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Vacancy Announcement – Development for Peace Organization (DPO)

Vacancy Announcement – Development for Peace Organization (DPO)

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Development for Peace Organization (DPO) would like to invite competent and interested candidates for the following position.

Position 1: Communication and Resource Mobilization Officer

Position Overview:

As the Communication and Resource Mobilization Officer, you will play a vital role in enhancing the visibility, reputation, and resource mobilization efforts of DPO. You will be engaged in developing and implementing comprehensive communication strategies, managing external relations, and leading fundraising initiatives to support the organization’s humanitarian and development projects. This position requires a strategic thinker with exceptional communication skills, a creative mindset, and a proven track record in resource mobilization within the non-profit sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a dynamic communication strategy to promote the mission, vision, and impact of DPO across various platforms and channels.
  • Create compelling content, including articles, press releases, blog posts, and social media updates, to engage stakeholders and raise awareness about the organization’s work.
  • Manage the organization’s website and social media accounts, ensuring timely updates, interactive features, and consistent branding.
  • Coordinate with program teams to gather stories, testimonials, and multimedia materials for communication materials, reports, and fundraising appeals.
  • Monitor media coverage and public perception of DPO, proactively addressing any misinformation or reputational risks.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors, partners, government agencies, and other stakeholders to enhance collaboration and support for DPO’s programs and initiatives.
  • Represent the organization at meetings, events, and conferences, showcasing our achievements, sharing best practices, and networking with potential supporters.
  • Coordinate visits and field trips for donors, media representatives, and other stakeholders to showcase the impact of our projects and build long-term partnerships.
  • Engage in resource mobilization efforts, including proposal development, donor engagement, and grant management, to secure funding for existing and new projects.
  • Identify and research potential funding opportunities from institutional donors, foundations, corporations, and individual donors, aligning with DPO’s strategic priorities.
  • Engage in preparation of high-quality funding proposals, concept notes, and grant applications, in collaboration with program teams, finance, and monitoring and evaluation staff.
  • Develop and maintain a donor database, tracking donor interests, funding cycles, and reporting requirements, to ensure timely and accurate communication and compliance.

Job Requirements


  • BA/MA degree in Journalism & Communication, International Relations, English Language & Literature, or related field.
  • 6(for BA) and 4 (for MA) years of relevant experience in communication, public relations, and resource mobilization, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing communication strategies, including content creation, media relations, and digital marketing.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with the ability to produce clear, concise, and persuasive communication materials for diverse audiences.
  • Experience in resource mobilization/fundraising, donor relations, and grant management, with a successful track record of securing funding from institutional donors, foundations, and other sources.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian and development issues, as well as familiarity with donor landscape, funding trends, and compliance requirements in the non-profit sector.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Creative thinking, strategic planning, and problem-solving abilities, with a results-oriented approach to achieving organizational objectives.
  • Proficiency in English is required, knowledge of other languages is an asset.


Workplace: Addis Ababa

Position 2: Procurement Officer

About the Organization

Development for Peace Organization (DPO) is an Ethiopian non-profit organization established in 2020 with a mission of striving to meet the humanitarian and developmental needs of societies regardless of race, color, religion or cultural background. We are legally registered to work in Ethiopia (Reg. 5164) as National NGO and as INGO in South Sudan (Reg. 4178), Somalia (Reg. NGOD/Moifar0422/022) and Kenya (OP.218/051/22-400/12732); it is also processing its registration in Yemen. We are currently seeking an experienced Procurement Officer to join our mission-driven organization.

Job Summary

The Procurement officer is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the purchase of goods and services. The Procurement Officer works closely with Program, Finance and Logistics team. S/he is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Need to have full understanding of DPO’s, donor and standard procurement policies and procedures and procurement regulations;
  • Procure goods and services in accordance with DPO’s policies and donor regulations and within the minimum timeframes (lead-time) in a transparent, accountable, and cost effective manner; and facilitate the timely and efficient supply of goods and services.
  • Assists staff as needed on creating clear and understandable purchase requests and other procurement documentation.
  • Track purchase request and ensure timely purchases including maintaining current and orderly files of all procurement activities.
  • Distribute request for quotations/invitation to tender and bid documents for suppliers,
  • Obtain Performa invoices as per the specifications on the PR.
  • Prepare Purchase requests, Invitation to tenders, Quotation Analysis, Note to File, Purchase Order, Payment Requests, Service contracts, Purchase Agreements, Consultancy Agreement, Frame work Agreement/Master Agreements as required.
  • Proactively coordinate the tendering process for both goods and services, ensuring that the process follows best practice and DPO’s tender policies;
  • Coordinate the procurement of the overseas purchased goods/services and assist and facilitate any import/export activities.
  • Maintain proper procurement files guarantee the confidentiality of all specifications and price quotations made by the supplier.
  • Support in the bids Evaluations/ analysis for all purchases(goods/services);
  • Always accord prompt and courteous reception and fair and equal treatment to all vendors/suppliers and their representatives.
  • Prepare payment requests as required and ensure the necessary documents are attached for payments.
  • Ensures timely and safe delivery of items/ goods to the warehouse with proper documentation and coordinate with the storage and transfer of items to field sites.
  • Explain as clearly and fully as possible to vendors/suppliers the reason(s) for the rejection of their bids/proposals.
  • Identify potential, credible and competent vendors for DPO and maintain contacts with suppliers and conduct price comparison/market assessment in order to get the best price and quality material.
  • Keep records of supplier database and maintain files of current market prices for commonly bought items.
  • Ensure DPO, Donor and Government supply chain procedures are adhered to while purchasing goods/ services required by DPO.
  • Ensuring all specifications in the purchase requisitions are captured in the requests for quotations and subsequently in the purchase order;
  • Work with the procurement committee as per DPO Procurement Policy to source suppliers.
  • Tracking in-coming shipments of ordered goods, reviewing completeness and accuracy of shipping and confirming timely arrival of the right quantity and quality of delivered consignments;
  • Maintain up to date records for all procured goods and services, including supporting documentation: purchase requisitions, quotations, bid evaluations, purchase orders, due diligence checks/reference checks, Tender summary and related documents.
  • Assist in the drafting framework agreements and other related agreements for preferred suppliers or service providers.
  • Participate in preparing prequalification documents and appraising prequalified suppliers.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to DPO’s and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Number: 1

Qualification/ Experience Requirements

  • Degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management, Management, Accounting or any related field,
  • Three years’ work experience in Procurement and Logistics position,


Workplace: Head Office, Addis Ababa

Position 3: Communication and Resource Mobilization Manager

Position Overview:

As the Communication and Resource Mobilization Manager at DPO, you will be entrusted with a pivotal role in shaping the organization’s narrative, enhancing its visibility, and securing essential resources for our humanitarian and development projects. You will lead the development and execution of comprehensive communication strategies, oversee external relations, and spearhead fundraising initiatives to ensure the sustainability and growth of our impactful programs. This role requires a dynamic leader with exceptional communication skills, strategic acumen, and a proven track record of successful resource mobilization within the non-profit sector. Join us in driving positive change and making a lasting impact in the communities we serve.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide visionary leadership and strategic direction in the development and execution of communication and resource mobilization strategies to advance DPO’s mission and objectives.
  • Lead and inspire a team of communication and fundraising professionals, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with donors, partners, government entities, and other stakeholders to build strategic alliances and secure support for DPO’s initiatives.
  • Identify, cultivate, and leverage strategic partnerships to expand DPO’s reach, influence, and impact, driving forward our collective mission for positive change.
  • Develop and implement innovative fundraising strategies, leveraging diverse funding streams, including major gifts, grants, corporate partnerships, and individual donors, to ensure financial sustainability and growth.
  • Lead the development of compelling funding proposals, grant applications, and donor reports, ensuring alignment with donor priorities and organizational objectives.
  • Drive resource mobilization efforts by identifying and pursuing funding opportunities, cultivating donor relationships, and effectively communicating our impact and value proposition.
  • Oversee DPO’s public relations activities, including media relations, press releases, and promotional campaigns, to amplify our message, enhance our visibility, and strengthen our reputation.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive digital communication strategy, harnessing the power of digital channels and platforms to engage stakeholders, drive advocacy, and support fundraising efforts.
  • Establish robust monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to track the effectiveness of communication and resource mobilization efforts, enabling data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement.


  • BA/MA degree in Journalism & Communication, International Relations, English Language & Literature, or related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in communication, fundraising, or resource mobilization, with at least 3 years in a managerial or leadership capacity.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and resource mobilization, including securing grants, cultivating major donors, and developing innovative fundraising strategies.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management skills, with a proven ability to inspire, motivate, and empower staff to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships, influence stakeholders, and represent the organization with credibility and professionalism.
  • Strategic thinker with a results-oriented mindset, able to envision the big picture, set clear objectives, and drive impactful outcomes through effective planning and execution.


Workplace: Addis Ababa

Deadline: March 29, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates shall fill out the Above Application form and submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable updated resume as a Merged PDF file through recruitment@devforpeace.org until March 29, 2024 Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply!  Note: Use “POSITION” as the subject line of your email!

DPO is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages all candidates to apply to join the organization, regardless of gender, nationality, religious/ethnic heritage, or disability.

DPO has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, authority abuse, and discrimination. DPO follows the principles of UN Child Protection. As a result, all shortlisted candidates will be subjected to thorough reference and background checks, as well as being expected to conform to these standards and principles.

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