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Commercial Bank of Ethiopia is looking for qualified applicants for the following open position.

Job Title:       

Agile Expert

Job Overview:

Job Type: Full Time

Salary:  Company’s Scale

Place of Work:Dire Dawa, Hawassa,SNNPR, Ethiopia.

Job Position:

Agile Expert


  • Lead the organization’s Agile transformation efforts by selecting and tailoring Agile frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, SAFe) that best fit the organization’s unique needs and objectives.
  • Develop and implement Agile processes, practices, and ceremonies to drive effective product development and delivery.
  • Continuously assess the Agile maturity level of teams and departments and propose adjustments to the transformation strategy as necessary.
  • Design and deliver Agile training sessions, workshops, and coaching sessions for teams, product owners, scrum Masters, and other stakeholders.
  • Mentor Agile teams in best practices, helping them understand and apply Agile principles, values, and techniques to their work.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement by encouraging Agile mind set and behaviors.
  • Collaborate closely with Agile teams to identify process bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement.
  • Work with teams to implement Lean and Agile principles to streamline processes and maximize efficiency.
  • Champion the elimination of waste and impediments in the development and delivery pipelines.
  • Empower Agile teams to self-organize, make decisions, and take ownership of their work.
  • Encourage cross-functional collaboration and ensure that teams have the autonomy and authority to deliver high quality products.
  • Promote a culture of accountability and collective ownership of projects outcomes.
  • Facilitate and promote collaboration among team members, product owners, and stakeholders.
  • Ensure transparency in work, impediment removal, and alignment of goals and objectives throughout the organization.
  • Foster a collaborative and trust-based environment to enhance team dynamics.
  • Define, track, and analyses key performance indicators (KPI) and Agile metrics to measure the progress and effectiveness of Agile teams.
  • Provide regular reports and insights to stakeholders, enabling data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement.
  • Use metrics to identify areas for improvement and guide teams in making data-backed adjustments.
  • Act as a change agent by assisting teams, managers, and leader in understanding and embracing Agile principles, values, and cultural shifts.
  • Manage resistance to change and facilitate the adoption of Agile practices at all levels of the organization.
  • Develop and excuse change management plans to ensure smooth transitions.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to ensure alignment between business goals and Agile initiatives.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations regarding project delivery timelines, scope, and outcomes.
  • Establish effective communication channels to keep stakeholders informed and engaged throughout projects.
  • Facilitate conflict resolution within Agile teams and help maintain a positive and productive team environment.
  • Address conflicts and impediments that may hinder team performance and delivery.
  • Promote healthy discussions and collaboration to reach consensus.
  • Stay current with Agile trends, emerging methodologies, and industry best practices.
  • Integrate new knowledge and innovations in to the organizations Agile transformation strategy.
  • Encourage a culture of continuous learning and experimentation within Agile teams.
  • These detailed responsibilities encompass the Agile Experts crucial role in guiding the organization through its Agile transformation journey and promoting a culture of agility, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

Job Requirement:    



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Management, Information Technology Management, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Programming and other related fields.
  •  Agile certifications such as Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), or equivalent are highly desirable.
  • Any additional Agile-related certifications or credentials that demonstrate expertise (e.g., Agile Coach certification, SAFe certifications).
  • Evidence of continuous learning and professional development in the field of Agile.
  • Evidence of successful Agile transformations, such as case studies, project portfolios, or recommendations from previous clients or employers.
  • Strong references or recommendations from previous colleagues or supervisors highlighting Agile leadership and coaching abilities.


  • Minimum of 5 years of general experience in Agile Transformation.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and supporting Agile initiatives in complex organizations.
  • Proven track record of implementing Agile methodologies in diverse environments.


  • In-depth understanding of Agile principles, frameworks, and methodologies.
  • Ability to customize Agile practices to meet organizational needs.
  • Excellent coaching and mentoring skills to guide teams and individuals.
  • Strong facilitation skills for conducting meetings, workshops, and retrospectives.
  • Proficiency in resolving conflicts and addressing impediments.
  • Strong problem-solving skills for process improvement.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
  • Inspirational leadership to drive Agile transformation.
  • Familiarity with software development practices and technologies.

How to apply

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to: Click Here

Deadline: 10, October, 2022.

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