National Livelihood Development Expert

at GOPA Worldwide Consultants GmbH
Location Afar, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 30, 2021
Category Economics
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The Procurement Officer is a full-time position and he/she shall work under the supervision of the CTA and Deputy CTA. The duty station will be Semera.

Specific Tasks: The tasks of this expert are comprehensive and include (but are not necessarily restricted to) the following:

  •  Identify viable livelihood opportunities generated from rehabilitation of rangeland through undertaking technical feasibility and market opportunity assessment
  • Conduct value chain assessment for selected commodities and prepare value chain development plan to be financed by the project
  • Support in organizing the target community in various groups/cooperatives including  pastoral SACCOs, IGA groups, small business groups
  • Provide training to community groups on business planning and management
  • Establish market linkage for commodities produced by community groups

Job Requirements

  • At least MBA, MSC In Economies, Rural Development or other related field
  • At least 7 years of practical work experience in this field, gained in international organisations, and/or funding agencies
  • Proven knowledge in  the area of community-based livelihood development, promotion of small business and IGA, and  entrepreneurship with at least five years working experience in pastoral areas
  • Has a good understanding on Ethiopia rural development, Small Scale and Medium Enterprise development and cooperatives promotion policies
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills as well as stakeholder management and coordination experiences.
  • Proficiency in the English language; proficiency in Afar language would be a strong asset


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