8 Market Systems Development Officer Job Positions – GOAL International

Organisation: GOAL
Project Name: MasterCard
foundation Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme
About GOAL:
GOAL is an
international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the
poorest of the poor.  We are a
non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political organisation. GOAL
Uganda country project focuses on two of GOAL’s three strategic sectors: Health
(including WASH and health accountability programming); and Livelihoods. GOAL
Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the environment/DRR across
all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture
of direct implementation and partnerships with local civil society
organisations, private sector partners and District Local Government to give
effect to our mission.
About MasterCard foundation DYNAMIC
GOAL Uganda
with funding from MasterCard foundation is working in consortia with Mercy
Corps, VSO and Restless Development in implementing the Driving Youth-led New
Agribusiness and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC) programme which will strengthen
systems and facilitate the creation of sustainable economic opportunities for
disadvantaged Ugandan Youth. DYNAMIC’S overall goal is to increase the number
of young people who are in secure employment or self-employment and to promote
effective and efficient agricultural market systems for youth. Through a
market-driven and holistic approach, DYNAMIC will engage an array of public and
private sector actors to increase access to goods, services, markets,
information and productive and social assets to increase productivity of
Ugandan agribusinesses and non-farm enterprises. GOAL is the technical lead for
M&E in the DYNAMIC programme.
Job Summary: The Market
Systems Development Officer will be in charge of implementing all aspects of
the market systems development component of the district and lower level
MasterCard funded DYNAMIC programme. The job holders will also apply a wide
variety of market development tools and approaches in order to catalyse
innovative services and facilitate linkages between market actors in the
assigned programme areas. The Market Development Officer will work directly
with the Market Development and Financial Services Advisors who, in
collaboration with the Program Managers to determine technical strategy and
work objectives for the Market Development Officers.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants who wish to be one of the Market
Systems Development Officer for GOAL International must hold a bachelor’s
degree in business, economic development or other relevant field is preferred.
The applicants for the Market Systems Development
Officer jobs should have a minimum of three years’ experience business, particularly
in the private sector
Prior experience with market facilitation,
supporting systemic change and promoting supporting services indirectly, is
Knowledge and experience in business financing for
Highly motivated and motivating individual who can
lead SME’s from both the front and behind (depending on the situation)
Working knowledge of the agricultural sectors highly
Some practical experience in working with both very
small and medium sized companies in a development setting,
Excellent writing, communication, organization,
prioritization and negotiating skills.
Excellent (English) verbal and written communication
skills with proven financial management skills.
Strong computer literacy skills i.e. working
knowledge of office applications.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should send their applications which must
include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references,
including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime
contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda via E-mail to:
NB: Please Do Not Attach Certificates. Please indicate the location of preference
in the CV and salary expectations.
Deadline: 30th August 2015.
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