Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a team of over 3,000 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in fourteen of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.
GOAL Ethiopia Country Context
GOAL Ethiopia commenced operations in the early 1980s, implementing a multi-sectoral, countrywide humanitarian and development programme. With an annual operating budget of €20M and GOAL Ethiopia works in 55 districts across six regions in Ethiopia: Afar, Benishangul Gumuz, Gambella, Oromiya, Somali and SNNPP. GOAL has invested heavily in building the capacity of over 700 members of its staff in Ethiopia, and is proud of the fact that in 2020, over 99% of our staff are Ethiopian and more than 60% are female. Our programmes focus on alleviating poverty, addressing development challenges, and responding to sudden-onset and protracted humanitarian crises, such as drought, conflict and displacement. GOAL targets the most vulnerable of communities and groups with specialised programming in key areas, including nutrition; water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH); livelihoods and food security; health, as well as protection interventions.
The Country Director has the overall responsibility for ensuring strong leadership and high-quality delivery of a range of specific multi sectoral programmes.
The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership and drive the expansion of our portfolio in Ethiopia, including identifying future business development opportunities and ensure that GOAL Ethiopia is well positioned for funding opportunities and can deliver consistently high-quality proposals and concept notes. They will represent GOAL Ethiopia to the government, donors, the media, and other key stakeholders and accountable to beneficiaries, donors, and to GOAL’s Head office in Dublin, Ireland.
The successful candidate will directly line-manage the Programmes Director, Systems Director, Financial Controller, Safety & Security Manager and Human Resources Manager.
The role requires a high degree of personal resilience and a flexible approach to leading an organization in a challenging, multi-cultural context. GOAL Ethiopia has a talented team of staff, with a supportive and engaging work environment.
Key areas of work
Essential Skills and Experience
Key Leadership skills
Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with
GOAL because of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.
Accountability within GOAL
Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:
Our package includes a competitive salary, accommodation, health and travel insurance and 20 days annual leave. Additional benefits are available after 12 months of service.
GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies. Any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.
Reports to:Regional Director, East Africa
How to apply
Closing date: 14th August 2022 @ 23:59 BST
Please click on the ‘apply for job’ button to submit your application. Please submit an MS Word version of your CV (maximum 3 pages) and a 1-page cover letter detailing your motivation and how you are suited to this role.
Please name your submitted files with the following reference: GOAL_CD
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
GOAL is an equal opportunity employer.
Red Sea is committed to meeting the standards set out in their Equality and Diversity recruitment policy; this includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity.