Deputy Chief of Party, Highland Resilience Activity (HRA) Program – Ethiopia job at Save the Children – US

Website Save the Children - US

Vacancy title: Deputy Chief of Party, Highland Resilience Activity (HRA) Program – Ethiopia

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Recreation & Live Entertainment ]

Jobs at: Save the Children – US

Deadline of this Job:
01 June 2022

Duty Station:
Within Ethiopia , Addis Ababa , Horn of Africa
Date Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed 

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
• In collaboration with the COP, ensure that the program is delivered according to the contractual requirement with the donor and government i.e. That all activities and deliverables are completed within the agreed timescale and budget, reports are submitted as per agreed schedules and any other requirements or criteria are fulfilled;
• Provide technical leadership for all livelihood and market systems activities; ensuring timely and effective implementation of activities by sub-grantees, project staff and other technical assistance providers;
• Design and regularly update detailed annual work plans and ensure these are used by the team appropriately to monitor progress towards completion and achievement of program objectives;
• Ensure that programmatic and financial reports for donors, government and Save the Children are prepared as required, ensuring these are of the highest quality and submitted in a timely manner to the donor. Be fully aware of the grant compliance regulations of Save the Children as well as USAID;
• Assist with the preparation and revision of a realistic budget, authorizing and monitoring expenditure in line with the budget, donor guidelines and Save the Children’s grant management and financial regulations;
• Manage and motivate direct reports to achieve their work plan objectives, and to contribute to the achievement of the overall program goals;
• Maintain good working relationships with officials, government ministries, implementing partners and the international and local NGO community;
• Work with program staff and Save the Children Technical Advisors based in the country office to identify the technical support needs of the program and ensure this support is provided;
• Monitor country-level activities, identify challenges and develop appropriate reporting and results of project activities to the COP including progress and annual reports;
• Coordinate closely with the SC offices in administrative and HR matters, especially regarding operations and financial matters as they relate to the program;
• Attend and actively participate in periodic program meetings and ensure a summary of progress and challenges are prepared and presented with follow-up actions as required.

Required Qualifications
• Advanced degree in international development, nutrition, agriculture, sustainable livelihoods, business development, marketing, or related field required;
• Minimum of (7) seven years of professional experience in managing and implementing complex technical programs of similar size and scope in a development context, with a minimum of five years’ experience in the region, ideally in Ethiopia or Eastern Africa;
• At least three years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a technical team and in project design;
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level;
• In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches and regulations;
• Strengths in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, and capacity building to realize organizational objectives;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of local language preferred;
• Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Ethiopia is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
• Prior experience as Deputy COP
• Familiarity with USG-funded Resilience and Food Security Activities and/or the Government of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program
• Familiarity with the political, social and cultural context of Ethiopia. Prior work experience in Ethiopia is ideal.
• Experience working in fragile contexts including those affected by conflict, natural disasters and other political/socio-economic stressors
• Experience working with private sector partners engaging in collaborative, value shared relationships for sustainable development
• Experience working with vulnerable populations in particular ultra-poor, women, youth and migrant populations
• Knowledge of local language preferred
Why you should join the Save the Children Team…
Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 84

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

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