Intervention Manager Employment Opportunity – Palladium

Job
Title:    Intervention Manager
Organisation: Palladium
Project
Name:
Northern Uganda: Transforming the Economy through Climate Smart
Agriculture (NU-TEC)
Duty
Station:
Kampala, 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 NU-TEC 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 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.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Carry out research into relevant market systems
and trends to identify opportunities for interventions
·        
Render support in stakeholder analysis selected
commodity chains also identify and establish contact with potential agents of
change
·        
Work closely with the Results Measurement (RM)
team on the development of appropriately tailored research tools and methods
for the collection and collation of relevant intervention information from the
field
·        
Conduct regular field visits to ensure proper
implementation of activities.
·        
Assist in collecting baseline data related to
interventions targeted for study or implementation by the project.
·        
Formulate strategies to develop inputs markets in
the selected commodity chains/rural markets and seek opportunities to work as
per sector strategy.
·        
Identify intervention activities and ensure the
appropriate communication of clear intervention guidelines, expected outcomes,
timeframe and workplan to all relevant parties
·        
Support the Market Manager in the development of
relevant grant agreements, MoUs, ToRs and any other administrative requirement
for the interventions
·        
Work in liaison with RM to design appropriate
tools for monitoring the progress of interventions within the various market
sectors. Also liaise with the RM on the conduct of impact assessments for
ongoing programme interventions
·        
Refine and adapt the selected intervention
strategies in light of participant and stakeholder requests and changing needs,
within the overall program:
·        
Develop intervention strategies and implementation
procedures in a participatory manner with key stakeholders.
·        
Identify priority areas for interventions that
will change as opportunities pass or are realized and new ones emerge.
·        
Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and
annual reports on programme interventions including impact assessment reports.
Also provide relevant ongoing intervention activity feedback including formal
and informal feedback from the field.
·        
Represent the programme in selected markets,
displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions
with partners, other members of the programme, and with public.
·        
Understand how the political economy impacts rural
markets, and how changes in the functioning of markets may impact the political
economy.
·        
Participate in facilitating and managing the work
of partners/co-facilitators/service providers of programme and ensure value for
money for the tasks given.
·        
Assist in establishing contacts with national and
regional institutions, stakeholders and participants that would contribute to
the successful implementation of market activities.
·        
Support the Results Measurement staff in
implementing the project RM system, particularly as it pertains to the markets,
systemic change, and gender disaggregated impacts on the poor, as well as other
social development issues:
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in Business, Economics or Agriculture, Development Studies or other
related field with three years relevant experience or BS degree in Business,
Economics or Agriculture, Development Studies or other related field with at
least five  years relevant experience.
·        
Relevant work experience should include activities
related to agricultural commodities and rural development, with some experience
working with the private sector and confirmed knowledge of the institutions and
organizations that provide services to the agricultural sector in Uganda.
·        
Previous experience in developing simple business
plans.
·        
Significant experience in writing reports; ability
to influence a range of people including client organisations, government
agencies and other key stakeholders by building constructive relationships
through clear communication and generate effective discussion and mutual
support for plans and ideas.
·        
Strong project management expertise, exposure to
implementing technical assistance projects, and ability to bring together
sector stakeholders would be advantageous.
·        
Ability to speak Langi or Acholi is desirable.
·        
Proven ability to work within a fast-paced and
dynamic environment;
·        
Excellent communications skills;
·        
A passion for the international development sector.
·        
Candidates who are eligible to work within Uganda
are strongly preferred.
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.

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