Job: Country Director Ethiopia (100%)

HEKS/EPER Swiss Church Aid

In Ethiopia, HEKS/EPER has country programmes with focus on promoting resource-saving agriculture, effective water management and profitable access to markets for small farmers as well as providing vocational and life skills for young persons. HEKS/EPER has an office in Addis and a small structure in Borana, one of the project implementation areas.
HEKS/EPER International Division is looking to recruit a strong candidate by to fulfil the role of


Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with frequent monitoring visits to the areas of implementation of the HEKS/EPER programmes
Starting Date / Initial Contract Details: 1st of March 2019 / 12 months with possibility for extension

Job responsibilities:

  • Strategic and thematic leadership for the programme and its development
  • Managing the office in Addis Ababa and all its staff (administration and human resources management) in compliance with internal and external rules & regulations
  • Representing HEKS/EPER to different stakeholders
  • Monitoring and administrative supervision of the projects and partners, including finances and regular field visits (driving licence required)
  • Fundraising and acquisition of funding external sources
  • Active cooperation in pertinent networks, public relations and advocacy
  • Active contribution to the further development of HEKS/EPER’s international division
  • Making sure, that relevant safety and security policies are applied
  • Ensuring the information flow to and from the headquarter in Zurich


  • Advanced Academic degree with a specialization in one of the fields of work of HEKS and in management
  • At least 6 years of experience of which at least 2 in similar position;
  • Proven program management skills in development cooperation and possibly in emergency contexts
  • Desirable expatriate experiences in senior positions
  • Strong knowledge of institutional donors’ procedures and reporting system
  • Excellent communication, representation and networking skills
  • Sound track record in programme cycle management (including controlling, budgeting and audits)
  • Able to multitasks, prioritize and work on tight deadline
  • Proactive and result oriented personality
  • Good staff management and interpersonal skills and able to delegate and monitor results
  • Language skills: excellent written and oral proficiency in English

Please send your complete application (essentials: motivation letter, CV) to no later than 21st of October 2018.

For further information to the position please contact Regula Hafner (Head of Africa/Latin America Department):

Mehr Infos / Further information: HEKS/EPER