Join CultivAid in Empowering the Agricultural Sector:
Country Director – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
CultivAid is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Country Director to lead our operations in Ethiopia. The ideal candidate will bring 2-3 years of comprehensive project management experience in the agricultural sector or in civil infrastructure, coupled with technical expertise, and a hands-on attitude.
This role reports directly to the CEO and can be either in full relocation conditions or based in Israel with bi-weekly visits to Ethiopia per month.
- Oversee end-to-end project management activities, ensuring the successful execution of agricultural initiatives in Ethiopia.
- Provide technical guidance to project teams, ensuring adherence to industry best practices.
Collaboration and Innovation:
- Collaborate with local teams and communities to address challenges, identify opportunities for improvement, and foster innovation.
- Cultivate a positive work environment that encourages collaboration and continuous improvement.
- Navigate diverse cultures and understand the unique challenges faced in international agricultural settings.
- Work effectively in a multi-nationality environment, promoting inclusivity and cultural sensitivity within the organization.
- Coordinate with various stakeholders to achieve project goals.
- Utilize previous managerial experience to lead, motivate, and develop a diverse team of professionals.
- Develop and maintain relationships with government functions, actively participating in negotiations and collaborations.
- Stay informed about relevant policies and regulations affecting the agricultural sector in Ethiopia.
- Communicate effectively with internal teams, external partners, and government officials.
- Hire, lead and manage two main groups of professional local employees, including in-house recruitments and contractors.
- Bachelor’s degree in management, Business Administration, or Agronomy – Required
- 2-3 years of professional experience in A-Z project management (with a budget of at least 500,000 NIS in the agricultural sector or civil infrastructure) – required
- Proven experience in managerial roles – Required
- Ability to work in a multiple nationality work environment – Required