Woreda Team Leader – Concern Worldwide Vacancy Announcement, September 15 2023
Organization: Concern Worldwide
Position: Woreda Team Leader
Location: Subha Saesie, Tsaeda emba,Hawzen, Geralta, Atsbi, Samre and Sahrti Woredas, Tigray
Salary: ETB 41,141.00
Date of Announcement: September 15, 2023
Deadline: Sep 25, 2023
Employment Type: Definite period
The key focus of the Woreda Team leader is to manage and oversee the overall Concern Worldwide programs operations (including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting) in their respective Woredas. The job holder is responsible for ensuring well-organized and efficient utilization of the organization’s resources (human, financial and logistics) meeting the projects and organizational goals and objectives. He or she is representing Concern in Woreda level partners’ coordination platforms and sometimes (based on Mekelle office delegation) at zonal level coordination forums and maintain good external relationship. The Woreda team leader is expected to ensure a good working environment to staff and partners in his or her workplace undertaking participatory, transparent and accountable leadership and support. The Woreda team leader is expected to oversee the day-to-day human resource, logistics and finance activities in the respective Woreda. He or she is also responsible for liaising with Mekelle office technical people and management for mutual support.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
Capacity Building and Technical supervision
- Adhere to the organizational values, policies and procedures (including human resources, finance and logistics),
- Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the programs/projects operated in the respective Woredas,
- Provide guidance to staff on any new program initiatives and assist them in the roll-out of new initiatives or corrective actions,
- Provide technical support and advice to teams and ensure the quality of the programs,
- Coordinate regular data collection, compiling and reporting while closely working with the woreda team, and program and MEAL team in Mekelle,
- Liaise and ensure mutual support with line sectors and Woreda administration for effective joint planning, implementation and M&E Concern activities.
- Conduct field visits and supportive supervision with key stakeholders and develop actionable plan based on the findings;
Monitoring, reporting and learning
- Develop annual, monthly and weekly work plans and ensure their implementation so that project deliverables are implemented according to the approved donor proposals
- Prepare and submit timely and high-quality written reports for Concern, external stakeholders and donors. This will include weekly and monthly reports
- Review and provide feedback to draft reports produced by subordinates.
- Document and share feedback from all meetings and disseminate to the Supervisor as appropriate.
- Maintain a database of all project data in the assigned Woreda. Work with the MEAL team to analyze data and produce reports on a monthly basis.
- Coordinate the Woreda team to capture and document success stories and case studies across the projects for wider sharing,
Coordination & Liaison
- Represent Concern in different coordination forums in the Woreda in relevant matters,
- Lead internal team meetings,
- Closely and actively works with the Woreda line sectors and other agencies to promote and facilitate good working relationships, collaboration and clear communication.
- Attend external meetings to represent Concern and provide information on the Concern projects as required
- Directly manage the human resource in collaboration with the Senior Systems assistant in the respective Woreda,
- Set performance objectives for direct reports using the Concern PDR system and carry out performance development reviews. Also, play a leadership role and ensure all staff in the Woreda facilitated their PDRs.
- Identify ways of increasing individual staff effectiveness and providing regular feedback on performance.
- Provide technical and managerial support to coach the Woreda team in order to build their capacity to perform their assigned roles and responsibilities,
- Address any HR issues in a timely and appropriate manner,
- Ensure good collaboration and teamwork sprit among the Woreda teams and across Concern.
- Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy
- Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with dignity and respect
- Demonstrate gender equality awareness and gender sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender equality perspective into tasks and activities.
In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):
- actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
- work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, and that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
- Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behavior is disseminated among program participants and communities.
- Able to seek appropriate advice and report concerns, and feel confident that they have been understood.
- Understands local safeguarding structures and arrangements.
- Practises in a manner that seeks to reduce the risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
- Identifies and refers to appropriate services to any other associated persons including carers, family members and children at risk.
- Able to document safeguarding concerns, and maintain appropriate record keeping, recording the wishes and views of the adult or child at risk, differentiating between fact and opinion.
- Bachelor in Public Health, Health Care (Health officer, Nurse, Nutrition), Project Management, Food Security, Development, Agriculture and related fields. Master’s degree in the above disciplines is a plus. ,
- 5 years of relevant experience with the first degree.
- 3 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree.
- 1 year supervisory skill •
- NGO experience is a plus.
- Basic managerial skills.
- Technical and report writing skills
- Computer literate.
- Fluent in spoken and written English.
- Good communication and interpersonal skill
What we offer
- A competitive salary and benefit package
- Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
- 20 days annual leave
- 26 weeks maternity leave, 18weeks(unpaid) parental leave
How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy through Ethiojobs.net or apply in person in Concern Ethiopia, Human Resource Department Mekelle Coordination Office
Please note that no need to submit your supporting documents at this stage:
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of program participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of concerned staff, consultants, visitors to the program and partner organization, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checks.
Women and disabled people are highly encouraged to apply
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