World Bank Project Jobs – Business Advisor-Fisheries at Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Organization: Private
Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Project Name:
Competitive and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)
Funding Source: World
Bank
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: The Manager
Matching Grant Facility
About CEDP:
The Government of Uganda has
received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the Competitive
and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP). The project development objective
(PDO) is to improve the competitiveness of enterprises in Uganda through
supporting reforms in priority productive and service sectors geared towards a
better investment climate with particular focus on MSMEs.
The 5 year project comprises of
four major components and will be implemented by seven agencies. However, the
overall coordination of the Project will lie with the Private Sector Foundation
Uganda (PSFU) through a Project Coordination Unit (PCU).
About MGF:
Government of Uganda recognizes
the vital role that the private sector plays in the social economic development
of the country. In a bid to address some of the constraints facing the private
enterprises, Government has included a Matching Grant Facility (MGF) component
under CEDP that will be implemented by the PSFU. The MGF component of CEDP aims
at
  • Improving
    enterprise capacity by facilitating beneficiaries access to grants of up
    to 50% towards use of sector specific business development services (BDS)
    , building skills and improving quality standards at firm level.
  • Increasing
    the growth and competitiveness of the private sector in Uganda in order to
    maximize returns on products/services through value chain analysis.
The MGF will support
interventions in high-potential and sector specific sub-sectors including;
tourism, coffee, horticulture, grains and pulses, fisheries, edible oils, and
information communication technology (business process outsourcing).
Job Summary: The Business
Advisor – Fisheries will ensure the timely implementation of the matching grant
facility component of CEDP in accordance to the laid down guidelines and ensure
the highest level of honesty, integrity and transparency in processing grant
awards that are geared towards enhancing the productivity and competitiveness
of the enterprises. The selected candidates are expected to play a key role in
linking the facility to the ultimate beneficiaries. The major task under this
contract is to intensify support across the value chain for agro/service
related MSMEs through business advisory and support services; while targeting
sector specific business entities and encouraging them to utilize available
financial support mechanisms.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry
    out an in-depth study and analysis of identified key priority sectors and
    deliver a sector report and identify potential areas of intervention to
    strengthen the sector value chains.
  • Work
    with prospective clients to explain how the facility shall benefit them
    and eligibility criteria.
  • Conduct
    regular reviews and appraisal of grant application and recommend them for
    award of grants.
  • Offer
    private sector enterprises and associations with guidance in defining
    their business needs and help them determine the business support services
    that are most beneficial, practical and cost effective for their growth,
    but also those that will cause multiplier effects across the identified
    sector value chains.
  • Provide
    regular advice to the GM on progress of the facility activities and
    potential areas for facility improvement and promotion of the targeted
    sectors.
  • Critique
    the value chain processes and identify any gaps, critical success factors
    and mechanisms for upgrading the value chains.
  • In
    collaboration with the M&E Officer, identify key performance
    indicators for the facility and participate in collection of vital
    information for input to the results framework.
  • Evaluate
    and process client’s claims for reimbursement.
  • Actively
    participate in the Facility promotion activities.
  • Participate
    in preparation of work plan and procurement plan for the component
  • Produce
    quarterly reports on the MGF sector’s progress.
  • Conduct
    any such duties as shall be assigned from time to time by GM.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants must possess a Honors degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Possession
    of a master’s degree in relevant and related field and post graduate
    qualification will be an added advantage
  • Prior
    experience in fisheries value chain analysis and MSMEs support and have
    sufficient knowledge on the fisheries sector.
  • Demonstrated
    successful track record in granting experience of at least three years
    with donor funded programs.
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding and appreciation of private sector development
    issues in Uganda.
  • Strong
    and proven analytical skills to be supported by a sample of written
    reports.
  • Excellent
    computer skills including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Project and
    Power Point
  • Excellent
    writing and communication skills including making presentations and public
    speech.
  • Proven
    degree of integrity, versatility and clean record.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to deliver their application letters, updated curriculum vita and photocopies
of academic and professional certificates to the address below.
Please indicate the position
being applied for on top of the envelope.
The Project Coordinator,
Competitiveness and Enterprise
Development Project (CEDP)
Private Sector Foundation
Uganda (PSFU)
Plot 43, Nakasero Road,
P. O. Box 7683, Kampala-
Uganda.
Deadline: 1st September, 2014

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