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Regional Programme Manager needed at Goal Ethiopia

Regional Programme Manager needed at Goal Ethiopia, Doctors Online Ethiopia, December 27 2021



Job Description:



Reference No:  REC/116/21
Job title:           Regional Programme Manager 
Location:      Somali
Reports to:Programmes Director/Head of Department (s)
Number of Posts1(One)
Closing date:   January 06, 2022

About GOAL

GOAL: is an Irish international humanitarian organization founded in 1977 and currently operational in 13countries[1]; in both protracted crisis & long-term development contexts. GOAL has four programmatic foci: people survive crisis; people have resilient health; people have food and nutrition security; and people have sustainable livelihoods.

GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.

GOAL is a non-for-profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years, towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS. Currently, we work with pastoralist, agropastoral, pastoral dropouts, rural small holder farmers, rural/urban youth and street children to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience in Ethiopia working closely with local communities, local government, donors and other key actors. GOAL E Humanitarian Response is centered on nutrition, WASH, livelihoods, multipurpose cash, NFIs and protection interventions in country wide while the recovery and development focus on livelihoods, economic opportunities, health, health and nutrition system strengthening and WASH with solid emphasis on integrated programming and community-based approach in Oromiya regional state. The Street Children programme is implemented with local partners in Addis Ababa and Hawassa.

We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing are removed and where everyone has equal rights and opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors.

About the Role:

The Regional Programme Manager is responsible for overall management of all programs implemented by GOAL Ethiopia under his/her project location. He/she is responsible to oversee program staff, quality program/projects implementation, provide technical and managerial support, networking and coordination with likeminded organization at field level and partnership management with local authorities and support to GOAL project teams in the field and other involved parties.

Description of Functional Relation Ships of the role

The Regional Programme Manager will work closely with the programme and support team at Head Office to ensure the effective delivery and integration of all projects.


·         To work very closely with the project teams, to enhance the development of their management, reporting and planning skills.

·         Supervise ongoing nutrition, Health, WASH, ESNFI, Protection and other activities, thereby allowing the team to concentrate on overall program supervision and project coordination.

·         Oversees weekly and monthly reporting, budget management, logistics and finance activities in the field.

·         Compile and analyse weekly and monthly reports so as to understand unusual circumstances and report those which needs urgent action.

·         Strictly track the allocated budget and ensure the proper utilization so as to avoid unnecessary costs, over and under spent.

·         Provide on the job training and capacity building as necessary for GOAL and MoH staff using standardised MoH and GOAL materials on appropriate curative care using the CMAM approach and suitable preventative activities that can be employed by the beneficiary family to reduce the risk of vulnerability to malnutrition.

·         Build the capacity of GOAL and MoH to actively deliver effective health education through ongoing training and support activities. Mitigation should have a strong focus in all emergency response operations.

·         Assist in developing, planning and implementing effective community-based mobilization strategies.

·         Provide technical input and practical guidance on activities directed towards the prevention of malnutrition in all GOAL Ethiopia’s sites, this may well include education, but might also involve advocacy for particular food security interventions or livelihoods practices.

·         Be responsible for public health nutrition education with a special focus on IYCF and prevention of communicable diseases.

·         Cultivate and maintain good working relations with local communities, government bodies and other NGOs in the County.

·         Involve local community leaders and women’s associations in all aspects of nutrition programming to ensure community agreement, acceptance and sustainability.

·         Attend nutrition-related coordination meetings when possible and participate in nutrition working groups to represent GOAL.

·         Be actively involved in all project monitoring and evaluation with an emphasis on quality implementation, impact (in relation to behaviour change) and cost-effectiveness, and provide suggestions to strengthen and improve the programme as appropriate.

·         Support the Nutrition program manager in the organisation and overseeing of all aspects of the emergency nutrition interventions.

·         Participate in project planning activities and in the development of site exit strategies.

·         Facilitate information sharing with other sectoral departments either within GOAL or other ministry / partner organisations at the field level including, Health, Livelihoods and Food Security, WASH, NFI and other teams to ensure an integrated country programme approach.

·         Ensure the timely implementation of the recommendations given by GOAL technical support team.

·         Assist in project review and documentation of lessons learnt for wider dissemination.

·         Perform other duties as directed by the assistant nutrition programme manager.

·         Understand the emergency and development projects well and represent GOAL in relevant platforms.

·         Ensure the implementation of Complaints Response Mechanisms (CRM) in all projects.

·         Ensure all program/project activities progress towards achieving the project output

·         Provide technical assistance on log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of performance indicator and their measurement

·         Insure all programs/projects  are evaluated in timely manner

Mainstreaming Issues:

·          The position holder must read, understand and implement GOAL policies and procedures on mainstreaming of Gender, HIV/AIDS and Child Protection and also ensure it is understood by subordinates.

·          Ensures gender and HIV/AIDS is effectively mainstreamed throughout the programme activities, work plans, budgets, reports, researches, analyses and where specifically relevant, analyzed in detail;

·          Work on increasing the sensitivity and awareness of staff towards Gender, HIV/AIDS and Protection issues.

Compliance Issues

·          Familiarize self and understand to GOAL Donor Compliance issues, specifically to the terms and conditions of the Donor the programme is working on and comply with same in area of responsibility.

·          Ensure the timesheet of each staff in the office is completed using the right time allocation accurately and sent to the responsible person in HR department at HO on a monthly basis.

·          Understand the branding/visibility plan of the specific donor funding the program and ensure implementation of this accordingly in the office and operational areas in cooperation with the responsible person in RRP department based at HO.

·          During project closeouts ensure program deliverable documents during implementation of the program including beneficiary distribution lists are formally submitted using the standard forms to the Regional Logistics Coordinator.


·         GOAL will pay a competitive basic salary based on the salary grading with addition benefits.

·         A chance to develop tangible experience.

·         Being part of a team who continue to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable



GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty, and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign, and implement different polices including safeguarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other rules and regulation of the organization.


GOAL is strongly committed not to harm the people under its care.

Job Requirements:
BSc/Masters in Public Health, Nursing or related field with a minimum of three years relevant experience for Master holder and five years related experience for BSC holder

·          Have a demonstrated experience in emergency nutrition, food security and  health programs

·          Having experience in WASH and ESNFI is an additional asset.

Key qualities, Skills and Competences: (list of qualities that are considered necessary for the specific post which are believed to be key to the success of the job holder in the specific post):

·         Strong knowledge of operational planning, budget planning and management, monitoring and evaluation and report writing,

·         Good knowledge, understanding and implementation of integrated Rural Development and Emergency Programme activities,

·          Ability to plan and organize work to meet individual, team and programme objective,

·          Training and facilitation skill,

·         Ability to effectively liaise with government, donors, NGOs, community leaders and other stakeholders,

·         Fosters working in teams & team work spirit, coach and lead staff.

·         Very good knowledge and practice of computer application,

·         Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. Knowledge of local language,

·         Continually looks to improve personal skill, knowledge and work hence contribute to capacity building within the team and organization,

·         Ability to work flexibly including weekends and willingness to travel and work in rural locations and live in basic conditions.

·         Flexible and creative approach; keen to take initiative where appropriate.

·         Accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities,

·         Familiarity to local culture.

·         Passionate, strongly dedicated and highly committed to work for the improvement of the poor community

·         Resilience: Maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic, persistent and professional even under adverse, stressful or difficult situations.

Desirable qualities, skills, and competences:

·         Familiarity to local culture.

·         Passionate, strongly dedicated and highly committed to work for the improvement of the poor community

·         Resilience: Maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic, persistent and professional even under adverse, stressful or difficult situations

Note: This description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

How To Apply:
Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non – returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with the title & Duty station need to be written in the application letter and/or subject of the email. Applicants can apply using the following option.

GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process.

Deadline: 01.06.2022
Location: Somali
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