agreed and implemented in-line with IR missions and values, and all policies and procedure are maintained and followed in all functional steps

    ·       Ensure that programmes/projects are implemented, monitored and evaluated and effectively handed over to the relevant government sectors and respective communities as their performance are finalized

    ·       Applying the legal requirements and principles of the DfID Accountable Grant Agreement (AGA) throughout the lifetime of the project

    ·       Provide project management and technical support (where possible) for project implementation with an aim of establishing DRR and resilience of the pastoralist communities in the targeted Hargelle areas through supervision of GIS/Drone/Web management staff

    ·       Ensure coordination and integrated team efforts in the delivery of livestock insurance, WASH components, food security and agriculture, GIS/remote sensing that will create disaster planning, response, mitigation and resilience building

    ·       Work closely with IRE country office and WASH and livelihood coordinator to strengthen sector components of the project toward programme goals

    ·       Work with DRR/Resilience specialist on Disaster Risk financing through community-based livestock insurance model

    ·       Provide specialist advice, expertise and leadership to IR regional team (DRRM and FSLA) on the assessment of risk, open data and new tools and approaches on innovation on Disaster Risk Financing

    ·       Deliver innovative strategies on disaster risk financing to IRE management and the regional team and communicate and manage risk; and the use of disaster risk financing in disaster mitigation

    ·       Contribute to the broader directions and management of IRW through experts’ input on integrated disaster risk financing innovative components

    ·       Represent IR with partners in government and other stakeholders at Somali Regional State on matters related to the project

    ·       Ensure quality standards are met

    ·       Undertake financial forecast, monitoring and controlling

    ·       Produce quarterly and annual financial and narrative donor reports to a high standard

    ·       Review progress, budget resources and forward planning

    ·       Develop project plans and risk assessments

     

    Responsibility for Resources

    Key Accountability

    The job holder is accountable for fulfilling his or her roles and responsibilities in line with Islamic values and principles of fairness, humanity, honesty, respect and fair treatment of his/her colleagues and staff.

    As project Manager, the following competencies is a must have;

    1.     Plan strategically and set clear goals

    2.     Co-ordination and collaboration including information sharing with partners

    3.     Team builder and work with team professionally

    4.     Prudent financial management and reporting

    5.     Experience in designing and facilitating training, conference and knowledge sharing activities or programmes for disaster risk/financing and management

    6.     Lead, motivate and manage project staff under his/her supervision

     

    1.     Key Accountability 1:

    ·       Prepare and oversee programme implementation plan to ensure timely delivery of project activities, including identification of project areas and priority needs.

    2.     Key Accountability 2:

    ·       Assume direct (technical) management of the team, with a strong focus on coaching, mentoring and capacity building to develop technical and operational expertise.

     

    3.     Key Accountability 3:

    ·       Oversee the implementation of the projects in Hargelle and other field areas as desired, ensuring timeliness and delivery according to the activity plan and results frameworks.

    4.     Key Accountability 4:

    ·       Manage the activities ensuring that it is meeting its intended aims and objectives and achieving impact.

    5.     Key Accountability 5:

    ·       Assure full compliance of operations with IRW’s principles, rules, regulations and policies, operational strategies and relevant reference documents and policies (Sphere, Do no harm).

    6.     Key Accountability 6:

    ·       Be responsible for Performance management of all direct reports at field office level including objective setting, performance reviews and capacity building based in training/coaching needs identified.

     

    7.     Key Accountability 7:

    Adequately represent IRE with regional Zonal and Woreda level  relevant gov’t and other partner authorities in Somali region on matters related to the project as assigned and delegated by the Program manager

    Job Requirements

    Person Specification

    It is essential that the post holder shows a good understanding and empathy with the Islamic values and principles as well as commitment to IRW’s vision and mission.

    Essential

    ·       Master’s degree from a recognized university in either Disaster Management and Sustainable Development, Resilience, Agricultural Economics, Dryland Management, Natural resource Management, GIS/Remote sensing

    ·       Excellent practical team management

    ·       Holds a project management qualification eg PMDPro, Prince II etc

    Experience

    ·       A minimum of ten years’ professional project management experience and experience in disaster risk management, with a focus and expertise on disaster risk financing and management

    ·       Demonstrated practical experience in DRR and resilience building programming including in far-flung areas

    ·       Have extensive experience managing DfID or UN grants including at international level and is able to submit examples of previous reporting to DfID/UN institutions at interview stage

    Personal Qualities

    ·       Problem Solving

    ·       Flexible and with can do attitude

    ·       Understands and respects Gender and diversity

    ·       Strong teamwork and leadership attributes

    ·       Excellent written and oral communication skills

    ·       Simple and practical ability to tolerate basic field condition in the remote areas

     

    Desirable

    ·       Adaptability and ability to live within the community

    Holds a project management qualification eg PMDPro, Prince II etc

    If you think you meet the above qualification and willing to join our dedicated team, kindly send us the following to email:  Ethiopia.HR@islamic-relief.org.et

    ·       Competency letter stating reason for considering for this position

    ·       Detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) not exceeding four pages

    ·       Three referees (they should be able to comment on your work in the technical areas besides other general information) and one must be immediate/current employer

    ·       Closing date for the application is December 06, 2019.

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    November 19, 2019   Agricultural Jobs in Ethiopia

    Rural Development Expert (Scaling Expert) for REALISE at The Bilateral Ethiopia – Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade (BENEFIT) in Ethiopia

    Job Description

    Background

    The Bilateral Ethiopia Netherlands Effort for Food Income and Trade (BENEFIT) partnership is a portfolio of five programmes (ISSD Ethiopia, CASCAPE, ENTAG, SBN and REALISE), which is funded by the Government of the Kingdom of Netherlands through its Embassy in Addis Ababa. REALISE: ‘Realising Sustainable Agricultural Livelihood Security in Ethiopia’ is the new programme under BENEFIT. REALISE Programme is designed to take the achievements of CASCAPE (Capacity building for Scaling up of evidence-based best Practices in Agricultural Production’ (CASCAPE) programme and the ‘Integrated Seed Sector Development’ (ISSD) Ethiopia programme to new areas and target groups in Ethiopia.

    REALISE is a three – year (2018-2020) programme that will align with the Government of Ethiopia’s (GoE) Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP). This GoE flagship programme currently reaches 8 million chronically food insecure Ethiopians with a wide array of instruments to smooth consumption, prevent asset depletion and promote livelihood diversification including uptake of improved agricultural practices. REALISE aims to take lessons learned from the Wageningen University & Research, CASCAPE and ISSD Ethiopia programmes to PSNP target woredas.

    The goal of the REALISE programme is: ‘Enhanced human, organisational and institutional capacities to adapt, validate and scale best fit practices to improve the resilience of chronically food insecure households in PSNP woredas. REALISE’s goal is to be achieved through four primary outcomes:

    • Developed best fit practices that meet expressed needs and have the potential to contribute to increased productivity and resilience are available for scaling in selected PSNP Woredas;
    • Increased availability, timely delivery and use of quality seed of new, improved, and/or farmer preferred varieties through diverse channels;
    • Enhanced human, organizational and institutional capacities for matching, adapting, validating and scaling best fit practices; and
    • A conducive environment exists for the institutionalisation of evidence-based system innovations.

    The implementation model is based on the experiences of the CASCAPE and ISSD Ethiopia programmes in that REALISE will partner with the Regional Agricultural Research Institutes, Bureaus of Agriculture and Livestock Resources/food security offices and a number of Ethiopian Universities that will each manage so called clusters: Hawassa, Haramaya, Arsi, Bahir Dar, Woldia and Mekelle. There are two satellite Universities: Odabultum University that will collaborate with Haramaya University and Arbaminch University that will collaborate with Hawssa University. The REALISE programme will validate and scale best fit practices, will assure the availability of quality seed, will train related GoE and NGO partners in the proper scaling of the practices and will work with its partners towards the institutionalisation of evidence-based system innovations. As the REALISE programme is part of the BENEFIT portfolio of programmes, close collaboration with the sister programmes and their activities in the respective clusters is expected.

    Rural development expert- scaling expert

    The scaling expert works as rural development expert (RDE). The expert is based in the University cluster and is supervised by the Cluster Manager. The team of the RDEs (agricultural economics expert, seed expert, scaling expert, social inclusion and capacity building expert, and agronomist) will be the front-line representatives of REALISE in the woredas. They will introduce REALISE promoted technologies and approaches that are aimed at increasing food security of small holder farmers – and more specifically PSNP clients. To this end, they will work closely as a team of experts together with their Cluster Manager and the colleagues in the other clusters. The RDEs will work closely with his/her colleagues from the CASCAPE and ISSD programmes.  The scaling expert is mainly responsible for scaling related activities socio-economic studies.  He/she will work as a focal person for social inclusion and capacity building where and when necessary.

    Depending on the different skills and specific experiences, he/she may get additional assignments for:

    Data management

    Documentation

    Climate change related issues

    Any other theme that may be pertinent

    Key responsibilities

    • Participate in the implementation of the annual planning cycle: prepare succinct annual work plans and budgets, progress reports and annual reports;
    • Ensure a truly bottom up planning process and ensure continuous community participation in the work at hand;
    • Work with woreda staff and or NGOs and community organisations on:
    • Recommendation mapping;
    • Training needs assessments;
    • Training (of trainers) in various skills related to community development, seed, agriculture (best fit practices);
    • Innovative pilot activities;
    • Institutionalization and scaling of best fit practices preferred by PSNP beneficiaries
    • Responsible for ensuring that men, women and youth participate in and benefit from project activities;
  • Strategically position the project in the playing field in the area covered by the cluster, make sure the strategic choices of the programme are aligned with those of the partners. Make sure the programme’s results are used to accelerate discussions on pertinent policy issues in the region. Actively participate in a wide range of fora pertinent to the programme;
  • Actively participate in the REALISE programme endeavours and the BENEFIT portfolio, interact with the other CASCAPE and ISSD teams at cluster levels and contribute to joint activities;
  • Within reasonable limits, respond to pertinent technical assistance requests from other BENEFIT projects (most likely CASCAPE and ISSD);
  • Any other assignments given by the REALISE Cluster Manager; and
  • Serve as an ambassador of the REALISE programme in the area covered by the cluster.
  • Travel:

    • Able to travel frequently to the project partners in the area covered by the cluster. Travel may include visits to the field under challenging circumstances.

    Oversight: Not applicable.

    Remuneration:

    • Commensurate with the responsibilities based on the salary scale of BENEFIT. Benefits include participation in the pension scheme and communication allowance. The salary will be adjusted on an annual basis to the cost of living in Ethiopia
    • The position of REALISE Scaling Expert requires a full-time commitment of the successful candidate. No additional professional engagements will be allowed.

    Job Requirements

    Professional requirements:

    • A M.Sc. in rural development and agricultural extension; agricultural extension and innovation
    • At least 5+ years of professional experience in positions pertinent to the assignment;
    • Experience with research and development issues in agricultural extension;
    • Experience in working with or within the GoE structure for agriculture, especially at woreda level;
    • Experience with bottom-up planning processes;
    • Proven experience with gender mainstreaming (not necessarily as gender expert but working in projects that mainstream gender);
    • Experience with participatory approaches and stakeholder networks;
    • Experience in the management of partnerships with a wide array of partners, including government at the woreda level, NGOs and local community organisations.

    Additional skills and qualities:

    • Excellent team player, able to bring out the best in the team members as well as collaborating with the sister programmes within the BENEFIT portfolio. Able to inspire colleagues;
    • Excellent connector to the world around REALISE, creating a strong institutional and personal professional network that will contribute to the success of REALISE;
    • Adhering to the highest standards of integrity, honesty and loyalty, and demanding the same standards from the REALISE team;
    • Affinity with and dedication to the goals of the REALISE programme: providing support to the poorest in rural Ethiopia through the introduction of more productive agriculture practices and seed;
    • Understanding and commitment to the REALISE project vision of achieving a vibrant, commercial, and pluralistic seed sector. Knowledge of seed and the Ethiopian seed sector is an advantage;
    • Able to work independently while still maintaining good contact with the REALISE Cluster Manager;
    • Able to express him/herself in English in speaking and writing;
    • Up to date computer skills; and
    • Proven ability to work in multidisciplinary research teams

    Additional tasks and requirements for the scaling rural development expert are:

    • Develop scaling strategies that balance uptake of best practices between both PSNP and non PSNP clients;
    • Develop methods – and apply these methods – that ensure integration of REALISE promoted practices in woreda and kebele level planning and plan implementation.

    Specific professional requirements:

    • At least 5 years of experience in applied rural development research and development/extension;
    • Knowledge of statistical software such as SPSS and/or other packages;
    • Knowledge of survey designs and data analysis;
    • Knowledge of participatory approaches to research.

    Interested candidates are invited to send a well-formulated letter of motivation of no more than one page and their up-to-date CV within ten days from the date that the vacancy is first posted on the website by email: 

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    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for face-to-face interview. Short listed candidates are required to submit true copies of their academic credentials.

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    November 14, 2019   Agricultural Jobs in Ethiopia

    Assist Post-Harvest at HERBURG ROSES PLC

    Position: HERBURG ROSES PLC

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Position Title: Assist Post-Harvest
    Type of Employment: Permanent
    Salary: Based on the company hiring scale
    Duty Location: Ziway

    Herburg Roses PLC is engaged in the floriculture industry on growing cut roses on 40 hectares of land and exporting to foreign markets. We are looking for a Post-Harvest Assistant Manager to assist in the management of the Post-Harvest operations of our business.

    Position Description
    • The position will provide professional support to manage the Post-Harvest Operations.
    • The position is highly expected assuring the reliable quality products exported in accordance with clients’ need and quality standards.
    • The position is required to be a strong team player, well organized, an excellent communicator, capable of working with and supporting other departments connected to operations and production.

    Qualifications/Skills
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Advanced University / Collage Degree in Agriculture / Horticulture
    • Relevant experience not less than two years in Post-Harvest
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Fluent in English (reading, writing and speaking).
    Education Level     :     Bachelor’s
    Experience     :     1-3 years
    Location
    City     :     Ziway
    State     :     Oromiya
    Country     :     Ethiopia

    Any applicant who can well suited with the above requirements can submit a copy of his /her non-returnable CV, application letter and enclosed other supporting documents within 7 days after the post of this announcement to the main office at Ziway in person or through mail, E-mail: administration@herburgrosesplc.com Contact address: 046-141-5634

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    November 11, 2019   Agricultural Jobs in Ethiopia

    Store Keeper – Adama at Soufflet Malt Ethiopia Plc

    Job Description

    COMPANY DESCRIPTION

    The Soufflet Group is a French family-owned business which is collecting and adding value to agricultural raw materials through industrial milling and malting among other activities. France’s top private cereal collector, the Group is also a major player in supplying inputs to farmers cultivating various field crops.

    In malting, it is a front-rank world player on the malt market with 28 malt plants in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, located at the heart of the barley producing regions. Varietal selection, seed multiplication, choosing the best quality barley for its malt plants and the precision of its manufacturing process all enable it to produce the finest malt for its brewer customers.

    For more information: www.soufflet.com/en/our-sectors/barley-supply-chain/malting

    Soufflet has started its operation in Ethiopia in 2017 is now building a malt factory and is actively working on local malt barley sourcing. To support its development and ongoing operations, Soufflet is looking to hire a Warehouse Manager.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Core mission

    The Store keeper is responsible check flows of raw materials, by-products, inputs from the suppliers to the Company’s warehouse and then organize the dispatch to the customers or to factory. To achieve his mission he needs to coordinate with different department (agronomy, procurement, finance) and is controlling barley collection centers and organizing daily labors for loading and unloading materials in/from the trucks, bagging, stacking. He/She verifies incoming deliveries for correct quantity, price and quality conducting quality analysis as per the Company Standards. He/she is responsible to follow quality service and complies with applicable procedures, rules and regulations. He/She verifies and reconciles delivery and packing slips to ensure daily stock reconciliation. Issuing store vouchers and proper record of stock movements.

    Major responsibilities

    • Provides inputs to the development of warehouse management strategies,
    • Gathers and communicates all relevant information on the stock and its movement.
    • Propose the necessary stock documents that may be needed to register stock movement
    • Controls the warehouse and malt barley collection centers,
    • Controls the malt barley stock against all kind of damages,
    • Manages the malt barley and seeds receipts and dispatch to clients
    • Records all malt barley movements (receipts, dispatch/transfers, etc.), and keeps the documents in order,
    • Proposing the warehouse size and location in line with the commercial targets set by
    • Procurement Manager and Agronomy Manager,
    • Keeps record of stock cards,
    • Registering stocks or organizes the data for registration in the Company database,
    • Sends copies of all warehouse receipts, goods delivery notes, transfer vouchers and other necessary documents timely to the procurement manager,
    • Maintains the tractability within the warehouse managing stacks according to grades of barley
    • Submits regular reports on malt barley and agri-input stock movements, stock movements such as dispatches and receipts,
    • Keeps records of clients that supply malt barley to the company and the transporters with the quantities they transfer to the warehouse.

    Location:

    • Based in Adama, with travels to collection centers in Shewa, Arsi, West Arsi and Bale.

    Job Requirements

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    •  2-5 years’ experience in similar position;
    • Experience in agro commodities storage and warehousing is a plus;
    • Based in Adama travel at least 3 days per week to collections centers;
    • Capacity to organize and lead daily laborers;
    • Meticulous in planning and able to comply with SOP defined by the Company;
    • Capacity to report, retrieve, file documents to be able to reconcile stocks at all time;
    • Good computer skills
    • Fluency in English (oral and written) and Afan Oromo is an advantage

    Deadline: November 21st 2019
    CV and cover letter to be sent to ftarekegn@soufflet.com with the title HRD_SME_STORE KEEPER

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    November 11, 2019   Agricultural Jobs in Ethiopia

    Store Keeper – Dodola at Soufflet Malt Ethiopia Plc

    Job Description

    COMPANY DESCRIPTION

    The Soufflet Group is a French family-owned business which is collecting and adding value to agricultural raw materials through industrial milling and malting among other activities. France’s top private cereal collector, the Group is also a major player in supplying inputs to farmers cultivating various field crops.

    In malting, it is a front-rank world player on the malt market with 28 malt plants in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, located at the heart of the barley producing regions. Varietal selection, seed multiplication, choosing the best quality barley for its malt plants and the precision of its manufacturing process all enable it to produce the finest malt for its brewer customers.

    For more information: www.soufflet.com/en/our-sectors/barley-supply-chain/malting

    Soufflet has started its operation in Ethiopia in 2017 is now building a malt factory and is actively working on local malt barley sourcing. To support its development and ongoing operations, Soufflet is looking to hire a Warehouse Manager.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Core mission

    The Store keeper is responsible check flows of raw materials, by-products, inputs from the suppliers to the Company’s warehouse and then organize the dispatch to the customers or to factory. To achieve his mission he needs to coordinate with different department (agronomy, procurement, finance) and is controlling barley collection centers and organizing daily labors for loading and unloading materials in/from the trucks, bagging, stacking. He/She verifies incoming deliveries for correct quantity, price and quality conducting quality analysis as per the Company Standards. He/she is responsible to follow quality service and complies with applicable procedures, rules and regulations. He/She verifies and reconciles delivery and packing slips to ensure daily stock reconciliation. Issuing store vouchers and proper record of stock movements.

    Major responsibilities

    • Provides inputs to the development of warehouse management strategies,
    • Gathers and communicates all relevant information on the stock and its movement.
    • Propose the necessary stock documents that may be needed to register stock movement
    • Controls the warehouse and malt barley collection centers,
    • Controls the malt barley stock against all kind of damages,
    • Manages the malt barley and seeds receipts and dispatch to clients
    • Records all malt barley movements (receipts, dispatch/transfers, etc.), and keeps the documents in order,
    • Proposing the warehouse size and location in line with the commercial targets set by
    • Procurement Manager and Agronomy Manager,
    • Keeps record of stock cards,
    • Registering stocks or organizes the data for registration in the Company database,
    • Sends copies of all warehouse receipts, goods delivery notes, transfer vouchers and other necessary documents timely to the procurement manager,
    • Maintains the tractability within the warehouse managing stacks according to grades of barley
    • Submits regular reports on malt barley and agri-input stock movements, stock movements such as dispatches and receipts,
    • Keeps records of clients that supply malt barley to the company and the transporters with the quantities they transfer to the warehouse.

    Location:

    • Based in Dodola, with travels to collection centers in Arsi, West Arsi and Bale

    Job Requirements

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    •  2-5 years’ experience in similar position;
    • Experience in agro commodities storage and warehousing is a plus;
    • Based in Adama travel at least 3 days per week to collections centers;
    • Capacity to organize and lead daily laborers;
    • Meticulous in planning and able to comply with SOP defined by the Company;
    • Capacity to report, retrieve, file documents to be able to reconcile stocks at all time;
    • Good computer skills
    • Fluency in English (oral and written) and Afan Oromo is an advantage

    Deadline: November 21st 2019
    CV and cover letter to be sent to ftarekegn@soufflet.com with the title HRD_SME_STORE KEEPER

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