Call for Consultancy: Informal Micro-enterprises Survey in Addis Ababa

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Addis Ababa
Posted 5 days ago

Job Features

Job CategoryBusiness(Management/Development/Consultancy/Plan)
DeadlineSep 25 2020

Job Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 26 of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV Ethiopia is working in eight regional states and the two city administrations of Ethiopia, providing technical assistance and program implementation in Agriculture, WASH, and Energy Sectors. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Ethiopian through a market based approach inclusive of women and youth. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change including strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. For more information on SNV’s operations, visit our website:

Livelihoods Improvement for Women and Youth (LI-WAY) is a five-year program implemented by a consortium of partners composed of SNV Netherlands Development Organization (lead), Mercy Corps, Techno Serve and Save the Children with the financial support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. 

Consultancy Objective

The overall purpose of this consultancy assignment is to conduct a survey of women and youth owned informal micro-enterprises for generating range of real-time constraints of informal micro-enterprise related to entrepreneurship, business performance, policies and regulations with the overall aim to provide input for LI-WAY programme to develop interventions to address those critical issues constraining their performance. 

Job Requirement

The Consultant will have the following qualification and experience:

  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience in providing survey and assessments in urban areas, preferably in Addis Ababa informal economic activities
  • Having survey experience in micro-enterprise sector is a plus
  •  In-depth analytical and reporting skills.
  • Market system diagnosis and development experience
  • Experience in gender and youth programming.  
  • Master’s degree in economics, statistics, business administration, marketing and related fields.

How to Apply

The detailed terms of reference and information on how to apply can be obtained by clicking the following link:

Both the technical and financial proposals should be in a separate sealed and stamped envelope by writing the name of the specific assignment.

2% withholding tax will be deducted from the consultant fees at the source and will be paid by SNV – Ethiopia, assuming a TIN number and license can be provided, otherwise 30% withholding tax will be deducted.

Proposals must be received by SNV Addis Ababa office to the address below no later than 5:00 PM on 25 September, 2020.

All submissions should be sent to: SNV Ethiopia, Human Resource Office, Africa Avenue; In front of the Millennium Hall; Next to the new Ethiopian Airlines five-star hotel under construction;  200 meter from the main road at the right side; telephone: +251 (0)11 616 6232

For any clarification and questions use the following email :

SNV Ethiopia reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

NB. All submissions shall be in hard copy. Soft copy submission will not be accepted. 

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