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Partnership Manager Job at Technoserve - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Partnership Manager

Jobs at:
Technoserve

Deadline of this Job:
Wednesday, September 27th 2017

Duty Station:
Based in Gulu, with frequent travel across the Northern & Central Region (up to 50%)

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Job details:
Title: Partnership Manager
Reports to: Country Manager
Location: Based in Gulu, with frequent travel across the Northern & Central Region (up to 50%)
Duration: 2 years
TECHNOSERVE BACKGROUND
TechnoServe is an international, non-profit economic development organization founded in 1968 out of a conviction that a vibrant private sector is an essential foundation for economic growth and poverty reduction. TechnoServe undertakes targeted, catalytic technical assistance and other programming to increase the competitiveness of entrepreneurs, businesses and industries that in-turn provide sustainable employment, inclusion of the poor and increased incomes, TechnoServe operates In 30 developing countries with over 1,000 employees. A substantial portion of our work is in agriculture, enhancing farm productivity and quality and addressing gaps in processing and other agribusiness capacities. TechnoServe also undertakes structured programs to identify and support high potential entrepreneurs in various sectors through leadership mentoring networks, formalization support, access to capital and development of sustainable business services Such as accounting, finance, marketing and human resource management.
Program Description:
TechnoServe is implementing the second phase (August 2014 — July 2019) Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise Program TRYDE), a regional youth enterprise development program designed to able 48,000 rural youth aged 18 to 30 in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania, have a more successful transition into economically independent adulthood, increasing their opportunity, ability and motivation to engage income-generating activities. The overall goal o1 the program is to stainably improve the livelihoods oi rural youth and their households, ultimately helping them to become active contributors and financially independent members ot society. A key strategy of the program is to deliver indirect training to the youth through partner vocational Training institutions.
Position Description:
Provide management of the indirect training partners (Vocational Training institutions) and the after care component of the program in Uganda. The Partnership Manager will work closely with the Business Advisors and will be responsible for timely and effective implementation of the project's Sustain, Strengthen and Learn components and achievement of part of the project‘s goal to train 13,000 youth to increase their productive economic engagement in Uganda. S/he will be responsible for engagement and supervision of key program partners and monitoring of quality implementation by the partners.
Key roles and Responsibilities:
Partnership Management:
  • Responsible for developing systems and tools to methodically assess partner's needs, capabilities and develop standards tor their performance and ability to sustain the program
  • Keep the partners engaged through regular communication of the program's value propositions and provide tailored support in response to the needs/challenges of the individual private and government Vocational Training institution.
  • Design incentive packages to encourage sustainability of STRYDE training.
  • Establish a platform for regular information sharing; meetings, trainings and visit as needed to keep the partners abreast of developments in the program and the curriculum
  • Co-create work plans with partners, manage activity budgets, as well as supporting partner outreach to youth
  • Build partner's internal capacity to deliver trainings through ToT and refreshers.
  • Supervise and support partners to ensure the delivery of technical training packages is of high quality, is appropriate to the local context, and is effectively reaching participants
  • Maintain strong working relationships with indirect partners and relevant stakeholders in the youth space;
Aftercare Management:
  •  identify and engage suitable private and public sector partners who can provide opportunities for the youth such as; access to finance, employment, microfranchising and skills building.
  • Liaise with the various Business Advisors and Business Counsellors in the various regions to coordinate in opportunity identification at various levels and implementation of partner related activities at the county and sub-county levels
Required Skills & Experience:
  • A good degree in business or other relevant field is required
  • Minimum of three years‘ experience working with private sector in a role involved with multi-stakeholder engagement, client relations or other similar work
  • Entrepreneurial ability to design, package and promote new concepts desired
  • Willingness to be based in Gulu and travel to remote rural locations Extensively
Competencies
Financial and Resource Management: The ability to estimate, justify, and manage appropriate funding levels to support goal accomplishment. Managing Resources is about understanding human, financial, and operational resource issues to make decisions aimed at building and planning efficient project workflows, and at improving overall organizational performance.
Analysis, Research and Report writing: Experience in business planning and analysis, modeling for feasibility and execution. Able to analyze and express oneself clearly in business writing.
Donor/Partnership Management: identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one's area and other areas, teams, departments, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
Innovative Mindset: Curious inquiries, asks questions and seeks out information from multiple sources, learns from mistakes, sees change as an opportunity,
Job application procedure
lf you are interested and you meet the requirements , apply by Email only to the Human Resources Manager: ug-jobs@tns.orgs ; please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references with the position title placed in the subject line of your email and on the application letter All applications must be received by close of business Wednesday, September 27th. 2017. Please note that only short listed candidates shall be contacted.