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Consultancy for a Study on on Business Models for Youth and Women in the Ziway-Shalla Basin
The overall objective of the consultancy is to conduct a study that provides high quality information and recommendations to further strengthen existing interventions and to develop ideas and concrete income generation models for new interventions that will be implemented in 2022/23. The study should identify, analyse and promote business models for youth and women that are compatible with the fragile wetland ecosystem of the Ziway-Shalla basin. The business models should link factors such as small land/no land access; water efficiency; agroecology; market and income generation, and as far as possible they should contribute to the preservation of the wetland ecosystem. Furthermore, key systemic constraints for women and youth to develop and operationalize their businesses are identified, and specific interventions defined. Details are provided in the Terms of Reference.
  • Track record in private sector development, ideally combined with a MSD approach, and development of business models in particular
  • Expertise in youth employment, women economic empowerment and skills development
  • Knowledgeable of environmentally sustainable production, agriculture and agro-processing
  • Expertise with regards to fragile ecosystems in general and wetland system ecology in particular
  • Systems thinking, strong analytical skills, flexibility and creativity
  • Investigative research experience, conducting qualitative and quantitative research, analysing large data sets
  • Excellent communication in English, both oral and written as well as Afaan Oromo. In case Afaan Oromo is not spoken by the contracted consultant, teaming up with a local actor/consultant speaking Afaan Oromo will be required 
  • Fully available during the tentative timeframe for achieving the deliverables 
  • Applications of mixed international/national consultancy teams are strongly encouraged
Job Location is Ethiopia & home based report writing. Start ist as of March 7 2022.

Offer Submission
Please submit your application in line with the ToR by May 6, 2022 through the link below. Please find the ToRs for further information on the consultancy and application procedure here: Terms of References.

For further enquiries, applicants may contact: Caritas Switzerland Head of Programme Sabine Schild (
Applications which are not submitted through the online platform will be disregarded.

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