UTB Job Vacancies – Product Development Officer

Organisation: Uganda
Tourism Board (UTB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Ref: PDO: 2/0126/2015
About UTB:
Uganda Tourism Board was
reconstituted in the Tourism Act 2008 to play a pertinent role in the
realization of promoting, and contributing the development of the tourism
sector both within and outside Uganda and to coordinate with the Ministry
responsible for tourism and private sector in the implementation of the
national tourism policy. Uganda Tourism Board is strengthening itself to
achieve its mission and vision within and outside Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry
    out regular market research to obtain information required to establish
    uniqueness, demand, viability, feasibility, marketability and information
    associated with potential products i.e. Conducts marketing analysis to
    develop product definitions. Constitute in consultation with senior
    management, all product development committees and ensures that such
    committees meet regularly as and when required
  • Works
    with tourism partners in the development and production of appropriate
    products and services.
  • Organize
    site visits for product committees in the design of product trails or
    circuits
  • Manage
    the construction of monuments and/or the development of sites associated
    with products preferably using a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Approach
  • Organize
    training of communities around sites to benefit from tourism through Tour
    Guiding or making souvenirs or packaging experience to be included in
    product itineraries.        
  • Actively
    coordinate the development of products and service offerings including
    packages, events and attractions;
  • Organize
    launch events for the developed products in their key target markets
  • Carry
    out research to evaluate product performance, and to update product
    information
  • Actively
    participate in overall product strategy, research and development
    requirements, development, and coordination for new and emerging products.
  • Coordinate
    product development, estimates of potential profits, and release to
    production.
  • Collaborate
    with PR and Communication to maintain adequate communication information
    and materials for the developed products
  • Perform
    any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism, Marketing,
    Business Development or any relevant field.
  • At
    least five to seven years’ experience in product development with a profit
    orientated hospitality industry.
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Possess
    excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven
    ability to work under limited supervision
  • Working
    knowledge of Uganda’s Current and Potential Tourism Offer
  • Knowledge
    of Uganda’s tourism and hospitality industry and excellent contacts and
    networking capabilities within the sector           
  • Knowledge
    of current affairs, political, social and business issues that relate to
    and affect tourism and the travel trade. 
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their applications to:
The Chief Executive Officer,
Uganda Tourism Board,
Plot 42 Windsor Crescent,
Kololo,
P.O. Box 7211, Kampala, Uganda,
Tel: +256 414 342197
Fax: +256 414 342188 Mob: +256
772 450 038 +256 701 047 819
Email to:
sasiimwe@tourismuganda.com
Deadline: Friday, 6th February, 2015.
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