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Mercy Corps Ethiopia

Market System Development Specialist at Mercy Corps Ethiopia

Job Summary

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004, working in rural, peri-urban and urban areas in six regional states: Somali, Oromia, Afar, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP), Amhara, Gambela and the capital city of Addis Ababa. We engage in both development and humanitarian work, and seek to integrate approaches, programs and geographies as much as possible. Our partners include government, academic institutions, development and private sector actors, civil societies and participating public. Mercy Corps has a growing portfolio of programs in Ethiopia that focus on food security; agriculture and livestock market systems development; maternal and child health and nutrition; youth economic productivity; resilience and humanitarian response. In Ethiopia, some of our donors include USAID, SIDA, EU, DFID, and WFP.

Job Title :Market System Development Specialist 

Job category :ngo jobs in Ethiopia

Experience level :Mid Level

Place of work :Jijiga, Somali 

Salary : 


  • Sound commercial skills
  • Problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Good local dialect spoken, Speak fluently in both English & Amharic.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • ject and time management skills
  • Strong analytical skill
  • Deep understanding and mastery of Markets4Poor approach and Economic & Markets Development facilitation including coaching, relationship building, communicating, entrepreneurialism/business understanding and innovating.

    ·        Experience in working with livestock , crop production and financial market actors in the industry (public and private) actors and institutional stakeholders;

    ·        Knowledge of participatory analyses, action and results processes;

    ·        Experience in the region is required; previous experience in arid and semi-arid parts of Ethiopia is preferred;

     Success Factors

    ·        Fluent in English and Somali languages

    ·        Business minded, entrepreneurial, adaptive, curious, great problem solving skills, unafraid to ask questions, and results motivated.

    ·        He/She will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures

    ·        Excellent communication, facilitation and networking skills with a wide range of private, partner and NGO-sector actors

    ·        Computer literate especially in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following subjects:  Economics, Crop Science, livestock related studies; information communication technology and digital finance; Rural Development and agricultural extension and, Agricultural Economics;

    ·        Three to five years of experience in the agriculture and financial markets in pastoral and agro-pastoral systems of Ethiopia

Market System Development Specialist at Mercy Corps Ethiopia

How to Apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised.  All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents. Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts.  In order to ensure fairness to all applicant’s personal inquiries are not permitted.

 Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews. 

“We only need qualified female candidates!!!”

                     DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: 28 June, 2021/ 4:00 PM

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