GatePath Ltd Program Development and Quality Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

GatePath Ltd Program Development and Quality Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Details:

  • The Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) manager leads on the development of high quality, innovative programs that deliver immediate and lasting change for IDPs, Refugees based on data and experience gathered from the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) of those programs.

  • The position ensures that programs are designed in accordance with the program’s strategy and the values shared between Gatepath and partners. The position is also responsible for ensuring the quality of programs and providing technical capacity building of partners in sectoral areas.

  • The position also provides management, working closely with the Director of-Programs in assuring that the Gatepath programme is closely coordinated with the humanitarian community and coordination architectures nationally and regionally, incorporating research and best practices to inform the quality of our work.

    Key Areas Of Accountability:

    Strategic design and delivery

    • Contribute to the development, maintenance, and review of strategy and strategic vision for the Gatepth programs.

    • Lead role in developing program strategies and annual plans ensuring coordination of all technical input to Gatepath strategy, proposals and reports.

    • Lead on developing standardized programmes and sector log-frames aligned with strategy and partnership strategy.

    • Lead on needs assessments, programme analysis to support annual strategy review and planning process.

    • Ensure beneficiary participate in design, implementation and monitoring of the programs via partner organizations.

    • Responsible that programme quality meets at least minimum standards across different location of humanitarian Response

    • Support MEAL in developing a research programme by defining research topics and providing technical oversight to projects

    • Assures the Gatepath programme is based on data and experience gathered from high quality Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) through partners

    • Ensure that technical staff provide input into proposals and proactively and regularly communicate planned requirements for program design and implementation to relevant Gatepath departments/functions and Support advocacy and media campaigns by defining technical messaging.

    Line and team management:

    • Ensure that the different technical sectors of the Country Office are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimize programs and projects.

    • Monitor the recruitment, training and promotion of programmes staff to ensure core functions are filled, with focus on relevant key positions where feasible.

    • Manage the performance of direct reports using Gatepath performance management policies and procedures as well as through appropriate coaching, mentoring, training and development
    Representation and Networking:

    • Support in establishing, maintaining, and improving active and regular working relationships with: partner agencies including humanitarian and development donors, and local and international NGOs.

    • Maintain a network across International organizations, Governments and Donors.


    • Lead on ensuring sufficient TA support to the partner organizations across access points.

    • Support partnership modality by ensuring their participation in the design and implementation of area and sector based plans for SRO.

    • Conduct periodic review of annual plans in PDQ area with partner organizations to ensure common vision in technical areas.

    • Ensure PDQ Team is adapted to the partnership modality and their service to the modality is done so, it strengthens the model further.


    • Support the Gatepath in embracing and implementing fully ‘Durable Solution; in partnership with RPDQ concepts.

    • Support Gatepath CO through MEAL capacity to strengthen accountability mechanisms throughout the response.

    • Support sufficiently Area Offices in meeting their needs for quality programming and developing programs that meet the needs of children we serve.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications And Experience

    • At least 7 years’ experience in an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Gatepath priority sectors: education, protection, emergencies.

    • Recognized leadership role in relevant technical areas at both field and country level.

    • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, in an area of social development.

    • Very good understanding of Asia and Africa context.

    • Experience in working with partner organizations in humanitarian or development settings.

    • A general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues.

    • Solid experience of developing and managing monitoring and learning systems.

    • Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working.

    • Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Gatepath at all levels.

    • Resource management, training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills.

    • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies.

    • Commitment to and understanding of Gatepath’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.

    • Fluency in written and spoken English and knowledge of Arabic will be an asset.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified applicants can share theirCV , cover letter, and 2 samples of any assessment/feasibility study report to:


  • Application without all the CV, cover letter, and 2 samples of any assessment/feasibility study report will not be considered.

  • Note: Use "Education Specialist" as the subject of your email!

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