Dan Church Aid Livelihood Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Dan Church Aid Livelihood Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199423

Category: Agriculture, Development and Project Management
Location: Addis Ababa with frequent travel to project sites mainly Bale and Waghimra Zones Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Salary: As per DCA national staff salary scale

Job Description


DCA is a Danish Humanitarian and Development organisation working to assist and empower people affected by poverty and disasters to live a life in dignity.

In Ethiopia, DCA’s area of works include humanitarian response, food security, HIV/AIDS prevention/protection, Resilience building of vulnerable community members and capacity building of civil society organizations.

Currently DCA is implementing RESET II Projects in Bale Zone as a lead agency and in Waghimra Zone as implementing agency in collaboration with international and local NGOs.

Overall Job purpose

The Livelihood Programme Manager’s main responsibility is to lead the design and implementation of DCA’s livelihoods programmes/projects in Ethiopia This main include Bale and Waghimra RESET II and other donors funded livelihoods projects.

The post holder is responsible to liaison with donors, coordinate consortium member originations partnership, ensure quality of livelihoods project implementation and lead to ensure that a high quality reports are prepared for donor and government signatory bureaus as per their respective requirements

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Project Development

  • Oversee the planning implementation, monitoring and evaluation of DCA’s livelihoods programme
  • Manage two RESET II projects ( Bale and Waghimra) planning, implementation, quality assurance and reporting
  • Facilitate the preparation of consortium level Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)and Cooperation Agreement and closely follow the implementation of these agreement
  • Maintain coordination and partnership with consortium member organizations and other DCA Livelihood Programme implementing partners
  • Provide overall technical and capacity building support to DCA’s livelihood programme/project implementing partners
  • Ensure that M&E system and plans are properly in place for both RESET projects and in use
  • Initiate and lead the Addis level consortium member focal person to undertake review and monitoring visits of project areas
  • Facilitate and lead the baseline data establishment, midterm review and terminal evaluation for RESET projects
  • Ensure proper procurement, communication and visibility plans of RESET projects are prepared and followed
  • Work on proposal preparation on livelihoods programme and other DCA focused areas

    Project Implementation

  • Ensure all RESET II project activities are implemented in accordance with donor requirements and standard quality
  • Ensure a realistic detailed implementation plan ( DIP) in place for both RESET Projects
    Lead quarterly Addis level RESET II project coordination meetings
  • Ensure the overall timely start up and implementation of all livelihoods projects (RESET and other donor funded livelihoods others)
  • Compile regular update on RESET II project progress to DCA HO and donor
  • Consolidate timely and high quality project progress report on quarterly, bi-annual and annual bases and submit to DCA HQ and donor
  • Provide regular technical and management support to two DCA field offices engaged in the implementation of livelihoods projects (RESET’s)
  • Provide appropriate and timely solution to the challenges experienced at field office levels


  • Manage partnership with consortium member organizations and government stakeholder at region and federal levels
  • Facilitate and lead Addis level quarterly coordination meetings
  • Regularly participate on EU cluster coordination meetings and platforms
  • On behalf of DCA and consortium partners regularly participate on the coordination meetings organized by different actors at national levels
  • Ensure that smooth partnership and working relations is maintained with signatory bureaus at regional government level
  • Ensure proper coordination and communication system is place with livelihoods project implementing partners
  • Oversee the level of partnership and coordination exercise at Bale and Waghimra field office level
  • In Consultation with the head of Programme represent DCA at different forum both for RESET or other livelihood related issues

    Budget Management

  • Oversee the proper planning and utilization of RESET II projects budget on regular basis
  • Ensure each consortium members prepare details budget plan along their details implementation plan
  • Ensure that procurement plan is prepare for each livelihood projects and are strictly followed inn procurement
  • Closely follow the budget utilization rate of the projects and provide regular feedback to the project staff
  • Facilitate and ensure timely transfer of livelihoods programme/project budget to DCA field offices and other implementing partners
  • Ensure that DCA financial policies and procedures are duly respected at field office levels
  • Responsible for ensuring donor rule, regulations and compliance related to budget are maintained and respected at all levels
  • Oversee the budget utilization of consortium member organizations and other livelihoods programme partners regularly to avoid the risk of project under spent
  • In collaboration with DCA Head Office finance unit work on regular/quarterly financial progress reports of livelihoods projects

    Administrative and Human resource management

  • Ensure all necessary administrative supports are provided to field offices engaged in livelihoods project implementations,
  • Oversee the fulfilment of necessary logistics for offices engaged in the implementation process
  • Provide any necessary administrative support to field offices as required
  • Ensure that all RESET project staffs are recruited, inducted and deployed to field offices in time
  • In collaboration with DCA HR unit, ensure that all RESET project staffs have clear job description and contract of employment
  • Line manage and supervise the performance two DCA field operation office coordinators and DRM officer based in Addis Ababa
  • Regularly assess the capacity gap of field coordinator and recommend capacity building interventions
  • Regularly mentor coach and motivate RESET projects staffs
  • Undertake regularly review of the performance field coordinators and DRM officer based in Addis Ababa
  • Ensure that DCA’s human resources policies and procedures are fully followed and respected at field offices
  • In collaboration with management solve any issues related to RESET team members

    Contract Duration:2 years, with possibility of extension

    Job Requirements

    Person Specification

  • Post graduate Degree in Agriculture, Development studies, Rural Development management or related field experience
  • At least 8 years’ experience in management of livelihoods and food security related interventions.
  • Has track record of managing and leading high profile staff
  • Practical experience of working on EU/ ECHO funded projects
  • Motivator and very good inter personal skill
  • Has good negotiation and communication skills
  • Has practical experience in coordination of multiple stakeholders
  • Very good writing skill that will be demonstrated as part of the selection process
  • High level of proficiency in English is required.
  • To be able to speak Oromiffa


    Experience of working in Bale Zone

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified applicants should apply for the post via the below link


    Or hand deliver at the DCA office along the Ethio-China Friendship Avenue, Wollo Sefer, opposite Tebaber Berta Building. Tel. 011-557-52-57

    DCA is an equal opportunity employer and all interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of age, race, gender, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation. DCA encourage women to apply. Please don’t mention your religious or ethnic affiliation in your application.

    Female candidates with required educational background and experience are highly encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Dan Church Aid Livelihood Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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