Over the years, Ethiopia has faced numerous challenges with the inefficient management of goods moving through its supply chain. Being a landlocked country with limited corridors for import & export of goods, including humanitarian relief, Ethiopia has been lacking adequate logistics management systems, good infrastructure & key skills in the logistic sector. Faced with a need to sustain double digit economic growth rates that have been seen over the past decade, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) recognizes the criticality of an improved logistics sector in order to become a Middle Income Country by 2025. To sustain its development trajectory envisioned for 2025, the GoE has been working with several development partners to identify gaps, constraints & potential areas of development for an effective and efficient logistics system.
Following these assessments & through alignment with the GoE’s priorities as laid out in key strategic documents (the 2018 Ethiopia Humanitarian & Disaster Resilience Plan & the 2015 National Freight Logistics Strategy for Ethiopia), the following priorities for improvement in supply chain have been identified: congested entry ports, storage infrastructure, emergency preparedness, commodity management, tracking, food quality control & supply chain information management.
In this context, our client has developed targeted initiatives to help strengthen the GoE’s supply chain capacity in these priority areas over a five year period, in conformity with their global & country strategic objectives.
Our client works closely with the Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority (EMAA), within the Ministry of Transport, to identify congestion issues at the Port of Djibouti, assess & compare alternate ports & corridors to alleviate congestion & lower costs. They are looking to employ a Shipping & Logistics Expert who are tasked to carry out assessments of systems & processes causing inefficiencies & advise on strategic interventions.