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Work Location : Ethiopia - Addis Ababa Type of Post : Accompanied - Family
Other Possible Location : Funding : THIS POSITION IS PENDING DONOR APPROVAL
Expected Travel : up to 30% Type of Contract :
Language Requirement : English Application Deadline :
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time
CARE seeks a Deputy Chief of Party/Livelihood Specialist (DCOP/LS) for an anticipated five-year, USAID/Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance Resilience Food Security Activity in Ethiopia, SPIR2 (Strengthen PSNP4 Institutions and Resilience 2). This position will be based in Addis Ababa. The goal of this activity will to contribute significantly to reducing poverty and increasing resilience for extremely poor households in highland areas of Tigray, Amhara and/or Oromia Regions.
International relocation and allowances are for this position, and this position is subject to project award and funding. Ethiopian candidates are also encouraged to apply.
This position has an anticipated start date of August or September 2021.
The Deputy Chief of Party/Livelihood Specialist would be the second most senior position on the project, which follows the on-going and successful SPIR project. The DCOP/LS would oversee the CARE staff serving the consortium and lead relevant implementation components for SPIR2.
Core to the DCOP/LS’s work will be the promotion of a data-driven, learning culture that seeks evidence-based actions to expand successful activities and adjust or terminate initiatives that fail. Building the overall project team’s capacity to work in these ways and communicating best practices to relevant parties will be central to those efforts.
The DCOP/LS will lead the development of high-quality and practical project implementation plans that meet the technical expectations of the project theory of change. S/he will lead and mentor a team of technical advisors as well as represent the project in steering committees, Technical Working Groups, etc. The DCOP/LS will lead development of implementation plans, identify and resolve challenges and promote ongoing learning and quality improvements throughout the life of the project. The DCOP/LS will lead the development of standard operating procedures and work across the implementation teams to ensure project objectives and targets are met while promoting learning and innovation.
The DCOP/LS will partner with the Chief of Party to guarantee quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout the project’s duration. Specifically, s/he will be the overall lead on strategy development and implementation and provide oversight and technical guidance to and resolve challenges in implementation of the program’s theory of change, results framework, monitoring and evaluation framework, and work plans.
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