3 Intervention Manager Non-profit Job Placements – Palladium

Organisation: Palladium
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
About US:
Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact
for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and
create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit
organisations. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported
by four key pillars: International Development, Strategy Execution Consulting,
Impact Investment, Training and Events.
About DFID NUTEC 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 (NU) 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.  Palladium International manages the programme
on behalf of DFID. 
Job Summary: The
Intervention Manager will lead and manage 2-3 programme interventions. This
will involve the design, strategy, planning, communicating, monitoring and
reporting on all assigned interventions. 
S/he will develop and maintain close relationships with businesses while
overseeing and coordinating the implementation of project interventions.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Research:
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Carry out research into relevant market systems
and trends to identify opportunities for interventions
·        
Assist in stakeholder analysis of selected
commodity chains and identify and establish contact with potential firms or
other market actors
·        
Work closely with the Results Measurement (RM)
team on the development of appropriately tailored research tools and methods
for the collection and collation of relevant intervention information from the
field
·        
Assist to update and supervise RM aspects of the
intervention activities, including establishing baselines, indicators, and
results.
·        
Assist in collecting baseline data related to
interventions targeted for study or implementation by the project.
Intervention Management
·        
Formulate strategies to develop markets in the
selected commodity chains and seek opportunities to work as per the NU-TEC MD
sector strategy. Develop intervention strategies and implementation procedures
in a participatory manner with key stakeholders.
·        
Ensure the appropriate communication of clear
intervention guidelines, expected outcomes, timeframe and workplan to all
relevant parties
·        
Support the Marketing Managers in the
development of relevant grant agreements, MoUs, ToRs and any other
administrative requirement for the interventions
·        
Conduct regular field visits to ensure proper
implementation of activities
·        
Remain well aware of developments in the
relevant sectors/markets/commodity chains.
·        
Work with the RM to design appropriate tools for
monitoring the progress of interventions within the various market sectors.
Also liaise with the RM on the conduct of impact assessments for ongoing
programme interventions
·        
Refine and adapt the intervention strategies in
light of participant and stakeholder requests and changing needs and
opportunities, within the overall program of NU-TEC MD.
·        
Help identify market failures and pressure
points for addressing these; help identify ways to render a given market more
functional and efficient, in a manner that will benefit the programme targets.
·        
Refine and adapt the selected intervention
strategies in light of participant and stakeholder requests and changing needs,
within the overall program:
·        
Identify priority areas for interventions that
will change as opportunities pass or are realised and new ones emerge.
·        
Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual
reports on programme interventions – including impact assessment reports. Also
provide relevant ongoing intervention activity feedback including formal and
informal feedback from the field.
Stakeholder Management
·        
Represent the programme in selected markets,
displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions
with partners, other members of the programme, and with public.
·        
Understand how the political economy impacts
rural markets, and how changes in the functioning of markets may impact the
political economy.
·        
Maintain contacts with key stakeholders to
increase synergies.
·        
Take part in facilitating and managing the work
of partners/co-facilitators/service providers of programme and ensure “value
for money” for the tasks given.
·        
Help supervise/facilitate the identification and
development of networks among key stakeholders, helping identify common
interests between the networks and NUTEC.
·        
Assist in establishing contacts with national
and regional institutions, stakeholders and participants that would contribute
to the successful implementation of market activities.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The applicant should hold a Master’s degree in
Business, Economics or Agriculture, Development Studies or other related field
with three years relevant experience or BS degree in Business, Economics or
Agriculture, Development Studies, Finance and Agribusiness or other related
field with at least 5 years relevant experience.
·        
Relevant work experience should include
activities related to agricultural commodities and rural development, or with
experience working with the private sector. 
Critical will be to have knowledge of the institutions, companies and
organisations that provide services to the agricultural sector in Uganda.
·        
Previous experience in developing simple
business plans.
·        
Experience working with refugees and displaced
communities in economic and livelihoods development is a definite advantage
·        
Experience writing reports; ability to influence
a range of people including client organisations, government agencies and other
key stakeholders by building constructive relationships through clear
communication and generate effective discussion and mutual support for plans
and ideas.
·        
Strong project management expertise, exposure to
implementing technical assistance projects, and ability to bring together
sector stakeholders would be advantageous.
·        
Ability to speak Langa or Acholi or Lugbara is
desirable.
·        
Proven ability to work within a fast-paced and
dynamic environment;
·        
Excellent communications skills;
·        
A passion for the international development
sector.
How to Apply:
If you want to work for the Palladium Group in the aforementioned
capacity should Apply Online by clicking on web link below.
Deadline: 30th
October 2017
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