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Livelihood Project Manager

Land for Life-Ethiopia is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Livelihood Project Manager in   Pugnido, Gambela, Ethiopia

Job Title: Livelihood Project Manager

Job in Ethiopia by Concern Worldwide

Job Description

Job Purpose; 

The overall purpose of the job is to lead and support the implementation of Livelihood activities at Pugnido for the South Sudanese refugee programme and God woreda across all programmes projects and provide the necessary leadership and technical support to Agriculture/Livelihoods staffs assigned for Pugnido I and II Refugee camps and Surrounding host community.

Main Duties and Responsibilities; 

1. Programme management and implementation

  • Management of Concern Ethiopia’s livelihoods projects in Pugnido refugee camp and Gog woreda. This includes ensuring that strong project management is in place, with detailed implementation plans (DIPs), M & E plans, procurement plans etc. implemented according to the schedule, reviewed and adapted on an ongoing basis.
  • With the support of the Addis based Livelihoods Manager, ensure that strong technical methodologies are in place for the range of activities being implemented (backyard gardening, small ruminant rearing, fishing, bee keeping and group savings and lendings).
  • With the Head Office Livelihoods Programme Manager, consider innovative technical programme interventions and oversee their implementation.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals for any new livelihoods activities.

2. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Ensure that strong M & E plans are in place and rigorously followed, with clear roles and responsibilities outlined
  • Ensure that appropriate M & E tools and templates are used
  • Carry out regular visits to the project sites, monitoring the activities and making technical recommendations, identifying challenges and proposing solutions
  • Use monitoring data to make recommendations for adapting the programme
  • Take a lead role in any baselines, endlines, surveys, needs assessments and monitoring and evaluation activities relating to livelihoods
  • Contribute to the development of documentation learning briefs and case studies relating to the Gambella livelihoods project
  • Monitor and provide regular updates on the overall livelihoods situation in the area, including areas of food access & availability, market access, coping strategies, livestock, pasture land and agriculture

3. Planning, Reporting and Accountability

  • Prepare internal reports and donor reports and ensure that they are developed to a high standard and that all deadlines for the receipt of these reports are met.
  • Lead on the development of monthly early warning reports for submission to the Area Coordinator
  • Ensure effective communication and transparent information flows are maintained with the Addis technical teams (livelihoods, MEAL, gender equality)
  • Ensure the full participation of beneficiaries at all stages of the project cycle management (needs assessment, design, implementation ,monitoring, evaluation)
  • Contribute to ensuring that strong complaints response mechanisms are in place across the project
  • Ensure that Core Humanitarian Standards are met and that any concerns are raised to the Area Coordinator

4. Financial Management

  • Prepare detailed budget plans and implement the approved budget in line with Concern finance and grant management policies and procedures
  • Ensure the proper, efficient and timely utilization of allocated program/project budget, including purchasing of materials, and monthly review of the budget monitoring tool
  • Participate and give appropriate input for the project during the budget revision process
  • Prepare a project procurement plan and ensure its timely implementation

5. Human Resources

  • Directly manage the Pugnido livelihoods team
  • Identify capacity gaps and provide on the job capacity building and support to the livelihoods team
  • Set performance objectives for direct reports using the Concern PDR system and carry out performance development reviews
  • Identify ways of increasing individual staff effectiveness and providing regular feedback on performance.
  • Provide technical and managerial support to coach field staffs in order to build their capacity to perform their assigned roles and responsibilities
  • Address any HR issues in a timely and appropriate manner

6. Coordination, Networking and Representation

  •  Represent Concern Worldwide at certain meetings involving UNHCR, ARRA, WFP, INGOs and local government and other relevant stakeholders at Woreda, zonal and regional levels.

Emergency Response;

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

Gender Equality

  • Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy
  • Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with  dignity and respect
  •  Demonstrate Gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and able to integrate in all outreach tasks and activities. 

Job RequirementsPerson Specifications;

  • BSc/BA or MA/MSc in Rural Development, Agriculture Economics, Agriculture, Food Security, Project Management or related field of study.
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Job related experience and knowledge:

  • At least 3 years technical experience in livelihoods programming in an INGO for MA/MSc holders OR 5 years of experience for BA/BSc holders of which 2 years will be in a direct management position.
  • Experience of bee keeping and/or fishing is an advantage
  • Experience of working in refugee and host communities and partnership with relevant partners such as ARRA and UNHCR.
  • Strong technical capacity, excellent personnel management skills, leadership qualities, mediation and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

What We Offer 

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  •  26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18weeks(unpaid) parental leave

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage: OR Apply in person at Concern Worldwide Pugnido, Gambella officeOnly short listed candidates will be contacted.

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Women applicants are highly encouraged to apply.