Applied Learning Officer Uganda Job at International Institute of Rural Reconstruction

Organization: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction
Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Review the current Applied Learning Strategy and come up with simple and clear plan with specific action for its implementation
·         Develop or strengthen the Business Development tools/methods and ensure their effective use for promoting IIRR products and services in Uganda and in the region
·         Work with IIRR communications team to effectively use the IIRR website and social media to effectively market IIRR products and services.
·         Work with Applied Learning teams to improve on our services for our client’s satisfaction. Lead or participate in Applied Learning assignments (based on competence) such as CMDRR, Climate Change Adaptation, IWM, PPM & E, Advocacy, etc
·         This position will involve developing responses to TORs, designing program materials, delivery of assignment and reporting.
·         Maintain effective external relations with partner agencies, national and government officials, media and general public
·         Secure adequate funding from Applied Learning to boost country program revenues
·         Ensure all Applied Learning reports are of high standard and submitted on time
·         Coordinate comprehensive and systematic documentation of lessons, best practices and ensure sharing the same for the promotion of IIRR
·         Supervise and guide the Applied Learning team in Uganda
·         Initiative customized trainings, technical consultancies, publications and study missions are stepped up.
·         Establish net work of alumni and IIRR friends to help in promoting the various services of IIRR.
·         Conduct periodic market survey (formal and informal) and Gather feedback to inform IIRR management to make necessary adjustments.
·         Set up marketing and promotion/involvement systems and recruitment targets with all program staff and monitor its implementation.
Essential Qualifications:
·         At Least a Bachelor’s Degree in development studies, or organizational Business development or any other related field of study.
·         A minimum of 3 years experience working in an international development NGO, with strong business development and management.
·         Skills in facilitation of adult learning
·         Proven management ability, including ability to motivate and develop skills of others.
·         Good networking and marketing skills
·         Ability to work under pressure and go the extra mile to meet required deadlines
·         Strong communication, problem solving and analytical skills
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
(The knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self education, prior experience, or on the job training)
Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
·         Excellent communication and report writing skills
·         Excellent business management skills
·         Strong analytical skills
·         Computer skills (MS Office, Publisher etc)
·         Good presentation and facilitation skills
·         Strong negotiation skills
Relevant Job Experience
·         At least three years relevant experience.
How to apply: 
Candidates should submit
a.      A letter of interest;
b.      Curriculum vitae;
c.       Contact information (telephone, email); and
d.      Three letters of references with address and contact email/phone numbers not later than 31st July 2012 to: recruitment@iirr.org with copies to: iirr@utlonline.co.ug, ugandaprogram@iirr.org
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