PRO/EPP/BRE/PC - Programme Coordinator in Addis Ababa

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Posted: 09/09/2019 17:39
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Competitive
Location: Other
Level: Mid Level Consulting
Deadline: 20/05/2020 23:59
Hours: 37.5
Benefits: Competitive
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

We have an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to build a good career in international development. We are looking for a dynamic and capable Programme Officer, to join our team in Addis Ababa on a for a full-time basis, from October.

About the programme
Building Resilience in Ethiopia (BRE) is a programme funded by the UK Department for International Development. This programme will support ‘the Government of Ethiopia in leading and delivering an effective, more self-financed and accountable response to climate and humanitarian shocks’. The programme will also play a key role in better monitoring and evaluating humanitarian delivery in Ethiopia, particularly under the broader BRE programme.

About the role
Reporting to the Team Leader, you will help organise various workstreams and support the implementation of the programme. You will also work closely with team members based in Addis Ababa, in Oxford (UK), and with third-party stakeholders.

Key responsibilities will include:
• Supporting the Team Leader in tracking workstream delivery
• Collating and organising digital storage of documentary outputs
• Coordinating the tasking note system (i.e. outputs agreed with the donor)
• Maintaining a consultant database
• Supporting international Technical Advisors with their visit schedules and networking
• Supporting the Team Leader on government engagement scheduling
• Supporting the Team Leader and colleagues with team recruitment
• Assisting the Team Leader with risk management (e.g. maintenance of risk register)
• Organising workshops, project launches and other events
• Providing secretariat functions (e.g. to steering committees)
• Attending programme meetings and minute as required
• Being the focal point for a young consultants’ development project

Requirements to succeed in this role
• Education to degree level, preferably in social science or allied discipline
• Previous experience working in a development organisation and/or government department working on humanitarian or development programmes
• Strong organisational skills with a problem-solving attitude
• Demonstrated experience in project administration and programme coordination
• Strong computer skills (especially MS Excel and MS Word) and an ability to use or develop project management and tracking tools
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic

Required competencies
• Ability to take initiatives and work without independently
• Attention to details, self-confident and good collaboration skills are important in this role
• Demonstrate a flexible ‘can-do’ approach to work, willingly flexing between higher and lower-level tasks, as required

About us
Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPM) is a world-leading international policy development and management consultancies. We enable strategic decision-makers in the public and private sector to identify and implement sustainable solutions for reducing social and economic disadvantage in low and middle-income countries.

How to apply
Candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and a CV by Wednesday 18 September 2019.

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