Market Analyst


Overview

Strengthening Host and Refugee Populations in Ethiopia (SHARPE) program seeks to increase economic opportunities for refugees and host communities using the market systems approach. SHARPE operates in 3 target locations, Jigjiga, Dollo Ado and Gambella, with a coordination office based in Addis Ababa. SHARPE operates in six sectors: crops, livestock, fisheries, labour, finance and aid. The program duration will be for 3.5 years.

Roles and responsibilities

The Market Analyst will be responsible for supervising and analysing local markets in the SHARPE focus sectors, for helping to craft and develop new partnerships and interventions and for conducting routine monitoring. The Market Analyst will work in close collaboration with staff and technical advisors based in Addis Ababa, helping to identify a pipeline of interventions and partnerships for SHARPE engagement using the market systems approach.

Market Systems Analysis

  • Chip in to market analysis in selected sectors to identify critical and emerging constraints and opportunities within the sectors and plan potential strategic interventions in line with SHARPE’s market systems development approach and strategic priorities.
  • Interview partners in both the public and private sectors to better understand their business model, how they do business, with whom, who are their buyers and constraints etc
  • Support the crating of partnership concepts and deal notes
  • Collect and organize relevant data for design and implementation of intervention.
  • Facilitate business plan development for local private sector actors that SHARPE will work with, in the process of stimulating markets towards local economic development.
  • Monitor local markets with special focus on SHARPE sectors and keep SHARPE team updated on regular basis.
  • Monitor the local context from a conflict and ‘do no harm’ perspectives and feed this information into SHARPE’s monitoring system.

Intervention Management

  • Ensure that all interventions are achieving inclusion targets – particularly supporting access to refugees, and to ensure that women are included in planned activities on at least an equal basis as men.
  • Chip in to the development of detailed work plans and budgets for each intervention
  • Ensure that intervention records, data and files are up to-date and accessible for review as needed by the team.
  • Identify and facilitate external support to an intervention based on needs, jointly with Thematic Leads / Senior Business Advisors
  • Collect relevant data for vetting and due diligence processes. Conduct due diligence for micro-grants
  • Conduct and participate in internal programme as well as partner workshops
  • Identify where capacity building is required by intervention partners in order to craft and handle appropriate capacity building initiatives.

Partnership and Stakeholder Management

  • Build and manage constructive relationships with intervention partners.
  • Coordinate with local level IRC office to build and handle collaborations/relationships, including local government, beneficiaries, and potential partners in the sector.
  • Identify potential new or additional partners relevant to SHARPE sectors and interventions in line with the market and sector strategies and recommend willing partners.

Intervention Monitoring, Research and Learning

  • Conduct routine monitoring visits and meetings with partners. Support monitoring visits from Addis based staff.
  • Support intervention monitoring and timely reporting of credible results in line with SHARPE Logframe indicators articulated in the intervention results chains and monitoring and results measurement plan.
  • Monitor inclusion targets for each intervention and their impacts upon local conflict dynamics
  • Support intervention research agenda and participate in focussed research assignments, case study documentation and other early warning and verification measurement events.
  • Collaborate with Partnership Management Team, and Results Measurement and Learning Unit on quarterly basis to support quarterly updating of results in line with the partnership intervention progress.
  • Support high quality intervention level record keeping sufficiently disaggregated to monitor outreach and inclusion of targeted beneficiaries.

Reporting

  • S/he will report day to day activities to the Hub Coordinator.
  • Contribute to the Hub Level reporting deliverables as advised by the Hub Coordinator, including activity and intervention progress reports.
  • The Market Analysts will monitor a portfolio of interventions across different sectors as a member of a Programme Management Team (PMT) and report on progress to the PMT

The Market Analyst will be based in Dollo Ado, Gambella, and require regular travel to Addis Ababa and within Ethiopia as needed.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • 4 years of relevant experience with First degree in Management, Economics or related fields
  • 3 years’ experience with post graduate degree
  • Supervisory skill is a plus
  • Experience with market systems and/or with refugees a must.
  • Experience in the local region preferred
  • Significant monitoring and partnership management experience
  • Experience working with the private sector and/or developing business plans
  • NGO experience is a plus

Skills Required

  • Basic managerial skills. Experience in facilitating business plan development
  • Stakeholder engagement and facilitation skills
  • Ability to build relationships and understand partner needs
  • Technical and report writing skills
  • Computer literate.
  • Proficient spoken and written English.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

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