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Market System Development (MSD) Coordinator

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  • Jijiga, Ethiopia
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Mercy Corp

Mercy Corp   is Currently seeking a Market System Development (MSD) Coordinator position in  Jijiga, Ethiopia


Job Summery

  • Job Title: Market System Development (MSD) Coordinator – DEO
  • Organization: Mercy Corp
  • Location: Jijiga, Ethiopia
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups: agribusiness, economics, business administration
  • Contract Type: National

·        Experience Required: 3 and more years of experience

  • Closing Date: 2024-06-17

Job Descriptions


About Mercy Corps Ethiopia:

Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004, working to enhance the resilience of climate and conflict-affected communities through market systems development for improved livelihoods, food access, and water and sanitation. They collaborate with the government, private sector, and civil society actors across various regions of the country.


Program Summary:

Mercy Corps is implementing the five-year USAID-funded Resilience in Pastoral Areas (RiPA North) program, focused on stimulating livestock and livestock product markets, increasing community resilience, improving alternative livelihoods, enhancing food security and nutrition, and contributing to pastoral development knowledge in the Afar, Somali, and Oromia regions.

Position Summary:
The Market System Development (MSD) Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating Component 2 (Diversified and Sustainable Economic Opportunities for People Transitioning Out of Pastoralism) of the RiPA program. They will provide technical leadership to the field team, manage relationships with stakeholders, facilitate private sector engagement, ensure activity integration across components, contribute to monitoring and evaluation, and represent Mercy Corps professionally.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Oversee and coordinate field-level MSD team and activities for timely delivery
  • Provide technical guidance in planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Manage the MSD portfolio and ensure delivery of its mandate
  • Engage with stakeholders (government, private sector, training institutions, etc.)
  • Facilitate private sector involvement and innovative initiatives
  • Collaborate with other RiPA component teams for activity integration
  • Monitor and report on output, outcome, and impact indicators
  • Capture and respond to market developments within respective market systems
  • Liaise with local authorities, NGOs, and partners for program support and coordination
  • Build effective relationships with teams, provide support and feedback
  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies
  • Support organizational learning and accountability to beneficiaries




  • Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness, economics, business administration, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in market systems facilitation, agribusiness, or financial services
  • Fluency in English and Af-Somali
  • Business-minded, entrepreneurial, and results-motivated
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and networking skills
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability and willingness to drive motorcycles (preferred)


How to Apply


Mercy Corps is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages qualified female and young candidates to apply.

To apply, interested candidates should submit their CV, three references, and all applicable official papers electronically by June 17, 2024, at 4:00 PM.



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