Cuso International Regional Program Advisor, Africa Jobs in Ethiopia

Cuso International Regional Program Advisor, Africa Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 223189

Category: Social Sciences and Community

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)


Job Description


The Regional Program Advisor (RPA), Africa role is for someone who enjoys working at a fast pace and interested to keep up to date with international development trends on thematic areas such as Youth, Sexual Health & Reproductive Rights, Gender Equality, Social & Economic Empowerment and Volunteering as well as bringing MEAL expertise to our Program in Africa.

The role is for someone who can quickly disseminate key learning from current programs and scan the horizon for relevant opportunities to maximize impact.

The Regional Program Advisor (RPA), Africa will be responsible for supporting country program offices (CPO) in Nigeria, Benin, DRC, Cameroon, Tanzania and Ethiopia to maximize the impact of the Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment (VOICE) program.

This position will harness expertise in program planning, development of partnerships, reporting on impact and identifying opportunities to increase the impact of country programs in Africa.

The RPA will report to the Head of Programs, Africa and will work closely with Country Program Offices (CPOs) as well as with key departments at Cuso International Headquarters in Ottawa.

Job Function:

Key Responsibilities

  • Advise and provide support to CPOs in Africa with the development and monitoring of impactful programs in Africa, including building CPOs skills and capacities related to program development and monitoring;
  • Support and provide capacity building to CPOs in Africa to ensure strong understanding of tools, processes and systems that support MEAL to monitor, evaluate and report on program impact;
  • Provide support on the global program quality processes, under guidance of Head of Programs - Africa and Knowledge Management and Impact Team Lead and Thematic Global Leads;
  • Contribute to the process of fostering organizational knowledge sharing and learning;
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships and networks with existing and potential partners to support program development and contribute to increasing Cuso International’s profile;
  • Undertake independent research in identifying program development opportunities and resources for long-term sustainability of Cuso International in Africa and suggest innovative approaches and partnerships to maximize impact;
  • Take the
    lead in planning, coordinating, writing and editing relevant program development documents, ensuring a participatory and well-organized process, in coordination with the Head of Programs, Africa, CPOs and key departments at
    Headquarters in Ottawa;
  • Lead relationships with various partners to meet agreed upon objectives.


    Benin (Cotonou), Canada (Ottawa), Cameroon (Yaoundé), DRC (Kinshasa), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa), Nigeria (Calabar) or Tanzania (Dar es Salaam)

    Reports to:

  • Head of Programs (HoP), Africa

    Bargaining Unit Status:

    Included only if selected candidate is based in Canada


    Bilingualism (English & French) is essential


    Local National; must be legally entitled to work in at least one the countries listed above

    Job Requirements

    Position Qualifications


  • University degree in international development or a related field
  • Minimum five years’ experience in a relevant field
  • A proven track record of program design for international development
  • Experience with MEAL systems and frameworks
  • Experience working with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and other international development agencies
  • Strong ability to draft and edit program development content for various audiences
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French & Highly organized with great attention to details and good team coordination skills
  • Self-starter and able to work independently
  • Ability to work irregular hours occasionally (evenings and weekends)
  • Willingness to travel when necessary within Africa and abroad


  • Experience with volunteer cooperation

    How to Apply

    If Cuso International sounds like the kind of organization that you would like to work for, and you have the qualifications for this job, we certainly would like to hear from you!

    Your résumé and one-page cover letter should demonstrate how you meet all the essential and any of the desirable qualifications.

    Please click the "Apply to Job" from the link below button to submit your application, no later than September 25, 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.
    Cuso International Regional Program Advisor, Africa Jobs in Ethiopia

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