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Kamwenge, Uganda



April 2, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

GOAL is an international humanitarian response agency established in Ireland over 40 years ago.


Job Title

Market Systems Officer job at GOAL

Job Description

GOAL is currently seeking to hire an experienced, qualified and business minded Market
Systems Officer to join our team in Kamwenge under the Young Africa Works Markets for Youth Programme. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an extremely dynamic International NGO and to apply your skills in implementing a youth inclusive programme. If you have worked directly with agribusinesses/MSMEs, are familiar with and have experience in market systems development and private sector engagement approaches and have worked with programs promoting youth and other vulnerable groups (women, refugees and persons with disabilities) participation in livelihoods and market systems context within Uganda and internationally, then this role is perfect for you!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the Technical Specialists and local partners, plan, implement and monitor market system development activities within the district.

  • Support private sector actors to design, test, and deliver a wide range of appropriate services that increase youth employment and self-employment within the agricultural market system.

  • Assist in developing capacity building materials for business, technical and financial capacities as well as participate in capacity building sessions.

  • Help execute related field activities to ensure that the programme results are achieved to the highest standard, and that project deliverables are completed as planned.

  • Support mobilization and engagement of targeted youth to fully participate in the programme for sustainability.

  • Support partner to identify small business activities for seed support through basic improvements or inputs.

  • Identify value-addition opportunities that strengthen economic opportunities, for young women and rural youth, in the livestock and agriculture sectors.


  • Establish and maintain good coordination and working relationships with sub-county and district leadership and local government departments, representing GOAL in district coordination meetings, and soliciting their participation in all activities where appropriate and as directed by the line manager.

  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with relevant stakeholders such as local government departments, NGO’s and local authorities, as appropriate and advised by the line manager.

  • Participate in the planning of learning and review meetings that bring private and public sector entities together to collectively review and discuss technology developments and innovation.

Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Work closely with the district monitoring and evaluation team to capture the required data for measuring output and impact of the programme.

  • Ensure accurate and timely flow of information from the field and entry in the program PSA tracker and CommCare database and for preparation of communication materials.

  • Prepare and submit timely weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports that will be indicative of program progress during implementation. Respond to queries if and when necessary.

  • Maintain proper filing system in regard to market development activities of the program.

Representation and Coordination

  • The MSO is expected to be the focal person for all coordination, partnership and related activities with local level private sector services providers, and related stakeholders within the district of jurisdiction.

  • Liaise with local government ocials, local NGOs and civil society organizations, and other notables to ensure support for and acceptance of Markets for Youth market-based interventions.

  • Maintain close working relationships with development organizations, and local partners, including representing the programme at district coordination meetings as assigned.

  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to GOAL Uganda and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

General terms and conditions

Code of Conduct and Accountability within GOAL

  • GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has values and behaviours framework which defines our code of conduct. Any candidate oered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability.

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.

  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.

  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL sta or partner.

Self-paced online courses

Qualifications and Competencies

Essential Criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree preferably in Agricultural Sciences, Animal Husbandry, Development Economics, Rural Development or Business Management.

  • Background in business, with a minimum of 3 years practical experience in the private sector.

  • Experience with market facilitation, supporting systemic change and promoting supporting services indirectly, is preferred

  • Knowledge and experience in business financing for SME’s.

  • Highly motivated and motivating individual who can lead SME’s from both the front and behind (depending on the situation).

  • Partnership management skills and knowledge.

  • Knowledge of the agricultural sectors highly desirable.

  • Must be able to ride a motorcycle with a valid riding permit.

  • Fluency in the local language.


  • Some practical experience in working with both very small and medium sized companies in a development setting.

  • Strong writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.

  • Proven financial management skills.

  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of o ce applications.

  • Willingness to spend more time in the field and work closely with program target groups.

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How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at least 3 reference contacts (current or former Line Manager) from the last three employers and daytime contact number to; indicating the title “Market Systems Officer


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