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Grants Expert-Austrian Development Agency

Austrian Development Agency is currently seeking a qualified Grant Expert to provide a technical leadership to develop high quality expertise in public finance management based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Programme Title: IGAD Promoting Peace & Stability in the Horn of Africa Region (IPPSHAR)[1]**
Position: Grants Expert
Starting date: March 2019, or as soon as possible
Contract period: 12 months
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, including travel within the IGAD region

The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) is the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and is responsible for implementing all bilateral programmes and projects in ADC’s partner countries on behalf of the Austrian government.

ADA has been delegated to manage the funding allocated by the European Union for the support of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) under the EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), Horn of Africa window, for a programme titled “IGAD Promoting Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa Region (IPPSHAR)”.

The overall objective of this programme is to support IGAD and its Member States in the implementation of the Regional Peace and Security Strategy 2016-2020, which defines peace, security and stability as prerequisites for the attainment of economic integration and development of the IGAD region. This will be achieved by enhancing the IGAD Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN) systems, supporting IGAD and national governments in the region to predict, prevent, and address transnational security threats and by strengthening their capacity on preventive diplomacy, mediation and civilian peace building. In addition, the programme also aims to strengthen the implementation effectiveness of IGAD’s Peace and Security Division and units through enhancing their internal coordination and by establishing and expanding partnerships with international, regional, national and local organisations.