REACH Country Manager, Ethiopia

Apply by Tuesday 20 August | Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The REACH Programme is a seven-year, £15m programme funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). This project, led by the University of Oxford, involves a research consortium of global leaders in water science, policy and practice. It aims to improve water security for 5 million poor people in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by 2022.

In Ethiopia, the Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) is the national focal research institution, in collaboration with UNICEF, the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE), and Addis Ababa University. The research programme in Ethiopia is directed by the Project Steering Committee, which is chaired by MoWIE and includes representatives of UNICEF, WLRC of AAU, and Oxford University.

The REACH Ethiopia Country Manager will be based at, and accountable to, WLRC of AAU and will be responsible for managing project activity. The role will involve some national and international travel. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious research programme and global science-practitioner partnership working to deliver significant benefits for people living in poverty.

The successful candidate must have a PhD (in water sciences/engineering or social sciences research but with good research background on water) as well as 4 years’ experience in research and/or programme management. For the full list of requirements please read the job description.

Click here to find out more about the post and how to make an application. You will be required to send a CV and supporting statement via email as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is on Tuesday 20 August, and interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

The minimum base salary is: Birr 52,000 (negotiable, depending on experience, and skill of the candidate).

For any questions about the role, please contact Dr Tena Alamirew:

UK Department for International Development Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

‘Access to water is a defining challenge for the 21st century. The UK has already helped 43 million people to access clean water, but there is far more to be done.’

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