Senior Market Systems Expert NGO Careers – TechnoServe (TNS)

Job Title:      Senior Market Systems Expert
Organization: TechnoServe
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
TechnoServe (TNS) is an
international non-profit international development organization founded in
1968. Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women break the cycle of
poverty by building businesses that create jobs, income, and economic opportunities
for their families, their communities, and their countries.
About Program:
A donor is planning a new £50
million – £70 million, 7-year flagship program. The program aims to contribute
to the economic transformation needed to create more and better jobs, set
countries on a trajectory out of poverty, and create social stability. The
program will support increased foreign direct investment (FDI) into
manufacturing to boost productivity by introducing new technology and
management capabilities, and increase the capabilities of the workforce and
diffuse these improvements into the wider economy. Anticipated focus sectors
include textiles/apparel, construction, pharma, light vehicle/machinery
assembly, logistics and packaging, and agri-processing. A Transaction
Facilitation Services component will identify and support investments with the
highest additionality and development impact. A Technical Assistance (TA)
component will address constraints faced by specific foreign investors to
facilitate new or expand existing investments. It will also support the
development of backward linkages to domestic firms and strengthening of firm
capacity for participation in the supply chain. TA will be provided to
government and private sector/private sector-related organizations in line with
market systems principles.
Job Summary:  The Senior Market Systems for the
Poor/Sector/Value Chains Expert will work with the Junior Market Systems Expert
to provide TA to government and the private sector to support additional FDI in
manufacturing sectors. Using market systems principles and rooted in a strong
understanding of political economy issues, they will provide TA to address
investment-specific constraints faced by foreign investors, facilitate market
linkages to FDI investors (both backward linkages to domestic firms and
upstream linkages with new buyers), and strengthen local firms’ capacity to
participate in the investor supply chain.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Senior Market Systems must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in a relevant field. Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.
  • A
    minimum of ten years of experience working in a particular market sector
    or subsector to develop the sector by identifying barriers, developing
    value chains (supply based and customer), improving exports and product
    standards, productivity and skills issues.
  • Extensive
    knowledge of global trends in the sector.
  • Preferred
    to have experience in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Preferred
    to have experience in sectors related to the project (e.g.
    textiles/apparel, construction, pharma, light vehicle/machinery assembly,
    logistics and packaging, and agri-processing).
  • Strongly
    preferred to have experience delivering technical assistance in a way that
    aligns with market systems principles and is systemic, adaptive, grounded
    in political economy analysis and aware of incentives.
  • Comfort
    and experience working in a fast-paced, multicultural environment.
  • An
    effective decision maker and problem solver, able to analyze situations,
    diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate
    alternative courses of action, and produce a logical, practical and
    acceptable solution.
  • Proven
    ability to communicate complex technical information to diverse
  • Experience
    in business planning and analysis, modeling for feasibility and execution.
  • Able
    to analyze and express ideas clearly in business writing.
  • Carries
    out tasks with integrity and honesty.
  • Preferred
    to have experience managing staff. Exhibits emotional intelligence, an
    ability to delegate, strategic thinking, support for the development of
    staff skills, and experience providing coaching and feedback.
  • Fluent
    in English.
How to Apply:
All applicants should apply
online at the link below to complete a short application and upload your resume
and cover letter.
Deadline: 6th April 2018
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