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Program Manager


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SNV Ethiopia


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 


Economics-Development, Management, Marketing-Sales

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Job Description:

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation seeks to fill the following position

Job title: Program Manager
Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services — empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

For more information on our operations in Ethiopia, visit our website: www.snvworld.org

Overview of the position
SNV is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for a Chief of party/ Project manager position on Sida funded program “Livelihoods Improvement for Women and Youth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia-(LI-WAY)” The program will be implemented by a consortium partners with SNV as a lead and including Mercy Corps, TechnoServe and Save the Children International for five years. The program aims to improve the livelihoods of 200,000 poor people with a focus on youth and women by increasing their income and access to economic opportunities. The program will achieve this through activating, catalyzing and promoting market—based solutions to address systemic constraints that undermine the potential of selected sub sectors in creating jobs and increasing income for women, youth and the poor in Addis Ababa.

Key Responsibilities
  • Execute overall project management;
  • Guide the project set-up, including developing work plans, budgets and competence table with financial responsibilities and mandates;
  • Build, strengthen and manage partnerships with regional governments, key partners, institutions and stakeholders;
  • Manage donor relations;
  • Overall management of all human, physical and financial resources related to the project;
  • Monitor performance of the project management team to ensure all milestones set in the annual work plan are met, develop mitigation plans to reduce risks and take corrective actions to remedy any deviation from the work plans;
  • Account and report to SNV and the donor on project performance;
  • Guide knowledge development, documentation and communication and branding in close collaboration with donor;
  • Identify follow-up funding and partnership possibilities with country management and business development.
Management Competence
Candidate Profile
  • Substantial experience of programme management of large-scale, complex development co-operation project;
  • Demonstrated ability and experience of managing projects in a flexible and entrepreneurial manner, with a facilitative approach, while retaining strong focus on results and project implementation;
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with proven team-building ability, necessary to support, motivate and mentor staff and partners;
  • Ability to create a creative, open-minded, constructive and innovative working environment;
  • Ability to incorporate or work with local organisations and actors in accordance to relevant Ethiopian context;
  • Proven track record of managing project budget and financial planning.
Contract Type: Local/National
Contract Duration: 2 years with possibility of extension
Working at SNV: SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment

Job Requirements:

Technical Knowledge
  • Master’s Degree in relevant discipline: international development, business, economics, trade, financial systems, urban development, labor markets;
  • Relevant technical expertise and understanding of and considerable (atleast5 years) practical experience of applying the M4P approach;
  • Substantial experience (at least 10 years) of design and implementation of development co-operation projects in relevant fields in developing countries, of which at least 5 years in SubSaharan African countries and/or in post-communist and/or conflict- affected areas;
  • Demonstrated experience in promoting engagement and social mobilisation of women and youth
Other Skills:
  • Excellent and demonstrable analytical skills,
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English,
  • Self-reliant in computer skills,
  • Other relevant knowledge and specific experiences related to the aims and focus of the programme within the context of Ethiopia.

How To Apply:

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation before 21st October 2017. Please send your applications to the following address: aterefe@snv.org
We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement
NB: Only shortlisted will be contacted

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