ActionAid Humanitarian Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

ActionAid Humanitarian Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 20 Aug 2019

ActionAid International- Ethiopia Opportunity


Qualified Females are highly encouraged to apply

ActionAid Ethiopia (AAE) is a Gender justice and poverty eradication organization. In Ethiopia, ActionAid works to challenge gender inequalities and the structural causes of poverty through empowering communities to create critical mass of communities especially Women and Girls living in poverty and exclusion.

ActionAid Ethiopia believes that Gender justice and poverty eradication are achieved through purposeful individual and collective action to bring socio-economic changes from household level to local, national and international levels.

Empowerment of people living in poverty and women leadership with the support of their allies is crucial to drive change that will ensure equality and poverty eradication.

ActionAid Ethiopia is currently looking for a vibrant, energetic, ambitious, knowledgeable, experienced, highly capable and motivated professional to assume leadership in AAE’s Humanitarian Response work and strategic planning and management processes in line with ActionAid’s human rights-based approach and humanitarian signature.

The position also lead ActionAid Ethiopia in resource mobilization at national and international level representing the organization in key donor relationship platforms.

If you are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a new context and be part of a team working to bring about social justice then look no further.

Position: Humanitarian Programme Manager

Reports to: Country Director

Duty base: Addis Ababa, with frequent in country travel

Salary: Negotiable based on the experience of the Successful candidate

Duration: One year, with possibility of extension based on performance and availability of Fund

Job Summary:

The Humanitarian Programme Manager will provide results-based strategic guidance, leadership and management to AA Ethiopia humanitarian programme, with specific emphasis on building AAE humanitarian portfolio, establishing AAE as a strong humanitarian response player and securing funds for humanitarian operations.

The HPM is responsible for identifying needs and resources and elaborating programmatic, operational and leadership recommendations for the emergency response in line with ActionAid national and global priorities.

The post holder will play a leading role in the effective scale up and management of AA emergency programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children.

The HPM will also be expected to play a role and work in collaboration with the Fundraising team to support achieving the organisational strategy.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop donor scoping in the humanitarian environment and pre-position AAE in the key platforms

  • Mobilize resource for AAE Humanitarian work

  • Develop an overall response strategy to ensure a coordinate and integrated approach and proposal development for multiple donors.

  • Develop a long-term vision and strategic planning to achieve significant impact from programmes and attain our Humanitarian Programme vision for Ethiopia, using a rights-based and results-based approach to work

  • Pre-position AAE in key strategic platforms and clusters

  • Build profile of the organization in Humanitarian work

  • Fund Raising for the Humanitarian Work

  • Design Humanitarian program in line with our Signatures

  • Ensure Humanitarian program quality with proper documentation

  • The post-holder will ensure that humanitarian programmes delivered are to the appropriate scale, scope, quality and accountability expected, and incorporate a Gender focus lens

  • Ensure up to date and quality documentation of hazard and conflict mapping linked with contingency and activity plans to reduce impact and increase capacity of AAE and partners to respond to the different crisis

  • Ensure timely programme/project development that reflects the scale of needs/crisis

  • Plan and manage human, logistic and financial resources in consultation and cooperation with relevant Support teams

  • Management of a broad spectrum of programmes, with a variety of competencies and skills required. Management tasks and problems are diverse and complex and involve a significant degree of risk (financial, security, brand, etc).

  • Assess/support to ensure that are robust systems in place in order to manage funding as part of the emergency response

  • Monitor humanitarian needs, trends and gaps in Ethiopia and design emergency intervention aligned with AAE strategy and scope of work

  • Ensure AA humanitarian signature is applied throughout all humanitarian programmes

    Required Education

  • A university degree, preferably a master’s degree in Social Sciences, Development, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics or any other relevant field.

    Required Experience and Competencies

  • 10 years or more of strategic and project level experience in Humanitarian and Emergencies contexts which 3 years should be as a Humanitarian Manager in a similar organization.
  • Experience in Developing Humanitarian Response strategy, conducting needs assessment to propose programmatic, operational and leadership recommendations for the emergency response, and building organizational portfolio for Humanitarian response.

  • Experience of programme management across multiple locations

  • Experience of designing and managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID, WFP, UNHACR and others)

  • Knowledge and experience of emergency and development issues; deep understanding of causes of emergencies, emergency programming and links with policy

  • Alliance building and networking with ability to link with other players in the development arena and make ActionAid Ethiopia visible in the sector

  • Commitment to, thorough understanding of, and able to train staff in humanitarian and emergency programming, Humanitarian Standards including Core Humanitarian Standards

  • Experience of senior level representation

  • Experience in developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors

  • Ability to develop winning proposals

  • Excellent communication skills

  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

  • Commitment to the aims and principles of ActionAid

  • Ability to work on own initiative and Ability to work under pressure, prioritization and working in strict timeframes

  • Ability to travel extensively, especially to remote areas.

    “ActionAid will be conducting safeguarding reference checks on the successful candidate”

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their application letter along with recent CV no later than August 20, 2019 to ActionAid Ethiopia P.O. Box 1261 Addis Ababa or email to**

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