Agriculture Job Vacancy in Ethiopia 2024

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Oromia

Agriculture Job Vacancy in Ethiopia 2024

Job Description

FH Ethiopia is a non-governmental organization engaged in relief and development activities. At FH, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call the “Heartbeat”. This includes our Values, Vision, and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty. FH Ethiopia would like to invite potential candidates to apply for the following positions:

Job Summary

The Wayu Tuka AP Manager will be responsible for coordinating all the Nature Positive Food Systems (NPFS) project field activities at the project level and administrative activities at the project target areas. He/she will be primarily responsible for Project Design, planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation; staff and material management; financial management and coordination and networking with governmental and non-governmental agencies at project target areas.

Position: Area Program Manager I  

Duty Station: Wayu Tuka (East Wollega, Oromia Region)

Duration of Contract: One-year contract, Renewable (with 60 working days probation period)

Closing date:  March 29, 2024

Principal Responsibilities:

Key Result 1: Take a lead in Managing FH Ethiopia Scaling Up Conservation Agriculture Project

  1. Coordinate the preparation of project plans and ensure the timely submission to the West Region Programs Manager and climate resilient manager at HO.
  2. Coordinate the training of natural resource management, livelihood including conservation agriculture marketing, and gender and fully be involved in the facilitation of the training to the project staff, government workers, and target farmers and community representatives;
  3. Ensures that project activities are implemented by the project proposal signed between FHE and the Government;
  4. Conduct situation analysis in the project areas and design appropriate intervention plans in line with the vision of FH Ethiopia (FHE);

Key Result 2: Project Management (study, designing, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and funding)  

  1. Ensure the preparation and submission of various periodic reports to the West Region Programs Manager, regional governmental, Zonal, and woreda Sector bureaus.
  2. Monitors and evaluates project activities in collaboration with stakeholders, the FHE head quarter monitoring team, and other concerned bodies;
  3. Present the project profile, plan, report, and different cases concerning the project on Woreda, zonal, and regional level forums;
  4. Ensure that project implementation status is regularly gauged against the indicators in the project proposal to identify gaps and suggest correction measures to the Climate resilience Manager;
  5. Propose project ideas to design new projects and share with the respective Unit at the Head Office;
  6. Prepare annual and quarterly procurement plans and get approval for the timely purchase of materials jointly with other projects to ensure wise use of resources.

Key Result 3: Networking, Coordination and Projects Management 

  1. Networks with Wollega University, Nekemte Polytechnic College, Bako Agricultural Research Centre, Nekemte Soils Laboratory, Oromia Seed Enterprise, East Wollega Farmers Union, Cooperatives, and all government and non-governmental agencies to collaborate in running the nature+ business activities;
  2. Organize and handle all learning and lesson events with the respective local level project stakeholders and others who come to the project area in consultation with the Climate Resilience Manager;
  3. Makes the necessary contacts with Woreda, Zonal, and Regional Offices for smooth relationships and maintains a good understanding of the implementation process of the project; hosts project visitors from donors and different organizations;
  4. Maintain good relationships with stakeholders;
  5. Represent the project on behalf of FHE on different forums and workshops at regional, Zone, and woreda level

Key Result 4 Staff and Resource management 

  1. Gives overall guidance, manages and coaches staff under his/her supervision;
  2. Ensures that performance evaluation forms for all employees are completed and submitted to the FHE Head Office timely;
  3. Ensure that project assets such as vehicles and motorbikes are properly managed as per vehicle management guidelines of FHE;
  4. Ensures that human resources, materials, and commodities are adequately available and properly utilized;
  5. Co-ordinates and creates team spirit among project staff to maximize the achievements of the project;

Key Result 5 Financial management

  1. Ensures that the financial resource of the project is implemented based on the planned activities;
  2. Show a higher integrity in handling financial resources allocated for the planned project;
  3. Ensure that resource utilization is economical and efficient in the project;
  4. Provide all necessary technical support to project Finance and Admin Officer to prepare monthly financial accomplishment reports and submit them to Head Office.

Safeguarding Policy

FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out with honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat and safeguarding and associated policies. Violations of stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Gender Responsibility

⮚ Publicly endorse FH is gender sensitive and informs the mandates of the Gender & Diversity groups, gender advisors, and gender focal Points.

⮚  Enforce the sexual harassment policy on field visits, raise gender issues with staff, and demonstrate a strong stand against gender-related abuses

⮚ Using review meetings, field visits, and other methods, clarify that the Climate Resilience manager is strongly committed to the principle of equal opportunity for women and men, and a true gender balance in staffing.

⮚  Facilitate female staff participation in local and regional networks, as well as seminars and cross-visits.

Ensure the equal participation and engagement of the women beneficiaries in all project activities

Safety & Security Responsibility

⮚  Ensures that safety and security costs are included in all program budgets.  These include, but are not limited to: staff training on safety and security, site enhancements for safety and security, human resources (security officers), purchase/ maintenance of basic safety and security resources & tools, and budgets for safety and security assessments.

⮚  Communicating with all field-level project staff and making sure that all staff members are aware of the safety and security procedures;

⮚  Facilitating implementation and revision of Country Office procedures when required.  This includes identifying potentially risky situations and suggesting corrective measures;

⮚   Encourages compliance with Safety and Security principles and policies of the organization by all staff;

⮚   Takes the leadership in the management of Safety and Security in the Projects.  This includes identifying factors that increase risk, finding ways to reduce risk, and planning;

⮚ Ensuring that all employees, local/foreign interns, as well as external consultants, submit an updated Record of Emergency Data to their travels out of their base stations to accomplish FHE’s mission.

 

JOB LEVEL SPECIFICATIONS

⮚   Full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.

⮚ Excellent writing skills in English with proven ability to review plans/reports with donor requirements/standards,

⮚ Computer literate in Microsoft Programs,

⮚ Strong Interpersonal skills,

⮚ Emotional maturity,

⮚ Cross-cultural Sensitivity,

⮚ Ability to work effectively under pressure.

⮚ Able to self-manage a diverse and dynamic set of responsibilities, proactively solve problems, and/or suggest viable solutions while advancing goals and objectives;

Experience

⮚ Minimum of five (5) years related experience in the field out of which at least two years in a coordination or managerial position preferably in a similar program or INGO.

Education/Certifications

⮚ A minimum Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Rural Development, Natural Resource management, or other related fields (with more preference for an MSc degree)

⮚ Training in Natural Resource Management, Conservation Agriculture principles, Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), Climate Change

Distinguishing Competencies

⮚ Highly developed leadership, influencing, and communication skills, and demonstrable capability in relationship building at all levels.

⮚ Proven budget management experience coupled with experience in implementing and working by corporate structures, policies, and practices.

Language

⮚ Proficiency in both spoken and written English; ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. He/ She has the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Supervisory Responsibility

⮚ The position supervises all Project Officers and Project Finance and Admin Officer provides all technical advice, and follows up with other staff under the project Finance and Admin Officer

How to Apply

Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Competent candidates should submit their application and updated CV’s.

Candidates MUST refer to the position title “Area Program Manager I” in the subject line of their email and applications

Important Notes:

Please note that the subject of your email should be the position title “Area Program Manager I”.

Applications should be sent only once and repeated receipt of applications from one person is not acceptable.

 

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment_fhe@fh.org

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