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CARE Ethiopia would like to invite competent and qualified job seekers in the position of Woreda Team Leader (Gedio and Sidama).
Position: Woreda Team Leader (Gedio and Sidama)
I. JOB SUMMARY:
The purpose of the Woreda Team Leader (WTL) position is to provide overall leadership, coordination and supervision of Livelihood for Resilience project interventions and staff in the Woreda. S/he ensures Government and CARE’s project implementation; monitoring, evaluation guidelines and plans are followed in the woredas to effectively contribute to the achievement of project results and CARE’s strategic objectives to address underlying causes of poverty and food insecurity. S/he will be responsible for following-up on trainings aiming at supporting woreda-level decentralization and local governance such as operational planning, targeting, resource mobilization, gender, community-based action planning, preparedness, early warning and policy advocacy. The WTL also establishes and maintains effective working relationships with non-government partners working in the Woreda.
II. RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Job Responsibility 1: Planning and Implementation of Program Activities
Facilitates and ensures that the plan at woreda/PA/village level is prepared with full participation of the community and partners;
Ensures that planning and implementation of the project activities are in accordance with the program principles, approaches, and procedures of the organization;
Ensures targeting for food security and safety net project beneficiaries are made in participatory manner;
Works closely with woreda partners in planning, implementing and monitoring and evaluation of the project activities;
Makes sure that Facilitators for Empowerment(FFE) have their plans broken down to annual, quarterly and weekly basis ;
Supports the development of woreda level project DIP preparation broken down by year , quarter and month plan including the activities of value chain and microfinance and other project main activities as being part of the overall plan at PA level;
Supports and facilitates the woreda plan to include Care’s projects plan and thoroughly understood and be accountable for the overall implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the projects;
Ensures that all value chain activities, livelihoods activtie, microfinance , Gender and nutrition , climate change adaptation and other project related activities are implemented according to the technical specification set together with partners and time schedule and also with in the limit of the planned budget;
Ensures that the project’s capacity building activities are provided to target HHs/VESA groups in line with the project approaches ;
Ensures that gender issues are properly addressed during the process of the project planning and implementation;
Ensures that policy learning and advocacy are incorporated at all levels of the projects’ planning and implementation and from woreda to PA/village level;
% of Time 25%
Job Responsibility 2: Supervision, Monitoring and Capacity Building
Supports and coordinates needs assessment, woreda partners, PA and village level community institutions, for the capacity building in relation to Value chain, livelihoods, IGAs, employment, gender ,nutrition climate change adaptation and aspiration and other service provider institution implementation strategies, methodologies, and activities;
With the partners, develop a capacity building plan and facilitate training courses, cross visits and apprentice.
Contributes to the adaptation of materials and experiences for application in diverse cultural and social contexts;
Organizes and facilitates joint participatory monitoring programs with the woreda partners and community groups, both technical and management bodies, document lessons and provide feedback to the project office;
Facilitates organization and strengthening woreda level project steering committee and/or food security task force and assist in the development of participatory monitoring and evaluation skills/knowledge;
Facilitates and encourages regular review meeting and project review schedules at woreda level and help the different institutions have it institutionalized commitment;
Supports and builds the capacity of the front line staffs, including DA’s and FFE, have deeper understanding of the different technical areas of the projects, participatory monitoring and evaluation, cross cutting issues and including community empowerment and right based approach;
Conducts regular review meetings with the front line staffs and development agents and record lessons and provide feed back to the participants and to the project;
Together with the project staffs and partners sets project quality standards and action steps and monitor the performance accordingly;
Conducts regular supervision and closely work with the field workers on site;
Ensures that the project participant households have been timely linked with financial service providers and used for the intended house hold asset building and income generation scheme
Make sure that PSNP households are linked to financial service providers (MFIs, RUSSACOs) to access financial services.
% of time = 25%
Responsibility No. 3: Staff Supervision, Coaching and Team Building
Supervises leads, guides, orients, trains, coaches and supports Facilitators for empowerment.
Builds the technical and managerial capacity of the program staff in planning and implementing programs effectively and efficiently;
Recommends or initiates personnel actions such as merit increases and other salary adjustments, promotions, transfers, terminations, and disciplinary actions including performance improvement plans;
Promotes and model a working style based on strict adherence to the organizational core values;
Ensure that all program staff have appropriate individual operational plans linked to program priorities;
Completes all performance management activities including:
performance planning, monitoring, and annual performance appraisals;
Provides ongoing feedback to program staff, recognizing and praising successes and pointing out failures that needing corrective measures.Conducts performance review and appraisal of the employees under his/her supervision according to the policy of the organization.
Supervises Facilitators for empowerment , gives technical backup and coaches supervisory staff in the Woreda;
Supports the development of high performing teams at the woreda and ensures that appropriate procedures and policies are followed.
Facilitate cross-visits by partners/ other FtF projects, PSNP5 people, government officials, other CARE country offices/projects, USAID etc/.
% of time = 15%
Job Responsibility 4 Facilitate Learning and Net Working
Establishes firm and institutionalized working relationship with local officials, community institutions and other stake holders;
Keeps up to date the development in the sectors, including best practices examples in country and ensure ongoing personal development and learning;
Prepares regular project progress up dates at woreda level and discuss with representatives of the woreda;
Represents CARE at Woreda level being member of the food security task force and others as required;
Ensures that organizational core values, policies, procedures and program approaches are clearly understood and adhered to in the daily functioning of the Woreda office and that information to monitor project progress and organizational performance, including M & E data are collected and used for organizational learning, decision making, reporting, and for promoting innovations;
Coordinates the preparation of Woreda training curricula, organizing trainings, preparing audio visual training/learning materials in the Woreda in close collaboration with, climate change and resilience officer, value chain specialist, livelihood and youth employment specialists, M & E officer,
% of time = 25%
Job Responsibility 5: Reporting
Develops appropriate reporting formats together with the facilitators and other relevant technical staffs;
Collects monthly and quarterly performance reports from the Facilitators for empowerment ;
Checks and confirm the correctness of the reported activities;
Reviews and summarize the monthly and quarterly report for the woreda and submit to the project manager and the woreda. The report has to include the detail descriptions, challenges, problems faced and lessons learned in the reporting period.
% of time = 10%
Job Responsibility 6: Gender Equity and Diversity.
The woreda Team Leader will be responsible for gender equality and diversity values are upheld in the recruitment, orientation, performance assessment and management of community Facilitator.
Provide adequate time to staff to participate in gender sensitivity workshops and related events.
Ensure that proposals, evaluations and reports make explicit reference to approaches used to address unequal gender relations.
Make sure that staff are mainstreaming gender organizationally and programmatically in their APOs.
Make sure that male and female employees of the organization receive equal treatment, opportunities and responsibilities.
Enforce the sexual harassment policy and the gender and diversity policy.Maintain partnership with NGOs and GOs that directly or indirectly work on gender equality and women empowerment issues.
Job Responsibility 7: Perform other duties as assigned.
% of Time = 5 %
III. PROBLEM SOLVING (Thinking Environment)
Levels one and two of problem solving apply to the incumbent. The incumbent involves with daily routine activities, she/he also uses interpolative skills to pick and choose the right solution to address given problems.
III. GENDER EQUALITY
Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender, youth and social inclusion issues.Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and PSEAH (safeguarding), as evidenced in previous positions / programming
IV. QUALIFICATIONS (KNOW HOW)
B.A Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Sociology, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural engineering, Health Science or other related fields
B) WORK EXPERIENCE:
5 years experience in community participatory project implementation or related activities.
C) TECHNICAL KILLS
Computer proficiency;Good communication and report writing skill;
Knowledge of local Language;
Familiarity/training in participatory extension approach;
Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, conceptual understanding of participatory approach and sustainable development.
Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, building partnerships, stress tolerance, building commitment, coaching, interpersonal skill, operational decision-making, planning and organizing, information monitoring.
III. CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS:
PSNP – Coaching, Mentoring and overall guidance, (On all programmatic, administrative, financial, policy, procedural other related issues).
AC – The big picture (Organizational approaches, policies, programmatic focus and priorities) regarding Project management.
Technical Group – ensuring appropriate support is provided to the field office and maintenance of good working relationships.
Communities, PA, Woreda Administration and Rural Development TeamsOther development organizations working in the area where CARE works (NGO, CBO and the privet sector).Special meetings with Woreda and Zonal (Regional when required) government partners and donor representatives when needed.
IV. WORKING CONDITIONS AND LEVEL OF TRAVEL REQUIRED.
The Woreda Team leader shall be based in Gedio– Kochore , Wonago and Dilla Zuria ( three ) and Sidama region ( one ) – Dara woredas with extensive field travel up to 70 %.
How to Apply:
If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision, please send your CV (not more than 3 pages) and cover letter (not more than one page) through Ethiojobs.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Passionate and dedicated candidates who meet the requirement are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women!
CARE Ethiopia is committed to preventing all unwanted behavior at work. This includes sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child abuse. We expect everyone who works for us to share this commitment by understanding and working within the CARE Safeguarding Policy and related framework. CARE Ethiopia has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners.
CARE Ethiopia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ current and/or previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.
By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Ethiopia requesting the information specified above. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks.
CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.
Application Deadline: August 23, 2022