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20 Oct 2022

Market Analyst – SNNPR & Sidama at TechnoServe

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Job Description

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that hardworking people can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With five decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

About the Project

Horticulture 4 Growth (H4G): An Initiative of the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACCs) is a new $6M, 5-year project being jointly implemented by TechnoServe and the Agricultural Transformation Institute (ATI), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. H4G will accelerate the transformation of Ethiopia’s horticulture sub-sector by leveraging the power of the private sector to strengthen the link between production and demand and improve the road-to-market for horticultural products through modernized domestic and export market channels. The project will primarily focus on five priority horticulture crops (banana, avocado, tomato, onion, and avocado) sourced from horticulture ACC woredas to transform the relationships of key market actors to be more inclusive and equitable. By the end of five years, a strengthened horticulture market system underpinned by a strong private sector will enable Ethiopian small-scale producers to earn higher, more stable incomes and increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in rural and urban areas.

Position Description

Reporting to the Analytics Manager, the Market Analyst ensures there is a timely collection, analyses, and reporting of data to promote evidence-based decision making. The Market Analyst will be part of the analytics team tasked with providing business advisory services to partners and strategic data-driven guidance to the overall program. The team will work with an array of market system actors to develop, pilot, and implement new, more inclusive ways of doing business that meets market needs, generates economic benefits, and promotes behavior change to strengthen the performance of the overall horticulture market system.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Market Analyst duties and responsibilities are described below:

Technical Assistance in Market analysis and Marketing

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders in the selected project area to ensure timely communication and joint problem-solving
  • Work closely with the Partnerships and Field Activities teams in the selected project area to provide ongoing support services to clients to support execution of activities; course correct as necessary
  • Prepare weekly and monthly progress update on the activities that have been done.
  • Proactively and frequently identify risks and issues affecting timely delivery of activities, and promptly communicate upward with solution options and recommendations.
  • Support the Analytics manger on conducting research to support overall program and other teams to inform intervention areas on an as needed basis.
  • Identify and acquire relevant quantitative and qualitative data using a range techniques and quality control data to ensure validity and accuracy.
  • Organize and conduct interviews with market actors, plan and execute other critical stakeholder management activities.
  • Execute wide range of analysis drawing on best practice approaches used in public and private sectors, and from various academic fields, to generate critical and actionable insights.
  • Produce of high-quality presentations and/or written documents.
  • Effectively manage operational activities and trainings (e.g. scheduling, logistical and financial organization of field trips, etc.)

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • MSc/BSc in Business, economics, Business Administration/ Cooperative management, Agricultural Extension, Rural Development, related studies required


  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience on data collection and analysis, research, market strategy development, business plan development. Strong preference for candidates from a management consulting or private sector background
  • Demonstrated experience in both qualitative and quantitative market research
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills
  • Very strong attention to details and commitment to high quality, error-free end products
  • Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports quickly and efficiently;
  • Strong analytical and financial analysis skills;
  • Strong planning skills and experience working to strict time-guidelines;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and project reporting skills a must; Fluency in Amharic, English and one SNNPR language
  • Willingness to be based in Hawassa

Core Competencies:

  • Strong and very detailed oriented when planning and preparing documents
  • Problem solver, structured thinker with high attention to detail
  • Innovative mindset; learning attitude
  • Flexibility and ability to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances
  • Committed to quality and achieving impact; motivated; high level of integrity and honesty
  • Results-focused achiever with high sense of ownership

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 28 October. 2022


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