Strategic Planning Officer

Position: Strategic Planning Officer

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Harar, Ethiopia

Deadline: June 29, 2019

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: June 29, 2019

Full Description

Brief Description:

Start Date May 2019 – July 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 10 Months

The Volunteer’s Role

Access to proper nutrition sources is essential to the health of all people in Ethiopia, but improving practices and services is not possible without research and planning!

The Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) project in Ethiopia is an initiative to address undernutrition in women of reproductive age and children under five years of age. In Ethiopia, the project will be implemented in East and West Harar Administrative Zones of Oromia Regional State and in Gewane and Argoba Special Woredas of Afar Regional States.

As a Strategic Planning Officer you will work closely with Haramaya University College of Health and Medical Services. You will give support to the Ethiopia GROW team through researching the effectiveness of GROW program outcomes and the outcomes of Social Analysis and Action (SAA). Furthermore, you will advise team members about tools that will enable the sustainability of the project. Your role will be a key part of the project’s intermediate goal of improving proactive nutrition services for women and children in Ethiopia.

Apply to this position and help make a difference in the lives of people living in Ethiopia.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Develop Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) phase out strategy and compare CARE’s sustainability strategy with others

- Design sustainability plan for demo gardens and develop sustainable input access mechanism

- Suggest the roles of multi-sectors in sustaining activities started by GROW

- Research outcomes of SAA in GROW programs and identify ways for incorporating other beneficiaries

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Master’s in International Development, MBA, Project Management

Essential Professional Background:

- 5 years of experience working in project design and sustainability.

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

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