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Snap Plaza 8th floor, Bole Next to The Millennium hall. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Job Description:


The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 40 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in nine regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Job Overview:

Under the direct and technical supervision of Senior Livelihood Officer, the Livelihood Project officer/Business skills Trainer will supervise the livelihood activities in the designated project location/camp. The Project officer/Business skills Trainer will be responsible for the implementation of coordinated entrepreneurship education for youth, women, and girls. The business Skill trainer will be responsible to supervise and evaluate the progress of the trainees throughout the training, at the end of the training session, business plan development, startup capital provision, and small business/enterprise establishment.

Major key Responsibilities:

  • Organize and undertake frequent training need assessment activities in the project locations
  • Develop a training plan (the training delivery process including the preparation of the training venue, provision of training tools and equipment, training, supplies and materials, and monitoring of on-going training program) for providing appropriate business skill transfer training
  • Develops lesson plans and training materials and revise/adapt frequently the IRC business and life skills curriculum to meet the trainee's needs
  • Develop and implement appropriate training methodology that suits to different groups (literate, illiterate, women, refugee, host communities and youth
  • Develop gender sensitive (and or ppl with specific needs) training strategies to address their barrier
  • Deliver training for women and girls on basic business and life skills based on the developed curriculum
  • Conduct follow-up with trainees to answer any questions and ensure that curricula are being implemented accurately and effectively
  • Respond to requests for additional training or facilitation
  • Work with the senior staff to adapt the curriculum for the needs of youth, women and girls.
  • Conduct post-training assessment upon the completion of each training and support the trainees in developing their own business plan.
  • Conduct follow-up meetings with graduates and provide technical support in the process of setting up small businesses.
  • Conduct follow-up and mentoring visits to graduates starting a small business create business counseling sessions for clients for additional training
  • Organize special events for trainees to display their talents, business ideas, traditional skill products including business competition pitch (for our clients) for startup grant
  • Prepare and revise action plans to support mentoring activities.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports and provide analysis and recommendation on the training/education offered.
  • Ensure and follow up the procurement of program inputs for proper implementation of training program.
  • Prepare and submit success as well as challenges of the training along with monthly progress reports.
  • Assist in ERD program activities when requested by ERD field team
  • Any other duties and responsibilities that can be given by immediate and technical supervisors.
  • Provides post-training support to trainees, for instance, savings and credit services, facilitating, marketing of products, job placement etc.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports on training as required and provide analysis and recommendation on the training /education offered
  • Coordinate with cross cutting teams (protection, MEAL) to mainstream protection and safeguarding in business and life skill promotion activities
  • Maintain an updated, sex-disaggregated record of the trainee-graduates of business and life skill program including disability and other diversity characteristics and keep close contact with and monitor all graduate’s employment status

Key working relationships: Position Reports directly to Senior Livelihoods Officer

Other Internal and/or external contacts

  • Internal: Program Coordinators/Managers throughout the country program
Job Requirements:
  • A University degree in a relevant field (such as: Business, Economics, social science, development economics, Rural development, Development studies, agribusiness management or a related subject area)
  • NGO experience is a plus
  • A Minimum 2 years of working experience as business trainer and business service providers
  • Technical skills in setting up quality businesses skill training
  • Proficiency and experience in facilitating training, experience in developing training lesson plan.
  • Proven ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods together with presentation and reporting skills are a strong asset.
  • Confirmed ability to lead, mentor and empower a small to medium enterprises clients
  • Self-motivated with good organization, planning skills, including prioritizing work and multi-tasking
  • A clear understanding of gender, power protection issues
Job Category:
Agriculture, Economics
Full time
Full time
Awabare/ Kebribeyah, Somali
International Rescue Committee - IRC International Rescue Committee - IRC

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