Ayuda en Acción Expatriate Careers in Ethiopia

Ayuda en Acción Expatriate Careers in Ethiopia

Closing date: 17 Feb 2019

1. Purpose of the position:

Work with the Ethiopia Ayuda en Acción team to represent the institution in Ethiopia in coordination with the Madrid team, supporting the presence of Ayuda en Acción in development programmes of the Territorial Development Areas (especially in the Arsi area) and the humanitarian programme in accordance with institutional criteria and principles based on the institutional system of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluating and Quality Control.

Identify opportunities for partnerships and funding among the actors present in the territory.

Coordinate current and future Ayuda en Acción interventions with Spanish donors, especially with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and decentralised cooperation.

2. Main responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities for visibility, strategic alliances and regional institutional funding in relation to Ayuda en Acción Ethiopia national programme.

  • Carry out project and programme developments, drafting of follow up and final project reports in the intervention areas, in accordance with the established country strategy.

  • Support Ayuda en Acción Ethiopia providing the necessary support and advice in each case, especially in relation to the closure and justification of ongoing projects.

  • Ensure the participation of Ayuda en Acción in coordination spaces with regional initiatives on rural development and food security.

  • Guide and coordinate the actions carried out by the different teams, ensuring their coherence, coordination, collaboration and learning.

    3. Requirements

    Knowledge and experience:

  • Graduate. Desirable Economics - Agronomy speciality.

  • Postgraduate studies in planning and development of projects in Local Development and/or Economic Development and/or Development Cooperation.

  • 5 years minimum experience in technical and financial management and planning of rural development and/or food security programmes and management of international cooperation funds. Valuable experience in management of co-financed projects by European and Spanish public administration, preferably AECID.

  • Work experience in Africa and knowledge of the Ethiopian context: national legislation related to development actions,
    political, social, economic and environmental trends in the country and its relationship with the regional environment, as well as specifics related to rural development and value chains.

  • Experience and/or knowledge of working with NGOs or communities, the private sector or public institutions that enrich the linkages of the national programme.

  • Experience in human resources management and a broad knowledge of participatory techniques, teamwork methodologies and coordination.

  • Experience in resource management and quotes preparation and follow-up.

  • Experience in understanding and conducting humanitarian aid in complex situations (desirable).

  • Knowledge and experience in promoting gender equality.

    Skills and competences

  • High analytical capacity and strategic planning.

  • High capacity for dialogue, communication and interpersonal relations with people from different environments and groups in different contexts, including extreme humanitarian emergency contexts.

  • Ability to integrate into a multicultural team, foster personal development and conflict resolution in dynamic and changing contexts.

  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills in different contexts.

  • Ability to work effectively and take informed decisions with direct supervision.

  • Ability to work under pressure and to manage stress in conflict situations.

  • Ability to stay in areas with very limited services.

  • Identification with the general Ayuda en Acción objectives, including the commitment to the fight against poverty, in favour of equity and gender equality.

  • Results oriented and used to managing management indicators.

  • Good treatment, proactivity and communication skills.


    Essential: Excellent writing and syntax in Spanish and English. Knowledge of Amharic and/or Oromo is a plus.

    Computer skills

    High level of computer tools: Advanced Windows, Ms Office and databases.

    4. Offer conditions

    Duration of the contract: 1 year, extendable.

    Joining: January 2019.

    National, regional and international mobility.

    Remuneration in accordance with Ayuda en Acción remuneration policy.

    Location: Addis Ababa.

    How to apply:

    If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to rrhh@ayudaenaccion.org.

    Thank you so much.

    Ayuda en Acción Expatriate Careers in Ethiopia

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