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 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 the SEED Program Manager and in partnership with other program managers, the ME&L manager will be responsible for designing and managing the monitoring and evaluation activities of the SEED program. The ME&L manager is expected to develop ME&L framework and M&E strategies for EDI to make sure that activities are being periodically tracked, real time data collected and compiled, implementation performances monitored and evaluated, lessons documented, and results and learnings shared to EDI staff and partners.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The specific duties of the ME&L Manager will include the following but not limited to:
- Coordinate over all ME&L activities of the SEED program including development ME&L framework and strategies for the Program
- Establish and maintain an ME&L System for EDI with functional MIS and data management system that track performances and compile timely project data
- Design and implementing effective data tracking and analytics mechanisms to track key indicators of the program.
- Monitor and evaluate progress and impact of the program through data collection and analysis.
- Ensures full understanding and implementation of ME&L guidelines by the EDI staff and its partners
- Develop and regularly review the tools for monitoring and evaluation and make adjustments to facilitate objective measurement of indicators
- Create and update a data bank on EDI activities, EDI clients and EDI services including updates on progress of EDI, as well as operational issues
- Coordinate operational research activities for purposes of improving program delivery.
- Analyze data needs and recommend and coordinate operational research
- Regularly document lessons learnt on various interventions by EDI and government
- Sectors, and share learnings and major results to EDI staff and partners
- Produce timely and high-quality M&E reports (quarterly and annually), and contribute to the development of regular program progress reports
- Develop project-wide mechanisms to measure and document progress on indicators and achievement of targets, as well as lessons learned and best practices
- Coordinate monitoring and evaluation activities of the SEED program and perform other emerging M&E functions as required.
- Any other tasks and activities as required by the SEED Program Manager or EDI Managing Director.
Organization: Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) – Ethiopia
Program: Sustainable Employment through Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development (SEED)
Reports To: SEED Program Manager
Grade: Senior Level – Senior
Duty Stations: Headquarters, Addis Ababa with some travel to regions
Contract duration: One year with possible extension
Number of Position:1
Minimum Requirements and Qualifications
- Master’s degree in Economics, Development studies, Business Management, or other relevant fields.
- Over 8 years of professional work experience, assuming higher responsibilities and management functions.
- Knowledge/understanding of the Ethiopian policies and regulatory environment, and strategies and programs in relation to entrepreneurship and enterprise development.
- Demonstrated practical experience in supervising and implementing result-oriented monitoring and evaluation of projects
- Experience in using data management technologies. SPSS and STATA preferred.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 tools and analytics tools
- Good research experience in development areas including entrepreneurship and enterprise development.
- Ability to manage a team of professionals, work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.
- Entrepreneurial thinking and problem-solving skills and attitude.
- Strong research, critical thinking, communication, and presentation abilities