UN Market Analyst Jobs in Gambella,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 Market Analyst will lead the program’s initial assessments of value chains and market systems in the Gambella region, as well as contribute to the design of market interventions based on the assessments.
  • He or she will report to the Hub Coordinator for Gambella.
  • This is a short term role to support project start-up, with the possibility of transitioning to a longer term role on the project team.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake data collection on key constraints in targeted value chains in Gambella.
  • Conduct market systems analysis in selected market systems that address
    the critical constraints in the respective value chains and present strategic interventions based on thorough analysis of the value chain, and enabling environment
  • Design Intervention Plans and Concept Notes at the culmination of each market systems analysis to address the priority constraints
    Work closely with the technical advisors in the design of market interventions and roll out of activities, liaising with appropriate stakeholders
  • Develop a clear intervention justification for each intervention
  • Conduct and participate in internal programme workshops and stakeholder workshops
  • Build and manage relationships with stakeholders in Gambella, including local government, beneficiaries, and potential partners in the sector
  • Liaise with expert team (Sector Leads, Technical Advisors) as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, social science or business administration or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • 5 years’ experience undertaking value chain or market sector analysis, particularly in fish/woods/livestock/agriculture sectors; ideally in Ethiopia
  • Experience working in humanitarian situations, refugee camps and host communities desired
  • Strong knowledge of the Ethiopian working environment desired
  • Working knowledge of DFID and donor funded projects preferred
  • Strong understanding of donor requirements in the implementation of complex donor-funded projects
  • Strong private sector and Small Medium Enterprise analysis skills.
  • High level of written and oral communication
  • Ability to build relationships and understand stakeholder needs
  • Strong time management, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • 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 Market Analyst Jobs in Gambella,Ethiopia

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