5 World Vision Jobs – Market Facilitators

Job Title:        
Market Facilitators (5 Vacancies)
Organisation: World Vision Uganda
Reports
to:             
Project Manager
Project:                    Long
term investment for food and economic empowerment in Uganda – LIFE Uganda
Duty
stations:        
Kamwenge, Kiboga, Mpigi, Nakasongola and Amuria, Uganda
About
WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief,
Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with
children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We
currently work in over 40 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the
protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not
suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the
successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal
record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its
fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job
Summary:
The Market Facilitator will
coordinate an
d implement objectives of the LIFE project
within the selected ADP areas in collaboration with partners and to ensure the
Community Development Assistants achieve results according to the requirements
of the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Project Implementation: 
·       
Ensure that LIFE project
activities are integrated or synchronized with ongoing ADP interventions so as
to ensure sustainability and avoid duplication.
·       
Supervise and monitor
ongoing LIFE activities.
·       
Conducting participatory
Value Chain Analysis and development with producers and stakeholders.
·       
Ensure quality in the roll
out of the Savings group (VSLA) model
·       
Ensure tracking of VSLA
group performance through the SAVIX MIS system in collaboration with the
national office MIS officer
·       
Creatively promote quality
seed multiplication sites in the communities through enhanced partnerships and
macro propagation especially for bananas
2. Capacity building and Training
  • Mobilization of
    producers into groups and conducting trainings to build capacities on;
    group management, financial literacy, basic market skills, value chain
    innovation, NRM and production skills.  
  • Provide
    mentoring and coaching to producers and producer groups to build local
    capacity for understanding and connecting with markets.
  • Identify
    technical experts for unfilled capacity gaps in the community groups such
    as farmer field schools.
3. Market Information and Marketing
Facilitation:
·        
Working with relevant
partners, develop/create market information systems and sensitize producer
groups on how to utilize information to facilitate marketing.
·        
Record value chain networks
and contacts in a way that can be readily backed up, transferred and accessed.
·        
Communicate useful contacts
and opportunities to ADP staffs, local facilitators and with relevant producer
groups.
·        
Communicate market
opportunities and supporting information to WV Staff, local facilitators and
producer groups.
4. Engagement and networking:
  • Identify and
    build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with
    partners and other stakeholders in implementation.
  • Point of contact
    for consultation on issues to do with LIFE Uganda and related issues at
    the ADP level.
  • Identify market
    development opportunities that present through networks and relationships
    with other institutions and organizations and NGOs working in the areas of
    Market Access and development of the targeted crops.
  • Work closely
    with District initiatives through the District production Office on
    constraints of targeted crops and Agricultural initiatives
5. Documentation
  • Effectively
    document all information related to project successes and best practices
    thus sharing it in agriculture magazines or news papers.
  • Create a bank of
    pictures, videos, aired radio programs and most significant change stories
    on the project in the selected ADP
  • Document and
    report initial market assessment findings.
6. Project Management and Coordination: 
  • Oversee, guide
    and provide technical support to Development assistants.
  • Manage and
    coordinate project activity implementation at the ADP.
  • Carry out field
    based review meetings with project staff and local facilitators.
  • Participate in developing
    business plans of activities for LIFE Uganda project based on the detailed
    implementation plan, and mainstreaming such into ADP activities.
  • Track financial
    management and budgets allocated for the project,
  • Carry out both
    activity and outcome monitoring for the project
  • Produce timely,
    accurate, compliant and quality reports to the direct supervisors
  • Support
    processes of project baselines and evaluation with selected consultants
  • Take good care
    of project assets at ADP & cluster office
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Market
    Facilitators should possess degrees in Marketing, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or Agriculture
    with strong experience of value chain development.
  • Three or more years experience
    in market led agriculture, agri-business, value chain development project
    or marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience in
    market assessment, market analysis, market research or closely related
    role.
  • Previous experience in research
    design and implementation experience.
  • Strong experience in
    networking, community mobilization and facilitation.
  • Report writing experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in Monitoring
    and Evaluation of market development projects.
  • Commitment to implementing WV’s
    vision and mission at all levels and in all aspects of the project.
  • Relevant teamwork experience
    and good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work sensitively
    with people from a variety of social backgrounds.
  • Mature Christian, able to stand
    above denominational diversities.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates must send
their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email
to wvujobs@wvi.org.  Please address the application to the People and
Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email
subject line.
NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 30th August,
2013.  
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