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Overview:IBTCI is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party, with extensive experience in the food security, nutrition, livelihoods, and resiliency sectors, for the five-year Ethiopia Resilience Platform for Adaptive Management (R-PAL) Activity. T he purpose of the R-PAL is to support the USAID/Ethiopia Transition into Graduation through Enhanced Resilience (TIGER) Project both its staff and its key stakeholders to be more efficient, effective, transparent and skilled in achieving development outcomes through the use of... evidence, adaptive management techniques, and Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) practices that enable increased resilience for the chronically vulnerable in the Highlands.
Ethiopia R-PAL is expected to achieve four objectives:
Objective 1: Collaboration and coordination among USAID Ethiopia Highlands Resilience partners and investments is established and facilitated to support collective impact; Objective 2: Highlands resilience investments are informed by learning, evidence, and research; Objective 3: Adaptive management processes and solutions for USAID Highlands Resilience investments are adopted and employed towards evidence-based program iteration (and ingrained in the partnerships culture); Objective 4: Innovation within USAIDs Highlands programming drives early adoption and scaling of new rigorously tested approaches
This position is contingent upon award and anticipated to start in fall 2021.
Ethiopian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
Possesses strong background in human resources in recruiting, staff management, and other HR responsibilities. Oversee production and ensure quality of all technical products and deliverables, including MEL frameworks, monitoring plans, evaluation and assessment scopes of work and designs, MEL training curricula, contract progress reports, and analysis, reports, and presentations related to all MEL activities under MECC IIs purview. Ensure monitoring and evaluation activities under this contract are in accordance with USAID regulations and technical and reporting requirements. Possesses the capacity to manage complex programs in a multi-cultural environment and provide consulting services in helping clients analyze problems, devise solutions and adopt solutions thereto is essential. Supervise a team that includes both long-term and short-term MEL staff and subject matter experts. In collaboration with the Chief of Party, lead annual work planning, including the identification and recruitment of resources required to complete contract deliverables in a timely manner. Other duties as assigned.
12 years or more of progressively responsible work experience in public or private sector management, administration, and planning; international development, preferably in developing countries; and development program management. Possesses at least six (6) years of supervisory experience. Possesses at least three (3) years of monitoring and evaluation experience. Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and/or experiences in financial planning and management, grant management, and procurement, among other management support areas/functions. Experience in organizational development; management of development programs; and complex contracts or financial management systems or both. M&E training/capacity building experience. Knowledge of ADS 200 and 201. Possess appropriate interpersonal skills to satisfy the requirements of the position. Strong verbal and written skills in English (Level III for both) are required.
Education: Possesses graduate degree in management, organizational development, financial management, international development, business administration or a related field (or career/experience equivalent).
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Direct experience with common donor procurement and reporting requirements and managing subcontracts and sub-grants is a plus. Experience managing and implementing multi-faceted projects, private investments, job creation and agribusiness development programs. Knowledge of Amharic as well as in-depth knowledge of the local operating environment in Ethiopia. Previous experience with M&E, preferably with USAID or with USAID-funded initiatives. Experience in knowledge management and organizational learning.
Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment.
Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.
Supervisory Responsibility: This has some supervisory responsibilities.
Travel: Travel throughout Ethiopia is required Ethiopia undefined undefined
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