Country Director for Ethiopia

Full Time
  • Full Time
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  • 3400 - 3600 EUR super gross (based on experience), monthly subsistence allowance of 1350 EUR; EUR / Month
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 3400 - 3600 EUR super gross (based on experience), monthly subsistence allowance of 1350 EUR;

People in Need (PIN)  is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Country Director   in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Job Description

  • Job by People in Need (PIN)
  • Position: Country Director for Ethiopia
  • Contract Length: 2 years with the possibility of extension
  • Country Programme: Ethiopia
  • Base: Addis Ababa with frequent travels to SNNPR and other regions where required
  • Line Manager: Regional Director for Africa

About the Ethiopia Programme of People in Need:

People in Need (PIN) is an international, non-profit organization providing humanitarian and development assistance around the world. Present in Ethiopia since 2003, PIN has directly implemented numerous humanitarian and development projects across five regions of the country, mainly focusing on emergency and development WaSH, Shelter, Food Security, Agriculture, Education and Job creation interventions (funded by BHA (USAID); DG ECHO; FCDO; UN OCHA; Czech government etc.). The overall annual budget of Ethiopia country programme is about 8 mil EUR, it has more than 200 local staff and minimum of expatriates.

About the role:

Country Director (CD) is responsible for the overall management and development of the mission and its employees (3 expatriates and over 200 nationals) and for PIN´s representation at the country level. CD supervises the mission’s programmes, finance, and administration as well as human resources; at the same time the CD is ultimately responsible for the security management of the mission. A considerable part of the CD’s responsibilities consists of medium and long-term tasks such as strategic planning, implementation of best practices and procedures, strengthening country programme´s management and structure, employee capacity building, donor relationship management, and advocacy.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for fulfilling the strategy, vision and mission of the RDD and compliance with core values of PIN
  • Ensure that medium-term and short-term plans agreed with the headquarters (HQ) are implemented, and other necessary resources are available and used for their intended purpose
  • Together with the RD, she/he initiates new programmes and interventions in new sectors
  • Responsibility for contingency planning and emergency preparedness with support from the HQ, management/supervision of new emergency responses
  • PIN representation towards local authorities, partners, the Czech embassy and donors and development of partnerships with all relevant stakeholders in the country
  • Promotion a team spirit, a culture of respect, personal responsibility, transparency and openness
  • Responsibility for the recruitment of key positions at the national level and contributes to the recruitment done at the HQ level (international staff)
  • Provide the senior staff under her/his direct supervision with regular feedback and support
  • Ensure that PIN and RDD policies are known and respected
  • Adhering to the PIN Safety and Security Policy and country-relevant procedures
  • Strive for the maximum safety and security of staff and beneficiaries and ensure a balance between the accepted level of risk and the urgency of programmes (as per the Risk Management Policy)
  • Execute crisis management and lead the Incident Management Team (IMT)
  • Supervision of all support departments and functions, and setting up effective internal coordination and communication
  • Ensure a high quality of submitted proposals and a correct and timely reporting to donors

Main Requirements:

  • Strong leadership and staff management skills, with a record of managing large, diverse teams and contributing to staff capacity building of all national and international staff;
  • Proven international experience of at least five years in team management, project development, and management in relevant positions;
  • Fully conversant with the budgeting, financial reporting, and economic management of a country program or large-scale program;
  • Experience with strategic program planning, project cycle management, and knowledge of the institutional donor environment, including the EC, UN agencies, USAID, etc.
  • Knowledge of institutional donor environment and experience with donor relations, and strategic program planning; proposal development and external communication;
  • Experience in networking, partnership building and partnership management
  • Working experience within Ethiopia / Horn of Africa and an understanding of local dynamics are preferable;
  • Sound understanding of principles of humanitarian and development work
  • Reliable and self-reliant personality with a responsible and systematic approach to work;
  • Excellent communication skills and cultural sensitivity;
  • Be a dynamic and result-oriented profile;
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively; and
  • Critical analysis and problem-solving skills.

PIN Offers:

  • Working environment in a well-established middle-sized and continuously growing humanitarian organization in a challenging context;
  • Salary and benefits according to PIN salary scale and HR policies; expected salary 3400 – 3600 EUR super gross (based on experience), monthly subsistence allowance of 1350 EUR;
  • Housing allowance;
  • 25 days of holiday per year
  • Travel health insurance (covers health care incl. the repatriation);
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once every 6 months of work;
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with the visa application procedure;
  • Reimbursement of the medical check-up before and after the deployment;
  • Free 24/7 medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online;
  • Free access to e-learning sites, global PIN’s Induction Training, Knowledge and Learning department onboarding, and individually tailored capacity-building opportunities; incl. HEAT training

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, send us your CV, short cover letter and your design portfolio via our application form.

Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at:

People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need involves. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.