Business Development Executive Career Job – Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)

Organisation: Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager (Operations and Business Development)
Job Reference No: FZ/HRM/4/15

About US:
The Uganda Free Zones Authority is mandated to establish, develop, manage, market, maintain, supervise, control and to provide for other related matters of Free Zones in Uganda, as outlined in section 13 sub-section 1 to 2 of the Free Zones Act, 2014.

Job Summary: The Business Development Executive will be in charge of promoting and coordinating investment, mobilisation of resources for developing the Free Zones and formulate market strategies.       

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         The incumbent will take lead in the identification and development of new business opportunities for development of industrial Free Zones;
·         Conduct feasibility studies on Free Zone establishments;
·         Develop and promote cluster strategies for priority sectors such as ICT/BPO, Agro-processing and Logistics;
·         Actively promote and market the Free Zones Programme, its products and services;
·         Build and strengthen working relationships with the relevant institutions, both locally and internationally;
·         In charge of sourcing of finances (private sector, development partners) for Free Zones projects and prepare appropriate proposals;
·         Formulate proposals for resource mobilization;
·         Keenly review business and project implementation plans;
·         Initiate PPP Joint Ventures for the management and maintenance function;
·         Perform any other duties assigned from time to time by the Manager (Operations and Business Development).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Project Management, or any related field. Possession of a Master’s Degree or postgraduate qualification in a related field is an added advantage.
·         A minimum of four years’ experience in a similar position in a reputable organisation.
·         Possess skills in writing proposals and grant applications to solicit funds from various development partners to support the Activities of the Authority
·         Excellent analytical and project management skills;
·         Good networking skills;
·         Excellent organizational skills;
·         Excellent communication and presentation skills;
·         Ability to work in a team;
·         Excellent computer skills;
·         Self-motivation and capability to work under tight deadline in a competitive environment
·         Excellent interpersonal skills;
·         High degree of integrity.      
·         Age: Between 25 - 35 years old

How to Apply: 
Al suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters quoting the reference number (Check top of advert) for the post applied for accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), names and addresses of three (3) referees (at least one of whom must be a current/former employer), photocopies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts. The complete application packages should be sent to:

The Manager (Human Resource and Administration),
Uganda Free Zones Authority,
6th Floor, Communications House,
Plot 1 Colville Street,
P.O. Box 37578, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: Thursday, 26th November, 2015

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