Ethiopian Center for Development Vacancy in Addis Ababa - Incubation Coordinator

Ethiopian Center for Development Vacancy in Addis Ababa - Incubation Coordinator

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Job Description

Internal/External Vacancy


Ethiopian Center for Development, since March 2013, has been working to make it possible for the poor, particularly marginalized women and children, to have better life conditions and improved circumstances through enhanced access to quality education / training and capacity for self sufficiency. With particular focus on the needs of the marginalized, ECD has devised various projects as an intervention to improve conditions for better. The organization operates from its head office in Addis Ababa and its branch offices in SNNPRs, Amhara and Oromia Regions.

Position Scope:

The Incubation Coordinator will be the prime contact person for young entrepreneurs and responsible for managing the operations, planning, marketing and development of the Start-Up Incubators. The incubation centres will provide entrepreneurship training, offer support in the development and founding of a business, and develop recommendations to strengthen entrepreneurship training within the existing curricula of the vocational education system.

Job Duties:

The Incubator coordinator will be completely responsible for leading the incubator operations. This would be inclusive of the following:
  • Overall planning the activities, resources, budgets and operations of the Incubator.
  • Pre-incubation: Screening of proposals, Research, working with entrepreneurs on their proposals, resenting proposals to the next level for selecting incubates.
  • Support to youth in preparation of business plans, market research preparation, and assist in formulation of business models and keep track of the incubation process. Guide & support start-ups for fundraising activity.
  • Mentoring and coaching of young entrepreneurs.
  • Develop; implement new initiatives for incubation service offerings to young entrepreneurs & start-ups.
  • Events and workshops: Plan various workshops/events/webinars for the Incubator, and execute the same with the help of team members.
  • Mentor Network: Develop the mentor network for the Incubator and work with them to make the Incubated venture successful.
  • Partnerships: Forge partnerships with other organizations for providing services to the incubator; marketing the incubator, sponsorships…etc. Liaison with the government and relevant companies.
  • Marketing the Incubator: Be the face of the Incubator and actively promote it through various channels etc.
  • Administration of the Incubator and any other activities which requires the manager’s involvement.
  • Development of payment scheme for the incubator services.
  • Development of a sustainability strategy for the incubators.

Reports to: Project Coordinator
Project: Pathways for sustainable employments to women and youth in Ethiopia (PASEWAY) Project
Number of posts: 1 (one)
Contract Duration:  Six months with high possibility of extension

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the accredited university Master’s Degree in Business Administration is desirable.
  • 3 to 7 years’ experience in a business incubator, a start-up advisory or any kind of entrepreneurial experience would be preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate, build and maintain strong working relationships with start-ups, entrepreneurs, mentors, universities, research institutions, industry experts, associations, chamber of commerce & industries, state & central government, and companies.
  • Experience in working with youth desirable.
  • Excellent computer skills, excellent communication and writing skills in English.

Location: Addis Ababa  
Employment Type: Contract


How to Apply

If you are interested to be part of our dynamic team, exciting work environment and contribute to our mission and vision, please send your CV, cover letter, educational credentials and experience letter  only through  within seven calendar days following this announcement.

Deadline: Jan 11, 2022

ECD discourages personal visits.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply!

Note: Use "  Incubation Coordinator " as the subject line of your email ! 

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