CARE Ethiopia Innovation Fund Officer- Livelihoods for Resilience Activity Jobs

CARE Ethiopia Innovation Fund Officer- Livelihoods for Resilience Activity Jobs

Job Id: 224929

Category: Business Development, Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community

Location: Hawassa, SNNPR with up to 50% travel to Livelihoods for Resilience Activity intervention areas to support Innovation Fund activities of the project., SNNPR

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: USD816

Job Description

I. Job Summary:

The purpose of the Innovation Fund Officer position is to serve as field office point person for all Innovation Fund activities and to monitor, collect information, compile and document and report on implementation progress, lessons, etc. for those activities.

The Innovation Fund Officer will support the development of concept notes and oversee the quality of grant awards from solicitation of applications to implementation, financial transactions, and final reporting.

S/he is will liaise frequently with the CCU Innovation Fund Advisor at CARE country office in work planning, monitoring, and reporting.

II. Responsibilities and Tasks:

Job Responsibility #1. Expediting and Follow up Solicitation Process (25%)

  • Develop/revise solicitation process and quality tracking mechanisms in consultation with experts from implementing partners, SNV, and CCU

  • Make field visits in project operational areas to help improve call application collection and reporting

  • Verify solicitation data quality with implementing partners and report against their plans to the Innovation Fund Advisor

  • Participate in the formulation/revision of award call screening.

    Job Responsibility #2: Contract Agreement Management (25%)

  • Communicate and deliver agreements to awardees at local level

  • Develop contract monitoring schedule and control each activity milestones against the entered agreement

  • Assist awardees at early stages to clearly understand and plan their activity schedules accordingly

  • Tracks data comparing against the award agreement plan

  • Provide coaching and support to awardees on regular basis especially during early award stages

  • Ensure consistency of information in different reports against realty on the ground

  • Establishes and maintains documentation system for all innovation fund related activities including, minutes of TWGs and other technical meetings in his/her respective region;

  • Regularly update the records and report to Innovation Fund Advisor.

    Job Responsibility #3: Learning and documentation (25%)

  • Work with the knowledge management advisor and other staff of CARE SNNPR and CCU to document innovation projects’ learning, experiences

  • Work with project technical staff in organizing local workshops, training sessions

  • Prepare workshop schedules, take notes and prepare minutes/ proceedings and reports

    Job Responsibility #4: Reporting (15%)

  • Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly report to

    Job Responsibility #5: Other (10%)

  • Perform other duties as assigned

    Contacts/key Relationships

    The Innovation Fund Officer expected to build partnering relationships with partners and field based staff, project officers and specialists to smoothly support Innovation Fund programing in Livelihoods for Resilience Activity implementation areas.

    S/he will work in close collaboration with the all CCU staff, SNV advisors, and other specialists at the head office and field office levels.

    Living Conditions (for Overseas Positions) and Level of Travel Required.

  • This position is based in Hawassa, SNNPR with up to 50% travel to Livelihoods for Resilience Activity intervention areas to support Innovation Fund activities of the project.

    Job Requirements

    III. Qualifications (Know How)

    A) Education

  • BA/BSc Degree in Economics, Business management, Sociology, Psychology, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

    B) Experience

  • 3-5 years of work experience in business development service and early business coordination and also progress monitoring and evaluation

    C) Technical Skills


  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, transparent and participatory management

  • Sensitivity to different aspects of diversity (cultural, religion) and sensitivity to HIV/AIDS

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies;

  • Training/facilitation skills;

  • Writing skills (for report), proficiency in oral and written English

  • Computer literacy in MS-Word, Spreadsheet, Microsoft PowerPoint etc


  • Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills

  • Action learning/research methodologies

    D) Competencies

  • Coaching, initiating action, communicating with impact, innovation, planning and organizing, building partnership and commitment, facilitating change, adaptability, and contributing to team success

    How to Apply

    If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please forward your: CV (not more than 3 page) and cover letter (not more than one page) directly to or Send your application by e-mail to

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Please clearly write the position you are applying on the subject line of your email. Your application will be automatically disqualified if you failed to do so.

    Please do not submit copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

    Due to the large volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the job requirements are strongly encouraged to apply especially women.

    CARE Ethiopia Innovation Fund Officer- Livelihoods for Resilience Activity Jobs

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