ILRI Micro Medium and Small Enterprise & Market Development Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

ILRI Micro Medium and Small Enterprise & Market Development Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) & Market Development Officer I who will provide business and market linkage expertise to the development and promotion of youth owned micro, small and medium-size 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 create sustainable market linkage across the value chain in project locations.

S/he will provide technical support to project staff and partners on enterprise development and market linkage to rural youth, input supplier, aggregators, processors and exporters and other agricultural value chain actors within MOYESH project.

S/he will support efforts to leverage innovative and technology led solutions to achieve the program’s goals She/he will be a member of icipe Ethiopia office which is located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


  • Assists with special projects, such as trade fairs, promotional events, advertising, and product development support in close collaboration with project clients
  • Conducts training to build the capacity of business service providers to better support MSMEs
  • Through both secondary and primary information gathering, develops an understanding of and document youth group access to 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
  • Assists in identifying and mobilizing youth groups and SMEs for sustainable supply of honey and silk to the structured market
  • Efficiently coordinates project resources to achieve market linkages related results of the project in the region
  • Identifies and mobilizes formal buyers of the honey
    and silk products to build long term business partnership with farmers
  • Undertakes capacity needs assessment of youth and SMEs and provides inputs for intervention plan
  • Provides technical assistance to youth and SMEs to develop bankable business and marketing plans and facilitates linkages with financial institution
  • Collaborates and participates in different platforms and enhances synergy between the project market related objective and other programs in the region
  • Plans and organizes trainings and workshops that are planned under the project component
  • Serves as resource person in the development of training material and undertaking trainings on topics such as contract farming, business planning, marketing strategies, access to finances and etc.
  • Provides expert advice to key partners in developing innovative business services, new business partnerships, and market oriented information systems
  • Assists with 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
  • Works with public institutions and research institutions, entrepreneurs, cooperatives, business community to build sector-wide, mutual benefits on value chain, including reduction of transaction costs, reduced waste, risk reduction, increase in market and employment opportunities
  • Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness, Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Investment Finance or Marketing, or other relevant discipline
  • At least five 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

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th October 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; ILRI Micro Medium and Small Enterprise & Market Development Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Jobs in Ethiopia.