CARE Deputy Chief of Party/livelihood Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

CARE Deputy Chief of Party/livelihood Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia


  • CARE seeks a Deputy Chief of Party/Livelihood Specialist (DCOP/LS) for an anticipated five-year, USAID/Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance Resilience Food Security Activity in Ethiopia, SPIR2 (Strengthen PSNP4 Institutions and Resilience 2).

  • This position will be based in Addis Ababa.

  • This activity will contribute significantly to reducing poverty and increasing resilience for extremely poor households in highland areas of Tigray, Amhara and/or Oromia Regions.

  • International relocation and allowances are for this position, and this position is subject to project award and funding. Ethiopian candidates are also encouraged to apply.

    Primary responsibilities as Deputy Chief of Party:

  • Lead and supervise a team of up to six technical advisors to develop and routinely enhance the program's implementation plan and standards.
  • Oversee the coordinated planning (of activities and budgets) and implementation of the project in line with state-of-the art strategies, technical standards, and CARE priorities and program principles.

  • Build and manage strong working relationships with all the program's partners, to ensure the implementation plan is applied consistently and with a high degree of quality.

  • Facilitate the resolution of technical conflicts amongst partners and foster a healthy partnership team.

  • Collaborate with a variety of external technical supporters / partners to integrate their expertise with relevant project components

  • Ensure efficient use of project resources, adherence to USAID and CARE standards and compliance with USAID rules and regulations.

  • Facilitates detailed implementation plans (DIP) for CARE’s operational areas, and works closely with project partners to ensure the completeness and adequacy of partners’ DIPs

  • Monitors budget burn rates and sets systems to improve financial management and utilization of project budgets both for CARE Operational Areas per plans and commitments made to donors and government, making adjustments when needed.

  • Build and sustain close partnerships with key project stakeholders, including Government of Ethiopia officials, senior management of the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP), USAID, and others.

  • Represent the project and CARE at high-level external project meetings with same.

  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party, ensure the adequacy of planning, monitoring and reporting and competence for the effective scale up of program interventions to meet established programmatic and financial targets and timeframes.

    Primary Responsibilities as Livelihoods Specialist:

  • Provide technical guidance, leadership, supervision, and support to all aspects of livelihoods on the program (includes planning, budget management, implementation, and reporting).

  • Ensure that principles and practices of gender and women’s economic empowerment are applied throughout SPIR2 programming.

  • Lead the development and implementation of livelihoods
    assessment tools and approaches.

  • Ensure Village Economic and Social Association with Village Savings and Loan Association approaches, methodologies, and strategies are properly incorporated into the program and that minimum standards are met.

  • Develop livelihood promotion capacities within the program, partners, and at woreda and community levels to protect livelihoods and achieve food security.

  • Provide or facilitate capacity building and training of CARE and partners for livelihoods interventions.

  • Develop standards and systems for implementing livelihood approaches working with rural communities.

  • In particular, lead on innovative programming engaging youth in off-farm and wage employment livelihoods pathways.

  • Liaise with other NGOs, relevant Government agencies, and other USAID-funded investments to ensure programmatic layering and sequencing and share lessons and approaches for maximizing impact.

    Qualification

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Agriculture/Agronomy, Public Health, Nutrition, Water-and-Sanitation Engineering, Economics, and/or related field.

  • Minimum of 8 years of recent and progressively more challenging experience working in food and nutrition security.

  • Experience (3+ years) working in a management capacity on development projects (including funded by USAID) and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations.

  • Experience with rural development, food and nutrition security programming, livelihood and market development, and/or natural resources management.

  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity and Diversity, as evidenced in previous management positions and programming.

  • Experience with programming that incorporates one or more of the following as cross-cutting approaches: gender equality and women’s empowerment (strongly preferred); youth empowerment; climate change adaptation; market resilience, and/or social accountability and governance.

  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative, creative, and innovative.

  • Proven leadership skills and demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing local and international staff and consultants.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.

  • Experience working in the region is strongly preferred.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

  • Ability to travel to project areas as required and as the security situation allows.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CARE Deputy Chief of Party/livelihood Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia


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