SNV recrute 02 Market System Development Specialist (MSD)

SNV recrute 02 Market System Development Specialist (MSD)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Market System Development Specialist (MSD) -2 (Two) positions
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract type: National employment contract
Company Description
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is an international development organisation established in 1965. SNV has a local presence in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, providing market-driven solutions in Agriculture, Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). Our team of 1,300 specialists and generalists, nationals and internationals, women and men, young and more seasoned colleagues are the backbones of SNV.
SNV, in response to the 1974 drought in northern Ethiopia, started working on the Food for Work Program, called Kobbo-Lalibella Road Construction project – which involved 6000 farmers. Successfully completing the project, SNV started implementing other rural development projects focusing, particularly, on capacity development of key stakeholders in different sectors. Currently, we are working in Agriculture, Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sectors to making a lasting difference in the lives of people. SNV strives to ensure that women, men and youth balance benefits from their efforts. Presently, SNV Ethiopia is implementing over 14 projects in more than 369 woredas; Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa City Administrations, Afar, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz, Gambella, Oromia, Somali, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region, and Tigray National Regional States.
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Job Description
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.
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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