GOAL Production & Marketing officer (Livestock & Crop) Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

GOAL Production & Marketing officer (Livestock & Crop) Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Description of GOAL Ethiopia’s Country Programme

  • GOAL was first operational in 1984, the current country programme has a strategic focus on those affected by crisis in health, nutrition, WASH, food security and sustainable livelihoods for women, men, children and refugees and those displaced. GOAL Ethiopia has a large geographic footprint (40 districts across six regions: Afar, Amhara, Gambella, Oromiya, Somali and SNNPP), an annual operating budget of ~€13 million and a team of ~700 people committed to creating sustainable change and assisting those in crisis.

    Key responsibilities

    Livestock and crop market assessments

  • To have a detailed understanding of how the livestock and crop production and market systems work in pastoral and agro pastoral communities, the opportunities, constraints, and key players.

  • Actively participate with the RIPA team in the livestock and crop market assessments and micro-nutrient improved crop inputs (year 1.)
    Keep the livestock and crop market assessment slide deck up to date and review regularly.

  • In collaboration with the Sr. Production and Market officer, review secondary data, including data from the previous USAID supported PRIME project to inform the livestock and crop market assessment.

  • Provide up to date information to the Sr. Production and Market Officer and to the consortium team on the livestock and crop market systems and support linkages between the different RIPA project components.

    Livestock and crop market input systems (Production)

  • To identify and manage partnerships with livestock and crop input providers to extend access to productive inputs and skills to pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.

  • Develop professional relationships with multiple livestock and crop input service providers.

  • Collaboratively with production and market team, map production service players against the incentive and capacities matrix to identify providers with increased will and skill to extend distribution systems to pastoral and ago pastoral communities.

  • Leveraging the data from the market assessments, co-design co-investment proposals with livestock and crop input service providers to extend their reach towards pastoral and agropastoral communities.

  • Manage joint initiatives adaptively to identify what work (and what does not) and take successful initiatives to scale.

  • Jointly with production and market team, ensure due diligence processes are undertaken and manage milestone-based agreements

  • Verify milestones reached prior to initiate new installments.

  • Ensure all partnerships follow GOAL’s SME partnership guidelines, are documented, appropriately approved, closed out and filed.

    Livestock and crop output market systems (Marketing)

  • To identify and manage partnerships with livestock and crop output providers to extend access to markets, value addition and skills to pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.

  • Develop professional relationships with multiple livestock and crop marketing / value addition service providers.

  • Collaboratively with the Sr. production and Market officer, and the financial inclusion officer, map marketing / value addition players against the incentive and capacities matrix to identify providers with increased will and skill to increase marketing / value addition systems to pastoral and ago pastoral communities.

  • Leveraging the data from the market assessments, co-design co-investment proposals with livestock and crop marketing / value addition service providers to extend their reach towards pastoral and agropastoral communities.

  • Manage joint initiatives adaptively to identify what work (and what does not) and take successful initiatives to scale.

  • Jointly with the Sr. Production and Market Officer and Financial Inclusion Officer, ensure due diligence processes are undertaken and manage milestone-based agreements

  • Verify milestones reached prior to initiating new installments

  • Ensure all partnerships follow GOAL’s SME partnership guidelines, are documented, appropriately approved, closed out and filed.

    Linkages to financial services including Business Development Services (BDS)

  • To identify private sector partners who have capacity to grow and extend access to goods and services in the livestock and crop market systems.

  • Identify existing private sector partners who have the incentive and capacity to absorb and benefit from a BDS engagement (capacity
    building) and link with the Sr. Financial Inclusion Officer

  • Identify existing private sector partners who have financial / investment requirements and link with the Sr. Financial Inclusion Officer.

  • Identify livestock and crop producers who require financial services and link to the Sr. Financial Inclusion Officer

    Micro-nutrient improved input systems

  • To identify and manage partnerships with micro-nutrient improved crop input providers to extend access to inputs and skills to pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.

  • Develop professional relationships with multiple micro-nutrient improved crop input providers.

  • In collaboration with the Sr. Production and Marketing Officers, map micro-nutrient improved players against the incentive and capacities matrix to identify providers with increased will and skill to increase distribution systems to pastoral and ago pastoral communities.

  • With the help of the Sr. Production and Market Officer, review data from the market assessments, co-design co-investment proposals with micro-nutrient improved crop service providers to extend their reach towards pastoral and agropastoral communities.

  • Team-up with the Sr. Production and Market Officer to manage joint initiatives adaptively to identify what work (and what does not) and take successful initiatives to scale.

  • Collaborate with the Sr. Production and Marketing Officer, Financial Inclusion officer and grant manager, ensure due diligence processes are undertaken and manage milestone-based agreements

    Collaboration, learning and adaptation

  • To manage joint initiatives adaptively to identify what work (and what does not), take successful initiatives to scale and contribute to learning in livestock and crop production and marketing for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities within the consortium and more broadly within the sector.

  • Work collaboratively with the RIPA MEAL team to ensure the monitoring and evaluation plan (as regards livestock and crop production & marketing), is fit for purpose, and reflects all internal and donor reporting requirements.

  • Work collaboratively with the Sr. Production and Market Officer and with the RIPA MEAL team to develop the production and marketing learning questions and ensure that appropriate data is being collected and analyzed.

  • Through the guidance and support from the Sr. Production and Market officer, produce at least one production and marketing learning brief each year, prior to the annual learning event

    Job Requirements

  • At least 4 years previous experience in agricultural marketing, agri-business, commercial farm business

  • An appropriate 1st degree and above in Production and marketing/ business related fields

  • Ability to work within a team of professional staff from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds

  • Able to work independently and act on own initiative

  • Good communication, facilitation and negotiation skills

  • Good computer skills with ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

  • Good English language skills, ability to speak, read and write local language is an added value

    Desirable qualities, skills and competences

  • Qualified and experienced candidates who originate from agro / pastoral communities.

    Language Requirement

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Oromifa for woredas in Borana/Guji Zone, Somali for woredas in Liben/Somali Zone

  • This description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non - returnable application with CV for one vacancy.

  • The vacancy reference number along with the title & Duty station need to be written in the application letter and/or subject of the email.

  • Applicants can apply using the following option.

  • Applicants can directly apply on line using www.ethiojobs.net or goaljobs@et.goal.ie
    Applicants are advised to fill GOAL Ethiopia’s Application Employment Form which can be found at (http://docs.ethiojobs.net/Goal_Ethiopia_Application_Form.docx) or from GOAL office/sites.


  • GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

  • Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

  • GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process.

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