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CVM – Country Representative – Etiopia

CVM – COMUNITÀ VOLONTARI PER IL MONDO sta selezionando un/a Country Representative da inserire nella sua operatività in Etiopia. Durata 12 mesi. Tipo contratto: Scadenza candidature 10/07/2024

CVM Country Representative, Ethiopia, responsible for CVM operations in Ethiopia.

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Starting Date: August 2024, Duration: 12 months, renewable

Type of Contract:

Salary: To be agreed according to CVM parameters and the candidate’s experience

Deadline for Applications: 10th July 2024 to – Email: – Please insert the wording “Country Representative – Ethiopia” in the subject of the email.

CVM (Community Volunteers for the World) is a leading international non-profit organization founded in 1978. We are dedicated to promoting the rights of people to live and work with dignity through various initiatives, including WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene), HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, education and training for orphaned and street children, and the empowerment of disadvantaged girls and women. Our projects are co-financed by numerous international and regional governments, institutions, and private entities, and we collaborate with other European NGOs. For more information, visit [](

 Represent CVM in Ethiopia with partners, donors, other NGOs, and international institutions.
 Programme Management and Quality Management: Ensure leadership and program quality by overseeing and guiding the Project Managers.
 Ensure that all projects are implemented in coherence with the CVM strategy and country context and that contingency plans and corrective measures are applied whenever needed.
 Monitor and supervise planning of project activities, ensuring effective delivery in line with all donors’ regulations, country legislation, and professional standards.
 Supervise the high-quality compilation and timely submission of all internal and external reports.
 Lead the development of cross-cutting themes in project design and implementation.
 Ensure quality criteria and indicators are monitored and lead to decision making.
 Coordinate with the Project Managers and Finance Manager in Itlay to ensure satisfactory management of project budgets.
Project Coordination and Implementation:
 Lead CVM projects implementation within its area of intervention ensuring complementarity and synergy, and set targets are met,
 Support the development of donor proposals in close collaboration with relevant staff and local authorities at the field level and HQ to secure and develop the program operational scope.
 Support the development of operational and technical tools and frameworks.
 Ensure that operations implemented are in accordance with the local culture and the mandate and values of the organization.
 Negotiate, develop, and ensure the implementation of partnership agreements in the area of intervention.
 Ensure that procedures, tools, and guides are updated and implemented.

Strategic Direction:
 Collaborate with the Project Manager in Italy to develop a long-term strategic vision.
 Identify funding opportunities, initiate data collection initiatives, and develop competitive, responsive proposals in collaboration with the Projects Coordinator and projects team.
 Support and maintain strategic alliances and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders, including national and local authorities, donors, multilateral agencies, partners, and CVM HQ.
Institutional Representation:
 Represent CVM at higher-level events, including International Seminars, National Conferences, National meetings and provide feedback to the HQ coordinator on relevant issues.
 Provide effective CVM representation to donors, national and local authorities, partners, and other relevant stakeholders in the country.

HR Management:
 Supervise and mentor project staff, including setting performance objectives and establishing a supportive environment while emphasizing accountability.
 Ensure proper communication within the project team and between teams, making sure that strategy decisions and future endeavours are shared transparently.
 Ensure transparent, equal, and inclusive recruitment, management, and training of human resources in accordance with the policy and procedures.
 Foster an inclusive and diverse work environment and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.
Financial Control and Monitoring:
 Ensure rigorous financial control and compliance with CVM’s financial policies and procedures.
 Monitor and manage project budgets in collaboration with the Finance Manager, ensuring all expenditures are within budgetary limits and properly documented.
 Oversee financial reporting and ensure timely submission of accurate financial statements to donors and HQ.
 Implement robust financial monitoring systems to track project spending and identify potential areas for cost-saving.
 Conduct regular financial audits and reviews to ensure transparency and accountability in the use of funds.

Academic and Job Experience
 Degree in social or political science, development studies, economics, international relations, project management, human rights, or related field.
 5 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian or development settings, working with international NGOs in managing international cooperation projects funded by institutional and private donors
 Knowledge of main donors’ policies and procedures (EU, UN Agencies, Italian Cooperation).
 Proven knowledge and experience in projects in gender development, child development and rights, and relevant international conventions.
 Proven experience in project cycle management and project proposal writing.

Management Experience
 Strong interpersonal relationships, good communication, and leadership skills.
 Ability to perform under stress conditions.
 Ability to make and take decisions
 Capacity to work autonomously and in problem prevention/resolution.
 Proven organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks while fostering team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues.
 Integrity in line with humanitarian principles and ethical standards and cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability.
 Availability for frequent travel to rural and disadvantaged areas.

 Fluent in speaking and writing in English
 Good computer skills, particularly MS Office package.
 Availability for a period of preparation in Italy.

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send their CV with a recent photo, a motivational letter, two references names to Please insert the wording “Country Representative – Ethiopia” in the subject line of the email.
Only candidates who pass the initial CV selection will be contacted for an interview. The recruitment process may close early if a suitable candidate is identified. Due to the large number of applications, we apologize in advance and will only respond to those profiles deemed suitable for the role


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