Results for Development Institute Nutrition and Market Shaping Senior Program Associate Jobs in Ethiopia

Results for Development Institute Nutrition and Market Shaping Senior Program Associate Jobs in Ethiopia

Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it.

We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve results for development, too.

We have a unique and vibrant culture at R4D. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our work environment and help advance our mission. Diversity—of ideas, identities, perspectives and backgrounds—is vital to who we are and what we do.

We seek people who embrace these values and will help reinforce them. Our work culture is collaborative, creative and entrepreneurial. We operate based on trust and respect. Teams across the organization frequently collaborate on programmatic work and support each other in continuously building a better R4D.

Market Shaping Practice Summary:

R4D’s Market Shaping practice area has deep experience in catalyzing increased access to and improved appropriate use of essential health products, towards helping people lead healthier, more productive lives.

The Market Shaping practice achieves this by leveraging four technical approaches – market analysis, strategy development, catalytic implementation and evidence generation – at a systems level, to holistically and sustainably optimize and transform markets.

More specifically, we align priorities and incentives of policymakers, procurers, financiers, and manufacturers at the global- and country-levels, to develop and catalyze implementation of evidence-backed solutions for underserved markets at scale.

Using practical and business-driven approaches, from increasing market transparency around sizes of various segments, improving demand forecasting, developing purchasing and value chain strategies, to crafting cost-effectiveness and financing gap analyses, our work ensures that the market operates with improved efficiency, and that utilization of life-saving products including Nutrition products is also increased.

Previously designed market-shaping solutions by R4D have the potential to achieve over a billion dollars in savings and availability of high-quality products in health, including for HIV/AIDS, malaria, childhood pneumonia, maternal health, and neglected diseases prevention and treatment as well as for nutrition, education and sanitation.


R4D is seeking a Senior Program Associate (SPA) for Market Shaping for Multiple Micronutrient Supplement (MMS) project who will work on this project and play a contributor/support role and will be responsible for any required data collection and facilitating conversations with key stakeholder groups and partners to execute project deliverables. SPA will provide a day-to-day project implementation support.

A successful SPA will be highly motivated; a
creative problem solver; have strong analytical, communication, and collaboration skills; and have a commitment to excellence and producing results. We are a team that is resourceful, responsible, tenacious, high-energy, and always has a positive attitude. We hope that you value these personality traits as much as we do!

This position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will report to a designated senior team member


As a Market Shaping Senior Program Associate on this high-impact team, Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct in-depth qualitative and quantitative research and analyses, including a critical review of literature and interviews with experts, to identify bottlenecks in the public and private essential lifesaving nutrition commodities market primarily in Ethiopia.

  • Support the design of market shaping solutions via a hypothesis-driven approach to develop recommendations for global, country and state level stakeholders

  • Help to develop analytic and written deliverables that synthesize information effectively and communicate key findings and policy recommendations from research and analyses to internal and external audiences

  • Execute project work plans and activities in a high-quality and timely manner.

  • Participates fully as a member of R4D by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management


  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Supply Chain, or related field.

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in public health related to healthcare or nutrition markets or health or nutrition systems.

  • Public, non-profit, or private sector experience in health / nutrition commodity supply, quantification, procurement, financing, or regulation preferred, but not required.

  • Demonstrated track record of analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, and independently developing analytical products.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team, and deliver high-quality results within a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Ability to think and solve problems in a structured and logical manner.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders in multicultural environments.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to develop compelling presentations and written reports.

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally, per project need.

  • Fluency in Amharic and English is required.

  • Knowledge of other local language is an advantage.

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