NGO Vacancies – Private Sector Development Advisor at AMREF

Organization: AMREF
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Amref Health Africa is an International
NGO founded in Kenya in 1957. Our Headquarters are in Nairobi with major
programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two
regional hubs in Southern and Western Africa based in South Africa and Senegal
Respectively. Working with and through African communities, health systems and
governments, Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that prevents people
from accessing their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa is committed to
improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering
communities, our Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.
Job Summary: The Private Sector Development Advisor
will oversee the development of public-private partnership initiatives and
activities by exploring, implementing, and advocating for opportunities to
engage the private sector, public sector, and community groups and by creating
and improving economic opportunities, in Uganda. S/he will also provide
technical expertise on public-private partnership issues, such as the
development of strategies for outreach to the private sector. The PSDA will
technically support and mentor enterprises to utilize creative combinations of
the improved products and services with financial services to launch and scale
up offerings.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Build
a vibrant private sector for water/sanitation service delivery and indigenous
capacity, enhancing participation and encouraging accountability through
service delivery models which include realistic lifecycle costing, provision
for O&M, and transparency through the decentralization and empowerment of
communities and individuals.
·        
Develop
strategy and detailed implementation plan to mobilize private sector financing
through small loan guarantees including networking with micro-finance
institutions (MFI). Strengthen public private partnership and support the
development of commercial oriented strategies to ensure appropriate sanitation
services at schools and communities. Implement a range of best practice efforts
to develop and scale up market based sanitation products and services in
Uganda.
·        
Build
and engage key stakeholders in government, civil society and private sector to
develop a plan, focused on formulating necessary research and testing to
develop a national sanitation marketing strategy.
·        
Technically
support the WASH sector to develop a comprehensive understanding of the current
market conditions and segments, its trends and drivers and barriers to scale
services.
·        
Leverage
GoU financing, particularly seeking MoH and Ministry of Water, Environment and
Natural Resources commitment for contribution to rural sanitation and hygiene,
for potential cost sharing of activities and continuation after project
completion;
·        
Focus
on building strong institutions and improved counterpart capacity to
successfully implement (potentially including the capacity to respond to
changing contexts and emerging needs with adapted approaches,
·        
Develop
an explicit approach to utilize the private sector’s potential to invest in,
become more substantial actors, and provide WASH services;
·        
Create
a Demand-led, beneficiary driven, implementation of activities to demonstrate
commitment, ownership, and continuity of the program outcome.
·        
The
Private Sector Development Advisor will identify, assess, and recommend
potential private sector partners and partnership opportunities;
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
Private Sector Development Advisor should preferably hold a Master’s degree in
Business, Management, Economist, Finance or related field
·        
At
least ten years’ experience in the private sector or providing technical
assistance to improve private sector performance.
·        
Past
exposure and experience with WASH and private sector development Experience in
small and medium enterprise development and/or social marketing approaches in
support of such development;
·        
Demonstrated
ability to identify high-value partnerships with the private and public sector
stakeholders and to leverage private investment;
·        
Proven
ability to work collaboratively with, and lead negotiations and reach a
consensus among several private and public sector stakeholders;
·        
Ability
to work independently and effectively within tight deadlines;
·        
Past
exposure and experience designing capacity building events and facilitating
training sessions for a variety of audiences;
·        
Experience
working within Uganda;
·        
Track
record of effective liaison with Ugandan government officials and policy
makers.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to
send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover letter
addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref Health Africa in Uganda to:
jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 17th July, 2015 by 5
pm.
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