Livelihoods Specialist – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia 2019

Posted on: Monday May 27 , 1:04 PM , 2019
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Job/Task Description

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Job Title

Livelihoods Specialist

Code

0046



Place of Work

Addis Ababa

Programme/Unit

DFID- Migration

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

01 (One)

Length of Contract

One-year possibility of extension

ROLE PURPOSE:

 

The Livelihood Specialist is responsible for the overall planning, coordination and management of the DFiD migration programme interventions, ensuring that program activities are implemented to the highest quality standard.  She/ he will be responsible in ensuring high-quality and timely technical support for implementation of program activities, including key research activities at inception phase coordinating with the consortium members; ensure context specific and common implementation approaches across intervention areas for quality program implementation, ensuring program implementation according to nationally/internationally accepted and recommended standards; and work with technical and MEAL team for capturing and utilize high quality and well-articulated project evidence and research for learning, and advocacy.

 

The Livelihoods Specialist oversees the work of field offices and project coordinators who will be responsible for the DFID migration programme implementation at the field level; and ensure cross functionality and coordination across the different units.  S/he will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation and the timely submission of all deliverables to SC and lead organization DRC including research reports at the inception phase, annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, semi-annual reports and annual reports as may be required.  He/she will be responsible in developing strong external relations with key stakeholders; and represents SC values and principles in interactions with staff and external audiences.

 

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to:  Senior Programme Manager

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

In line with SCI’s dual mandate, these key areas of accountability apply to SCI Ethiopia’s work in emergencies (acute and chronic) and in development settings.

Strategic Programme Development

  • Be responsible for leading the development of technical strategies and jointly plan and implement advocacy activities for DFID Migration programme.
  • Through external contact with relevant counterparts across agencies, identify new potential partners for strategic engagement and negotiate strategic priorities.
  • Document content of internal/external technical meetings and disseminate to relevant staff.
  • Support the development of annual operational plans and the regular internal programme planning and review meetings for the Livelihoods theme, as well as related inputs to quarterly and annual SC reports.

Policy Analysis, Policy Engagement and Advocacy for Policy Change

  • Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders in the sector or thematic area covered.
  • Represent SC at all relevant technical external task forces, working groups, seminars or other meetings / forums which have been identified and  approved by the Head and use these meetings to negotiate strategic, and advocacy positions.
  • Develop policy and advocacy briefs (or related material) based on technical learning from projects, and the development of best practices.
  • Identify and develop good relations with all key stakeholders in the sector, particularly those government departments and donors identified as key in achieving agreed SC advocacy outcomes.

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

In line with SCI’s dual mandate, these key areas of accountability apply to SCI Ethiopia’s work in emergencies (acute and chronic) and in development settings.

Strategic Programme Development

  • Be responsible for leading the development of technical strategies and jointly plan and implement advocacy activities for DFID Migration programme.
  • Through external contact with relevant counterparts across agencies, identify new potential partners for strategic engagement and negotiate strategic priorities.
  • Document content of internal/external technical meetings and disseminate to relevant staff.
  • Support the development of annual operational plans and the regular internal programme planning and review meetings for the Livelihoods theme, as well as related inputs to quarterly and annual SC reports.

Policy Analysis, Policy Engagement and Advocacy for Policy Change

  • Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders in the sector or thematic area covered.
  • Represent SC at all relevant technical external task forces, working groups, seminars or other meetings / forums which have been identified and  approved by the Head and use these meetings to negotiate strategic, and advocacy positions.
  • Develop policy and advocacy briefs (or related material) based on technical learning from projects, and the development of best practices.
  • Identify and develop good relations with all key stakeholders in the sector, particularly those government departments and donors identified as key in achieving agreed SC advocacy outcomes.
  • Develop good relations with other NGOs, development and UN agencies etc. working in the sector and where possible forge alliances to influence key actors around advocacy objectives.
  • Ensure that the voices of children guide advocacy and policy change objectives and related activities.
  • Engage in migration related Policy discussions and planning for the roll out of the policy and related action plans

 

Livelihoods Technical Advisory Support and Programme Quality

  • Provide required inputs and technical backstopping for various researches and studies at inception phase
  • Lead development of ToRs and subsequent assements in relation to labour market assessment, stakeholders mapping etc..
  • Provide technical support in the development of migration related briefing/strategic papers and identify appropriate innovative approaches,
  • Provide technical support in identifying potential private sectors and facilitate employment linkages;
  • Technically advise on the design of migration related projects ensuring the projects are of high quality and contribute to improve migrants’ Livelihoods and Empowerment.
  • Together with other Livelihoods Specialist, support the development and implementation of a training program on migration and develop appropriate measure in terms of livelihoods and empowerment for government and partner agencies staff.
  • Provide technical advice and mentoring to increase use of migration analysis to inform design of livelihood emergency projects. 

·         Participate in the formulation and promotion of employment and labour migration strategies/programmes, projects and provide technical support to governments, employers and workers organizations and other relevant institutions.

·         Support the design and supervision and conduct policy-oriented research on macro-economic and sectoral trends impacting on employment and migration

·         Provide support to technical programmes with the preparation of programme proposals, analyse and provide information to programme managers on proposals to support decision-making.

·         Contribute to the preparation of programme implementation and activity reports

·         Assist in the identification of emerging employment and labour migration challenges, contribute to solutions and liaise with relevant stakeholder

·         Undertake research and prepare analytical reports on selected subjects within the area of technical competence.

·         Act as focal point on a specific field of specialisation.

·         Participate in training seminars and workshops as resource person.

·         Provide technical backstopping, project implementation and monitoring.

·         Undertake missions for the purpose of providing technical recommendations on selected topics

·         Ensure proper documentation of experiences and lessons learned during Child Participation projects under supervision

·         In cooperation with Member Service, provide information and inputs to be used for SCI Livelihoods  information and communication materials

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

·         Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

·         Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

·         Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

·         Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

·         Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

·         Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

·         Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Job Requirements

§  First degree in development studies, Migration or related fields with a minimum of 8 years related work experience in the area of Livelihoods 

§  Experience in working with government counterparts and other partners at various levels – federal to district.  This includes technical support, capacity-building and coordination.

§  Excellent understanding of migration issues in Ethiopia at both field and policy levels.

§  Practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities in realising children’s rights in Ethiopia, in relation to Migration

§  Strong data collection, analysis and report writing skills.

§  Strong analysis of Livelihoods data and ability to summarise and communicate this to a range of audiences.

§  Proven advocacy and representation skills

§  Demonstrable experience in M&E

§  Good presentation, training and facilitation skills

§  Proven conceptual skills and an ability to think and plan strategically

§  Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to train and mentor staff

§  Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload

§  Good spoken and written English

§  Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases)

Commitment to Save the Children child protection policies.

HOW TO APPLY 

Deadline: June 3, 2019

Submit  A CV (not more than 3 pages),    A cover letter (not more than one page),  A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process through Save the Children Online Job Application Portal

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