Strengthening Host and Refugee Populations in Ethiopia (SHARPE) seeks to increase livelihoods opportunities for refugees and host communities using the market systems approach. SHARPE will operate in 3 locations in Ethiopia, Jijiga, Dollo Ado and Gambella, with a coordinating office in Addis. The programme is expected to last for 3.5 years. SHARPE is consortium of DAI, IRC, First Consult and Market Share Associates.
Role and Responsibilities
The Hub Lead will have managerial oversight over the Hub level activities and team. This includes oversight of financial management, technical operations, and logistics for the Hub. The Hub Lead will be responsible for building links with host community, refugee camp and government partners, and liaison closely with relevant government entities to ensure access and mobility in and around the refugee camps. The Hub Lead is responsible for ensuring that their hub is operating effectively and independently chipping in to the overall SHARPE objectives.
- Be responsible for the activities of the Market Analysts, ensuring progress as expected against the workplan.
- Chip in to the design of the Hub Level work plan and ensure that Hub activities and interventions within the Hub’s region are progressing as per work plan.
- Contribute to strategic decisions regarding portfolio development and intervention management, drawing on regional knowledge and operational expertise.
- Provide expertise on the political economy of the target region/area and how interventions should consider the context.
- Offer support in the design of interventions, risk mitigation and solving of potential challenges that Market Analysts may come across.
- Oversee logistics of the Hub, including the use of short-term technical specialists and related security and programme requirements.
- Supervise the Hub Team, providing performance management, career development and human resources support.
- Supervise progress of SHARPE interventions, particularly from an inclusion perspective. Support the SHARPE team to understand how interventions are benefitting refugees and women.
Stakeholder and Relationship management
- Ensure good coordination between IRC and SHARPE teams in Gambella
- Ensure good coordination between the Gambella hub and Addis based staff.
- Build positive relationships with regional government, ARRA and relevant refugee camp partners to facilitate ease of activities in the region. Act as point of contact for local government and high-level partners.
- Facilitate relationships with private sector actors and potential intervention partners.
Financial, Risk and Compliance
- Oversee financial management and processes for the region, ensuring adherence to programme operations and finance manuals.
- Lead all aspects of the SHARPE budget for the Hub.
- Ensure that due diligence and compliance regulations are adhered to at the Hub Level.
- Ensure grant management follows SHARPE grant management processes and tools, including detailed due diligence. Conduct internal spot checks on grant compliance.
- Act as security focal person for the Hub and safeguarding focal point for the Hub. This involves ensuring all team are aware of security and safeguarding processes and that all Hub Team have annually completed security, ethics and safeguarding training.
- Hold overall oversight over staff movement in region, ensuring staff have security and logistical support required.
- Contribute to the Hub Level reporting results, including updates on risk management, team performance, activity progress, and political economy analysis of the region.
- Oversee document management for the Hub
- The Hub Lead will report to the Deputy Team Leader and works closely with other SHARPE staff.
- The Hub Lead line manages the Hub Team including Market Analysts and the Hub’s Finance and Admin assistants. The Hub Lead will supervise and handle direct line reports, including providing performance feedback on a quarterly basis.
- 6 years in BSC degree and 5 years in MSc. in Economics, Development Studies, Business, or related subject.
- Experience working on Market Systems (M4P) programmes, or assessing value chains and exploring market linkages
- At least 4 years managerial experience on development projects, preferably private sector focused.
- In depth understanding of Ethiopia and refugee and host community development response
- Ability to build relationships with multiple partners, including donors and government
- Demonstrated knowledge of monitoring and management tools and mechanisms
- Understanding of programme management in Ethiopian context
- Experience working in humanitarian and refugee context, preferably in Ethiopia
- Strong knowledge of the Ethiopian working environment
- Knowledge of FCDO operations and processes
Required Skills/ Experience
- Proficiency in English (both written and oral) is essential
- Proven management skills.
- Computer literate.
- Project management experience.
- Donor standard proposal and report writing skills
- Excellent representational skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- knowledge of local languages is a plus
Professional Standards : The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and implements policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other encouraging benefits and allowances.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is equal opportunity employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law
The Hub Lead is based in allocated hub Gambella with regular travel to project areas, Addis Ababa, and within Ethiopia required as needed.
How to Apply
How to apply:
Candidates who meet the above qualifications; please send your CV and application letter only through the below IRC career site.
Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.
· Name of the position you have applied for
· Date of application
· Summary of your qualifications and experience
· Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
· Please include at least 2 references from current and former supervisors.
Professional Standards : The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Gender Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other encouraging benefits and allowances
Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.