Mercy Corps Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Mercy Corps Project Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


  • Economics


  • K/Dahar, Somali

    Career Level:

  • Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

    Employment Type:

  • Full time


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    Job Description

    Program/department Summary:

    Mercy Corps is an International Humanitarian organization operating Water and Sanitation, Economic Development, Livelihoods, Capacity Building, Emergency Response, Health and Nutrition, and similar sectors in the regions of SNNPR, Somali, Oromia, Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa.

    Mercy Corps works with communities, public and private sectors to implement appropriate relief, recovery and development interventions.

    Mercy Corps Ethiopia invites motivated and qualified candidates to apply for the following vacant position.

    Position Title:

  • Project Officer

    Duty Station:

  • K/Dahar

    Post Position:

  • One (For Three Months)

    General Position Summary:

    BRACED project officer is a member of the Building Resilience and adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) Programme team working under the direction and management of Project Coordinator and provides the coordination and integration of BRACED Programme activities at Zonal and district levels.

    And assist Project coordinator and to get accurate information on district level and zonal market and financial services systems and actors to design and implement activities to improve create access to finance for the poorest while maximizing investment from the private and public sector and building their capacities.

    The BRACED project officer must have good understanding about financial market system particularly in the area of micro finance, sharia compliant financial products, RuSSACOs and village –level savings and credit association and other financial service institutions.

    Mercy Corps is looking for individuals who will have responsibility to support technical teams in targeting, monitoring of activities, performance checking, and outcome monitoring.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops their own deep understanding and mastery of ‘economic and market systems strengthening facilitation’ including coaching, relationship building, communicating, entrepreneurialism/business understanding and innovating;
  • Works directly with BRACED Coordinator, and coordinate and integrates BRACED project activities at his/her zonal and district levels and assist the Mercy Corps technical team and partners to get accurate information on actors, factors & performance of local level economy and help them to design and implement relevant activities at district levels.
  • Ensures the BRACED activities in the zone and districts in all aspects of financial services such as market information, RuSACOs, PSP, VSLAs, strengthening and employment creation for TOPs are implemented, market information updated, communicated to the technical team members.
  • Has good understanding of local levels market systems and actors such as inputs suppliers, producers, traders, information service providers, transporters, financiers, governance frameworks (formal and informal); and all support markets and functions, has good knowledge facilitation techniques such as coaching, relationship building, communication and entrepreneurialism etc.
  • Help strengthened small scale private sector development in districts by bringing new ideas and initiatives to BRACED project
    FLA and overall projects in eastern cluster.
  • Liaison with local government institutions, propose local capacity building programs to provide required services,Participate in zonal level and district levels coordination meetings with and zonal and district administrations and ensures that they have understood BRACED project approach and have up to date information about progress of BRACED activities and impacts
  • Receives feedbacks, comments and inquiries from local government institutions and private sector actors and communities and then communicate to
  • Project Coordinator and make sure they receive on time feedback and responses.
  • Conducts flow up of BRACED activities at his/her zonal and district levels, gather Market system development data, investigate market opportunities and disseminate to BRACED technical team and to entire Mercy Corps staff and suggest ways in which market opportunities can be utilized by the BRACED, market actors and local government institutions.
  • Develops and implements work plans to implement zonal level activities;
  • Conducts her/himself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to
  • Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in monthly BRACED technical coordination meetings,

    Job Requirements

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in private sector is strongly preferred
  • Bachelor degree in agribusiness, economics, business administration or other related field, or commensurate private sector or field experience is required
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in private sector or working with other agencies in market systems facilitation, agribusiness or financial services

    Success Factors:

  • Fluent in English, and capable Somali language is strong benefit.
  • Business minded, entrepreneurial, curious, great problem solving skills, unafraid to ask questions, and results motivated.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and networking skills with a wide range of actors across geographical areas
  • Computer literate especially in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to foster solid working relationships with Government, beneficiary communities, and partner organizations
  • Strong organizational skills.

    How to Apply

  • All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised. All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents. Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts. In order to ensure fairness to all applicants personal inquiries are not permitted.
  • Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.
  • “Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women.”
  • Deadline for All Applications: January 4th, 2019/ 4:00 PM
  • Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address:

    Mercy Corps Recruiter
    Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319
    Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33 , Jijiga: P.O. Box 225
    Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116
    Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974
    Yabello: P.O Box 185

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