employee job -program officer – livelihoods in addis ababa

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job type
contract
salary
Br 300,000 per year
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job details

posted
location
addis ababa, addis abeba
job category
Voluntary Services
job type
contract
salary
Br 300,000 per year
reference number
JOB0115641
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job description

Program Management and Delivery of interventions under the Livelihoods Programing: VSO’s Livelihoods Program is focused on Youth enterprise, employability, engagement and mobilisation. It aims to develop a resilient livelihoods program framework that reaches out to marginalised groups including women and PWD in different parts of the country. It focuses on skill building, active citizenship, market linkages and creating/using platforms for Youth participation and engagement.

About VSO

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

skills

Essential: • Degree in relevant social science fields with strong youth livelihoods, leadership and engagement experience • Minimum of five years’ work experience out of which at least three years shall be in INGO, donor environment, with excellent experience of designing and implementation of Youth Livelihoods and leadership programs • Good understanding of the country’s socio-economic context, livelihoods opportunities, youth engagement platforms, and the private sector • Proven experience in Project management and leadership which includes project designing, implementation, coordination, and evaluation, and project result and outcome reporting to donors • Experience of program development focused on using/accessing assets in skills, social capital, finance and information and natural resources, • Knowledge of successful livelihoods initiatives, youth networks, and linkages with CSOs working in similar field • Demonstrated ability in partnership establishment and development for program achievement • Self-motivated and strategic thinker willing to go out from a comfort zone to embrace new ideas • Demonstrated experience in managing and working with teams of multi-disciplinary professions and cultures • Very good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, particularly in a cross-cultural environment able to work with a diverse support team and volunteers • Sound level of resource mobilisation and policy engagement experience Desired • Post Graduate Degree in relevant field • Passionate about Youth program and ability to connect to primary actors • Experience of working in multi-cultural, international setting • Experience in successful business development and resource mobilisation • Technical knowledge of M&E • Programmatic understanding of VSO’s core approaches of Social Inclusion, Social Accountability and Resilience • Significant level of understanding of the country context in VSOE target locations (more focus on emerging regions) Ability to demonstrate: • Planning and Time Management – Excellent in prioritising tasks, time management, effective while working under pressure with tight deadlines • Representation and negotiation skills – ability to negotiate difficult deals and maintain relations with stakeholders • Financial - Experience of successfully planning, monitoring and management of budgets with a proven ability to develop and monitor project budgets • Communication - Excellent verbal and written communications • Partnership development and management skill • Advanced computer skills in MS Office word, outlook and excel. • Ability to travel and spend significant amount of time out of Addis • Flexibility to adapt, positive attitude towards change, and constructive and creative approach to problem solving • Strong team player • Commitment to VSO’s values Competencies and Behaviour At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies: • Ability to be open minded and respectful • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships • Ability to seek and share knowledge Equal Opportunities VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.