Inclusive Business Advisor / Partnership facilitator

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Full-time
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

For more information on SNV's  operations, visit our website: www.snvworld.org

Job Description

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Ethiopia seeks to fill the following position :

Inclusive Business Advisor/Partnership Facilitator 

Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

For more information on our operations in Ethiopia, visit our website: www.snvworld.org

Overview of the position

Inclusive Business Advisor is responsible for the design and implementation of all activities related to the PPPs under her/ his responsibility. She/ he facilitates, in close collaboration with the private partners and other relevant stakeholders, all the interventions by 2SCALE at the levels of partnership, grassroots (i.e. agribusiness cluster), value chain and industry. She/ he also coordinates the support from business support services, consultants, and cross-cutting 2SCALE specialists to the PPPs under her/ his responsibility. She/he works in close collaboration with 2SCALE colleagues from other consortium members..

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collect and analyze market and industry information related to anticipated and existing PPPs under her/ his responsibility.
  •  Ensure that business champions and other relevant private partners understand and adhere to commonly agreed standards of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Design – upon request – capacity building activities to deepen the design/ implementation/ monitoring of CSR policie
  •  Prepare service agreements for business support services, in collaboration with the 2SCALE Contract Manager. Monitor these agreements, particularly through frequent field visits to cluster actors.
  • Organize frequent governance meetings with the lead partner(s) and other parties in the partnerships. Ensure that governance mechanisms implemented in the partnership are inclusive. Lead the validation, sharing and filing of the minutes of every governance meeting.
  • Collaborate with the Communication Specialists to develop outreach materials in a frequent manner, and ensure the visibility of the PPPs and their development (achievements, challenges, lessons learnt).
  •  Participate pro-actively in the industry team, composed of all Inclusive Business Facilitators with PPPs in the same industry. Respond to and seek advice from the SCALE management to improve industry knowledge, forward-looking strategizing within the industry, and priority-setting within existing and new PPPs.
  •  Ensure that PPP strategies are gender-trans formative, foster youth inclusion, and are environmentally sustainable
  • Write and submit timely activity reports, as well as other technical reports, notes and partnership profiles.
  • Represent the program at relevant national/ local events.

Working at SNV: SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment.

Qualifications

·    Basic requirements   

  • Master’s Degree in relevant discipline: international development, business development, economics, trade etc.
  • Substantial experience (at least 8 years) in a relevant area with private sector development related projects or in facilitating PPPs or in facilitating value chain development project or inclusive agribusiness development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with private sector actors
  • Facilitation skills and good understanding of current Horticulture and/or Dairy sector development in Ethiopia.
  • Good experience and knowledge in capturing learning and documentation.
  • Solid computer skills in Excel and Power Point. 
  • Openness to continuously innovate, learn, and
  • Strong private sector networks and knowledge in the country

Core competencies 

  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English Good :- to communicate across country  and to prepare all necessary documentation up to standard and engage in the international team.
  •  Fast learning capacity and willingness to travel.
  • Excellent and demonstrable analytical skills.
  • Self-reliant in computer skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.

How to Apply

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation before 5 November 2019.

 

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