Uganda: Expert for WASH and Livelihoods

Organization: Welthungerhilfe
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 21 Dec 2016

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Uganda: Market Systems Manager

Organization: Habitat for Humanity
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 16 Jan 2017

Are you a market development professional who wants to positively impact the lives of low-income families in Uganda? Do you take a dynamic and innovative approach to your work? We have an exciting opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity Uganda, part of a renown international non-profit organization, that will facilitate the development of affordable housing products for low-income populations in Uganda.

With an average household income of $65 a month it is not surprising that over two-thirds of Ugandans live in substandard housing. The reality is clear – the lack of quality housing compromises people’s health and development opportunities and perpetuates poverty. To truly impact the housing challenges, we recognize the need to work with market actors to develop housing microfinance products and services that serve middle- to low-income populations in order to assist more families in securing a decent place to call home.

JOB TITLE: Market Systems Manager
JOB LOCATION: Kampala, Uganda (candidates must be currently eligible to work in Uganda)

Reporting directly to the National Director and working with a global team of market systems development colleagues, the Market Systems Manager will lead and advance the market development initiatives of Habitat for Humanity Uganda. This position is part of a larger, global initiative sponsored by the Ron Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter.

ABOUT THE TERWILLIGER CENTER FOR INNOVATION IN SHELTER: The Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter works with housing market systems by supporting local firms and expanding innovative and client-responsive services, products and financing so that households can improve their shelter more effectively and efficiently. Acting as a market facilitator through the Terwilliger Center, Habitat for Humanity will have exponentially more impact by improving systems that make better housing possible for millions more families, most of whom build their homes in stages. The Terwilliger Center’s approach stays true to Habitat for Humanity’s original principles of self-help and sustainability by focusing on improving systems that enable families to achieve affordable shelter without needing ongoing direct support.


  • Convene regular ‘Housing Market Forms’ that bring together market actors in key sectors that influence housing in Uganda.
  • Work to facilitate solutions by leading firms / clients to bring about and put in place market based solutions.
  • Actively identify the challenges and opportunities that are present within the affordable housing sector to support low and very low income populations.
  • Produce and publish these challenges in relevant forms for debate and scrutiny.
  • Seek out and pursue new business opportunities to intervene in different components of the housing market system through direct contacts, and prepare project proposals, including establishing project teams and consortia.
  • Lead the design of a portfolio of projects related to housing market systems for Habitat for Humanity Uganda, which includes:
  • Map the local housing market and conduct interviews with:
  • Key private sector actors in the local housing market, identifying who they are, their functions, and operational challenges.
  • The supporters and support services in the housing market, identifying any gap currently existing in service provision.
  • Public sector organizations, examining the regulatory and policy framework that affects the affordable housing market.
  • Analyze qualitative data and write up results for program design
  • Develop and maintain networks of local housing consultants and associates with skills in housing, private sector development, and monitoring and evaluation, and build partnerships with like-minded organizations with complementary skills and interests.
  • Manage the budget and reporting required for housing market development work by Habitat for Humanity’s national organization.
  • Engage with Habitat for Humanity’s market systems practitioners and mentors through webinars, peer to peer networking events and learning forums, e-discussions, delivery of case studies; and through online interaction, develop and maintain links for potential collaboration.


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, business administration, international development or related field
  • 5+ years professional experience applying market systems development approaches for international development programs or as part of a consulting firm.
  • Demonstrated ‘Client / Service’ orientation with commitment to quality.
  • Demonstrated interest in the role of private sector actors, the functioning of markets and the opportunities for inclusive economic growth in Uganda.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, such as a proven ability to deal with staff, collaborators and partners from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Outstanding written and verbal English communication skills – in particular the ability to write clearly, succinctly and engagingly about technical subjects.
  • Facilitation skills, being able to articulate the participation of diverse market actors in a meaningful way.
  • Excellent computer and information and communication technology skills.
  • Ability and aspiration to learn fast, be challenged, and be effective working as a team and autonomously.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% to project locations around the country of operations and regionally.
  • Must be currently eligible to work in Uganda.


  • Master’s degree.
  • Knowledge of affordable housing and the challenges inherent in Uganda and/or professional experience working in the housing sector.

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Uganda: Learning and Information Officer-1 Vacancy (Location To Be Determined; Moroto/Nakapiripirit) Open to Ugandan Nationals Only

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 15 Dec 2016


Mercy Corps implements high-quality, analytical development work in very difficult places. We have been operating in Uganda since 2006 and currently implement development programs in the Acholi and Karamoja sub-regions of Uganda with funding from USAID, EC, SDC, and USDA. We were recently awarded a market-development focused 5-year USAID/Food for Peace-funded program working in the northern half of Karamoja. The project, called the Northern Karamoja Growth, Health and Governance (GHG) program, aims to support the immediate needs of program beneficiaries while promoting long-term development by spurring systemic improvements in key economic sectors of northern Karamoja. We are in search of an inquisitive individual to support project staff in Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts in using a market facilitation approach, conducting research and gathering and analyzing data to deliver top notch results. It is an opportunity for sharp thinkers looking for a serious challenge.


The primary focuses of the Learning and Information Officer (LIO) will be to support staff in using a facilitative approach, build data gathering and analytical tools, maintain a set of data on results and behavior change, and conduct research into specific areas of data need. The LIO will ask staff tough questions on their approach, forcing them to consider whether or not their approaches maximize leverage and lead to behavior changes that catalyze systemic changes that grow and last beyond the project’s direct intervention. S/he will hold staff accountable for gathering data and keep a system where it is easily accessible when needed. The LIO will also develop and support processes for integrating that information into program design (and re-design). S/he will work with teams to identify critical knowledge gaps and carry out targeted research on those areas, engaging external assistance, when necessary.


Market Facilitation Support:

§ Coach program staff in use of market facilitation techniques;

§ Find, organize and share market facilitation resources with program staff;

§ Challenge program staff to think critically about strategy decisions and reflect on what they are observing.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

§ Create a dynamic program environment that promotes inquiry;

§ Develop tools to simplify data gathering and reporting and ensure teams gather and report necessary data, including maintaining Podio entries for mapping progress with partners;

§ Support program staff in monitoring and evaluating the progress and impact of work including setting and measuring benchmarks along results chains;

§ Development and maintain a central database to track all IPTT-required project information, and provide to Chief of Party, on request

§ Prepare data analyses to be used in quarterly strategic reviews, annual reports, and a midterm evaluation.


§ Conduct research projects on specific subjects critical to team success and recommend hiring of external support, where necessary;

§ Where needed, support external evaluations by research partner Feinstein International Center and other organizations;

Communication and Publication:

§ Contribute data, analysis and write-ups to regular organizational publications and reports;

§ Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Communication Manager to develop publishable communication material about GHG;

§ Author occasional papers for wider distribution;


§ Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;

§ Other duties as assigned.


· A degree in Statistics, Economics, Quantitative economics. Post graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage

· At least 3 years of related professional experience

· Demonstrable quantitative skills, including familiarity with database management and analysis

· Superior writing and analytical skills

· Proven skills in networking, assessing information needs and developing appropriate tools

· Excellent reporting, communication and representation skills

· Knowledge of Uganda’s economy and business environment, particularly in the context of rural development and Karamoja.

· A sense of humor on par with one’s level of curiosity.

· Knowledge of Ngakarimojong language is an asset

How to apply:

Applications: Submit your application through email to addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda. Include a cover letter clearly stating your salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates. Deadline for Submission: Close of business on Thursday, 15th December, 2016. Subject of email should include the position you are applying for**.** Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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