Company Name:* GOAL Ethiopia

Posted Date: 2024-04-05

Deadline: 2024-04-15

Job Type: N/A

Salary: N/A

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Job Description



Reference No:

REC/ 020 /24

Job title:

Financial Inclusion and Business Development Services Manager


Addis Ababa (Head Office)

Reports to:

Livestock Production and Marketing Team leader

Number of Posts

01 (one)

Closing date:


If the inherent capacities of vulnerable people are developed, the systems in which they live and work are strengthened, and positive global action is catalyzed, then communities facing crisis, poverty, and exclusion will achieve greater resilience and well-being.

Source: GOAL’s theory of change

About GOAL

GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.

GOAL is a non-for-profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years across all the region of the country towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare, and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery, and humanitarian responses Programs by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS.

We envision a world where poverty no longer exists, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing are removed and where everyone has equal rights and opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors are Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors.

About the Position:

The Financial Inclusion/BDS Manager will Develop co-design, co-investment proposals and technically manage multiple partnerships with Financial Service Providers (FSP) to increase access to formal financial products and services for pastoral and farming communities. Additionally, the post holder will manage and provide Business Development Services and support private sector partners in the livestock market system to secure appropriate investment. The post holder is required to work with multiple partners of diverse background (experience) and is responsible to make sure the market systems development approach is well understood and rooted in the consortium. Be able to work independently, be solution orientated and have a business and finance background and the life and professional experience to work appropriately with corporate entities, SMEs, and consortium partners.

Description of Functional Relation Ships of the role

The Financial Inclusion/BDS Manager will directly report to Livestock production and marketing team leader. S/he will have a horizontal work relationship with Ifaa’s team in CRS and HCS. Will also work with the Livestock production and MSD Adviser. Accordingly, the Livestock production and marketing team leader is the direct Supervisor. He also supervisor the Financial Inclusion and BDS Senior Officer.

Key Areas of Accountability/Duties

1. Financial services (demand & supply)

To have a detailed understanding of how the financial sector works, its players and their products and services and the barriers pastoral and formal communities have to accessing financial services.

· Lead the market assessment of the financial sector and all the players (including mobile network operators) and understand all the financial products and services (financial literacy, bank accounts, savings, loans, insurance, mobile money, VSLA/SILC linkages, investment & business development services), available in the market at a zonal, regional and national level.

· Lead the market assessment of the financial sector to understand the social, cultural, gender, age and physical barriers to accessing financial services.

· Leverage secondary data, including data from the previous DFSA and other projects to inform the market assessment of the financial sector.

· Provide up to date information to the consortium team on financial products and services and support linkages between informal and formal financial services.

2. Partnership management

To identify and manage partnerships with financial service providers to extend financial services to pastoral and farming communities.

· Develop professional relationships with financial service providers.

· Map financial service players against the incentive and capacities matrix to identify providers with increased will and skill to extend financial services to pastoral and ago pastoral communities.

· Leveraging the data from the market assessment of financial services, co-design co-investment proposals with financial service providers to extend their reach towards pastoral and agropastoral communities.

· Manage joint initiatives adaptively to identify what work (and what does not) and take successful initiatives to scale through the implementing partner organizations.

· Closely work with the MSEs and other private sectors partners and make sur, their profiles are kept clean and up to date and their businesses are running as per the agreement they have signed with GOAL Ethiopia.

· Advise all partners so that all documentation is appropriately approved, closed out and filed.

3. Business Development Services (BDS)

To build business capacity with private sector partners who have capacity to grow and extend access to goods and services in the livestock market systems.

· Have a thorough understanding of BDS and investors available in the market and their products and services and terms and conditions.

· Identify existing private sector partners who have the incentive and capacity to absorb and benefit from an external BDS engagement (capacity building).

· Identify existing private sector partners who have the incentive and capacity to absorb and benefit from a BDS engagement and provide BDS to them.

· Identify investment opportunities for private sector partners, link and support their application and management.

4. Team management

· Recruit and induct a small financial inclusion team.

· Provide strong and professional leadership to the field team and the senior Financial Inclusion and BDS officer.

· Develop strong and professional relationships across the consortium.

· Provide professional performance management to the financial inclusion team, supporting creativity and rewarding solution orientated team members.

5. Collaboration, learning and adaptation (CLA)

To manage joint initiatives adaptively to identify what work (and what does not), take successful initiatives to scale and contribute to learning in financial inclusion for pastoral and farming communities within the consortium and more broadly within the sector.

· Work collaboratively with the Ifaa’s Learning and Adaptive management Coordinator ensure the monitoring and evaluation plan (as regards financial inclusion), is fit for purpose, and reflects all internal and donor reporting requirements.

· Work collaboratively with the Learning and Adaptive management Coordinator to develop the financial inclusion learning questions and ensure that appropriate data is being collected and analyzed.

· Produce at least one financial inclusion learning brief each year quarter to the annual learning event

· Manage joint initiatives with financial service provider partners adaptively, monitoring KPI very regularly to know what is working and what is not, adapt initiatives and either stop those that are not working or take to scale those that are.

· Convene at least quarterly informal learning events with key stakeholders (e.g. government, communities / civil society and financial service providers and private sector partners), to learn about what is working and what is not.

· Plan and manage the financial inclusion content and participants for the Ifaa’s annual learning event.

· Review and report financial inclusion data on a monthly basis to the Livestock Production & Marketing Team Leader.

Job Requirements


Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement? Then join us if you have:

1. BA/MA degree from recognized University in economics, agricultural economics, agri-business, accounting, business administrations and related disciplines

2. At least 8/6 years of previous experience in private business agencies and commercial finance preferably from the bank and micro-finance industries

3. Able to work independently and act on own initiative.

4. Good communication, facilitation, and negotiation skills

5. Good computer skills with ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

6. Good English and Afan Oromo language skills

Note: The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.


· GOAL will pay a competitive basic salary based on the salary grading with additional benefits.

· A chance to develop tangible experience.

· Being part of a team who continue to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people.


GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations.

GOAL highly promotes Equality, diversity and inclusion and works with women and men, People with disabilities, and employees of various ages including youth, supports their empowerment and appreciates their achievements constantly. GOAL also encourages applications from diverse candidates including women, people with disabilities, people with diverse backgrounds, and youth to apply.

GOAL has zero tolerance to discrimination on the basis of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, religion, race, economic status etc . we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safeguarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other rules and regulation of the organization. GOAL is strongly committed not to harm the people under its care.

GOAL Ethiopia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety of people who involves in its work and demands all staff exhibit the highest commitment. GOAL Ethiopia will verify skills and commitment of the candidate in the assessment process and perform Background reference check.

You are welcome to include your sex (Male or female) and any disability issues in your CV (please note that this information will only be used to comply with affirmative action policy of the organization)

How to Apply


Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non – returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with the title & Duty station need to be written in the application letter.

· Applicants can directly apply online using

GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process.


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