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Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI)

Company NAme: Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI)

Posted Date: 2023-09-19

Deadline: 2023-09-26

Job Type:N/A

Salary: N/A



Job Description

About EDI Ethiopia
The Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) Ethiopia is an autonomous institution reporting to the Ministry of Labor and Skills and was established in 2021. EDI came into being following the latest government reorganization bringing together two entities, namely: The UNDP-supported Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC), established in February 2013, and the World Bank-financed Women Entrepreneurship Development Project (WEDP), inaugurated in December 2012. Both projects used to operate under the auspices of the former Ministry of Urban Development and Construction before the reorganization.
EDI aims to promote the emergence of a vibrant, competitive, and innovative private sector, in particular a strong SME segment. This is accomplished through a comprehensive package of entrepreneurship support programs ranging from ecosystem and capacity building to BDS, access to finance, market linkage, and business incubation and acceleration services. Following its new mandate as a national institution, EDI plays a key role in the Ethiopian entrepreneurial ecosystem. EDI has undertaken a strategic shift from direct services provider to building the capacities of other public and private institutions in the BDS ecosystem.
About SEED Program
The Sustainable Employment through Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development (SEED) Program is designed to enable young women and men to access dignified work through relevant skill enhancement, and entrepreneurship and enterprise development. In the next five years, a total of 1 million young people (80% young women and 10% vulnerable groups – homeless and internally displaced youth) will be enabled to find dignified work in 231,000 enterprises (205,000 new and 25,000 existing micro enterprises as well as 1,000 innovative startups).
SEED will be led by Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), a quasi-government entity, along with partners such as American College of Technology (ACT), eHealth IT Services PLC (Orbit Health and Orbit Innovation Hub), Hope Enterprises, and Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA), member of the Ethiopian Airlines Group.
In order to address the skilling gaps with youth, SEED will be anchored at the Technical, Vocational and Training (TVT) institutions mainly located at small urban centers and secondary cities. The program aims to support the advancement of education and youth employment by capacitating 100 TVTs through introducing transformative operational business models, enabling TVT leaders, standardizing TVT management systems, supporting the establishment and operationalization of business incubation centers, embedding/strengthening entrepreneurship programs in TVTs, supporting development of demand-driven and quality training programs, supporting linkages essential for cooperation and collaboration for TVTs to become self-reliant, entrepreneurial, and a go-to-space for entrepreneurs to learn, test their ideas and grow their businesses.
The program goals and objectives will be achieved through the following four major interventions;
  • Transforming 100 TVTs towards enabling one million young people to find dignified and fulfilling work;
  • Enhancing the employability of young people through skilling and enterprise development;
  • Facilitating innovative access to finance and market linkages; and
  • Improving enabling environment for entrepreneurship and enterprise development.
SEED will focus on agriculture, manufacturing, digital economy, and services as priority sectors based on a value chain approach, evidence-based systemic change
The program would like to invite competent and qualified candidates to apply for the following positions to be hired on contractual basis
EDI is seeking a qualified candidates for the position of Enabling environment and partnership manager/Policy Advisor with relevant expertise and qualifications to support activities and intervention under the component 4 of SEED program.
EDI is seeking a qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) manager with relevant expertise and qualifications to manage and supervise the monitoring and evaluation activities of the SEED program.
Scope of work
Under the direct supervision of EDI’s Managing Director and in partnership with other program managers, the incumbent will be responsible for spearheading the design, development, and implementation of innovative solutions to digitize and automate the institution’s service delivery and operations. The incumbent will manage all technical aspects of creating scalable, infrastructures, user-friendly systems that maximize efficiency, insights, and value across EDI Ethiopia.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead, innovate and coordinate the overall IT operations, IT infrastructures and digital systems of the institution to make sure the institution digitizes most of its operations.
  • Coordinate an efficient day-to-day operations of computer systems, networks, servers, and other IT infrastructure, monitor systems health, performance metrics, security, and availability, troubleshooting diagnosis and repair for software, network, and hardware failures, manage backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity protocols.
  • Manage on-premises infrastructure and liaise with cloud service providers to access state of the art solutions to automate critical operations of the institution.
  • Lead and coordinate the design, development and implementation of critical cost-efficient in-house systems including but not limited to implementation of a full-fledged custom ERP system, automation of M&E, training and BDS program delivery etc.
  • Develop and document IT policies, procedures, standards to streamline operations.
  • Control IT infrastructure budgets, licenses, and vendor/contractor relationships
  • Keep current with technological advancements and evaluate new solutions to identify new opportunities for automating operations and processes of the institution.
  • Participate in strategic IT planning and decision-making with senior management.
  • Provides support in designing and developing tech-based training and BDS program packages that would enable entrepreneurs, innovators and MSMEs access state of the art digital skills.
  • Supervise and mentor team of IT developers, technicians, and administrators.
  • Facilitate major IT projects such as migrations, upgrades, expansions.
  • Ensure compliance with data protection, regulatory and information security policies.
  • Cultivate relationships, provide consultation across organization as internal IT liaison.
  • Report on IT status, risks, accomplishments, goals, and recommendations to leadership
  • Hire, manage, and provide technical guidance to in-house and/or outsourced development teams.
  • Stay up to date on the latest trends and innovations in enterprise software/SaaS solutions that would be beneficial for the institution.
Management Arrangement and Reporting
  • The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the CEO and operates in close collaboration with other project personnels.
  • Prepare reports detailing program activities, results, lessons learned and recommendations.
  • Document program processes, guidelines, and manuals to enable replication.
Organization: Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) – Ethiopia
Program: Sustainable Employment through Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development (SEED)
Reports To: EDI Managing Director
Grade: Senior Level – Senior
Contract duration: One year with possible extension
Number of position: 1

Job Requirements

Job Requirement
  • Master’s degree in computer science, Software Engineering, AI, Information Systems, or related fields.


  • Minimum of 8 years’ professional experiences in a related post.
  • Experience in managing full cycle enterprise software development projects.
  • Expertise with modern programming languages, frameworks, databases, and tools.
  • Experience implementing SaaS solutions, APIs, integrations.
Skills and knowledge
  • Strong project management, communication, and leadership abilities.
  • Entrepreneurial, innovative, and problem-solving mindset.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Supervisory skills and capacity to be a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Adherence to integrity and confidentiality
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 tools.
  • Confident and dynamic personality with strong creative outlook.
  • Superior project management and time management, organizational and planning skills
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management
  • Excellent analytical, technical and conceptual knowledge about management and grasp of business management principles and practices

How to Apply

Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI)-Ethiopia now invites eligible candidates to apply for the above mentioned positions. Interested candidates should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the required services.
The applicants should clearly describe the name of the position to which they are applying for on their application letter.
Female Applicants are highly encouraged to apply for all positions
Application for the job (including recent and compressive CV with a letter of application and other relevant supporting documents) must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or apply on up to or before 26, September, 2023, 4:00 P.M.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 8:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M in the morning and from 1:30 P.M to 5:30 P.M in the afternoon.
The client’s Address is:
Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI)-Ethiopia
Around: Kasanchis Nega City Mall 3rd floor
Telephone number: +251 115571150
Email: Country: – Ethiopia