Country Representative - Ethiopia

Employer International Water Management Institute
Location Addis Ababa, na, Ethiopia
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Job Description

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is seeking a dynamic leader with exceptional management aptitude and a deep understanding of water, land and agricultural development challenges and opportunities in East Africa.

The Country Representative (CR) posted in Addis Ababa represents the Institute in East Africa maintaining strong links with national and international partners. The primary responsibilities are: (i) oversee all staff, interns and consultants assigned to IWMI's Ethiopia office; (ii) coordinate business development in the East African region to sustain and grow a viable funding pipeline; (iii) develop and strengthen relationships with government agencies, national research organizations and implementing partners to expand and promote uptake of IWMI’s research outputs; (iv) country office management (people management, financial management, governance and risk management, and research quality control); represent the Institute at specific national level forums; and (v) participate in IWMI research programs aligned with personal expertise.

It is expected that the CR will spend a minimum of 55% of his/her time on duties representing IWMI and managing people and operations, with the remaining time on project-specific research activities.


Lead country program development and implementation

Develop the strategic direction of the country office, ensuring consistency with IWMI’s Strategy and strong alignment to country and regional development priorities and research needs.
Coordinate development, funding and management of the project portfolio of the office through contributions to and leadership of the design and development of programmatic and project proposals.
Build a strong commitment to teamwork and collaboration among country office staff, with other IWMI units and with CGIAR and external partners.

Manage country office staff to ensure delivery of high quality, timely research and outputs that meet the requirements of partners and clients.
IWMI representation

Strengthen existing and develop new working relationships with research partners, national and regional authorities, and other stakeholders raising the profile and visibility of IWMI in the region, in conjunction with the Institute’s Partnerships and Knowledge Management Department; Deputy Director General, Research for Development, and Director General.

Proactively contribute to IWMI’s fundraising efforts by identifying relevant initiatives, developing a close network with donors, coordinating the preparation of proposals, and providing strong intellectual inputs in coordination with relevant Strategic Program Leaders (SPLs), and IWMI's Business Development Unit (BDU).
Promote the uptake of IWMI research outputs in coordination with the strategic program leaders and research groups.

Serve as the primary point of contact in the region for the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), and facilitate work undertaken in the country for other CRPs that IWMI is involved with, in coordination with the Program Director, WLE and relevant leaders of strategic programs and projects.

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Application Closing: 25 Sep 2018

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