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SNV’s mission is to support people to pursue their own sustainable development, where we leave no one behind. To do so sustainably, we need to address systemic issues that trap people into poverty and marginalization. Using a systems perspective means we seek to find ways of changing the underlying structures and dynamics to sustain access to services and income generation over time and grow them further. Attention to systems change, including power dynamics and mental models, can increase the quality, depth, and sustainability of results as well as their continued growth.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline.
SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV is working in eight regional states and the two city administrations of Ethiopia, providing technical assistance and program implementation in Agriculture, WASH, and Energy Sectors. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Ethiopian through a market-based approach inclusive of women and youth. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change including strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects.
For more information on SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org
Summary and Background of the Position
Team Leader for the Biogas Dissemination Scale-Up Programme (NBPE+) is an expatriate program manager with expertise in renewable energy and other thematic areas related to the development of decentralized energy solutions in rural areas. This expert is to lead and manage the Programme (NBPE+), which is to be implemented in 4 larger existing regions, namely Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, and Tigray, and in the new 4 regions, namely Afar, Benishangul, Gambella, and Somali. With the creation of Sidama as a new region, currently, there are 9 program regions.
The expert has two hats – one as the Team Leader and the other, as a senior international renewable energy advisor. S/he focuses his or her efforts on program leadership and management and on providing regular backstopping support for capacity development in the areas of institutional, policy other regulatory frameworks, including for private sector development, access to credit, and mainstreaming bio-slurry promotion while complementing the competencies of other SNV experts in the team. The manager of the national biogas program coordination unit, under the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) structure, is the direct counterpart of the Team Leader. The Team Leader leads a team of SNV Programme Staff and coordinates with other management and back-office support staff from the SNV Country Office and Head Office. The Team Leader focuses on putting the team, systems, tools, and techniques in place and for overall capacity development geared for implementation (getting things done) in a rather complex public-private partnership while applying the approach of advisory service, evidence-based advocacy, and knowledge management.
- Project Set-Up and Design
- Project Management
- Project quality assurance
- Contract management and Team Leadership
- Business development
- Analysis and Reporting
- Knowledge development
(Proficiency level equivalent to) Master’s degree in a relevant technical discipline and (8 or more years) relevant experience in development work, project management and sector(s) in international, multiple country contexts.
Skills and competency required
- Planning and organizing
- Conceptual thinking
- Result orientation
- Focus on quality
Contract Type: International
Expected start date: As soon as possible
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract Duration: 1 year with possible extension for one or two years.
Candidates who applied on the first publication do not need to re-apply
Working at SNV
SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package; for internationals we offer an international benefit package and to Ethiopian nationals we offer a competitive national package. We also offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org
How to Apply
Please apply by clicking on the I'm Interested button and complete your application in our in-house recruitment system before 30 June 2021
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