Reference No: REC/ 017 /20
Job title: Livelihoods Officer
Location: Oromia Region, E/W Hararge, Meta
Reports to: Area Programme Manager
Closing Date: March 8, 2020
GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.
GOAL is a non-for profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years, towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS. Currently, we work with pastoralist, agro-pastoral, pastoral dropouts, rural small holder farmers, rural/urban youth and street children to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience in Ethiopia working closely with local communities, local government, donors and other key actors. GOAL E Humanitarian Response is centered on nutrition, WASH, livelihoods, multipurpose cash, NFIs and protection interventions in country wide while the recovery and development focus on livelihoods, economic opportunities, health, health and nutrition system strengthening and WASH with solid emphasis on integrated programming and community-based approach in Oromiya regional state. The Street Children programme is implemented with local partners in Addis Ababa and Hawassa.
We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing are removed and where everyone has equal rights and opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors.
ABOUT THE ROLE
GOAL Ethiopia is looking for a highly experienced individual for the position of Livelihoods Officer who will be Working at field level within the Rural Development Programme, the Livelihoods Officer will be responsible for directly implementing and monitoring Livelihoods Project activities, with support from Field office Programme Manager. The Livelihoods officer will work closely with grassroots staff including Community Development Workers and other technical Staffs. Additionally he/she will be expected to contribute inputs to the development of new projects, suggest ways for improvement on future projects designing and implementation based on his/her observations and experiences at field.
Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement? Then join us if you have:
BS/ BA in Agriculture, Rural development, Animal science, or closely related discipline from a recognised university with 5 or more years’ work experience, preferably with an NGO experience.
At least three years practical experience with an international development organisation, managing agricultural/livelihoods/pastoralist related program projects under complex operating environments
Sound conceptual understanding of development theories, local poverty dynamics, resilience, Market System Development, DRR, rural sustainable development, solid experience in working with and managing partnership, networking and capacity building processes.
Field based experience of programme implementation in agriculture, food security, market and VC, resilience, DRR and income generation.
Trained and experienced in the use and development of a wide range of PRA skills
Knowledge of local language (Oromiffa) is mandatory.
Good understanding of the local context of the area
Good oral and written communication and interpersonal skill
Firm belief in teamwork, Gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, participatory approach and sustainability
Proficiency in English and local language, both verbal and written
Desirable qualities, Skills and Competences:
Demonstrable ability to encourage and motivate staff and develop teamwork.
Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with local government, community organizations, and NGOs.
Flexible and creative approach, highly motivated and able to take the initiative and work unsupervised.
Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written, and knowledge of local language is mandatory.
Excellent report writing ability
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
Flexible and creative approach highly motivated and able to take the initiative and work unsupervised.
Familiarity to GOAL geographical area of interventions and knowledge of local language (Oromifa).
Note: This description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
REMUNERATION and BENEFITS
Salary Birr 10,876.37 per month
Transportation Allowance – 10% of monthly salary
Medical Allowance – Birr 6500/annum (will be added in your monthly salary)
Pension – as per the government pension scheme (11% from the employer and 7% from the employee).
Hardship Allowance – 30% of your monthly salary
GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safe guarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other rules and regulation of the organization. GOAL is strongly committed not to harm the people under its care.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non – returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with Job Title needs to be written in the application letter and/or subject of the email. Applicants can apply using the following option.
Applicants who have access to the internet can directly submit their application email@example.com(The vacancy reference number, Job Title along with the full name needs to be written on subject of the email, failing to do this will leads to disqualification)
Applicants without access to internet can submit to the Administration & Human Resources Department, GOAL Ethiopia P. O. Box 5504, Addis Ababa or personally to GOAL Ethiopia Regional Office at Meta or Head office reception.
Applicants are advised to fill GOAL Ethiopia’s Application Employment Form which can be found at (Goal_Ethiopia_Application_Form)or from GOAL office/sites.
GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.
Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage
To apply, please visit the following URL:https://ngojobsinafrica.com/job/livelihoods-officer-6/→