Dan Church Aid – Senior Business Development And Program Quality Manager 

Position Objective

  • Expiration date: August 4, 2023
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Job Title: Senior Business Development and Program Quality Manager

The position is to take the technical lead for DCA Ethiopia programme in terms of country programme development, resource mobilisation, organisational learning (MEAL), quality assurance and partnership development.


Responsible for the resource mobilisation to ensure sufficient growth of funding in line with the Country Programme. Ensure Quality program delivery by oversee MEAL activities and global commitments (Core Humanitarian Standards).  Lead the capacity development support for DCA and partner staff ensuring that DCA Ethiopia humanitarian and development projects are designed and implemented with the required quality standards that will be determined by DCA commitment to accountability, innovativeness, learning, cross cutting issues and humanitarian standards while at the same time maintaining coherence between projects, DCA Ethiopian country programme and global strategy.


  1. Lead the resource mobilisation and donor/stakeholder management in relation to fundraising. Lead proposal development for all funding opportunities relevant to DCA Ethiopia country program, including designing and drafting innovative, winning proposals, concepts notes, expression of interests and other documents in support of donor proposal submission.
  2. Build strong relations to donors and get donor intelligence ahead of calls. Take the lead in positioning DCA ET towards donors for funding opportunities.
  3. She/he will write sections of proposals that speak to our overall capabilities, while coordinating input from program technical team or support team members into proposals and budgets.
  4. Ensure quality and timely submission of back donor reports and DCA ET contribution to DCA Global Annual reports,
  5. Lead internal program audit and oversee project documents in PPD are uploaded as per global standards.
  6. Oversee DCA’s MEAL activities and adherence to CHS Lead the Country Program Results Framework and DCA ET contribution to Global Results Framework. Support in linking project indicators with country office and global indicators.
  7. Responsible to ensure that the organisation delivers on all internal M&E requirements in emergency and development programmes in a timely manner and with high quality information, including reporting on DCA global indicators and annual reports, total direct and indirect reach data
  8. Communicate top level learning / analysis reports and monitoring data to ensure that management can make informed decisions on a timely basis to scale up and face operational challenges.
  9. Build the capacity of DCA program staff in project management cycle based on the DCA PPM and PPD.
  10. Lead the drafting of DCA Partnership Management Manual/guideline and oversee the implementation.


  • Provide technical advice to ensure integration between projects, country programme and DCA global strategy.
  • Responsible to Facilitate the evaluation of the DCA-ET Country Programme; technically support in the selection of the consultant to conduct the country programme evaluation and serve as the technical focal person for the evaluation process.
  • Support the roll out of organisational learning framework across DCA and partner implemented projects.

Required number: One

Type of Contract: Two years contract with possibility of Extension

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Reporting to: Head of Program

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Requirements


  1. Third Level qualification in a relevant discipline (Development Studies, DRR Management Agriculture and related field) from a recognized university.
  2. At least 10 years’ relevant experience, and at least 8 years in fundraising
  3. Adequate working knowledge of requirements and guidelines of donor.
  4. Good knowledge of project cycle management
  5. Excellent proposal and report writing skills, with close attention to detail.
  6. Proven track record of developing development and humanitarian program from key institutional donors: USAID, EU, ECHO, BPRM, Danida and others
  7. Practical experience in a both emergency and development contexts proposal development and MEAL, preferably with solid experience mainly on DCA priority sectors: Building resilient communities, emergency Food security and livelihood including Multipurpose Cash transfer, climate adaption, peace building and social cohesion, Women and youth empowerment and development, private sector engagement etc.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should apply for the post via the below link.

Senior Business Development and Program Quality Manager – Ethiopia – Intranet DCA (emply.com)

DCA is an equal opportunity employer, and all interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of age, race, gender, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation. Please don’t mention your religious or ethnic affiliation in your application. 

Please Submit only an application letter and CV.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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