Ethiopia: Nutrition Behavior Change Communication Advisor (IR5 Leader), Ethiopia (219268-927)Closing date: 2015-01-06Organization: Mercy Corps Country: Ethiopia Closing date: 06 Jan 2015 PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: Mercy Corps Ethiopia is implementing a 5 year, $52 million USAID funded Pastoralists Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME) program. The PRIME consortium, led by Mercy Corps includes Care, Kimetrica, ACPA, Haramaya University and local partners among others. PRIME will: 1) stimulate increased productivity and competitiveness in the livestock and livestock product markets, 2) increase communities’ ability to adapt to a changing climate, 3) improve alternative livelihood options, basic employability skills and entrepreneurship, 4) establish participatory monitoring and evaluation systems that are easily accessible for all stakeholders, and 5) improve nutrition of targeted households and contribute to the wider knowledge on pastoral development through targeted policy research and knowledge management initiatives. Maternal knowledge of appropriate caring practices has been correlated in the baseline with child nutritional status, and therefore PRIME is focusing on training, education, and communication in its Nutrition component. GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: The IR5 Leader (Nutrition Behavior Change Communication Advisor) is a senior management position that provides leadership and oversight to PRIMEs nutrition component. The IR5 Advisor is responsible for overall planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition actions in PRIME; ensuring all project initiatives are implemented to achieve maximum impact while remaining on schedule and budget. PRIME nutrition component uses a variety of tailored social and behavioral change communication mechanisms, which enhance nutrition practices, increasing the demand for nutritious food, improving household decision-making for equitable access to nutrition, leveraging private sector investment for nutrition support and informing policy practices regarding nutrition and food security. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Commitment to Quality Program, strategy and leadership: Communicate a clear vision of the IR5 component of PRIME and how it fits into Mercy Corps’ country and regional strategies and well as Mission Statement by providing leadership and direction, ensuring program strategy is clear and communicated to team members, local beneficiaries and government, and the international community. Collaborate and ensure synergies with other relative Mercy Corps programs. Plan and implement PRIME’s nutrition Behavior Change Communication (BCC) strategy including designing compelling informational messages (edutainment), culture-sensitive Information Education Communication (IEC) materials, outreach drama and mass media and the radio Soap Opera For Social Change( SOSC) program, as appropriate, to effectively influence behavior change at the individual and community level. Work with Warner Bros script writers, the marketers and the radio production team on designing content for the soap opera for social change, while leading research and suggesting new areas of soap programme content in line with the 5 behavioral BCC themes: dietary diversity, ‘the 1000 days’, fodder/feed for milking livestock, Animal health extension seeking and equitable household decision making for improved nutrition. Ensure BCC concepts and/or messages achieve program objectives, such as increasing knowledge, changing attitudes, enhancing motivation to change behaviors, and increasing the perceived benefits of new behaviors. Lead in the research design, pretesting, production and distribution of BCC/IEC materials. Suggest new areas of BCC content for both the immediate causes of nutrition and underlying causes such maternal/child nutrition, household income, household decision making for and design BCC through suggestion and advice from designated audience groups, the nutrition specialist and the production team, based on the findings of Barrier Analysis (BA) and other research findings. Identify and work closely with relevant production teams (such as artist, composers, scriptwriters) & channels for regular nutrition messages, synopsis and scripts for the edutainment program. Actively contribute in the development, planning, drafting translating storylines, episodes synopsis and script writing according to the program work plans. Pursue other innovative ways to deliver compelling messages such as the use of comic books and use of schools, ‘camel caravans’ and other culture-sensitive media/channels of communications in PRIME operation areas. Develop and maintain harmonious relationship with partner organization, line ministries and audience groups. Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation: Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems for both internal and external use and ensure high quality input is secured from external evaluators. Monitor program implementation, measure impact and calibrate program strategy and implementation accordingly. Document process and achievements to ensure best practices are captured and disseminated. Team Management: Build a cohesive team spirit among staff and delegate functions and responsibilities to them while ensuring achievement of program objectives. Rrecruit, manage and motivate an informed, skilled and efficient team; incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management systems into team building processes. Direct PRIME IR5 team (the nutrition specialist, the BCC/markets and the production team) in working effectively and cohesively with other program and support units to improve planning and resource utilization. Maintain effective and positive internal communication with PRIME staff in all field offices, this includes ensuring open and harmonious communication all of the different departments, offices, and programs. Representation: Develop and maintain both internal and external relationships to ensure optimum program success: to include Mercy Corps headquarters and regional officers and staff, international and local NGOs, government officials, donor community officials particularly USAID, diplomatic corps and embassies, vendors, media and the general public. Communications: Nurture appropriate Mercy Corps public relations, donor relationships; represent Mercy Corps to national and international media as requested. Leadership and Strategy: Participate in the development and/or review of new initiatives, operating plans and strategic plans. Participate in overall program level strategic planning and assist the CoP with preparation and implementation of the PRIME Annual Planning process. Process is to be participatory, involving relevant key staff in each field office. Identify staffing and administrative operational requirements. ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNINGAs part of our commitment to organizational learning, and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps and themselves. Accountability:*Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.* SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: The Deputy IR5 Advisor, The BCC/marketing specialist, Team leader/ show runner SOSC and field level advisors. ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Chief of Party, PRIME WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: IR leaders, Cluster leads, Heads of Office, M&E unit, Logistics and Administrative teams KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in nutrition, communications, development, public health or a related field Demonstrated experience in managing complex programs and multi-cultural teams 4-6 years of experience in behavior change communications, preferably serialized dramas. Demonstrated technical and successful expertise in a relevant mix of designing, managing and evaluating BCC programs through social marketing, as well as small group and interpersonal. Demonstrated experience in developing sound communication plans that include innovative strategies to address them. Experience with USAID grants SUCCESS FACTORS: Diplomacy skills in managing a team with different backgrounds, abilities, and technical knowledge. Contextual knowledge of Ethiopia and the often complex clan structures of Somali society. Effective communication and team-building techniques. Excellent organizational and strong interpersonal skills. Even temperament and good sense of humor. LIVING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: This position is open to local and international staff, and is based in Addis Ababa with frequent travel to Somali, Afar and Oromiya regions. The IR5 Leader is expected to follow all security protocols including limited movement when necessary. Internet connectivity and communication across Ethiopia is government controlled and remains unreliable at times. Addis Ababa is the political and commercial heart of Ethiopia. Founded by Emperor Menelik in 1877, it is now a sprawling, hospitable city of 4 million people located at an elevation of 2,200 meters in the foothills of Mount Entoto. Addis Ababa has basic health services and adequate international schools, K-12. There are ample opportunities for in-country vacations. The weather is temperate year-round with a heavy rainy season in the summer months. Addis Ababa hosts many international organizations including the OAU, the Economic Commission for Africa and other multi-national bodies, many of which have their headquarters there. How to apply:Please apply directly at: http://mercycorps.silkroad.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=219268&company_id=15927&jobboardi Share
Ethiopia: Senior Program CoordinatorClosing date: 2015-01-19Organization: pia Closing date: 19 Jan 2015 Job Description/Responsibilities: Senior Program Coordinator December 2015 IRC Ethiopia seeks a Senior Program Coordinator (SPC) who will be responsible for the oversight and management of the Program Department's Grants and cross-cutting units (e.g. Monitoring, evaluation, and learning (ME&L), Partnerships, Participation). A well-rounded SPC is required to work across IRC Ethiopia's large, complex, multi-sector country program portfolio on development, coordination, accountability, and learning related to our programming. The SPC will report directly to the Country Director (CD) and work closely with the Deputy Director of Programs (DDP). The position will directly manage up to five staff and will be based in Addis Ababa, but require travel to the field. DETAILED DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Programming: Investigate opportunities to expand existing programming and new opportunities for programming, as per the relevant IRC Ethiopia country and sectoral strategies. In coordination with DDP, assist IRC program technical sectors to develop holistic, long-term program planning. Identify synergies among program technical sectors and liaise with operational units to contribute to high-quality, effective, and efficient program coordination and project management. Coordinate with technical teams and other departments to ensure the cross-cutting units/components are considered, involved in, and feed into programming at relevant points in the project cycle. Coordinate among relevant units/departments to ensure that the Grants Unit receives required inputs in a timely fashion in the process of new proposal development and donor reporting. Supervise and coordinate sub-granting and partnership processes in support of IRC Ethiopia's partnership initiatives, with particular focus on local partners. This includes oversight of and guidance on streamlining sub-granting/partnership tools and processes. Ensure roles and responsibilities of cross-cutting sector staff are clarified and re-defined as necessary to better meet the needs of the program. Maintain an in-depth knowledge on donor and government policies and strategies. Proposal Development: Oversee the Grants Coordinator to facilitate quality concept notes and proposals for all IRC Ethiopia programs. Final sign-off on all funding proposals, with a supportive role in proposal development and leading processes as needed. Maintain in-depth knowledge of IRC internal policies, and guidelines for donor organizations funding IRC Ethiopia projects. Monitoring, Accountability, and Learning: Oversee ME&L and Grants staff to identify and address needs for project monitoring and reporting strategies/templates; as well as to design/improve upon and implement processes related to data quality (including qualitative) and documentation/communication of program learning. Oversee partnership staff to ensure that IRC implementing partners' projects are tracked and evaluated, and that updates on partners/sub-grants are communicated in a timely and professional manner to appropriate stakeholders. Support multi-departmental tracking/monitoring tools and processes where relevant to contribute to overall improvements to and streamlining of IRC operational and project tracking systems. Coordinate with senior management, technical sectors, operations, and grants unit to recommend and/or work through approaches to grant/budget amendments. Facilitate key information-sharing (internally and among partners where appropriate). Capacity Building: Provide on-the-job mentoring to Grants, Program Quality Monitoring, and Cross-cutting Unit staff to build their capacity to produce high-quality documents meeting IRC Ethiopia and donor standards; identify capacity building needs of these units and match them with available opportunities within and outside of IRC when applicable/feasible. Liaison and Special Tasks: Liaise with national and district authorities, donors, NGOs, and other operational partners in Addis Ababa including through attendance at scheduled and ad hoc meetings and consultations upon the CD's/DDP's request, and represent IRC and IRC's interests by maintaining positive and constructive relations. Oversee the development, finalizing, and use of various communications materials (e.g. briefing papers, brochures, info sheets, capability statements, posters, others) to improve IRC Ethiopia's program visibility and share information on project successes. Ensure that field, program technical, and operational staff are aware of all relevant donor communication, changes in donor regulations, and meetings or conferences. As needed, act as a liaison with IRC head offices (NY and UK). Ensure program electronic files are organized and up-to-date. Supervise and complete special projects as assigned by the CD/DDP that may fall outside of this job description, including assisting with hosting delegations affiliated with IRC, donors, or other parties visiting IRC the request of the CD/DDP. REQUIREMENTS: Excellent English writing skills are mandatory and the most important qualification sought for this position. Experience writing and coordinating high-value proposals for major donors (USG, UN, EU, etc). Experience developing budgets for major donors (USG, UN, EU, etc). Program development experience mandatory, including development of key project documents such as logical frameworks, monitoring tools, etc. Experience directly supervising diverse teams. Masters degree in relevant field from a recognized university. Minimum of three years experience in an international NGO in similar role/with similar responsibilities. Personal specifications: Ability to work under pressure, long work hours, and high workload. Ability to independently organize work and prioritize tasks. Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. How to apply:Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YW5nZWxhdi40OTU2MS4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay Share
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Ethiopia: Healthcare Program SpecialistClosing date: 2015-03-15Organization: Nuru International Country: Ethiopia Closing date: 15 Mar 2015 Title: Healthcare Program Specialist, Nuru Ethiopia Reports to: Team Leader, Ethiopia Desired Start Date: Mid-March 2015 (2 year full-time role w/ benefits) Overview: Nuru’s plan to address our partner communities’ preventative health needs is central to our overall, holistic and integrated solutions. The Healthcare Program Specialist will partner with local Ethiopian staff to carry out the design and start-up phase of the healthcare program’s co-created model under the guidance of the Healthcare Program Manager. Specific Responsibilities: Help design the healthcare program model for Nuru Ethiopia during the Program Planning Process (PPP) Work with Ethiopian team to build out effective and efficient processes and supervise daily activities Recruit, mentor and train Ethiopian staff as partners in the execution of all program activities Work closely with the Ethiopian staff to meet strategic program milestones, address challenges and maintain successful impact measurement systems Facilitate capacity building and professional development with Ethiopian Healthcare staff Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team to design, implement, and refine effective monitoring and evaluation systems for Nuru Ethiopia’s Healthcare Program Maintain strong communication and relationships with the community, Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders at all times Co-create a financially sustainable and scalable budget, monitoring expenses closely, and mentoring local staff on budget management Ensure healthcare programs are truly sustainable, scalable, and create impact Maintain thorough documentation of programmatic decisions and achievements Maintain clear and consistent communication channel with the Nuru International Healthcare Program Strategic Advisor Translate Nuru’s development philosophy and methodology to operations on the ground Required Skills and Attributes: Master in Public Health or related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, Health Education or Social Work with equivalent experience required At least 1 – 2 years of experience managing healthcare programs in resource poor communities Community development experience including some experience creating systems and facilitating capacity building Significant prior experience living and working in a resource poor country required, preferably in an African context. Ideal candidate would be familiar with Ethiopia and Amharic, not a requirement Experience with behavior change communication programs preferred Solid quantitative skills, experience with Excel and budgeting skills Strong work ethic and commitment to organization’s mission Advanced leadership, interpersonal communication, management and team building experience Effective crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving skills in uncertain environments How to apply:To Apply: Please apply by uploading your resume/CV and cover letter - outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. http://www.nuruinternational.org/careers/ Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. United States work authorization Share
Ethiopia: Education Program SpecialistClosing date: 2015-03-15Organization: Nuru International Country: Ethiopia Closing date: 15 Mar 2015 Title: Education Program Specialist, Nuru Ethiopia Reports to: Team Leader, Ethiopia Desired Start Date: Mid-March 2015 (2 year role, Full-Time w/ Benefits) Overview: Nuru’s plan to address our partner communities’ education needs is central to our overall, holistic and integrated solutions. The Education Program Specialist will partner with local Ethiopian staff to carry out the design and start-up phase of the education program’s co-created model under the guidance of the Education Program Manager. Specific Responsibilities: Help design the education program model for Nuru Ethiopia during the Program Planning Process (PPP). Work with Ethiopian team to build out effective and efficient processes and supervise daily activities. Recruit, mentor and train Ethiopian staff as partners in the execution of all program activities. Work closely with the Ethiopian staff to meet strategic program milestones, address challenges and maintain successful impact measurement systems Collaborate with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team to design, implement, and refine effective monitoring and evaluation systems for Nuru Ethiopia’s Education Program. Maintain strong communication and relationships with the community, Ministry of Education, and other stakeholders at all times Co-create a financially sustainable and scalable budget, monitoring expenses closely, and mentoring local staff on budget management. Ensure education programs are truly sustainable, scalable, and create impact. Maintain thorough documentation of programmatic decisions and achievements Maintain clear and consistent communication channel with the Nuru International Education Program Strategic Advisor Required Skills and Attributes: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree strongly preferred. Degree in education, child development, sociology, psychology, or English/other languages preferred. Experience in project management, including at least 1-2 years managing educational programs in schools, after school, or during school break times. Experience teaching on the primary or secondary school level. Experience teaching internationally or ESL classes, preferred. Some experience developing curriculum with a preferred emphasis on primary school literacy. Prior experience living and working in developing countries is preferred. Ideal candidate would have familiarity with Ethiopian context and the Amharic language, but not a requirement. Strong commitment to organization’s mission, vision, and theory of change Effective crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving skills in uncertain environments How to apply:To Apply: Please apply by uploading your resume/CV and cover letter - outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. http://www.nuruinternational.org/careers/ Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. United States work authorization Share
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