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Founded in 2007, ABH Services PLC (also called ABH Partners by trade name) is a leading consultancy and human resources sourcing management firm in Ethiopia with over eleven years of experience in supporting the implementation of development programs and projects. ABH exists to fuel synergistic societal growth by harnessing local knowledge and international standard. Dedicated to the betterment of societal development, technical assistance, and knowledge management, ABH has gained credibility and industry experience in the development sector in general and the public health sphere of Ethiopia in particular. ABH focuses on knowledge management as the enabler and cross-cutting theme across its four major service lines or core competencies: Consultancy, Survey Management, Training and Implementation of projects and programs.


Job ID: ABH-014-NEBE

The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), re-established by proclamation No. 1133/2011, is the constitutionally mandated body to conduct elections, organize a referendum, and regulate political parties in Ethiopia. NEBE is undergoing institutional reform to enhance its credibility and capacity and conduct free, impartial and credible elections. Through the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), NEBE has contracted ABH Partners to provide human resource recruitment and management services.

Accordingly, ABH partners would like to invite applicants who meet the below requirements to apply for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Required number: One

Reports to: Board Chair Person, NEBE

Duty station: NEBE Head Quarter, Addis Ababa

Duration: 12 months with a possibility of extension

Expected Start Date: Immediately after concluding the contract

Salary: Competitive

Purpose of the Role

NEBE is looking for an experienced and self-driven CEO to join the team! As CEO at NEBE, the person will be responsible for overseeing the overall administrative functions crucial for NEBE to meets its Constitutional Mandate.

The CEO is a crucial member of NEBE senior management team, who reports to the Chairperson of NEBE. In this position, S/he has to manage NEBE administrative operations.. The person is expected to be a hardworking and inspiring leader. In addition, the person needs to have great people skills, excellent acumen, be self-driven, and having outstanding work ethics.


Following are the key functions and responsibilities of the CEO:

  1. Executive support to NEBE HQ  including optimization of delivery
  • Ensures that the Administrative  Team acts as an efficient and client-oriented One-Stop Shop for NEBE activities;
  • Overseas regular monitoring of procurement processes to ensure that they are performed consistently and in accordance with the corporate standards and relevant public finance laws and rules.;
  • Puts in place and oversees processes to identify, develop solutions and act upon operational and financial problems in consultation with Board;
  • Develops the budget requirements of NEBE in consultations with Board, keeps a follow up of funding released from Government, and reporting to be made to the Government on the utilization of funds.
  • Provides advisory services on procurement, human resources, in consultation with the Board;
  • Share decisions of NEBE management board to relevant actors;
  • Coordinate  NEBE’s inter-organizational relationship with other institutions;
  • Prepare and present periodic Secretariat activity and budget reports to  NEBE chairperson; and
  • Perform other duties assigned by the NEBE chairperson.
  1. Oversees effective and accurate financial resource management and efficient procurement management
  • Closely working with other team members on the planning process as it relates to  financial  and human resources functions, including periodical reporting in partnership with other teams;
  • Oversees management of services provided to the HQ and Regional offices, including accurate planning, forecasting, and reporting of extra-budgetary requirements;
  • Ensure proper management of the contributions from other resources and accounting for contributions to ensure that the money due to NEBE is properly identified, consistently and uniformly classified, recorded on a timely basis and received with sufficient supporting documentation;
  • Oversees NEBE cash management processes, including liquidity management, a recommendation of account level, risk assessment, bank relationship management; timely accounting and reconciliation of all transactions, security for cash assets on-site;
  • Oversees NEBE compliance with Government and NEBE rules and regulations in the field and establishment and management of procurement and contract management strategies;
  • Development of NEBE office procurement strategies including sourcing strategy, supplier selection, and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, procurement promotion and introduction, performance measurement;
  • Oversight of the management of NEBE assets, facilities, and logistical services, including full compliance with procedures in accounting for the procurement, utilization, and disposal of NEBE assets.
  1. Facilitates strategic human resource management
  • Ensures  compliance with corporate human resources policies and strategies;
  • Ensures optimal staffing of the office and projects;
  • Oversees recruitment processes and performance management systems ensuring link of job design with recruitment, performance management, and career development;
  • Facilitates knowledge building and management and ensures innovation knowledge transfer ;
  • Leads processes to facilitate and promote staff learning and engagement.
  1. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on:
  • Organization of training for the staff on finance, Procurement, and human resource management
  • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in finance, procurement, and HR;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of good practice.

Required qualifications, Competencies & Skills training and experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field;
  • 12 years of relevant experience in Organizational Management;
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in the public sector
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Executive managerial  position
  • Respect NEBE’s main principles of performing in a free, impartial and fair manner;
  • Strong grasp of democratic institutions principles;
  • Ability to write and speak the federal working language and English; knowledge of additional international and local language will be an asset;
  • Strong  knowledge and experience, human resource management, finance, and procurement processes;
  • Knowledge of government institutions working procedure and willingness to create a conducive work environment and to work as a member of a team.
  • Handles confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, work in a team environment and create an environment that fosters good working relationships;
  • Has strong interpersonal, negotiation and networking skills;
  • Basic information technology and computer skills;
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in organizing and ability to confidently work in a team environment;
  • Strong technical knowledge in finance, human resource management, and logistics;
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to local politics and culture as well as community issues
  • Not be a member of any political party

How to Apply

Qualified applicants can submit their, application letter along with an updated CV with three professional references, copies of education credentials, and work experience via email to nebevacancy@abhpartners.com by stating the position you are applying on the subject line of the email. The application may also be submitted in person to our office located on Bole Road, behind DH Geda Tower Addis Ababa from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday.


Application Deadline: 5:30 pm, August 14, 2020

Qualified candidates who fulfill the criteria will be hired only following the approval and endorsement by NEBE.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.


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