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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Business Relations Officer Job at Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ( ACCA ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Business Relations Officer 

Jobs at:
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ( ACCA ) 

Deadline of this Job:
23 November 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 12th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body with 503,000 students and 208,000 members in 179 countries. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
We are currently recruiting a qualified and experienced candidate to join our ACCA team in Uganda to fill the role of Business Relations Officer

The Business Relations Officer (BRO) is responsible for the delivery of business development initiatives and innovations targeting the private, public and corporate sector execution of the employers’ engagement strategy and the ACCA Uganda students’, affiliates’ and members’ development mandate, contributing to the ACCA vision of being No. 1 in developing the accountancy profession that the world needs

Key Responsibilities are:
  • Support the employer engagement strategy by identifying and engaging high value employers/key influences
  • Champion the ACCA cause of developing mutually beneficial partnerships/platforms for business growth.
  • Promote the ACCA qualification and other services/ products through presentations, face to face engagements with key stakeholders; employers, learning providers, universities and high schools identifying prospects and signing them up for products appropriate for their specific needs and contributing to the achievement of market targets.
  • Lead the conversion of ACCA trainees to membership by undertaking proactive initiatives to improve conversion; guiding and supporting affiliates meet the requirements of relevant work placements, mentorship and meeting their PER (Practical Experience Requirement).
  • Organise and support students’ and member events that contribute to their career development or continuous professional development.
  • Promote the ACCA professional insights and research - sharing it with the wider ACCA fraternity via social media and other digital platforms and by organising/ managing thought leadership events held jointly with collaborating partners.
  • Proactively promote the ACCA Approved Employer scheme to employers in all key economic sectors in Uganda, maintain a database of the approved employers ensuring that those meeting the benchmarks obtain the Approved Employer status.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Marketing or any related commercial qualification from a reputable and recognised university or college.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to work alongside different levels of employees across the organisation and effectively manage internal and external customers
  • Dynamic, ability to multi-task, work in a team, under pressure, with your own initiative and to close a sale
  • Demonstrate a proven track record of developing and implementing successful marketing initiatives and/or business plans within a defined budget and resources
  • Possess excellent spoken and written communication skills and with ability to present to high level stakeholders in a confident and mature manner
  • Analytical skills to distill information from available data to add value to marketing initiatives and preparing concise reports on research findings
  • Excellent working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships across a spectrum of stakeholders
  • Substantial experience in a business relationship/ development or marketing role gained in a customer focused environment and possess proven and effective long term relationships skills with a wide range of stakeholders
  • A genuine team player with a willingness to support colleagues during times of demand and readily contributing to the development of yourself and your colleagues.
  • Demonstrable experience of having dealt with customer complaints and being able to resolve such complaints within a short period
  • Keen user of social media
Job application procedure
ACCA is a preferred employer offering competitive and attractive salaries.
To apply, please forward a copy of your CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable and indicating your salary expectations to  quoting ‘Business Relations Officer Uganda’ in the subject line. The closing date for applications is 23 November 2018.