Hanns R.Neuman Stiftung Ethiopia | Full Time

Operations Manager

Closing date: Jul 20 ,2023

Hanns R.Neuman Stiftung Ethiopia is a representative office of the Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS), which was established as a not-for-profit and independent foundation dedicated to supporting coffee farmers to become strong entrepreneurs and to address the challenges associated with protecting the environment, climate change and biodiversity.


Hanns R.Neumann Stiftung Ethiopia is currently undertaking a project namely implementing   HRNS –SAFA project and wants to hire qualified and competent person for the following position.


Job Title: Operations Manager

Job Purpose: The Operations Manager is responsible for the leadership of field staff and for the effective planning and implementation of all field activities in accordance with contractual obligations, organizational and national policies, and organizational Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

Duty station: The duty station will be the HRNS ET office in Addis Ababa,


Responsibilities and Tasks

1.    Activity Planning, implementation, and budget management


·         Contribute to the development and approval of work plans.

·         Assist in the design and effective and efficient implementation of the extension system.

·         Approve field requisitions and monitor expenditures for field activities.

·         Track and monitor budget and financial progress.

·         Work closely with the Country Director and management team to set and implement policies, procedures, and systems and follow through with implementation.

·         Contribute operations information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews;

·         Develop Procurement and annual plan with close coordination of Field Operation Managers.

2.    Field Staff Management

·         Manage and coordinate field staff.

·         Ensure efficient collaboration between field staff.

·         Monitor and evaluate field staff performance and assess areas of capacity building needs.

·         Ensure field staffs have a thorough understanding of the project purpose and objectives.

·         Monitor Employees performance, and develop HR plan with the consultation of Country Director and work closely with the HR Officer.



3.    Supervision and compliance       

·         Assist in the design and implementation of the Internal Control System.

·         Closely monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of project activities.

·         Ensure compliance with organizational, regional and national standards and guidelines.

4.    Stakeholder relations

·         Liaise with Government authorities at federal, regional and woreda level on project purpose, approach and activities.

·         Participate to steering committee meetings and other meetings as requested by management.

·         Assist in the dissemination of information generated by the project to stakeholders.

·         Assume responsibility for the clean image of the project among stakeholders.

Job Requirement

·         A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in Rural Development or a related field.

·         Proven experience in project management ( 10 years and above )

·         Ability to lead project teams of various sizes and see them through to completion.

·         Strong understanding of formal project management methodologies.

·         Able to complete projects in a timely manner.

·         Experience overseeing agricultural development projects

·         Budget management experience.

·         Must have demonstrated knowledge of management of multi stakeholder modality. 

·         Exceptional communication skill with proficiency of English is compulsory.


·         Applicants should clearly specify the position and the organization’s name to which they have applied. Interested applicants can submit their CV via email to the following email address: netsanet.mustefa@hrnstiftung.org within 5 days from the first day of this announcement.



Required Person: 1

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: Negotiable

Work Experience: 10 years