CARE Ethiopia

CARE Ethiopia


Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 week ago
Deadline: July, 31/2024 (18 days left)

CARE seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) -Technical for an upcoming pastoral livelihoods program. The program is expected to improve the resilience capacities of households, markets, and government institutions and contribute to enhanced food security and inclusive economic growth across Ethiopia’s lowland areas of Somali, Afar, Oromia, and SNNP regions. The DCOP will work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) to ensure program technical quality, efficiency, and integrity throughout the project duration. The DCOP will provide strategic oversight and technical guidance to the project’s implementation and will directly supervise technical component leads and ensure coordination with crosscutting functions, reporting directly to the COP. This includes supporting the continual monitoring of program activities against goals, ensuring efficiency in project staffing, and defining and using standard operating procedures. In collaboration with the COP, the DCOP will be responsible for the successful performance of the project.

This activity is expected to be a five-year program in the $25-50 million range.

This is a Key Personnel position, subject to USAID approval. It is also subject to project award and funding. National candidates are encouraged to apply. This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


  • Collaborate closely with the COP to provide overall leadership and technical guidance to the project. Serve as acting COP in their absence.
  • Ensure coordination with crosscutting functions, reporting to the COP.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of project work plans, ensuring intentional cross-component integration and alignment with project goals and objectives.
  • Provide technical expertise in market systems development, food security, Feed the Future, and livelihoods and ensure that project activities adhere to industry best practices and standards and that technical support is provided to implementation teams, as required.
  • Support budget planning, monitoring, and reporting to ensure that project activities are executed within approved budgets as required by the COP.
  • Supervise and mentor technical staff, fostering a collaborative and high-performing team environment.
  • Work collaboratively with the CLA team to establish and implement a comprehensive M&E framework for tracking project progress and outcomes and produce key learning products, including preparation of all reports and deliverables as specified in the agreement.
  • Build and sustain relationships with key stakeholders including government counterparts, local implementing partners, and program participants.
  • Ensure gender equity and social inclusion in all programming and across all components.
  • Support the preparation and submission of timely and accurate reports to USAID, highlighting project achievements, challenges, and recommendations.
  • Ensure that project activities align with the rules and regulations of USAID, the host country, and CARE's policies and procedures.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Development studies, International relations, Agriculture, Economics, Business administration, Economic development, or related field preferred.
  • 8-10 years of relevant senior experience in international development as Deputy Chief of Party, or in a senior management role on large ($20M+) humanitarian or development projects.
  • Experience managing USAID cooperative agreements and/or contracts.
  • Experience working in Ethiopia and understanding of the lowland context preferred.
  • Experience in agro-pastoral and pastoral livelihoods and resilience programming.
  • Experience implementing a Market Systems Development (MSD) approach is preferred.
  • Additional technical experience and understanding in some of the following sectors: nutrition, natural resource management, WASH, climate change and adaptation, and enterprise development for women and youth.
  • Experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff and teams.
  • Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining relationships with government counterparts, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and implementing partners.
  • Fluency in English required (spoken and written).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated intercultural, interpersonal, and negotiation skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to PSHEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Harassment, and Abuse) and principles of Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion (DEBI).
  • Experience leading/implementing M&E systems for USAID projects including Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) principles and localization approaches preferred.
  • Ability to travel within Ethiopia as required and as security conditions allow.