Manager Business Services and Collaboration Career Opportunity – Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC)




Organisation: Microfinance
Support Centre Limited (MSC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director BDS
and Corporate Affairs
About MSC:
The
Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC) is a linchpin of Government of Uganda
(GOU) micro
credit programmes under the Rural Financial Services Strategy. MSC facilitates
access to affordable, sustainable and convenient financial and Business
Development services to active and productive Ugandans. MSC Ltd supports
legally established entities engaged in the value chain namely; production,
value addition and marketing enterprises. MSC offers affordable credit through
its network of 13 regional offices spread throughout the country. It has so far
served clients in 110 districts in Uganda. It gives priority financing to
support the agricultural production value chain namely; production, value
addition and marketing.  Besides credit,
MSC provides capacity building to its clients including SACCOs, Cooperative
Unions, MFIs and SMEs to enable them manage their organizations sustainably.
Job Summary: The Manager
Business Services and Collaboration will be responsible for Business
Development Services to clients and Collaboration network of the Company to
foster access & proper utilization of MSC services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will initiate policies, procedures and
guidelines for accessing business Development Services to clients and provide
collaboration efforts to the Company.
·        
Build and maintain strategic linkages and create
synergies among stakeholders to support production and value addition.
·        
Coordinate and monitor activities under the
collaboration framework to avoid duplication of roles and resources.
·        
Identify possible sources of funds through
networking with government, development partners, collaborating agencies, and
money markets.
·        
Work closely with Head of Department to plan and
develop appropriate products for MSC through Market research and innovations.
·        
Mobilize communities to access products and services
offered by MSC in partnership with the collaborating agencies.
·        
Drafting and ensuring adequate implementation of work
plans and budgets for the BDS and Collaboration functions.
·        
Initiate, coordinate and facilitate periodic
institutional appraisals, for purposes of providing business development
services through designing & implementing the institutional development
interventions for the clients.
·        
Evaluate the relevance and the content of the
training material of the trainees and appropriateness of the delivery methods
employed by the training service providers.
·        
Plan and coordinate the delivery of appropriate
training for the potential and existing clients.
·        
Responsible for developing and implementing an information
system for collaboration framework.
·        
Manage the performance of the employees.
Key Performance Indicators:
·        
Organisational strategic linkages and synergies
among stakeholders.
·        
Increased funding from donor agencies and
Government.
·        
Compliance to MSC procedures and guidelines amongst
clients.
·        
Information system across stakeholders
·        
Utilisation of MSC services across the regions.
·        
Management, performance and development of all staff
reporting to the position
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Degree
(Honours) in any of the following: Economics, Business Administration or
Community Development, Mass Communication, Rural Development, Social Sciences,
Business Administration or any other business related field.
·        
Possession of a post graduate diploma in the
business related field is a must.
·        
Possession of a Master’s degree in relevant field is
an added advantage.
·        
At least five years’ experience in planning,
Microfinance management, organizing and conducting training, product
development innovations, resource mobilisation plus partnership and
collaboration efforts particularly in the field of finance service sector of
which two years should have been at middle level management.
·        
A certificate of managing training and development function
is an added advantage.
·        
Self driven with high sense of responsibility.
·        
Ability to meet deadline with minimal supervision.
·        
A creative, innovative, assertive and dynamic
personality.
·        
Computer literacy skills
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills
·        
Age: Between 30 – 45
years.
How to Apply:
If you believe
you have the necessary skills and experience, please send an application and
attach a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates indicate
your postal address, a daytime telephone contact and names of three referees to
the Executive Director using the address below. The applications in properly
sealed envelopes should be hand delivered to the address given below clearly
stating the job title applied for on the top right corner.
Address to:
The Executive
Director,
The
Microfinance Support Centre Limited,
Plot 46 Windsor
Crescent Avenue Kololo,
P.O. Box 33711,
Kampala. Uganda
Email to: msc@msc.co.ug
Deadline: 19th October, 2015

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