Livelihoods Programme Manager

at Action Aid Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 4, 2021
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB


Job Description and personal Specification

Job Title: Livelihoods Programme Manager

Department: Program

Reports to: Head of Program

Emp. Type: 2-year contract with a possibility of extension

Location: Addis Ababa

The successful Livelihoods Programme Manager Provides strategic support on development of programme and policy on Agro ecology, Resilient livelihood and Humanitarian issues of the country program to support high quality programme work, campaigns, research, knowledge, learning and advocacy. Coordinating the Agroecology, Resilient Livelihood programme and supporting LRPs to design and deliver quality projects/programs and assess their impact; provides support throughout the project management cycle. Lead on and provides expert advice to programme work in Resilient livelihood, including facilitating capacity development, knowledge development, sharing and learning.

 Key Activities

  •  Manages and coordinates organization wide Agroecology and Resilient Livelihood programmes/Projects  and engagements and provide advice and content on the same
  • Lead and Support Clusters/LRPs to design and deliver quality priogramme as per AAE’s strategic priorities, programme framework and Quality.
  • Leads and coordinate LRP and national level engagements, programs and projects on Agroecology and Resilient livelihood; prepares and implements Resilient livelihood plans and budget for national and regional level engagements;
  • Supports and leads LRPs/Clusters  to ensure minimum standards on Resilient livelihood priorities planning and implementation and  provides holistic periodical support with department and cross functional team.
  • Provides technical support to LRPs/ clusters in Agroecology/ Resilient livelihood issues starting from agreements and ToRs and standardizing the same.
  • Actively engages in developing Agroecology/Resilient Livelihood related quality control framework that is relevant to the context and to the programme priority area and ensure such key aspects are integrated/embedded in agreements etc during program implementation
  • Facilitates and engages in ActionAid International Agroecology/Livelihood International Platforms (IP) (ensures local to international linkage)
  • Supports LRPss/Clusters in rolling out HRBA and Feminist intersectional analysis approaches and also in ensuring minimum standards and core program quality frameworks and engages in evaluations/reviews (in collaboration with other programme staff
  • Provides partners support and take part in DA phase in and phase out processes (providing t leadership in in-depth power and poverty assessment during phase in/appraisal and entry phase engagements).
  • Participates in providing field monitoring visits and following up actions in respective roles
  • Facilitates and take part in networking and building alliance with CSOs that share common purpose and related government institutions for the realization of AAE’s commitment to the Agroecology, climate justice, environment and general livelihood area

Job Requirements

MSc in Agriculture, Rural Development and other related discipline. Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Experience in developing, planning and managing Agroecology, livelihood and Humanitarian projects/ programs. Knowledge and experience in participatory methodologies Experience on budget management Experience and commitment to align & work with people living in poverty and particularly women and marginalized/excluded groups. A good knowledge of HRBA programming and Feminist approaches. Excellent verbal and written skills in English. Experience on People Management skill

Applying Instructions

The deadline is August 15, 2021 Interested applicants should submit their application letter along with recent CV no later than August 15, 2021 via ethiojobs portal or ActionAid Ethiopia P.O. Box 1261 Addis Ababa or email to

“ActionAid will be conducting safeguarding reference checks on the successful candidate”

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

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