2 Market Development Officer NGO Job Vacancies – GOAL International

Organisation: GOAL
Duty Station: Kaabong
and Agago, Uganda
Reports to: Programme
About US:
GOAL International
is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1977 and works
to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the
vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL currently works in
16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.
GOAL leads a
Consortium with Mercy Corps, VSO and Restless Development to implement the
Driving Youth-led New Agribusiness and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC) program in
partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. DYNAMIC is a five-year program
(2015-2020) that aims to increase the employment, self-employment, income and
resilience of youth aged 15-24 by promoting effective and efficient
agricultural market systems for and with youth.
Job Summary:  The Market Development Officer will implement all aspects of the
market systems development component of the district. She/he will be required
to apply a wide variety of market development tools and approaches in order to
catalyze innovative services and facilitate linkages between market actors in
the assigned programme area. The Market Development Officer will work directly
with the Market Development and Financial Services Advisors who, in
collaboration with the Program Managers will determine technical strategy and
work objectives for the Market Development Officers. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Planning, developing and implementing market
development activities
  • With support from the Programme Manager
    and sector-focused Technical Specialists, participate in assessments in
    the target geographic areas to assess current situation, economic
    opportunities and resources, needs and potential programs as well as
    obstacles that could be mitigated through DYNAMIC’s engagement with public
    and private sector actors. Such assessments shall include but are not
    limited to rapid market assessments, a local competitiveness assessment,
    sector selection, value chain analysis and development, market development
    approaches and business support capacity needs to the stakeholders of the
    programme including relevant government agencies and other key
  • Introduce the program to relevant
    stakeholders including local business owners, local representatives and
    community members. Foster ongoing positive cooperation with these
    stakeholders and forge links between market actors, producers, end users,
  • In coordination with the Technical
    Specialists and local partners, plan, implement and monitor market system
    development activities for youth job creation. This will include exploring
    partnerships with private sector actors to design, test, and deliver a
    wide range of appropriate services that increase youth employment and
    self-employment within the agricultural market system.
  • Assist in developing capacity building
    materials for business, technical and financial capacities as well as
    participate in capacity building sessions.
  • Help execute related field activities to
    ensure that the programme results are achieved to the highest standard,
    and that project deliverables are completed as planned.
  • Mobilize targeted youth to fully
    participate in the programme for sustainability.
  • Identify value-addition opportunities
    that strengthen economic opportunities, especially for young women and
    rural youth, in the livestock and agriculture sectors as identified by
    local and national government as well as independent market studies and
    needs assessments.
  • Establish and maintain good coordination
    and working relationships with sub-county and district leaders and local
    government departments, representing GOAL in coordination meetings and
    soliciting their participation in all activities where appropriate and as
    directed by the line manager.
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of
    information with relevant stakeholders such as local government
    departments, NGO’s and local authorities, as appropriate and advised by
    the line manager.
  • Participate in shared Learning Dialogue
    series that are thematically focused
  • Participate in the planning of learning
    events, exhibits, workshops that bring private and public sector entities
    together to collectively review and discuss technology developments and
    innovation and to examine private sector approaches to household and
    community challenges that can be incubated through public sector
Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Work closely with the monitoring and
    evaluation staff to capture the required data for measuring output and
    impact of the programme; and to ensure accurate and timely flow of
    information from the field for entry in the database and for preparation
    of communication materials
  • Prepare and submit timely weekly,
    monthly, and quarterly reports that will be indicative of program progress
    during implementation. Respond to queries if and when necessary.
  • Maintain proper filling system in regard
    to market development activities of the program
  • Where needed, support external
    evaluations by MasterCard’s research partner ODI.
Organizational Learning: As part of GOAL Uganda’s commitment to
organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning
organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities
they serve – we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning
activities that benefit the DYNAMIC programme as well as themselves.
Representation and Coordination
  • The MDO is expected to be the focal person
    for all coordination, partnership and related activities with local level
    private sector services providers, and related stakeholders.
  • Liaise with local government officials,
    local NGOs and civil society organizations, and other notables to ensure
    support for and acceptance of DYNAMIC’s market based programs.
  • Maintain close working relationships
    with development organizations, and local partners, including representing
    DYNAMIC at local coordination meetings as assigned.
  • Conduct himself/herself both
    professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to GOAL
    Uganda and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
  • DYNAMIC team members are expected to
    support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to direct
    programme participants, engaging them as equal partners in the design,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our field activities.
  • Perform any other related duties

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the GOAL
    International Market Development Officer job placement must hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in business, economic development or other relevant field
  • Background in business, with a minimum
    of 3 years practical experience in the private sector
  • Experience with market facilitation,
    supporting systemic change and promoting supporting services indirectly,
    is preferred Knowledge and experience in business financing for SME’s
  • Highly motivated and motivating
    individual who can lead SME’s from both the front and behind (depending on
    the situation)
  • Knowledge of the agricultural sectors
    highly desirable
  • Some practical experience in working
    with both very small, small and medium sized companies in a development
  • Strong writing, communication,
    organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent (English) verbal and written
    communication skills with proven financial management skills.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full
    knowledge of office applications
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit
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 on the email: recruitment@ug.goal.ie. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH
CERTIFICATES, indicate the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: 5th April 2019
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