Support to ACERWC Response Measures to the Impact of COVID-19 on the Rights and Welfare of Children in Africa

Country: Ethiopia Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Closing date: 11 Dec 2020 Re-invitation to Bid Reference No: 83368440 The Covid-19 global pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruption of the health, social and economic order of the world and that of Africa. Its direct impact on health has already resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands and left millions in dire situations. The resulting macroeconomic downturn has affected every country and every sector resulting in mass disruption or loss of household incomes. The United Nations (UN) reported that COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It threatens to reverse years of progress on poverty, hunger, healthcare and education. It is noted that while the pandemic has impacted everyone, it is affecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people the most. Hence its overall consequences for Africa are overwhelming. Children, as the m

Market System Development Specialist (MSD) -2 (Two) positions

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia SNV Ethiopia

Project Background

Currently, SNV in partnership with Consortium Partners (Save the Children, Mercy Corps and TechnoServe) is implementing a “Livelihoods Improvement for Women and Youth (LI-WAY) project in Addis Ababa with financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to sustainable poverty reduction, improved gender relations and social stability in Addis Ababa. Specifically, the programme aims to improve the livelihoods of 200,000 poor people, of whom at least 50% are women and 75% young people, by increasing incomes and improving access to economic opportunities in Addis Ababa.

SNV is looking for professional and experienced Market System Development specialist (MSD)(for key implementing activities of LI-WAY programme.

The Market System Development shall work in close collaboration with Microenterprise sector team including Enterprise development specialist, Microenterprise sector MRM specialist and other sectoral teams of the LI-WAY programme (labour, growth and skills sector staffs).

·The Market System Development Specialist will be responsible for identifying/selection of relevant and potential market systems for the LI-WAY target groups, detailed analysis of the selected market systems to identify the root causes (constraints) that affect the performance of the identified market systems (core function, support functions and rules), and to design strategic interventions to address the identified root causes.

Detail Job description is accessed by the below link:

Terms of Appointment

This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being contracted on a 1 and half year. SNV is a global organization committed to bringing different people, ideas, and perspectives together.


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and other related fields.
  • At least 5 years direct experience in relevant working areas (technical support to project activities implementation, working with stakeholders, market development, etc.);
  • Experience in marketing, business development and access to finance;
  • Experience in public and private sector development.
  • Very good professional experience in market systems development and facilitation; experience in facilitating stakeholders’ engagement including assessment of incentives and capacity (attributes and gaps), specifically facilitating private sector involvement.
  • Very good knowledge on enterprise business development policies, procedures including range of business support services such as BDS, financing, sales and marketing.
  • Very good understanding of range of enterprises development opportunities;
  • Strong networking, partnership and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and in writing, work independently and as part of the team, and work effectively with co-workers, partners and the private sector;
  • Computer proficiency in MS word, excel, and power point is required

Additional Information

Candidates should apply by sending:

i) A motivation letter including one-page summary of experience (mandatory)

ii) An updated Curriculum Vitae, (mandatory)

iii) Names and contact details of three professional referees.

· If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by clicking on the I’m Interested button and complete your application in our house recruitment system on or before 26 November 2020.

· The Title of the Position You are applying for MUST be mentioned on the subject of your motivation letter.

· Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

NB. Only shortlisted Applicant will be contacted

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