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Community Economic Development Program Facilitator

Nuru International is accepting applications for a Program Facilitator position for its upcoming Community Economic Development (CED) program in Ethiopia.

The ideal candidate will be helping in designing and managing a new 'community based savings and loans program' in Boreda, Ethiopia as part of the Program Planning Process (PPP) team.

After the planning phase, the candidate will manage the CED strategy and implementation of the model on the ground.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Actively be involved in the Nuru International PPP to design and implement the CED model in Ethiopia to meet the needs of partner communities
  • Actively participate in planning and writing of a detailed 5 years project proposal outlining the goal, outcomes and activities of the CED model
  • Introduce the CED program to communities and stakeholders of Nuru Ethiopia
  • Emphasize co-creation of CED program strategy with Ethiopian staff
  • Create and efficiently manage program budget to meet program goals
  • Create staffing model, recruit, manage and train Ethiopian staff
  • Closely work with Nuru M&E team to implement a Strengths and Needs Assessment in the community and in designing and implementing strategy to collect baseline data for future impact evaluation purposes
  • Introduce and manage Nuru CED’s Management Information Systems (MIS) to systematically keep and manage financial and program data
  • Track progress toward meeting pre-determined goals and exit criteria
  • Advise the US-based staff on CED strategy from a field perspective
  • Translate Nuru’s development philosophy and methodology to operations on the ground

    Specific Skills and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, international development or related fields. Masters preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience in operation or management of community based group savings and loans program, or formal microfinance or micro savings programs
  • Prior experience living and/or working in a developing country; experience working with the poor is highly preferred
  • Experience working with microfinance based MIS systems (working experience with Mifos is preferred)
  • Formal data management experience, solid quantitative skills, and advanced level of experience with Excel. Salesforce database management skill a plus
  • Strong commitment to organization’s mission, vision and theory of change
  • Effective crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving skills in uncertain environments

    How to apply:

    Please apply online at http://www.nuruinternational.org/careers/ and upload your resume/ CV and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Closing date: 11 Oct 2013


    Foundation Team Leader

    Responsibilities, include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the physical and mental well-being and overall morale of the FT
  • Empower, train and mentor the Country Program Director of Nuru Ethiopia and other specified key local leadership
  • Provide support to the Foundation Team in the leadership, management and team building challenges that arise
  • Oversee day to day operations of the Foundation Team and field staff
  • Responsible for making all project level decisions with the Country Program Director
  • Create and manage a culture of integration and servant leadership on the FT.
  • Act as the link between the FT and Nuru Ethiopia Team to reinforce the mirrored peer relationship of the teams.
  • Translate Nuru’s development philosophy and methodology to the operations on the ground.
  • Recruit and train staff
  • Collaborate with the Finance Head and Nuru CFO on the creation of and adherence to the total project budget – specifically responsible for creating and managing the Admin/FT Expenses budget for the project and ensuring that Nuru maintains the 70/30 project/admin ratio mandated by the Ethiopian national government (CSA).
  • Manage financial resources allocated to the project to include budget forecasting, sustainable revenue generation, and supervising the accounting and financial reporting
  • Create and update policies and documentation as needed to ensure systems are functioning properly, and to limit redundancy using lessons learned
  • Crosscheck on progress of deliverables for Nuru Senior Program Managers (SPMs) and ensure overall alignment with rollout plan through achievement of milestones. Work with Director of International Operations and SPMs to de-conflict any misalignment or collaboration issues among programs.
  • Set project strategic goals and master rollout plan for each FT
  • Maintain effective relationship with government entities.
  • Collaborate with security providers and make decisions to ensure team safety.

    Required Skills and Attributes:

  • Master degree in Business or International Development preferred
  • Minimum 4 years of leadership experience
  • Prior experience living and/or working in a developing country; experience in working with the poor
  • Strong leadership and team building experience. Understanding of the servant-leadership concept
  • Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments
  • Prior success working closely, leading and building relationships with diverse groups of people, including volunteers
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong quantitative and project management skills • Strong commitment to organization’s mission, vision and theory of change
  • US Work Authorization preferred

    How to apply:

    Please apply online at http://www.nuruinternational.org/careers/ and upload your resume/ CV and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Closing date: 30 August 2013

    For more information, please visit: Nuru International

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