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Company Name:* GOAL Ethiopia

Posted Date: 2024-04-05

Deadline: 2024-04-15

Job Type: Full time

Salary: N/A

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Job Description

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Internal/External

Internal/External

Reference No:

REC/021/24

Job title:

Senior Production & Marketing Livestock officer

Location:

Jinka_ /South Omo)

Reports to:

Area Manager; technically also to Production and Marketing Team Leader (Livestock and Crop)

Number of Posts

1 (one)

Closing date:

15,2024

About GOAL

‘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

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 Programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS.

We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, 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.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ROLE:

GOAL, targeting pastoral and agro pastoral communities in Borena, Guji, S. Omo, Filtu and Dawa zones. The purpose of RIPA is to improve resilience through improved food security and inclusive economic growth, it is supported by USAID in Ethiopia with a budget of $30 million.

The programme has five components, each led by a consortium member, PCI as the consortium lead have overall programme and grant management and are responsible for monitoring, evaluation and learning using USAID’s Collaboration, Adaptation & Learning (CLA) approach. The programme components are:

  1. Disaster risk management including access to informal financial services, PCI will lead.
  2. Diversified sustainable economic opportunities for people transitioning out of pastoralism, iDE will lead.
  3. Intensified and sustained pastoral and agro-pastoral production and marketing, water and natural resource management and access to formal financial services, GOAL will lead.
  4. Improved nutritional status of women and children, GOAL will lead.
  5. A crisis modifier to respond to sudden onset shocks while preserving development gains, PCI will manage with all partners participating.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY/DUTIE

The Senior Production & Marketing Livestock Officer will co-design, co-invest and manage multiple partnerships with Private Sector Partners (PSP) to increase access to livestock inputs to support production and to link livestock producers to market players in pastoral and agro-pastoral communities. The post holder is required to have existing knowledge and connections to livestock markets and their players. The post holder will manage a small and agile team, be able to work independently, be solution orientated and have a business and livestock background and the life and professional experience to work appropriately with SMEs and consortium partners.

1. Livestock market assessments

To have a detailed understanding of how the livestock production and market systems work in pastoral and agro pastoral communities, the opportunities, constraints and key players.

· Actively participate with the RIPA team in the livestock market assessments (year 1.)

.Keep the livestock market assessment slide deck up to date and review regularly

.Leverage secondary data, including data from the previous USAID supported PRIME project to inform the livestock market assessment

.· Provide up to date information to the consortium team on the livestock market systems and support linkages between the different RIPA project components.

2. Livestock market input systems (Production)

To identify and manage partnerships with livestock input providers to extend access to productive inputs and skills to pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.

· Develop professional relationships with multiple livestock input service providers.

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

· Leveraging the data from the market assessments, co-design co-investment proposals with livestock input service providers to extend their reach towards pastoral and agro pastoral communities.

· Manage joint initiatives adaptively to identify what work (and what does not) and take successful initiatives to scale.

· Ensure due diligence processes are undertaken and manage milestone-based agreements

· Verify milestones reached prior to new installments.

· Ensure all partnerships follow GOAL’s SME partnership guidelines, are documented, appropriately approved, closed out and filed.

3. Livestock output market systems (Marketing)

To identify and manage partnerships with livestock output providers to extend access to markets, value addition and skills to pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.

· Develop professional relationships with multiple livestock marketing / value addition service providers.

· Map marketing / value addition players against the incentive and capacities matrix to identify providers with increased will and skill to increase marketing / value addition systems to pastoral and ago pastoral communities.

· Leveraging the data from the market assessments, co-design co-investment proposals with livestock marketing / value addition 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.

· Ensure due diligence processes are undertaken and manage milestone-based agreements

· Verify milestones reached prior to new installments.

· Ensure all partnerships follow GOAL’s SME partnership guidelines, are documented, appropriately approved, closed out and filed.

4. Linkages to financial services including Business Development Services (BDS)

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

· Identify existing private sector partners who have the incentive and capacity to absorb and benefit from a BDS engagement (capacity building) and link with the Financial Inclusion Team Leader.

· Identify existing private sector partners who have financial / investment requirements and link with the Financial Inclusion Team Leader.

· Identify livestock producers who require financial services and link to the Financial Inclusion Team Leader

5. Improved fodder input systems

To identify and manage partnerships with improved fodder input providers to extend access to inputs and skills to pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.

· Develop professional relationships with multiple improved fodder crop input providers.

· Map improved fodder players against the incentive and capacities matrix to identify providers with increased will and skill to increase distribution systems to pastoral and ago pastoral communities.

· Leveraging the data from the market assessments, co-design co-investment proposals with improved fodder crop 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.

· Ensure due diligence processes are undertaken and manage milestone-based agreements

· Verify milestones reached prior to new installments.

· Ensure all partnerships follow GOAL’s SME partnership guidelines, are documented, appropriately approved, closed out and filed.

6. Team management

Manage a small team of livestock officers in order to achieve RIPA’s livestock production and marketing objectives for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.

· Recruit and induct a small livestock team.

· Provide strong and professional leadership to the team and mange using an agile management approach.

· Develop strong and professional relationships across the consortium.

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

7. 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 livestock production and marketing for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities within the consortium and more broadly within the sector.

· Work collaboratively with the RIPA MEAL team to ensure the monitoring and evaluation plan (as regards livestock production & marketing), is fit for purpose, and reflects all internal and donor reporting requirements.

· Work collaboratively with the RIPA MEAL team to develop the production and marketing learning questions and ensure that appropriate data is being collected and analyzed.

· Produce at least one production and marketing learning brief each year, prior to the annual learning event

· Set Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) within livestock production and marketing provider partners proposals which align with private sector partners own information systems and contribute to project indicators.

· Manage joint initiatives with livestock production and marketing 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 reflect on what is working and what is not.

· Plan and manage the livestock production and marketing content and participants for the RIPA annual learning event.

Review and report livestock production and marketing data on a monthly basis and report to the Production & Marketing Team Leader

Job Requirements

Qualifications & Requirement

1. At least ten years previous experience in business and livestock

2. An appropriate 1st degree and above in Production and marketing/ business related fields Able to work independently and act on own initiative.

3. Good communication, facilitation and negotiation skills

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

5. Good English language skills, ability to speak, read and write local language is an added value

Desirable/Advantageous Credentials:

1. Qualified and experienced candidates who originate from agro / pastoral communities.

Note: Those with only NGO experience are discouraged from applying.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.

Additional job responsibilities

· 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.

REMUNERATION and BENEFITS:

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

Commitments:

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

JOIN US

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

APPLICATION PROCEEDURE:

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 usingwww.ethioiobs.net

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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