ILRI - Enterprise and Business Development Service Officer Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

ILRI - Enterprise and Business Development Service Officer Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

  • The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire Enterprise and Business Development Service Officer I based in Addis Ababa, with a frequent field, travel to regions.

    Job Purpose

  • The purpose of this post is to provide technical support to the development and promotion of youth-owned micro, small and medium-sized businesses.

  • S/he will build strong relationships with a range of players in enterprises related to the MOYESH project and will use these relationships to improve business and market opportunities for those MSMEs.

  • S/he will provide technical expertise under the MOYESH project to expand and create new enterprises and develop business development support strategies across the value chain in project locations.

  • S/he will provide technical support and guidance to project staffs and partners on enterprise development and business development support to rural youth, input suppliers, aggregators, processors and exporters and other agricultural value chain actors within the MOYESH project.

  • S/he will support efforts to leverage innovation and technology-led solutions to achieve the program’s goals

    Main Responsibilities

  • Prepares training guides, manuals/materials on entrepreneurship, business development and management applicable to target group youth and value chain actors;

  • Facilitates/Provides technical support and training to targeted youth and women and value chain actors in developing business ideas and in preparing a practical business plan;

  • Develops innovative and digital business development support models and strategies for the project;

  • Supports and follows up youth and enterprises to get hands-on assistance, in business management, record keeping, marketing, etc.;

  • Actively collects and shares information on emerging business opportunities to potential enterprises and financers, as appropriate;

  • Monitors the capacity and knowledge gap among youth and women affecting the competitiveness of targeted enterprises, cooperatives, individual entrepreneurs and propose corrective

  • Supports development of professional networks among and between youth and value chain actors;

  • Leases with relevant research and training institutions, identifies and disseminates information of innovations, applicable technologies, and approaches to program team;

  • Supports regional and woreda level field staff and focal persons in coordinating the implementation of the work plan and reporting;

  • Undertakes a capacity assessment of youth and SMEs before and after each training session.

  • Collaborates and participates in different platforms and enhance synergy between the project objective and other programs in the regions;

  • Provides expert advice to key partners in developing innovative business services, new business partnerships, and market-oriented information systems;

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

    Minimum Requirements


  • Master’s degree in Agribusiness, Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Investment Finance or Marketing, or other relevant disciplines.

  • Broad / specialized knowledge of methods, techniques, and processes


  • Minimum of three years’ experience demonstrating success in business consulting, business development services, enterprise development or training and capacity building in entrepreneurship and business management.

  • Knowledge of Ethiopian business laws, market standards, and/or product development

  • Excellent oral and written communication in English including report writing

  • Deep understanding of Ethiopia’s economic and business environment, particularly at the MSME level
    Agricultural Markets and/or Value Chain development
    Development of Business Services, finance, and financial services

  • Private sector experience, particularly entrepreneurship

  • Computer Skills Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Excel and Word and Access

    Core Competencies

  • Results-oriented and sound decision making

  • Demonstrating accountability and commitment

  • Ability to communicate effectively and work within a team

  • Ability to gathering information, assist with research

  • Build relationships and ability to bring people together

  • Managing and improving team performance

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ILRI - Enterprise and Business Development Service Officer Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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