DAI Feed the Future Policy LINK- Capacity Strengthening Lead Jobs in Ethiopia

DAI Feed the Future Policy LINK- Capacity Strengthening Lead Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Objectives

  • The suitable candidate will oversee the development and implementation of activities designed to build the capacity of policy system actors to engage more productively in policy development.

  • This position will have technical leadership and project management responsibilities for all the activities that related to Capacity Strengthening.


  • The Ethiopia Capacity Strengthening Lead will be responsible for the following anticipated tasks, though others may be added as appropriate:

  • Working closely with other stakeholders, USAID Ethiopia and the project team; assess and analyze capacity gaps and develop strategies to address them.

  • Lead the design, implementation of project wide capacity strengthening activities targeted at individuals, organizations, and institutions within the policy system in Ethiopia.

  • Support and facilitate leadership training activities designed to address capacity needs. This may be in the form of short and long courses, mentoring, coaching and action learning projects.

  • Oversee organizational capacity development interventions targeting key institutions within the food security policy system.

  • Develop online collaboration and learning platforms that provide knowledge to support policy actors.

  • Coordinate closely with senior leadership across the project to ensure that the strategy is aligned with the overall objectives of the program.

  • Carry out other activities as may be necessary and related to overall capacity strengthening for policy system actors


  • The Capacity Strengthening Lead will report to the Ethiopia Country Lead.


  • This position is
    open to Ethiopian citizens. Additional qualifications include:

    Education **

  • Minimum of a MA or MSc degree in a field that corresponds to the job requirements.

    Required Experience **

  • 5 years of relevant work experience in a capacity development context

  • Good understanding and working knowledge of policy context, issues, processes and systems typical in a country like Ethiopia.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with and work with multiple stakeholders in collaborative modes.

  • A demonstrated ability to design and implement capacity strengthening initiatives.

  • Excellent writing, communications skills.

  • Ability to work in teams and communicate effectively across different cultures, age groups and disciplinary backgrounds.

  • Flexibility and, willingness to perform assigned and additional duties and work under unpredictable conditions.

  • Critical thinker, self-starter, and able to work with minimal supervision and within established deadlines.

  • An understanding of Ethiopia’s, or general policy development context.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DAI Feed the Future Policy LINK- Capacity Strengthening Lead Jobs in Ethiopia

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