LIVELIHOODS AND RESILIENCE PROGRAM MANAGER- Ethiopia

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CARE is seeking a  Livelihoods and Resilience Program Manager (LRPM)  who will provide technical leadership to CARE’s interventions in livelihoods and resilience sectors in the Highland Resilience Activity (HRA) in Ethiopia. The LRPM will lead the project’s livelihoods team and guide the implementation of the off-farm, nutrition, climate change, and adaptation, youth employment, and gender and social transformation pathways. S/he will lead and mentor a team of advisors working for CARE and work closely with technical partners Restless Development and other consortia partners. The LRPM will work with partners to develop implementation plans, identify and resolve challenges, and promote ongoing learning and quality improvements throughout the remainder of the project. The LRPM will support and promote a livelihoods response through the establishment of sector strategies, technical guidelines, and response mechanisms in collaboration with the other Sector Managers to guide CARE Ethiopia’s HRA programming.

The LRPM is expected to facilitate the development of quality, gender-sensitive, accountable, and impact-focused interventions on livelihoods and resilience in Ethiopia. This includes the provision of technical advice, capacity strengthening of staff and partners, as well as influencing policy and practice through research, analysis, and advocacy, and building resilience by linking to other long-term programming in Ethiopia. The position will be based in Addis Ababa and report directly to the Chief of Party (CoP).

Responsibilities

1: Staff Management and Supervision (25%)

  • Ensure staff APPAs include KPIs which are continuously monitored and measured against progress
  • Ensure that APAAs (annual and semiannual) are completed in a timely manner and submitted to HR
  • Provides supportive supervision for direct reports

2: Technical Support and Project Management (25%)

  • Provide managerial oversight and guidance to livelihoods and resilience project team
  • Provide technical support for all livelihood and resilience-related activities and pathways of change
  • Assess and identify technical assistance needs in regard to technical skills, supervision support, etc., for project components within the portfolio
  • Strengthen capacities of the team to mainstream and adopt organizational core values, policies, procedures
  • Support team in the application of agreed program approaches and adherance to quality standards
  • Provide input into revised work plans referring to appropriate resource materials, protocols, and guidance from both national and international sources
  • Participate in the design, review, and updating of Detailed Implementation Plans and field activities for livelihood and resilience activities
  • Coordinate with DCOP to ensure operational support for timely and quality project implementation
  • Support Partnership Program Manager to ensure FO teams understand program approaches, are implementing as per the agreed work plan, and are provided wir=th technical support as and when required

3: Coordination and representation (15%)

  • Attend project coordination meetings to ensure effective coordination and linkages with other program managers
  • Represent HRA in relevant fora related to key technical areas in consultation with project advisors
  • Support networking and coordination of efforts with government, private sector, and key stakeholders who share mutual objectives

4: Monitoring (15%)

  • Ensure efficient use of project resources, adherence to USAID and CARE standards, and compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Facilitate the resolution of technical livelihoods-related conflicts amongst partners and foster a healthy partnership team.
  • Contribute to ongoing project monitoring and reporting to USAID and government
  • With other senior members of the Consortium Coordination Unit, create and promote a productive learning environment
  • Ensure that Field Office detailed implementation plans (DIPs) incorporate existing commitments to donors and government
  • Ensure the regular monitoring of livelihood and resilience project activities against existing workplans to ensure effective and efficient implementation; assess program technical quality with team and identify any weaknesses and elaborate corrective action plans as needed

5: Learning (15%)

  • Monitor developments related to key technical areas under supervision, including best practices (both within the country and internationally), and engage in personal development and learning on an ongoing basis
  • Ensure that knowledge and learning is documented and shared with LDM Manager and learning partner
  • Provide technical input into Terms of Reference (ToR) for annual assessments and research related to technical areas under supervision.

6: Other (5%)

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences
  • 7 years of relevant work experience with the first degree and 6 years of relevant experience plus a post-graduate degree in a similar field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience
  • NGO experience is a plus

Skills Required

  • Proven management skills and experience
  • Technical skills or experience in a minimum of 3 of the technical areas
  • Proposal and report writing skills
  • Excellent representational skills
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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