Country Director – Ethiopia

May 22, 2008 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment

Country Director

Mercy Corps seeks a Country Director in Ethiopia. Mercy Corps Ethiopia
implements an integrated program in the sectors of agriculture/
livelihoods, conflict mitigation, and economic recovery. Cross-cutting
themes emphasize community mobilization and participation, reduced
vulnerability to shocks such as conflict and drought, and the
maximization of resources at the community and sub-regional levels.

The Country Director is the top management position for Mercy Corps in
Ethiopia with supervisory and managerial responsibility over designated
in-country personnel, programs and policies. The Country Director will
be responsible for developing the overall strategic plan for programming
in cooperation with Mercy Corps’ senior US management team and local and
international partners. S/he will also be responsible for developing and
implementing systems, policies and procedures for Mercy Corps’
operations in Ethiopia.

Essential job functions: Develop program strategies which animate and
maximize internal and external resources and relationships. Formulate
and plan, in consultation with key stakeholders, a clear vision of
present and future program goals and strategies which can be clearly
communicated to team members, local beneficiaries, international
partners, governmental counterparts and donors. Take a leadership role
among NGOs, closely monitor and contribute to the development of UN,
Donor, Governmental, and Civil Society strategies and plans for
Ethiopia. Based on the existing country program, regional, and agency
level strategy documents develop new programming ideas relevant to the
Ethiopian context. Promote relations and coordinate activities with
other development and humanitarian actors, donors, UN and civil
authorities. Oversee mentoring and training for new national staff
hires. Recruit, manage, orient, and motivate an informed, skilled and
efficient team; incorporate staff development strategies and Performance
Management systems into the team building process. Manage security and
safety of the team and field offices supported by necessary systems and

REQUIREMENTS: MA/S or equivalent in social science, management,
international development. 7-10 years’ experience in international
relief and development with multi-sector programming, including peace
building and conflict management. 5-7 years’ Africa-based experience in
staff team-building, NGO capacity building and financial management.
East Africa experience preferred. Please see website for more.

TO APPLY: Please apply for positions with Mercy Corps at


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