UNHCR Program Jobs – Enterprise Development Officer at Action Africa Help International (AAH)

Organisation: Action
Africa Help International (AAH)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Kyangwali, Hoima, Uganda
Livelihood Coordinator
In 1996,
Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa Hilfe e. V (AAH)
and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders in 2003 moved the
organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with refugees, host
communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in Kenya, Uganda,
Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of sectors that seek
to bridge relief to development.
UNHCR Project:
Action Africa
Help Uganda (AAH Uganda) has been receiving funding from the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to implement programmes in the Districts
of Hoima (Kyangwali Refugee Settlement), Adjumani District and Kampala.
The Enterprise Development Officer will support the refugee communities to
lessen dependency on humanitarian aid and diversify their livelihoods through
imparting business skills and identifying complementary and/or alternative
livelihood opportunities to farming-based livelihoods.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Generate a mapping of business sectors that the
refugees are engaged in and develop plans to improve those businesses
Develop capacity building plans and training
materials to train identified youth and women in business literacy and
Plan and deliver the vocational training schemes,
linked to the market demand, particularly targeting youth and women for gainful
and self-employment
Identify and promote market opportunities for
skills and products for the refugee communities, both within the Settlement and
other commercial hubs outside the Settlement.
Build and strengthen working relationships with
key local refugee stakeholders who have been particularly successful in developing
income-generating livelihood initiatives and work with them to up-scale or
replicate the initiatives
Promote the use of ICT as a non-traditional way of
enhancing refugees’ economic activities.
Facilitate the formation and capacity building of
VSLAs and SACCOs as viable business operating units and capacity building
Participate in research, facilitating learning and
documentation of promising or best practices
Actively participate in Sector planning/reviews,
budgeting and cultivate a synergistic working relationship with other Programme
Prepare and submit timely weekly updates and
monthly reports to the Supervisor.
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant for the UNHCR AAH Enterprise
Development Officer employment vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Business Administration, Agribusiness, Entrepreneurship or Economics.
At least three years’ experience working with
youth and women groups to develop their skills in small business management.
Previous experience of proposal writing, log-frame
development and donor reporting.
Proven ability to train and mobilise communities.
Strong project management experience and
familiarity with Uganda’s agriculture and natural resources systems
Ability to conduct situational analysis and write
concept notes and project proposals
Ability to build capacity, develop others and work
across programme sectors
Excellent analytical skills and fluent writing
Excellent IT skills including strong knowledge of
MS Word applications
Excellent communications, interpersonal and
training skills and track record of building/developing cohesive teams.
Ability to ride motorcycle, with a valid rider
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (together
with an updated (CV) with at least three referees with their telephone contacts
via E-mail only to  recruitug@actionafricahelp.org  addressed to:
Resource Officer,
Action Africa
Help Uganda,
Plot 72
Ntinda Road, P.O. Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
Please clearly mark in the email subject line the job title of the position
applied for.  Only those selected for the
interviews will be contacted.
20th January 2016
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