Dec 02, 2019

Research and Business Development Officer

  • Yom Institute of Economic Development (YIED)
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full Time Research Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Position Summary

YOM Institute of Economic Development (YIED), a legally registered, accredited, and recognized specialized graduate training and research Institute located in Addis Ababa, Bahirdar & Hawassa, seeks a highly skilled and passionate professional to fill the position of Research and Business Development Officer.

Job Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Writing a literature review, research reports, concept notes, and funding proposals;
  • Drafting, editing and transcribing reports, manuscripts, proposals, and other documents;
  • Organizing seminars, workshops and other learning events;
  • Ensure timely and accurate dissemination of research findings to the relevant government authorities and research partner;
  • Communicate research findings to external audiences as appropriate;
  • Review of Research Strategy Priorities with Stakeholders (annual workshop);
  • Facilitation of opportunity for partners to bring research questions, ideas and project concepts that they believe to be key national development issues to the Board for consideration through this process;
  • Preparation of Annual Research plans taking into consideration available budget, board strategic directions, and government priorities;
  • Review draft Annual Research Plans;
  • Make recommendations to the Management Board regarding priority project investments, scale of projects, potential project leaders and process to develop project proposals;
  • Builds and maintains a broad network of professional relationships with participants, principal investigators, coÔÇÉinvestigators, research study staff, and other collaborators to ensure successful research collaborations;
  • Participates in internal/external research-related conferences and investigator meetings to build and maintain relationships;
  • Identifies and reports issues that may affect the accuracy and quality of study design and implementation to meet study aims;

Job Requirements

  • PhD/ Masters’ degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Developmental Economics or a related field.
  • A minimum of one-year relevant experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organization and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated, curious, team-player.


How to Apply

We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit (i) a cover letter and (ii) CV (maximum 2 pages) (iii) original and photocopy of their academic and work experience documents to our office located at Bole Sub-City Woreda 5, Megenagna Area, Sileshi Sehen Building, 10th Floor. Further information can be inquired at 0116674686/0116928292

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Women Applicants are highly encouraged to apply.