DFID NU-TEC Program Vacancies – Market Manager at Palladium

Title:    Market Manager
Organisation: Palladium
Northern Uganda: Transforming the Economy through Climate Smart
Agriculture (NU-TEC)
Kampala, Uganda
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Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key
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Investment, Training and Events.
DFID NU-TEC Program:
NU-TEC is a
five year DFID-funded programme that aims to increase the incomes and climate
resilience of poor men and women in northern Uganda by (a) stimulating sustainable,
pro-poor growth in selected agricultural markets and (b) improving the position
of poor men and women within these market systems, to make them more inclusive
for poor people.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent will provide overall strategic
direction for the market sector and all interventions within the sector;
monitoring and quality assuring all intervention guides and resulting outputs
Identify new markets with the aim of contributing
to the overall programme strategy; liaise with programme senior management team
on potential markets and design effective implementation strategies for
approved market interventions ensuring that they meet all donor and programme
Build and strengthen strategic partnerships within
the market and play a lead role in managing all established partnerships.
Initiate and manage all market related value chain
analysis ensuring study designs, contracting and implementation are done in
accordance to set standards; coordinate the development of final market
opportunity reports as well as all other weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual
reports within the market sector
Drive the stakeholder analysis of the selected
market systems as well as identifying and contacting potential agents of
Coordinate all administrative aspects of Market
partnerships including but not limited to grants, MoUs and contracts
Manage the implementation of all market
intervention ensuring that initiative is taken within each intervention and
setting work plans for the interventions
Ensure sustained reporting on all intervention
activities, progress reports, on and off field feedback and lessons learnt from
each intervention.
Identify key policy areas for each intervention
and establish appropriate partnerships and contacts aimed at driving the policy
amendment process where applicable.
Manage the outputs of all members of the market
section team ensuring optimum performance of all members of the team
Establish and maintain processes and systems which
ensure strong continued linkages between the programmes’ results measurement
team and the Market Section team ensuring all interventions are adequately and
extensively researched, reported and monitored.
Manage spending on interventions within the market
ensuring the meet agreed standards and also exhibit the DFID value for money
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s
degree or similar qualification in Business, Economics or Development Studies;
A minimum of three years’ experience in
implementing and managing projects with at least one year spent on the field on
market research community projects;
Two years’ experience leading a busy team and
coordinating across teams;
Previous exposure and experience in business strategy
development with focus on agricultural value chain analysis
Previous experience reviewing and writing reports
Past exposure and experience in the development of
surveys and data collection instruments for monitoring programmes;
Previous data analysis experience using Microsoft
Excel or any other data analysis tool;
Previous experience using the market for the poor
(M4P) approach would be of great advantage.
Working knowledge of the institutions and
organizations and/or businesses that provide services to the agricultural
sector in Nigeria and at the State level;
Previous supervisory/ managerial responsibilities
within a busy team
Demonstrated ability to work within a fast-paced
and dynamic environment;
Excellent communications skills;
A passion for the international development sector
Candidates who are eligible to work within Uganda
are strongly preferred.
to Apply:
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to work for the Palladium Group in the aforementioned capacity should Apply
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