Vacancy Announcement

Job Position:  Director of Operations

Organization: Initiative Africa

Address: Bole Medhanialem, behind Edna mall, Lucky Building-5th floor, AA

Application Closing Date:  February 28, 2024

IA, an NGO closely working with the private sector, is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a qualified and dynamic professional to join our team as the Director of Operations. As a leading player in good governance, human rights, peacebuilding, green practices, and social advancement, IA seeks an individual with a proven track record in strategic operational management to drive efficiency, inclusivity, and engagement across our organization.


  • Collaborate with senior managers to develop performance goals and long-term operational plans.
  • Maximize efficiency and productivity through comprehensive process analysis and interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Set strategic goals for operational efficiency and increased productivity.
  • Work with project managers to develop financial and budgetary plans.
  • Analyze current operational processes and performance, recommending improvement solutions where necessary.
  • Manage and lead a diverse team, providing guidance, coaching, and mentorship to foster a collaborative work environment.
  • Foster effective communication and collaboration with other departments, ensuring alignment in achieving organizational objectives.


  • A bachelor’s or advanced degree in Business, Operations Management, or a related field.                                                                                                      
  • Proven experience in operations management, demonstrating a track record of resource mobilization.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with relevant industry regulations and compliance standards.

In summary, the Director of Operations is a strategic leader responsible for steering the operational facets of an organization toward success. This multifaceted role demands strategic thinking, effective leadership, and a keen focus on optimizing processes to ensure sustained growth and prosperity.

Please email your motivation letter and CV to:

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signed Between the National Rehabilitation Commission and the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association

On January 16, 2024, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Rehabilitation Commission (NRC) and the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectorial Association (ECCSA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The signing was facilitated by Initiative Africa (IA) as part of its Business for Peace Project.

The Business for Peace Project , which has been implemented by IA for the past two year, seeks to integrate the private sector in the peacebuilding process of the country. This MoU represents an important step forward.

Ambassador Teshome Toga, representing the National Rehabilitation Commission, and Eng. Melaku Ezezew, representing the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectorial Associations, formalized the agreement during the signing ceremony.

The primary objective of this collaboration is to forge a united front in the rehabilitation and reintegration process, emphasizing the implementation of the Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) program. This MoU signifies a pivotal step towards fostering peace, stability, and sustainable development in the region.

To ensure the effective execution of the MoU, all participating parties have committed to establishing a dedicated technical committee. This committee will play a crucial role in supporting the seamless facilitation of the rehabilitation and reintegration initiatives outlined in the agreement.

The signing of this MoU not only reinforces the commitment to peacebuilding but also serves as a testament to the power of partnerships in addressing complex social challenges. The combined efforts of these organizations are expected to have a lasting impact on the lives of individuals affected by conflict, promoting stability and prosperity in the region.

For more information, please contact us at or call +251-11-662-2640/41