Market Systems Development Manager

at Mercy Corps
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 4, 2021
Category Management
Currency UGX


Market Systems Development Manager (Re-advertised), Moroto, Uganda

Strategy & Vision

Develop the strategy for and subsequently implement innovative actions for market systems development, both in building the capacity of local business actors, crowding in additional actors, and ensuring an enabling environment for pro-poor business growth in Karamoja
Actively advance Mercy Corp's connections to market actors at local, regional and national level, seeking avenues for partnership, collaboration and coordination of activities.
Provide strategic and technical MSD leadership across the consortium, in further developing and refining the project strategy; provide guidance for the program leadership, team members and partners on implementation of the MSD related intervention strategies;

At least 5 years of practical field experience managing related market system projects; preferably in Northern Uganda
BA/S or equivalent in economics, agri-business, rural development and a relevant field; an advanced degree is preferred
5-7 years agriculture/livelihoods program implementation and management experience in a market-based approaches
Demonstrated strong theoretical and applied knowledge of livelihood and market systems development programming and familiarity designing assessments
Previous experience of working in insecure environments and applying market based approaches in fragile contexts (ideally including experience in an emergency response).
Strong writing and report development skills