The primary purpose of the Deputy Director, Country Program Advocacy and Communications, Ethiopia is to lead the Ethiopia policy, advocacy and communications strategy that will help to achieve the foundation’s policy and financing goals in Ethiopia, which in turn support our programmatic and cross-cutting outcomes. The Deputy Director will also conceive, develop and manage a portfolio of grants involving multiple foundation program strategies and lead our cross-cutting portfolio of investments and strategies in collaboration with Ethiopia and Seattle-based teams to achieve results. The focus of foundation’s work in Ethiopia is in health, nutrition, agricultural transformation and financial services for the poor as well as some gender equality and water, sanitation and hygiene goals. Our cross-cutting advocacy portfolio includes gender, private sector, governance and financing, and policy and advocacy capacity building. The Deputy Director will report to the Ethiopia Country Director, serve on the Gates foundation Ethiopia Country Office Leadership Team (ECOLT) and Africa Leadership Team (ALT) and will have a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Director of Program Advocacy and Communications and serve as a member of the Program Advocacy and Communications Leadership Team (PAC LT).
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