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Market Analyst -- Grow Liberia   Job Details


Grow is a 5 year SIDA funded programme, based on the ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor’ (M4P) approach. The programme was developed as part as one of two primary areas of Swedish Government co-operation with Liberia to support Agricultural Development and Business including Regional and International Trade. The programme seeks to contribute to sustainable peace and poverty reduction through inclusive and integrated economic development in Liberia.


Position Description


The Market Analyst will report to and work directly with the Director of Results Management with additional responsibilities managed by the Director of Partnerships and New Business as needed. Incumbent will play a dual role that covers determination of value for money in Grow’s interventions from conception to evaluation. He/She, in close collaboration with the additional Market Analysts and Business Analyst, will oversee the systems and processes for generating data needed to effectively design interventions, analyze new business for value for money, improve implementation models, and demonstrate program results. The role will require technical skills in data and business modelling and analytics, comfort using diverse software platforms, and strong critical thinking skills to drive the development of effective data-based program strategies. 

Specific Functions

The Market Analyst, working directly with the Director of Results Management and additional Market Analysts will be responsible for:

·         Developing and supporting the development of detailed impact projections for new and altered interventions, in close collaboration with additional Market Analysts

·         Working closely with partners, Portfolio Managers, and the MRM team to develop relevant templates, forms, and other data systems for partners to improve their business capacities and contribute data to the Grow MRM system

·         Providing capacity building as needed to specific partners in adopting improved systems for record keeping and monitoring

·         Developing and/or converting relevant data collection tools such as surveys into platforms for mobile data collection

·         Developing data entry and analysis templates for internal purposes as well as Grow partners

·         Supporting the Director of Results management in the organization and aggregation of key indicators

·         Leading and conducting the analysis of program data using Microsoft Excel and other statistical software packages as necessary, including data cleaning

·         Understanding the logic of intervention results chains and developing indicators and measurement plans as needed to measure against those results chains

·         Providing key insights from analysis of internal and external data and analysis to inform ongoing delivery of interventions and the development of new intervention strategies

·         Providing ongoing capacity development support to Market Analysts and Intervention Managers in conducting and understanding data analysis (including data organization, management, and analysis functions)


·         Preparing reports as needed to support internal decision making meetings, communication with stakeholders and partners, and reporting to donors



·         A minimum of 5 years of experience working in data analytics, database development, and/or finance

·         A minimum of a first degree in business, agricultural economics, international development and/or economics or related field;

·         Experience in setting up, developing and managing information management systems in private sector development or market development;

·         Ability to translate ideas into analytical models and communicate results from data into meaningful strategy

·         Flexibility to work across a range of different sectors and across different work streams and synthesizing the outputs to address the value for money imperatives of the programme;

·         Ability to learn and use new software packages, database systems, and reporting structures

·         Excellent skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Visio, and Word)

·         Ability to train others in the use of data systems and software packages

·         Ability to travel extensively in Liberia including use of a motorbike where vehicle access is a challenge;

·         Creativity, energy and non-traditional development thinking capacity


·         Demonstrated experience in market system analysis and research


Please send CV and cover letter to Cleopatra Johnson (Cleopatra.Johnson@growliberia.com

Job Category:   Research/Analysis
Job Type:   Contract/Temp
Job Location:   Montserrado
Job Posted:   Jun 12, 2014
Job Expires:   Jun 23, 2014
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