Country Representative Ethiopia

The Brooke
Closing date: 1 August 2018
Job Type: Paid
Location: Ethiopia
Brooke’s mission is to reduce the suffering of vulnerable working horses, donkeys and mules. We launched an ambitious global strategy in April 2016 which sets out our priorities and plans for the next five years.

Brooke’s mission is to reduce the suffering of vulnerable working horses, donkeys and mules. We launched an ambitious global strategy in April 2016  which sets out our priorities and plans for the next five years. Our theory of change recognises that these animals are key livelihood assets and that sustainable change in their welfare rests in understanding and supporting change that is linked to the interplay of community empowerment, sustainable livelihoods and the provision of appropriate and timely services.

Brooke has been active in Ethiopia since 2006. Ethiopia has one of the largest populations of working equines (est. 9 million). Our present agreement with the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) runs until April 2019 and we are presently renewing separate agreements with SSNPR and Oromia regional governments after positive evaluations. Our interventions have grown over the years and we presently operate in 16 rural, urban and peri-urban woredas across SSNPR and Oromia with current discussions to develop a project in Addis Ababa.   The programme portfolio and budget is worth c£1.56 million annually. We work equine owners and users in communities and we work alongside government animal health providers to create real change for the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules.

Brooke’s Country Representative, is based in Addis Ababa and is Brooke’s key representative in Ethiopia. S/he is part of a global programme management team. S/he has responsibility for the leadership of a strategically cost-effective organisation, reflecting Brooke’s brand and delivering programmes that further the achievement of Brooke’s global strategy by increasing our impact; securing funding; delivering quality programme work and demonstrating accountability. In particular the post holder will demonstrate competency and be held accountable for:

  • We are seeking an Ethiopian National
  • Strategic Leadership of Brooke’s Business in Ethiopia 
  • Excellent programme delivery
  • A high performing team that is energetic, diverse, motivated and skilled
  • Excellent communication and representation of the programme across Brooke and to external stakeholders

This is a role for a seasoned development professional with a good understanding of results based management in practice and demonstrable experience of leading diverse and high performing teams across international settings to deliver those results. Your experience will have enabled you to grasp the interdependency of animals and humans in low income contexts.

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Region: Rest of the world
Location: Ethiopia
Sector: Projects and programmes

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