Role: Ethiopia Country Representative
Organisation: Link Community Development
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Closing date: 30th January 2020
Link Community Development is a family of not for profit organisations working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished rural areas of Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since our foundation in 1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million children through unique and effective school improvement models. We guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children.
Through a partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local systems, we influence changes to policy, practice and accountability on a national scale, and our interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts. Link Community Development International (Link International), based in Edinburgh, Scotland supports all project, M&E, fundraising, finance and governance activities in our five sub-Saharan partner countries.
The Country Representative will ensure the effective and efficient delivery of Link’s Ethiopia programme. This includes the Girls’ Education Challenge ‘STAGES’ project, a key partner in TARGET, which sits within the General Education Quality Improvement Project for Equity (GEQIP-E) and various projects funded by Trusts and Foundations.
Reporting to the Link International CEO, the post-holder will manage the STAGES Programme Director, the Link TARGET team and coordinate closely with the Senior Programme Management and Technical team based in Edinburgh, to ensure all project activities are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standard.
- Ability to self-manage a demanding workload
- Ability to think and plan strategically
- Strong people and organisation skills (human resources)
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Demonstrable ability to complete work to a high standard
- Excellent written and spoken English
- The ability to communicate complex information for a range of audiences, both in written reports and through presentations
- Strong knowledge and understanding of education provision and community engagement in Africa (particularly Ethiopia)
- Understanding of technical assistance support as well as direct programme delivery
- Experience of coordinating the range of functions common to large projects including finance, programme, MEL and Human Resources
- Experience working with government partners at all levels
- Strong budgeting and financial management experience
- Proven track record of coordinating complex education projects
- Experience working on large, multi-partner projects
- Experience working in a multicultural environment
- Proven knowledge and understanding of and commitment to Safeguarding and child protection
- Able to build safeguarding and child protection into Link Ethiopia programmes at all level
- A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (International Development, education,
- Experience of the Ethiopian education context
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