Development Alternative Inc Senior Market Analyst Jobs in Ethiopia

Development Alternative Inc Senior Market Analyst Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222878

Category: Accounting and Finance, Economics, Sales and Marketing

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)


Job Description


Strengthening Host and Refugee Populations in Ethiopia (SHARPE) aims to increase livelihoods opportunities for refugees and host communities using the market systems approach.

SHARPE will operate in 3 locations in Ethiopia, Jijiga, Dolo and Gambella, with a coordinating office in Addis. The programme is expected to last for 3.5 years.

Role and responsibilities

The Senior Market Analyst will be responsible for designing and implementing SHARPE’s market systems analyses and implementation tools for market systems facilitation alongside the regional Market Analysts, and Sector Leads.

The Senior Market Analyst will provide expertise and capacity building support to the regional Market Analysts. Alongside designing and implementing interventions, the Senior Market Analyst will be responsible for developing and building a pipeline of potential interventions and identifying potential partners, thinking innovatively to identify solutions to binding market systems constraints, and retaining an overview of the intervention portfolio to ensure it is driving towards the SHARPE programme objectives and priorities. Specific responsibilities include:

Undertaking Market Systems Analysis

  • Conduct Market Systems Analysis in selected sectors to identify critical constraints within the sectors and potential strategic interventions.
  • Interview partners in both the public and private sector to understand the sectors, building detailed value chain and sector maps working alongside the Senior Market Analysts and Sector Leads.
  • Define appropriate intervention areas and develop potential SHARPE interventions.
  • Lead in setting up methodology and reporting structures for market analysis and sector analysis.
  • Participate in the development of the intervention work plans.
  • Throughout lifecycle of SHARPE programme work to identify pipeline of potential intervention areas, potential partners and identifying areas for collaboration across SHARPE’s intervention portfolio.
  • Support regional Market Analysts to design and build sustainable interventions.

    Intervention Management

  • Manage the implementation of all interventions under portfolio
    – including direct intervention management of a portfolio of interventions and oversight of other interventions.
  • Support the development and updating of a detailed intervention work plans and budgets, results chains and grant agreements as needed.
  • Using agreed intervention monitoring tools track progress of interventions
  • Provide accurate intervention level forecasts and budgets for interventions to the Finance and Operations Manager in line with SHARPE planning and forecasting processes
    Liaise with SHARPE expert advisory team as required.
  • Identify where capacity building is required by intervention partners in order to design and manage appropriate capacity building initiatives.
  • When required provide technical and functional management to hub level market analysts and intervention managers.

    Partnership and Stakeholder Management

  • Manage stakeholder relationships with intervention partners and grantees
  • Build and manage relationships with stakeholders, including local government, beneficiaries, and potential partners in the sector.

    The Senior Market Analyst is based in Addis Ababa with frequent travel required to the SHARPE regional hubs in Jijiga, Dolo and Gambella.

    Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, social science or business administration or related field Master’s degree preferred
  • Strong academic performance with advanced degree desirable

    Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 7 years experience in managing market systems development activities, particularly in fish/ woods/ livestock/ agriculture sectors and / or 7 years experience working in humanitarian situations, refugee camps and host communities desired
  • Strong understanding of donor requirements in the implementation of complex donor-funded projects
  • Fluency in English essential, Amharic and/or Arabic fluency an advantage


  • Strong project management and financial management skills.
  • High level of written and oral communication
  • Ability to build relationships and understand stakeholder needs
  • Strong time management, prioritisation and organisational skills

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should submit their CV and cover letter to

    Please make sure you state the position you are applying for on the subject of your email

    Development Alternative Inc Senior Market Analyst Jobs in Ethiopia

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