Economic Strengthening Technical Director

Addis Ababa

Title Economic Strengthening Technical Director
Location Ethiopia
Department Name Program Delivery
Pact Overview
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Department Overview
Pact seeks an Economic Strengthening Technical Director for an anticipated, five-year USAID-funded caring for vulnerable children program in Ethiopia. The program will improve health and well-being outcomes for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in selected priority areas by enabling more OVC to utilize services for improving HIV/AIDS care, health, nutrition, economic security, education, protection and psychosocial wellbeing. The position is contingent upon award.
Position Purpose
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Economic Strengthening Technical Director will have responsibility for all activities associated with improving the economic stability of households caring for OVC, ensuring the implementation of high-quality, evidence-based interventions.
Key Responsibilities
Coordinate and oversee the quality of all economic strengthening activities, providing direction, feedback and support to ensure success.
Ensure program adherence to global best practices in economic strengthening.
Support strategies and interventions that promote the economic and social empowerment of women and youth.
Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project livelihoods results and evidence, including providing input to ensure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met.
Assist implementing partners/grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide required information in an efficient and timely manner.
Engage in regular monitoring visits to project sites to evaluate livelihoods-improvement effectiveness.
Facilitate continuous quality assessment and improvement and ensure that program best practices are documented and disseminated throughout the program cycle.
Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of USAID and Pact resources.
Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested.
Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives are shared via a range of mechanisms including reports, newsletters, and the Internet.
Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the COP.
Minimum Qualifications
Advanced Degree in economic development, business, finance, social sciences or a closely related field.
At least five years of experience designing, implementing and managing household economic strengthening initiatives in/for developing countries.
Experience in leveraging private public partnerships.
Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills.
Two years of experience working in a developing country.
Oral and written fluency in English.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s Degree or higher is desirable.
Experience working on USAID-funded livelihoods programming is preferred.
Experience living and working in Ethiopia is desirable. Ethiopian nationals preferred.

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  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-05

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