Technoserve Deputy Country Director Jobs in Ethiopia

Technoserve Deputy Country Director Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Summary

  • Every employee of TechnoServe is responsible for carrying out the TechnoServe mission and demonstrating the core values in day to day operations.

    Position Description

  • The Deputy Country Director is a member of TechnoServe Ethiopia’s senior management team and deputizes the Country Director when she is away.

  • S/he directly manages around 8 full-time staff. Working closely with the Ethiopia Country Director, the Deputy Country Director’s primary responsibility is to oversee the rigorous implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects, secure new funding, and develop/maintain relationships with key partners.

    S/he will be responsible for the following:

    Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee programs with the TechnoServe’s Ethiopia portfolio: Working with separate Project Managers for each project, the DCD will cultivate and manage senior donor relationships, as well as ensure the rigorous technical and financial implementation and reporting for each project.

    Develop and support project strategy and senior-level relationships:

  • Design and update comprehensive and impactful strategies for projects, leveraging TechnoServe’s experience and expertise in Ethiopia and globally, including market systems facilitation, advancing gender equity, green growth and sustainable development

  • Ensure teams, led by Project Managers, understand overall project goals, the theory of change and project design and translate those into work plans and milestones that guide day-to-day work;

  • Ensure that teams and individuals within them understand their contribution to the achievement of the overall goal and expectations for their performance and are motivated

  • Develop project-related presentation materials and decks beyond the scope of contractual requirements, when applicable.

  • Manage senior-level relationship with donors and strategic partners

    Oversee implementation and reporting

  • Lead mobilization of new projects, establishing relationships with donors, partners and other stakeholders; Troubleshoot and course-correct implementation, including challenges in HR, partnerships. etc.

  • Serve as a key contact person for key food processing and private sector engagement programs including AINFP, LIWAY and IMPACT programs

  • Ensure accurate and high quality technical and financial reports are developed and submitted to donors on time

  • Liaise with the Regional Financial Analyst and
    Ethiopia Financial Controllers to ensure financial systems are created and updated to ensure full financial compliance with donor reporting requirements.

  • Develop budget models and scenarios to inform project design and feasibility of activity modification and/or expansion

  • Ensure consistency in program quality management across projects

  • Ensure that project documentation are intact as per TNS requirements

    Job Requirements

    Position Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in international development, agricultural, business administration or other relevant discipline plus 10 years relevant professional or a Bachelors with a minimum of 12 years of relevant professional experience. In either case, five years of which has to be management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in development programs

  • Technical skills and knowledge in partnering with the private sector, markets systems and monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)

  • Passion for sustainable development, environmental sustainability, advancing gender equity, and capacity building,

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills; a self-starter,

  • Strong interpersonal/people management and organizational skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills a must, including high-quality proposal writing, report writing and presentations, as well as strong program budget development experience and capabilities

  • Experience working in Ethiopia and knowledge of the country

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically

  • Strong skills in business software (Excel, PowerPoint etc.)

  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English; fluency in Amharic, a plus but not required

    Preferred Skill

  • Experience working in Africa


  • Analytical and empathetic manager and leader who strives for sustainable impact, by building and working through impactful, high performing teams;

  • Flexible, creative, proactive and resilient problem solver who doesn’t get easily discouraged

  • Effectively cultivates and engages external networks; Inspires donors, partners, smallholder farmers and other counterparts and stakeholders to take action toward bold and large-scale transformation that benefits the poor, especially women

  • Embraces and exemplifies the learning mindset; Develops a deep knowledge in several areas of TechnoServe’s work and Share knowledge proactively.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Technoserve Deputy Country Director Jobs in Ethiopia

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