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Job Description
Introduction of the organization and position

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) is an International Humanitarian Agency headquartered in Germany. The non-profit organization was founded in 1954 and provides humanitarian aid in 31 countries worldwide with 121 projects implemented by over 116 local partners. Our mission is to restore the life and hope of people in dignity, empower our partners and invest in preparedness, response, and resilience together with our partners. DKH supports people who are affected by natural disasters, war, and displacement and who are not able to cope on their own in the emergency they find themselves in. We focus on locally-led responses by working through a global network of partner organizations, fostering localized humanitarian action and an equal partnership approach. We are committed to strengthening local partner organizations administrative and technical capacities by facilitating mutual learning and capacity exchange, identifying... innovative and tailored models of cooperation, and shifting power to partners and communities through the transfer of decision-making opportunities.

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe painstakingly observes its aim not to become an instrument for political, economic or military interests, particularly in conflict areas. Our core values include accountability, being a learning organization, honesty, integrity, impartiality, transparency and independence. DKHs thematic areas are (1) Protection and Psychosocial Support, (2) Food Security and Nutrition, (3) Cash and Voucher Assistance, Markets and Livelihood, and (4) Humanitarian disaster risk reduction and the Climate Crisis.
The Regional Office (RO) Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) is responsible for providing oversight, guidance, and support to operations in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, and Kenya. There are four Country Offices (CO) in Mogadishu/Somalia, Juba/South Sudan, Maputo/Mozambique and Addis Ababa/Ethiopia are reporting to the RO ESA. DKH coordinates on regular basis with its sister organization Bread for the World (BftW) Horn of Africa Regional Office in Addis Ababa.

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe hereby invites qualified applicants to apply for the Programme Coordinator position based in Ethiopia. The job requires candidates to interact with diverse partners in ESA, including traveling. We look for candidates with a minimum of 7 years of of work experience, preferably managing humanitarian projects.

Job Description Program Coordinator Position

The position's primary responsibility is to support partners of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe in Ethiopia under the guidance of the T3B Multi-Country Representative. The Programme Coordinator will provide field-level coordination and technical support to the Local Implementing Partners to ensure effective and efficient implementation, monitoring, and reporting of all program interventions while ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe policies.
The duty station of the position is Addis Ababa, with frequent travels to project areas.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Programs Coordination, Implementation, and Technical Guidance
• Responsible for designing humanitarian and (triple) nexus projects in close collaboration with DKH partner organizations in Ethiopia and the Humanitarian Officer based in Addis Ababa
• Provide support and substantive inputs in project planning, proposal, budget and log frame development, project appraisal, and monitor project progress against approved programmatic and budgetary targets of projects being implemented by Partner organizations, including quality of projects based on reports and field visits.
• Overseeing, monitoring, and supporting the implementation of all project activities in Ethiopia, ensuring quality assurance, and initiating project and programme-related evaluations.
• Responsible for tracking project-related approvals, timely submission of cash flow forecast and submission of cash request reports, and ensuring timely preparation of reports, quality review, and providing feedback on each narrative and financial report to partners and submission of reports to HQ.
• Responsible for timely identification of problems in project implementation and supporting partners in finding solutions, if needed, through inter-team coordination with little supervision and guidance and seeking advice and support from the DKH technical unit.
• Maintaining a calendar of activities, such as the annual programs plan for Ethiopia, in line with the DKH global strategy and consulting with partner organizations and the Regional Director (with medium supervision).
• Represent and advocate for Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe in external coordination meetings, such as cluster meetings related to Ethiopia, and coordinate interventions with other humanitarian actors.
• Support the Multi-Country Representative in fundraising and donor relations.
• Maintain partner relations and collaboration with the relevant offices.
• Contribute to collecting, documenting, and sharing lessons learned that highlight program adaptations.

• Evaluate the performance of the team members and provide guidance and support as needed; proactively address performance issues by providing timely and constructive feedback.
• The Program Associate is expected to regularly update themselves on job-related issues through literature review, contact with social and professional communities, and participating in relevant conferences and networks.
Remuneration and Benefits
• A Competitive salary package, paid in local currency.
• Medical/dental/vision/delivery insurance, group term life insurance, travel insurance
• 6 months maternity and 1-month paternity leave
• Pension fund (11%) and Provident fund (4%)
• 13th-month salary
• Airtime and Internet plan, including sim card

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies
• Bachelor's degree level of education in a relevant field with at least 7 years experience in managing humanitarian projects.
• Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds
• Effective Communication and creative problem-solving skills.
• Excellent knowledge in preparing major international donor proposals and reports.
• Excellent program formulation, monitoring, and evaluation skills.
• Possess strong analytical and conceptual skills.
• Experience in working in a post-conflict area is desired.
• Attention to detail, diligence, the ability to analyze problems with a solution-oriented resolve, and intellectual curiosity.

• Excellent verbal and written English skills is a must; other local and regional languages are a plus.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are invited to Submit:

Updated CVs,

A motivation letter, and

Contact information of three professional references to [email protected]

The due date is May 24, 2024

Take note of the instructions for the application

The motivation letter should be exactly 2 pages and structured along the following guiding points:

Professional letterhead with a personal introduction

Personal motivation for applying for this job

Which unique competencies and motivation do you bring to this position?

Earliest date of availability to start

Note that:

Only complete applications will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply


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