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Economic Opportunities Program

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Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Negotiable
  • Experience Level Manager
  • Total Years Experience 10-20
  • Date Posted March 13, 2019

Job Description

Program Quality and Management

  • Lead the development of EPP terms of reference for service providers, implementation and operation manuals and monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Provide direction, guidance, follow up and monitoring to service providers implementing the EPP pilot program.
  • Gather, collate and circulate to all stakeholders weekly reports on all service provider performance.
  • Ensure the pilot program outcomes are achieved in line with the overall program objectives, meeting with the service providers on a monthly basis to undertake formal performance reviews, taking action as required (and as set out in the operations manuals).
  • Oversee the quality assurance and audit processes as set out in the operation manuals, and produce and circulate quarterly quality reports.
  • Share learning between the service providers to enhance further their performance, including facilitation of quarterly workshops attended by all providers.
  • Maintain a regularly updated Risk Register, identifying risk elements and devising mitigation mechanisms in collaboration with pertinent government authorities and service providers.
  • Contribute to development of knowledge products including development and dissemination of tools, analytical work, country case studies and workshops at regional and federal level.
  • Represent the PCU in external forums and/or partnerships as needed.
  • Perform additional duties pertaining to program quality and management as assigned.

Coordination and Partnerships 

  • Liaise and coordinate different government agencies (ARRA, MoLSA, BoLSAs, MoT, IVERA, FCA, and Regional Governments) and humanitarian/development partners pertinent to the pilot program, to create a favourable enabling environment for economic inclusion of refugees.
  • Assist the service providers to establish partnerships with domestic and foreign private sector companies operating in and outside industry parks to facilitate job placements.
  • Engage in additional coordination activities as assigned.

Job Requirement

  • Masters’ in Development Studies, Business Administration, Economic Development, Project Management, Law or related academic field relevant to the tasks to be carried out.
  • At least 10 years practical experience of project work delivering frontline services to vulnerable groups OR in recruitment-related activities OR business start-up and micro-financing, of which at least 2 years should be experience in a managerial/leadership position pertaining to project management, stakeholder coordination, and/or social protection roles.
  • Familiarity with the refugee context in the country and World Bank’s Investment Project Financing instrument.
  • Strong partnerships, value chain business analysis, risk management and service provider management skills.
  • Experience in working for donor-funded programme or similar market-oriented job creation and rural development interventions will be considered as an advantage.
  • Experience working with refugees, specifically in livelihood creation activities will be considered as an advantage.
  • Strong and diverse Ethiopian field experience, preferably in refugee hosting regions and working with the private sector or private sector-oriented NGOs.
  • Experience of working in target-driven environments, ideally managing contractors or suppliers.
  • Experience in services to vulnerable groups or in recruitment-related activities or in business-start-up/micro-financing.
  • Strong technical report writing skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills essential.
  • Ability to travel regularly, sometimes under challenging conditions

How To Apply

  • The Ethiopian Investment Commission, Economic Opportunities Programnow invites eligible individual consultants(“Consultants”) to indicate their interest. The Individuals should give information indicating that they are qualified (CV, Relevant Testimonies, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, etc.).
  • The attention of the Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.14 of Procurement in Investment Project Financing Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services of July 1, 2016 revised November 2017, setting forth in the World Bank IBRD-IDA Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers on conflict of interest.
  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual consultant (IC) Selection methodset out in the World Bank’s ConsultantGuidelines.
  • Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 8.30-12:30 AM and 2:00- 5:00 PM local time from Monday to Thursday and from 8.30-5:30 AM and 2:00- 5:00 PM local time on Fridays.
  • Application/ Expression of Interest along with necessary Documentary Evidences can be sent through the e-mail: [email protected] or can be delivered to the address below marked “Expression of Interest for the recruitment of “Employment Promotion and Protection Pilot Contract and Performance Manager”, Procurement Package Reference No.: ET-EIC-41495-CS-INDVon or before 22 March 2019up to 4:30 P.M local time.
  • Address: Ethiopian Investment Commission, Economic Opportunities Program, Bole Road around Olympia. Attn: Program Director or Procurement Specialist, 4th floor, Room No. 405 or 6th floor Room No. 605, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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