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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

National Adviser for Business Development in Rwanda/Uganda Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
National Adviser for Business Development in Rwanda/Uganda 

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Deadline of this Job:
2nd December 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

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

"Creating Perspectives: Business for Development, East Africa" is a joint Initiative by Federal German Ministry for Cooperation and Development (BMZ) the Federation of German industry (BDl), and the East African Community (EAC). The program is carried out by GIZ and the East African Business Council (EABC) and its member organizations. The program pursues to increase productivity, competitiveness, and innovation in primarily small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in countries of the East African Community through private sector development. Main responsibility for the adviser is the implementation of activities of the program in Uganda and Rwanda.
The program runs activities in all Partner States of the East African Community (EAC) with the objective to support job creation by up scaling business models and improving the economic perspectives for SMEs in East Africa.
GloBe Project Creating Perspectives is now recruiting a ‘country adviser‘ tor the chapters of the program in Rwanda and Uganda with a strong background in business development for SMEs and working with business membership organizations.
Job title : National Adviser for Business Development in Rwanda/Uganda
GloBe Project: Creating Perspectives)-Business for Development
Report to : Program Manager
Duty Station : Kampala
Ref. No : GIZ- CPCP1118
A. Key Responsibilities
The Adviser will be responsible for;
  •  Managing activities of the program "Creating Perspectives: Business for Development" in Uganda and Rwanda
  •  Ensuring service delivery for involved companies‘ stakeholders and partners in both countries and the programs network in Germany
  •  Innovation and knowledge management together with the team and EABC, Federation of German Industries (EDI) and its members.
B. Specific Tasks
Advising the partner institution(s]
  •  Assists partners and program team in selection off maintaining relations with companies participating in the program
  •  Analyses and advises the companies chosen from the country chapters together with the team of consultants and staff of affiliated business associations
  •  Develops an implementation plan for each selected company and/or cluster together with consultants and the program manager
  •  Organizes trainings, workshops and other events of the program that take place in Kampala, Kigali
  •  Regularly gives feedback on the experiences and results and suggests necessary changes.
  •  Handling the administration with GIZ Offices in both countries.
Networking and cooperation
  •  Supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners of the program
  •  Assists with PR and communication work
  •  Applying digital solutions for performing the tasks in the region
  •  Cooperates with individuals from public and private sector in the program environment and with other stakeholders in related fields.
Knowledge management
  •  Ensures knowledge transfer to colleagues especially towards the knowledge management of the program
  •  Draws up reports and presentation documents
  •  Prepares appropriate input for various program reports including annual reports and contributes to the other reports required by the program manager and GIZ Head Office assists with research activities and studies on political issues.
Coordination tasks
  •  Assists with general program planning and develops program concepts including preparation, organization and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation.
  •  Coordinates relevant program activities at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organizational aspects
  •  Compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments; addressing new ideas
  •  Handles order management on behalf of GIZ (e.g. offer preparation, impact monitoring, project progress review, reporting).
    Other duties additional tasks
  •  Performs other duties and tasks at the request by the Program Manager, located in Arusha.
C. Required qualifications, competencies and experience
  •  Masters
  •  MSc in Economics, Commerce, Entrepreneurship or other related field from a recognized University.
  •  MBA is an asset
Professional experience
  •  At least 5 years professional experience in a comparable position, preferably from business consulting associations and for experience from a private sector company with SMEs is an added advantage.
Other knowledge, additional competences
  •  Working experience with the private sector companies (SMEs)
  •  Experience with SME Finance
  •  Good working knowledge of ICT {related software, phone, email, the internet} and computer applications {e.g. MS Office}.
  •  Working knowledge about GIZ, German Development Cooperation and EAC; SME finance accountability
  •  Performance result orientation in building capacity of enterprises is paramount
  •  Very good knowledge of written and spoken English, knowledge of Kinyarwanda, French would be an added advantage.
  •  Excellent interpersonal communication skills and strong intercultural competencies.
  •  High degree of self-motivation, organizational skills, events training management and team spirit.
  •  Attitude: self-land sales-driven, ability to work in a decentralized team, diplomatic
  •  Willingness to up skill as required by the tasks to be performed.

Job application procedure
All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their application and CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, DTB Centre, Kampala Road, P. 0. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda by email:
; Tel: +256 414 231204/6. Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 2nd December 2018. Please note; This is a national position.
Application and CV should be in one document. No other attachments are required at this stage. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.