Save The Children Program Manager - ECHO Awards Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Program Manager - ECHO Awards Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224569

Category: Accounting and Finance

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

The Opportunity

Role Purpose:

Background: Save the Children is currently implementing two ECHO-funded projects in two regions, Gedo zone of SNNPR and Wolega zone of Oromia region

Primary Purpose of the Position: Ensuring the smooth implementation, technical supervision, sound budgetary management, and close out of the ECHO Humanitarian response projects through coordination at Addis level.

The Program Manager will oversee the overall coordination and implementation of the ECHO Humanitarian response projects which requires considerable coordination and facilitation at the country office level in terms of logistics & procurement, budget management, award management, technical assistance, MEAL, and donor interfacing/liaising.

In addition, this role will be central in keeping track of the deliverables of the projects and that MEAL and PDQ are providing the necessary support.

Also, the Program Manager ensures that the project keeps in line with the overall response strategy of Save the Children and the government coordinated response.

Job Specific Roles & Responsibilities:

Program implementation

  • Coordinate the implementation of the ECHO Humanitarian response projects.

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s interventions are implemented to a high quality and effectively coordinated and managed with appropriate levels of technical support.

  • Advise on, and co-lead the recruitment of the project teams to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of our interventions with the budget available

  • Strengthen all areas of Save the Children’s response by providing management support and mentoring to the field-based project managers

  • Advise the Portfolio Director, Humanitarian Director, and/or DCD operations in Addis on support requirements from both the Country Office to strengthen Save the Children’s drought recovery programs.

  • Ensure high quality program implementation at scale that impacts positively on the lives of children and other vulnerable refugees and that meets with Save the Children’s Standard Operating Standards, SPHERE standards and our commitments to donors and the Government of Ethiopia.

  • Work closely with the Portfolio Director and the assigned Awards Manager to manage the allocation and use of the budget, liaise between the project managers at field level.

  • Conduct regular visits to field implementation sites in affected areas to update program analysis.

  • Work closely with logistics to follow up and ensure the procurement done at CO level is initiated and processed timely. Facilitate the coordination between the field teams and the CO logistics & finance team

  • Work closely with the operations and PDQ teams to ensure timely and adequate Technical specialist support to the programs, including frequent field visits. Ensure TS reports are disseminated to the field and recommendations are implemented

    Representation and Coordination

  • Coordination with other partners and implementers at Addis level.

  • Sharing minutes of the coordination meeting and disseminate these to the field project managers and all relevant parties.

  • Ensure Addis level coordination with other SCI programs, specifically in the affected areas and response programs. Facilitate field level coordination

    Reporting and MEAL

  • Ensure that effective M&E and accountability mechanisms are in place and that relevant information, statistics and analysis are
    provided in a timely way for donor reports, situation reports, project proposals, case studies and communications.

  • Contribute to the development and documentation of best practices and their dissemination to a variety of internal and external audiences.

  • Coordinate the data input and co-responsible for report writing for all narrative and program data reporting requirements, ensure with the support of the larger PDQ and OPS teams that the data is clean, segregated where needed and timely compiled. Ensure partners deliver timely and all have joint and consistent indicators.

    Scope & complexity of decision making

  • Able to solve problems by selecting the most suitable procedure or method within guidelines and precedents; direction sought when solutions not within established guidelines or precedents

    Percentage of Travel (Out of duty station if applicable)

  • frequent travel to project sites

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

    We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    Job Requirements

    In order to be successful you will bring/have:

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in humanitarian assistance or related field relevant to Save the Children's program themes/sectors.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in program management, specifically in emergency response and coordination with an INGO.

    Knowledge, Skill & abilities

  • Experience managing ECHO funded projects.

  • Expertise in joint (multiple actor) program operations, grant management and project planning and coordination.

  • Excellent analytical writing skills in English.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and experience in managing diverse teams of national and international staff are a prerequisite.

  • Ability to take personal responsibility for completing tasks to a high standard and to meet deadlines.

  • Willingness to work flexibly and professionally in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.

  • Ability to work in a challenging work environment with minimal direct supervision.

  • Functioning language is English, fluency in local language an advantage.

    How to Apply

    Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at and to apply.

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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