Market Manager NGO Jobs – Palladium


Job Title:    Market Manager

Organization:  Palladium

Duty Station:  Uganda


About US:

Palladium is a
global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the
intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with
foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil
society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting
social, environmental and financial benefits.


About NU-TEC MD Project:

NU-TEC MD is a five
year FCDO funded programme that aims to increase the incomes and climate
resilience of poor-men and women in northern Uganda (NU) 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. 
Palladium manages the programme on behalf of FCDO.


Job Summary:  The Market Manager will have the overall responsibility
of providing strategic guidance and management for the programme’ market groups
by managing all the programme interventions within the market section and
overseeing both the strategic and administrative elements of the interventions.
S/he will also be required to establish and manage relationships with potential
partners and stakeholders in the various interventions within the market
sector. The Market Manager will identify and design potential interventions for
the programme and develop strategies for implementing these interventions. S/he
will be responsible for ensuring strong linkages between the market sector and
the Results Measurement team of the programme. This position is based in Gulu
with frequent travels to the field and to Kampala. The NU-TEC staff work as an
integrated team.  The Market Manager will
be expected to contribute to other aspects of the programme.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

overall strategic direction for the market sector and all interventions within
the sector; monitoring and quality assuring all intervention guides and
resulting outputs.

new markets or market actors with the aim of contributing to the overall
programme strategy; liaise with programme senior management team on potential
markets and design effective implementation strategies for approved market
interventions ensuring that they meet all donor and programme requirements.

and establish strategic partnerships within the market and play a lead role in
managing all established partnerships. This will include approaching firms or
other market actors and brokering deals.

Lead on
determining the commercial viability of new product areas within new market
actors; identify the strategic partnerships between NU-TEC MD and these potential
market actors.

the development of final market opportunity reports as well as all other
weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports within the market sector.

the stakeholder analysis of the selected market systems as well as identifying
and contacting potential agents of change.

the implementation of all market intervention ensuring that initiative is taken
within each intervention and setting work plans for the interventions.

sustained reporting on all intervention activities, progress reports, on and
off field feedback and lessons learnt from each intervention.

key policy areas for each intervention and establish appropriate partnerships
and contacts aimed at driving the policy amendment process where applicable.

all administrative aspects of Market partnerships including but not limited to
grants, MoUs and contracts.

the outputs of all members of the market section team ensuring optimum
performance of all members of the team.

and maintain processes and systems which ensure strong continued linkages
between the programme’s Results Measurement team and the Market Section team
ensuring all interventions are adequately and extensively researched, reported
and monitored.

spending on interventions within the market section ensuring they meet agreed
standards and also exhibit the FCDO value for money policy.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Masters’ degree or similar qualification in Business,
Economics or Development Studies.

minimum of three years of experience in implementing and managing projects with
at least one year spent on the field on market research community projects:

At least
2 years’ experience leading a busy team and coordinating across teams.

in business strategy development with focus on agricultural value chain

in the development of surveys and data collection instruments for monitoring

data analysis experience using Microsoft Excel or any other data analysis tool.

experience using the market for the poor (M4P) approach would be of great

of the institutions and organizations and/or businesses that provide services
to the agricultural sector in Uganda and at the State level;



ability to work within a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

communications skills.

passion for the international development sector.

relationship builder.

analytical and writing skills.

a coach and political economist.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: Thursday 31st December 2020.


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