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Business Development and Communications Manager Job at Pathfinder International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Business Development and Communications Manager

Jobs at:
Pathfinder International

Deadline of this Job:
25th April 2019
Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 00256 , UG

Date Posted: 12th April 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full_Time , Currency: UGX , Value: 2000000 , Minimum: 1400000 , Maximum: 6000000 , Period: MONTH

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range oi quality health services-from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion service and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and through all our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.
Pathfinder seeks a highly motivated, competent and committed individual preferably a Ugandan national for the following position:
Position: Business Development and Communications Manager.

Job Roles and Responsibilities
• Responsible for leading the business development process for specific opportunities in Uganda.
• identify new business opportunities including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, products and services.
• Contribute to the development and production of proposals under the supervision of a proposal development manager, ensuring that proposals meet funder specifications and deadlines as well as Pathfinder's quality standards. This may include researching and creating drafts for proposal sections, assisting with development of standard proposal annexes such as past performance and staffing information, conducting research for upcoming anticipated, opportunities, and other required proposal development tasks.
• Coordination of Country Office in development sub-processes for smaller proposal development including recruitment and liaising with partners and consultants.
• Support development of technical leads, senior leadership, and business development staff; conduct research, initiate contact with relevant institutions, and prepare schedules and talking points.
• Develop informational and communications materials about Pathfinder international projects and work for sharing with donors, partners, and other external audiences.
• Monitor and share information from external sources of news, including political and security information critical to the organization's mission or programs
• Maintain accurate information about business development opportunities in internal databases; assist with analysis of business development data; and prepare relevant business development reports for Pathfinders senior leadership and country teams.
• Monitor, research, and share information about new opportunities, donor funding trends, and relevant country information from external sources of news.
• Support administrative and knowledge management functions of the Opportunity Development team.
• Represent Pathfinder international at different for a interactively to promote Pathfinder international Uganda image and reputation.
• Liaise with HO staff, field teams and prospective partners to coordinator technical input for funding proposals.
• Perform any other duties as assigned.

Academic qualifications:
• University degree in Business Management, Development, Communications, Media Studies, Public and/lnternational Relations, Social Sciences or related field; from a recognized University.
• A Master's degree in Communications or Knowledge Management will be an added advantage.

Professional Experience:
• At least 5 years‘ field-based professional experience in communications preferably in developing integrated health program activities including supervising integrated HiV/FPIRH/ASRH trainings and activities.
• Experience in proposal development including support and writing for various donors, particularly US Government, European Union, UN agencies, private foundations and corporations.
• Familiarity with intemational indicators and standard measurement tools in heaititllamily planning, MNCH, HIV/AIDS and other relevant technical areas with analytical and problem-solving expertise.
• identify public and private (for profitlnot for profit) partners that map against Pathfinder international Strategy and establish relationships for pre positioning in addition to having formal agreements with partners.
• Demonstrated experience working with community resource teams such as GSAs, support groups of PLHIV, Vi-lT s and community leaders and District Management and Administration teams,
• Experience in collection and use of data to inform decision-making, planning, and performance monitoring.
• Experience in working with various stakeholders including donors and local government agencies and partners.
• Familiar with USAID reporting, fluency in both written and spoken English and any local language.

Essential Skills and Competencies:
• Knowledge of international businesses‘ opportunities and services and be ethic to advise staff, clients, MoH, Communities and other stakeholders about em.
• Excellent oral/written communication skills and ability to communicate to both expend and lay audiences.
• Willingness to travel extensively within Uganda, work extended periods in the field and interact effectively with local communities and willingness to learn new approaches.
• Knowledge in data collection and analysis to yield protect reports.
• Ability to work with various stakeholders including donors and local Government and partners.
• Good analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
• level conceptual and strategic thinking as well as writing and editing
• Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-Point and applications and use of internet for research purposes.
• Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity.

Job application procedure
All applications should be submitted electronically to . Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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