SNV recruits 01 Project Manager/Chief of Party

SNV recruits 01 Project Manager/Chief of Party


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Project Manager/Chief of Party
Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, EthiopiaFull-timeContract type: National employment contract
Company DescriptionSNV’s mission is to support people to pursue their own sustainable development, where we leave no one behind. To do so sustainably, we need to address systemic issues that trap people into poverty and marginalization. Using a systems perspective means we seek to find ways of changing the underlying structures and dynamics to sustain access to services and income generation over time and grow them further. Attention to systems change, including power dynamics and mental models, can increase the quality, depth, and sustainability of results as well as their continued growth.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline.
SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV is working in eight regional states and the two city administrations of Ethiopia, providing technical assistance and program implementation in Agriculture, WASH, and Energy Sectors. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Ethiopians through a market-based approach inclusive of women and youth. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change including strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects.
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Job Description
Position Summary:SNV is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for a Project Manager – position of Sida-funded program “Livelihoods Improvement for Women and Youth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia-(LI-WAY)”. The program will be implemented by consortium partners with SNV as a lead and including Mercy Corps, TechnoServe and Save the Children International. The program aims to improve the livelihoods of 200,000 poor people with a focus on youth and women by increasing their income and access to economic opportunities. The program will achieve this through activating, catalyzing, and promoting market–based solutions to address systemic constraints that undermine the potential of selected sub-sectors in creating jobs and increasing income for women, youth, and the poor in Addis Ababa.

Required Educational and Technical KnowledgeHigh level (Master’s Degree or the equivalent) documented education and training in relevant disciplines – such as international development, business, economics, trade, financial systems, urban development, labour markets or a related field of study – appropriate for leading a market-based approach to employment and social protection in urban contexts.
Relevant technical expertise documented theoretical knowledge and understanding of and considerable (at least 5 years) practical experience from applying an M4P (Market for the Poor) approach.Substantial documented experience (at least 10 years) of design and implementation of development co-operation projects or programmes in relevant fields in developing countries, of which at least 5 years in Sub-Saharan African countries and/or conflict-affected areas.Demonstrated experience in promoting youth and gender engagement, and social mobilization of women and youth
 Required Management CompetenceDemonstrated ability and substantial experience of programme management responsibilities from large-scale, complex and responsive development co-operation programmes.
Demonstrated excellent ability and experience of managing a programme and its organization in a flexible and entrepreneurial manner, with a facilitative approach, while retaining a strong focus on results orientation.Excellent interpersonal, communication, dialogue and human-resource management skills and proven team-building ability, necessary to support, motivate and mentor staff and partners engaged in a challenging and market-development oriented programme structure.Ability to create a creative, open-minded, learning, constructive and innovative working environment.Ability to incorporate or otherwise work with local organizations and actors with knowledge about and experience from the relevant Ethiopian context, to utilize and ensure their capacity and continuous capacity development and to otherwise adapt ways of working accordingly.Additional management skills, necessary to meet programme requirements in terms of coordination, coherence and consistency of programme implementation, financial management, monitoring and reporting.Demonstrated experience in promoting engagement and social mobilization of women and youth Other SkillsExcellent/very good documented analytical skills,
Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English,Self-reliant in computer skills,Other relevant knowledge and specific experiences related to the aims and focus of the programme within the context of Ethiopia.
Additional InformationContract Type: National
Expected start date: As soon as possible
Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract Duration: 2 years with possible extension based on performance and budjet availaiblity. 
Working at SNV SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package; for internationals, we offer an international benefits package and to Ethiopian nationals, we offer a competitive national package. We also offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website:

How to ApplyPlease apply by clicking on the I’m Interested button and complete your application in our in-house recruitment system before  or on 15th July 2021

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Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
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