Partnership and Capacity Building Officer (አጋርነት እና አቅም ግንባታ ኦፊሰር)

  • Policy Studies Institute
  • Addis Ababa
  • Federal Government
  • Deadline Jun 03, 2022
Contract Economics Social Sciences and Community

Job Description


The Policy Studies Institute (PSI) is mandated to conduct rigorous research and policy analysis that provide evidence based inputs to policymaking and policy implementations; and disseminate its research outputs, knowledge, and findings to the policymakers, researchers, academia, development partners, and other stakeholders. PSI is looking for candidates with a proven track record in partnership development and capacity building activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a partnership and resource mobilization strategy and operational plan that meets the strategic role of the PSI
  • Identify, develop and manage strategically important partnerships and long-term (or core) funding opportunities to increase the Institutes' research fund, reputation, and impact.
  • Create and develop partnerships, institutional links and networks; liaise and formalize through MoUs and LoAs.
  • Organize data and information on various types of funding (calls, fellowships, network grants, small travel grants, short visits, conferences, and workshops)
  • Writing grant/funding proposals such as grants and fellowships, and/or reporting back to donors
  • Giving effective verbal presentations in seminars, meetings, and poster sessions to leverage partnerships, networks, and connections
  • Liaising and communicate at a high level, both verbally and in writing, and capacity to effectively interact with a multiplicity of stakeholders including senior leaders, and partners;
  • Overseeing and coordinating partner/donor engagement and all resource mobilization and grant writing.
  • Providing training on planning and grant writing skills, policy research methodology, PSI research outputs;
  • Identify research capacity building needs, develop research capacity building strategy and plan research capacity building activities.
  • Carryout bench marking on policy research and study process
  • Hiring, supervising, and mentoring partnership & resource mobilization teams

Education, Qualifications Essential Knowledge, Skills, Competencies, and Experience

  • Minimum PhD/MSc degree in Economics or International Development Studies, Development Studies, or Political Science and International Relations
  • Minimum of 10 years' of relevant experience in Partnership & Resource Mobilization development and management
  • Excellent writing, reasoning, and analytical skills 
  • Capacity building experience including training and skills development
  • Experience in developing successful grant proposals and/or tender bids to the EU, DFID, NORAD, SIDA, DANIDA, GIZ, Gates Foundation, AFD, Italian Cooperation, and other institutional donors
  • Experience in developing successful grant proposals to private donors - trusts and foundations and/or corporates
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, and negotiation skills to work effectively in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to prioritize own workload and work with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to lead complex grant proposal development teams
  • Excellent English language skills (writing, reading, speaking, editing and computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS project.

Applicant Instruction | የአመልካቾች መመርያ

  • PSI will hire applicants on a contract basis
  • The job is expected to last for a period of one year beginning from early June, 2022 and would be renewed based on the performance of the candidate
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Benefits attractive
  • Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
  • Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting committee.
  • Please send all required application credentials with a cover later electronically to: or
  • Or you can leave your application package at the Information Desk of the Human Resource Development and Administration Directorate at the Policy Studies Institute (PSI). Our address is at the Blue Building next to the Stadium Area Roads Authority or behind Betezata Hospital.
  • Applications will be accepted for 20 working days starting from the day of posting
  • Place of work: Addis Ababa
  • The application documents should include a CV and a cover letter specifying how the applicant is qualified to conduct the proposed tasks

Note: The required number of employee for each of position announced above will be
only one
You can call 0911731179/09113610153 for more information.