Market Development Officer Job at Self Help Africa (SHA)

at Self Help Africa (SHA)
Location Nakapiripirit, Uganda
Date Posted February 7, 2021
Category Sales and Marketing Jobs in Uganda
Job Type Full-time
Work Hours 8


Deadline of this Job:
05 February 2021

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Nakapiripirit , East Africa


Self Help Africa (SHA) is an International Non-Governmental Organization implementing rural development, sustainable food and livelihoods security programmes in nine countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. SHA’s vision is an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa with a mission to support sustainable livelihoods for Uganda’s smallholder farmers. SHA has been working in Uganda for close to 20 years.
Self Help Africa in partnership with Golden Bees Limited, Swienty Commodities ApS and Kahl GmbH & Co.KG (Kahlwax Limited) and with financial support from the Danida Market Development Partnerships (DMDP) is implementing the Market-Oriented Rural Enterprise for Honey (MORE-HONEY) project in Uganda. The MORE-HONEY project promotes the development of an equitable honey value chain through working with 2,000 farmers in the four districts of Kitgum and Lamwo in the East Acholi region and Amudat and Nakapiripirit in the Southern Karamoja sub region. The project contributes to market development and promotes economic growth and employment. Self Help Africa Uganda urgently seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following position in the MORE-HONEY project
MARKET DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (Based in Nakapiripirit) .

Under the overall supervision of the Market Development Manager (MDM), the Market Development Officer (MDO) is responsible for ensuring the direct planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of DMDP Project activities with beneficiaries and other stakeholders. This includes: project participants identification (including refugees), setting of aggregation hubs, facilitating market linkages; helping farmers attract decent prices for their produce through value-addition; training and mentorship of honey enterprises to respond to new and expanding market opportunities; supervision of Community Based Trainers; and, coordinating activities with different stakeholders (e.g. Community Based Organisations, private sectors actors, local authorities etc).

Key areas of responsibilities include:
• Facilitate activity planning and implementation of plans with beneficiaries
• Liaison and linkage with key private sector actors and processors/off takers, government officials, local businesses, CBOs and other service providers within the project area;
• Supporting institutional and business development for smallholder farmers and/or farmer groups;
• Mainstreaming Gender and Nutrition in project activities
• Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

The Job Description for this position and Application Form can be downloaded at

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure

Qualified candidates should send a completed application form by E-mail as follows: . Please type “Market Development Officer” - [your name]” in the subject line of the e-mail.
The closing date for receiving the documentation is not later than Close of Business on Friday 5th February 5:00PM, 2021
Please do not send certificates at this stage. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, kindly note that only short listed applications will be contacted.
Familiarity with the local context (language and culture) will be an added advantage
Self Help Africa is an equal opportunities employer
Self Help Africa is completely against fraud, bribery and corruption. Self Help Africa does not ask for money for bids. If approached for money or other favours, or if you have any suspicions of attempted fraud, bribery or corruption please report this at Please provide as much detail as possible with any reports.