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Livelihood and Business Development Officer – Good Neighbors Ethiopia

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Good Neighbors Ethiopia  is looking for qualified applicants for the following open position.

Job Title:  

Livelihood and Business Development Officer

Job Overview:                             

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Company’s Scale

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Job Position:                                

Livelihood and Business Development Officer


  • He/she plans, organizes, coordinates, and monitors the activities in the program office and coordinates this with the other related officers in the camps and host communities;
  • Facilitates and closely works on the provision of all necessary inputs for agriculture, value chain, and livelihood activities;
  • Conducts assessment of agriculture and livelihood, and market development-related programs;
  • Working with camp level UN, gov’t, and other officials to ensure smooth implementation of projects and selection process of the beneficiaries.
  • Facilitate livelihood-related training activities with agriculture and other bureau experts/ training providers as needed.
  • Provide quality & timely reports, life stories, and lessons learned with proper documentation.
  • Prepares activity plans and budgets;
  • Actively assist entrepreneurs and sector-specific groups in developing and implementing their enterprises.
  • Assist entrepreneurs in the development of marketing plans and business plans if required.
  • Develop new project ideas/proposals on market, agriculture, and value chain development.
  • Assess local businesses and design and provide tailor-made technical assistance to businesses.
  • Monitor the small group coaching and networking sessions/activities
  • Ongoing site visits to provide real-time advising to solve business changes and grow businesses
  • Ensure the respect of the GNE Code of Conduct and GNE’s zero-tolerance policy of
  • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), humanitarian principles, and contribute to integrating Protection and Age, Gender, and Diversity (AGD) mainstreaming into GNE programming.
  • Carry out any other duties as outlined by the line manager.

Job Requirement:                       



  • BSc/BA/MA/MSC degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, and Agricultural Business Development.


  • Minimum 4 years for BA/BSC and 2 years for MA/MSC professional experience working in agriculture, business, and livelihood with refugees and host communities.
  • Experience working with IDPs, Returnees, Refugees, and host communities;
  • Experience working for livestock, business development, and any other related activities.
  • Experience in participating in working groups or clusters is desirable;
  • Experience working with International NGOs, in refugee settings in complex emergencies.


  • Commitment to the vision and mission of GNE.
  • Excellent communication and representation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with all types of stakeholders
  • Adaptability and ability to re-prioritize according to the changing context;
  • Able to work effectively and creatively within a team
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information.
  • Fluent in English, Amharic, and Somali languages.

  How to Apply

Interested applicants, who fulfill the above requirement, can submit their CVs, copies of relevant documents, and Applications to: Use the title of the position as the subject of the email.

Deadline: 19, February, 2024.


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