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Livelihoods Advisor

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Leads the development of strategies, approaches, systems and guidelines to ensure that households caring for highly vulnerable children have increased capacity to meet the basic needs of children and supports self-reliance;
  • Defines and executes economic strengthening models, standards, elaborates steps to meet the standards, and mobilizes support. Defines and executes economic strengthening monitoring systems and development of tools to track progresses,
  • Organizes and delivers training courses and/or arranges for the delivery of training programs aimed at partner staff including government and NGO staff in Economic Strengthening strategies, approaches systems; livelihood pathways, IGA, and other related areas;
  • Initiates and leads market assessments, value chain analysis and community led market assessment and other comparative analysis on different economic strengthening models, microfinance institutions operation systems, etc and share results with wider audiences in and outside the program to enhance program quality;
  • Keeps up to date with developments in the sector, including best practice examples within the country and internationally;
  • Develops capacity of staff on Economic Strengthening models, IGA selection, planning and management, etc and provide technical assistance to the partners on the rollout;
  • Advises the project leadership on issues related to livelihood improvement/economic strengthening for better decision making;
  • Reviews and keeps updated in Government of Ethiopia policies and practices in the fields of livelihood, and ensures an active information flow for better practices;
  • Meets and works with policy makers such as government officials to facilitate better understanding and coordination among the actors in improving policy environment for Livelihood improvement for small scale and artisanal miners and their families
  • Organizes and facilitates presentations, reports and other documentation on related training events and field program operations.
  • Ensures that implementation of field programs proceeds according to approved plans and in accordance with set standards and guidelines;
  • Liaises and coordinates with Pact country and home office technical specialists and program team for integration, synergy and technical support;
  • Supports external and internal project reviews for higher-level reflective practices;
  • Works with Results and Measurement team to undertake project to identify indicators, conduct baseline studies, annual reviews, midterm assessments and final evaluations;
  • Reviews project assessment reports, compiles and shares lessons for further improvement and for future considerations.



  • Post graduate Degree in Economics, Development Studies, Enterprise Development, International Development or other closely related field.
  • Academic work and published reports on microenterprise development, micro finance, business development, livelihood, value chain and income generating areas in Ethiopia


  • 10 or more years of work experience, at least 5 years with NGOs in all or most of the fields of economic strengthening, microenterprise development, value chain, livelihoods. Experience should include that on development of strategies, guidelines and approaches; market assessments, conducting surveys; facilitating training, field program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in the mining sector and with NGOs.

    Technical skills:

  • Productive personality traits and firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, participatory approaches  Training planning and delivery skills.
  • Highly developed computer skills (Word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English Language;


  • Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, building partnership, building commitment, contributing to team success, innovation, pro-active, problem solving, analytical ability, a self-starter.

    How to apply:

    To apply for this position, please visit our website at: Livelihoods Advisor

    Country  » DRC

    Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

    Pact is seeking a Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor to support implementation of an anticipated USAID OVC in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    This position is contingent upon award.

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will be responsible for providing lead technical direction and assistance for all program monitoring activities.

    S/he will lead the design and implementation of the PMP and M&E plans.

    S/he will also adapt and develop relevant M&E tools, formats, lead the provision of M&E specific training, and support the program implementation team.

    The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager reports to the Chief of Party.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collects data from grantees and other sources.
  • Analyzes data and reports findings.
  • Assists with reports preparation.
  • Able to visualize data using appropriate platforms, including GIS and other forms.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications:
  • BA and a minimum of 6 years of experience working with grants to local partners and community program design and implementation.
  • Familiar with basic statistical packages such as Excel, Access and/or SPSS
  • Experience with USG (USAID preferred)-funded programs or other international donors
  • Experience in supporting and monitoring field-based programs in the region.
  • Excellent computer literacy in Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required.
  • English and French fluency required
  • Open to nationals only Preference for:
  • Knowledge on mobile phone data collection
  • Demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability and willingness to work in a challenging and dynamic environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically on short notice
  • Strong communication skills and cultural sensitivity Skills and Abilities: Leadership
  • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
  • Strong understanding of Pact’s strategy and how tasks contribute to the greater good
  • Consistently works within internal process and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Engagement in corporate initiatives Project Management
  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make a presentation
  • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
  • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
  • Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong understanding of budgets Technical Skills
  • Good experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
  • Working knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
  • Competence using common desktop applications and internal systems

    How to apply:

    To apply for this position, please visit our website at: Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

    For more information and application see: Pact International

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