Interpeace Ethiopia Country Representative Jobs in Ethiopia

Interpeace Ethiopia Country Representative Jobs in Ethiopia


Purpose and General Overview

  • The Country Representative provides unity of mission, policy and programme coherence, and optimized programme management – including budget transparency and accountability – across Interpeace programmes in Ethiopia. More specifically, s/he:

  • Provides leadership and coordination of country programme staff, and supports implementation of the strategic direction and delivery of programmes in Ethiopia as necessary to enable Interpeace to implement its mandate
    In line with organizational priorities, develops the country portfolio in size and scope to ensure the relevance of Interpeace and its work to the contemporary context of the country.

  • Coordinates and manages existing programmes ensuring high quality delivery of all agreed outputs on schedule and within agreed budgetary and financial management parameters

  • Develops and maintains relationships at both leadership and programmatic/working levels with the highest levels of government, partners, donors and others necessary for the development and management of Interpeace programmes in Ethiopia

    Duties and responsibilities

    The duties of the Country Representative cover 5 areas:

  • Strategic engagement

  • Programme management & development

  • Management – institutional coherence

  • Representation

  • Management of personnel and resources

  • Strategic Engagement

  • Design, develop, implement, monitor and evolve the country strategy, in line with Interpeace overall strategy and the organisational change framework.

  • Provide constant analysis of the political context of the country and ensures a flexibility and adaptive programming approach which is responsive to shifts in the socio-political context.

  • Design, develop, implement, and monitor political engagement and communication strategies that maximizes visibility, builds strategic partnerships at the highest level, while mitigating any risks that could arise from political engagement and communication.

  • Captures and communicates effectively programmatic needs and achievements and use these to build strong relations with donors and government to ensure that they are well informed and satisfied with the programme’s impact and to attract new funding and new strategic partners.

  • Create, coordinate and support high quality updates to senior management, colleagues and relevant partners on the country context and changes in the country programme.

  • Builds strong relations with other programmes in the region and collaborate with other representatives and regional representatives to contribute to the establishment or cross-border and regional programmes.

  • Provides leadership according to Interpeace’s values, vision and mission at the country level
    Contributes to developing and maintaining a strategic framework for Interpeace’s institutional relationships

    Programme Management and Development

    Oversees and coordinates the programme portfolio to ensure the highest level of project quality and accountability.


  • Provide strategic leadership to innovate, adapt and strengthen existing programme work at country level to maximize the programmatic impact.
    Ensure strong coherence in the country programme and ensuring that projects, teams and staff have strong synergies.

  • Ensure a strong strategy to regularly review and reflect on programmatic achievements, to capture the changes that the programme contributes to in an effective way.

  • As the country programme’s budget holder, ensure that there is strong financial oversight and that country teams are adequately resourced.
    Ensures timely forward-looking consideration and delivery of options to secure funding for extended programme work where relevant.


  • Coordinates the production of timely quality programme reports in line with Interpeace and donor requirements.

  • Leads on the preparation of actor and context mapping aimed at improving Interpeace’s ability to develop new and innovative programming.

  • Monitors openings for funding, in particular from new and diverse sources, and advises Interpeace colleagues of relevant opportunities.

    Management – institutional coherence

  • Accountable for compliance of Interpeace programmatic work in-country with Interpeace internal controls
    including decision-making processes and other institutional requirements
    Accountability for compliance to Interpeace policies, including employment manuals, financial manuals, procurement manuals, gender policy and other relevant policies.
  • Ensure that our programming and staff management is in line with Interpeace overall strategy, institutional change framework and overall values, vision and mission at the country level.

  • Provides regular information briefs about the country work to the SRP and SDPM.

    Representation

  • Build, maintain and strengthen political relationships with relevant ministries, political leadership and government departments in the host countries. This includes creating opportunities to engage directly with presidents, prime-ministers, ministers where possible, and to build institutional relations with ministries and government departments that have mandates that are relevant to Interpeace’s work.

  • Build, maintain and strengthen strategic relations with religious, cultural, women’s, youth and CSO leaders.

  • Build, maintain and strengthen strategic relations with members of the diplomatic community and donors, both in country in in donor capitals, this includes ambassadors, heads of development, senior advisors and other relevant members of the diplomatic community.

  • Leads on Interpeace’s media engagement in country when required and in-line with Interpeace communication policy.

  • Engages and supports relationships with partners, while also providing strategic guidance, capacity building, and programmatic support to ensure high level of coordination and convergence across the country programme.

    Management of Personnel and Resources

  • Supervises and develops country level staff
    Creates an enabling work environment that fosters learning and innovation, where staff members can achieve their potential, demonstrating gender-responsive and non-discriminatory behavior and attitudes

  • Monitors, evaluates and documents the individual performance of direct reports through a staff development lens.

    Qualifications:

  • Candidates with relevant qualifications, experience, a tertiary degree, and fluent in English and Amharic, are invited to apply. Additional local language knowledge is an asset.

  • Relevant experience and qualifications may include:

    Education

  • Tertiary degree in peace-related studies, social or political science or other relevant fields.

    Experience

  • Seven to ten years of experience in peacebuilding, political and/or developmental work with increasing management responsibility
    Experiences working with multilateral (AU and IGAD) and embassies in Addis Ababa.

  • Experience in country and in the region desired

  • Demonstrated effectiveness and substantial experience with short and long-term planning; financial, personnel and program management in cross-cultural, international organizations.

  • Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution/peacebuilding, advocacy, partnership management, proposal writing and programme management

    How to Apply

  • Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application to

    recruitment@interpeace.org no later than 18 April 2021. “Country Representative – Ethiopia” must be included in the subject line of the application email to be considered.


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