Project Concern International DRM Woreda officers Jobs in Ethiopia

Project Concern International DRM Woreda officers Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

About of the Job

  • PCI is recruiting for 12 Woreda DRM officers for the new USAID funded five years Pastoral Areas Resilience Activity (PARA), multi-million dollar, US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project in Ethiopia that will improve resilience to enhance food security and inclusive economic growth.

  • This multifaceted activity is expected to be a major component in USAID’s contribution to improving Ethiopia’s ability to withstand major shocks in the pastoral regions, a critical element on the journey to self-reliance

  • The officers will be based in either RIPA Woredas of Borena, Guji, Liben and Dawa Zone of Somali region and South Omo and will serves as primary point of contact for RIPA project in his/her respective Woreda.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Program Activities

  • In coordination with Zonal DRM coordinator, train, supervise development and field agents on how to better plan and implement DRM activities at Woreda and kebele levels.

  • Ensuring the quality and standards of AfriScout/PRM and Disaster Risk Management activities and tasks

  • Provide inputs for the developing and customization of different materials and tools such as implementation guidelines, training manuals, planning guidelines, planning & reporting forms, monitoring & evaluation tools, marketing and branding strategies, knowledge sharing & learning checklists for both Disaster Risk Management, AfriScout/PRM, TOPs, Livestock and crop production and marketing and nutrition interventions

  • Organize and deliver training and meetings related to disaster risk management and AfriScout/PRM and WE activities at Woreda and kebele levels

  • Organize and deliver varies training to project staffs as well as Woreda and kebele level government staffs on how to develop and effectively implement Disaster Risk Reduction//Climate Change Adaptation Plan and Contingency Plan that focus on building community's Resilience ;

  • Ensure the full integration of DRR/CCA activities into existing government systems at Woreda and kebele levels

  • Participate in Woreda level meetings and trainings related to Disaster Risk Management and play active and engaging role

  • Conduct budget monitoring and ensure physical achievements are in line with budget utilization

  • Coordinate with DRM team lead in developing contingency mitigation plans using the D-RISK data

    Planning and Reporting

  • Along with Zonal technical teams, involve in the development of implementation plan and submit to DRM team lead/DCOP on a regular basis for Disaster Risk Management, AfriScout/PRM, and WE activities at Woreda and kebele levels
    Together with Zone and other Woreda level RIPA technical teams, prepare and submit quality and comprehensive reports on Disaster Risk Management and AfriScout/PRM, WE to Zonal Coordinator and ensure similar reports from other components on timely, regularly and quality as per the standards

  • Provide technical supports to the Woreda and kebele teams to plan well in advance and timely submit a comprehensive accomplishment report both on Disaster Risk Management, AfriScout/PRM, and WE interventions

  • Ensure the successful application of Agile management system with the Woreda and support the scrum master to facilitates the daily scrum activities and monthly sprint review and sprint retrospective activities and reporting

    Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure that Disaster Risk Management and AfriScout related activities and tasks are implemented with high quality & timely as per D-RISK procedure, DRM principles & approaches

  • Ensure that effective M&E and accountability mechanisms are in place at Woreda and kebele levels and that relevant information, statistics & analysis are provided for donor reports, situation reports, case studies & communications related to Disaster Risk
    Management and AfriScout/PRM and WE activities

  • Ensure that the monitoring and evaluation are carried out jointly, regularly and timely as per the standards for Disaster Risk Management, AfriScout/PRM, WE and related activities and tasks

    Linking, Networking, coordination at Woreda level

  • Work closely with Local government responsible line offices, RIPA IPs and stakeholders, other strategic partners for effective implementation of component 1 activities - Disaster Risk Management, Afriscout and WE at Woreda levels
    the point of contact for the strategic actors and sectors operating on Disaster Risk Management, AfriScout at Woreda Level

  • If possible design and develop appropriate and effective mechanisms for cooperation and coordination with the strategic partners

  • Establish, build and support links and networks between the key stakeholders so as to maintain effective and productive partnerships

  • Advocating plans and ideas within and outside the organization and maintaining a wide influential Woreda level network for RIPA and mainstreaming D-RISK, Afriscout and WE and other RIPA`s innovations technologies
    Responsible to coordinate technical and financial issues related to D-RISK, Early Warning Systems and Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change Adaptation activities at Woreda and kebele levels.]

    Knowledge and Learning Management

  • Closely work with Zonal coordinator and CLA team and critically assess all the systems & communication channels established for program management and support researches in areas relevant to Disaster Risk Management, AfriScout/PRM, and other core component activities

  • Document best practices and lessons on quarterly bases and share for Zonal C1 and CLA coordinators

    Communications Management

  • Maintain effective Woreda level project communication systems and knowledge management, including reporting, assessment, and evaluation.

  • Establish, maintain, & improve active & regular working relationships with the local government authorities, Local NGOs and implementing partners

  • Ensure that the line of communication is well understood and respected by each and every member of her/his team

  • Ensure that required support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the rules & principles of communication system and protocol

    Capacity Building

  • Responsible to build high performing team that meets organizational objectives and ensure own team works efficiently with other teams across organizational hierarchy of RIPA

  • Provide technical assistances to technical staffs on how to deliver the assigned tasks with high quality and standards

  • Ensure PIRA activities are in line with building the capacity of local staff towards successful implementation of DRM activities
    Provide capacity building training for Kebele and community level DRM committee and task forces

  • Support Afriscout agents at community level on Afriscout app installation and promotion

    Safety & Security Management

  • Collect security information and share for PCI-Ethiopia

  • Work closely with local customary institution towards reducing conflict triggering activities

  • Detect and analyze changes to local security environment and report security incident to appropriate parties, area manager and PCI Zonal and country office as per the policy, and security guideline

  • Provide capacity building and awareness training to the community on Do-No-Harm approaches

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc`s in DRM, NRM, food security, rural development and livelihood, plus five years relevant senior management experience, or Bachelor`s degree and eight years relevant senior management experience

  • Knowledge and experience working on DRM issues in pastoral areas highly desirable,
    particularly relevant expertise and experience with NRM in pastoral and agro- pastoral context

  • Understanding pastoral livelihood, food/nutrition security, livestock and crop production and marketing desirable

  • Previous work experience in your preferred Woreda location is desirable

  • A minimum of five years NGO experience in pastoral context is preferable

  • Experience in project coordination and partner management, monitoring evaluation budget management and reporting is a plus.

  • Excellent self-motivation skill, excellent advocacy and commitment

  • Knowledge of participatory resource mapping, digitation and GIS application is preferable

  • Fluency (verbal and written) in English, knowledge of local language is desirable.

    How to Apply

  • The closing date for this application is May 30, 2020.

  • Interested applicants who meet the qualifications should send their application letter and Curriculum Vitae using the below options on or before the closing date.

  • Apply on, or

  • E-mail your application and CV on Please specify the position and duty station on subject line of your e-mail. Or

  • Mail your application and CV on P.O.Box: 27/1080 Addis Ababa

  • Applicants must clearly indicate the names of Zones for that they are applying for on their cover letter.

  • Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

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