Dexis Consulting Group

Regional Program Manager, OTI Ethiopia - based in Addis Ababa or Oromia

Posted Date 2 months ago(10/15/2020 9:46 AM)
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About Us

Are you passionate about driving programs focused on foreign assistance? Do you want to be part of an organization that offers meaningful assignments and opportunities to expand your skills and expertise? At Dexis, you will experience a corporate culture of inclusiveness, fairness, and trust. You will be given the means and mentorship needed to succeed, and your creativity will be rewarded.

About the Position

The Regional Program Manager (RPM) will manage the financial and administrative management, program development and implementation, as well as grant development and implementation from the Oromia field office. Under the direction of and reporting to the Chief of Party (COP), the RPM will supervise a regional based program and operational team to execute small grant activities in compliance US Government rules and regulations. The RPM will devise and implement a regional strategy and identifying new opportunities for program development. This is a full-time position based in Addis Ababa or Oromia, with frequent travel to the Oromia region. The start date is immediate.

USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives’ (USAID/OTI) new support program aims to deliver fast and adaptable support that helps the Government of Ethiopia and civil society advance democratic reforms and enhance citizen engagement in the governance processes. Dexis Consulting Group (Dexis) will be USAID/OTI’s implementing partner in providing this assistance.


  • Oversee the identification of local partners and development of potential activities in field office(s).
  • Provide oversight and quality control of the full activity cycle from idea creation to close out.
  • Full responsibility for directing and coordinating daily workflow of the regional office and approximately 15 staff.
  • Advise project senior management on the local political, legal, and economic situation so that programming remains relevant and responsive.
  • Participate in the program Senior Management Team and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Pause and Reflect sessions to ensure that information is captured and shared as required.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID and Dexis financial and administrative requirements in the field offices.
  • Supervise and guide staff based in the regional office, and coordinate with the Operations Manager, Finance Manager, and other staff in Addis Ababa regarding human resources management and training needs.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by supervisor.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent university degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience.
  • At least 2 years of management and supervisory experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a complex and challenging field operation in unstable developing countries, with preferably at least one year in a supervisory capacity.
  • Experience working in either humanitarian or transitional programmatic areas, as well as supervising and training local personnel.
  • Well-versed in directing programming and/or operational management of small grants, budgeting, financial management (tracking, reporting, and accounting), and procurement.
  • Experience working throughout Ethiopia for multiple years, with a clear understanding of the political context of this program.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in Afaan Oromoo.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Fluency in the US Government donor policies and procedures regarding financial management, financial reporting, procurement processes, systems, and grants management.
  • Advanced degree preferred.


Are you looking for a company that offers meaningful program assignments and opportunities to develop professional skills and expertise? At Dexis, staff are empowered to be part of the decision-making process and collaborate with colleagues and management across the company to satisfy our clients.  We create transparency in our operations with our clients and employees; and we offer our people opportunities to grow and challenge themselves in meaningful ways. Dexis follows a "find a way or make a way" business directive, and we’re paving the way for innovative management solutions in the global development and security assistance arenas worldwide. As a Dexis employee you will be challenged, empowered, and mentored.  That’s how Dexis goes "all in.” How will you? 

If you are passionate about this opportunity, submit your application by clicking the apply for this job online button.

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

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.



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