Team Leader Northern Region Career Opportunity – TechnoServe

Organisation: TechnoServe
Project Name: Strengthening
Rural Youth Development through Enterprise Program (STRYDE)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: STRYDE Program
Manager
About US:
TechnoServe works
with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms,
businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops
business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and
markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking
men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth
for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven
results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.      
About STRYDE Project:
TechnoServe is
implementing the second phase of Strengthening Rural Youth Development through
Enterprise Program (STRYDE), a regional youth enterprise development program
designed to enable 48,000 rural youth aged 18 to 30 in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda
and Tanzania, have a more successful transition into economically independent
adulthood, increasing their opportunity, ability and motivation to engage in
income-generating activities. The overall goal of the program is to sustainably
improve the livelihoods of rural youth and their households, ultimately helping
them to become active contributors and financially independent members of
society.
Job Summary:  The Team Leader will provide leadership in
implementation of the STRYDE program in the Northern Region – covering 4
districts of Amuru, Arua, Gulu and Lira and ensure that the quality of training
and aftercare activities in the region are of the expected high quality and
standard. The incumbent will be responsible for timely and effective
implementation of project activities and achievement of a portion of the
project’s goal to train 13,000 rural youth to increase their productive
economic engagement in the region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Regional Coordination & Personnel Management:
·        
Manage and support a team of 2 (two) Lead Business
Advisers (LBAs)
·        
Oversee effective work planning and supervision of
the training and aftercare activities in the region
·        
Take overall leadership in development of a clear
strategy and delivery of effective aftercare support to the youth in each cohort,
with special emphasis on agriculture and related businesses
·        
Work in liaison with program staff to identify
technical assistance needs at the regional youth level and support the LBAs to
deliver effective business advisory support to the youths
businesses in the region
·        
Provide structured support to business development
service providers and effective linkage of growing youth businesses to
off-takers and other large and successful businesses within and outside the
program operational area
·        
Work closely with the LBAs prepare and send accurate
and timely weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to the
Program Manager for client businesses supported in the North.
·        
Steer the LBAs in the coordination and
implementation of aftercare activities with project beneficiaries, including;
recruitment and support of BPC judges, mentors, consultants and other service
providers
·        
Actively monitor the quality of services provided to
youth by BDS providers, financiers and other partners in the course of delivering
aftercare in the region
·        
Regularly monitor the businesses or business plans
of high performing youth businesses in the region to ensure adequate support
services are available and the business continues to be viable
·        
Support the Country Partnership Manager (CPM) in
supervising the activities of partner VTIs in the Region whenever necessary
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a degree
in any of the following areas: Business, 
 Commerce, Economics, Agricultural Economics,
Agricultural Business Management or any related studies
·        
At least four years’ relevant experience in business
advisory, entrepreneurship, youth programming and/or agricultural value chain
programs
·        
Significant experience in managing field teams
working remotely is required
·        
Ability to solve problems and generate innovative
solutions in work situations
·        
Proven ability to work independently required
·        
Willingness to be based in the region with extensive
travel across all the program areas.
·        
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
·        
Ability to effectively leverage the dynamics of
creative teams.
·        
Show commitment to innovation, learning, and timely
results.
·        
Good problem solving skills
·        
Passionate about success
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates may apply via email only to the Human Resources Manager at
ug-jobs@tns.org with the position title in the subject line of your email and
on the application letter. Please submit a resume, cover letter, salary history
and the names of three professional references (ideally former supervisors).
Deadline: Friday, 16th October,
2015

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