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Important Notes to Job Seekers:

Writing great resume and cover letter is one of the most important steps you can take in securing your next perfect Job vacancy in Ethiopia. Poorly written resumes and/or cover letters are one of the common reasons why many job seekers in Ethiopia do not even get the opportunity for interviews for job vacancies in Ethiopia. Ezega Blogs has resources to help you write excellent resumes and cover letters. You can also download from our site specially selected resume and cover letter samples that you can customize to fit your needs for any Ethio jobs.

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 net. Remember, once the wrong resume and cover letter is out, there is no way to get it back and correct.

Please click here to download 16 Resume Samples from Ezega Jobs resources.

Please click here to download 5 Cover Letter Samples from Ezega Jobs resources.

Please click here to read about How to Write Perfect Cover Letter for any Ethio Jobs.

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 for any jobs here, ethiojobs net or 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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Resident Director, Ethiopia | National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

Contact Details
Company : General Job Post Account-16
Company Name/ Contact Person : National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
E-Mail : NA
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Job Details
Job Title : Resident Director, Ethiopia
Date Posted/Updated : Sunday, June 30, 2019
Application Deadline :
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Social Science
Job Code :
Organization: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

Job Title: Resident Director: Ethiopia
Job Function: International
Department: Southern & East Africa
Location: Ethiopia

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a Resident Director with excellent management skills and extensive experience leading high-level program support in transition environments. The Resident Director will advise political leaders and government officials to encourage inclusive and responsive participation in political and electoral processes; coordinate technical assistance to civic organizations on evidence based election observation methodologies, oversee implementation of research and public surveys in complex political environments, and provide leadership to a team of expatriate and local staff. This position works closely with Washington-based management who provide overall strategic guidance and support for field activities. The Resident Director reports to the Regional Director for Southern and East Africa and in coordination with headquarters based program staff. The position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will require occasional travel within the country.

• Provide high-level leadership of all country programs and coordinate day -to-day activity implementation and operations
• Ensure collaborative leadership and oversight of country team, ensuring accountability in the execution program activities and management of field operations and local staff based on established institutional procedures, local laws, donor regulations and best practice
• Serve as a technical resource liaison to program partners, including political parties, citizens led election observation networks and coalitions in response to program implementation needs and requests
• Anticipate trends or events in political, social and economic developments to gauge the impact on and opportunities for active and future new programs
• Lead development of new program initiatives; evaluate current programs, and engage with key program contacts, political leaders, civil society partners, donors and other relevant stakeholders
• Cultivates and maintain collaborative relationships with Ethiopian civic and political party leaders and key actors including the National Election Board, government ministries and departments, the media and other stakeholders in the political reform process
• Monitor programs to determine that programmatic goals are achieved and that operational and reporting requirements are adhered to
• Manage in-country program budget, develop and maintain financial management systems and ensure the submission of accurate monthly financial reconciliation statements to the DC office
• Ensure program compliance with donor requirements with regards to work plans and performance monitoring plans, and respect of procedures to ensure the integrity of all financial transactions
• Serve as principal liaison between NDI and international donor representatives in country, Ethiopian officials, international and local NGOs, the media, and the U.S. government representatives
• Develop fundraising strategies with donors to help raise additional funds in coordination with the NDI Washington staff
• Oversee the writing and timely submission of bi-weekly program activity reports, quarterly reports, monitoring and evaluation data, periodic updates on political/security developments, and other program related materials
• Collaborate with and build the capacity of NDI Ethiopian staff to play a substantive role in program development and implementation


NDI welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and NDI employees. NDI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at NDI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities and qualified individuals who have limitations due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or medical related condition.

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• Bachelor’s degree, in international relations or related field. Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for educational requirement on a one-for-one basis
• A minimum of fourteen (14) years program management experience overseeing international development programs, preferably in the field of democracy and governance, and at least five in a senior leadership role
• Substantial work experience in multiple disciplines of democracy development, including elections knowledge (required), and civic education, civic engagement and/or civil society development (desired), preferably in Africa
• Substantial experience overseeing and implementing programs, managing staff, and ensuring compliance with financial regulations, and operations and human resources, including experience in overseeing sub-grants to local partners
• Experience with managing USAID funding projects
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and build relationships with senior political and civic leaders, U.S. and foreign government personnel and policy makers, and members of donor organizations
• Substantial program design and management, proposal writing and financial management experience, including experience in initiating and managing sub-grants preferred
• Ability to motivate and inspire a diverse group of professionals in a challenging environment, instilling a strong sense of mission and team work to program implementation
• Ability to communicate skills and experience to others as a trainer, advisor and consultant
• Demonstrated ability to conduct and apply sophisticated political analysis to programmatic activities
• Knowledge of political processes and actors of Ethiopia preferred
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required to effectively present information, respond to questions and negotiate outcomes
• Excellent organizational, networking and managerial skills, as well as the ability to conduct professional political relationships
• Experience working in the developing world, and an ability to work in a highly challenging and stressful environment
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Excel and Powerpoint, Google products, social media, use of Internet
• Ability and willingness to travel to regional locations which may be remote and difficult to reach
Education Level : Bachelor's
Experience : 10-15 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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