Financial Inclusion Team Leader at GOAL Ethiopia

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Job Description


RE: Internal/External/

Reference No:   REC/  011 /20
Job title:            Financial Inclusion Team Leader
Location:           Head Office/Addis Ababa
Reports to: Production and Marketing Team Leader (crop and Livestock)
Term of Employment:                 Definite Period of contract              
Closing date: February 20,2020


About GOAL

GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.

GOAL is a non-for profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years across all the region of the country towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition, healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses Programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS.

We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing  are removed and where everyone has equal rights and  opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors are Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors.

Description of the P2R Programme:

Pathways to Resilience is a five-year initiative (2020 – 2024), implemented by PCI, iDE and GOAL, targeting pastoral and agro pastoral communities in Bale, Borena, Guji, S. Omo and Dawa. The purpose of P2R is to improve resilience through improved food security and inclusive economic growth, it is supported by USAID in Ethiopia with a budget of $30 million.

The programme has five components, each led by a consortium member, PCI as the consortium lead have overall programme and grant management and are responsible for monitoring, evaluation and learning using USAID’s Collaboration, Adaptation & Learning (CLA) approach. The programme components are:

1.  Disaster risk management including access to informal financial services, PCI will lead.

2.  Diversified sustainable economic opportunities for people transitioning out of pastoralism, iDE will lead.

3.   Intensified and sustained pastoral and agro-pastoral production and marketing, water and natural resource management and access to formal financial services, GOAL will lead.

4.  Improved nutritional status of women and children, GOAL will lead.

5.  A crisis modifier to respond to sudden onset shocks while preserving development gains, PCI will manage with all partners participating.


The Financial Inclusion Facilitator will co-design, co-invest and manage multiple partnerships with Financial Service Providers (FSP) to increase access to formal financial products and services for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities. Additionally, the post holder will manage and provide Business Development Services and support private sector partners in the livestock and crop market system to secure appropriate investment. The post holder is required to manage a small team, be able to work independently, be solution orientated and have a business and finance background and the life and professional experience to work appropriately with corporate entities, SMEs and consortium partners.Key responsibilities:

1. Financial services (demand & supply): have a detailed understanding of how the financial sector works, its players and their products and services and the barriers pastoral and agro-pastoral communities have to accessing financial services.

2.  Partnership management :  Identify and manage partnerships with financial service providers to extend financial services to pastoral and agro-pastoral communities.

3.   Business Development Services (BDS): build business capacity with private sector partners who have capacity to grow and extend access to goods and services in the livestock and crop market systems.

4.  Team management: Manage a small team of financial inclusion officers in order to achieve P2Rs financial inclusion objectives to increase access to formal financial services for pastoral and agro pastoral communities.

5. Collaboration, learning and adaptation (CLA): Manage joint initiatives adaptively to identify what work (and what does not), take successful initiatives to scale and contribute to learning in financial inclusion for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities within the consortium and more broadly within the sector.

Job Requirements


Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement?  Then join us if you have:

§  At least ten years previous experience in business and commercial finance

§  At least an appropriate 1st degree in Finance or Business

§  Able to work independently and act on own initiative.

§  Good communication, facilitation and negotiation skills

§  Good computer skills with ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

§  Good English language skills


Note: Those with only NGO experience are discouraged from applying.


Desirable qualities, skills and competences:

§  Qualified and experienced candidates who have remarkable experience on Financial Inclusion.

This description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.



  • GOAL will pay a competitive basic salary based on the salary grading with addition benefits.
  • A chance to develop tangible experience.
  • Being part of a team who continue to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people.



GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safe guarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other policy, rules and regulation of the organization.

Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non – returnable application with CV for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with the title & Duty station need to be written in the application letter and/or subject of the email. Applicants can apply using the following option.

Applicants who have access to the internet can directly apply on line using

Applicants without access to internet can submit to the Administration & Human Resources Department, GOAL Ethiopia P. O. Box 5504, Addis Ababa or personally to GOAL Ethiopia Head Office reception.

Applicants are advised to fill GOAL Ethiopia’s Application Employment Form which can be found at GOAL office/sites.

GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

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