Research and Learning Coordinator (Re-advertised)

and Learning Coordinator (Re-advertised)

GOAL is currently
seeking to hire a highly qualified professional to join our Young Africa Works
(YAW) team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a dynamic
International NGO. If you are familiar with working in or with the Private
Sector, in Finance or Agriculture, and have years of experience in managing
data collection and reporting, you are the one we are looking for!

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be successful in
this role, you will need:

Graduate Diploma / MBA in economics, statistics, finance, international
development or related field

At least
seven years of significant experience in market systems, private sector
development, trade, economic growth and/or inclusive business programming in
emerging economies

with projects that use a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) and/or Market
Systems Development.

written and oral communication skills, including experience drafting

interpersonal skills, including the ability to work and build relationships
with team members and partners from diverse backgrounds

strong organizational skills

to prioritize, implement, and deliver high-quality work within tight timelines
and with minimal supervision

collaborating and working with both private and public sectors and academic

demonstrable communication and presentation skills in English (both in written
and spoken)

analytical skills and attention to detail

to travel up to 50% of time from base

nature of the role:
This is a full-time position that will report to the Deputy Program
Director (Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning (DPD-MERL.) The role is designed
to support your colleague’s understanding of agricultural market system, business
development and data analytics. We are seeking a candidate  who aspires to learn quickly and grow with
our  high performing team to deliver
quality research and learning products for national and international level

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

 Your main role will be to coordinate

and execution of Action- Based Research and Learning Agenda.

Presentation and dissemination of research findings; and

and collaboration in research and policy development with external partners and
fora: Thereto you will be responsible for the coordination and development of
research agenda, provide for technical valuations and advice, collaborating and
networking with key actors in the market to engage them in the programme.

You will manage a
team of junior researchers and be supported by short-term and long-term

We are
looking for someone who finds fulfillment in:

Supporting market systems and economic
development differently.
There are
some known good practices in how to promote effective market systems. We like
these new, innovative ways and like to explore them with our partners, to test
them and adapt to local conditions. That requires critical and creative
thinking.  We want someone who is comfortable
challenging him/herself to find unique and context-specific solutions to old

A focus on learning and practical application. We want someone who not only likes to learn
for himself or herself and think outside the box, but has ways to help others
to continuously learn and utilize data. 
You enjoy distilling complex approaches into simple and practical
activities to match on-the-ground realities. 
This means you see good data as a means to an end, to influence
interventions, to influence policy, to change practice and a means to create
more meaningful social impact for all.

Being a market analyst and a research nerd.  We
want someone to join the team who loves primary and qualitative research. You
love finding evidence-based answers to complex problems, and love designing
good interview and focus group discussion guides, and support a team of junior
researchers in interviews, focus group discussions and data analysis.

Strong attention to detail.  We
want someone who is a good proofreader and enjoy editing documents. You are
detail oriented and double and triple check documents and emails before they go
out to ensure that there are no errors. 
This is key to success in this role.

Exceptional and flexible organisor. We want someone who solves problems and
thinks of efficiency. You like to get things done. Your tasks will change as
priorities often shift. You quickly adapt to new realities. We also need
someone willing to take on technical as well as operational and administrative
tasks.  Being willing and able to support
across these functions is critical.

Exceptional writer. Writing is a key aspect of the job.  You will be asked to do research, analyze it
and write up the results.  Being able to
communicate through writing should be a skill that you have been praised for in
the past. 

Being a collaborator. You bring a positive, solutions focused
attitude to work every day. This means that you reflect our values and share
your positivity with your colleagues. You manage and build your team and
collaborate with other colleagues, private sector partners, government
institutions, academic fora.

Most of all you bring a positive, can-do
The YAW team members work
hard and with a lot of energy and commitment; we want our colleagues to share
in our successes and celebrations.


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 driving
permit,  and daytime contact number to;
The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda:  indicating the title ‘Research and Learning
Coordinator’ in the subject line by 10th July 2020.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.

Deadline: 10th July 2020

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