Save the Children in Ethiopia...
Save the Children has been a significant presence in Ethiopia since 1984, when we arrived to provide life-saving food, water and health services for over half a million people devastated by famine. Today, our programs have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront Ethiopia, one of the world's poorest countries. Our work focuses on its chronic poverty and food insecurity, the poor health of the general population, a growing HIV/AIDS crisis and a substandard education sector.
Save the Children USA (SC/US) is an international non-governmental organization with headquarters in Westport, Connecticut USA. SC/US works to create lasting positive change in the lives of children in need around the world. The Ethiopia Country Office of SC/US is one of its largest operations in the world, with programs focused on health and nutrition, food and livelihood security, HIV and AIDS and education. The size and diversity of the funding portfolio makes the office a dynamic and challenging place to work and grow professionally.
The Ethiopia Country Office has opening for Knowledge Management Manager position and invites qualified applicants to apply.
Position overview: The USAID- funded partners for the Ethiopian Government’s Productive Safety Net Program seek a knowledge Manager to facilitate coordination and learning between T2CG members (Save the Children US, REST, CRS, Food for the Hungry) focusing on program quality enhancement, internal operational coordination and external coordination with the government, donors and others. The position is designed to work with each member to develop common approaches and strategies that support members in implementing the productive Safety Net Program. The position will pay active role in coordinating different joint initiatives and document relevant studies to provide regular updates to concerned stakeholders. She/he will identify the range of existing training programs related to PSNP planning and implementation and based on this identify opportunities for harmonization among members on key priority areas.
Minimum Qualification and Experience Required: to be considered for the position; Applicants must have MA degree in the field of rural development, sociology, management or other related fields with five years of related experience with USAID or other donor funded rural development/ food security programs. Applicants must have previously assumed advisory or coordinator level position within n NGO setup and strong experience in working with consortia. It is required that applicants have clear understanding of the GOE’s food security strategy and programs and deeper knowledge of the PSNP and HABP programs with strong reporting skill; Self driven high performer who sets and sees through own priorities and proven ability to create network across development agencies, with donors nd government officials. It is important that applicants have excellent spoken and written English skill and knowledge of more than one local language would be an advantage. Strong conceptual/cognitive skills; Ability to see connection between different problem sets and to visualize common complementary approaches and good understanding of food security challenges issues and discussion are desired quality for the position.
Interested applicants should send non-returnable application letter and CV, along with copies of supporting documents on or before January 8, 2012 to:
SC/US Ethiopia Country Office
Apply online at http://www.ethiojobs.net/
We strongly encourage qualified women to apply. Applications from People with Disabilities (PwD) are welcomed by Save the Children. Only short-listed candidates who fulfill the requirements will be contacted. The name of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the application letter.
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