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External Support Services Manager

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Addis Ababa
  • as per org scale USD / Month
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: as per org scale



Our company will develop, in Ethiopia, an oilseeds clusters program to source from contracted out-growers (cluster of farmers, commercial farmers) and oilseeds grains integrators (traders/coops/…) large quantities various oilseeds (sesame, soybeans, sunflower, rapeseeds, groundnuts) to supply its Solvent Extraction Plants. 


  • Coordinating institutional donors, both domestically and internationally contributing to aid funds necessary to support the oilseeds cluster project – identification of donors & grants providers, grant writing, answer to request for proposal etc.- (particularly with SAMANU shareholders).
  • Supporting the creation and operationalization of funding agreements with institutional funders – contract drafting, signature by all parties and distribution to all relevant parties
  • Managing relationship with implementing partners, donor, and main financial institution partners and federal and regional level government stakeholders as requested, including information sharing, coordination and joint problem solving,
  • Coordinating all donors’ funded activities including extension services and ESG,
  • Compiling, developing and delivering on-time, high quality, reports to donor and key stakeholders as per required frequency; consulting with the donor and key project stakeholders regarding the report,
  •  Managing all inputs of external consultants providing services for oilseeds clusters including local coordination with team members, counterparty local institutions/partners, local travel logistics and reporting,
  • Managing key relationships with GOE counterparts and other key project partners,
  •  Maintaining donor databases, donor profiles and KPIs to be met according to the funding agreement conditions,
  • Facilitating with Admin Assistant donors, partners, and external donor sponsored guests visiting project.


The employee will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Number of funding/grant opportunities identified &  candidated to per year. Number of donors reached out to per year.
  • Fundings/grants -ETB and/or USD- successfully capted to finance the project.,
  • Timely delivery of all quality outputs (reports, analysis etc.) as requested by donors as well as timely coordination of all donors funded activities (extension services/ESG),
  • Timely support and delivery of all external consultant inputs and reporting,
  • High quality relationships with all stakeholders (partners, donors & main financial institution partners etc.),
  • Efficient organization of events and partners visits,
  • Accuracy, quality and relevance of the report as per defined schedule,
  • Regular update, as per schedule, of clear and accurate databases.

Job Requirements


  • BSC/Msc degree project management, social study and/or related fields
  • 8 years of experience of which at least 4 in the sector relevant to the JD

How to Apply

Application instruction

Please title your application with subject line: -“External Support Services Manager “

Candidates meeting the above-required qualifications are invited to send their CV through

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for an interview.

Application deadline: March 25, 2023

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