Regional Manager – Mekelle – Ethiopia Food and Agriculture Systems Transformation (FAST) Activity in RTI International Et, Huaphanh, Laos

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Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 5,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects. RTI’s Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will leverage RTI’s experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and promote economic growth around the world .

SG&R’s Global Food Security and Agriculture portfolio is working to strengthen agricultural markets, engage youth and women as critical leaders of the on- and off-farm workforce, and tackle the dual burden of malnutrition around the globe. RTI’s work is helping foster stronger food systems, reduce malnutrition in all its forms, build resilience and engage the next generation of food security leaders. RTI is currently partnering on nearly 30 projects in East Africa, including activities focused on private sector-driven agricultural growth in Rwanda and market systems development in Kenya. 

Project Description

The purpose of the USAID/Ethiopia Food and Agriculture Systems Transformation (FAST) Activity is to increase access to healthy diets, particularly for women and children, by improving competitiveness, inclusiveness, and resilience of the Ethiopian food and agriculture system. FAST is the core component of a suite of food and agriculture activities funded by USAID. It is the largest project and serves as the hub. As such, FAST must collaborate intensively with other USAID funded projects working in the food and agriculture sector.

Position Description

RTI is seeking a Regional Manager – Mekelle for Ethiopia FAST . The Regional Manager – Mekelle will be responsible for leading the implementation and coordination of all technical activities at the regional level while providing oversight to day-to-day project operations . RTI has established regional field office s that will be overseen by a Regional Manager, who will maintain local relationships and make locally-focused programmatic decisions. Each Regional Manager will report to the Senior Regional Cluster Coordinator and support the Technical Officers who will serve as technical engagement managers for market actors supported by the FAST. This position will be based in Mekelle , Ethiopia, and will report to the  Senior Regional Cluster Coordinator . 


  • Overall coordination and manage FAST activities in the cluster
  • Oversee all activities grant, procurement, logistics, HR, and IT functions for the regional office .
  • Responsible for data collection and submission to main office .
  • Support and co ordinate with FAST technical teams in nutrition, food and agriculture systems, and market systems to ensure technical quality of core activities to ensure scale and impact across sectors.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with private sector actors within their regions, engaging them as grantees, learning partners, and stakeholders in local food market systems.
  • Engage with other donors and donor-funded activities by including them as active participants in learning agendas and events, to ensure that learnings are shared and successes are amplified and replicated.
  • Oversee and co ordinate local partners, sub-contracts, and grantees implementation and reporting.
  • Coordinate and work closely with regional government and district (woreda) level government technical implementation of FAST activities
  • C ontinually monitor field travel and day-to-day risk assessments,
  • E nsures that regional support needs are clearly identified to the head office.
  • Supervise and support technical and operat ional staff in the field , including coordination in the preparation process of work plan development and activities implementation, monitoring of activities and progress made using partners’ data platform, identification of needs for technical.
  • Continually monitors field travel and day-to-day risk assessments in the region.


  • Master’s degree and 6 years of experience, or a Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and leading multidisciplinary teams. 
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, and with multiple concurrent demands.   
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.   
  • Verbal and written fluency in English required.
  • Ability to travel and work throughout Ethiopia in difficult terrain/conditions at times. 

EEO & Pay Equity Statements

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Company: RTI International

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location:  Et, Huaphanh, Laos

Application Deadline: N/A

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