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Program Manager II – Farmer to Farmer

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Catholic Relief Service(CRS) is looking for qualified applicants for the following open positions.

Job Overview

Position Title:               Program Manager II – Farmer to Farmer
Duty Station:                 CRS/Addis Ababa Office
Employment Term:    Indefinite term contingent upon funding of the program
Reports To:                   Head of Programing-CRS Ethiopia and Deputy Program Director, F2F Program-EARO
Required no:                 One
Application Deadline:   December 8, 2020

Job Title

Program Manager II – Farmer to Farmer

Job Description

About CRS: “Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.”
In Ethiopia, CRS has a long and rich history of providing emergency relief and development assistance to the people of Ethiopia since 1958. At present, CRS/Ethiopia implements multiple projects through different partner organizations. CRS/Ethiopia has a highly diverse portfolio currently focusing on community-based food and livelihood security through activities in agriculture, health, peacebuilding, WASH, emergency relief, and savings and lending. CRS is active in nearly all regions of Ethiopia: Tigray, Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR), Somali, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar, and Dire Dawa Regions.
CRS strictly adheres to its Policy on Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults among its staff, consultants, volunteers, and affiliates. CRS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer: women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
As part of CRS family, you will join the more than 5000 strong and vibrant individuals working globally to accomplish the mission of CRS. CRS/Ethiopia invites you, the qualified candidate, to apply for the following position;

Job Summary:

You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Country Program (CP) Farmer to Farmer programming, particularly for large and complex projects, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that supports high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its Farmer to Farmer programming.

Job Responsibilities:

Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of all new and existing projects within the CP Farmer to Farmer Program throughout the project cycle to ensure project design, start-up, implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.

Effectively manage talent for Farmer to Farmer Program and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.

Lead the development of program learning – identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the area of Farmer to Farmer Program and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.

Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the CP Farmer to Farmer sector portfolio in line with agency, regional, and CP Farmer to Farmer Program strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals in WASH Program per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.

Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in Farmer to Farmer Program for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.

Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to Farmer to Farmer Program and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.

Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.

Job Requirement

Education and Experience

  • MA/MSC or BA/BSC Degree in related field with 7 years’ relevant experience for MA or 10 years’ relevant experience for BA degree of which 4 years in managerial post.
  • Experience in the field of Farmer to Farmer and for an NGO would be a plus.
  • Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID.
  •  Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations
  • MEAL skills and experience
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Personal Skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented

How to apply

Please enter via to fill a form and attach your up-to-date CV before the application deadline, December 8, 2020

Applications should be submitted by December 8, 2020, up to 5:00 PM, late submission will not be accepted. These job opportunities are open to Ethiopian nationals only. Phone solicitations cannot be accepted. You will be contacted only if you are selected for a written exam/interview.

Please write the position title you are applying for in the subject line of your email, and in your application letter. When you apply please include the following commitment in your email/application letter.

“qualified women and persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply”

Deadline: December 8, 2020

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