International Development Enterprises Program Director Jobs in Ethiopia

International Development Enterprises Program Director Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

  • International Development Enterprises (iDE) is an international NGO dedicated to creating income and livelihood opportunities for poor rural households of Ethiopia through various projects implemented in different parts of the country.

  • iDE in Ethiopia is looking for a dynamic, energetic, ambitious and results oriented Program Director who will be responsible for driving cross-functional engagement in the development and delivery of our Country Strategy, developing annual plans and reporting on results.

  • S/he is responsible for ensuring development and delivery of high quality and evidence-based programs that contribute to our 20MM Strategic Plan.

  • The Program Director supports strategic positioning with donors and partners and leads on project design to ensure that the country office strategy can be delivered in line with market-based solutions programming principle.

  • The Program Director will also ensure that a robust monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) system is in place that the country office engages in for the collection and use of evidence for project management decisions, and that this is shared across the organization, and that reliable data is used for decision-making.
  • One key aspect of the role is ensuring capacity building, mentoring and coaching of program specialists in order to support program quality in line with global standards and key performance indicators.

  • As a senior leader in the country office s/he plays a representational role with the government, donors, partners, peer agencies and others.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and lead the project development process of development, research and innovation projects.

  • Overall coordination of project, startup, implementation and close-out including budget management, MEAL and donor reporting.

  • Human resources management and coaching of the technical and program teams

  • Direct management of Agriculture & WASH Heads of Department, Gender Manager, Research and Reporting Coordinator and Project Team Leaders.

  • Information sharing (internal) and external representation with donors, partners
    and government officials.

    Job Requirements

    Job Requirement

    Educational / Professional Background

  • A postgraduate degree in Development studies, Agriculture, Economics, Agricultural and resource Economics, Development Economics or related field.

  • At least 10 years of related experience with an INGO including senior management program position.

    Required skills

  • Experience in at least one of iDE’s core technical sectors: Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihoods; Resilience, WASH, market systems development in development.

  • Experience in managing complex development and resilience building projects for donors such as USAID, DFID, GAC and the European Commission.

  • Familiarity with project design methods and tools (including assessments, logical frameworks and theory of change) and strong appreciation for innovation and partnership as part of project development.

  • Good analytical skills with ability to positively influence cross-departmental and cross sector working.

  • Strong results orientation, with ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality products.

  • Strong cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with the proposal development teams to meet deadlines.

  • Substantial experience and skills in establishing and maintaining external relations with government, community stakeholders and civil society.

  • Fluency in English (business level), both verbal and written

    How to Apply

  • Closing date: 10 (ten) calendar days from the first date of announcement.

  • Interested applicants and only those meeting the above requirements are invited to send non-returnable copies of their applications; including: Letter of Application, CV, and Credentials to the following address:

    International Development Enterprises (iDE)

    P.O. Box 7892

    Addis Ababa




  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • iDE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

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