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Writing great resume and cover letter is one of the most important steps you can take in securing your next perfect Job vacancy in Ethiopia. Poorly written resumes and/or cover letters are one of the common reasons why many job seekers in Ethiopia do not even get the opportunity for interviews for job vacancies in Ethiopia. Ezega Blogs has resources to help you write excellent resumes and cover letters. You can also download from our site specially selected resume and cover letter samples that you can customize to fit your needs for any Ethio jobs.

Take the time to write excellent resumes and cover letters. Start with well-designed samples, rather than from scratch, and edit and customize to meet your needs before applying for any jobs in Ethiopia. Have it checked for errors and typos by others to make sure that everything is fine. Do it right the first time before you apply for any jobs from Ezega, or other sotes such as EmployEthiopia, Mjobs or EthioJobs net. Remember, once the wrong resume and cover letter is out, there is no way to get it back and correct.

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Please click here to read about How to Write Perfect Cover Letter for any Ethio Jobs.

Please click here to read 12 Costly Resume Mistakes You Should Avoid before applying for job vacancies in Ethiopia.

How to Get Interviews:

Many job seekers in Ethiopia get frustrated because they apply to many places, but never get called for interviews. This is happening to many job seekers applying for various jobs in Ethiopia through job portals such Ezega Jobs, EmployEthiopia, EthioJobs, Mjobs, etc. In many cases, the reasons are simple and common.

Regardless of whether you are applying from mjobs or employethiopia or any other, the hiring manager normally gets many resumes to review. The number one question in the mind of the hiring manager is who among the many applicants can best handle the job at hand. The only way to tell prior to interviews is through resumes and cover letters. The hiring manager would normally look for someone who has done something similar or at least one who showed interest in the work being advertised. If your cover letter so generic (the same for all jobs), you will be talking about something else not related to the job you are applying - which means, in the eye of the hiring manager, you are not suitable for the job you are applying. So, it is extremely important that you edit the cover letter for each job you are applying to show interest in the job, and to mention something related that you have done or studied in the past. The main point is that you are conveying a message to the hiring manager that you understand what the job needs and you have done or studied something related to the job you are applying.

You may also edit you resume for each job you are applying to highlight any study or work you have done that is a requirement for the job. That way the hiring manager doesn't have to look hard to find it. Remember, hiring managers barely have a few minutes to spend on each job application. So, putting up front or highlighting the relevant skills or knowledge you have increases your chance of getting called for interview.

Also, please answer any questions the hiring manager is asking in the vacancy announcement. If it was asked that you must have certain computer skills, please state that in your cover letter and resume. If the vacancy post asks to state your typing speed in words per minute, you should state that in your cover letter. That will be greatly appreciated by the hiring manager for any jobs here, ethiojobs net or mjobs. If you ignore any requests or questions like these that the job post requests, it means you are not giving any attention to details of the job application requirements, and the chances of you getting called for interview becomes very low.

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Livelihood and Business Development Officer | HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Contact Details
Company : HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Ethiopia
Company Name/ Contact Person : HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
E-Mail :,
Phone :
Job Details
Job Title : Livelihood and Business Development Officer
Date Posted/Updated : Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Application Deadline : Friday, December 6, 2019
Job Type : Contract
Category : Economics
Job Code :
Organization: HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation


HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is an international development organization based in Zurich, Switzerland and has been operating for several decades worldwide. HELVETAS is registered in Ethiopia as a foreign charity to operate in the working areas of Rural Infrastructure, Natural Resources Management, Support to Civil Society Organizations and Local Government, Skill Development and Education, and Emergency Responses. See also HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Ethiopia is presently looking for a motivated and competent professional for its Wag-Hemra Climate Adaptation and Rural Development (WH-CARD) project which is implemented in the Wag-Hemra Zone of Amhara National Regional State.

Position: Livelihood and Business Development Officer
Reporting to the Project Manager, WH-CARD

Major Duties and responsibilities:
Identify and work with private sector actors for sustainable business linkage, Facilitate and implement activities related to value chain development and market system development, Assess the potential of the area and make feasibility studies to assist through market linkage and facilitation role, Restore livelihoods and improve food security for the project beneficiaries, Organize and facilitate training and workshops, Conduct technical business and entrepreneurial skills trainings for target beneficiaries, Facilitate and coordinate the components of youth workforce development activities like facilitating training, provide coaching, organizing and work placement programs for unemployed and underemployed youth, Provide entrepreneurship and small business management coaching, linking with MFIs and credit associations, Maintain proper documentation of the project implementation process and outcome

Terms and Conditions:
Duty station: Sekota, with frequent travel to project areas.
Duration: For 12 months renewable depending on availability of funds
Salary & benefits: As per the salary scale of the organization for the position, and benefit packages and other terms in line with HELVETAS National Personnel Regulation 2018

Closing date: December 6, 2019

How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit their application, including a CV and supporting documents, with names and contact numbers of three referees either in person to Sekota HELVETAS Office or email to or

HELVETAS is an equal opportunity employer; however, women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Qualification Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in agricultural economics, business management, marketing and sales management, agricultural development studies, gender development, and other relevant social science studies

For BA degree holders at least 7 years and above in areas of livelihood and business development and M&E and for MA holders at least 5 years’ work experience is required. NGO experience is mandatory

Skills Required:
- Experience in the areas of value chain is required, basic knowledge and skill in areas of feasibility studies, business plan preparation; value chain marketing is advantageous,
- Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship
- Command of MS Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook); Strong writing, reporting and communication skills; and Good command of English and Amharic, both written and spoken
Education Level : Bachelor's
Experience : 5-10 years
City : Sekota
State : Amhara
Country : Ethiopia
Salary Details
Min. Monthly Salary : Pay Scale
Max. Monthly Salary : Pay Scale

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