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Market Development Officer


No. of Vacancies: 01


Jobs Responsibility/Description
  • Provide technical support in identifying market development opportunities, understanding evolving market trends, conducting targeted research on new /potential market channels, and business models;
  • Closely Work with the concerned staff of the project management unit in particular the adaptive livelihood expert to formulate and design the market development plan and ensure effective implementation of the plan;
  • Support and review the ongoing market development activities as per GCF?s Annual plan and preparing the implementation plan by coordinating with respective department for implementation;
  • Generate ideas on livelihood options, training components, etc. based on the market survey findings and skills in demand in the market;
  • Identifies relevant market actors, assesses end markets, develops value chain maps, identifies constraints, market-based solutions, and incentives to integrate project?s livelihood interventions into value chains and commercial distribution networks;
  • Enable the team to work together so that livelihoods options, value chains, and marketing programs are integrated and provide synergy;
  • Support and assist market development interests at relevant meetings, events, and within resource mobilization or donor-specific peer networks, as it relates to project?s funding streams;
  • Enhance the capacity of project staff to mainstream entrepreneurship and value chain initiatives to inter-sectoral integration and liaise with stakeholders;
  • Develops technical knowledge, capacity and competency of project staff, partner and community leaders;
  • Prepares intervention budgets and monitors operations throughout the project period to ensure adherence to budgetary controls;
  • Support internal and external collaboration and learning to improve and adapt program design;
  • Take part in process documentation, collection and compilation of required information from the entrepreneurs and stakeholders preparing regular report;
  • Prepare regular report (interim, final, donor report and others) and documentation;
  • Ensures the smooth running of activities (objectives achievement, adherence to schedules, etc.), respect and follow the deadline for plans activities.
  • Provides spot coach for capacitating on facilitation, mobilization, leadership, conflict management, result based management and communication skills;
  • Create learning environment among team members through sharing sessions;
  • Maintain close working relationship with the partners, value chain actors, appropriate stakeholders in the government and other relevant stakeholders for smooth delivery of the project;
  • Conduct regular intensive field visit to troubleshoot field problems, monitor project activity progress, and collect data to measure the changes in the different level of the project;
  • Prepare progress reports on a periodic basis and on case to case basis as per requirement of the project and ensure quality documentation;
  • Develop training modules and facilitate different training sessions as need of the program;
  • Any other specific area of responsibilities assigned by the project management;
Educaional Qualification
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Development Studies or any other relevant field;
Jobs Experience
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in market development related projects preferably with a national/international NGO;
  • Experience in preparation of program budget, expenditure analysis and progress monitoring reports;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with and coordinate activities of multiple partners, including field-based staff and work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Formulate new promotional activities and guiding in brand promotional campaigns;
  • Experience working with NGOs and knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage;
  • Experience of UN/UNDP funded project is desirable;
Additional Requirements
  • Demonstrated high moral integrity by modeling the UN?s values and ethical standards, impartiality and discretion and proven capacity of initiative, discretion and autonomy;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategy of UNDP;
  • Displays respect to diversity and cultural, gender, religious, race, nationality and age sensitivity;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds; positively to feedback, timely responses queries;
  • Experience in budget management, good problem-solving skills;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with donors, project stakeholders, partners and staff at all levels of the organization;
  • Helps colleagues work effectively with clients in different contexts and from diverse backgrounds and country situations;
  • Adapts own approach and style when interacting with clients, as opposed to requiring them to adapt;
  • Draws upon international best practice in exploring solutions with clients;
  • Confirms the clients? understanding and agreement before progressing;
  • Work experience in emergency response with partnership mechanism is an added advantage;
  • Draws on own and others? multi-country experience to identify viable courses of action when conducting analyses;
  • Helps internal and external clients achieve quality results beyond presenting problems and precedent;
  • Highlights possible solutions for project issues based on relevant multi-country and/or multi-client experience;
  • Regularly contributes insights and experiences to colleagues in the Division to help them achieve quality results;
  • Overcomes unexpected difficulties and challenges to produce desired outcomes;
  • Ability to supports work improvement and/or organizational change by work and deed;
  • Develops and adopts change plans to support Division initiatives on which one works;
  • Considers current and future client needs in proposing ideas;
  • Vocalizes early support for change;
  • Recommends inputs to new policies, systems and processes in immediate work area;
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office;
  • In-depth knowledge on development issues;
  • Checks the audience?s level of understanding and awareness of required follow up actions;
  • Knowledge products endorsed for wider distribution based on lessons and multi-country experience;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
  • Adaptation and application of knowledge;
Other Benefits
  • As per org. policy

Application Deadline: 06 Apr, 2020 Deadline Expired

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