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Livelihoods Facilitator, Hawassa (Sidama)


  • Organization: GGGI - Global Green Growth Institute
  • Location: Hawassa
  • Grade: Administrative support - X4
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: Closed

Livelihoods Facilitator, Hawassa (Sidama)

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering results through an integrated approach of evidence-based green growth planning and implementation aligned to countries’ development priorities. The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities which build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policy makers; as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments.

GGGI is implementing a KOICA funded “Climate Resilient Forest and Landscape Restoration (CRFLR) project in Ethiopia” in partnership with national and regional government partners. The overall goal of this project is to secure provision of ecosystem services and improve climate resilience and green growth that contributes to national development strategy, GGGI’s strategic outcomes and sustainable development goals.

To support the project implementation at Woreda and Kebele level, the Assistant, Livelihoods will provide basic support for the implementation and livelihood interventions of the CRFLR Project in the selected communities in the targeted project implementation areas. The position will report to Project Field Coordinator and Regional Coordinator.




The purpose of the Livelihoods Facilitator is to provide support in the livelihood interventions of the CRFLR Programme, with particular focus on forestry and agricultural production, products and value chains, in the selected implementation region. Under the direct supervision of the Project Field Coordinator, the Livelihood Facilitator is responsible for facilitating Community based Organization set up and small and medium scale enterprise development work. S/he will support the day-to-day work of forest and farm product small and medium scale enterprise development. S/he will facilitate the introduction of business development services and market development approaches.

  • Support the work on Forest and Non-Timber Forest product value chains, include value chain analysis.
  • Support community CBOs through Non-Timber Forest Product Market Analysis and Development planning and business set up process.
  • Support CBO enterprise development for forest product livelihood groups; such as honey; coffee; bamboo enterprise development.
  • Support the work on Farm product value chains, include value chain analysis.
  • Support CBO enterprise development for farm product livelihood groups; such as poultry; fruit and vegetables; bamboo enterprise development.
  • Provide regular support to the woreda and kebele government partners on forest land restoration activities and sustainable farmland restoration activities.




  • Closely collaborate with the community and encourage active participation in overall livelihood activities.
  • Assist and support the organization and set up, establishment and functions of CBOs; Watershed Management Cooperatives (WMCs), Forest Management Cooperatives (FMCs).
  • Assist and support the organization and set up, establishment and functions of CBOs; Women and Youth VSLA groups.
  • Assist and support the organization of peer to peer experience sharing events for members of Community Based Organizations (CBOs).
  • Closely coordinate and collaborate with GGGI Project Management Unit and Regional Mobile Field Team.




  • Assist the project team in organizing capacity building, community awareness, and preparing operational plans and reports.
  • Organize value chain enterprise groups, small business and CBOs/VSLAs .
  • Support the identification of livelihood options and communicate to the project team for further development.
  • Assist in monitoring the implementation of women and youth enterprises established in the Woredas.
  • Participate in knowledge and information sharing within the project; contribute to the collection, documentation, and dissemination of relevant data and information related to forest products, agriculture products, forest and farm product value chains.
  • Assist in monitoring and project evaluations, reflections, and learning and ensure of accuracy of data entry on the ground.
  • Perform other ad-hoc administrative related tasks, as needed/requested.




  • Bachelor’s degree in small and medium scale enterprises, cooperative development, savings and loans, business development, market development, trade and industry or related fields.
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in community development, sustainable livelihood programs.
  • Good understanding of community based participatory planning approaches and experience in working a multi-component livelihood project implementation is an advantage.
  • Experience in working with communities, cooperatives and groups on enterprise development,
  • Experience in forest and non-forest product business promotion and agriculture, agro-processing, and value addition.
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and oral in English.
  • Fluency in local language of the region/area (Sidaamu Afoo for Sidama Region) is required.




  • Ability to integrate into the local environment including awareness of cultural, political, and economic aspects of the region.
  • Outstanding teamwork and consensus building.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with multi-cultural teams.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and have a flexible approach to tasks given.




  • Understand and actively supports GGGI’s mission, vision and values.
  • Promote the optimum use of public resources.
  • Promote an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect and partnership.
  • Process and share information easily, Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Manage emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily.
  • Promote creativity and innovation among staff.
  • Be able to lead where needed and provide solutions to project-level challenge.


* Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.


* Due to the large volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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