ULGA Career Jobs – Business Development Manager

Job Title:      Business Development Manager
Organization: Uganda Local
Governments’ Association (ULGA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary
General
About US:
The Uganda
Local Governments’ Association (ULGA) is an Association for Local Governments
in Uganda that was formed in 1994 with the mandate to unite Local Governments,
and provide them with a forum through which to come together and give each
other support and guidance to make common positions on key issues that affect
Local Governance. ULGA carries out this mandate through lobbying, advocacy and
representation of Local Governments at local, National and International fora.
Its ultimate goal is to promote and build Democratic and Accountable Local
Governments capable of delivering Efficient and Sustainable Public Services to
the people of Uganda. Our current strategic focus is in the areas of lobbying
and advocacy; institutional strengthening; increasing services to members and
facilitating local economic development.
Job Summary: The Business
Development Manager will develop and implement frameworks and approaches to
analyse, attract and grow business opportunities for LGCG in line with LGCG
strategy and LGCG policy guidelines
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Develop, implement and account for the outputs of the LGCG strategy, and annual
plans:
·        
Implement and further develop LGCG’s vision,
mission, philosophy and principles in Uganda in line with agreed LGCG
strategies and organisational priorities
·        
The incumbent will represent LGCG in a variety of
forums and maintain external relationships within a diverse range of
stakeholders in the sector including national government, key national and
international NGOs, donors, academic, social movements, CBO’s, media and other
relevant institutions in Uganda
·        
Significantly contribute to LGCG’s development as a
leading consulting entity in local government in Uganda.
·        
Manage the publicity initiatives for LGCG through
the development of an independent LGCG website, promotion of LGCG services
through various forums and attraction of clients to LGCG services.
·        
Set the strategic agenda for LGCG and develop,
implement/ account for the annual plans and performance of LGCG
2.
Build and pursue high level and detailed business cases for key opportunities
and make recommendations of findings to the ULGA Secretary General:
·        
Develop and implement mechanisms for identifying and
tracking opportunities for consulting business for LGCG
·        
Create innovations and research new opportunities
(from one’s experience and exposure) and develop concepts for implementation
·        
Explore Public Private Partnerships that LGCG can
leverage to acquire consulting projects or resources for implementation of LGCG
programs
·        
Seek and recommend to management partnerships with
training institutions through which their capability could be leveraged to
deliver quality (paid or unpaid) consulting services to ULGA members
3.
Lead, supervise and participate in the implementation of LGCG’s consulting and
other program activities in line with the ULGA training plan/ calendar:
·        
Develop consulting or funding proposals for various
identified business / innovative or consulting assignments
·        
Identify and bid for the provision of LGCG services
amongst LGs in and outside Uganda
·        
Develop and prepare various consulting
products/packages in liaison with the ULGA team for paid services under LGCG
·        
Report on the performance of the LGCG in line with
according to the annual LGCG plan and reporting guidelines
4.
Set up and supervise the LGCG staff and consulting teams in line with LGCG HR
guidelines as well as Consulting project documents:
·        
Develop and maintain a robust consultants register
for LGCG (preferably online)
·        
Set up an enabling environment to encourage staff /
consultant productivity, innovation and performance (e.g. facilities,
equipment, duty facilitation, team building, reward and recognition etc.)
·        
Set, agree and document performance objectives with
staff and consultants in line with project objectives and the LGCH HR Policy.
·        
Participate in the development and implementation of
LGCG growth and improvement projects or initiatives in line with assignments/
instructions from the line manager
·        
Regularly review staff / consultant performance and
competence, recommending areas for improvement and approving relevant training
and development initiatives
·        
Provide coaching and mentoring for staff /
consultants as well as set up frameworks for their coaching and growth
5.
Oversee the management of LGCG’s financial and other resources in line with the
LGCG Finance policy:
·        
Oversee the prudent management of LGCGs finances by
taking charge and accounting for the LGCG finances
·        
Set up and implement policy frameworks for the
management of LGCG’s resources (HR Policy, Finance Policy, IT Policy, Admin
Policy, Communications etc)
·        
Take responsibility for the overall financial and
programmatic growth of LGCG in line with the LGCG strategy
·        
Ensure operational efficiency in the day-to-day LGCG
operations in line with various LGCG policies
·        
Prepare and submit periodic reports
(monthly/quarterly) and publications (weekly on the LGCG website) on the
performance of the LGCG
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the Business Development Manager vacancy should preferably hold a Degree in Business Administration,
Engineering, Public Administration Economics, Development Studies, social
sciences or any other relevant qualification. Possession of a Master’s Degree is
mandatory
·        
A minimum of three to five years’ experience working
in a business or consulting environment
·        
Past experience writing consulting bids and prospecting
for business
·        
Knowledge of writing technical and financial
proposals / bidding for business
·        
Consulting skills
·        
Skilled and knowledgeable in Qualitative &
Quantitative analysis of data
·        
Training of Master Trainers or Training of Trainers
·        
Working knowledge of setting up and growing a
business
·        
Good planning & budgeting skills
·        
Good report writing skills
·        
Good presentation skills
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Analysis and interpretation of issues
·        
Project proposal development
·        
Financial Management skills
·        
People management skills
·        
Computer literacy skills i.e. Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Outlook.
·        
Strategic and Analytical thinking skills
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Good team ethic
·        
Good networking and negotiation skills
·        
Good problem solving, judgment and decision making
skills
·        
Creativity, Self drive
·        
High degree of innovation
·        
Leadership ability and skills
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Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
·        
Customer service and team building;
·        
Group dynamics and facilitation;
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Ability to run an organization independently
NB: This is a re-advertisement so those who applied for these jobs in November 2015 don’t need to apply again.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a filled application form, Download Here, and send it to: ulgajobs@gmail.com
Deadline: 11th January 2016

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