UN Country Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Reach for Change Ethiopia is looking for a country manager.

As Country Manager Ethiopia, you will be part of a brave, smart and passionate team working for Reach for Change and reporting to our Regional Director, Africa.

Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Country Manager will lead the Reach for Change program in Ethiopia, in line with the overall long-term strategy for the organization.

This includes maintaining and strengthening existing key stakeholder relations, building new partnerships, leading and administering the local organization and team, communicating to relevant stakeholders, and managing and monitoring the implementation of the program.



  • Lead our Ethiopia Team to achieve the country’s strategy and objectives, creating a positive atmosphere, pushing others to reach their full potential, while working in a very flexible team where we help each other out.
  • Manage the budget and ensure all financial and auditing processes are implemented and complied with, and that the Ethiopia operations are run efficiently and effectively.
  • Business Development – grow, diversify and secure funding from new and existing partners and funding sources, including managing relationships with existing and new funding and program partners and developing winning proposals; building on Reach for Change’s relationships with key Ethiopian and international donors and partners in partnership with Regional Development Manager and Regional Director.

    Other duties as assigned by the Regional Director, Africa.

    Strategy and Implementation

  • Develop and implement a locally relevant country strategy and operation in keeping with the Reach for Change strategic plan and regional priorities to achieve the maximum social impact for social entrepreneurs and children.

    Required qualifications and experience:

    Required education

  • Masters degree in business, economics, public administration or a
    related discipline.

    Required knowledge and experience

  • 8+ years of progressively responsible leadership positions, with a distinguished record of relevant accomplishments in the non-profit sector and/or business sector
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in fundraising or business development positions with demonstrated experience successfully fundraising for a non-profit from foundations and institutions. Experience fundraising from corporates, high-net-worth individuals and general public is a plus.
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing funding relationships
  • Ability to construct, articulate and implement annual strategic fundraising plan
  • Proven track record of success in representing an organization with partners; government agencies, private sector organizations, media and donors nationally and globally
  • Good knowledge of or experience working with social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship development or knowledge on current thinking and practices in the field of social entrepreneurship and social sector in Ethiopia
  • Evidence of being an entrepreneurial and strategic leader who is passionate about social change, with strong leadership skills and the ability to guide a team in reaching Reach for Change Ethiopia’s strategic and programmatic objectives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence and engage a wide range of funders and influencers and build long-term relationships - the holder of this post must develop and nurture relationships across a wide spectrum of stakeholders (Government, Donors, INGOs and local NGOs, academic bodies, private sector entities and relevant local civil society etc.)

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to hr.africa@reachforchange.org with “Country Manager, Ethiopia” in the subject line. Please note candidates will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a great candidate is found. By 31st August, 2018

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