Ethiopia In-country Representative

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Part-time consultant (11 days per month)

Position Summary

The successful candidate will support the strategic direction of the work of Malala Fund partners in Ethiopia. They will advise partners on current work and support the development of new partnerships with officials, organisations and individuals to advance Malala Fund’s goal of a full course of free, safe quality education for all girls. The Representative will monitor key Malala Fund projects and facilitate and grow a network of education advocates that advances opportunities for girls. They will help to identify and realise opportunities to bring the influence of this network to bear on the cause of girls’ education. They will bring experience that strengthens Malala Fund communications at state and national levels and grows Malala Fund’s network in Ethiopia.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Strategy Planning and Execution - With input from Malala Fund staff, lead development and implementation of a plan for the phased expansion of Malala Fund’s geographic footprint in country. - Advise Malala Fund on national and regional influencing objectives. - With input from Advocacy Team, coordinate partners to plan and implement regional, national and provincial/state-level influencing strategies. - Identify and foster partnerships to support Malala Fund programming and influence in country and regionally, including but not limited to: national policy-makers and decision-makers; key government departments; the African Union Commission; local organisations, networks and coalitions engaged in education; businesses and philanthropists.

Partner Management - Serve as Malala Fund liaison to grantees and partners and at relevant events in the region. - Cultivate an informal national network to help identify competitive grantee candidates. - Onboard individual Gulmakai Champions to understand roles, responsibilities, opportunities, and ways to contribute to the national chapter. - Convene and lead regular meetings and calls with grantees in country. - Support grantee participation at global events. - Coordinate organisations to provide grantees training or expertise on communications, media outreach and other areas.

Grants Management - Assist potential grantee organisations to develop funding proposals that support Malala Fund strategic objectives. - Reporting to Malala Fund staff, support administration of grants, including reviewing and commenting on progress reports and ensuring accurate and timely reporting. - Liaise regularly with grantees to monitor and report on activities and associated risks, including conducting periodic site visits, liaising closely with Malala Fund staff.

Communications and Media - Support communications about Malala Fund work. - Work with the Communications team to collect stories of girls in grantee programmes. - Provide regular updates about scheduled and actual grantee media presence.

Required Qualifications

Work Experience - Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent degree in a related field - Minimum of 5 years of related work experience in education, advocacy, community development, and/or gender - Experience developing and implementing advocacy strategies using a wide range of tactics and approaches - Experience managing programmes and a proven track record of partnership development

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic (highlight languages known in application) and excellent communications skills - Ability to relate with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds across different time zones; high degree of diplomacy - Strong work ethic, organisational skills and the ability to be self-directed - Solid judgement and problem-solving skills with proven attention to detail, accuracy, and quality - Versed in child protection standard and best practices. - Strong commitment to Malala Fund’s mission to empower girls through education

How to Apply

Please submit your resume or CV and cover letter through the form on the right of this page by August 16, 2019. If you have any questions please email

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive when a position is posted, we are only able to respond directly to candidates with whom we wish to move forward in the interview process.

Malala Fund is committed to safeguarding children and employment with our team is conditional upon successfully completing a background check.

About Malala Fund

Registered as a public charity in the U.K. and U.S., Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. We advocate for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in developing country education leaders and frontline organisations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We amplify girls’ voices. Malala Fund is building a movement of young education activists who, like Malala, speak truth to power around the world.