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Vacancy Announcement – Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS)

Vacancy Announcement – Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS)

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The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) was established in 1935 and is one of the oldest and largest humanitarian organizations in Ethiopia. It provides emergency responses, ambulance and first aid, family reunification, essential drugs, water and sanitation, and other humanitarian services to communities affected by natural and manmade disasters. ERCS also conducts disaster risk reduction programs to create resilient households and communities. It has a structure consisting of 12 Regional Offices, 34 Zonal Branches, 131 District/Woreda Branches, 599 Woreda Red Cross Committees, and 5871 Kebele Red Cross Committees. ERCS also works on food security, climate change adaptation, livelihood diversification, and institutional capacity building interventions in partnership with various organizations including the Ethiopian Government, IFRC, ICRC, partnering National Societies, members, volunteers, and the communities it serves.

Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) would like to invite qualified and interested job seekers to apply for the following different position.

Position 1: – Senior Health Care Financing & Resource Mobilization Advisor

Specific Responsibilities:

The Senior Health Care Financing & Resource Mobilization Advisor will be responsible for leveraging the USAID/Ethiopia Health Resilience Activity’s work in strengthening national and sub-national health systems. The Advisor will provide technical leadership on all aspects of health care financing, budgeting, resource mobilization and establishing the sovereignty fund by working with the various levels of the government, NGOs, CSOs, FBOs, and communities. The Advisor’s specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Health care financing and resources mobilization strategy implementation and project management:

  • Lead the implementation of the Activity’s health care financing and resource mobilization strategies,
  • Assess policy implications of differentials in the existing health care financing policy and present recommendations for enhancing funding options for national and subnational level public health emergency preparedness and response,
  • Represent the Activity atF relevant national and sub-national level technical working groups, committees and meetings,
  • Provide regular narrative and milestone reports, internal monitoring, and donor reporting as required.

Partnership development and capacity strengthening:

  • Build strong partnerships with the government and other key stakeholders to design policies and strategies for local resource mobilization and strong PHEM financing in the project geographic areas of intervention and the country.
  • Provide support to the EPHI, regional health bureaus, and woredas to harmonize PHEM budgets and resource mobilization.
  • Collaborate with the EPHI and other relevant line ministries, communities, NGOs multilaterals, bilateral organizations, private sector, and FBOs to create an alternative PHEM funding mechanism.
  • Advocate and provide technical assistance to woredas, regions, and EPHI to allocate commensurate annual budget for PHEM in general and local emergency preparedness and response plans.
  • Under the leadership of the Chief of Party. design a strategy for the establishment of a PHEM sovereignty fund and provide TA to register it as a legal entity as per the direction given from government.

Mobilization of domestic resources:

  • Assess existing resource mobilization strategies, identify gaps and present recommendation to improve resources availability for local public health emergency preparedness and response financing,
  • Develop strategies for the effective mobilization of domestic resources for PHEM through national and regional governments, private sector, diaspora, FBOs and other partners.
  • Contribute to the development of a sustainable PHEM financing and resource mobilization roadmap.
  • Actively identify and follow up on opportunities to leverage support and resources for the PHEM program.
  • In coordination with relevant technical officers, develop a “Donor brief and funding request” strategy; to be used as an advocacy tool in the public, private and donor arena,

Work Unit: ERCS, Disaster Risk Management Department/USAID/Ethiopia Health Resilience Activity

Reports to: Senior Public Health Emergency Management Advisor

Terms of employment: – Contract for one year, with possibility of extension

Job Requirements

Qualification and Experience:

  • BSc/MSc degree in health care financing, health economics, Economics, Public Health, Public Policy and other relevant fields from recognized university.
  • At least 10/8 years work experience in the health sector in the non-governmental organization or public-sector programs in health care financing. Out of this 6/4 years work experience in public health emergencies planning and response management.
  • Knowledge of Health Care Financing (resource mobilization, pooling, purchasing, and benefit package design).
  • Experience in managing projects funded by international partners/donors.
  • Experience in resource mapping, fundraising and resource mobilization plan development and in implementation of the plan for public health emergencies response.
  • Demonstrated success in resource mobilization complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and promote consensus with donors and partners.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in organizational management and development, communicating and prospecting, and relationship building and nurturing,
  • Ability to interact and advise senior host-government counterparts on policy and other strategic planning issues.
  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade, and transform.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues and partners.
  • Computer literacy; competency with Microsoft Office, search engines and use of some analytical tools.
  • Willingness to travel in the project areas as required.

Workplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Deadline: January 1, 2024

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Position 2: – Finance and Administration Coordinator


  • The purpose of the Finance and Administration Officer is to support the management of a strong internal control environment, including segregation of duties, and the application of finance and administrative policies, processes, and procedures throughout the region.
  • Perform the financial and administrative functions of the Country office under the supervision of the Country Manager/Finance Delegate, in line with Norwegian Red Cross rules and procedures.
  • Support National Society as required on financial management matters pertaining to operations and finance risk management.

Work Unit: Finance, ERCS Headquarter with travel to other Branches

Reports to: NorRC Country Manager with dotted lines to ERCS Finance Manager

Terms of employment:  Contract for one year 

Job Requirements

Qualification Requirements:

  • Second /First degree in Accounting, Accounting,  Finance & Accounting Software
  • 8/10 years related work experience, out of which 4/6 years in managerial positions.
  • Previous work experience in multi-donor funded organization(s) is an advantage
  • Professional certification in CPA, ACCA etc. is highly desirable and will have an added advantage.
  • Further training in donor or project reporting with other INGO

Key Competencies:

  • Commitment to the international Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement
  • High degree of integrity, discretion, and personal conduct
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions
  • Self-motivated with good judgment and initiative
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, Productivity and result oriented
  • High level of attention to details, Able to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Sensitivity to diversity and cultural differences
  • Excellent staff management skills, Team player

Workplace: ERCS Headquarter with travel to other Branches

Deadline: January 5, 2024

How to Apply

We invite candidates meeting the required qualifications to fill out the employment application form

With the indicated link https://ee.humanitarianresponse.info/x/IyUTlyf1 before the closing date of this announcement

Qualified women are strongly recommended to apply!

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  • Read the vacancy announcement carefully.
  • Check the vacancy details with eligibility.
  • Prepare your CV or Application Details.
  • Finally, apply as instructed by the authority.

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