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Senior Advisor – Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience; Senior Advisor – Gender and SAA; Senior Advisor – Nutrition

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full Time


Senior Advisor – Nutrition


Job Description

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Date: January 5, 2017

Vacancy No: 156/16

CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.

Do you want to be part of this team?

Would you like to be responsible for ensuring the staffs that are implementing this vision are qualified, motivated and committed to this vision? Please apply and join us!

Position: Senior Advisor – Nutrition

Salary: Negotiable

Place of Work: Addis Ababa

Closing Date: January 15, 2017

Number of vacant posts: 1 (One)

Term of employment: Regular

Duty starting date: Immediately

Job Summary

The senior nutrition advisor reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) of Livelihoods for Resilience. S/he will be responsible to provide technical support on program planning and implementation as per the DIP and Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) and builds the capacity of frontline staff implementing nutrition work for Livelihoods for Resilience and associated projects/initiatives. In consultation with immediate supervisor and close collaboration with other advisors in CCU, the nutrition advisor will lead monitoring and periodic reporting of assigned elements of nutrition component in line with CARE Ethiopia’s vision, goals, and program principles, standards, approaches and long range strategic plan. Special focus will be promotion of nutritious gardens and homestead poultry production for consumption and income.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

· Jointly develops annual work plan (DIP) and allocate budget to ensure the effective implementation through the implementing partners of Livelihoods for Residence;

· Ensures provision of vegetable seeds, fruit seedlings, poultry and hand tools to the project targets using appropriate and sustainable approaches;

· Ensures provision of poultry package complies with local government guidelines and meets the minimum nutritional requirement of the targets,

· Make sure Livelihoods for Resilience target HHs (with pregnant and lactating women and children under two) are linked to existing government mother support groups (CHD,CBN, etc.);

· Ensures nutrition sensitive and climate-smart IGAs are extended to women that substantially contribute to improved nutrition;

· Identifies technical staffing needs for nutrition, develops TOR and JD as required;

· Identifies training needs and capacity building, ensures adherence to guidelines and MOUs;

· Assists project staffs to develop nutrition education to improve dietary practices, transform traditional attitudes to bring about behavioral change and contribute to improved nutrition and household income;

· Trains health care providers, DAs and model women, VESA leaders on the use and post-harvest storage of high nutrient foods (e.g. vegetable);

· Assist in establishing baseline for nutrition interventions;

· Prepares quarterly, high quality progress reports of performance of nutrition activities and facilitates timely submission to the LDM manager for compilation;

· Prepares a monthly program and program support plan that helps to visit field activities and provide formal and informal feedback to the program staff in terms of recommendations for improved performance;

· Develops nutrition and nutrition sensitive indicators to measure progress in knowledge of the nutritional value of foods, the magnitude of behavioral and practical changes;

· Establishes and maintain formal and informal communication mechanisms with partner staff and CLA advisor in CCU;

· Promote lessons and best practices drawn from GRAD’s nutrition work with external partners;

· Analyzes past experiences to systematize and incorporate lessons learned into the DIP process;

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS (KNOW HOW)

A) EDUCATION/TRAINING

Required:

· BSc degree in nutrition, agriculture, food science or related.

Desired:

· MSc degree in related fields

B) EXPERIENCE

6 years of work experience working on nutrition, agriculture, food security and livelihoods.

C) COMPETENCIES

Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, adaptability, stress tolerance, innovation, building partnership, communicating with impact, coaching, facilitating change, developing teams, information monitoring, planning and organizing, leading through vision and value.


Senior Advisor – Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

Job Description

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Date: January 5, 2017

Vacancy No: 155/16

CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.

Do you want to be part of this team?

Would you like to be responsible for ensuring the staffs that are implementing this vision are qualified, motivated and committed to this vision? Please apply and join us!

Position: Senior Advisor – Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

Salary: Negotiable

Place of Work: Addis Ababa

Closing Date: January 15, 2017

Number of vacant posts: 1 (One)

Term of employment: Regular

Duty starting date: Immediately

Job Summary

The Senior Advisor - CCA and Resilience will provide strategic leadership for relevant components of the Feed the Future/Livelihoods for Resilience Activity targeting 97,900 households in 27 woredas in the three regions of Tigray, Amhara, and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNPR). S/he will lead the development of high-quality and practical project implementation plans in his/her sector that meet the technical expectations of the project theory of change. The position holder participates in the project’s Technical Working Group, and work closely with the project’s implementing, technical, and resource partners on issues and interventions related to CCA and resilience. S/he will be leading capacity-building of program staff, implementing partners, consortium members and government agencies in this regard.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Provides overall leadership and guidance in the detail implementation planning and implementation of Livelihoods for Resilience across 3 implementing regions;
  • Draws lessons on Participatory Scenario Planning (PSP) and ensures inclusion in DIP;
  • Ensures CARE and all Implementing Partners have the appropriate systems and work plans in place to effectively implement the technical approaches and guidance provided;
  • Provides guidance in relation to CCA and resilience activities to the field teams;
  • Conducts remote and on-site monitoring of progress and providing systematic feedback to both supervisor and field teams;
  • Ensure CCA data and findings are presented and incorporated into programmatic decision-making at management and local stakeholder levels;
  • Leads and develops capacity-building activities of field teams, community, NGO and government partners in climate resilience livelihoods;
  • Designs trainings in techniques that support climate change adaptation and resilience;
  • Identifies and recommend areas for specific training and capacity-building both for staff, government, community and implementing partners.
  • Tracks and reports on policies, trends and good practices in natural resource management, and ensuring information is disseminated among the team.
  • Develops plans and sets targets in relation to NRM/NRE activities. Work closely with Pastoral Program Coordinator and field teams to monitor and assess program performance against the targets including successes, challenges and lessons-learned.
  • Leads and oversees write-up and dissemination of reports on the progress, approaches, success and challenges related to the landscape-level, governance approach to NRM as it links to CCA and resiliency objectives.
  • Establishes and maintain formal and informal communication mechanisms with partner staff and CLA advisor in CCU;

· Organizes and participates cross-visits, produces report on good practice and case stories;

· Analyzes past experiences to systematize and incorporate lessons learned into the DIP process;

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS (KNOW HOW)

A) EDUCATION/TRAINING

Required:

· BSc degree in Natural Resource Management, Climate Change, Environmental Science, Rural Development or other field related

Desired:

· MSc degree in related fields

B) EXPERIENCE

6 years of work experience working on nutrition, agriculture, food security and livelihoods.

C) COMPETENCIES

Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, adaptability, stress tolerance, innovation, building partnership, communicating with impact, coaching, facilitating change, developing teams, information monitoring, planning and organizing, leading through vision and value.

Senior Advisor – Gender and SAA


Job Description

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Date: January 5, 2017

Vacancy No: 154/16

CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.

Do you want to be part of this team?

Would you like to be responsible for ensuring the staffs that are implementing this vision are qualified, motivated and committed to this vision? Please apply and join us!

Position: Senior Advisor – Gender and SAA

Salary: Negotiable

Place of Work: Addis Ababa

Closing Date: January 15, 2017

Number of vacant posts: 1 (One)

Term of employment: Regular

Duty starting date: Immediately

Job Summary

The senior gender and SAA advisor reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) of the Livelihoods for Resilience project. S/he will serve as technical lead of the project consortium’s efforts towards quality design and implementation of initiatives that ensure women empowerment and gender equality. The position holder will coordinate gender analysis and lead studies to explore diversified livelihoods and employment opportunities particularly for girls, women and female headed households. The advisor leads/conducts standard quality training and produces related guidelines to ensure women empowerment and integration of gender priorities into all technical sectors of the Livelihoods for Resilience. In consultation with the DCoP and CCU technical team, S/he will supervise formative research in implementation areas to identify key issues, social norms and to make recommendations on how to address gender barriers and challenges.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

· Develops gender strategy of the Livelihood for Resilience in collaboration with other project staff;

· Closely follows up and ensure the implementation of strategies;

· Develops gender sensitive indicators to measure results;

· Designs concepts, and inputs into problem identification, causal and problem analysis to support operationalization of gender strategies and plans;

· Establishes staff and key partners induction and ongoing training processes on gender focused program quality;

· Conducts capacity assessment and based on the results, prepares plans and advises consortium on key learning competency and skill requirements in staff and partners pertinent to gender;

· Leads the development and facilitation of trainings for partners and staff development on gender specific initiatives;

· Continuously updates staff and partners on emerging gender issues to enhance and sustain conceptual clarity and awareness of partners and others’ best practices;

· Designs and leads gender surveys, analyze results and write reports;

· Establishes effective linkage and partnership with other Feed the Future programs with particular focus on gender;

· Identifies, establishes and maintains productive relationships with like-minded non-government organizations;

· Provides linkage support to networks with other organizations working on gender issues;

· Disseminates on a regular basis information regarding the consortium’s gender accomplishments among stakeholders, including the government;

· Represent CARE and or Livelihoods for Resilience professionally when delegated/authorized;

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS (KNOW HOW)

A) EDUCATION/TRAINING

Required:

· BA (BSc) degree in Social Science, Gender, Rural Development and other related field.

Desired:

· MA/MSc in Gender, Anthropology, Sociology, Developmental Studies and professional training in gender or related fields.

B) EXPERIENCE

7 years of experience working on nutrition, agriculture, food security and livelihoods.

C) COMPETENCIES

Respect, accountability, courage, excellence, adaptability, stress tolerance, innovation, building partnership, communicating with impact, coaching, facilitating change, developing teams, information monitoring, planning and organizing, leading through vision and value.

How to Apply

If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment which contribute to your learning and development and if you are inspired by CARE Ethiopia’s mission and vision and if you want to be a part of our work, please forward your: CV (not more than 3 pages) and cover letter (not more than one page) to HR.ETHJobs@care.org, or send to CARE Ethiopia, P.O. Box 4710, Addis Ababa. You can also submit in person at the gate of the Head Office located at the back of Lex Plaza Building on the way from Zerihun Building to Signal (Adwa Bridge).

· When you apply, please clearly indicate the position and vacancy number on the subject line of your application. Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

· Only short listed candidates will be contacted for assessment. No Phone call please

Passionate and dedicated candidates who have the relevant experience are strongly encouraged to apply, especially women.

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