Ethiopia Deputy Partnerships Coordinator


ABOUT ONE ACRE FUND

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

JOB DESCRIPTION

One Acre Fund – Ethiopia is partnering with the ANRS Bureau of Agriculture, Environment, Forest and Wildlife Protection and Development Authority (EFWPaDA), Bureau of Finance and Economic Cooperation (BoFEC), Cooperative Promotion Agency (CPA), and Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI) to improve farmer incomes and environmental outcomes through agroforestry entrepreneurs and teff seed multiplication. We are in an exciting phase of work in which we are trialing novel approaches and preparing for scale-up in the coming years. One Acre Fund is committed to being a great place to work and offers many opportunities for professional advancement and learning.

You will report to the Senior Partnership Specialist.

Responsibilities

We are a small team and thus you have the chance to learn and do many different things.

Report

  1. Write quarterly activity reports and cover letters and delivering them to Zonal Offices.
  2. Coordinate printing and binding of reports, training materials.
  3. Through time participating in Zonal GO-NGO forums.
  4. Write farmer stories and other written materials.

Workshops 

  1. Organize project launching, mid-term and terminal evaluation workshops, and field visits with support from the manager.
  2. Do administrative work for workshops and events.
  3. Support/organize field visits and events for external partners.

Pilot Coordination  &  field visits

  1. Field visits and making basic technical observations to OAF pilot project sites (kebeles).
  2. Collect activity KPIs from OAF pilot project sites through woreda focal persons.
  3. Lead monthly activities update meetings with pilot woreda FPs.

Support Zonal, Woreda and Kebele Government Relations (GR)nk

  1. Training of Field Officers, Field Managers and Cluster Leads on GR.
  2. Troubleshoot Woreda Government Relations in consultation with the Senior Partnerships Specialist and with escalation.
  3. Oversee Woreda and Kebele GR.
  4. Lead quarterly zonal update meetings.

Special Projects

  1. Woreda data collection by phone, online data collection and data entry.
  2. Support on GR orientation and onboarding of new Woreda and Kebele employees.
  3. Other Partnerships and Program projects as assigned by your supervisor (when time and skill allow).

Special projects are the key to growth at OAF, and we want someone who is excited to grow their responsibilities through projects outside of their  main  responsibilities. Special projects in the first year might include things like data entry, translating documents into Amharic, scanning, and binding of documents, support on inventory, support during input distributions, and seedling distribution. 

CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University Degree in a related subject (Agriculture, Communication, Management, or Law).
  • Minimum of three years of work experience and worked and lived outside of Addis Ababa for at least one year.
  • One year of partnerships/communication work experience.
  • Independently planned or facilitated a workshop.
  • Some public speaking or training delivery or teaching experience/skill.
  • Very good report writing skills and some research skills.
  • Excellent communication and social skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Willingness to travel by public transport to remote kebeles,
  • Professional and formal demeanor.
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to learn quickly.
  • Challenge anticipation skills.
  • Good computer skills – in email, Excel, and Word.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic, both written and spoken.

PREFERRED START DATE

Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, start dates can vary by role. We are  adapting to Covid-19  and most of our team is now working remotely. However, under existing circumstances we expect the start date to be the end of November 2020.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

We hire on a rolling basis

JOB LOCATION

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience

DURATION

Full-time job.

BENEFITS

Health insurance paid time off

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