• Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 6 November 2019
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Closing on 11 January 2020
  • Current

Job Description

The Technical Deputy Chief of Party/Livelihood Specialist is a designated Key Personnel position for the $48 million Feed Future Ethiopia – Livelihoods for Resilience Activity, which runs from December 2016 to December 2021.

The Technical DCOP/Livelihoods Specialist (hereafter Technical DCOP) will lead the implementation of several technical components of the Livelihoods for Resilience Activity, which targets 97,900 Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) households in 27 woredas of Tigray, Amhara, and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) regions. The goal of the project is to reduce food insecurity and increase resilience for chronically food-insecure households, to enable these households to graduate from the PSNP with resilience.

The Technical DCOP will lead the project’s livelihoods team and guide the implementation of the crop and livestock, off-farm, and employment pathways. S/he will lead and mentor a team of advisors working for CARE and work closely with technical partner SNV.

The Technical DCOP will work with partners to develop implementation plans, identify and resolve challenges, and promote ongoing learning and quality improvements throughout the remainder of the project. The Technical DCOP will partner with the Chief of Party to ensure quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout the project’s duration. Core to his/her work will be the promotion of a learning culture that pursues evidence-based actions to expand successful activities and uses adaptive management to adjust activities as needed.


  • Lead crop and livestock livelihood pathway activities

  • Lead off-farm and employment pathway activities

  • Ensure effective use of the Innovation Fund

  • Support M&E and overall project management


  • Master’s degree in International Development, Agriculture/Agronomy, Economics, Business, Public Health, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation Engineering, and/or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Minimum of 8 years of recent and progressively more challenging experience working in food and nutrition security

  • Substantial experience working in a management capacity on USAID-funded projects and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations

  • Experience with rural development, food and nutrition security programming, livelihoods and market systems/value chain development, and/or youth empowerment

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.

  • Strong communication and team management/interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Excellent English writing skills

About the Organization

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

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