Enset from Living Larder to Wealth Creation for Resilient Highland Communities

at Christian Aid
Location Wolaita, SNNPR, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 3, 2021
Category Consultancy
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB



Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.  Christian Aid in Ethiopia has three strategic priority areas. These are climate justice, Economic justice, humanitarian/resilience and addressing Gender and social inclusion as a cross cutting priority.

The project “Enset from Living Larder to Wealth Creator for Resilient Highland Communities in Southern Ethiopia, Wolayita Zone” is 24 months’ project. The project is implemented in Ethiopia in SNNP regions in 2 districts called Boloso Sore and Damot Pulassa. The action will be implemented by a consortium of International and National NGOs (Christian Aid Ethiopia and SOS Sahel Ethiopia) and a Social Enterprise, Industree Foundation.

The aim of the project is to improve the resilience capacity of the targeted households in Damot Pulasa and Boloso Sore to cope up with future shocks by enhancing incomes through introduction of innovative technologies and linkages with new, rewarding and sustainable markets

By introducing new processing technology, diversify livelihood options on-farm and off-farm works to create rural jobs for unemployed youth and women and improving practices that will ensure long-term sustainability, the action will address key challenges with food security, livelihoods and large migration.

This will be achieved by enabling clients to diversify and increase incomes by selling high value and diversified Enset products, enhance the link between research, extension, markets and policy making processes, strengthen the capacity of women owned enterprises to engage in decision making processes & empower women with agency and voice; influence policies and practices to leverage institutional and systemic changes to transform Enset culture. The action will build on exiting local partnerships and established relationship and buy-in of government and private sector players, already active in similar initiatives.

More productive livelihoods are believed to promote stability and reduce migration in the target areas by enabling the target groups to earn a viable income from their land.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

Job Requirements

Competencies Required

  • The applying firm or consultants need to have and fulfil at least the following competencies.
  • Experience and knowledge in designing and conducting research or baseline studies targeting different audiences, using mixed methods including qualitative and quantitative data collection, and participatory studies with community members
  • Experience and knowledge on conducting gender and power analysis
  • Demonstrable expertise on value chains preferably Enset Value Chains
  • Trained to MSc or above in agricultural Economics, Agri-business or related disciplines
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and excellent skills in data analysis
  • Previous similar work experience in the Southern Region is highly preferred
  • Ability to write high quality, clear, concise reports in English


Applying Instructions

Potential consultants/consulting firm are invited to collect TOR for this assignment through email from Tkebede@christian-aid.org or EDesalign@christian-aid.org

Interested applicants and those who find themselves eligible as specified above are requested to submit their CV, two references and a brief technical and financial proposals in English sealed separately before 5:00 p.m. of July 8, 2021 to Christian Aid Office.

For clarification, please contact Tekaligne Kebede, Tkebede@christian-aid.org


Christian Aid Ethiopia Office, Tel. +251 115 536850/1/2

Ethio-China Friendship Avenue, In front of Tebaber Berta Building

Wollo Sefer, Norwegian Church Aid Compound.

Addis Ababa

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