RTI Senior Value Chain Lead and Markets Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

RTI Senior Value Chain Lead and Markets Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

  • RTI is recruiting a Senior Value Chain and Markets Coordinator for an anticipated, upcoming project in Ethiopia, Poverty Reduced Sustainably in an Environment of Resilient and Vibrant Economy (PReSERVE).

  • PReSERVE an integrated activity to improve food security of vulnerable households in targeted Protective Safety Net Programmes (PSNP) communities in the Amhara Region and contribute to a sustained reduction in rural poverty.

  • The Senior Value Chain and Markets Coordinator will provide overall technical direction for the livelihood deepening activities that are part of RTI’s scope of work, ensuring the implementation of a market facilitation approach.
  • The position will be based in Bahir Dar with travel to Project Woredas in the Amhara region.


  • Manage RTI technical personnel and subcontractors in the implementation of livelihood deepening activities within a large, complex resilience for food security activity (RFSA) activity.

  • Infuse market facilitation approaches in livelihood deepening activities and support other project teams to collaborate with, leverage and strengthen market-based interventions and approaches.

  • Lead the design, implementation and adaptation of livelihood deepening activities, ensuring timely project implementation and technical quality, effective monitoring, and coordination.

  • Provide technical oversight and serve as a subject matter expert in one of the three technical areas: financial access, crop value chains, or livestock value chains.

  • Develop relationships with Government of Ethiopia (GOE) and private agribusiness counterparts.

  • Contribute to grants management, monitoring and evaluation, learning, work plan development, communications
    and report writing in consultation and collaboration with the Grants Manager and Chief of Party

  • Collaborate with staff and partners across all priority areas to ensure cross-fertilization of ideas and coordination of activities.

  • Support Monitoring, evalution and learning activities

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 9 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years’ experience in one of the three technical programming areas: access to finance, crop value chains, or livestock value chains. Master’s degree in a related area is strongly preferred.

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in agricultural development in Ethiopia.

  • Experience with Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P), market systems, or facilitation approach required.

  • Demonstrated success implementing private sector-led agricultural development programs, preferably including experience in thin markets such as PSNP target woredas.

  • Demonstrated success integrating youth, women and/or other vulnerable groups.

  • In-depth knowledge of the agribusiness sector in Ethiopia.

  • Knowledge of agricultural policy environment in Ethiopia required; Experience collaborating with GOE preferred.

  • Practical Knowledge on RFSA Project implementation areas.

  • Demonstrated ability to innovate interventions to benefit PSNP target groups.

  • Experience managing teams (greater than four staff) preferred.

  • Experience with USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred, particularly synergistic programs.

  • Reputation for professional excellence (as evidenced by references and achievements).

  • Strong written communication and effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.

  • Language Ability: Oral and written fluency in Amharic and English required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; RTI Senior Value Chain Lead and Markets Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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