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SNV

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Position: Partnership Project Manager
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 week ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Company Description

SNV is a mission-driven global development partner working in more than 20 countries across Africa and Asia. Building on 60 years of experience and grounded in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we work on the core themes of gender equality and social inclusion, climate adaptation and mitigation, and strong institutions and effective governance. Together with our team of over 1,600 people, our mission is to strengthen capacities and catalyze partnerships that transform the agri-food, energy, and water systems, which enable sustainable and more equitable lives for all.

For more information on SNV's operations, visit our website: www.snv.org.

Project Description

BRIDGE+ is a five-year program (from November 2023 to December 2028) implemented by a consortium of partners composed of SNV Netherlands Development Organization (lead) and Wageningen University (WUR and Agriterra, with financial support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN).

The overall objective of the BRIDGE+ program is to contribute to a functioning dairy Value Chain that creates inclusive and sustainable benefits for all its participants, including wider society, with a particular focus on smallholder farmers within the mixed farming system. To attain this objective, the project will operate at three levels: (1) smallholder farmers: increase benefits from dairy farming; (2) dairy value chain: improving functioning and food safety; and (3) at sector level: strengthening institutional structure.

BRIDGE+ food safety component has three major intervention activities to ensure the quality and safety of milk and milk products. These are supporting milk supply chain regulation, processed milk and milk product quality and dairy processors support. EFDA has the mandate to regulate the quality and safety of milk and milk products. They conduct regular inspections and auditing as well as market surveillance and check compliance against the national standard. The mandate of EFDA in regulating the quality of processed milk created a good opportunity for the SNV BRIDGE+ project and EFDA to collaborate through a partnership approach and work together in ensuring the quality and safety of milk and milk products and boosting the confidence of the consumers.

Purpose of the job

The purpose of the post is to play a leading role in overseeing operations, ensuring smooth implementation and coordination with local stakeholders, and monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the SNV BRIDGE+-EFDA partnership project. The project manager is responsible for supporting EFDA in the implementation of milk quality and safety operational activities, coordinating capacity building for EFDA staff, facilitating the procurement of dairy technologies and equipment, and leading the capacity building support of dairy processors. The partnership project manager will report to the SNV BRIDGE+ project manager and the EFDA food inspection and reinforcement lead officer as well as to the project coordination committee (PCC).

Job Description

Project Implementation

  • Prepare partnership project implementation strategy, work plan, and lead implementation.
  • Give guidance to implementing partners to achieve project goals and objectives.
  • Work closely with the project coordination committee (PCC).
  • Support EFDA develop strategy and implementation for the attainment of all dairy products with mandatory Ethiopian standards to have a standard mark.
  • Support (EFDA)in the preparation of dairy product regulation guidelines, directives, and SOPs.
  • Facilitate dairy processors inspection, auditing, and market surveillance and organize validation workshops.
  • Lead dairy processors' gap assessment during inspection and auditing, prepare improvement plan, and develop dairy processor's support strategy.

Project Management

  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with government, private sector, and other key stakeholders.
  • Serve as the primary liaison person between SNV BRIDGE+ and EFDA.
  • Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities, and direct planning and budgeting processes.
  • Develop strategy and oversee implementation of public awareness creation about milk and dairy product safety and quality.
  • The project manager is responsible for all report preparation and deliverables as specified in the agreement.

Qualifications

  • MSc. degree in a relevant discipline (Food Science, Food Technology, or Dairy Technology) from a recognized university.
  • Technical training qualifications in system compliance (GHP, GMP, HACCP, and ISO) of the food industry.

Experience

  • Six or more years of relevant or practical experience in MSc. respectively in development work, food regulatory body, food industry, and project implementation.
  • Project management in the dairy sector experience is important.

Additional Skill

  • Project management experience in the agriculture and dairy sub-sector is essential.
  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good report writing skills and ability to collect documents and share records and information.
  • Work independently and as part of the team, and work effectively with co-workers, partners, and the private sector.
  • Computer proficiency is required.

Competencies

  • Leadership
  • Planning and organizing
  • Decisiveness
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Result Orientation
  • Focus on quality

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: National
  • Expected start date: 1st August 2024
  • Duty Station: Addis Ababa
  • Contract Duration: One year with the possibility of extension based on performance and budget availability.