UNIDO National Creative Hub Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

UNIDO National Creative Hub Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Project Context

  • A Creative Hub can be defined as “a space that induce creative thinking, which is a combination of creativity, curiosity and communication”.

  • Additionally, it is a “place, real or virtual, where designers meet ordinary people to bring creative influences and creative acts.”

  • The creative hub is also a platform that offers services and spaces to creative start-ups and designers, in order to foster innovation and development by improving creativity and access for capital which is necessary to initiate a new business.

  • The Creative Hub Coordinator position is focused on scaling up and performing the aforementioned activities at different levels: national, regional (Africa) and international.

    Main Functions

  • Elaborate and coordinate the development strategy of the Hub for the next 5 years, with a particularly focus on creating networks at continental and international level.

  • Manage day to day initiatives and operations.

  • Responsible for organizing initiatives and events promoted by the Hub and set up synergies with regional-international hubs: facilitating the collaboration between the business world as well as stimulating new inspirations/ideas, networking, sharing achieved results, and exchanging best practices.

  • Create and maintain networking contacts with a focus on establishing synergies with social innovation’s organizations: networking events with public actors (universities, schools, public institutions, etc.) and private individuals (companies, associations, NGO's, etc.).

  • Promote cultural and business activities to stimulate multidisciplinary debate and exchange: efficiently provide incubation service practices for start-ups and possibly accompanying investments led by international investors.

  • Manage local, regional and international relations of the Hub.

  • Manage, oversee and direct all aspects of the Hub’s operation including letting, memberships, finance, sales, marketing, and events.

  • Create a collaborative environment among creative hub members through
    events or other focused initiatives.

  • Ensure that workspaces are fully operational, and processes are running smoothly.

  • Maximize the Hub’s revenue by implementing proper cost-control measures, using commercial fairs to proactively promote the hub’s products/services. Getting involved international donors.

  • Establish the Hub as both an arts/ enterprise industry landmark and an active environment for the creative mind.

  • Strive to make Hub a wonderful place for all.

    Core Competencies

  • We live and act with integrity work honestly, openly and impartially.

  • We show professionalism work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.

  • We respect diversity work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.

  • We focus on people cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients.

  • Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Requirements


  • Advanced university degree in Economics, Development, Business Administration, Communication, Marketing or other relevant discipline with a specialization in creativity promotion.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic is required.

  • Fluency and/or working knowledge of another official UN language and other Ethiopian languages is an asset.

  • Field of Expertise

  • A minimum of 7 years practical experience in the field of creative/marketing industries sector and/or business start-ups, with particular emphasis on Customer service and/or sales experience.

  • Previous experience in cultural products marketing.

  • Familiarity with local institutions and, developing and maintaining key stakeholder relations is an asset, including experience at the international level involving technical cooperation in developing countries.

  • Exposure to the needs, conditions and problems in developing countries.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNIDO National Creative Hub Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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