ILRI - Market Linkage Development Officer Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

ILRI - Market Linkage Development Officer Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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

    Job Purpose

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

  • The job holder 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.

  • The job holder will provide technical expertise under the MOYESH project to expand and create new enterprises and create sustainable market linkage across the value chain in project locations.

  • The job holder will provide technical support and guidance to project staffs and partners on enterprise development and market linkage to rural youth, input suppliers, aggregators, processors and exporters and other agricultural value chain actors within the MOYESH project.

  • The job holder will support efforts to leverage innovation and technology-led solutions to achieve the program’s goals

    Main Responsibilities

  • Conducts detailed apiculture and sericulture market system assessment and analysis, through both secondary and primary information gathering;

  • Develops an understanding of and document youth group access to a structured market within and outside the region’

  • Mobilizes experts and undertakes industry demand analyses for honey and silk products and develops and shares specific knowledge of the youth, and SMEs on market opportunities, industry preferred market channels, quality and quantity requirements, price officers and available market demand;

  • Supports and mobilizes youth groups and SMEs for sustainable supply of honey and silk to the structured market;

  • Develops contract farming and out-grower scheme model sand strategy and other innovative products;

  • Supports the development of digital technology solutions for business to business (B2B) & business to customer (B2C) linkage to build long term business partnership;

  • Efficiently coordinates project resources to achieve market linkages related results of the
    project in the region;

  • Identifies, supports the linkage of input suppliers with producers and producers with processors and exporters;

  • Supports the capacity of apiculture and sericulture value chain actors on quality control, exports market requirement and standardization;

  • Undertakes capacity needs assessment of youth and SMEs and provide inputs for an intervention plan;

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

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

  • Assists with the development of manuals, lending forms, portfolio reviews, and acquisitions, and serves on task forces or committees as required in the promotion of opportunities in the honey and silk sector;

  • Initiates and assists with special projects, such as trade fairs, promotional events, advertising, and product development support in close collaboration with project clients;

  • 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, investment finance, marketing or private sector entrepreneurship.

  • Knowledge of production (Agriculture), including quality control, 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 - Market Linkage Development Officer Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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