Team Leader - DFID Strengthening Host and Refugee Populations Economy (SHARPE) in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Apply by 31 July 2018
Executive-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 10 July 2018

Job Description

IPE Global Limited (www.ipeglobal.com) is an international development consulting group providing expert technical assistance and solutions for equitable development and sustainable growth in developing countries. Headquartered in India with six international offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, United Kingdom, Myanmar, Philippines, and Bangladesh, IPE Global group offers a range of integrated, innovative and high-quality consulting services across sectors and practices. Over the last 19 years, IPE Global has successfully implemented 800 projects in 104 countries, across 5 major continents. IPE Global has 800 full time professional staff and over 1000 empanelled consultants working on various projects across the globe.

IPE Global has a strong Consortium in place to deliver the objectives of the SHARPE programme in Ethiopia along with a strong core team for project delivery. We are looking for a senior team leader to provide leadership to the project and be responsible for the overall management and delivery of SHARPE.

SHARPE is a 39-month programme, which aims to increase sustainably the net economic returns to refugees and hosts communities through both increased gains and decreased losses. The programme will pilot and scale up making markets work for the poor (M4P) approaches among refugee and host communities within the Gambella Region, Jijiga, and Dollo Ado. The programme is expected to begin in the last quarter of 2018.

Key Responsibilities:

The Team Leader will be responsible for the overall management and delivery of SHARPE. S/he will ensure that the team is performing to a high standard and delivering the proposed outcomes. The Team Leader will ensure that SHARPE’s targets are met and that value for money is achieved.

We are looking for someone with strong convening power and the ability to manage a diverse team across different sites. This senior position will work with key internal and external stakeholders, including government bodies, consortium partners and the donor. The team leader should be comfortable with economic development programmes as well as humanitarian situations. S/he should have good technical understanding of M4P and refugee situations but be able to manage an empowered team effectively. The Team Leader will ensure that SHARPE’s targets are met, and that value for money is achieved. He or she will report to IPE Global Programme Director and to DFID Ethiopia. S/he will be the public face of the programme, and will have overall responsibility for the following areas:

  • Provide technical mentorship, supervision and solutions to the team during the programme implementation.
  • Develop and execute programme implementation strategy, implementation plans and monitoring and learning systems
  • Set in place the programme monitoring and learning framework with an operational plan containing the results capture and dissemination plans and applying results into programme development as necessary;
  • Implement, manage, supervise and monitor all activities of the project, from start-up to close-out;
  • Identify additional inputs required to accomplish the results/deliverables under the project;
  • Maintain effective communication with the consortium, team members, client, the Project Steering Committee and other critical stakeholders;
  • Manage project budget and identify financial efficiencies;
  • Regular progress reporting

The competencies required of the Team Leader are, but not limited to, the following:

  • Advanced degree in Management, Economics, International Development or another relevant discipline;
  • Significant prior experience in leading and managing large, complex projects, particularly in a humanitarian context;
  • Significant experience in economic development and sound technical understanding of market systems development/M4P approaches;
  • Ability to employ an adaptive management approach to respond to the changing needs and evolving nature of large programmes;
  • Demonstrable experience of resource management, cost control, project planning and reporting against performance indicators within a development context;
  • Ability to quickly analyse, understand, interpret and convey complex scenarios and to strategize suitable and effective solutions;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills. Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Able to build excellent working relationships and successfully collaborate with and manage other team members, senior government officials and development partners.
How to Apply To apply to the position of Team Leader for IPE Global’s SHARPE bid, please send an up-to-date CV and short covering letter to akhurana@ipeglobal.com, with the email subject clearly marked as ”Application for Team Leader - SHARPE”. Only the candidates who have been considered for the position will be contacted. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2018

About the Organization

IPE Global Limited (www.ipeglobal.com) is an international development consulting group providing expert technical assistance and solutions for equitable development and sustainable growth in developing countries. Headquartered in India with six international offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, United Kingdom, Myanmar, Philippines, and Bangladesh, IPE Global group offers a range of integrated, innovative and high-quality consulting services across sectors and practices. Over the last 19 years, IPE Global has successfully implemented 800 projects in 104 countries, across 5 major continents. IPE Global has 800 full time professional staff and over 1000 empanelled consultants working on various projects across the globe.