Deputy Secretary General, Resource Development and Mobilization Jobs in Ethiopia

Deputy Secretary General, Resource Development and Mobilization Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Business and Administration, Management Location:
  • Addis Ababa
    Career Level:
  • Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

    Job Description

    The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) wants to recruit employees in the following vacant positions the details of which are mentioned bellow.

    About the Ethiopian Red Cross Society

    The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) was established in 1935 and is one of the oldest and largest humanitarian organizations in Ethiopia.

    ERCS provides services to communities affected by natural and manmade disasters through the provision of emergency responses, ambulance and first aid, family reunification, essential drugs, water and sanitation, and other humanitarian services.

    ERCS also runs disaster risk reduction programs with the aim of creating resilience households and communities.

    Currently the ERCS has a structure consisting of 11 Regional Offices, 34 Zonal Branches and 131 District/Woreda Branches, 599 Woreda Red Cross Committee and 5871 Kebele Red Cross committees.

    Job Summary

    Under the general direction and guidance of the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary General for Resource Development and Mobilization plans, organizes coordinates and controls Business Development and Marketing, Health and Pharmaceuticals, Center of Capacity Development for Humanitarian Affairs, Income Streams Development and Expansion initiatives, processes & tasks of the Society;

    Develops policies and procedures, and revises existing policies & procedures of resource development and mobilization process as deemed necessary;

    Expands and manages the overall resource base of the Society by strengthening and exploiting existing assets, income generating multipurpose buildings, large scale fundraising events focusing on high-yield domestic fund raising both at the federal and regional levels, other income generating schemes of the Society;

    Oversee & monitor research undertakings & identification & analysis investment opportunities;

    Functional Competence

    Conceptual Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Applies rigorous critical reasoning to key issues to make smart decisions reflecting good judgment.
  • Business skill, Problem solving & decision making, Relationship management, high level business communication & negotiation Skill

    Job Knowledge

  • As an adviser to SG on resource mobilization and related communication aspects, ensure that all relevant resource mobilization activities are identified, developed, coordinated and implemented in the most efficient and effective manner in line with the results-based approach;
  • A substantive expert contributor, developing customized fundraising strategies and policies, tools and mechanisms for implementation;
  • Ensure full alignment of resource mobilization activities with priority of the national society; and
  • Advocate, promoting ERCS’s fundraising activities to potential donors and partners in resource mobilization.
  • Efficient and timely utilization of resources to meet beneficiary needs in coordination with other stakeholders and partners
  • Training in business leadership, strategic Management, resource mobilization, constituency mobilization and partnership building, communication skills, financial Management.
  • Reallocate resources to meet changing beneficiary needs
  • Drive for Results and over-deliver on agreed deliverables
  • Seeks to attain superior results, demonstrating a capacity for sustained effort and persistence in the face of difficulties.
  • Builds trust through integrity, transparency and creating an open and positive environment.

    Innovation and taking initiative

  • Encourages outside-the-box thinking and innovative ideas.
  • Identifies and drives continuous improvement initiatives that create value
  • Ability to develop and adapt innovative approaches and replicable strategies for fundraising, through the analysis of trends and experience and the consideration of lessons learned

    Relationship Management/Interpersonal skills

  • Manage relationships with key donors and stakeholders, including but not limited to:
  • Design and implement a strategic, results-oriented and coordinated approach to the mobilization of significant additional resources from movement and non-movement sources such as private sector organizations, international organizations, foundations or high net worth individuals to fund humanitarian activities, etc.
  • Actively liaise with internal and external partners in the implementation of resource mobilization plan and ensure systematic and transparent reporting on fundraising and related communication activities and results.
  • Ability to
    build networks and strategic alliances and maintain relationships with donors and internal partners with tact and sensitivity.

    Leadership Competence

    Strategic Perspective

  • Develops a vision for the future of the organization by taking a long term view, thinking on a broad canvas and anticipating macro trends.
  • Articulates the end results needed and allows people to exercise initiative and discretion without micromanaging.
  • Ability to develop ERCS’s fundraising approach and fundraising tools with regards to donor community and general public whilst ensuring that ERCS’s reputation for integrity and its institutional independence are upheld and enhanced.
  • Supports the sustainability of the ERCS humanitarian services by actively promoting the Resource development and Resource mobilization as a key priority.

    Developing Others

  • Ability to work with an individual or group to set objectives and agenda, generate commitment to those objectives, and guide and motivate their achievement.
  • Works with employees to establish Personal Development Plans and provides accurate, timely feedback including during performance reviews periods.
  • Enforces standards/rules fairly and consistently and leads with courage.

    Driving Change

  • Ability to challenge and question common or conventional resource mobilization practices and previous approaches, to adapt to changing circumstances and needs, and to identify and prioritize projects.
  • Open to changes and extremely agile to changing funding landscape in the humanitarian contexts
  • Responds in a positive and flexible manner to change and uncertainty.
  • Champions and drives change initiatives, consults relevant parties when necessary and identifies the key concerns and/or issues that need to be addressed in order to realize change readiness.
  • Ensures sound corporate governance and effective risk management to protect the organization and its principles and to encourage entrepreneurial practices within acceptable risk levels.
  • Able to analyze situations fully and accurately and to reach productive decisions.


  • Ability to make presentations that catch and maintain audience interest
  • Passionate about humanitarian services and exceptionally talented in showcasing humanity in his communication
  • Ability to develop detailed knowledge and understanding of priorities and the areas of interest of partners whilst sensitizing them to ERCS’s programmatic activities

    Planning & Organizing:

  • Ensure the alignment of annual plan with the Strategy of NS
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate timely reporting of results and successes to stakeholders
  • Reports regularly (written and verbally) to stakeholders on progress, challenges and changes made according to required funding and organizational protocol

    Accountability and Superior Integrity

  • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources mobilization in accordance with internal control system.
  • Demonstrated superior and unquestionable ethical standards and personal and professional integrity
  • Makes the best use of available time and resources.
  • Balances quality of work with meeting deadlines.

    Project Management knowledge & Result based

  • Understands external funding environment.
  • Monitors overall performance against objectives.
  • Sets stretched goals and works resolutely to achieve them and pushes self and others to reach milestones.
  • Responds to setbacks with renewed and increased efforts; is persistent in the face of difficulty.
  • Terms of employment: Permanent after probationary period

    Qualification Requirements:
  • Second degree in Business Management and Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Development Studies 10 year work out of which 4/5 years on senior managerial position.
  • Willing to give voluntary service to the society with his/her own initiative.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should send their resume by22nd March 2019
  • We invite candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit motivational letter along with updated CV within 10 working days after the announcement of this vacancy to:
  • Secretary General of The Ethiopian Red Cross Society
  • P. O. Box 195
  • Addis Ababa.
  • NB: ERCS is an equal opportunity employer.
  • It believes diverse teams have superior performance and is striving to increase its gender and diversity balance at senior levels.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be communicated.

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