Country Representative

at Link Community Development (LCD)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 6, 2020
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The Job Role

The Country Representative will ensure the effective and efficient delivery of Link’s Ethiopia programme. This includes the Girls’ Education Challenge ‘STAGES’ project, a key partner in TARGET, which sits within the General Education Quality Improvement Project for Equity (GEQIP-E) and various projects funded by Trusts and Foundations.


Reporting to the Link International CEO, the post-holder will manage the STAGES Programme Director, the Link TARGET team and coordinate closely with the Senior Programme Management and Technical team based in Edinburgh, to ensure all project activities are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standard.


Person Specification


  • Ability to self-manage a demanding workload
  • Ability to think and plan strategically
  • Strong people and organisation skills (human resources)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable ability to complete work to a high standard
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • The ability to communicate complex information for a range of audiences, both in written reports and through presentations.




  • Strong knowledge and understanding of education provision and community engagement in Africa (particularly Ethiopia)
  • Understanding of technical assistance support as well as direct programme delivery
  • Experience of coordinating the range of functions common to large projects including finance, programme, MEL and Human Resources
  • Experience working with government partners at all levels
  • Strong budgeting and financial management experience
  • Proven track record of coordinating complex education projects
  • Experience working on large, multi-partner projects
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of and commitment to Safeguarding and child protection
  • Able to build safeguarding and child protection into Link Ethiopia programmes at all level.


  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (International Development, education,
    research skills)
  • Experience of the Ethiopian education context.
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