Market Systems Advisor

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic individual to support our global Agriculture programme to drive Practical Action’s strategy in the use of participatory market systems development (PMSD) across the organisation and support our teams across the world to make it a reality. You will be responsible for building capacity among regional and country office staff to lead the development of market systems that are inclusive and environmentally sustainable.

You will provide leadership and technical advice to strengthen our use of market systems development across the organisation by developing and updating relevant tools and guidance, and facilitating learning and training for teams across our regional and country offices (RCOs).

In addition you will coordinate a ‘Markets Community of Practice’, an internal platform designed to build capability across the organisation, facilitate networking and embed learning.

This role would be the ideal opportunity for an experienced professional with commensurate experience, e.g. assignment overseas, or a post with a private-sector organisation that is relevant to this post.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

This is a global role, and therefore this role has the possibility of being based in any of the countries where Practical Action operates and has an employing entity. This role is however being advertised in the UK, Bangladesh, Peru, Nepal, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

The post-holder will be required to have the relevant Right to Work for the country which they are applying and the terms of conditions of employment will be in accordance with that country.

About us

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

Practical Action believe that having a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture based on respect will enable us to be an effective organisation. We seek to create an inclusive workplace in which people are accepted as individuals, regardless of their differences and where they feel their contribution is valued. We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 6th February 2022

Interview Process:

First round of interviews to be conducted in the week commencing 14th February 2022

If needed, second round of interviews to be conducted in the week of 21st February 2022

Assessment task TBC.

HOW TO APPLY 

If you want to work for a charity with significant people ambitions, then we would like to hear from you. To apply go to Practicalaction.org/jobs to view the full recruitment pack. Please submit a copy of your CV and a supporting statement that describes your suitability for the role to recruitment@practicalaction.org.uk