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Take the time to write excellent resumes and cover letters. Start with well-designed samples, rather than from scratch, and edit and customize to meet your needs before applying for any jobs in Ethiopia. Have it checked for errors and typos by others to make sure that everything is fine. Do it right the first time before you apply for any jobs from Ezega, or other sotes such as EmployEthiopia, Mjobs or EthioJobs. Remember, once the wrong resume and cover letter is out, there is no way to get it back and correct.

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Please click here to read 12 Costly Resume Mistakes You Should Avoid before applying for job vacancies in Ethiopia.

How to Get Interviews:

Many job seekers in Ethiopia get frustrated because they apply to many places, but never get called for interviews. This is happening to many job seekers applying for various jobs in Ethiopia through job portals such Ezega Jobs, EmployEthiopia, EthioJobs, Mjobs, etc. In many cases, the reasons are simple and common.

Regardless of whether you are applying from mjobs or employethiopia or any other, the hiring manager normally gets many resumes to review. The number one question in the mind of the hiring manager is who among the many applicants can best handle the job at hand. The only way to tell prior to interviews is through resumes and cover letters. The hiring manager would normally look for someone who has done something similar or at least one who showed interest in the work being advertised. If your cover letter so generic (the same for all jobs), you will be talking about something else not related to the job you are applying - which means, in the eye of the hiring manager, you are not suitable for the job you are applying. So, it is extremely important that you edit the cover letter for each job you are applying to show interest in the job, and to mention something related that you have done or studied in the past. The main point is that you are conveying a message to the hiring manager that you understand what the job needs and you have done or studied something related to the job you are applying.

You may also edit you resume for each job you are applying to highlight any study or work you have done that is a requirement for the job. That way the hiring manager doesn't have to look hard to find it. Remember, hiring managers barely have a few minutes to spend on each job application. So, putting up front or highlighting the relevant skills or knowledge you have increases your chance of getting called for interview.

Also, please answer any questions the hiring manager is asking in the vacancy announcement. If it was asked that you must have certain computer skills, please state that in your cover letter and resume. If the vacancy post asks to state your typing speed in words per minute, you should state that in your cover letter. That will be greatly appreciated by the hiring manager in any mjobs. If you ignore any requests or questions like these that the job post requests, it means you are not giving any attention to details of the job application requirements, and the chances of you getting called for interview becomes very low.

Finally, please send only what is asked in the vacancy announcement. If the job post asks you to send only cover letter and resume, just send the cover letter and resume - not all documents you have.

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Head of Programme | Oxfam Ethiopia

Contact Details
Company : General Job Post Account-16
Company Name/ Contact Person : Oxfam Ethiopia
E-Mail : NA
Phone : NA
Job Details
Job Title : Head of Programme
Date Posted/Updated : Friday, January 4, 2019
Application Deadline : Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Environmental/Development/Resources
Job Code : NA
Oxfam Ethiopia
Vacancy Announcement

Position: Head of Programme

Job Purpose
• The Head of Programme (HoP) will be responsible for the development, design and management/monitoring of the country programmes and for ensuring Oxfam in Ethiopia programme responds to current development trends related in the country. Ensure the proper implantation of programme strategies and plans maintaining the coordination, linkages and synergies within and between the long term and humanitarian programmes as well as contributes to linking these programmes with influencing and ensuring programme quality. The HoP will have a direct line report to the CD and be a member of the Country Management Team and must work very closely with the Business Support Units and the Influencing coordinator.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
1. Program development and delivery
• Under the leadership of the CD, provides overall strategic and technical leadership in the design, development, planning, budgeting, and implementation of the Oxfam Country Strategy (OCS).
• Ensures the delivery of a country program with demonstrable impact and is accountable for ensuring that the programme meets overall program quality and learning standards.
• Manages and is accountable for programme budget including responding to high level management and variance reports.
• Work with the MEAL/PQ Coordinator, develop, implement and embed, a knowledge management system, that will ensure the sharing of knowledge across the program, other country programs, and the broader confederation.
• Oversees the development of program and project improvement plans, to ensure effective and timely implementation of the projects and programs.
• Works closely with the Grants Manager, identifies opportunities for funding to ensure the financial sustainability of country programme of Oxfam in Ethiopia.
• Develops a comprehensive understanding of Oxfam’s partnership approach, including work with coalitions and networks, adopting a strategic, proactive perspective on how to achieve partner led approaches to achieve sustainable change.
• Oversees the partner portfolio, with specific reference to the identification of both implementing and strategic partners, and building and maintaining these relationships.
• Leads the development of country level programme reporting – facilitating programme Managers and other team members’ contributions to reporting, consolidating programme reports and providing high level strategic analysis of programme impact.
• Directs and coordinates external program engagement.
• Maintains strong links between development programmes, humanitarian preparedness and response, and policy and advocacy interventions.
• Ensures that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues. In particular, promotes the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the programme work.
• Assists the programme team to develop, finalise and closely monitor their programme(s) budget.
• Works closely with the Finance Department to ensure effective financial and budgetary control of the programmes, according to OI’s policy and procedures.
• Manages a broad spectrum of programs and geographies, requiring a variety of competences and skills of the job holder. Management tasks and problems are diverse and complex and involve a significant degree of risk (financial, security, brand).
• Participates in the annual budget process, leading on the program budget process, and maintains ongoing oversight of program budgets.
2. Coordination, networking and representation
• Provides strategic leadership and management of Oxfam ’s programme in country including all development, advocacy, and humanitarian programming to maximise our influence and impact.
• Initiates, coordinates and leads Oxfam’s one program approach in Ethiopia ensuring it delivers on the OCS vision and objectives and championing the new ways of working embodied in the OCS.
• Deputise for the Country Director as required.
• Develops and facilitates links with civil society (including non-implementing partners), the private sector, academic /knowledge institutions and governments, initiating contacts and building associations that can be used to enhance Oxfam’s work and identifying key partners to collaborate with on the delivery of the program.
3. People development and management
• Provides strategic management and thought leadership.
• Leads human resources planning for the programmes team.
• Ensures that team members have access to staff development opportunities, identifies and addresses capacity gaps and provides ongoing counselling and support team members.
• Manages and supports the Program Team to deliver on the OCS, providing leadership, inspiration and guidance and ensuring that the management of the team is in line with Oxfam’s HR policies and procedures.
• With support from Human Resources unit, manages the life cycle of individuals within the team from pre-recruitment to exit, including performance management processes, people’s development and working with HR on issues such as disciplinary matters among others.

How to Apply
• Interested candidates who meet the above requirement should only submit CVs and application through Oxfam internal recruitment system - on or before January 16, 2019. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
• Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks.
• We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. Women applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.
Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge
• Post graduate degree in international development, sustainable livelihoods, humanitarian, programme management or closely related fields.
• A minimum of seven years of experience in the field leading development and humanitarian programmes in one or more challenging contexts in developing countries. Experience in Ethiopia context is highly desirable.
• Good understanding of development issues in general with significant knowledge and experience in the fields of: (a) sustainable livelihoods and resilience, (b) gender and development, (c) humanitarian assistance (d) policy advocacy and influencing
• Good managerial skills to co-ordinate the Ethiopia program team to deliver on the OCS objectives.
• Ability to coach on the building of strong, credible relationships with international and local NGOs, government associations, business leaders and communities
• Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills. Able to use different approaches to achieve followership.
• Ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
• Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; able to understand complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans
• Ability to think strategically, work creatively, effectively and in an innovative manner
• Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and those of marginalised people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work in Ethiopia.
• Proven analytical and conceptual thinking, high level research, project management knowledge and skills and experience using participatory tools and methodologies for assessment, programme identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
• Comprehensive knowledge and experience of development programs, humanitarian response and advocacy and campaigning.
• Knowledge of capacity building, learning and development activities and how to create a learning and sharing environment with a strong knowledge management basis
• Knowledge and understanding of theories of change and ability to contextualize these in the circumstances prevailing in the country
• Commitment to and knowledge of creating a partner-led operational environment, with an ability to create an internal Oxfam approach that is focused on developing and supporting partner organisations to achieve direct impact and results relating to Oxfam’s objectives
• Knowledge of, and experience in working with multiple donors, such as ECHO, EU, OFDA, private foundations etc.
• Politically astute, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and personal gravitas to gain respect and build and maintain strong, credible relationships, with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
• Extensive experience in building, managing and nurturing effective teams at senior management level in a national or international organisation. Preferably managing diverse teams of more than 200 people spread in different locations.
• Influencing experience and ability to develop organisational networks and associations
• Driving licence and use of it in insecure contexts.
• Flexibility in terms of travel and working hours is a requirement of this role with field trips within the country of more than 50% of the time.

• Language: English and Amharic.
• Experience or knowledge of Ethiopia and/or regional dynamics.
Education Level : Master's
Experience : 5-10 years
City : Addis Ababa
State : Addis Ababa
Country : Ethiopia
Salary Details
Min. Monthly Salary : Pay Scale
Max. Monthly Salary : Pay Scale

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