Mercy Corps Ethiopia Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Mercy Corps Ethiopia Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 225300

Category: Business and Administration, Economics

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.

In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004, working in rural, peri-urban and urban areas in five regional states - Somali, Oromia, Afar, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples, Amhara - and the capital city of Addis Ababa. We engage in both development and humanitarian work, and seek to integrate approaches, programs and geographies as much as possible.

Our partners include government, academic institutions, development and private sector actors, civil societies and communities. Mercy Corps Ethiopia invites motivated and qualified candidates to apply for the following vacant position.

Position Title: Program Officer

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Open Position: 1

Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps has been present in Ethiopia since 2004 and acts on behalf of people who have become disenfranchised and poor. We stand with Ethiopia to find and access opportunities, and to be part of lasting and meaningful transformation in the country.

Mercy Corps seeks to be influential with government and development actors towards a more resilient country where poverty is tackled through the eyes of those who understand it best.

This translates into ensuring that the population is financially stable, healthy & nourished, educated & unformed and that natural resources are accessible, shared and utilized sustainably. General Position Summary

The program officer will provide general administrative support to the Country Director, Director of Programs and other projects in overall support. This may include administrative, operational, and logistical support to the project.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • General Project Administration: Manage the daily administrative workflow in Projects. This includes providing basic administrative support, including drafting of letters and invitations, updating program documents, scheduling meetings, completing forms, updating the team calendar with events such as training or leave.

  • Travel: Coordinating travel arrangements for Country Director and other projects based on their needs (reserving and booking flights, booking accommodation, and other travel details as necessary).

  • Team Coordination Calls: Manage the organization and record the details of weekly/monthly meetings. This includes producing agenda documents (where required) for calls, and when required taking notes during team meetings and disseminating them in a timely manner, always highlighting action points.

    · Procurement: Serve as the focal point for Country Director, Director of Programs procurement requirements.

    · Program Management Support: Support the Director of Programs to develop project tracking resources, check for accuracy, follow up and correct errors.

  • Communications: Assist the Country Director, Director of Programs and other projects to create, produce and distribute internal and external communications to facilitate learning throughout
    the project.

  • Conference/Meeting Logistics Support: Assist with the logistical coordination and planning of Country Director, Director of Programs meetings and conferences, including identifying venues, obtaining quotes for services, reviewing contracts, finalizing all procurement requirements, assist with participants’ travel arrangements to attend events, as necessary.

  • Documentation and filling: Based on the program filing structure documenting files in the Drive, compiling photo Album, reports, weekly updates, and some other documents.

  • Weekly Updates: Compile weekly updates that come from all projects and send every week.

  • Assisting the Proposal writing: assist the proposal writing team in any of the proposal writing process based on the demand of the team.

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

    Job Requirements

    Knowledge and Experience

  • Four or more years of general administration or program support experience is required.
  • A university degree in a related field (economics, business, international relations) is required.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills are required.
  • Two years’ experience of related work with an international NGO is preferred.
  • Proven interest and commitment to humanitarian and development issues.
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to work independently & productively in a fast-paced environment and to effectively see projects through from start to finish.
  • Flexible work attitude and demonstrated creativity: the ability to work productively in a team environment and the ability to problem-solve creatively with minimal guidance;
  • Excellent Computer skills (especially Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook)

    Success Factors:

  • Must be confident, self-starter, an independent thinker
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team-oriented; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral are required
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks.
  • Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem-solving and simultaneous attention to detail are essential.
  • The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.

    How to Apply

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised. All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents.

    Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts. In order to ensure fairness to all applicants, personal inquiries are not permitted.

    Only candidates that are shortlisted will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

    “Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, and diversity. Qualified female and young candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empowering women and youth.”

    Deadline for All Applications: 18 October 2019/ 4:00 PM

    Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address:

    Mercy Corps Recruiter

    Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319

    Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33 , Jijiga: P.O. Box 225

    Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116

    Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974

    Mercy Corps Ethiopia Program Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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