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Director (Operations and Business Development) Employment Opportunity – Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)




Organisation: Uganda Free
Zones Authority (UFZA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
Job Reference No: FZ/HRM/2/15
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 Director (Operations
and Business Development) will support the Authority through the stimulating and
leading key stakeholders in creating a competitive business environment, while
ensuring that Developers can implement their projects in the best conditions
and in a manner that suits their needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensure investors can secure necessary
authorizations, services, partners in a speedy and professional manner in order
to implement and operate their licensed/registered projects within Free Zones;
·        
Cultivate superior understanding of the needs of all
elements for the promotion of Free Zones in Uganda;
·        
Identify and present technical advice on the
declaration of any building or area of land in Uganda as a free zone;
·        
The incumbent will advocate for policies and analyse
the impact of policies made by the Government, multilateral institutions among
others on the Free Zones programme;
·        
Co-ordinate research and development activities and
sharing of information with other competent Authorities;
·        
Oversee the marketing of Free Zones opportunities in
Uganda;
·        
Actively monitor and supervise the activities of
Operators in Free Zones to ensure that their operations are within the approved
scope;
·        
Ensure the proper management of security within the
Free Zones;
·        
Prepare and submit the free zones annual report
accounting for all Free Zones activities;
·        
The incumbent will also design Master Plans for Free
Zones in Uganda and spearhead the process for obtaining Cadastral Maps for
proposed Free Zone sites;
·        
Actively promote and co-ordinate investment,
mobilisation of resources for developing Free Zones and the formulation of
market strategies:
·        
Guide the preparation of comprehensive operational
guidelines, Manuals and Regulations;
·        
Ensure environmental and social impact assessment is
done on proposed Free Zone sites;
·        
Develop, implement and maintain internal Free Zone
operating procedures;
·        
Coordinate the provision of infrastructure and
support services within Free Zones.
·        
Carry out any other duties assigned from time to
time by the Executive Director
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in Economics, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Project
Management, or any related field from a reputable University.
·        
Possession of an honours Bachelor’s degree in
Economics, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning or a
related field.
·        
The applicant should preferably be registered with a
professional body
·        
At least seven years’ experience in a managerial position
with a reputable organisation;
·        
Good project planning and management skills
·        
Previous exposure and experience in the business
application of import/export regulations and the ability to identify and solve
significant Customs issues;.
·        
Skills in writing proposals and grant applications
to solicit funds from various development partners to support the Activities of
the Authority;
·        
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;
·        
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
·        
Ability to develop strong internal and external
working relationships at all levels;
·        
Good team building skills;
·        
Self-motivation and capability to work under tight
deadlines in a competitive environment
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills
·        
Excellent communication skills
·        
Impeccable level of integrity
·        
Keen attention to detail;
·        
Age: Between 35 –
55 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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