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SPIR II WV Zonal Manager

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Job Description

Purpose of the position:

The SPIR II WV Zonal Manager is responsible to lead and oversee SPIR II program implementation and overall support services from the West Hararghe zone level. S/he will provide leadership guidance to zonal SPIR II team and woreda office coordinators. The position holder represents SPIR II with government and non-government coordination meetings at zone level. S/he will work in close coordination with zone stakeholders externally and with finance, procurement, fleet, security and related staffs in World Vision to ensure smooth implementation of SPIR II activities.

Major Responsibilities:

·         Lead and coordinate SPIR II WV field-level program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

·         Oversight of field level program implementation for all woredas under supervision of the zone

·         Ensure zonal technical staffs are well engaged and providing proper guidance to CFs, and other SPIR II and woreda partner staff

·         Support zonal M&E team to monitor, ensure implementation quality and develop accountability system in the field

·         Ensure timely and quality delivery of quarterly and annual project reports internally to SPIR II M&E team as well as strengthen the effort to document the impact of SPIR II activities

·         Supervise SPIR II zone administration, finance, procurement and or related role holders to ensure strong support for the program team based at zone and woredas

·         Ensure timely development/revision of procurement plans and review procurement status on weekly basis to closely monitor and accelerate procurement processes when needed.

·         Monitor food assistance management, transportation, warehousing and distribution

·         Closely monitor the capital construction bid process in line with WV procurement procedures and USAID/BHA policy

·         Support and supervise woreda coordinators and zone level staffs in budget development and spending plans

·         Support internal and government evaluations

·         Periodic field support visits to woredas to oversee program implementation, compliance issues, trend of budget management and ensure healthy staff relationship

·         Encourage team leadership with regular management meeting promoting participatory approach and proactive problem solving

·         Work with zone government stakeholders in periodic reviews, evaluations and joint monitoring platforms

·         Ensure timeliness of government reporting as per government guidelines and WV directives

·         Represent SPIR II program with zonal government and non-government coordination meetings

·         Partner and coordinate with zone stakeholders, government partners and SPIR II implementing partner CARE in the West Hararghe zone to ensure collaboration and synergy of efforts

·         Assign security focal points and support them receive proper security training

·         Network with WV security persons at CPOs and make sure all staffs receive updated information regularly for timely operational decision

·         Assist the zonal team to develop, revise and update security plan

Guides the zonal team to develop security contingency plan when advised by concerned WV security persons.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

 Required Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience from which at least three years are with similar senior management responsibilities as a part of USG-funded programming
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead a team with similar scope of work
  • PSNP-related work experience, preferably with a USAID or other donor-supported program preferred
  • Experience in managing multi-sectoral programs (Ag/Nutrition) with strong capacity building programming preferred.

Qualification required:

MBA or BA/BSc or MA/MSc in Agriculture, Economics, Development, Social Sciences, or other relevant field.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications:

Strong knowledge and working understanding of PSNP and USAID Food Security and Resilience programs

Excellent partnership, communication and advocacy skills and the ability to interact effectively with donors, collaborating agencies, local and government partners

Excellent organization and planning skills and ability to resolve problems constructively

Computer literate, with strong knowledge of MS Office applications,

Flexibility, persistence, and ability to work well in a multi-sectoral team

Ability and willingness to travel to areas with fragile security situation.

Working Environment / Conditions:

Office based with travel to the field

Travel: 35% Domestic travel is required

How to Apply

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to Write Position Title on the subject line and attach Current CV with three references & fill employment application form which can be found  http://docs.ethiojobs.net/wve-jaf.pdf ) and email before the closing date of this announcement to  Recruitment_ethiopia@wvi.org or through ethiojobs.net.

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