UN Hub Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives.

The IRC has been working in Ethiopia for over 15 years implementing emergency and resilience programming in the areas of WASH, education, livelihoods, reproductive health, gender-based violence, and child and youth protection and development.

In 2017, IRC provides services to approximately 405,200 refugees in 20 camps and more than one million vulnerable Ethiopians in seven regions.

Position Summary

  • The IRC has joined a consortium that is preparing a bid for a program that aims to create economic opportunities for refugees and hosts communities using the market systems approach.
  • The program will work to mitigate conflict between refugees and host communities, and generate positive spill over impacts on nutrition, and reduced vulnerability for households.
  • The programme will last for 4 years and work in three areas of Ethiopia, including Gambella.
  • The Hub Coordinator will oversee and coordinate activities for the Gambella hub. He or she will work closely with technical sector leads and short term technical assistants to manage market analyses in Gambella; develop detailed Gambella-specific work plan that links to overall programme targets; interact and coordinate with the central consortium team in Addis Ababa; and act as focal point for relationships with NGOs, private sector stakeholders
    and government in Gambella.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • During inception phase, oversee market studies for the Gambella hub
  • Build relationships with stakeholders in Gambella host communities and refugee camps
    Work closely with the local and regional government offices in Gambella to coordinate market studies
  • Support Consortium Team Leader in work planning and strategic decision making for the Gambella hub
  • Contribute to monitoring and reporting of activities in Gambella
  • During implementation phase, oversee market pilot interventions
  • During implementation, contribute to strategic decisions regarding pilot interventions
  • Develop learning materials
  • Manage budget for the Gambella hub
  • Oversee team for the Gambella hub, overseeing any HR concerns
  • Manage work plan for the Gambella hub


  • Advanced degree in Economics, Development Studies, Business, Finance or related subject
  • Experience working on Market Systems (M4P) progammes, assessing value chains and exploring market linkages
  • Strong understanding of the private sector in Ethiopia
  • Experience working in Ethiopia and Gambella desirable
  • Demonstrable experience managing teams
  • Prior experience managing budgets and work plans
  • Understanding of refugee host community and refugee camp challenges and dynamics
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Experience working on a DFID funded programme is desirable
  • Fluency in English essential, Amharic fluency an advantage

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 9th September, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Hub Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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