Mar 07, 2018

Partnership Development and Curriculum Officer at LonAdd

  • LonAdd HR Consultancy Plc - Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full time NGO Jobs/Nonprofit/Social Services Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Immediate Vacancy Announcement

Agricultural Transformation Through Strong Vocational Education Project (ATTSVE Project)

Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian university offering a wealth of programs through diverse faculties. With campuses located in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, as well as a Medical School site in Saint John, New Brunswick, Dalhousie has more than 6,000 faculty and staff who make up the university’s energetic academic community. Dalhousie is proud to be named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2012 and 2013.

The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University is a small research-intensive campus located in Truro, NS. Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, environment and related life and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies.

The ATTSVE project is a six year, $18 million DFATD funded project lead by the Dalhousie University, International office of the Faculty of Agriculture. The project is designed to enhance the capacity of the Ethiopian Agricultural Technical Vocational Educational Training (ATVET) system to educate and prepare skilled, competent technical graduates. Four ATVET colleges have been selected for focused training and investment, with the intent that they will become leaders in change, sound institutional management and innovation, while at the same time serving as models for teaching and curriculum reform and demand-driven programming for the ATVET system.

The Partnership development and Curriculum officer primarily responsible for the accelerated operationalization of the already signed MoUs signed through the implementation of joint plans. S/he provides technical expertise, training for instructors and administrators, coaching and follow-up with ATVETs on partnership developments, linkages creation, networking and cross- cutting themes integration into ATVET curriculum.


  • Coordinate and guide on implementation of networking and partnership development outcomes as detailed in the annual work plans and Project Implementation Plan.
  • Develop of MoUs and facilitate joint plans implementation.
  • Coordinate the cooperative placement and internship initiatives implemented by the project
  • Coordinate and support in the organization of relevant international and national conferences, learning exchanges and networks.
  • Support training for instructors and administrators, coaching and follow-up with ATVETs on partnership development and linkage
  • Ensure the full integration of gender, environment, and business into ATVET curriculum.
  • Lead and coordinate the rollout of ATVETs specialty course through the acceleration of the approval of the standard.
  • Developing the partnership and curriculum activities of the project defined when preparing, updating, and monitoring the Project Annual Implementation Plan and Budget.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of partnerships, linkages and networking as well as cooperative placement activities.
  • Liaise and coordinate activities with the Innovation Fund and Income generation officer to implement the partnership and linkage of the component of the ATTSVE project.
  • Prepare quarterly reports on project implementation progress in terms of partnership and curriculum activities, as it pertains to the achievement of project outcomes.
  • Maintain close working relationship with project partners and ensure effective and mutually beneficial coordination.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s qualification in International Development, Business, Economics, Agriculture or relevant training certification or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum of 4 years development aid or economic development project experience, including coordinating partnership development (preference given to agriculture partnership, MoU crafting and curriculum development experience).
  • Knowledge of gender, environment, market systems, the private sector, and business strategy and planning, preferred.
  • Strong and diverse Ethiopian field experience, preferably in the agricultural sector, and working with NGOs.

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of partnership development, market led development programs.
  • Network formation and sustaining experience.
  • Stakeholder analysis and mapping experience.
  • Multi-stakeholder process leading experience and knowledge.
  • Conference and meeting organization experience
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development in the context of ATVETs.
  • Demonstrated skills in participatory development approach.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrating initiative and thriving in a start-u environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and communicate cross-culturally.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills essential.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Full-time – 40 hours per week, including some weekends and evenings.  Additional hours may be required at times.

Salary and Benefit Package:    Attractive (As per the ATTSVE project pay scale)

How To Apply:

How to apply: –

Applicants are advised to review the detailed JD for the position, which is posted on our website: www.lonadd.comThe CV should provide details of relevant work experience but please do not include your credentials at this stage.

Application submission: – Interested and qualified candidates should submit a one page cover letter and CV not exceeding 3 pages via the below means within 7 working days from the date of announcement.

  • E-mail: by putting “Job Application for Partnership development and Curriculum Officer”, in the subject box.
  • In person to LonAdd HR Consultants Plc, Nigist Towers (Kazanchis, across Elilly International Hotel)2nd Floor suite 201B (office hours only). Kindly submit your CV in a sealed envelope at our reception

Application deadline: Closing date for applications will be March 13, 2018.


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