The Jobs Creation Commission is working to establish coordinationplatforms with public institutions, development partners.

Six coordination platforms for government institutions have been placed and operational with each platform having convened at least once since. At the top of the coordination mechanism is the Newly established Steering Committee for Jobs Creation and Investment chaired by the Prime Minister. The committee is membered by the deputy prime minister, Commissioner for the Jobs Creation Commission, Commissioner for Ethiopia Investment Commission, Ministers from 10 key ministries and all regional presidents. This committee meets every two months to continuously monitor and evaluate the progress in job creation.

The National Jobs Creation Council co-led by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Commissioner of the JCC is also in place to monitor whether each government body is carrying out its role.

A Core Ministerial Committee, chaired by Commissioner of the Jobs Creation Commission is created which brings together ministers of key ministries once a month for the joint plan, report and review of job creation initiatives across sectors. A total of six Sub Committees (Behavioural Change, Skills Development and Capacity Building; Urban Job Creation; Rural Job Creation; Private Sector Job Creation; Public Sector Job Creation; Overseas Employment Sub Committees) each led by the concerned ministry/ies have been established by bringing together member institutions that have direct relevance to the specific sector. A core Technical Team that is hailed from ministries and the commission will implement decisions passed by the Core Ministerial Committee.

The Federal and Regional Joint platform brings together federal and regional job and employment related organs, finance bureau heads and planning bureau heads once in every quarter of the year. The rational behind this platform is, to create consensus on the modes of operation, planning, monitoring and governance of job creation initiatives, by region and city administration with the intention of creating ownership of the nationally set target. This forum is responsible to harmonise and cascade job creation targets, set priority initiatives, peer review performance and facilitate a coordinated leadership of the agenda across all administrative tiers.

The National Job Creation Council


The council is chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The commissioner of the Jobs Creation Commission serves as a Deputy Chairperson whereas Director General of the Federal Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency is the Secretary. The Council has more than 50 members organized under 6 sub-committees that meet every two months.

Behavioural Change, Training and Skills

Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Chair)
Federal TVET Agency (Secretary)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Plan commission
Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs
Ministry of Innovation and Technology
Ministry of Education
Jobs Creation Commission
Ethiopian Kaizen Institute
Ministry of Agriculture
Federal Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency

Urban Job Creation

Ministry of Urban Development and Construction (Chair)
Federal Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency (Secretary)
Ministry of Transport
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Ministry of Revenues
Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy
Federal Attorney General
National Bank
Small and Medium Manufacturing Industry Expansion Authority
Public Enterprises Assets and Management Agency
Federal Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency
Ensure the creation of sustainable quality jobs

Rural Job Creation

Ministry of Agriculture (Chair and Secretary)
Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Environment protection, Forestry and Climate Change Commission
Ministry of Mines
Ethiopian Road Authority
Public Enterprises Assets and Management Agency
National Bank

Private sector participation and jobs creation

Ministry of Trade and Industry Chair)
Ethiopian Investment Commission (Secretary)
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
Industrial Parks Development Corporation
Ministry of Revenues
Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association
Ethiopian Employers Federation

Public Sector Jobs Creation

Ministry of Finance (Chair)
Civil Service Commission (Secretary)
Public Enterprises Assert and Management Agency
Ethiopia Road Authority
Industrial Park Development Corporation
Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency
Ministry of Agriculture

Oversees Employment Committee

Jobs Creation Commission
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Ministry of Science and Higher Education