IMPACT Initiatives Country Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

IMPACT Initiatives Country Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Background on Impact Initiatives (Impact)

REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two International NGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT).

REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts.

REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.


The Country Coordinator responsibilities include the following:

Strategy development & implementation

  • Context analysis: ensure IMPACT has an up-to-date understanding of:

  • The country’s socio-economic situation, the impact of a crisis and the aid/humanitarian situation.

  • The aid/humanitarian planning, coordination, and response mechanisms, as well as key aid/humanitarian stakeholders.

  • The organizational, reputational and security risks related to IMPACT’s work in the country.

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a Country Strategy for the mission, and take a lead role in identifying strategic opportunities for strengthening IMPACT’s work in the country; in particular:

  • Consolidate and strengthen ongoing programming and operations.

  • Ensure IMPACT activities are relevant and have a measurable impact on the aid/humanitarian response.

  • Identify new areas in which IMPACT can add value to the aid/humanitarian response.

  • Follow up on opportunities for IMPACT’s program development and strengthening of interventions.

  • Identify funding opportunities to consolidate, strengthen and/or expand country programs.

  • Formalize a country strategy in alignment with global/regional strategies, priorities and programs.

  • Ensure each Unit within the mission develops and pursues a Unit Strategies that are aligned with the Country Strategy objectives


  • In close coordination with IMPACT HQ, approach donors to identify funding to support IMPACT’s programs (including, as relevant, REACH, PANDA and, with ACTED, AGORA) in country.

  • Oversee project proposal conceptualization (problem statement, log frame) within the framework of the country, regional and global strategy, review with ACTED and/or other relevant country partners as relevant and submit proposal to HQ Grant Management Unit for validation.

  • Oversee budget design, in close consultation with ACTED (as relevant), and submit to IMPACT HQ finance for validation.

  • Ensure application of IMPACT guidelines on proposal, budget, and contract design.

  • Advise Grant Department on specific donor approach/regulations.

  • Negotiate proposal and/or contracts with donors, in close coordination with IMPACT HQ and in consultation with ACTED Country Director (when joint proposal/contract).

    Programme Planning and Implementation

  • Ensure that all IMPACT programs contribute to supporting better aid planning and are aligned with IMPACT global and country strategies.

  • Ensure that all programs are planned in line with relevant project objectives and with IMPACT’s research cycle and other relevant guidelines.

  • Supervise all stages of program implementation, receiving regular updates from team members providing inputs when required, and conducting field visits to program sites for monitoring, quality control and program staff mentoring and coaching.

  • Ensure that all programs are conducted in coordination with and, when relevant, undergo the validation by IMPACT HQ; For all research, review TORs, data and draft deliverables, supporting assessment, data and GIS teams to ensure they meet expected standards before being sent to IMPACT HQ for validation.

  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of technical information provided as well as the confidentiality and protection of collected information.

  • Maintain regular link with ACTED (as relevant) to facilitate the provision of logistic, administrative
    and security support to facilitate program implementation, as well as ensuring that IMPACT teams comply to ACTED’s security and other relevant FLAT regulations during program implementation.

  • Ensure the required level of coordination with partners in program planning and implementation.

  • Ensure that synergies are established and implemented between various IMPACT program units in country, and link with other IMPACT countries when relevant.

  • Keep track of progress and delays of all program implementation. Ensure that delays or identified problems for specific programs are reported to HQ in writing and orally in a timely manner.

    Knowledge Sharing and Learning Process

  • Ensure the development and application of a M&E system/plan for each program, in line with IMPACT’s M&E guidelines.

  • Ensure learning and knowledge is shared across Units

  • Lead on internal and external program evaluations as necessary and ensure the execution of baseline, periodic, and final evaluations as necessary.

  • Ensure learning by the country program from relevant best practice internally and externally both nationally and globally and make learning available for other programs; organize a program review workshop and document lessons learnt at the end of each program.


  • Academic Excellent academic qualifications, including a master’s degree in a relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Research, Economics, Development Studies, or similar)

  • Management experience Previous experience in a senior management role in an INGO at field level. Proven track record in successful management of international and national teams in humanitarian contexts

  • Familiarity aid system Familiarity with the aid system, and the research community.

  • Communication/reporting skills Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting, including proven experience in contributing to high level presentations/briefings.

  • Years of work experience At least 5 years of relevant working experience and/or proven progression within IMPACT

  • Research skills: Excellent research and analytical skills an asset. Experience in assessments. M&E, field research, evaluations an asset.

  • Software skills: Proven knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with R, SPSS and/or STATA or other statistical analysis software an asset

  • Multi-tasking skills Ability to multitask with tight deadlines, on numerous research cycles in complex environment.

  • Level of independence A self-starter with a proven ability to work independently.

  • Cross-cultural work environment Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility.

  • Experience in geographical region Past experience in the region is desirable.

  • Language skills Fluency in English required.

  • Security environment Ability to operate in a complex and challenging security environment


  • Salary defined by the IMPACT salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus

  • Additional monthly living allowance provided in country by IMPACT’s partner ACTED

  • Food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)

  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance

  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IMPACT Initiatives Country Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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