Development Alternative Inc Intervention Manager – Investment Jobs in Ethiopia

Development Alternative Inc Intervention Manager – Investment Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224251

Category: Accounting and Finance, Business and Administration, Business Development

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)


Job Description

1. Background

DAI Europe, together with consortium partners First Consult; Enclude; and ITAD, is managing the UKaid-funded Enterprise Partners (EP) and Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP) which aim to support and transform the private sector and Ethiopia’s continued economic growth over the next 6 years with a total project budget of almost £70 million.

EP is utilising the Making Markets Work for the Poor approach (M4P) and has two main pillars to achieve the goal of integrating the poor, and especially women, in sustainable economic enterprises that create jobs and improve incomes.

The planned impact is to create 45,000 jobs (75% of which will be held by women) and increase the incomes of 65,000 households by at least 20%.

The EP pillars are:

  • The Finance Group is expected to achieve the outcome of increasing investment levels in the Ethiopian economy, particularly for growth-oriented small and medium enterprise. This will include funding of green technologies where appropriate and develop funding for green growth investment.

  • The Agro-Industrial Group is expected to achieve the outcome of increasing returns on investment (productivity) and investment levels in the identified sectors of cotton/textiles, livestock/leather and horticulture, in order to achieve the impact of creating jobs and raising household incomes. Additionally this pillar will incorporate the promotion of climate change awareness and addressing women’s economic empowerment.

    2. Job Summary

    The Intervention Manager (IM) is responsible to identify and analyze selected markets in the Finance Sector, to spot business opportunities that can benefit the poor and work with businesses that could have a genuine interest to serve those markets.

    The IM will need to understand the ‘big picture’ of the economy to determine what constraints companies from working with the poor and will then, in partnership, develop bankable and sustainable solutions that also raise incomes and create jobs for the poor.

    These, we refer to, as interventions. PEPE may often pilot-test those ‘missed opportunity’ interventions to further strengthen the business case for others to be attracted and scale-up the venture. The IM tries to improve the ecosystem of the Finance sector in the country that the organization and partners are working.

    3 Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Analysis and problem-solving: Gather data and information, either primary or secondary, to understand and diagnose opportunities and constraints for poor people and businesses.

    2. Reporting and presentation: Prepare and present market strategies and intervention plans internally. Pitch opportunities to businesses externally.

    3. Business planning: Develop bankable business plans to convince internal management and external partners to invest.

    4. Project and results management: Working with the identified intervention partners, facilitate and track implementation to assess and communicate results for further decision-making and investment.

    5. Communication with stakeholders: on relevant issues of the target sector.

    6. To facilitate networking, meeting and negotiation with the relevant stakeholders.

    7. To provide advice or information as required to relevant stakeholders.

    8. To manage and maintain relevant documents both in hard copy and soft copy.

    9. To prepare periodic and ad hoc performance reports to his/her supervisor and other stakeholders.

    10. To monitor new developments in the sector and identify possible opportunities and threats in collaboration with other team members.

    11. Perform other duties as assigned and required.

    Job Requirements

  • Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree; MBA (or other related Masters) is an advantage.

  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience; preferably in the Finance Sector, business-related or private sector development setting.

  • Entrepreneurial or business-risk taking experience is highly desired

  • Strong command of English and Amharic, and competency in MS Office are required

    How to Apply

    Only candidates meeting the requirements indicated above are invited to send their CV and covering letter electronically to with the subject line of the email indicated “IM-Investment”.

    Qualified women applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

    Only electronics submission is accepted.

    No phone calls please.

    Development Alternative Inc Intervention Manager – Investment Jobs in Ethiopia

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