Market Systems Officers (8 Job Positions)

 

Market Systems Officer (8 Job Positions)

 

GOAL is currently
seeking to hire eight (8) experienced, qualified and business minded Market
Systems Officers
to join our team in Lira, Moroto, Kasese and Hoima in
Under the Young Africa Works Markets for Youth Programme. This is an exciting
opportunity for you to join an extremely dynamic International NGO and to apply
your skills in implementing a youth inclusive programme. If you have worked
directly with agribusinesses/MSMEs, are familiar with and have experience in
market systems development and private sector engagement approaches, and have
worked with programs promoting youth and other vulnerable groups (women,
refugees and persons with disabilities) participation in livelihoods and market
systems context within Uganda and internationally, then this role is perfect
for you!

 

Key Responsibilities:

Planning,
developing and implementing market development activities

·        
In
coordination with the Technical Specialists and local partners, plan, implement
and monitor market system development activities. This will include developing
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
small business activities for seed support through basic improvements or
inputs;

·        
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;

Collaboration/Networking

·        
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 the planning of learning and review meetings 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
incentives;

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

Representation and
Coordination

·        
The MSO
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 the programme 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.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: To be successful in this role, you will
need:

·        
A
bachelor’s degree in business, economic development, agricultural sciences or
other relevant

·        
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 setting,

·        
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.

·        
Willingness
to spend more time in the field and work closely with program target groups

 

GOAL

Established in 1977,
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400
personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable
communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable
countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development
programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to
focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and
sustainable livelihoods.

 

General description of the country programme:

GOAL has a Staff
Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to
ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation.
GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any
information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired
in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority,
except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL
will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject
to a range of background checks. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.

 

How to Apply:

Interested
applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email
with at least 4 reference contacts (3 from the last three employers, and 1
character reference), please attach a copy of the riding permit,  and daytime contact number to; The Human
Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda: recruitment@ug.goal.ie  indicating the title ‘Market Systems Officer’
in the subject line by 21st  November
2020.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.

 

Deadline: 21st November 2020

 

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