Market Manager DFID NUTEC NGO Jobs – Palladium

Job Title:     Market Manager
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 Market
Manager will provide strategic direction and management to the market sections
within the programme market groups – determining the overall direction and
delivery on set market outputs through the core programme market team. The
Market Section Manager will have the overall responsibility of providing
strategic guidance and management for the programme’ market groups by managing
all the programme interventions within the market section and overseeing both
the strategic and administrative elements of the interventions. S/he will also
be required to establish and manage relationships with potential partners and
stakeholders in the various interventions within the market sector. The Market
Sector Manager will identify and design potential interventions for the
programme and develop strategies for implementing these interventions.  S/he will be responsible for ensuring strong
linkages between the market sector and the Results Measurement team of the
Key Duties and
Provide overall strategic direction for the
market sector and all interventions within the sector; monitoring and quality
assuring all intervention guides and resulting outputs.
The jobholder will identify new markets or
market actors with the aim of contributing to the overall programme strategy;
liaise with the programme Senior Management Team on potential markets and
design effective implementation strategies for approved market interventions
ensuring that they meet all donor and programme requirements.
Identify and establish strategic partnerships
within the market and play a lead role in managing all established
partnerships. This will include approaching firms or other market actors and
brokering deals.
Take lead in determining the commercial
viability of new product areas within new market actors; identify the strategic
partnerships between NU-TEC MD and these potential market actors.
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
Oversee 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.
Coordinate all administrative aspects of market
partnerships including but not limited to grants, MoUs and contracts.
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 programme’s Results
Measurement team and the Market Section team ensuring all interventions are
adequately and extensively researched, reported and monitored.
Oversee spending on interventions within the
market section ensuring the meet agreed standards and also exhibit the DFID
value for money policy

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree
or similar qualification in Business, Economics, Development Studies,
Agribusiness or Finance.
At least three years of experience in
implementing and managing projects or running a business;
Previous experience in investment analysis and
planning, project management or operations management is a definite advantage.
Previous supervisory/ managerial
responsibilities within a busy team;
Experience in business strategy development with
a focus in the agricultural sector;
Experience reviewing and writing reports; as
well as managing consultants
Experience in the development of surveys and
data collection instruments and Data analysis experience using Microsoft Excel
or other data analysis tools; and ability to analyze and make sense of large
volumes of data is essential
Previous experience using the Making Markets
Work for the poor (M4P) approach would be a definite advantage;
Knowledge of the institutions and organisations
and/or businesses that provide services to the agricultural sector in Uganda
and especially Northern Uganda;
We especially welcome individuals from a private
sector background, or those who have experience in agribusiness
consulting,  or experience in providing
business development services for Medium and large companies. 
Personal Competencies:
Communication: Confidently delivers
tailored messages to various audiences using various media   and tools. Asks insightful questions,
validates the speaker’s feelings and points, and encourages the speaker; leaves
the speaker feeling ‘heard’. Reports concisely and proactively with
observations, analysis, and implications of the observations on project work
and has the ability to present such findings to a variety of stakeholders in a
concise and effective manner.
Relationship Builder: Quickly develops
trusting relationships with others; proactively assesses and manages trust with
others. Maintains industry, government and corporate networks and consistently
forges new business relationships to fit strategic priorities. Identifies
shared goals and develops effective strategies around those goals; follows-up
on connections to catalyze positive relationships. Demonstrates neutrality and
helps parties come to creative agreements and solutions, while keeping
ownership with the parties.
Business Person: Understands the
idea of the marketing mix (the 5 ‘P’s); can gather market info and give advice
on marketing strategy; Advises on building and keeping good customer relations.
Keeps records in more complex business environments; Advises on basic finances;
Identifies and considers the financial risks of decisions; considers the
economic value for the markets before making financial decisions. Delivers
training workshops; Advises on selecting and recruiting staff; appreciates the
importance of incentives for performance
Coach: Regularly engages with market
actors and stakeholders to uncover and identify specific needs; builds desire
in the coachee to address the needs. Offers specific, constructive feedback to
others; leaves the coachee feeling empowered to improve; actively seeks out
feedback to improve; uses feedback in reviewing intervention strategies.
Creates buy-in from the coachee to improve; helps develop action plans;
provides support, while ensure coachee ownership over the process
Innovator: Tests out new ideas on an
ongoing basis; failure encourages greater future effort; often demonstrates
creative thinking; uses innovative approaches in the execution of work;
actively searches for solutions beyond traditional boundaries. Makes time to
reflect and codify learning; seeks out sources of learning; regularly adjusts
actions based on comparing expected results against actual results; makes
informed decisions based on lessons learnt from other interventions within the
sector.  Proactively shares both successful
and unsuccessful endeavours; actively identifies issues that may hinder
effective collaborations and devises means of minimizing these; takes a
leadership role in a team
Political Economist: Critically
analyses institutions using a visual model, objectively allocating roles and
functions. Can prescribe an agenda to improve the institutional arrangements
for the benefit of poor people. Rigorously analyses the way power and politics
affects markets and poverty; can model the power relations; and can prescribe
improvements for the benefit of poor people. 
Collects and arranges complex evidence within an Excel workbook;
cost-benefit analysis of economic options; prescription and argument for
pro-poor improvements in markets.
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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