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Posting Title:Deputy Country Representative
Job Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Skill Required: Project/program Management,
Preferred Experience: 09 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 30th Sep, 2022

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Job Description:

Deputy Country Representative (DCR) will report to the Country Representative (CR) and support in establishing and maintaining the basis for the organization’s presence at the country level through identification of opportunities, securing program resources, developing compelling programs, and ensuring consistency in high-quality delivery. The post holder will manage the cross-component technical coordination within the Ethiopia program, ensuring synergies between different technical teams and identifying areas to leverage greater impact between all activities. Responsibilities will also include information sharing between HQ, national level, and sub-national level activities, excellent staff management, and ensuring compliance with GGGI systems and best practices.

S/he will be responsible for overseeing several thematic areas of work within the country program, Agriculture, Forestry, renewable energy, green infrastructure, and cross-cutting aspects such as social inclusion, communications, and capacity building. S/he monitors and evaluates the performance of team members as well as being a key point of technical advice and escalation for problem-solving within the context of output delivery. Furthermore, the post holder will lead program reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of the country program and a team of staff and consultants working at the national and sub-national levels. The Deputy Country Representative will support the CR in terms of country and project-level risk management. The Deputy Country Representative should demonstrate excellent communication skills including with funders, government partners, and within GGGI.

Under the guidance of the CR, the Deputy Country Representative supports the strategic development of the country program to achieve the organizational vision, goals, and objectives. The Deputy Country Representative will lead the operational management of the country program and provides day-to-day technical/strategic advice internally as well as externally to ensure impactful delivery of relevant outputs under the program. S/he will also take a role in the high-level representation of GGGI with donors and various stakeholders and thus act as one of the focal representatives of GGGI in the country.

Deputy Country Representative will take a major role in developing the country’s planning, overseeing the development of work plans and budgets, and reviewing and monitoring the country’s strategy. S/he will support cross-learning and fertilization of knowledge across the country program. S/he will also contribute to the identification of resource mobilization opportunities and support the development of in-country resource mobilization strategies and their execution.

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  • Assess the effectiveness of program delivery and recommend improvements to meet long term outcomes;
  • Ensure synergy and alignment of program activities and oversee effective and efficient delivery of program outputs.
  • Coordinate preparation of annual work plans and budgets and assist in budget reviews.
  • Manage several of GGGI’s focal sectors, especially those related to renewable energy and infrastructure sector and cross-cutting aspects such as social inclusion, communications, and capacity building;
  • Keeps abreast of technical knowledge and expertise in the diverse range of themes of the Ethiopia program
  • Lead program reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of GGGI’s Ethiopia country program both donor and internal reporting.
  • Support the CR in program-level risk management and lead risk management in projects under DCR oversight.
  • Develop and foster strong relationships with donors, development partners, key government institutions, relevant academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and/or the private sector as key stakeholders of Ethiopia’s green growth program.
  • Facilitate effective stakeholder dialogues both internally and externally to support teams on issues relevant to the components/work streams of the program.
  • Maintain close communication with technical divisions in HQ on relevant topics to ensure their participation in program delivery for quality outputs.
  • Be the HQ focal point for the delivery of the bi-annual Work Program and Budget (WPB).
  • Master’s Degree in International Development, Project Management, and/or related subjects in green growth, with a minimum of 9 years of experience in managing programs in the relevant sector.
  • Recognized leadership and experience holding leadership positions in the past are preferred.
  • Effective and efficient operational and organizational skills coupled with project management and project coordination experience, including team management and quality assurance.
  • Experience in ERP systems and the ability to apply ICT tools in project management is an asset.
  • Experience in working in a developing country will be an important advantage.
  • Strong oral and written English is essential.



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